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Hop-on hop-off Bus Passes

Why travel by bus?

Travelling on one of our hop-on-hop-off bus routes allows you to take in the top sights of a country and get off the beaten track at your own pace. Stop when you like, with no strict schedules - just go with the flow and hop back on when you're ready to go. From roaming through the great outdoors in New Zealand and exploring the ins and outs of South East Asia, to an all American road trip, the range of options available to you with hop-on-hop-off travel is endless!

 

No matter where in the world you want to go, we have you covered. Check out our bus passes by region below, or contact an STA Travel Expert to get your transportation needs sorted. 

Guided vs. Independent Bus Passes

Bus passes are a fantastic way to get the most out of an overland excursion. We offer two styles of bus passes - guided and independent. 

 

Guided bus passes are ideal for those that want more than just a seat on a bus. Fellow passengers on these coaches will be other international travelers like yourself, and will be driven by what we like to call "driver guides"... more than just a chauffeur, your driver will act as tour guide + accommodation booker + local restaurant expert + translator. 

 

Independent bus passes are for those that are comfortable traveling on their own and want a fun and flexible way to get from point A to point B. Fellow passengers on these coaches may be locals or other international travelers, and some sectors may be operated by major bus companies (think Greyhound or Megabus) or even train and ferry companies. 

Europe: Busabout

Tapas in Spain, spaghetti in Italy... eat through the best of Europe and have the time of your life! The diversity of cultures yet proximity of nations makes European travel easy and downright epic! Skip from city to city and coast to coast in no time at all, and with our hop-on-hop-off bus passes it couldn't be simpler.

Busabout Europe: Guided Hop-on-hop-off travel
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Australia & New Zealand

From the epic Red Center of the Outback to the peaks of Milford South, exploring Australia and New Zealand at your own pace allows you to really make the most of what this incredible part of the world have to offer. Stop along route as and when you like, for a few days or a few weeks, and enjoy the best of Oz or NZ in your own style.
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Australia: Greyhound Australia

What does the pass offer?
Independent travel on Australia's trusty national coach network.  Choose between a hop-on hop-off pass and a Whimit pass.

 

Who is this pass best for?
Those who just want to get from A to B with no fussing around, but still hop on and off to see everything on the way.

 

How long is a Greyhound Australia pass valid for?
Up to one year

 

What is included?
Flexible travel on a large coach with Wi-Fi, USB chargers and all the comfort of travel on a larger bus. 

Greyhound Australia: Independent Hop-on-hop-off travel
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Australia: Stray

What does the pass offer? 
Guided Australia bus and rail travel with flexible hop-on and hop-off points. Like somewhere? Stay as long as you like before you board the bus on the next leg of the journey!

 

Who is this pass best for?
Anyone who's keen to meet likeminded travelers from all over the world while they traverse Oz, and is keen to get off the beaten track and learn more about Australia's culture and people. 

 

How long is a Stray Australia pass valid for?
Up to one year

 

What is included?
Each route has a local trip leader to act as guide and answer all your burning travel questions. They'll show you all the big hitters, like Byron Bay, as well as more unique ones - think remote farms and overnight stays in the rainforest with Aborigines.

Stray Australia: Guided Hop-on-hop-off travel
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New Zealand: Kiwi Experience

What does the pass offer? 
Kiwi Experience provides flexible guided bus trips throughout New Zealand. Depending on the pass, it includes destinations in both the North and South Island. Each bus has a driver/guide that will give info about the country, show passengers the best spots, and get access to discounts and activities along the way. 

 

Who is this pass best for?
Anyone wanting to explore multiple destinations in New Zealand at their own pace. Because the bus drivers also act as guides, this pass is great for travelers that want the benefits of a group tour with the flexibility of a bus network.

 

How long is a Kiwi Experience pass valid for?
Up to one year depending on pass. Pick your start date and hit the road!

 

What is included?
The pass provides access to routes across New Zealand. Each bus has a driver that will be an amazing tour guide and a resource for booking accommodation, finding restaurants, etc... 

Kiwi Experience: Guided Hop-on-hop-off travel
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Asia

From Bangkok to Bali, Agra to Angkor Wat, our Asia bus passes can get you to the top destinations in your oriental bucket list as well as whisk you off the beaten track to some truly intrepid locations. Traditional villages, stunning landscapes, incredible temples and full moon parties - our Asian hop-on-hop-off routes have it all covered!
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Southeast Asia & India: Bamba

What does the pass offer?
Our Bamba Asia trips offer travel passes and set date trips across Asia. Create your own trip with tons of experiences across this Insta-ready part of the world!

 

Who is this pass best for?
Bamba Asia passes are perfect for those that want to travel at their own pace and pick accommodation on the go. . . 

 

How long is a Stray Asia Freestyle Pass valid for?
Up to one year. 

 

What is included?
Bamba Asia Passes include bus transport and flexibility Asia. 

Bamba Asia: Independent Hop-on-hop-off travel
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Thailand, Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam: Stray

What does the pass offer?
Flexible travel on set routes around Asia. Get off the beaten track and discover remote areas of Indochina, but also enjoy the classics too.

 

Who is this pass best for?
Stray Asia passes are ideal for customers that want to a flexible, fun and affordable way to uncover the treasures of this incredible part of South East Asia. 

 

How long is a Stray Asia Freestyle Pass valid for?
Up to one year. 

 

What is included?
Stray Asia Freestyle Passes include transportation, tour guide and flexibility to explore Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam... 

Stray Asia: Guided Hop-on-hop-off travel
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The Americas

The diverse geographical landscapes and never-ending roads of the America make the Western Hemisphere perfect for overland travel, and what better way to explore than with the flexibility of a hop-on-hop-off bus pass? Set off to discover the best of the Americas.
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Latin America: Bamba

What does the pass offer?
Flexible bus travel with options throughout Latin America. Pick your route and make changes as you travel Mexico, Central and South America. 

 

Who is this pass best for?
Travelers that want flexbile bus transit with a mix of adventures along the way with like minded travelers. 

 

How long is a Bamba Latin America pass valid for?
Depends on pass type. Ask an STA Travel Expert for more details. 

 

What is included?
Flexible coach travel, adventures and tours in select cities, some meals depending on trip. 

Bamba Latin America: Independent Hop-on-hop-off travel
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Canada: Moose Travel

What does the pass offer?
Bus travel on set routes in Western Canada. Visit Whistler, Jasper, Banff, Victoria and more! Upgrade options to include accommodation are also available. 

 

Who is this pass best for?
Travelers that want to explore the breathtaking beauty of Western Canada, with the option for outdoor activities along the way. 

 

How long is a Moose Travel Trip valid for?
Moose Travel bus trips are valid for set travel dates. 

 

What is included?
Flexible Trips can be purchased with or without accommodation.  All routes have a professional and fun driver/guide, select activities, some meals and park fees. 

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USA: Bamba

What does the pass offer?
Bus travel on set routes around the United States. Take in America's most iconic cities, travel coast to coast, or head to the beach!  

 

Who is this pass best for?
Bamba USA passes are ideal for customers that want to see a lot of the USA by road, but don't have a car or don't want to do the driving. STA Travel and Bamba sort your transportation, so you can focus on the fun stuff (like finding the best BBQ in the South!) . 

 

How long is a Bamba USA valid for?
Bamba USA trips have suggested completion times, but feel free to change travel dates in route!. 

 

What is included?
Bamba trips include transportation by bus and rail, plus select activities at listed destinations. 

Bamba USA: Independent Hop-on-hop-off travel
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Africa: Baz Bus

Discovering the culture hub of South Africa's Garden Route and taking on the heights of Table Top Mountain. Sound like your kind of thing? Our South Africa bus passes are for you then!

Baz Bus: Guided hop-on-hop-off Travel
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