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About BoltBus

Boltbus runs daily bus service in the Northeast of the USA. Besides offering $1 tickets on every Boltbus, Boltbus make sure to keep their customers happy during their trip. Every Boltbus ticket purchased guarantees a reserved seat for all their customers as well as lets their customers standby for any other Boltbus schedule traveling the same route that day. Boltbus trips offer more room between seats so your trip is comfortable and they offer free Wi-Fi on every bus

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Daily Trips340
stations26
cities20
countries2

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Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with BoltBus

Overall review score for BoltBus
4.0
Based on 841 reviews

Based on 72 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Washington to New York with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 56 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
3.6
Value
3.7
Condition
4.0
Jesus
1.0
February 15, 2020Vacation
Pros
The seat was inconfortable for people 6 feet high or more. Bolt spend me the ticket but the travel was at Greeyhound bus. Wi-fi never work!! So no movies on board.
Cons
Increase separation between seats
Tips
Select other bus line!
Donyiel
1.0
February 15, 2020Vacation
Pros
The locations for pickup and dropoff were convenient
Cons
The bus was freezing cold. The driver was unapologetic and rude. Seats were uncomfortable
Sabrina
5.0
February 8, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The driver was so lovely and helpful! Bus was clean and outlets worked. I really enjoyed riding bolt bus!
Amy
5.0
January 18, 2020Vacation
Pros
Great driver! Engaged with the passengers and fit us there early.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
There were boarding zones in the tickets, I didn't know and had to find them - it was easy, just unexpected.
Khalid
4.0
January 15, 2020Business
Cons
BoltBus from DC to NYC was super dirty

Based on 71 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New York to Washington with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 49 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.0
Value
3.9
Condition
4.1
Ghulam
4.0
February 8, 2020Business
Cons
Power plug points were not working. Reading lights were not functioning. Seats are small for long trip.
Caleb
5.0
February 1, 2020Business
Pros
I liked it was on time, and the bus had ample leg room.
Cons
Deodorizer in the bathroom.
Tips
Bring your own snacks and clean up after yourself. I didn't try the bus wifi.
Mo
5.0
January 31, 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Price was a bargain, drive was smooth.
Cons
A little deep cleaning of the chair, handles, Windows and window panel.
Tips
Good value for your money
Mushegh
4.0
January 26, 2020Solo travel
Pros
on time.
Cons
WIFI, there was no WIFI
Shane
5.0
January 26, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Is was very good thought the price was well worth it
Cons
Need internet axcess on the buses
Tips
Always try and be ontime because the bus leave ontime

Based on 56 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New York to Boston with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 39 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.6
Value
3.7
Condition
4.1
Shanan
1.0
February 8, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Easy access to power outlets.
Cons
My bus arrived 30 minutes late. Another bolt bus arrived and let us sit in until the other bus arrived. Mid trip, we stopped for 20 minutes in the middle of the highway to pick up stranded passengers who were traveling to New Haven, CT we then picked up more passengers ...More
Tips
Be mindful to keep connecting buses.
Sherwin
2.0
February 3, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Price
Cons
Fix the power outlets none was working .... very disappointed
James
3.0
January 9, 2020Vacation
Pros
Bus driver was very friendly.
Cons
There was WiFi, but not working properly. Seats are very old and some are dirty. Should upgrade
Renee
5.0
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver is very efficient
Cons
Hand rest
Tips
Arrive on time
Matthew
1.0
December 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Price was right, and i appreciated the pickup location.
Cons
Traffic was an issue. Maybe an alternate route could have been good?
Tips
They need to improve on workarounds for traffic.

Based on 54 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Boston to New York with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 47 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Staff
3.5
Value
3.2
Condition
4.0
Greg
5.0
January 24, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Easy
Cons
Gum on the side of the bus. A little too warm
Lauren
4.0
January 17, 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Staff expected us to know how to board efficiently but didn’t explain to those in line how to scan and proceed.
Tips
People were a little confused by how the boarding groups got assigned. Just keep an eye out for lanes to stand in and if you’re boarding D, get there early to get a seat you want.
Morgan
5.0
January 17, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Bus ride was wonderful! Easy, clean, comfortable, etc.
Cons
1. Was disappointed in the wifi. Standard wifi was absolutely useless and I felt paying for an upgrade to be misleading since it was advertised as included. I ended up paying for it and was ultimately happy with the speed. 2. Could not believe there were no cup holders...More
Tips
-Bring a neck pillow! -Prepare for temperature swings (hot in the sun, cold in the shade) -You'll have to pay for internet that works well - standard issue wifi was useless, couldn't even send an email.
Laura
4.0
January 14, 2020Visiting family
Cons
Better bus stop location. There’s nothing to eat or do right around there while eating for transfer.
Sophia
5.0
January 5, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Easy boarding, no stops, super empty (had row to myself).
Cons
The WiFi did not work on my computer, but perhaps it worked for others. Did not interact with staff at all (except guy who checked my ticket), so cannot say whether they were friendly!
Tips
Bolt Bus is BY FAR a better option than Greyhound, Peterpan, or Megabus.

Based on 39 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New Haven to Boston with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 45 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
3.7
Value
3.7
Condition
4.1
Gabriela
5.0
January 18, 2020Visiting friends
Cons
The heather of the bus to Boston was broken and everyone felt very cold
Caroline
5.0
January 12, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I was surprised at how clean the bus was and how efficiently it ran. It was on time and was a great experience.
Cassidy
5.0
December 27, 2019Vacation
Pros
on time, efficient, great value. Train would have been double the cost
Cons
bus was about 15 mins late both ways
Harry
1.0
December 19, 2019Vacation
Cons
It was an hour late and no one informed us in person or via email that it would be late. We were stuck at the station with no information.
Tips
Be careful
Amanda
2.0
November 22, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was a horrible experience
Cons
The bus was very late, and we had no updates. I started to worry it wouldn't come at all
Tips
Never ride Bolt bus.

Based on 38 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Seattle to Vancouver with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.1
Value
3.9
Condition
4.0
Poliana Sofia
4.0
January 29, 2020Solo travel
Cons
There was no internet connection in the bus. I followed all the instructions for connecting but didn't work
Tips
In Seattle there is just a bus station for Bolt Bus, no big sign. All people were kind of lost looking for the right place where to wait.
Caileigh
1.0
January 19, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The staff was rude to customers, swore and yelled at a customer in front of the everyone on the bus. The bus's engine light was on and beeping the entire time. And the bus was an hour late. Do not recommend.
Cons
Everything.
Tips
Do not take bolt bus.
Evangel
5.0
January 1, 2020Vacation
Cons
Wifi on the bus is very weak.
Mei Rong
4.0
December 9, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Very good, only my seat cover was torn
Devansh
5.0
December 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I took the morning 6:50 am bus to Vancouver. The bus arrived at the stop at 6:37 am. On time departure from Seattle 5th Ave S location. The boltbus board marking on the stop is pretty small, although google maps will take you at the correct location. There were two sto...More
Cons
More and/or bigger boltbus markings at the Seattle stop

Based on 37 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Vancouver to Seattle with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.2
Value
3.9
Condition
4.4
Leanne
5.0
January 26, 2020Couples trip
Pros
Clean bus and on time.
Erika
5.0
January 17, 2020Vacation
Pros
Very smooth and driver did her best to stay on time. She had an unexpected passenger in Everett, WA in a wheelchair and she handled it well.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
When you get to customs you have to get off the bus and take all your belongings.
Sammuel
5.0
January 1, 2020Couples trip
Cons
More information about what’s required to travel across border to USA and what to consider before traveling (such as what to declare and what can someone bring in their luggage)
Tips
Try arriving one hour before your bus departure, this will allow plenty of time to see where bus departures and get some breakfast at A&W
Hariharan
3.0
December 28, 2019Vacation
Pros
Starting almost on time(5 Min delayed)
Cons
The driver was not pleasant deal with. She was commanding, not helpful with questions and delayed the entire trip by 1 hour (partly because she missed an exit and had to go all the way to turn back).
Aileen
5.0
December 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
clean bolt bus, driver is helpful and efficient he seems to be hardworking and serious with his Job. Pleasant experience huat the wifi i cannot connect
Cons
So far so good, the wifi seems to be slow and hard to connect

Based on 36 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New York to Philadelphia with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 72 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.1
Value
4.4
Condition
4.3
Alec
5.0
January 25, 2020Business
Pros
The ride was smooth and on time
Cons
The smell of the bathroom
Katherine
3.0
January 21, 2020Business
Pros
driver kept us informed on what was going on
Cons
the bathroom light didn't work and the outlets didn't work, so I couldn't charge my phone to use the flashlight for the bathroom
John
2.0
December 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Friendly staff
Cons
The bus was freezing. Like no heat.
Tom
5.0
December 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Wonderful trip, left on time and arrived 1/2 hour early.
Gary
2.0
December 20, 2019Business
Pros
person having coughing paroxysms, obviously w/ flu and got not just me sick shortly thereafter but I'm sure all around her. They shouldn't allow this person on bus OR perhaps force her to wear a mask to prevent everyone else from getting sick. Was a full bus.

Based on 36 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Seattle to Portland with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 68 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
Federica
5.0
February 19, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The driver was friendly and helpful, the bus pretty clean and I had a lot of space for my stuff
Cons
Maybe renovating the bus itself. It was pretty old
Tips
Boltbus is really reliable and cheap, Safe, and sometimes you arrive also earlier than expected.
Kari
4.0
February 1, 2020Couples trip
Pros
Such a easy trip! I may never drive to portland again!
Cons
That poor driver was having a rough days. Quite possibly several bad days in a row. I hesitated to rate so low because it really was a great trip, but she was pretty rude. She rushed us all on the bus and just kinda glanced at our tickets. She made a comment about these...More
Tips
The seattle BoltBus stop feels very random like you're waiting in the middle of nowhere. You arent! You are in the right spot!
Heidi
4.0
January 18, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Fast and safe without stops. I can take the bus in the same time it takes me to drive!!!
Leif
5.0
January 4, 2020Solo travel
Pros
First driver slept in so another driver took his route. Driver was really funny. Saying funny things over the loud speaker. Right before arriving in Portland . "Here we are folks! Downtown Wenatchee".
Tips
This bus line plays by its own rules dont be too uptight or into the whole "time thing"
Willis
5.0
January 3, 2020Vacation
Pros
There was only 10 people on the bus, it was nice roomy and I didn’t feel like I was in anyone’s bubble
Cons
Seats that had a little pillow or moved back a little for naps.

Based on 32 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Boston to New Haven with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.8
Value
3.6
Condition
4.1
Mindy
5.0
January 24, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I liked how fast it was and the price was very fair
Cons
Nothing really!
Tips
Arrive on time and you will be set :)
Rosemary
3.0
January 16, 2020Visiting family
Pros
It got me to my destination safely
Cons
Need new seats for all passengers, take out two rows to make room for each passenger to fit in each seat. I’m 5’4”, 130 lbs and I had no leg room., there is no cushion left to the extremely worn cushion on the aisle seats, the inner seats are shredded and no cushions...More
Tips
Bring your own pillow to sit on
Deborah
1.0
November 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Nothing
Cons
We had a tire that was ready to come off so we had to get off the highway and wait for buses to come get us. The first bus that came could only take half of us. We got on and then The driver said he wasn't going to New Haven. He was only going to New York City and woul...More
Tips
Go with Peter Pan. Bolt Bus is owned by Greyhound and they're horrible.
Hannah
1.0
October 22, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Have buses show up on time and use direction apps that take them through traffic.
Tips
Only take this if you don’t have to be somewhere at a specific time.
Olivia
3.0
October 18, 2019Visiting family
Cons
The driver was HORRIBLE. She slammed on breaks and mad everyone sick. Made me never want to ride on it again. But i have to take the bus home. Also she left the windows and emergency exit on the tough open the entire trip and it was 40 degrees outside. And when asked to...More

Are dogs allowed on Boltbus?

No, dogs and other pets are not allowed on a Boltbus. The only exception is a service animal as defined by the ADA law.

Can you cancel Bolt bus tickets?

No, once purchased you cannot cancel your tickets.

Can I change my Boltbus ticket?

Yes, you can change your Boltbus reservation. The change must be made more than 24 hours in advance of your scheduled departure. You can make changes to your reservation online by selecting Reschedule a Reservation under the Reservation menu. There is no additional fee to reschedule your ticket.

Are Bolt Bus tickets refundable?

No, Boltbus tickets are nonrefundable. The carrier also advises that if you miss your scheduled departure you will not be allowed to travel on a later departure unless you purchase a new ticket.

Is there WiFi onboard BoltBus?

Yes BoltBus offers WiFi connection onboard their bus trips. Though most trips with BoltBus will have WiFi as advertised, some trips might not come equipped with Wifi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. BoltBus WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends, you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

What is the Boltbus luggage policy?

Carry On Bags: You can bring two small bags onboard with you the size of a backpack or a pursue. The carry on bags should fit in the overhead bins.

Checked Baggage: You are allowed to one piece of luggage to be placed under the bus.

Are there power outlets on a BoltBus bus? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard BoltBus bus trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since BoltBus might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does BoltBus offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently BoltBus does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station or stop.

Boltbus kids policies:

The Boltbus policy for kids traveling with their parents or guardians that one child under the age of two is allowed to travel for free with an adult holding a full fare ticket as long as the child can travel in their parents lap. For example if two adults are traveling they could bring two children for free. Children aged two or older must hold an full priced adult ticket to travel accompanied by their parents or guardians. Children under the age of 16 cannot travel by themselves on Boltbus.

Do you need an ID to get on a BoltBus bus?

No, currently BoltBus does not require an ID to board the bus. Of course, it is always a good idea to carry a government-issued ID whenever you hit the road.

Can you use your phone to board BoltBus?

Yes, you can board BoltBus by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Are there bathrooms on BoltBus buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on BoltBus bus trips. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Can you bring a bike on Boltbus?

Yes, Boltbus does allow passenger to bring a bicycle with them and even a golf bag. The sports item will count as one of your allotted checked luggage and will be permitted on the bus if luggage space allows it to fit.

Are meals or beverages offered onboard BoltBus trips?

BoltBus does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. Most carriers, though, do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your BoltBus ticket?

BoltBus does not require a printed ticket to board the bus. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Does BoltBus offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

BoltBus goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings to its customers. Movies are provided during the bus trip to keep you entertained. Don’t forget to bring your favorite pair of headphones, as not all carriers offer headphones on the bus. We recommend in-ear noise cancelling headphones as the best choice for the frequent traveler due to their small size. Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as BoltBus advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good. Board games are all the rage these days and BoltBus is keeping up with the latest trends by providing games you can play with your seat neighbors.

BoltBus serves travelers in United States of America, Canada with bus service to 20 destinations. These are the most popular BoltBus schedules and routes.

Boston to New York
Daily Trips8
Price$1.33
Washington to New York
Daily Trips12
Price$1.33
Philadelphia to New York
Daily Trips18
Price$1.33
Seattle to Portland
Daily Trips7
Price$1.33
Seattle to Vancouver
Daily Trips7
Price$1.33

Cheap BoltBus ticket deals users recently found on Wanderu.

With 340 BoltBus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and BoltBus tickets start at just $1.33. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Boston to New York
Travel DateTue Feb 25
Price$1.33
Washington to New York
Travel DateTue Feb 25
Price$1.33
New York to Baltimore
Travel DateSat Feb 29
Price$1.33
Everett to Portland
Travel DateSun Mar 1
Price$1.33
Philadelphia to New York
Travel DateTue Feb 25
Price$1.33