Bothroyd says a tortuous seven-hour slog on a coach to Ipswich during his time at Cardiff City is added motivation to stay up.
He told the Fulham Chronicle: "We're fortunate enough in the Premier League to get trains and planes everywhere. It's not good preparation to be stuck sitting on a coach for hours.
"You want to get to your destination asap so you can put your feet up and relax before a game.
"Travelling in the Championship was a killer. At Cardiff, we would get the coach everywhere, so apart from Bristol City, every away game would be a minimum of two hours either way.
"The worst journey was to Ipswich. We got caught in heavy traffic on the motorway and it ended up taking us seven hours, which wasn't ideal preparation.
"We did get the plane once, to Preston, but we got thumped 6-0 so that never happened again!"