Holiday Travel Tips

It’s the Holiday travel season! Many people will be traveling home for the Holidays over the coming weeks. Here are a few tips and suggestions to help make your travel experience an enjoyable and relaxing one!

  • Schedule and book your trip early. The earlier you book your ticket, the better. Avoid the stress of waiting last minute and reserve your seat today. No hassle!
  • Purchase your tickets online. An easy and convenient way to reserve your seat with Maritime Bus, while reducing your travel day stress!
  • Get a head start by having an eticket or print your ticket at home. Having your ticket on your mobile device through online purchases or printing your ticket before arriving at the station will save time and prevent you from having to wait in line. Make sure to have your ID when you board the bus as well.
  • Remember, Tickets Are Date And Time Specific. This means you must travel on the schedule that you picked when you booked your tickets and this keeps us from overbooking the bus. Tickets can be altered and times switched, however a 15% service fee will apply to changes.
  • Driving to a local station? Be sure to have arrangements in place if you are driving to a local station. Ensure that someone will be picking up your vehicle or make it even easier and get dropped off.  
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes before your bus is scheduled to leave. Getting to the station early gives you plenty of time to tag and check your bags, and beat the rush during this extremely busy time of year.
  • Keep essential items on the bus with you. Instead of putting important items in the luggage you check (things like medications, important documents, the family heirlooms or the kids’ favorite toys) keep it with your carry-on bag. Just in case your checked bags get delayed please make sure to properly tag your bags both inside and out with your most recent contact information so we can get your things back to you as quickly as possible.
  • Check for weather delays. Sometimes the weather can be unpredictable, so customers should check to see if we’ve posted any service alerts at maritimebus.com or give us a call (1.800.575.1807) to see if weather delays have been posted before leaving for the station. And Don’t Forget, you can to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!
  • Bring a small travel pillow so you can rest comfortably.
  • Bring snacks and water. Whether you’re traveling 4 hours or 14 hours, you’re likely to get hungry and staying hydrated is a necessity.
  • Make sure your carry-on bags are packed light. Over-sized bags end up in the way and are a pain to carry up and down the aisles of the bus. Pack lightly and make sure you can fit your bag in the overhead compartment or under your seat comfortably.