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About Van Galder

Van Galder is a popular bus company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Van Galder tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Van Galder serves 28 routes, connecting 5 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Van Galder runs an average of 315 trips per day and 5,362 trips per month. These bus trips range in price from €0.86 to €21.50 based on a variety of factors.

Contact Van Galder

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 747-0994Email: [email protected]

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Van Galder bus coverage

Daily Trips315
stations6
cities5
countries1

Van Galder bus amenities

Van Galder
Extra legroomExtra legroom
USB powerUSB power
WiFiWiFi

Van Galder reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Van Galder

(Based on 21 reviews)

4.5
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.1

Timeliness

4.9

Staff

4.1

Value

3.8

Condition

4.8

Van Galder passenger reviews

5.0

Don

30 November 2019- Visiting family

Madison to Chicago

Pros: This was a very enjoyable trip at a time when it could have been hectic and less enjoyable because of weather conditions and holiday travel concerns. Our driver Don (Jordan I think) was extremely informative and in control the entire trip. Cons: Since everything ...

Pros: This was a very enjoyable trip at a time when it could have been hectic and less enjoyable because of weather conditions and holiday travel concerns. Our driver Don (Jordan I think) was extremely informative and in control the entire trip. Cons: Since everything exceeded any expectations it leaves little room for improvement in my opinion! Tips: Other than asking for Don as a driver don't worry about carryon luggage as it is readily available promptly upon arrival.

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1.0

Ashley

26 November 2019- Visiting family

Chicago to Madison

Pros: Not much. Cons: Bus broke down, arrived late to pickup and arrived late to drop off. Tips: Don’t take this bus.

Pros: Not much. Cons: Bus broke down, arrived late to pickup and arrived late to drop off. Tips: Don’t take this bus.

5.0

Rosalind

27 October 2019- Visiting family

Chicago to Madison

Pros: Felt safe on the bus traveling. Cons: Driver more friendlier.

Pros: Felt safe on the bus traveling. Cons: Driver more friendlier.

5.0

Kathleen

13 October 2019- Visiting family

Chicago to Madison

Pros: I just love NOT having to worry about driving at all. Cons: better WIFI.

Pros: I just love NOT having to worry about driving at all. Cons: better WIFI.

4.0

Karson

28 September 2019- Vacation

Madison to Chicago

It would be very helpful to have additional information because there were multiple times that I was confused on timing or final destination.

It would be very helpful to have additional information because there were multiple times that I was confused on timing or final destination.

Most popular Van Galder routes

The bus from South Beloit to Janesville is Van Galder’s most popular route. Trips from Chicago to Rockford and Rockford to Janesville are also highly popular.

Top Van Galder routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
South Beloit to Janesville110h 0m€1
Chicago to Rockford120h 0m€1
Rockford to Janesville110h 0m€1
Madison to South Beloit240h 0m€9
Chicago to Janesville120h 0m€22
Madison to Janesville240h 0m€1
Chicago to South Beloit120h 0m€22
Rockford to Madison210h 0m€1
Chicago to Madison250h 0m€22

Van Galder Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Van Galder buses have WiFi?

Yes, Van Galder offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Van Galder 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. Van Galder 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.

Are there power points or USB points on the bus?

Van Galder currently only provides USB points onboard their vehicles. With a USB point you can charge most handheld devices like a smartphone, tablet or e-reader as long as you pack the right USB cable. USB points won’t allow you to power larger devices like laptops.

What is Van Galder's schedule?

On a typical day, Van Galder has 315 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?

No, Van Galder 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.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

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

What are Van Galder’s COVID-19 policies?

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

Are there toilets on Van Galder buses?

No, there are no bathrooms available on Van Galder buses. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Van Galder 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 Van Galder ticket?

Yes, Van Galder 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 Van Galder offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Van Galder goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Van Galder offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between bus lines, but getting extra is always good.