For post-secondary students across B.C., it’s time to hit the books and head back to the lecture hall for the beginning of a new semester!
If you’re enrolled at a university or college that’s outside of Metro Vancouver, you’re used to having to drive between B.C. regions, whether it’s a few times a week or when heading home for the weekends. Sure, it can be an adventure, but the constant back and forth can be a pain in the neck as well.
If you’re heading to UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, or UBC or Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, using an intercity bus service like Ebus provides a safe, reliable, and easy alternative to travelling by car.
Here are some reasons why we recommend hopping aboard an Ebus when you’re heading to and from campus this school year.
CENTRAL LOCATION STOPS
Connecting Metro Vancouver with the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan, and the Southern Interior, Ebus will conveniently take you to the central parts of B.C. — including the university cities of Vancouver, Kelowna, and Kamloops.
The B.C. route includes pick up and drop off locations at Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station and by Guildford in Surrey, with stops in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Merritt, before the terminus destinations of the West Kelowna airport, Downtown Kelowna, and Kamloops (with a stop by Sahali Mall near Thompson Rivers University)
Photo: Thompson Rivers University.
FLEXIBLE ROUTE SCHEDULES
Ebus departs from Metro Vancouver twice a day in the early morning and early afternoon, with return trips from Kelowna and Kamloops back to Vancouver in the morning and afternoon hours.
This way, you can plan ahead and arrive back to campus with enough time to spare, eliminating that dreaded rush to class experience!
Ebus is also cost-effective and very student budget-friendly, with one-way refundable fares ranging between $50 to $80.
It’s no wonder that after students ride with Ebus, they never want to go back to using other modes of transportation again!
GOODBYE TO DRIVING STRESS
Driving on the highway is a fun journey at first, but after a few trips, you’ve probably had enough of being behind the wheel and just wait to sit back and relax until you get to your destination.
Ebus uses a fleet of safe, professionally-trained drivers who are on the roads every day. Plus, as the passenger, you don’t have to worry about things like parking passes and filling up on gas again!
Plus, Instead of being crammed in your vehicle for hours on end, you can recline on Ebus’ cozy, cushy, and adjustable seats with ample leg room and storage space.
A SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF TRAVEL
Compared to airplanes, trains, or cars, coach buses have the lowest carbon footprint in comparison to other vehicles. For every person who travels by bus instead of traveling alone in a car, CO2 emissions are reduced by 85%.
Ebus provides a green alternative by taking more cars off the road — in fact, one coach bus takes up to 52 cars off the road!
Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station. Photo: Ebus.
Knowing its an amenity for long journeys that can’t be missed, Ebus provides free internet access on board all of their coach buses, with power outlets on select buses. Connect to the wifi and you can pass the hours studying for your midterms, writing your term papers, or catching up on your Netflix shows.
Through their commitment to their Safely Clean program, you can trust that safety is the first priority when you travel with Ebus — from check in to boarding, and your experience onboard.
Their screening protocols and enhanced cleaning and sanitization practices ensure the safety and protection of passengers, staff, and the communities they operate in.
Plus, Ebus is leading the industry by introducing state of the art cleaning technology with the implementation of electrostatic sprayers between trips for a complete clean.
This fall, students can purchase a pack of four trips in advance and get a deal with Ebus’ Express 4 Packs. For bus tickets and schedules, visit myebus.ca.