Most people assume that it is better to ride a bus than renting a car just because it is cheaper. Yes, the bus is cheaper, but it has a price. In fact there are many things that you are forced to compromise by riding a bus rather than renting a car.
Here are some of the ways that makes renting a car with companies like Hertz better than riding a bus when going to another city:
1. You will enjoy privacy.
The very first thing you will lose when you ride a bus is the element of privacy. A bus holds about over 100 passengers. That many people inside a closed space will not be good for a person who cherishes his own privacy.
In a bus, people will intrude into your space repeatedly, making your trip stressful to say the least. When you get to your destination, you will be more tired than if you’ve just rented a car.
2. You can stop wherever you want to stop.
When travelling to another city that you haven’t been to before, you will encounter beautiful sceneries along the way. You might want to stop in such locations to enjoy the beautiful sights or maybe shot a picture or two.
But if you’re riding a bus, it would be presumptuous for you to ask the driver to stop so that you can take pictures. The other passengers will frown on you for just simply asking. However, if you have rented a car, you can stop in whatever place you wish to without anybody complaining.
3. You can stop whenever you want to stop.
With a rented car, you also can stop if you need to stop. For instance, if you feel like urinating while traveling, you can’t simply ask the driver to stop when the bus is out of nowhere.
4. You can go whenever you want to go.
A bus has a schedule to fulfill, and you must coordinate your schedule with the bus company’s schedule if you want to use it in travelling to another city. In other words, you are forced to go even if you don’t want to just so you won’t be left behind.
If you rent a car, you are the absolute master of your own schedule.
5. You can bring as many items as you want.
You can bring as many items that you want (just as long as they are reasonable) if you rent a car. There is a limited volume of things that you can bring along with you inside a bus. If the bus company does not impose this rule, the bus will be full of so many things that its passengers will even be more inconvenienced.
6. You can choose the type of car you want.
By renting a car, you will be able to choose the type of car you want to drive within your budget. You have very limited choice of the type of vehicle you will have if you choose to ride a bus.
7. You will be more comfortable in a car than in a bus.
Comfort is one of the things that mitigate stress and strain in travelling. If you are not comfortable in your ride, you will easily get tired. Definitely, the comfort level inside a car is much higher than the space inside a bus.
You can also play your own music in a car. In a bus, you are forced to listen to the kind of music the driver likes.