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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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BoltBus bus Coverage

Daily Trips322
stations23
cities18
countries2

BoltBus bus amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
GamesGames
MoviesMovies
Power outletPower outlet
WiFiWiFi

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with BoltBus

Overall review score for BoltBus
4.1
Based on 476 reviews
Washington - New York
4.1
Based on 44 reviews
Based on 44 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from Washington to New York with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
3.7
Value
3.8
Condition
4.0
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Susana
5.0
October 13, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Nice and good deal
Cons
Give water snack or chips while on board
Tips
Take bolt bus 👍
Giorgia
4.0
October 12, 2019Solo travel
Cons
The seat
Edith
5.0
October 9, 2019
Tips
The bus don’t have charging are not work the all bus most of customer phones was off
Graham
3.0
October 5, 2019Couples trip
Pros
That it wasn't a long trip.
Cons
The driver to speak slowly, clearly and loud enough to be heard and understood. Not to sound so disterested in his job.
Rachel
3.0
September 27, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Bus driver kept telling at people "talking too loud" even though noone heard anyone talking loudly. At one point she stopped the bus in the middle of a d.c. road to walk back and look for the offender. She also threatened to kick them off. Very uncomfortable experience
Boston - New York
3.2
Based on 37 reviews
Based on 37 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from Boston to New York with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 40 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.3
Staff
3.4
Value
3.1
Condition
3.8
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Lindsay
1.0
October 11, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Nothing, this trip was a nightmare.
Cons
We left 30 minutes late, and then spent two hours sitting by the side of a highway, just 45 minutes from NYC (in Stamford). I was supposed to have arrived by 10:45 PM, but I arrived in NYC at 2 AM. It ruined my whole night, I had things planned that night for when I was...More
Tips
Bolt Bus sucks. Greyhound (their parent company) also sucks. I am in a long distance relationship, so I have no choice but to deal with the nightmare that is these two bus companies. My advice to other travelers is cancel your trips, because you probably won't make it i...More
Samuel
1.0
October 11, 2019Vacation
Cons
Driver ran out of driving time and pulled over on the highway and stopped driving the bus I want a refund
Tips
Do not take BoltBus ever
Maor
2.0
October 11, 2019Visiting family
Cons
updating the bus on expected time of arrival
Maria De Fátima
1.0
September 21, 2019Vacation
Pros
Nothing
Cons
As you might know the bus bolt 2039 that left Boston at 11:15am broke down around 1pm. As the driver told there would be a bus with 20 seats we let him know My daughter was pregnant with if he could garantee out seats. But when the bus arrived at 1:40 he did not mana...More
Tips
As a foreigner pregnant woman with 2 senior parents We felt nothing but regardless from this company and its driver. It is a shame! There will not be a next time for me with this companie but I do hope they prepare better their staff to handle those situations.
Belinda
5.0
October 9, 2019Business
Pros
I was able to relax, charge my phone and catch up on work and my book. I didn't have to deal with the traffic at all which was perfect!
Cons
Initially the outlets were not working, but the driver stopped to correct the problem.
Tips
This is a great deal
New York - Boston
4.0
Based on 33 reviews
Based on 33 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from New York to Boston with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 35 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.5
Value
3.9
Condition
4.2
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Divya
4.0
October 16, 2019
Cons
NO WIFI
Solene
3.0
October 11, 2019Solo travel
Pros
the price
Cons
the smell in the bus
Brooke
1.0
October 11, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I like that I did not die on the way
Cons
Everything.
Tips
I booked this trip with no problem. The week of the trip, I got an email from bolt bus saying that my bus would leave 2 hours later than scheduled. When I contacted them to move to an earlier bus, I found out they had cancelled my ticket and issued a refund without ever...More
Lea
4.0
October 12, 2019Solo travel
Pros
You had good space for you own, plugs next to your seat and the seats were comfortable
Cons
The way the driver drives, sometimes I woke up because the driver breaks too hard or swings to quickly left and right, so that I fall to the left, to the right or to the front. I was getting a bit sick because of that.
Tips
Take a thick jacket with you, no matter the weather outside, the AC is always on and it’s freaking cold in the bus.
Emily
5.0
October 10, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
There wasn't a lot of space between the rows of seats and every row was occupied. At this price point, it would've been nice if the bus was a bit more spacious.
New York - Washington
4.0
Based on 32 reviews
Based on 32 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from New York to Washington with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 46 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
3.8
Value
4.0
Condition
4.2
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Suriphan
5.0
October 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Good deal and not too crowded
Cons
This time everything is alright.
Tips
Nice company and driver rode safely. Especially good deal.
Mabel T
1.0
October 8, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The journey was smooth and I loved it.
Jean
4.0
October 10, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It arrived about 15 minutes ahead of schedule with respect to debarking after an on time departure from across 101 6th Ave. The Greyhound signed bus had a number of power outlets not working and the woman across the aisle tried the outlets behind her seat after the ones...More
Cons
The power outlets ability to charge/recharge phones, lap tops, etc.
Francisca
5.0
October 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
How quiet it was
Cons
Bigger seats
Thomas
2.0
October 4, 2019Visiting family
Pros
that it got me there.
Cons
Bolt bus wasn't at stop and we were waiting in a line for quite some time. A Bolt Bus employee came and asked what bus we were waiting on and was surprised that there were two DC busses still waiting. The 5pm and 5:30pm busses got mixed into one bus. The lack of organiz...More
Tips
There are so many busses that you can choose from. Choose something not named bolt bus.
Seattle - Vancouver
4.1
Based on 26 reviews
Based on 26 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from Seattle to Vancouver with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 72 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
4.1
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
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Lorina
3.0
October 14, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Walking tour in Seattle, short Water Taxi Ride, Wings over Seattle ride, spending Thanksgiving time with my nephew and his room mate
Cons
Being aware of Immigration issues with riders for potential delay; and do not speed to avoid being stopped by Police causing further delay
Tips
Be prepared for Border checks, make proper declaration
Xinyu
4.0
October 4, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
The wifi did not work at all.
Danielle
4.0
September 27, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Even though it Was late at pickup we still arrived on time
Cons
The tracking wasnt working for this bus route that day
Robert
4.0
September 26, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The air condition was pretty strong, we were freezing for Four Hours.
Cons
Air condition and Interieur temperature of the Bus.
Victoria
1.0
September 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
There are other choices of transportation
Cons
The driver can help the vulnerable passenger such as an elderly or disable to assist with stowing their bag.
Tips
Don’t use Bolt when u need assistance with stowing your bag away.
Portland - Seattle
4.6
Based on 24 reviews
Based on 24 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from Portland to Seattle with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 85 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.4
Condition
4.5
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Judy
4.0
October 15, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Fast and not expensive. Good value.
Cons
Bathroom very smelly.
Tips
Remember you wIll wIt on the street There is no building which was a surprise to this first time rider
Stephen
4.0
October 9, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Quick. Arrived early.
Cons
My seat wasn't in good shape.
Sneha
5.0
October 5, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The bus arrived on time and departed as scheduled.
Cons
The staff interaction could have been improved. Travelers were new to the town and the staff didn’t announce the stops. When asked in person he seemed to be busy working on some other tracking things. One lady needed help with her check in , staff didn’t guide her well....More
Maribeth
4.0
October 1, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Time of arrival was great! Also, we had a great driver who cares about his passengers
Cons
The bus we road on actually Greyhound since Bolt Bus was out of service. Need a better sign at the bus stop so we know not to look for the Orange Bolt Bus.
Tips
It’s $2-3 cheaper to book through Wanderu
Margi
5.0
September 29, 2019Vacation
Pros
The bus left on time and arrived early in Seattle. The bathroom was clean and the ride was very comfortable.
Cons
Nothing
Vancouver - Seattle
4.3
Based on 22 reviews
Based on 22 reviewsOverviewUsers 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
4.1
Staff
4.1
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
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Gabrielle
5.0
October 4, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The bus driver was amazing! Honestly the best customer service I have ever had. He was so lovely, answered any questions passengers had and kept us all entertained with his great sense of humor.
Momo
5.0
September 22, 2019Vacation
Pros
This’s good
Dorothy
4.0
September 25, 2019Couples trip
Pros
It got us from Vancouver to Seattle
Cons
Curbside drop off location did not provide any ongoing transport options for us. For complete newcomers to Seattle and visitors to the USA - meaning we had no phone options - we felt lost in a big strange place. Minimal requirement should be a host to direct us to...More
Ron
1.0
September 13, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The driver was helpful, after a very rocky beginning.
Cons
1) All the passengers had to wait outside, in Vancouver weather, for an hour without being told the reason for the delay. I still don't know the reason for the delay. Knowing the reason might have improved everyone's mood. 2) The odor from the latrine at the back - h...More
Tips
Take a Bolt bus only if you have no alternative. Sit as far from the back of the bus as possible, or consider bringing oxygen with you, if you are at all sensitive to deprivation of same.
Theodorus
4.0
September 10, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Good value for money and free wifi
Cons
Bus driver was very rude.
New Haven - Boston
3.8
Based on 21 reviews
Based on 21 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from New Haven to Boston with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 44 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.8
Value
3.6
Condition
4.2
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Emile
3.0
October 12, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The bus was 50 minutes late to depart and two hours late for arrival. Would have appreciated an announcement as to why.
Cons
Keep passengers informed.
Tips
No.
Haley
4.0
October 11, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was a great way to get to Boston without breaking the bank.
Cons
Keep people more informed about buses being late.
Tips
Download movies in case the WiFi isn’t working
Sydnie
4.0
October 4, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
not as crowded busses it was full to the brim
Leah
1.0
September 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Nothing
Cons
AN ON TIME BUS
Tips
No
Doroty
5.0
September 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
N/A
Cons
N/A
Tips
N/A
New York - Philadelphia
4.7
Based on 19 reviews
Based on 19 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from New York to Philadelphia with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.2
Value
4.5
Condition
4.3
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Josetty
2.0
September 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It is always a convenient and reasonably priced way to travel.
Cons
There were dirty paper towels etc. and even a dirty sock on one of the seats. We have a guest from out of the country visiting and wanted to show her Philadelphia. Our main issue is that we arrived early as the queue lines up. The first on line are the first to board. T...More
Tips
All other trips have been smooth and enjoyable and most of all, affordable. The trip back had a super conscientious driver. Wonderful.
Nick
5.0
September 8, 2019Vacation
Cons
The advertised wifi did not work, I could not login. Only Google worked (but googling things and not being able to click a link isn't fun).
Renee
5.0
September 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Courteous driver and the very clean bus.
Tips
Buy your ticket far in advance for the best prices!
Oscar
5.0
August 26, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The ride was smooth and we made good time both ways. It’s a very reliable way to travel and extremely economical.
Cons
We were overall super satisfied.
Tips
Sit back and enjoy. For a longer trip, bring a water and a snack and earphones.
Julian
5.0
August 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Price, time of travel, quality of service.
Cons
Covered waiting areas.
Tips
Arrive early for boarding.
Philadelphia - New York
4.2
Based on 15 reviews
Based on 15 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled from Philadelphia to New York with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 69 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.7
Value
4.2
Condition
4.1
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Alla
5.0
September 27, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Good price and driving
Cons
Toilet
Claudia
4.0
September 28, 2019Vacation
Pros
On time
Cons
Confortable, internet
Hanae
5.0
September 21, 2019Couples trip
Pros
It said that the trip will be 2.0 hours, but actually it was 1.75 hours. I could save my time.
Cons
Until 5 mins before we got on the bus, we were not 100% sure that the line was for our bus. It would be helpful if someone showed us the line for the bus. Also if we have curtains on the window, it would be great.
Tips
Good deal!!! The bus was no problem. On time departure, and earlier arrival.
Joshua
4.0
August 19, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Ease of use
Cons
Outlets working, cleaner seats, fixed reclining buttons
Luis
5.0
August 14, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Everything was wonderful!
Cons
Install a coffee bar inside and business would boom!!
Tips
Sit back and relax

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.

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, Canada with bus service to 18 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 Trips17
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 322 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!

New York to Washington
Travel dateTue Oct 22
Lowest price$1.00
Seattle to Vancouver
Travel dateWed Oct 23
Lowest price$1.00
Everett to Bellingham
Travel dateSat Oct 26
Lowest price$1.00
Everett to Seattle
Travel dateMon Nov 4
Lowest price$1.00
Portland to Seattle
Travel dateWed Oct 23
Lowest price$1.00