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Prepare for an overnight coach trip

Prepare for an overnight coach trip

There are a myriad of benefits to taking an overnight coach when you’re travelling. You’ll cover a great distance during the hours that you’d only otherwise be asleep, and thanks to the high standard of coaches that are available, you’ll arrive to your destination rested and ready to explore.

However, we appreciate that if you’ve never taken an overnight coach trip before then you might be a little apprehensive. To ease those nerves and help you get packing, we’ve put together a little guide to what we think you should take with you on your trip, in order to make it as comfortable as possible.


If you’re planning on getting some shut-eye while you’re travelling, then be prepared. Mayday Travel coaches are certainly comfortable, but we still advise that you bring along a neck pillow and a blanket – we’d also advise travelling in warm and comfy clothes.

TV and music

Vehicles such as Mayday Travel’s Starliner coach have TV screens, DVD players and CD players fitted in them, which are fantastic for during the day when everyone is happy to watch something together. However, if you’re travelling overnight and don’t want to disturb anyone then don’t forget a pair of headphones and your iPod or tablet device so you don’t wake any of your travel companions up.


If you’re planning on pulling an all-nighter to make a dent in The Lord of the Rings movies, then you need to make sure you’ve got snacks. Your driver may have rules about what food they’re happy for you to have on board, so check with them before you do your supermarket sweep.

Regardless of whether or not you’re staying up through the whole night or not, it’s essential that you keep well hydrated during your journey – and, don’t worry, there are toilets on board the bigger coaches so you won’t get caught short!

Do some work

Some people are energised in the evening and many do their best work during the wee hours. If you’re one of those people, then seize this opportunity to get some emails out of the way or work on that presentation! It’ll score you some serious brownie points if you’re travelling with work.

Mayday Travel coaches are designed with your comfort in mind, so there’s no need to be nervous about taking an overnight trip. Whether you’re looking to travel to the ferry overnight in order to get the early boat to France, or you want to maximise on your holiday time by travelling through the night, Mayday Travel will be able to provide a vehicle that will be right for you. To find out more about what we offer, get in touch with our team today.