Bus Travel

Are Buses Running? OurBus Intercity Bus Routes Available as of Sept 2020

In March, we suspended service on all intercity bus routes due to COVID-19. A lot has happened since then, even if you haven’t physically moved as much as you normally would during this amount of time. Then in April and May, we asked our customers when they wanted or needed to start traveling again and what would make it a comfortable ride. After hearing from thousands of people across the 100+ locations that OurBus provided service for pre-pandemic, we started…

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travel hacks for thanksgiving

Travel hacks for Thanksgiving!

  Roasted Turkey, cranberry sauce, oyster stew, creamed asparagus tips, pickles, snowflake potatoes, baked carrots, fruit salad… ok ok so I am not going to distract you with astounding and lips making thanksgiving menu, but that is what hovering over my mind from last few days. Ahh! I just can’t get over it. Well, next week wouldn’t be the same as this one, cheerful & smiling faces, parties, incredible dishes; get together would definitely be the reason for our occupancy.…

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Quarantining? OurBus offers discount hotel bookings for Cornell University Student quarantine

Update as on 8/12/20: online sales have ended but there is still availability. You must call the hotel and book over the phone, and ask for the OurBus group rate.   On July 30, 2020, Cornell University announced a mandatory 14-day Cornell University Student quarantine before coming to campus for  those traveling to Cornell from a state on the NY State COVID-19 Travel Advisory list of Restricted States. For Cornell University students coming from COVID-19 hot spot states, hotel rooms in…

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Where’s My Bus?

  OurBus’ Real-Time Bus Tracking Feature Gives Passengers and Loved Ones Peace of Mind A story inspired by OurBus Travelers One of the things my father explained to me when my wife and I were expecting the birth of my daughter was that there will be many milestones in the years to come. Some of them will be moments to look forward to, others will come sooner than you expect. We reached one of those milestones this past weekend when…

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Spending your vacations at home can be bliss!

  You will never hear anybody say that they don’t want to spend quality time at home especially vacations. The word home itself bring so many memories in the mind that the idea of spending time at home is like taking a pill of ecstasy. Some artists even quoted that, Home is a long, bear hug with someone you love. The line itself shows the intensity of emotions a person can share, so spending time at such a place is…

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Lessons Learned From A Japanese Train Company: A Customer-Centric Approach

  The news of a Japanese train company issuing a sincere apology. After one of its express trains left the station a whopping 20 seconds ahead of schedule. This left many in the U.S. and beyond in shock, awe and appreciation. Since Thanksgiving one of the busiest travel times of the season is almost here. Lets pause and reflect on what we, as transportation professionals, can learn from the Tokyo Metropolitan Intercity Railway Companys humble apology. All transportation companies should…

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Long commute? Don’t worry Ourbus aids your commuting health

  The reality of urban living is long commutes to colleges and to work. For all of us who live in NYC or DC, it is impossible to not commute long distances to find opportunities that we cherish. It is indeed a way of life and is here to stay. I sometimes wish I could be dropped off in a helicopter to my school like the Jetsons (cartoon show in 90s… yes, I am a 90s kid), but the reality…

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6 ways to spice up you winters- tips for Ourbus commuters!

Winter is here! And that certainly means both good things and bad. To start with, one can hole up in your blanket and binge-watch GoT episodes non-stop. And the lovely coats, scarves. Snow (the good kind, not the mucky kind). Then there are terrible things like shoveling the driveway, cleaning the roof of your car, blocked drains, bursting pipes and so on. But a little fun goes a long way in making the most of your winters in addition to…

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Squeeze in workouts in between long commutes with OurBus

We recently spoke of the importance of sleep for commuters to ensure that you stay healthy with the daily drudge. Today we will speak of Workouts. How is it possible to squeeze in workouts regularly and stay in shape and fit in spite of the realities of long commutes? Ourbus takes your wellbeing and health very seriously and thus in addition to making you commute easy, we also like to share health tips to ensure your healthy living. Routine goes…

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OurBus makes you stay sane even in the busiest hours.

  That tantalizing dream of traveling without stress has been for so long! Yes, according to the varied survey, people tend to be more in stress while traveling to their workplaces or even while going back as well. Much has been written and talked about. The ways to reduce stress while traveling but the output has been consistent with inflation in the stress rate. Be it stress related to professional or personal life, it hampers ones productivity and quality of…

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