Checking the Murrays and Greyhound bus websites for buses to Sydney, I noted that Greyhound are offering
a) wi-fi on selected buses, and
b) running a business-class bus called Platinum, which includes the aforementioned wi-fi, powerpoints and USB ports, more leg room and reclining seats.
The price for the Platinum service is $36 flexi-fare, which appears pretty reasonable, but apparently it only runs once a day. Wi-fi services appear several times throughout the day.
It’s about time intercity coaches took up wi-fi- they’re available in many countries. And I know that one bus company in Japan has touch screens, entertainment services (including movies and music channels) and premium economy class cocoon seating. While a business class service might not be a goer for Sydney to Melbourne, the 3 hours between Sydney and Canberra may be of interest to anyone thinking of a weekend getaway either in Canberra or Sydney.
So, has anyone tried out the wi-fi on Greyhound? Is it reliable? Anyone tried the Platinum services?