Ebus Passengers Share their Travel Experiences!
I travelled today from Vancouver to Kamloops on bus 5724. The service was prompt, the driver courteous and professional and the bus was cleaner, more spacious and modern than a recent Seattle trip on Amtrak.
On the return journey with the same driver I noticed I had misplaced my iPad. As we were returning to Australia the next day, this was a real problem. After a discussion with the driver at our first stop, he worked out from the locations on the ‘Find iPhone’ App that it was still on the original bus, which had gone on a different route and returned to Vancouver later in the day. One phone call from him confirmed that the iPad was on the original bus. He gave me explicit and professional instructions on the time and location to retrieve my iPad, and happily, I’m writing this note on it right now. Well done Ebus and their fine staff.
Bill, Adelaide, Australia
I just wanted to commend your operation for the excellent, professional and friendly service you offered my mother during her recent travel from Merritt to Vancouver over the Christmas holiday. Your website made it very easy for me to purchase her tickets. We have being using bus service to bring her to Vancouver for years and never has the experience gone so smoothly. The bus was very comfortable for her. She was very happy. We hope your operation continues and we look forward to using your services again.
Tim, Vancouver BC
I rode Ebus today from Kelowna to Vancouver 9:10am departure Kelowna and I had a very good experience with the drivers and the ride. Both drivers were very informative and polite when explaining highway conditions and delays. The driving was exceptional and I felt very comfortable and safe. I would recommend the route to my family and friends. Thank you to the company and the drivers.
Lara, Kelowna BC
I just wanted to write this to pass on my praises about one of your bus drivers that was driving our bus from Vancouver to Kamloops last night. I think his name was Troy, sorry if that’s wrong. He was nothing but professional and polite from the very start! It was refreshing to see. It was a difficult trip from the start with lots of traffic and delays. We got stuck on the Coquihalla highway for hours due to an accident! He was professional the whole time and made us feel safe! He even handled some difficult passengers extremely well, they were demanding to smoke and started to get agitated, which he dealt with in a very professional and prompt manner. Please pass on my praises. I think it’s important to recognize good workers so that’s why I am writing this.
Kristin and Paul, Vancouver BC
My husband and I had our first trip on ebus on Dec 12th traveling from Kamloops to Vancouver on the 8:15am bus. We turned home today, Dec 15th on the 8:30am bus. I just wanted to let you know that both the drivers were excellent and made the trip a very pleasant experience. I understand some of the infrastructure is not in place yet so when it is things will be even better. We look forward to using your service again, thanks for stepping up to the plate. Please pass on our best to the two drivers.
Eleanor, Kamloops BC
I have traveled with Ebus BC twice now and wanted to commend everyone on their fantastic service and thank you for stepping up to the plate since greyhound left. I will be traveling with Ebus from now on and recommending Ebus to anyone looking for transportation within the lower mainland of BC.
I wanted to write to you and advise of my first experience travelling Ebus. (I travelled from Abbotsford to Kamloops on December 23 (9:50am) and from Kamloops to Abbotsford on December 26 (4:45pm). For the past approximate 10 years I have taken the Greyhound to Kamloops for the Christmas holidays and I must say, Ebus far exceeded any expectation I could ever have. I am thankful to have seatbelts on the bus and was impressed at the cleanliness. Though I did not use it, the WiFi option is a very nice perk for those that would need it.
The first thing that impressed me about Ebus was a phone call and an email advising me of a slight change in departure and arrival times well in advance of my travel days. That was greatly appreciated.
The second thing that impressed me was the bus was right on time in Abbotsford! The driver was friendly, courteous and efficient. During the ride, at no time did I feel unsafe and took note that when the road conditions changed, the drivers driving changed to suit the conditions. I arrived in Kamloops a few minutes ahead of schedule.
My trip home: The staff in the office at the Sahali Mall were very friendly and communicative. They advised everyone what was going to happen and the boarding was smooth with no delays. I was very impressed with all the information provided. There was no guessing about anything! The bus driver was also fantastic for my trip home. Due to road conditions he advised there may be a delay but would update along the way and he did just that!! I had a car waiting for me in Abbotsford so the timing did not matter but I overheard many people say how impressed they were and they were able to call people to advise of the time to meet them at their drop off. The updated time the driver provided was bang on! (I don't think he was far off schedule maybe a few minutes if that).
I have already recommended Ebus to many people and look forward to travelling with you again next year!
Thank you so much for coming to BC.
Sara, Abbotsford BC
Fantastic service from Kamloops to Kelowna- bus is clean and on time. Cecil was a good driver and all staff were friendly, if this is the type of service that will continue losing greyhound was a positive.
Roger, Kelowna BC
I used your bus service for the first time, Chilliwack to Kamloops and return, and was very impressed. Good service/drivers, clean buses and easy booking. Very pleased you are providing bus service in BC, will be a frequent passenger. Hope to see the service expanded to other communities.
Julie, Chilliwack, BC
I wanted to write to recognize my driver and the direction the Ebus service in BC seems to be headed.
Our driver, Troy, made trip his announcements soon after departing Kamloops. What an asset for Ebus to have someone focused on service and great customer experience. He was genuine in wanting to make the trip the best it could be for everyone. I felt like he enjoys his job and interacting with his riders.
At the stop in Merritt, on his way back to the front of the bus from the bathroom he saw I was using my laptop and stopped to ask if I was using the Wi-Fi - I said yes - then he asked if it was working well for me and whether the seat power sockets were also turned on and working.
Later on the same trip, the bus had to stop short when a car that looked to be letting him in did not. Afterward, he got on the PA and apologized to the entire bus for the abrupt stop and explained why it happened.
I generally fly to Vancouver but could not get the flights I needed. When you factor in time for security, boarding and SkyTrain to downtown the bus is only an extra hour at 20% the cost. My initial experiences make me think the bus is going to be a more regular way of travelling to Van when the schedule permits.
My thanks to staff like Troy.
Douglas, Kamloops BC
Efficient inter-community bus service allows family and friends to remain connected, but it also allows businesses to connect with their customers and strengthens the economic fabric of the Okanagan. Ebus is providing that critically important link and because of its focus on customer service, all those who have taken advantage of the service, have commented on how positive their experience was. Well done Ebus!
Dan Rogers, Executive Director, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce