Friday, 6 July 2012

First time on Firstcoach

I heard good things about Firstcoach over the years, most importantly how much cheaper it was compared to the other coach companies that service the PJ/KL-SG route. What I also appreciate was the lack of holiday surcharge they could tack on if they wanted. But tickets do sell out quickly, so I bought mine about some weeks ahead online. I suppose it's a good thing that they won't let you collect tickets ahead of time, but rushing to collect them and get on the bus with less than 15 minutes before departure is not a fun way to start the day.

Elected to depart from Bangsar because it was the midway point that me and my friend could agree on. The Bandar Utama stop might not be that far from me, but I decided that the train to Bangsar is easier than whatever morning traffic is around the KPMG office.

At least there was the day's Star available on board for reading. Kinda wished we had a newspaper to flip through going back.

The entertainment options were not bad, if you don't have an iPod or what
Firstcoach Bangsar

The office at Novena Square
Room for the luggage
For the price of the ticket, you get a bottle of water and a snack. You could also get water and hot drinks at the machine at the office while you wait for the bus. At least at Bangsar, the bus is right outside and you can't miss it. In Singapore, the office is inside the mall, so someone will have to guide you downstairs to the bus outside the mall. 

20% discount off food and drink at the Coffee Bean downstairs when you show them your same day First Coach ticket. Applicable at the First Coach in Novena Square.

The bus was not too bad - there's leg room, and power points on some parts of the bus. It took nearly six hours each way, but mostly because of immigration and all. While I still hate land travel, but it beats taking the train and still cheaper than flying...