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About BoltBus

BoltBus runs daily bus service to popular destinations in the Northeast and Northwest regions of the United States. They offer cheap bus tickets with very comfortable service. Amenities include power outlets, free wifi, extra leg-room seats and restrooms on board every bus. BoltBus is owned by Greyhound, and serves routes between popular cities like Washington, DC, New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston on the East Coast, and between Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, BC on the West Coast.

Overall, BoltBus serves 121 routes, connecting 9 cities. BoltBus tickets are very cheap. In fact, the carrier offers $1 tickets on every bus if you’re quick enough to book one before $1 tickets run out. Every BoltBus ticket purchased guarantees a reserved seat. It also comes with automatic standby status for any other BoltBus trip on the same route that day, should you need to leave earlier or later than planned.

BoltBus is an official Wanderu partner and has been working with Wanderu since our launch in 2013. You can always find the best deals on cheap Boltbus tickets on Wanderu without any additional fees.

Contact BoltBus

Phone number: US: 1 (877) 265-8287

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BoltBus Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
ToiletToilet
Extra legroomExtra legroom
GamesGames
FilmsFilms
Power pointPower point
WiFiWiFi

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BoltBus coach coverage

Daily Trips140
stations12
cities9
countries1

What travelers are saying about BoltBus

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

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 2 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 423 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 572 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 744 reviews
“The coach got there on time.”
based on 676 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 646 reviews
“The coach was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 690 reviews

BoltBus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for BoltBus

(Based on 898 reviews)

4.0
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.9

Timeliness

4.3

Staff

3.9

Value

3.8

Condition

4.1

BoltBus passenger reviews

1.0

Kate

2 March 2021- Visiting family

Seattle to Portland

Pros: My trip. The bus wasn’t clean or sanitized and people didn’t have their masks on and were very rude and disrespectful towards me and the bus smelled like an out house. Cons: Cleanliness of the bus. Tips: No.

Pros: My trip. The bus wasn’t clean or sanitized and people didn’t have their masks on and were very rude and disrespectful towards me and the bus smelled like an out house. Cons: Cleanliness of the bus. Tips: No.

5.0

Lorraine

8 March 2020- Business

New York to Philadelphia

Pros: I enjoyed the convenient location of the bus stop. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bus was clean including the bathroom. Cons: 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 t...

Pros: I enjoyed the convenient location of the bus stop. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bus was clean including the bathroom. Cons: 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. Tips: 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.

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5.0

Sarah

5 March 2020- Business

New York to Boston

Pros: On-time arrival, despite leaving late and stopping! Great! Cons: Didn't love the super loud announcements at the beginning. Not sure about the wifi. Tips: My favorite bus!

Pros: On-time arrival, despite leaving late and stopping! Great! Cons: Didn't love the super loud announcements at the beginning. Not sure about the wifi. Tips: My favorite bus!

4.0

Orapin

4 March 2020- Visiting family

New Haven to Boston

It is a good trip I like to go with bolt bus

It is a good trip I like to go with bolt bus

5.0

Barbara

3 March 2020- Solo travel

Washington to New York

Pros: We arrived 15 minutes early.. trip was smooth and quiet. Cons: Water bottles would be nice.

Pros: We arrived 15 minutes early.. trip was smooth and quiet. Cons: Water bottles would be nice.

BoltBus Routes & Network

BoltBus’s coach network features 121 coach routes that connect 9 cities serving 12 stations. On average, BoltBus performs about 140 coach trips every day. The top cities to which BoltBus offers the highest number of daily coach service include Everett and Bellingham.

Top Cities Served by BoltBus

CityRouteEarliest coachLatest coach
Seattle12:40 am8:30 pm
Portland14:25 pm10:55 pm

Top States Served by BoltBus

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Oregon19Portland
Washington846Seattle

Most popular BoltBus routes

The coach from Everett to Bellingham is BoltBus’s most popular route. Trips from Seattle to Portland and Tacoma to Portland are also highly popular.

Top BoltBus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Everett to Bellingham21h 20m£9
Seattle to Portland25h 12m£16
Tacoma to Portland23h 42m£13
Bellingham to Portland47h 57m£19
Everett to Portland26h 2m£21
Seattle to Bellingham42h 30m£10
Seattle to Tacoma11h 25m£6
Everett to Seattle20h 50m£6
Bellingham to Tacoma24h 10m£16

BoltBus Coach Guide & FAQs

Can you edit your BoltBus reservation?

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 BoltBus tickets refundable?

No, Boltbus tickets are nonrefundable. If you miss your scheduled departure you will not be allowed to travel on a later departure unless you purchase a new ticket.

Do BoltBus coaches have WiFi?

Yes, BoltBus offers WiFi on their coaches. Although most trips with BoltBus will have WiFi as advertised, some coaches 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 the size of a backpack or a pursue. The carry-on bags should fit in the overhead bins.

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

Are there power points or USB points on the coach?

Yes, there are power points onboard BoltBus coaches. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since BoltBus might sometimes use replacement coach 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 BoltBus's schedule?

On a typical day, BoltBus has 140 scheduled coach 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?

No, 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.

How much do child tickets cost?

The BoltBus policy for kids traveling with their parents or guardians that one child under the age of 2 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 2 adults are traveling they could bring 2 children for free. Children aged 2 or older must hold a full priced adult ticket. Children under the age of 16 cannot travel by themselves on BoltBus.

Do you need an ID to get on the coach?

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

What are BoltBus’s COVID-19 policies?

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

Does BoltBus have toilets?

Yes, there are bathrooms on BoltBus coaches. 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.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

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. However, note that most coaches 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 coach. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

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

BoltBus goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Movies are provided during the coach trip to keep you entertained. Don’t forget to bring your favorite pair of headphones, as headphones are not always included on the coach. We recommend in-ear noise cancelling headphones 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 offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between coach lines, 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.

How do I get the best deal on BoltBus tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap BoltBus tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare BoltBus prices with trips offered by other coach companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

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