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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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Daily Trips326
stations25
cities20
countries2

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Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with BoltBus

Overall review score for BoltBus
4.0
Based on 769 reviews

Based on 65 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New York to Washington with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 52 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
3.9
Value
3.9
Condition
4.2
Eliza
3.0
January 6, 2020Vacation
Pros
Comfortable seats.
Cons
Boarding was chaotic and no one present to help get bags loaded orderly.
Lisa
4.0
January 4, 2020Visiting family
Cons
There were no plugs on the bus to recharge phone.
Tips
Charge phone fully and bring a portable charger.
Jonathan
3.0
January 4, 2020Solo travel
Cons
Bolt bus needs to do a better job of organizing lanes. The current strategy is a mess. Bolt bus needs to have at least one person assisting the driver to load and offload bags from the bus. I saw many seniors struggling with their luggage while the driver just stood the...More
Tips
Carefully weigh whether it's worth taking bolt bus as opposed to other bus lines. Bolt bus doesn't provide any of the other amenities (help with luggage, bottled water, boarding by order of arrival) that other bus services offer.
Soyoung
4.0
January 2, 2020Solo travel
Pros
First of all, the bus to Washington D.C. was so pleasant and nice.The returning bus was a little old, but it was still okay.However, in common, the creak between the windows and the walls sounded gruesome.
Cons
I want you to fix the creepy noise between the window and the wall.
Sorena
5.0
December 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quiet!
Tips
Arrive early to get the seat you want.

Based on 64 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Washington to New York with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 56 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
3.6
Value
3.7
Condition
4.0
Tong
1.0
January 11, 2020Vacation
Pros
On time
Cons
A/C was off the entire trip. Able to smell exhaust/gas at the back of the bus the entire trip.
Tips
Good luck on picking the bus, sometimes it's good sometimes it's bad
Abibou
2.0
January 4, 2020Visiting family
Tips
The driver suddenly stopped twice.It looked like there was something going on with the bus as he always got out of his seat, exit the bus and look inside and outside the bus.We had no clue whatsoever.
Mostafa
4.0
December 27, 2019Vacation
Cons
WiFi was working only during first 15 mins then there was no internet!
David
3.0
December 8, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Everything outside of the staff was perfect.
Cons
The driver reeked of marijuana and even smoked mid-trip.
Tips
Nope.
Patricia
3.0
December 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Driver was great. Took a faster route.
Cons
Bolt bus was in horrible condition. At least 10 seats were ripped and many of he arm rests were damaged. Also the electric outlets didn’t work.

Based on 54 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New York to Boston with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 39 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.6
Value
3.7
Condition
4.1
James
3.0
January 9, 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
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver is very efficient
Cons
Hand rest
Tips
Arrive on time
Matthew
1.0
December 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Price was right, and i appreciated the pickup location.
Cons
Traffic was an issue. Maybe an alternate route could have been good?
Tips
They need to improve on workarounds for traffic.
Ani
5.0
December 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Booking on Wanderu was easy. (Awesome job team!) The bus took off and arrived on-time. I loved the convenient outlets at each seat. I watched a few shows on my laptop and the 4 hours went by so fast.
Cons
I think the duration was listed at 3 hours 35min? But usually I know it takes ; hours w/ no traffic so my expectations were realistic. But new travelers might have felt mislead by the shorter duration.
Aakansha
5.0
December 14, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Everything was great!
Cons
Please mention somewhere that there's a food break in between.
Tips
Boltbus has a food break in between.

Based on 50 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
3.5
Staff
3.5
Value
3.2
Condition
3.9
Laura
4.0
January 14, 2020Visiting family
Cons
Better bus stop location. There’s nothing to eat or do right around there while eating for transfer.
Sophia
5.0
January 5, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Easy boarding, no stops, super empty (had row to myself).
Cons
The WiFi did not work on my computer, but perhaps it worked for others. Did not interact with staff at all (except guy who checked my ticket), so cannot say whether they were friendly!
Tips
Bolt Bus is BY FAR a better option than Greyhound, Peterpan, or Megabus.
Michael David
4.0
January 4, 2020Couples trip
Pros
It was quiet and dark for the early morning ride.
Cons
Putting outlets at every bank of seats.
Tips
Early morning and late evening trips are less crowded. Be on time! They don't wait and I appreciate it.
Malgorzata
5.0
December 30, 2019Vacation
Pros
The bus itself was clean and comfortable. The driver nice and polite. The weather wasn't great - it was icy snowing so we had 30minutes of a delay but it doesn't matter,the trip was good.
Cons
Toilet cleaniness could be improved.
Tips
Be on time - always! And please keep your feet off the seats unless you take your shoes off.
Elena
4.0
December 29, 2019Couples trip
Cons
Seat in th bus was not working well. It was declined to the back and it wasn’t possible to bring it to upright position.

Based on 36 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Seattle to Vancouver with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 71 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.2
Value
4.0
Condition
4.1
Evangel
5.0
January 1, 2020Vacation
Cons
Wifi on the bus is very weak.
Mei Rong
4.0
December 9, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Very good, only my seat cover was torn
Devansh
5.0
December 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I took the morning 6:50 am bus to Vancouver. The bus arrived at the stop at 6:37 am. On time departure from Seattle 5th Ave S location. The boltbus board marking on the stop is pretty small, although google maps will take you at the correct location. There were two sto...More
Cons
More and/or bigger boltbus markings at the Seattle stop
Catherina
4.0
November 23, 2019Vacation
Pros
Smooth journey and punctual in departure and arrival.
Cons
Wi-fi didn't seem to be working at all.
Tips
Worth trying Bus Bolt if you haven't previously.
Valdemiro
5.0
November 25, 2019Vacation
Pros
It’s all right
Tips
Recomend

Based on 36 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New Haven to Boston with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 46 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.6
Value
3.7
Condition
4.1
Caroline
5.0
January 12, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I was surprised at how clean the bus was and how efficiently it ran. It was on time and was a great experience.
Cassidy
5.0
December 27, 2019Vacation
Pros
on time, efficient, great value. Train would have been double the cost
Cons
bus was about 15 mins late both ways
Harry
1.0
December 19, 2019Vacation
Cons
It was an hour late and no one informed us in person or via email that it would be late. We were stuck at the station with no information.
Tips
Be careful
Amanda
2.0
November 22, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was a horrible experience
Cons
The bus was very late, and we had no updates. I started to worry it wouldn't come at all
Tips
Never ride Bolt bus.
Alba
1.0
October 26, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I did not like anything. Boltbus redirect us to Greyhound (another company) without letting us know anything. That bus arrived more than 2h late and smelled like pee. wifi worked very poorly.
Cons
Communication with the client. When we buy the ticket, we need to put our email and telephone number, so why they don't use it to send us an email and letting us know that it will be late?
Tips
go with train, comes on time.

Based on 35 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Vancouver to Seattle with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.3
Value
3.9
Condition
4.4
Sammuel
5.0
January 1, 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
December 28, 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).
Aileen
5.0
December 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
clean bolt bus, driver is helpful and efficient he seems to be hardworking and serious with his Job. Pleasant experience huat the wifi i cannot connect
Cons
So far so good, the wifi seems to be slow and hard to connect
Jingjing
3.0
December 14, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
the seat is spacious
Cons
it is too cold inside! My feet was almost frozen!
Tips
Wear a coat cuz the bus is cold.
Leanne
4.0
December 13, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The consistency of ease, cleanliness and cost affordability/accessibility keeps me using Wanduru (Bolt Bus).
Cons
The seat cushioning is flat however it's easily fixed by putting a coat or scarf on the seat. For the cost it is not something I'd list as a complaint.
Tips
Be patient if the bus arrives JUST on time or 15 mins tardy. Time at the border can not be anticipated and a small break for a driver is needed especially to get travellers to the next location safely.

Based on 33 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New York to Philadelphia with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 71 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.2
Value
4.4
Condition
4.3
John
2.0
December 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Friendly staff
Cons
The bus was freezing. Like no heat.
Tom
5.0
December 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Wonderful trip, left on time and arrived 1/2 hour early.
Gary
2.0
December 20, 2019Business
Pros
person having coughing paroxysms, obviously w/ flu and got not just me sick shortly thereafter but I'm sure all around her. They shouldn't allow this person on bus OR perhaps force her to wear a mask to prevent everyone else from getting sick. Was a full bus.
Qian
5.0
November 29, 2019Vacation
Pros
Got there on time, no trouble at all
Cons
Bus station at Philly could use some serious improvement (weatherproofing, particularly)
Nirav
1.0
November 22, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Leg room and seats were pretty good. Bus was clean and ride was smooth.
Cons
Internet and power socket did not work

Based on 32 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Seattle to Portland with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 63 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.2
Leif
5.0
January 4, 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
January 3, 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.
Jason
5.0
December 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quiet and respectful
Gene
5.0
December 20, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Nice nap!
Tips
Well worth it!
Ashley
5.0
November 11, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The trip was great. The bus was on time. The driver was nice and helpful. I had an issue scanning my ticket on my phone, the driver looked me up, checked me in and I was able to board.
Cons
There were a few seats with some tares in them. Maybe just patch them up.
Tips
Great option for transportation. I believed there was advertisement for free wifi, I was unable to connect. Also there were no outlets for charging. Come prepared with electronics charged.

Based on 28 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
4.1
Staff
3.8
Value
3.5
Condition
4.3
Deborah
1.0
November 15, 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.
Hannah
1.0
October 22, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Have buses show up on time and use direction apps that take them through traffic.
Tips
Only take this if you don’t have to be somewhere at a specific time.
Olivia
3.0
October 18, 2019Visiting family
Cons
The driver was HORRIBLE. She slammed on breaks and mad everyone sick. Made me never want to ride on it again. But i have to take the bus home. Also she left the windows and emergency exit on the tough open the entire trip and it was 40 degrees outside. And when asked to...More
Richard
5.0
October 17, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Visit to oncologist
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Enjoy!
Nancy
4.0
October 8, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus arrived late and no reasonable explanation was offered.
Cons
Buses should arrive on time and if there's a change in schedule, clients should be given 2hrs prior notice.

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.

BoltBus serves travelers in United States of America, Canada with bus service to 20 destinations. These are the most popular BoltBus schedules and routes.

Boston to New York
Daily Trips8
Price$1.00
Washington to New York
Daily Trips12
Price$1.00
Philadelphia to New York
Daily Trips18
Price$1.00
Seattle to Portland
Daily Trips7
Price$1.00
Seattle to Vancouver
Daily Trips7
Price$1.00

Cheap BoltBus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 326 BoltBus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and BoltBus tickets start at just $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!

Vancouver to Portland
Travel dateMon Jan 20
Lowest price$1.00
New York to Greenbelt
Travel dateSun Jan 19
Lowest price$1.00
Boston to New York
Travel dateSun Jan 19
Lowest price$1.00
Baltimore to New York
Travel dateSun Jan 19
Lowest price$1.00
Washington to New York
Travel dateSun Jan 19
Lowest price$1.00