Thanks for checking out our inaugural blog post. Hopefully this should help you truly understand our concept. Please give it a read if you want to learn about the UK’s first group rideshare service.
What is FillMyBus?
Based in Scotland but working UK wide, our aim is to create a bus service that didn’t exist before. This is done by grouping people together from the same area so we can make bus hire cheaper for you. In general, “bus sharing” is a new concept but all buses are meant to be shared so are we really being that innovative? Well firstly by bus, most of the time we really mean coach. Sadly, FillMyCoach just doesn’t work. It is important to note however that we don’t own the coaches we just rent them. This means we can operate in a larger area and not restrict ourselves to the amount of coaches we have or what sizes of coach we have. This also doesn’t change the fact that comfort and customer experience is our number 1 priority.
Hopefully by providing a comfortable coach we can provide a practical form of transport you want to use. That’s all we are doing really, introducing the coach as a transport option when it wasn’t on the table beforehand. Although It can only be an option when there is enough people to fill a bus and that is what we do. Bring people together who don’t know each other so they can share a bus and split the cost between a larger number.
How is it different from public transport?
In a practical sense, it’s a more direct option. You don’t have to get two trains and a bus then a taxi to a gig, or have two designated drivers for a day at the races. We want you to log on to our website and see that you can get a bus from your hometown straight to your destination. If we are picking people up on the way we would never deviate from the route.
The best thing though is if we don’t have it on the website already then you can request one. You and a couple of friends might be planning on doing something and you never know, maybe others want to join in too. There is no harm in requesting a bus and seeing if we can get a group together to enhance the experience. That is where the term “bus sharing” is at its most pertinent. All told, there really isn’t many reasons to use a bus that we can’t help with. So always feel free to get in touch.