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Wanderu is an official partner of Greyhound

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About Greyhound

Greyhound Lines, also known as Greyhound Bus, is one of the most iconic bus company brands in the world offering low-cost, safe and reliable service throughout North America. It is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, and also provides bus service in Canada and Mexico.

Founded in 1914 by Carl Wickman in Hibbing, Minnesota, Greyhound has been operating for more than 100 years. Greyhound has become a household name and a staple in more than 109 cities, serving over 16 million passengers per year with 7,278 daily trips going to over 2,400 different destinations. Greyhound connects with more than a dozen different intercity bus carriers across the country allowing them to sell bus tickets for each other’s lines. This makes Greyhound the catalyst behind the largest bus network in the United States which helps bring all of its customers cheap and affordable bus tickets.

Greyhound bus has been an official Wanderu partner since May 2014. Wanderu makes it easy to find the best deals on Greyhound bus tickets at no additional cost. You can easily search Greyhound schedules, compare and book cheap Greyhound bus tickets on Wanderu.

Contact Greyhound

Phone number: US: +1 (800) 231-2222

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Greyhound bus coverage

Daily Trips7,278
stations110
cities109
countries1

Greyhound bus amenities

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Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
GamesGames
MoviesMovies
Power outletPower outlet
WiFiWiFi

What travelers are saying about Greyhound

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Greyhound had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

"The bus was cleaned well to prevent the spread of covid."
based on 226 reviews

Onboard Experience

"The onboard wifi with movie selection was an added bonus."
based on 1794 reviews
"Great customer service."
based on 2083 reviews
"Convenient, efficient, good value."
based on 2815 reviews
"All times were within 10 minutes!"
based on 2520 reviews
"I liked the space and the comfortable seating."
based on 2374 reviews
"It was so comfortable and clean!"
based on 2625 reviews

Greyhound Routes & Network

Greyhound’s bus network features 2916 bus routes that connect 109 cities serving 110 stations. On average, Greyhound performs about 7278 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Greyhound offers the highest number of daily bus service include Philadelphia and Washington.

Top Cities Served by Greyhound

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
New York175:01 am4:50 am
Boston205:01 am4:45 am
Washington175:01 am4:50 am
Philadelphia166:01 am4:55 am
Los Angeles175:50 am7:45 am
Chicago175:01 am4:45 am
Hartford165:50 am4:45 am
Baltimore166:01 am4:55 am

Top States Served by Greyhound

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Texas4773Austin
Connecticut5629Hartford
Illinois2854Chicago
Florida111887Miami
California61053Los Angeles
Pennsylvania5950Philadelphia
District of Columbia1483Washington
Massachusetts4872Boston
New York91926New York

Greyhound reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Greyhound

(Based on 4319 reviews)

3.4
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.5

Timeliness

3.8

Staff

3.5

Value

3.2

Condition

3.7

Greyhound passenger reviews

4.0

Bang

October 10, 2021- Vacation

New York to Boston

Pros: The driver. Cons: The seat.

Pros: The driver. Cons: The seat.

1.0

Tess

October 8, 2021- Business

New York to Boston

This was a terrible experience with Greyhound. The driver made a wrong turn at the very beginning putting us 30 mins out of the city in the wrong direction. By the time we were back on course we were already well over an hour into our time on the bus. We arrived an 1hou...

This was a terrible experience with Greyhound. The driver made a wrong turn at the very beginning putting us 30 mins out of the city in the wrong direction. By the time we were back on course we were already well over an hour into our time on the bus. We arrived an 1hour and 40 mins late to Boston. A man approached the driver and complained which then upset the driver. There was much unrest from all the passengers. It smelled like pee from the bathrooms wafting through the entire bus. A man was passed out in the aisle. There was no assistance with bags stowed under the bus upon arrival. Wifi worked sporadically. Completely cramped ride. Few bags could fit in overhead compartments. Largest disappointment was definitely the incredible delay to destination, especially so late at night.

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2.0

Nathalia

October 2, 2021- Couples trip

Boston to New York

The seats were slippery and super uncomfortable

The seats were slippery and super uncomfortable

5.0

Stephania

October 1, 2021- Visiting friends

Boston to New York

Pros: Wanderu made it really easy and simple to search and purchase on their website, I am very satisfied. If you’re looking to save money and don’t mind comfort too much this is honestly a great price deal. The staff and personnel were friendly, the bus arrival was on...

Pros: Wanderu made it really easy and simple to search and purchase on their website, I am very satisfied. If you’re looking to save money and don’t mind comfort too much this is honestly a great price deal. The staff and personnel were friendly, the bus arrival was on time and the passengers were friendly. After the experience I personally don’t think I could sit in a small space for more than 5 hours like I did on my trip. I would definitely book again for shorter trips. :). Cons: Website was easy to browse and book. Tips: Make sure you book correctly, the different details could get confusing. :).

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5.0

Kalpana

September 17, 2021- Visiting family

New York to Boston

It was so comfortable and clean! Loved it! It seemed so smooth and felt so relaxed!

It was so comfortable and clean! Loved it! It seemed so smooth and felt so relaxed!

Most popular Greyhound routes

The bus from Philadelphia to Washington is Greyhound’s most popular route. Trips from New York to Syracuse and Las Vegas to Los Angeles are also highly popular.

Top Greyhound routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Philadelphia to Washington63h 52m$33
New York to Syracuse86h 43m$58
Las Vegas to Los Angeles75h 57m$38
New York to Philadelphia162h 19m$19
Boston to Hartford62h 9m$27
New York to Boston94h 53m$33
New York to Washington125h 35m$43
New York to Hartford93h 10m$27
San Diego to Los Angeles63h 17m$19

Greyhound Cancellation Policy

Greyhound tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be cancelled. It’s always a good idea to double check your travel details before completing your booking, especially for nonrefundable tickets.

You can change your Greyhound bus ticket for a different travel date by calling Greyhound’s customer service phone number at +1 (800) 231-2222. Greyhound charges a ticket exchange fee of $20, and changes must be requested before the bus departs. You can change the date and time of the trip, but not the departure or arrival locations.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You may be reimbursed if you cancel your bus trip due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts. If you need to change your ticket, you may also file a claim to have the $20 Greyhound change fee reimbursed.

Greyhound Bus Guide & FAQs

Can you reschedule your Greyhound trip?

Yes, you can reschedule your Greyhound tickets for another date or time. A $20 change fee applies in addition to any difference in the ticket price.

Are Greyhound tickets refundable?

No, Greyhound tickets are typically nonrefundable, unless you purchase a more expensive ticket that explicitly includes the flexibility to refund it.

Do Greyhound buses have WiFi?

Yes, Greyhound offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Greyhound will have WiFi as advertised, some buses 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. Greyhound 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.

How many bags can you carry on a Greyhound bus?

Carry On Bags: You can bring one bag up to 25 lbs or 11 kg on to the bus with you. The bag must be able to fit into the overhead bin or fully under the seat in front of you.

Checked Baggage: You are allowed to bring up to 2 bags that will be placed under the bus for the duration of your trip. Each bag needs to be less than 50 lbs or 22.5 kg, with a maximum total size of 62 inches when the width, length and height of the bag are all added up.

How many total passengers fit on a Greyhound bus?

Most Greyhound buses have between 50 and 55 passenger seats. However, depending on the bus model, some buses in Greyhound’s fleet might have smaller or larger capacities.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Greyhound buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller 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 USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Greyhound might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Greyhound's schedule?

On a typical day, Greyhound has 7278 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

Yes, Greyhound offers the option to purchase will call tickets. Will call tickets are an option that allows you to book the tickets ahead of time online, then pick up the tickets from an agent or kiosk once you arrive at the station. Note that you will need to bring the confirmation information you received when you made your ticket purchase.

What is Greyhound’s pet policy?

Greyhound does not allow pets or animals onboard the bus. The only exception to this policy is for trained service animals accompanying a passenger with a disability.

How much is a child ticket?

On Greyhound buses, one infant (under the age of 2) can ride for free if they sit on an adult's lap. Discounted tickets are available for children between the ages of 2 and 11, but these discounts are limited to two children per one adult ticket. Any additional children would require a full priced adult ticket.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Greyhound requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Can you track a Greyhound bus?

Thanks to Greyhound’s BusTracker tool, you can easily track your Greyhound bus online and know when it is expected to arrive. Live status updates show your bus’ progress and where it is along its route. This is also a helpful tool if someone is picking you up from the arrival station.

What are Greyhound’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Greyhound’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can you buy a Greyhound ticket for someone else?

Sure thing! It’s actually cheaper to do so on Wanderu. Greyhound normally charges an $18 USD fee to buy a ticket that will be used by another person. You can avoid this fee by quickly and easily ordering a ticket on Wanderu for the person who will be traveling. Just make sure you enter their personal details in the passenger information fields.

At check-out, you can choose a print-at-home ticket (which will be emailed to you, and you can forward it to the traveler) or a will-call ticket (which the traveler can pick up at the station).

Are there bathrooms on Greyhound buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Greyhound buses. 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 bicycle on a Greyhound bus?

Greyhound allows bikes to be transported in the under-bus baggage compartment for a fee. Make sure that your bicycle is packaged into an approved bike box or container. The container must be securely sealed for the trip.

Bicycles count as an oversized item. Depending on the station that you depart from, they might need to be shipped through Greyhound Package Express. If your bike needs to be shipped via Greyhound Package Express, the fee is between $42 to $52 USD, based on the distance you travel. Please contact the carrier ahead of time for an exact quote on how much it would cost to bring your bicycle.

Can you travel without an ID?

If you do not have an ID, you must contact Greyhound directly to ask what options there are for you to travel without an ID. For example, you may be able to set up a password to collect your will-call ticket and/or board the bus.

Are meals or beverages available?

Greyhound 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. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Greyhound ticket?

Yes, Greyhound requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Does Greyhound offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Greyhound goes the extra distance to deliver premium features 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 headphones are not always included on the bus. We recommend in-ear noise cancelling headphones due to their small size.

Board games are all the rage these days and Greyhound is keeping up with the latest trends by providing games you can play with your seat neighbors.

Can children travel unaccompanied on Greyhound?

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by someone aged 17 or older in order to travel on a Greyhound bus. Anyone over the age of 17 qualifies as an adult when traveling on Greyhound.

Children between the ages of 12 and 16 may travel on Greyhound unaccompanied. However, there are certain restrictions and important procedures that you must follow. An Unaccompanied Child Form must be completed in person at the bus station, and tickets for unaccompanied minors cannot be purchased online.

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