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Author Name: Wayne
Advantages: Initially cheaper
Disadvantages: Rude people, toilets unusable, oh, and they left without me on the ferry.
This was a truly horrible journey for me, but I'll state the pros and cons anyway.
Cons: The people on the bus were really rude- shooting you evil looks if you dare sit next to them, they obviously wanted two seats for themselves- this was not just an individual but several people like that on the bus, one poor bloke kindly asked about 3 people if the seat was taken and he either just got an evil glance or they told him to sit somewhere else, this happened to many people, on both of the coaches to and from Belgium, what can I say? Cheap travel attracts miserly, socially retarded, selfish people (obviously not me- I'm just a poor student).
The toilets were blocked on both of the coaches, the taps didn't work and there was no loo roll- so pretty much they were unusable (Did I mention it was an 8 and half hour journey? AND there were kids on the bus)
And for the grand finale- the fricken coach left me on the ferry on the way back to London. All the other things wrong with the coach company pale in comparison to what they put me through here. I was left on the platform and the bloke that worked on the ferry said they do this every week, last week they left a mother and child on the ferry, and to quote the people that worked on the ferry 'the sooner we stop using Eurolines the better, they just don't care about their passengers'. So I was stuck in Dover at 4am in the morning, the '24 hour' emergency hotline was not taking phone calls and the next coach was in God knows how long. I was forced to walk a few miles to the nearest train station and pay £35 pound for the train back to London, so overall, I had spent more money using Eurolines then I would have using Eurostar.
So please if you're a normal human being wishing to use this company don't. Don't be swayed by the fact that it's so much 'cheaper' then using anything else and don't think that you'll be able to sleep on the coach and rough it through that way. It's just not worth it.
Summary: Don't bother using this coach, Go with Eurostar, plane, even walk to Europe, Just don't use this.
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