Touring by bus is an effective possibility to save lots of on the ticket

printed on 25/01/2023 06:00

(credit score: Carlos Vieira/CB)

Many Brazilians select the bus after they journey, even for very lengthy journeys. In comparison with January 2022, when 105,000 passengers boarded the bus terminal in Brazil, the expectation for this month is 130,000 customers — a rise of virtually 24%, based on the area administration. Among the many causes are ticket costs, a lot decrease than airplane tickets, the drop in numbers from the covid-19 pandemic and the easing of restrictive measures.

The reporter was there Monday when the foyer was full of individuals saying their goodbyes simply minutes earlier than boarding. Along with being a less expensive different, some consider that it gives consolation and good occasions to relaxation. These necessities are important for retired Maria dos Reis, 77 years previous, who went to Lavras (MG) along with her three great-granddaughters and a great-great-granddaughter.

Earlier than dealing with the 12-hour drive, for a journey of 820km, the aged lady, who had beforehand traveled by airplane, stated it was price it. A two-way journey by bus on to the municipality prices R $ 300. By airplane, when you could have studied the worth, it would price R $ 2000 to Belo Horizonte. “Placing collectively the journey from Bosnia and Herzegovina to my metropolis isn’t price it. There’s a huge distinction. I choose to spend extra time and lower your expenses,” says Maria.

Janaína Pereira, 32, often goes to São Gotardo (MG) through the college holidays, collectively along with her husband, Dárcio da Silva, 40, and their kids Enzo, 9, and Maria Valentina, 6. “To journey by airplane, it’s a must to keep looking out watch app to discover a whole lot which is difficult. So it’s higher to decide on the bus, with an extended journey, however we lower your expenses”, analyzed the resident of Vicente Pires.

Janaína’s husband, Dárcio admits that he’s afraid of touring by airplane, though he prefers to spend much less cash on tickets and benefit from the journey longer. “The place I journey, often Minas Gerais and Goiás, I need not journey by airplane both. The draw back is the switch between cities, however I take heed to a variety of music on the best way to maintain me calm,” he reveals.

In line with the DeÔnibus gross sales web site, this month, in comparison with January 2022, there was additionally a 134% enhance in ticket gross sales at Rodoviária do Gama and 55% at Taguatinga.

Extra consolation

In January, the principle locations of Brazilians in January this 12 months are the cities of Goiânia (GO), São Paulo (SP), Belo Horizonte (MG), Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and Salvador (BA). For Bianca Sturlini, spokesperson for Socicam, concessionaire of the bus terminal in Brazil, the discount of restrictive measures and likewise the transmission of covid-19 are points which have contributed to the rise within the variety of interstate passengers. Folks plan journeys extra calmly. They usually have the sensation of an enchancment of the common transport, of a safer journey”, he factors out. “Individuals are capable of journey at a decrease price and need not plan as far prematurely as those that select the airplane,” he analyzed.

Bianca factors out that even common buses are handy. “The seat itself is extra snug and spacious than that of an airplane, which is slender. As well as, there may be upkeep and alter of drivers throughout journeys,” he notes. She additionally factors out that there are alternatives for this bus service that provide sights akin to Wi-Fi through the journey and companies on board. Some firms present a bed-bed and a massager within the armchair.

  • 01/23/2023 Credit score: Carlos Vieira/CB. Choice for touring by bus over airplane. Within the photograph, Darcio da Silva and Janaina Pereira with their kids.
    Carlos Vieira/CB

  • Maria dos Reis (L) stopped touring by airplane due to the tariffs
    Carlos Vieira/CB

Professionals and cons of touring by bus


– Tickets cheaper than airplane tickets

– Extra consolation within the seats (massager and mattress)

– Wifi

– Scanned buy and cargo (with QR code)

Unfavorable factors

– Lengthy journey

– Danger of accidents

– Extra stops alongside the best way

Value comparability

predominant locations

Sao Paulo

Bus: from 228 BRL to 576 BRL

Airplane: from 1.5 thousand BRL to six.5 thousand BRL

Belo Horizonte

Bus: from 396 BRL to 796 BRL

Airplane: from 1.9 thousand BRL to 4.5 thousand BRL

Rio de Janeiro

Bus: from BRL 780 to BRL 930

Airplane: from 1.6 thousand BRL to 4.6 thousand BRL


Bus: from R$1100 to R$1600

Airplane: from 1.3 thousand BRL to six.2 thousand BRL

*Common costs for round-trip tickets/January.
*Sources: Bus and Google Flights web sites

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