Overnight traveling

@maximax8 (28559)
United Kingdom
September 24, 2012 8:09am CST
I believe that overnight traveling on a plane, train, ferry or coach saves a nights accommodation. The most comfortable is sleeping on in a bunk on a train. A long distance plane journey overnight can be less than comfortable. I can ache after a night spent on a plane in economy class. I went on an overnight bus along the coast of Croatia. It was a twisty road and so it was challenging to get to sleep. I went on a ferry overnight between the UK and the Netherlands. I felt sea sick because my bunk kept rocking. Have you been on an overnight journey? What sort of transport do you think are comfortable for overnight? If you had to leave in the late evening and arrive in the early morning which type of transport would you choose?
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
24 Sep 12
Yes, I traveled overnight on a red eye flight from the United States to Argentina a few years ago. The problem is that I cannot sleep on an airplane, and it really didn't matter that it was a 7 hour flight overnight, I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep. I was in economy class and in the middle of a very large aircraft. Not only that, but the person that was sitting next to me was an old man and he was "blobbing" all over me into my seat! He slept on the flight - no problem! He was also snoring very loudly. Anyways, I had to rest when I got over there. I really would have loved to have slept on the flight. I think if I travel overnight on a long flight like that again that I will take a sleeping pill or Xanax or something before the flight so I can relax enough to get some rest! Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 12
With three seats I usually sit by the window, my daughter sits in the seat next to me and my disabled son sits on the aisle seat. If there are two seats I take the window seat and my daughter sits next to me. My disabled son sits opposite us on the aisle seat in the middle seats. Therefore I can sleep sounds soundly next to my kids if I can get comfortable enough. It was a shame you sat next to an old man that kept you awake with his snoring. It was awful that he was bobbling over your way. On your next overnight flight I hope you get more room and a more peaceful time. Have a lovely day and thanks for your superb response.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
24 Sep 12
i've done this several times whenever i go home to my province. i usually travel at night, by the time i wake up, i'd already be in my hometown. one reason i do this is that i would have been busy during daytime, like finishing up some work before leaving. another is that there is much less traffic at night, so travel time is supposedly shorter. i've tried travelling during daytime and i have to endure multiple bus stops, snack/lunch expenses, the heat, boredom since i can't sleep, etc. this was of course through riding a bus. the travel time is about 9 hours or more. i could travel by plane and reduce the time and stress by 90%, though ticket price is way more expensive.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 12
I am glad that you have traveled overnight to your home province a few different times. When a person lives in a large country traveling overnight is a way to travel and sleep so not to feel bored. I am sorry to hear the plane journey is too pricey.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
24 Sep 12
I've travelled overnight by plane and by felly, I enjoyed the plane more! I agree with you that you save one night's accommodation, and you arrive in the morning, fresh and ready for the new day. The times that I've travelled during the day, I arrived at my destination tired from the journey and I had already lost a big part of my day. If I manage to sleep, it's hard for me to wake up even if the ship is rocking! In that case, it is hard for me to fall asleep, then I get used to it and I only wake up from a change in the moving, for example if the sea calms down and I stop moving, I will wake up because I will feel the change! I prefer planes, they are more comfortable, I feel safer and they offer blankets and eye masks for the passengers!
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 12
If the train journey is from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening like you I would feel I have missed out on a days sightseeing. I can see you arrived tired and has missed much of your day. I notice that you are not able to sleep on a ferry when the bunk is rocking. It is great that you enjoy the plane more and its speed.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
25 Sep 12
Right from a child through to an adult I have always believed that overnight travelling is far more exciting! Ok, you don't get to view all the surrounds and countryside in the dark as you do in the day, but when you fly it doesn't matter. I much prefer a night flight because the time isn't wasted and yes you do save money on accommodation. But I think most package holiday flights are during the day mores the pity. I would take a good book or have a snooze.
• Singapore
25 Sep 12
I have been in the hospital overnight only. Of course that's not great. As for the most comfortable transport,it wont't be plane.overnight plane trip will make me sick.I think the train is the most comfortable one for I can clearly see the beautiful scenes and trains are suted for long journey.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
24 Sep 12
For me overnight traveling by boat is more comfortable because we have to lie down in cots. So when we wake up in the morning we already arrive at our destination. I haven't experienced traveling in planes overnight as I have only traveled for over an hour only and also with trains.
@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 12
I have been on the bus for hours but never overnight although it seemed like it. I was with the carnival when I was in my teens and we traveled all night sometimes but we had stuff to keep us up to keep the driver awake. I have been on a ferry for about an hour and it was so nice. I saw an otter in the water as we passed. I think that overnight the train might be the best. I hope to try it sometime.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
24 Sep 12
I have travelled on overnight busses, trains and ferries. I like overnight ferries the most. I have travelled from Hanstholm to Bergen, from Hirthals to Oslo and from Stockholm to Helsinki, and fortunately I never got sea sick. My second choice would be an overnight train. Some of the trains that I travelled on in Eastern Europe were very old and very crowded, but the bunks were okay. An overnight bus is a often a cheap option, but it is not very comfortable. I travelled 30 hours on a bus from Lithuania to northern Germany and the seat weren't very comfortable so my body was aching when I finally arrived at my destination. If I have the chance to choose between an overnight bus and and overnight train I would definately choose the overnight train.
@marguicha (100410)
• Chile
24 Sep 12
I have been in a boat for over 2 weeks and never was seasick. And many of my air trips are overnight as they are usually cheper. I fortunatly have no problem there either, except when the plane is ging up and my ears hurt. After it`s in the air, I open a book, place it on my lap and close my eyes
@else22 (4319)
• India
24 Sep 12
Yes,I have such an experience.I had been to a district headquarter of our neighbor state for the pension of my widow sister.I did all the necessary works there and then I had to go to another district headquarter of the same state.For this I had to travel by bus,because there was no railway station there.So I took the bus and traveled for the whole night through dense jungles.It was an extremely troublesome journey.Shivering from cold I reached my destination the next day morning.