I know this question has been asked before but all the posts are quite old. So I would like to ask it again and get more relevant answers to how things are now.
I originally planned on using Gea Tours as they sounded like the fastest option but on reading more reviews have discovered you cannot rely on leaving at a particular time and can spend hours hanging around for other people so this doesn't seem logical. Also, what's up with the drivers not having licenses to go over the borders? If they do it everyday, why? Again all the posts I have read are a few years old. Have Gea Tours improved their service?
So now, bus or train? I do not want to take night train, so will be travelling during the day. They both seem to take forever. I would prefer the train even though it is an hour longer as I think time would go quicker being able to move around. But my concern is their safety record. I have read the trains are old and not maintained very well ,so are they actually safe to travel on. So, bus or train? Cheers Kiwi