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About BoltBus

BoltBus was a bus service that served popular destinations up until March of 2020. They offered cheap bus tickets in the Northeast and Northwest regions of the United States. Amenities included power outlets, free wifi, extra leg-room seats and restrooms on board every bus. BoltBus is owned by Greyhound, and served 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.

BoltBus tickets were very cheap. In fact, the carrier offered $1 tickets on every bus with limited availability. Every BoltBus ticket purchased guaranteed a reserved seat.

BoltBus was an official Wanderu partner and had been working with Wanderu since our launch in 2013.

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BoltBus Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Power outletPower outlet


BoltBus bus coverage

Daily Trips140

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 bus got there on time.”
based on 676 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 646 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 690 reviews

BoltBus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for BoltBus

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BoltBus passenger reviews



March 2, 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.



March 8, 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 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.



March 5, 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!



March 4, 2020- Visiting family

New Haven to Boston

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



March 3, 2020- Solo travel

Washington to New York

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

BoltBus Routes & Network

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

Top Cities Served by BoltBus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Seattle12:40 am8:30 pm
Portland14:25 pm10:55 pm

Most popular BoltBus routes

The bus 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$12
Seattle to Portland25h 12m$21
Tacoma to Portland23h 42m$18
Bellingham to Portland47h 57m$25
Everett to Portland26h 2m$28
Seattle to Bellingham42h 30m$13
Seattle to Tacoma11h 25m$8
Everett to Seattle20h 50m$8
Bellingham to Tacoma24h 10m$21

BoltBus Bus Guide & FAQs

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.
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.

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

Carry On Bags: You can bring two small bags the size of a backpack or a purse. 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.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard BoltBus 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 BoltBus 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.

On a typical day, BoltBus has 140 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.

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.

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.

No, BoltBus 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.

Yes, there are bathrooms on BoltBus 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.

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 buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

BoltBus does not require a printed ticket to board the bus. 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.

BoltBus 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.

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 bus 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 with the lowest available fares every day. Plus, you can compare BoltBus prices with trips offered by other bus 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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