Best by Feature
Not all passengers have the same priorities. Some might prioritize arriving on-time at all costs, while others don’t mind a long trip, as long as there’s good Wi-Fi on board. Each of the features below is individually rated by passengers after their trip, so you can discover which companies rank highly in the categories most important to you.
Most Helpful Crew
They say Canadians are some of the world’s friendliest people, and the drivers and staff of The Canada Bus are no exception. If you want a warm greeting and helpful service to take your trip from ‘good’ to ‘amazing,’ count on The Canada Bus’ rock-star crew.
5. Burlington Trailways, Fullington Trailways, Vamoose & VIA Rail
Most Comfortable Seats
Your seat can make or break a long train or bus trip. Amtrak understood the assignment and equipped its trains with comfortable reclining seats with extra legroom (and power outlets to boot). Sitting two-by-two gives you extra space, and no one has to squeeze in a middle seat.
Best Value Service
Value service doesn’t just mean cheap – although it can. For this category, we asked Wanderu travelers how they would rate the overall value of the service for the amount of money they spent. The highest ratings went to The Canada Bus, whose Alberta service treats passengers right, and at the right price.
2. Concord Coach Lines & Southeastern Stages
5. Barons Bus & Go Buses
Best On-Time Performance
1. Martz Trailways & Concord Coach Lines
Every ground travel carrier strives to provide punctual service, and passengers’ ratings show which company was on-time the most often. The result: Martz Trailways tied for #1 Best On-Time Performance. Even though Martz Trailways operates from Pennsylvania to major travel hubs with some of the busiest traffic in the country, like New York and D.C., they provide reliably punctual service.
Concord Coach Lines serves New England routes that consistently follow schedules to depart and arrive right on time. Their punctuality earns them a tied #1 spot for Best On-Time Performance. When you have no time for delays, Concord Coach Lines can get you to your destination safely and speedily. That’s very good news, considering the carrier runs several routes to and from the busiest airport in the region.
3. Cold Shot Bus & Vamoose
Best Quality Vehicles / Train Cars
1. C&J Bus Lines & Concord Coach Lines
The quality of a bus includes many factors: squeaky clean seats (that preferably do not squeak), reliable power outlets, comfortable climate, and an overall outstanding vehicle condition. C&J, a New England-based carrier, prioritizes the cleanliness and comfort of their buses, and their commitment landed them tied in the top spot.
Concord Coach Lines knows that “good enough” just doesn’t cut it, so they maintain their buses to the highest standard of cleanliness. The quality and condition of their vehicles impressed busloads of passengers and earned Concord Coach Lines a spot tied for #1 Best Quality Vehicles.
It’s not the 2010s anymore, and Wi-Fi is now an expected amenity for any extended travel. The United States’ largest passenger rail system has entered the chat. Amtrak exceeds passengers’ Wi-Fi expectations, and the train carrier’s fast, reliable and easy-to-access internet connection earns it the gold medal as the provider with the best Wi-Fi.
2. Burlington Trailways & Concord Coach Lines
3. BestBus & Ontario Northland
4. Barons Bus & Sprinter Bus
Best COVID-19 Safety Measures
During a tumultuous year, these ground travel providers stepped up and created safety measures and procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Sanitized buses, enforced face mask usage, social distancing in stations, and more contribute to safer travel in the age of COVID. Passengers felt the safest on The Canada Bus, awarding this Alberta-based newcomer the #1 spot in the Best COVID-19 Safety Measures category.
4. Burlington Trailways & VIA Rail
5. Concord Coach Lines & Vamoose
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