We have been browsing what was the best mode of transportation to travel from The Hague to Lille (note: this is inter-country between Netherlands and France). After a thorough research, we have decided to travel by bus. Specifically, we chose OuiBus!
You see, when travelling with a small toddler, the trip needs to be in a budget and convenient. Any bus trip sounds perfect! And it would be easy peasy to research & book. Or so we thought.
We almost booked Flixbus, but then we found out that toddlers need to be safely strapped in a car seat. And it’s not provided by Flixbus. Plus, travelling 13 hours flight with a transit in between? Definitely inconvenient to drag a car seat along (though we did some research on how to bring car seat along throughout long distance flight and extensive trip, we just can’t bear with it).
Renting a car seat alone was also a difficult option, at least if we search it online. And we’re definitely not backtracking to return the car seat!
And so we thought, to make life easier, why not go for a train ride? And so we did our research again. The price was way above our budget. We got stuck.
Then we stumbled upon OuiBus. It did not require our toddler to be strapped in a car seat! Yay! The price was also reasonable. Double yay! Only problem: the price kept rising every time we accessed the website. It’s like seeing stock exchange, changing by the minute!
After persevering doing research, we stumbled upon a website that also offers Ouibus, and price was fixed! So we booked our The Hague – Lille trip with OuiBus via a website called BusBud. Highly recommended!
Below is some of the sceneries from the bus trip. Not much, as we were busy with our toddler.
And below is the station where the bus halted. We only had time to take pictures when we were queuing for restroom!
That’s all the sharing we have for our long distance inter-country bus trip in Europe. Hope it helps!