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Greyhound Bus Fares Schedule & Tickets

Greyhound Bus Lines is the largest national bus transportation service, offering bus tickets to over 3,800 destinations across North America. In the United States, Greyhound Bus Lines in New York City connects with South Station in Boston, Burlington, VT, the Portland Bus Station and Bangor, Maine. Frequent Greyhound schedules and affordable fares make it easy to travel to most major cities and towns across the US. Wanderu allows you to find the best deals on Greyhound tickets saving you money and time.

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How many bags can you take on a Greyhound bus?

 

Carry On Bags: You can bring one bag up to 25lbs or 11kgs on to the bus with you. The bag must be able to fit into the overhead bin or fully under the seat in front of you.

 

Checked Baggage: You are allowed to bring up to 2 bags that will be placed under the bus for the duration of you trip. The bags need to be less than 50lbs or 22.5kgs each with a max total size of 62in when the width, length and height of the bag are all added up. The second bag will have a charge of $15.

 

How many people can fit on a Greyhound?

 

On average Greyhound buses have 55 passenger seats while some older Greyhound buses have 50 seats.

 

Do you have to have an ID for Greyhound?

 

A photo ID is required for all Greyhound tickets, including Greyhound web tickets and pick up at the station tickets.

 

Number of Greyhound routes:

 

There are currently more than 3,800 stations, 984 Greyhound schedules and 119 routes.

 

Are Greyhound tickets refundable?

 

Most Greyhound tickets are non-refundable. The exception is Flexible fare tickets. With Flexible tickets you can get a refund for the unused portion of the reservation. For all other tickets you can exchange your ticket for a $20 fee per ticket before the departure date of the original reserved trip.

 

Are dogs allowed on Greyhound?

 

Dogs and other pets are not allowed on board Greyhound buses. Service animals with proper documentation are permitted on board to travel with the disabled traveler at no additional charge.

 

Is there WiFi on Greyhound buses?

 

WiFi: Most Greyhound buses have been upgraded to offer WiFi allowing you to be connected as you hit the road. The WiFi allows you to browse the web, chat with your friends or be productive as the miles roll by.

 

Can I stream videos or Netflix on Greyhound?

 

The WiFi won't allow you to stream video services like Netflix on your journey, but don't despair we recommend that you preload some shows ahead of time, grab your favorite DVD along for the ride or download some TED talks which are free and easy to watch offline with the TED app.

 

When is the right time to buy Greyhound tickets?


Greyhound ticket prices go up as the departure date approaches. The prices for Greyhound tickets increase the most approximately 21 days ahead of time. However, it is never good to put off booking Greyhound tickets for too long because Greyhound buses do sell out and you preferred trip could no longer be available. Its never a good idea to risk it, but especially unwise when you are looking to travel for any of the major holidays.

 

When is the right time to buy Greyhound tickets for holiday travel?


First off, which holidays are most important to plan ahead for? Below is a list for you of the major holidays that get the most ground transportation traffic.

 

New Year’s is the first or to some the last holiday of the year, and many love to ring in the New Year in NYC’s Times Square as well as other metropolitan hubs across the country! Be warned that buses will be packed and Greyhound tickets go quickly and well ahead of time. If you are looking to travel on either December 31st or January 1st, it is recommend that you decide on your travel plans shortly after Thanksgiving.

 

Washington’s Birthday is in mid February and it is the first big holiday after students go back to college. Many parents buy their kids Greyhound tickets to come back home for the long weekend as soon as nostalgia hits just a few days after their kids return to school in January. It is always best to book in mid-January when traveling during Washington’s Birthday.

 

  • Memorial Day is often linked to the start of the summer for many travelers, and as most college students have already wrapped up their studies for the year, it is a scrimmage to get on the bus and go somewhere new. The best time to book your Greyhound tickets for Memorial Day travel is mid to late April while most students are still preoccupied with exams to come.
  • Independence Day (4th of July). This all-American holiday is one of the most traveled after Thanksgiving. Everyone gets time off and everyone wants to go somewhere new and check out one of the destinations around the country! Book your Greyhound tickets one to two months in advance if you can to avoid the crazy rush.
  • Labor Day is always synonymous with the closing of the summer season. White linen pants and summer dresses get put away and replaced with jeans and sweaters. It is a big travel weekend, but you do not have to start planning for this one at the beginning of the summer. Dont wait until the last minute, but you will be ok purchasing Greyhound tickets only three to four weeks ahead of time for this one.
  • Columbus Day is the Washington’s Birthday of the Fall! Parents book Greyhound tickets back home for their children well ahead of time and so should you!
  • Thanksgiving is the other biggest travel holiday of the year. EVERYONE is traveling back home and prices skyrocket as the holiday nears. Book your Greyhound tickets in October to not have to overpay or walk to your final destination.
  • Christmas: If you find yourself seeing Christmas lights all around and Christmas trees or Hanukkah bushes in the windows and you have not yet purchased your Greyhound tickets, you are doing something wrong Seriously, we recommend nailing down your holiday travel plans not too long after Thanksgiving.

 

How to save on Greyhound tickets for last minute travel?


Not the end of the world! Realistically, if you did not buy your Greyhound tickets ahead of time well you are pretty much like the majority of other bus riders. Even if you waited until the last minute, there are a few tricks that we have picked up over the years to help get you where you are going and for as little as possible.

 

  • Always compare your Greyhound tickets’ prices and schedules to other buses right on Wanderu.com! Wanderu conveniently displays all your bus travel options in one single place.
  • Try to ride off peak hours or a day earlier than everyone else. Again, search on Wanderu.com and you’ll see exactly what I am talking about.
  • Check out our cheap bus tickets article for more useful tips and tricks and you will always end up finding the Greyhound tickets you need or picking a very suitable alternative.

 

How do I find $1 Greyhound tickets and Greyhound deals?


Ahh, yes! We get this question a lot so I wanted to address it for you. How to find the $1 Greyhound tickets? This is not an exact science but the best advice I can give you here is look as far in advance on Wanderu.com as you possibly can, and definitely well inadvance of the 21 day mark we talked about earlier.

 

More Greyhound Information

 

Greyhound Bus Lines offers schedules to Canada, too. A very popular US to Canada bus route is the scenic Boston to Montreal trip, as well as the New York to Montreal bus service, both of which connect you to the province of Quebec. You can also head to Ontario on trips from New York City and Buffalo, NY to Toronto.

 

Greyhound also offers Greyhound Express Bus Service, giving you the option of non-stop transportation to your destination. Cities served by Greyhound Express include New York, Washington, DC, Orlando, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, El Paso, and Los Angeles.

 

Greyhound buses have frequent departures making it convenient for everyone's schedules, and the Greyhound buses also provided convenient amenities to make your trip comfortable. Many Greyhound buses offer free wifi and power outlets. When riding a Greyhound bus, you can bring one carry-on bag aboard the bus and one checked bag, which is stored under the bus. Wanderu.com provides easy to access Greyhound schedules, fares and routes and allows you to purchase tickets online. Greyhound also offers discounts targeted at students and those booking online. Together, the partnership between Greyhound and Wanderu makes it simple to find and book bus tickets anywhere you want to go.

 

Greyhound Bus Lines is a very popular transportation option in North America because it is cheap, convenient and reliable. Greyhound Bus serves 18 million passengers each year in the US and Canada. Greyhound is headquartered in Dallas, TX, and has been providing convenient and reliable bus service for over 100 years. For much of it's history Greyhound competed on service offerings with the famed Trailways Bus Transportation organization of carriers.. Greyhound Bus is the largest provider of intercity bus travel, serving over 3,800 destinations.

 

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Popular cities served by Greyhound Bus Lines

  • Los Angeles

    Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world. Rich on history and cultural heritage, LA is well known as the nation's film and television industry center. Tour the city to see the iconic Hollywood sign, visit Paramount Pictures or Universal studios, and walk on Hollywood Boulevard to snap a shot at the Walk of Fame.

  • Dallas
    This southern gem is well-known for its food scene, which features some of the best barbecue in the nation and a great selection of Mexican-inspired cuisine. The Dallas Museum of Art and the Winspear Opera House make this the perfect city to visit in Texas for great food, art, and live music.
  • Miami

    Famous for the pleasant winter climate and countless beaches, Miami is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Walk through the Art Deco District in the afternoon and make your way to Ocean Drive in the evening to experience the city. Be sure to check out the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, or the Everglades National Park, located just a short drive from Miami.

  • Chicago

    Known as the Windy City, Chicago is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. From dozens of museums and theaters to historic landmarks and dining establishments, there are so many things to see and do in Chicago! Be sure to visit Millennium Park, Navy Pier, 360 Chicago and complete your tour with an amazing view from Skydeck Chicago.

  • Las Vegas

    The most populous city in the state of Nevada, Las Vegas is primarily known for gambling, shopping and nightlife. The city is famous for its mega casino-hotels, spectacular shows and other related entertainment. Not interested in gambling? Visit Red Rock Canyon and the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

  • New York

    New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has been described as the cultural capital of the world. Nicknamed The City That Never Sleeps, New York is well known for the fast-paced and high-energy lifestyles of its inhabitants.

  • Atlanta

    From family-friendly attractions and history to outdoor adventures and award-winning culture, Atlanta has a little something for everyone. Walk, bike, or run on the Atlanta beltline or stop and smell the orchids at the Atlanta botanical garden for an authentic experience in this Southern destination.

  • Washington

    The capital of the U.S., Washington D.C. welcomes its visitors with an amazing collection of memorials and monuments, eclectic neighborhoods, free museums and the most desired tourist spot – the White House. There are plenty of exciting things to see and do in this international, cosmopolitan city!

  • Houston

    The most populous city in Texas and the fourth most populous city in the U.S., Houston is located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. Filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels and shopping areas, Houston has a lot to offer. Explore the Museum District, Space Center Houston or take a stroll through the historic Heights.

  • Orlando

    Have a magical day when visiting Orlando, FL. Home to the world-famous Disney theme parks and Universal Studios, Orlando is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the U.S. Head to the city’s downtown area to enjoy hip-hop and latino music and theater performances, as well as world-class shopping and dining.