Much of my design experience has involved drawing maps. You can get Google maps on your phone, but a tailored route map of your particular journey simplifies the geography, distills the information, and instils confidence in stepping into the unknown. The style of maps shown below is a hybrid I call streamlined geography. Not as abstract as London Underground style maps, nor as complicated as maps which accurately display every nook & cranny.
Below are some illustrated cove maps for Trentbarton. These are for when people have already seen their route on the website or timetable, so they can follow the timeline of their journey as they travel.
For a Christmas card and guides to night buses