Leading online bus-ticketing platform, Abhibus witnessed an astonishing surge in bus travel this extended Independence Day weekend with nearly 10 million people opting for buses to reach their destinations. The surge in bus travel can be largely attributed to a combination of factors, including high flight travel costs and limited availability of train tickets during this peak travel season.
For instance, round-trip train tickets from Hyderabad to Goa around the 15th of August were priced at approximately INR 10,000, while bus passengers could reach the same destination for around INR 2,000, making bus travel a more economical choice.
The surge in bus travel was most notable on popular routes, including those connecting major cities such as Hyderabad and Bangalore, Hyderabad and Goa, Bangalore and Chennai, and Chennai and Coimbatore. Lucknow – Delhi, Delhi – Dehradun. Additionally, there was a substantial 30 per cent growth observed in other routes throughout the extended weekend.
“We are thrilled to have facilitated such a massive number of journeys during this Independence Day weekend. The convenience, affordability, and accessibility of bus travel have played a pivotal role in making this possible,” stated Rohit Sharma, COO, Abhibus. “We anticipate witnessing similar trends during upcoming festive events in the months of October and November.”
The 77th Independence Day weekend has showcased the enduring appeal of bus travel for millions of Indians, providing a cost-effective and efficient mode of transportation. As the travel landscape continues to evolve, Abhibus remains committed to offering seamless travel experiences, empowering passengers to explore new destinations with ease.Founded in 2008, AbhiBus has succeeded in becoming one of the leading ticketing platforms in India for various bus services. The company which is a part of ixigo Group is the second largest player in terms of market share in the bus ticket booking segment.