This article will explain how to add a bus to the list from scratch.

For example, we will add a bus to this route. New York, NY -> New Jersey, NJ-> Virginia, VA.

The bus stops/boarding points are:

  1. New York, NY
    – Alfred Station, NY (Boarding Point/Bus Stop)
    – Binghamton, NY (Boarding Point/Bus Stop)
  2. New Jersey, NJ
    – Atlantic City, NJ (Boarding Point/Bus Stop) 
  3. Virginia, VA
    – Bristol, VA (Bus Stop) 

Step-1: Let’s create a bus type first.

  1. AC
  2. Non AC

To create bus type, go to Bus-> Bus Type.

Create bus type
Create bus type

Step-2: We will create Bus Stops/Boarding Points now. Go Bus-> Bus Stops.

Create bus stops/boarding points
Create bus stops/boarding points

Step-3: We will add a bus now. Go Bus-> Add New Bus.

For example, we named the bus Green Line. We have selected the Bus Type and Bus Featured Image from the right sidebar.

 

Add New Bus
Add New Bus

Step-4: Now, we’ll set up the bus configuration. Click on the Bus Configuration tab.

Under Bus Configuration, we will set:

  1. Coach No.
  2. Total Seat
  3. Seat Type
  4. Lower Deck Seat Plan
  5. And Upper Deck Seat Plan:
    It is optional.
  6. Show dropping time:
    Select Yes to show dropping time.
  7. Same Bus return:
    Since the bus Green Line will return to New York on the same day, we will select the Yes button.
Bus Configuration
Bus Configuration

Step-5: Then, we’ll set up Routing. Click on the Routing tab. Routing is an essential setting. A slight mistake will cause not appearing this bus on the search list.

Here we’ll add:

  1. Boarding Point and Dropping Point with time(24-hour format is allowed).
    Note: Boarding points and Dropping points have come from Bus Stops categories. You must match the sequence between the boarding points and dropping points. See how we have done in the screenshot. Otherwise, this bus will not appear on the search list.
  2. As we selected, this bus will return in the Bus Configuration setting; we have set up the Return Route as we have done in the screenshot.
Routing Setting
Routing Setting

Step-6: Now, we’ll set up Seat Pricing. Click on the Seat Price tab.

Here, we’ll add up:

  1. Seat price:
    – Adult Price(Mandatory)
    – Child Price(Optional)
    – Infant Price(Optional)
  2. Return Seat price:
    – Adult Price(Mandatory)
    – Child Price(Optional)
    – Infant Price(Optional)
  3. Extra Service:
    – You can offer extra service to passengers, like Coffee.
Seat Price Setup
Seat Price Setup

Step-7: Now we’ll set up pickup points. Pickup points present extra options to choose a specific location to enter the bus under a boarding point.  At first, we will add a few pickup points for Alfred Station from Bus-> Pickup Points.

These are:

  1. Belmont Road, Alfred Station
  2. Clark Road, Alfred Station
Pickup Points
Pickup Points

Now we’ll set up Pickup Points. Click on the Pickup Points tab. Add a boarding point from the left side dropdown. You will see a table with pickup points and times. We have set the pickup point and times. See screenshot.

Pickup Points Tab settings
Pickup Points Setting

Step-8: Now we’ll set up Bus Onday & Offday. By default, Onday-Offday comes from Bus Global Settings. If you want to set Onday & Offday at different times, you can do it from here. See screenshot:

bus-onday-offday setting
Bus on-day & off-day Setting

Step-9: Now, we’ll set up the Registration Form. This is PRO feature. If you want to add a custom field in the passenger details form, you can use this feature. See screenshot:

Registration Form Setting
Registration Form Setting

All setup is done. Now we’ll check whether the bus is appearing or not on the website bus search list.

The output is:

Bus Search Result
Bus Search Result

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