Road Trip Survival Guide

Long journeys — we’ve all been there. Be it on a train, plane, car or coach, humans get restless when confined to a seat for a long period of time.

But there’s no reason why a long journey should ruin your day. In fact, with a little creativity, and internet access to this article from the experts at Wyatt Coaches, your journey can become one of the best parts of the trip. Take a look at the following tips to ensure you get the most out of your journey.



“What ever happened to good ol’ fashion conversation?” we’ve all heard our elders say, something we often sneer at as we bury our heads in our phones.

The truth is, prompting conversation on long road trips is an endless form of entertainment. Got a world-changing invention idea? Great conversation starter. Want to discuss the meaning of life? Get ready for hours of thought-provoking, eye-opening philosophy. Asking John how his date went last night? Hours of entertainment. Apologising to John because you don’t actually know him that well and he was offended that you took this opportunity to pry into his personal life? Conversation can help make amends.

To keep conversation from running dry, you’ll want to involve as many people as possible. An abundance of topics, perspectives and ideas will help to keep things fresh, so why not consider hiring a minibus for your journey? By choosing a minibus, you can accommodate more people, meaning more conversations — and more fun!


They say music is the answer. This is certainly true if the question is ‘what form of media can help you survive a long journey on the road?’.

Although listening to music by yourself can be fun, listening to it with others can make for a rich, social experience. Wyatt Coaches provide minibuses for hire that offer high quality sound systems. Share the love around — put on some quality tunes and provide your party with the soundtrack to your road trip.


Somewhere in Hell lives the department of wet socks, a horrifying place built to serve the most savage of torture. Heaven, on the other hand, will be home to nice-fitted clothes, soft-soled shoes and a mountain of fluffy pillows.

Travelling in comfort can make a significant difference to the enjoyment of your journey. You might be sitting in your seat for three, four, five hours — so be sure to wear clothes that won’t irritate you or cause any pain.

For an extra layer of comfort, consider hiring a coach or minibus. We incorporate extremely cosy seating in all our transport options, helping you to feel great no matter how long you’re sat down.


Games are a great way to pass the time; they’re inclusive, varied and fun! Try some of the classics, such as:

  • I spy
  • 21 questions
  • The alphabet game
  • Or any other fun-filled games you can think of!

Expanding your party will simultaneously expand your gaming options. Our minibuses and coaches accomodate for large parties, providing a suitable environment to play games that everyone can get involved in.

Wyatt Coaches are dedicated to ensuring your journey is enjoyable, safe and efficient. Our coaches and minibuses can be a haven for parties to come together and make long journeys to your destination a social and enjoyable occasion. If you’d like to enquire further, give our friendly team a call today.