We were quoted a five hour trip but even our pals at the travel agent knew that was optimistic. From experience we thought six hours, but in the end it turned out to be seven.
The journey itself was comfortable with loads of leg room (long recline too) with air con and on-bus vids (Mr Bones must be the silliest filum ever and yet everyone, including me, laughed out loud in places), we even had an on-board bog, but it seemed to last forever.
I suspect the driver must have been new as he barely found the accelerator and was as timid as grandma when it came to overtaking. I lost count of the number of coaches that sailed past with ease and when push bikes took us up the inside, well, that said it all.
I think we'll find another company for the return leg.
However, we had a free pick and the despite having to wait an extra hour, our man was happy and smiling and took us directly to the hotel without fuss. Good service.