- Posted on: 2017-06-14
- Depature: Flushing, NY
- Arrival: Boston, MA
- Name: Diana A.M.
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I recommend this bus!
I've read the reviews and am a bit confused by the mixed reviews. The reviews honestly scare me and make me feel inclined not to use Coach Run. However, I have been on at least 3 buses from Quincy, MA to Flushing, NY and vice versa and they have all been great for the cheap price.
It has been exactly what I've expected for about $9 a trip. The buses have always been functional, comfortable, and clean enough. They recline. There are no outlets or wifi but that doesn't bother me. If you sit close to the bathroom it may smell a bit like urine but that's normal for most buses anywhere. I usually have traveled on buses with the right amount of people and space for two seats for me but my last bus on June 11, 2017 at 7:30pm from Flushing, NY to Quincy, MA was packed. I rated it a 3 star this time for bus comfort and amenities because it was packed and the AC in my particular seat in the back close to the bathroom was broken and blowing air softly so I was a bit hot and uncomfortable.
I am a heavy sleeper so I slept most of the way except for one rest stop in CT where I got off, used the bathroom, bought McDonald's, ate and charged my phone for a little bit, and went back to the bus to sleep the rest of the way. I wish they would have announced how long the rest stop was. I had to pay attention to the movement of people to hop back on the bus. There isn't a lot of communication between the bus driver/employees and customers but they do their job. I suspect it is because they speak mostly Chinese but they are willing to help/work the best they can for their customers.
Overall, based on my personal experience from a few trips, I highly recommend this bus for $9 if you can withstand the details I wrote above. However, if you are a picky person or "type A," even if you think you can withstand the above descriptions, I do not recommend this bus for you. I hope they continue to serve me and other customers well with courtesy, professionalism, and cheap fares!