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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


BoltBus bus Coverage

Daily Trips353

BoltBus bus amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Power outletPower outlet

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with BoltBus

Overall review score for BoltBus
Based on 890 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with BoltBus
March 9, 2020Vacation
The quality of the outlets
March 8, 2020Business
I enjoyed the convenient location of the bus stop. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bus was clean including the bathroom.
If I had to chose something it would be a convenient place to sit and rest. I arrived 50 minutes early and I had to stand the entire time until it was time to board the bus.
This bus company was absolutely the best way to travel. This experience has changed the way I will travel in the future. The pricing was reasonable, the buses were clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly.
March 9, 2020Solo travel
I was a little nervous about taking a bus so far, since I never had, but it was better than I expected! Comfortable seating, people were quiet & respectful.
Maybe a pit stop half way through.
February 27, 2020Vacation
Vancouver itself was perfectly fine but the trip there was absolutely horrible. I Will ensure that myself, family and friends never ride on this bus again. Our bus took longer than 2 hours to get there all because of maintenance issues and the driver never gave us an up...More
Everything could be improved
Do not ride this bus.
March 8, 2020Regular commuter
Had open seat next to me!
All good
It’s a great way to go

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Cheap BoltBus ticket deals users recently found on Wanderu.

With 353 BoltBus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and BoltBus tickets start at just US$1.00. 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!

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