Launched in the year 2007, Abhibus is the fastest growing online bus ticket booking service in India. The portal was launched by a motivated entrepreneur from Hyderabad Sudhakar Reddy. As many of the online ticket booking portals focus on air and train ticket booking, Abhibus pioneered the online ticket reservation for bus travel in India before other well known names in the industry have even entered the market. The portal caters to the needs of individual travelers, bus operators, and booking agents in the area of travel booking. With its operations spread across the country, the portal does an excellent job of integrating the highly disorganized bus travel industry in India. Abhibus passes the regular discounts that are offered by the travel companies to the customers. The portal also offers discount coupons which allow customers to book tickets at a steeper discount. All these discount coupon codes are made available to customers through eCouponking.com.
Headquarters: Hyderabad, India
Founders: Sudhakar Reddy
Products: Online Bus Booking
Areas Served: India
The portal has tie-ups with many of the top travel agencies in India like SVR travels, Kaleswari travels, Diwakar travels, Morning start travels, etc. Despite its predominant focus on the South Indian market, individuals from all over the country can book tickets through the portal. All types of bus travel tickets ranging from economy to deluxe and sleeper to airconditioned are available through the portal.
Users need to first register themselves with the portal before they start booking tickets. The homepage of the portal displays a simple form with the date, place or origin, and destination which needs to be filled for booking the tickets. The site also displays all the popular bus routes across the country.
Abhibus has recently started a mobile portal for booking tickets from all the major mobile platforms. The portal has also recently started a new initiative called ‘Book a Busmeal’ under which customers can book meals onboard the bus. The unique feature of this new initiative is that meals will be delivered to customers from their preferred restaurants/fast food chains.
Features, Services and Offers
Abhibus provides lots of customer friendly services for making their shopping experience truly enjoyable. All major payment options like credit cards, debit cards, and net banking are available for making the payments to the tickets brought through the site. Abhibus accepts credit cards issued by all major credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. The portal is protected by VeriSign to make the payment processed through it more secure. Customers of the portal can get their queries solved through multiple communication channels like Email and Phone. Its toll free customer service numbers for all the cities function for 24 hours a day for solving all the queries and complaints of the customers. The portal also refunds all the payment made by the customers in case the customers could not avail the service due to the fault of Abhibus or its allied travel operators. All the refunds are credited back to the customers’ accounts within 24 hours of cancellation of the ticket. Apart from the regular discounts, Abhibus offers some special online discount coupons for the tickets sold through its portal. These online coupon codes are made available through all the major coupon sites in India including eCouponking.com.