Tourists of the world are quickly turning towards booking everything online, from plane tickets, to hotels and tours. In Latin America, the options for booking bus and train tickets online are not widely available, but buying online has many advantages, even when it is not the most common alternative. Why buy tickets online? Here are our three top reasons.
No matter why you travel, or for how long, most travelers visiting South America are not only on a budget, they’re on a schedule. You have precious days at each destination, and every moment counts. Booking online helps you plan your trip for more time-efficiency. You don’t want to spend the little time you have in a city going to the Bus Terminal the day before you plan to travel, finding out if there are tickets available, buying the tickets (if they are available) and then going there again the next day to take your bus. When you buy online, you are guaranteed a seat on the bus, and you just need to arrive 30 minutes before, check your luggage and are set to go. No extra time. Plus, you can book your tickets online at your convenience, off business hours; studies show most people have more time to shop and do research online late at night or early in the morning. When you book online you access a 24 hour service.
Yes, when you buy online you pay a fee. But if you’re planning to travel in high season months (July-August, November-January) and you book online, you avoid the price hikes that are common to all bus and train companies and that can reach up to 50% or more. So buying online can end up saving you money, even after the fee, which is around 20% of the cost of the ticket. Plus, you get to pick your seats before anyone else with some bus companies. For example, when you buy through Tickets Bolivia, you have the option of writing us an email with your seat preferences, and these will be made known to the bus or train company in order to be able to accommodate you.
So you are an adventurer. You want to keep the planning to a minimum so you can arrange your itinerary as you go along. No problem. Buying online through a company like Tickets Bolivia allows you all the flexibility you need. Once your ticket is booked, you can change the date of your trip, the time of departure and even the route. We do ask you to request for these changes with at least 48 hours prior to your original departure so we can accommodate you. For all of the purchased tickets that were canceled due to the covid-19 infection we offered to change the departure date without extra cost or a refund of the ticket, something that would be harder to do if you purchase the tickets directly from the terminal in advance.
When you travel, you worry about safety. Buying online is safe in many ways. First, when you do it through a company like Tickets Bolivia, that works with recognized payment companies such as PayPal, you are ensured the safety of your transaction. You also avoid handling large sums of cash at the bus terminals, which everyone knows are places where one should always be careful. Also, when you buy online there is a company that has your data and is aware of your travel plans. If there should be an incident such as road blockades, or if there is a problem with the bus company, Tickets Bolivia will get in touch with you to explain the situation and work with you to find a solution. And finally, buying online ensures you maintain the social distance and precautions needed. We got your back.