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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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Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with BoltBus

Overall review score for BoltBus
4.0
Based on 890 reviews

Based on 79 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Washington to New York with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 54 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Timeliness
4.4
Staff
3.7
Value
3.8
Condition
4.0
Barbara
5.0
3 March 2020Solo travel
Pros
We arrived 15 minutes early.. trip was smooth and quiet.
Cons
Water bottles would be nice
Shukri
3.0
1 March 2020Regular commuter
Pros
It stopped right next to my apartment
Cons
Seat was a little stained and we were not told the bus was delayed 30 minutes. Additionally the bus took a strange path that felt longer than my normal bus ride
Anna
5.0
24 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Excellent service for the price that it had.
Cons
Waiting in line to board the bus there were no seats but elderly people waiting.
Sri
3.0
24 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was late came to union station and arrived 2.30 should be 1.05 at New York, no traffic at all. Chair my sit was uncomfortable, need to be clean often. Specially with Corono virus need to be cleaned.
Cons
Need clean the sit and floor , window so dusty,
Chandler
1.0
21 February 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Bus was too hot, driver hardly spoke any English, stopped more times than we were supposed to, bus was filthy.

Based on 72 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New York to Washington with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 48 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Timeliness
4.6
Staff
4.0
Value
3.9
Condition
4.2
Jason
5.0
20 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
On time. Pretty comfortable. Driver was friendly when he dropped us off. And the price of $16!
Cons
Better wifi.
Tips
Only negative was the WiFi. I had to turn it off and use cell service. On the plus side the power outlets were easier to use than most buses.
Ghulam
4.0
8 February 2020Business
Cons
Power plug points were not working. Reading lights were not functioning. Seats are small for long trip.
Caleb
5.0
1 February 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
31 January 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
26 January 2020Solo travel
Pros
on time.
Cons
WIFI, there was no WIFI

Based on 57 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New York to Boston with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Timeliness
3.7
Staff
3.6
Value
3.8
Condition
4.1
Sarah
5.0
5 March 2020Business
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!
Shanan
1.0
8 February 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
3 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Price
Cons
Fix the power outlets none was working .... very disappointed
James
3.0
9 January 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
23 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver is very efficient
Cons
Hand rest
Tips
Arrive on time

Based on 55 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Boston to New York with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 48 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Timeliness
3.6
Staff
3.5
Value
3.3
Condition
4.0
Chioke
5.0
26 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
I enjoyed everything
Cons
Nothing
Greg
5.0
24 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
Easy
Cons
Gum on the side of the bus. A little too warm
Lauren
4.0
17 January 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
17 January 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
14 January 2020Visiting family
Cons
Better bus stop location. There’s nothing to eat or do right around there while eating for transfer.

Based on 43 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New Haven to Boston with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 48 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Timeliness
3.7
Staff
3.7
Value
3.7
Condition
4.1
Orapin
4.0
4 March 2020Visiting family
Pros
It is a good trip I like to go with bolt bus
Brittany
3.0
27 February 2020Regular commuter
Pros
Bus was clean and fine, on time departure
Cons
Late arrival, only a 2 hour trip but we stopped for a 15 minute break halfway, seems unnecessary for such a short trip.
Zeqiong
5.0
22 February 2020Visiting friends
Cons
The bus didn't arrive on time (the trip from New Haven to Boston). This is a bit annoying since I almost missed lunch with friends.
Kaneez
1.0
21 February 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Bus was delayed for an hour, and the driver didn't know how to get to South Station and asked passengers for directions.
Gabriela
5.0
18 January 2020Visiting friends
Cons
The heather of the bus to Boston was broken and everyone felt very cold

Based on 41 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Seattle to Vancouver with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 64 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Timeliness
4.5
Staff
4.0
Value
3.8
Condition
3.9
Amanda
1.0
27 February 2020Vacation
Pros
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
Cons
Everything could be improved
Tips
Do not ride this bus.
Philip
2.0
23 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
The driver was helpful when the bus broke down -- he did the best he could given the circumstances.
Cons
The bus appeared to be worn and it was impossible to connect to the WIFI.
Tips
Good value for the money.
Poliana Sofia
4.0
29 January 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
19 January 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
1 January 2020Vacation
Cons
Wifi on the bus is very weak.

Based on 40 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
4.2
Timeliness
4.9
Staff
4.2
Value
4.4
Condition
4.3
Lorraine
5.0
8 March 2020Business
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.
V
5.0
28 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Very smooth ride
Cons
At the moment can't think of anything that needs to be improved. Very patient & courteous employee!
Tips
None
Orie
5.0
28 February 2020Solo travel
Cons
wifi
Alec
5.0
25 January 2020Business
Pros
The ride was smooth and on time
Cons
The smell of the bathroom
Katherine
3.0
21 January 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

Based on 40 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Vancouver to Seattle with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 51 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Timeliness
4.5
Staff
4.3
Value
4.0
Condition
4.4
Roberta
4.0
23 February 2020Vacation
Pros
Driver was nice and funny + we got there on time.
Cons
It could have more info about the customs process at the border and where we would meet the driver. Also, the seats were not very comfortable.
Tips
There is on board internet but it’s just 100mb. It works fine.
Leanne
5.0
26 January 2020Couples trip
Pros
Clean bus and on time.
Erika
5.0
17 January 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
1 January 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
28 December 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).

Based on 37 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
Timeliness
4.5
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
Federica
5.0
19 February 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
1 February 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
18 January 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
4 January 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
3 January 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 36 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Boston to New Haven with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 58 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Timeliness
4.1
Staff
3.9
Value
3.6
Condition
4.1
Kelechi
1.0
2 March 2020Vacation
Pros
I like that BoltBus is cheap and the Bus was comfy and spacious
Cons
I haven’t been on a trip with BoltBus without the Bus being late. There is always something going on either the Bus is cancelled ot 30+ min late. If I could I would choose a different Bus Company
Tips
If you dont care about being on time then BoltBus should be fine. But if its important for you to be on time and you have a tight schedule you should probably find a different way to get to your destination
Laura
5.0
20 February 2020Visiting family
Tips
They don’t factor in ANY traffic time whatsoever. This was fine when I left—happened to be no traffic, wrecks etc. But just FYI it may take longer
Mindy
5.0
24 January 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
16 January 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
15 November 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.

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 on a BoltBus coach?

Yes BoltBus offers WiFi connection onboard their coach 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 film 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 favourite 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 points on a BoltBus coach? Are there USB points?

Yes, there are power points onboard BoltBus coach trips. 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.

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 coach?

No, currently BoltBus does not require an ID to board the coach. 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 toilets on BoltBus coaches?

Yes, there are toilets on BoltBus coach trips. The cubicles are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most cubicles don’t have running water. As you will be using a toilet 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 drinks offered onboard BoltBus trips?

BoltBus does not offer meals or drinks 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 coach. 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, films, or TV?

BoltBus goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings 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 not all carriers offer headphones on the coach. 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 Mum used to say, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

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