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Hop-on hop-off flexible bus travel

Wondering how to go about planning your next trip? Fancy following a route but with more flexibility than on a tour? Hop-on-hop-off travel is the thing for you! With our Guided bus passes there'll be someone there to help you along route and fellow travellers to hang out with. And our Independent passes are great for those confident enough to go it alone. Check out where our bus passes are available below and speak to one of our travel experts to find out more!

Why travel by bus?

Travelling on one of our hop-on-hop-off bus routes allows you to take in the top sights of a country and get off the beaten track at your own pace. Stop when you like, with no strict schedules - just go with the flow and hop back on when you're ready to go. From roaming through the great outdoors in New Zealand and exploring the ins and outs of South East Asia, to an Australian road trip, the range of options available to you with hop-on-hop-off travel is endless!

Find out more about the passes available for each destination

Our preferred flexible bus pass suppliers operate all over the world. We've listed what each suppliers' passes include, how they work and who they're best for, so you can pick the right pass for your next adventure.

Australia bus passes

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Stray - Australia

What? Guided Australia bus and rail travel with flexible hop-on and hop-off points. Like somewhere? Stay as long as you like before you board the bus on the next leg of the journey!


Best for: Anyone who's keen to meet likeminded travellers from all over the world while they traverse Oz, and is keen to get off the beaten track and learn more about Australia's culture and people. 


Valid for: 12 months


Includes: Each route has a local trip leader to act as guide and answer all your burning travel questions. They'll show you all the big hitters, like Byron Bay, as well as more unique ones - think remote farms and overnight stays in the rainforest with Aborigines.

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Greyhound bus passes- AUSTRALIA

What? Independent travel on Australia's trusty national coach network.  Choose between a hop-on hop-off pass and a Whimit pass.


Best for: Those who just want to get from A to B with no fussing around, but still hop on and off to see everything on the way.


Valid for: 90 days, or 180 if you pay an extra fee.


Includes: Flexible travel with Wi-Fi, USB chargers and all the mod cons. You can even add on Travel & Stay packs, which give you ten nights in Base, Nomads, and a heap more amazing hostels nationwide.

Group of people jumping on beach in Australia

Greyhound Travel & Experience Bundles - AUSTRALIA

What? Greyhound Travel & Experience bundles are the perfect combination of flexible coach travel - provided by Greyhound's extensive bus network - and bucket list experiences. Basically, the whole Oz package.


Best for: Those who want an adventure. You'll get transport all around Australia to suit your itinerary for up to six months, and all the best travel highlights thrown in, too - like overnight yacht stays on the Great Barrier Reef, surfing in Byron Bay, Fraser Island cruises and a trip to the iconic Uluru.


Valid for: 60 days.


Includes: Great Barrier Reef cruise, 3 day Fraser Island tag-a-long, Byron Bay surfing, sail Whitsundays. All of your travel on the Greyhound network (see Greyhound inclusions) and bucket list experiences.

Asia bus passes

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Stray - Asia

What? Visit Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam - discover the 'Big 4' with Stray's hop-on-hop-off passes. Get off the beaten track in Indochina or enjoy the classics: the hilltops of the north, Angkor Wat & Halong Bay.


Best for:  Independent travellers who want to keep their Asia adventure flexible.


Valid for: 12 months


Includes: Bus pass only - it's the only way to experience Southeast Asia and get off the beaten track.

Temple in Asia at sunset

Bamba Asia - Asia

What? Public transportation, included experiences, travel independently, unlimited changes before and during your trip. Bamba self-guided passes include convenient transport options, exciting activities along the route of your choice and the flexibility to choose your departure dates and make unlimited changes on the go. Bamba's dedicated team are there to assist you before, during and after your trip.


Best for: Travellers wanting stress free booking and the flexibility to make unlimited changes on or before your trip.


Valid for: 6 months.


Includes: Range of inclusions from Mekong Delta Highlights 2D/1N and Halong Bay to a Vietnamese family meal.

North & South America bus passes

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Bamba - Central and South America

What? The scale of Latin America need not put you off though - these bus routes will allow you to plan your journey with confidence and get to Central and South America's top sights easily. Choose Bamba Central America passes taking you through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica or choose a South America pass if you want to take on Machu Picchu or head to the beaches of Rio.


Best for: Ticking off a mix of traveller hot spots and cultural experiences and travelling these vast countries safely with reliable transport.


Valid for: 6 months


Includes: (see individual passes) Inclusions range from volcano building and trekking to underground snorkelling.

View from Top of The Rock on New York at sunset

Busabout - North America

What? Choose a route with included day trips and cultural activities. Public transportation in safe, reliable and comfortable buses.


Best for: Independent travellers craving flexibility. Travel without a leader at your own pace, on your own schedule.


Valid for: 12 months.


Includes: Unlimited changes before and during your trip with activities from Hollywood walking tours to Foodie experiences in Philadelphia.

Rocky mountains in Canada

Moose Travel - Canada

What? Visit Canada's breathtaking scenery on a fixed itinerary trip. Add accommodation to your trip if you want to.


Best for:  Adventurers who want to hike, raft and paddleboard and explore Canada. You'll want a fixed itinerary with the option of spending longer in Vancouver or Banff.


Valid for: 12 months


Includes: Bus pass, some dinners and activities, door to door transportation from a Canadian driver and local guide.


Some trips require local payment which needs to be made prior to departure.

Rest of the world bus passes

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Busabout - Europe

What? 38 cities and 14 countries grace Busabout's route map giving you ultimate freedom to see as much of Europe as you'd like. Coaches depart each destination every other day between May and October. 100% guaranteed departures. Choose a 3, 6, 9, 12 or unlimited stop bus pass.

Best for: Indecisive travellers wanting flexibility to choose between planning before or planning on the go, without hidden or extra charges if you change your plan.

Valid for: 6 months.

Includes: Each pass gets 1GB of data to use on the coach. Expert guides on hand to help whenever you need them and modern and comfortable coaches with secure luggage storage and fantastic drivers.

Two people with dog walking down to the beach with a surfboard under their arm

Kiwi experience - New Zealand

What? Awesome hop-on hop-off bus adventures for travellers, by travellers, Kiwi Experience is New Zealand's original adventure company. Local guides, accommodation packages to match your chosen hop-on hop-off route.

Best for:  Flexible start points, adventure loving driver guides and pay locally for accommodation sourced by your driver and accommodation packages

Valid for: 12 months

Includes: repeat areas and extend your trip as you wish.

Mother zebra with baby in South Africa

Baz Bus passes - South Africa

What? Baz Bus have two ticket options to help get you around South Africa: hop-on hop-off passes are perfect for those with a specific route in mind, allowing you to travel in one direction getting you from A to B. Or choose a travel pass which allows you freedom of travel direction out of your chosen city with 7, 14 or 21 days to complete your travel.

Best for: Convenient, flexible and safe, get dropped door to door at your hotel.

Valid for: 12 months (from date of first travel)

Includes: Pick up and drop off at your hotel doorstep.

Terms and Conditions

For full terms and conditions on each product, please ask your Travel Expert at time of enquiry or booking.

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