5 Things You Should Always Pack for a Comfy Bus Ride

How to have a comfy bus ride
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Long bus rides can turn into a total nightmare if you don’t know how to prepare for them. Things you bring along can make or break your bus ride, and you should always make sure to have these five by your side.

Neck Pillow

If your bus ride is longer than two or three hours, neck pillows are a must. They’ll help you stay extra-comfortable, especially during long, overnight rides.


The lack of comfort won’t be the only thing preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep. Earplugs can come in handy if your fellow passengers get noisy in the middle of the night.

Sleeping Mask

If you can’t fall asleep with lights on, a sleeping mask will be your best friend during long bus rides. Even if you use the curtain to dim the outdoor lights, masks can come in handy when other passengers turn their lights on.

Extra Layers

No matter what time of the year you’re traveling, always expect that the bus will get cold overnight. That’s why you should always pack a blanket or extra layers of clothes.


Boredom can be the biggest problem you’ll be dealing with during long rides, so make sure to pack something that will keep you entertained, such as a book or headphones so you can listen to some music.