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Traveling on a Budget: Tips for Greyhound Riders

by Kat on February 7, 2011

Ten years ago, I spent 4 weary days on a Greyhound bus on my quest to move to New York City. It didn’t matter that a month later I returned to California with my tail between my legs.

I went, at the tender age of 19, all the way across the country BY MYSELF!

It was exhilarating, if not a bit of a scary idea at the time. I had never taken so much as a city bus before, so a Greyhound trip across the country was a huge undertaking.

A few years later, I was planning a U.S. tour with a friend who didn’t drive.

Some of our stops were close enough together that they would’ve meant driving for 12-14 hours straight, doing a show, sleeping for three hours, and continuing on for another 12-14 hours.

The idea of doing this as the one and only driver was baffling, and after lots of consideration and brainstorming, we decided to take the bus.

In our research we discovered that Greyhound offers Discovery Passes in 7 day, 15 day, 30 day, and 60 day increments, ranging in price from $239.00 to $539.00.

This meant that for the low low price of $539.00, we could travel anywhere in the continental U.S. and most parts of Canada for two months, without purchasing individual tickets!

Things haven’t changed. You can still purchase a Greyhound Discovery Pass and tour the country on a shoestring. Hooray!

So, without further ado, here is my list of tips for traveling by bus in the U.S.

Things to bring on the bus with you:

  • Pillow
  • Small blanket
  • Baby wipes (You think just hand sanitizer will do it for you, but trust me, those back-of-the-bus bathrooms can get nasty.)
  • Something to read
  • Your cell phone charger
  • A pack of cards (All-night poker games on the floor of the bus are awesome!)
  • A lighter (You will be the most popular girl on the bus.)
  • Healthy snacks (Greyhound stops at Burger King approximately every 3 hours. Stops outside of that are limited, and you will find almost nothing healthy available for purchase, even in the bus terminals. Bring trail mix and dried fruit with you so that you don’t have to eat burgers all the time.)

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Things to leave behind:

  • Heavy stuff (Greyhound does not transfer your bags for you like an airline would. This means that you will be lugging your bags with you every time you change buses, which can be often. Leave the hardcover books, hot rollers, and any other heavy accoutrements at home.)
  • Nice stuff (Jewelry, fancy computer equipment, and other things that can be instantly recognized as worth stealing are best left at home. Greyhound makes stops in some pretty sketchy places, and if you look like an easy mark, you will be taken advantage of.)

Other things that are good to know:

Don’t put your Discovery Pass in a wallet or somewhere else that it might easily be stolen.

Keep it on your person.

My tour mate had his wallet stolen while we were on tour, and had to beg and plead to get home, because his Discovery Pass was gone. He got lucky, but Greyhound doesn’t replace missing Discovery Passes, so be prepared.

Don’t laminate your Discovery Pass. For some reason this voids it. I don’t remember why.

If you have a weak or compromised immune system, Greyhound may not be the best option for you.

Recycled air and lots of kids with the sniffles means that a lot of people who ride the bus for extended periods get sick. I had to leave tour for a week to recover from the cough of death.

The good news? Once you’ve had it, you’re pretty much immune for the rest of your trip.

The best seats on the Greyhound, if you can get them, are in the very back.

Unless the restroom is really stinky, the back row is the Champagne Room of the bus.

All the other rows have pairs of seats, but the back row is three seats together, which means if you can get them alone, you can actually (mostly) lay down.

It’s a bit more private than the rest of the rows, because there’s nothing across from it, so two of your three seats are obscured from the view of everyone else on the bus.

Do you have any other tips for traveling by bus? Do you have an epic adventure or nightmare experience you can’t wait to tell us about? We want to hear all about it!

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Kat is pretty awesome. She has spent most of her life in California, but has both driven and Greyhounded across the U.S., zigzagging hither and thither, come hell or high water, snowstorm or hurricane or heatwave. She is a Sales & Marketing Assistant by day in the heart of the tourist industry of San Francisco, slam poet and wife and superhero by night. You can check out her personal blog at

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Kieron February 8, 2011 at 1:42 am

Great article and very handy tips – we splurged last time around and paid the extra money for LuxBus from Anaheim to Las Vegas but on our upcoming RTW we’ll have to be more budget conscious and will more than likely be taking Greyhound.

Thanks for sharing this, we’ll probably print it out and keep it with us when we reach the US! :)


glen February 8, 2011 at 2:13 am

great tips… i don’t think i’d ever willingly travel the country by greyhound, but i’ve learned to never say never!


Genaro August 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I drove a twin 4-71 unit in Canada in the early ’70s what a nightmare! Hound was quite coecrrt in dumping that setup for what became the stock MCI powertrain 8V71N/Spicer 4 speed. Parts of the fluid coupling setup (actually a two speed clutch) became parts for the Hydra-Shift that found themselves installed on some 4104s. Glen Embree did that with their 4104s and they could beat any 4106 up a grade.


Christy @ Ordinary Traveler February 8, 2011 at 6:46 am

I love taking buses. If I have the choice of driving 10 hours by myself or taking a bus, I’m all for the bus option. Anytime I don’t have to drive, I’m stoked. Bringing healthy snacks is a great tip! I can’t imagine eating BK for 4 days straight!


Natacha August 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

They atually prucoded a prototype ahead of mine in 1949 called the GX-2. It was tested and ran, but never put in production. The GX-2 was sold to a couple of different bands and was eventually scrapped. So, mine is the second Scenicruiser prototype. Do you have access to any photos of the Scenics your Dad once owned? I collect photos and keep a serial number history registry. What and where was the charter company called? I may have heard of it before.TomTom


inka February 8, 2011 at 7:38 am

I travel by bus across Turkey all the time, the longest from west to east was 22 hours.Turkish coaches are pretty luxurious, however, they don’t have a loo (restroom). They stop every three hours, but even so, it’s a good idea to restrict your drinks. Instead of abywipes I’m a great fan of a bottle of lemon cologne.


Jade February 8, 2011 at 10:52 am

Wow- greyhound at 19… you are brave!!!
I get car sick pretty easily unless I’m driving, so buses aren’t really my thing. I would imagine Ear plugs and an eye mask might be useful too. I always bring them along on a flight!


Kat February 8, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Yes on the ear plugs and the eye mask, though I have such a hard time sleeping with an eye mask that it wouldn’t do me any good.


caleyyy April 24, 2012 at 9:03 pm

i am 19 and leavin tomorrow to go to ohio from ga


sharde April 5, 2013 at 6:24 am

im 18 and im going to oklahoma tomorrow from georgia … kinda nervous . 21 hour drive .


Bree June 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm

i’m 18 and leaving for michigan from georgia this wednesday.

Adam February 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm

It’s funny that I have lived in the US my entire life yet never traveled by bus. I’ve driven across the country and back in both directions, flown, and even the taken Amtrak a few times, but never the bus. Bus was our primary mode of transportation in S. American and SE Asia when traveling, and we loved it. I’ll definitely have to look into this pass as it sounds like a pretty good deal. Thanks for all the tips!!


Leela August 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I sure miss the old scenicruiser svirece between Boston and Chicago. In 1965 it took about 24 hours but as a teenager I enjoyed the scenery, the air conditioning and the view. Stopped along the New York thruway at a couple of rest stops inbetween Albany, Schenectady, Utica and Buffalo. Had a nice nap from BUF to Cleveland, then sat up the rest of the way on into Chicago bus term. at Clark and Randolph. That double decker was ahead of its time. Smooth, quiet and comfort. Cruised well at 70.


Laurel February 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Normally I like taking buses but not Grey Hound at least not in Canada, as it takes 6 hours to do a 2 hour drive as they stop at every small town possible along the way. Still good advice and it is much cheaper than renting a car.


Matt Hope February 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Wow! Never heard of the Discovery Pass but I will definitely pass this along to travelers I meet. It seems everyone wants to travel in the U.S. but thinks the prices are crippling. In many cases that is true, but this is a great way around part of it!


Michael Figueiredo February 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

First of all, I love the look of your new site!
This is great advice. I haven’t been on a Greyhound bus since I was a kid, although I’ve taken lots of buses in other parts of the world.


The NVR Guys February 8, 2011 at 9:15 pm

We are adventurous, but Greyhound across the country? Not going to happen.


Jillian February 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Great ideas! We posted many of the same for our overnight bus survival post. I have to agree with Christy, after our RTW I’m definitely a bus girl. It’s so much easier than a plane and you get to see some pretty “interesting” places. Can’t say that I’ve ridden greyhound that much, in the NE they’ve got a “luxury” service called Boltbus- its usually cheaper than greyhound from DC-NY or NY-Boston and has better pickup/drop off locations!


Norbert February 9, 2011 at 3:52 am

Wow, I didn’t know Greyhound has a Discovery Pass. Gotta check it out, as I take buses between the states from time to time. Though, I usually use the “chinese” buses.


Rebecca February 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Having taken Greyhound in the US on various routes and some are better then others (Northeast = Yeah!; California = Would rather walk next time, thanks) but since traveling by bus in NZ and Australia, I will NEVER get on a bus in the US again as I’ll just be let down.

Plus, one of my favorite rumor-but-true stories that was passed around when I was in Australia is the guy who got stabbed on the bus in Canada and no one realized it for hours. My response: typical, prob happens once a year at least. We just never hear about it.

You are super brave to do it cross country at 19!!!


Zaera March 8, 2012 at 2:21 am

Woohoo! Go us NZ-ers!! I travel by bus most often in NZ and am looking at busing from New York to Niagara Falls. I think it’ll be ok. As long as noone trys to stab me :/


Andreea August 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I sure miss the old scenicruiser secirve between Boston and Chicago. In 1965 it took about 24 hours but as a teenager I enjoyed the scenery, the air conditioning and the view. Stopped along the New York thruway at a couple of rest stops inbetween Albany, Schenectady, Utica and Buffalo. Had a nice nap from BUF to Cleveland, then sat up the rest of the way on into Chicago bus term. at Clark and Randolph. That double decker was ahead of its time. Smooth, quiet and comfort. Cruised well at 70.


Samara May 25, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I was actually just planning on taking a bus trip from N California to Southern, by bus, why did you find it so terrible? If I may ask?


Aram Shaw February 9, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Awesome article Kat. I like greyhound too, just gotta be patient and flexible. I am super proud of you. Sending you love!!!!!!!


FREDDY April 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm

hi hello i am in d.c, i am 25 year old i am going to star my trip in july, i gonna buy discovery pass, i am looking for patner or people want to make to trip with me my email is


JL Trotter May 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I’ve got to take a bus from the SE to NE this fall and it calls for many transfers, particularly one in New York City. I’ve never traveled by bus in my 61 years. Should I be concerned about transfering in New York City?


Kelly May 8, 2011 at 4:19 am

No, you don’t need to be overly concerned. New York is a large hub, yes, but you should be fine with transferring buses. Are you booking as you go along? Or have you pre-booked it all? Do you have a long layover in New York? It’s going to be such a fun adventure, we’re so excited for you!


JL Trotter May 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm

It looks as though I have a two and a half hour layover in NYC. I’m traveling on the retired military discount from Waynesville NC to Deposit NY. Also I was wantiing to just carry on a backpack so I could keep my books, mp3 player, snacks, and water with me. Do you know about the size limitations that Greyhound might have. I realize, since 9/11 and the Eric Rudolph bombings, backpacks are suspect at best. I have picked a schedule that will allow for daylight in country I haven’t been through in a long time. Thank you so much for your assiistance and kind words.


JL Trotter May 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Me again, I have so many questions. I believe I discovered that the Greyhound Bus Station iis located in a part of New York City called “Hell’s Kitchen”. Is that referring to the local eateries or is it a gang turf name? It sounds a bit dicey. Ii am so looking forward to this trip but I want to be as well planned out as possible and have done several map revieiws to plan for contingencies like missing my bus and things like that. Ii’m a diabetic thus I plan on carryiing my own food, but thought by the time I reach NYC, I might try some local fare, Ii don’t know about eating in a community called Hell’s Kitchen! Are there vending machines in most bus stations? Thank you, I greatly appreciate your help!


Cleminou May 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I took the Greyhound bus several times when I was in the US and took a 15-day Greyhound bus pass to travel between New York and Lawrence, KS. A few things I got to notice on this trip are that Greyhound is also a good way to save money by riding the bus at night, The journey from DC to Nashville and from Memphis to Lawrence was 14 hours long and saved me two nights in a hotel :)
Another thing is to check where the bus terminal is, in big cities it’s usually in the center but you sometimes have to take a bus or walk to get downtown if you’re in a smaller town. It can be a hassle if you haven’t looked up in advance where the bus terminal is.
It’s sometimes hard to find out what’s going on when there’s a delay… I thought I was going to get stuck in Roanoke, VA on my birthday but was able to keep the bus waiting by repeatedly complaining at the desk in DC for lack of information on the delay.
Overall I love traveling with Greyhound, it’s a good option for travelers who don’t have a car and it’s cheap!


Henrique August 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm

interesting story about a man and his toys/hobbies .senic ruisers are on the retahr large side though, cars,trucks,mabey even a fishbowl, senicruisers,wow good luck guy, i wish you the best What A-hole had to put a dislike on this video, I just don’t understand some people


Rae Jones June 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm

KAT, thank you sooo much!! I’m a 16 year old female who is terrified of riding the bus, especially when i have to do it alone with my little sister. This article let me breathe a little, but i have one question…. am i allowed to bring a switchblade?? True your article helped a little, but i have to make a stop in a rough city and i need to be able to protect myself and my sister.


Kelly June 16, 2011 at 12:02 am

Hey Rae, found this for you, thought it might help. It seems many Greyhound bus stations now have metal detectors and you shouldn’t ever feel threatened enough to pull out a knife. When you stop in those rough spots, ask an employee from the bus or someone who works for Greyhound to walk you towards a safe area that is near their work station so that you are in sight. If you have to wait a while for a new bus, wait there. Good luck!

Here’s the link:


Rae Jones June 16, 2011 at 12:13 am

Thank you!!! Now I can leave my samurai sword home lol


Mariola August 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

I wish I could help with photos or seiarl numbers but it’s all ancient history now. Today, we take lots of photos and videos but back then they were rare. Plus we thought of them as just some other buses, nothing that special. I’m thinking he had two of them but6 even that is fuzzy, may have been only one. That was 40 years ago. The company was called Maryland Bus Lines, based in Beltsville, Maryland. Long since out of business. I will ask him if he remembers, though.


Kyle July 29, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I was going to do greyhound till I found out I’m not able to bring my knife with me even in checked luggage supposed to go camping for a week in idaho and montana but now I guess ill have to drive or fly


Kalena August 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Thanks for posting these tips! My mother (50yrs old) and I (21) are traveling by Greyhound later this week from Minneapolis to Columbia, SC. (LONG trip) I’ve traveled by bus before for school and things but I’ve never done Greyhound so I hope it’ll be a good old fashioned adventure! (The good thing is that we both love to read, knit, and do crossword puzzles!)
We have transfers in Chicago and Atlanta and I’ve been to both cities before (and have heard the scary stories about the bus stations), and I’m not new to inner-city travel but could anyone tell me what to generally expect? Are the stations in those big cities more like train stations? Anyone been to either of those stations?

Thanks again!


mayra December 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm

wow im 20 and i be too scared to travel on my own btw thanks for tips :) i will be traveling by bus on dec 26


John December 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Watch out for the Atlanta Greyhound station. I took a 30 day discovery pass zig-zagging across the country 2 years ago and the Atlanta station was the most dangerous. even walking outside can be bad. You’ll be accosted for cigarettes or change as soon as you walk outside.

Nashville wasn’t great either. I had a 16 hour layover to Wichita, KS and I heard that while i was sleeping inside an old lady was robbed at gunpoint outside.

I’m still gonna try it again. I started in Williamsburg VA, made my first stop in Huntsville AL to check out the town, it was beautiful, Then went kayaking in Wetumpka AL (near Montgomery AL). Spent a few days there and left for new Orleans, LA and spent 4-5 days at a hostel partying. I wanted to check out Jackson, MISS. but it was may and the heat was unbearable so I headed to Wichita, KS for a day on my way to Rapid City, SD to visit a Couchsurfing friend and visited Mount Rushmore and Deadwood in the Black Hills, then left for Butte Montana where I lost my pass after a night of having fun but over half the trip was over. I had to buy a ticket directly to my final destination in California.

I had a great time and saved allot of money. Try You’d be surprised how many people will put you up a few nights to show you their town.

Since then I’ve started to explore mexico buses and they are much cheaper and luxurious. More like 1st class plane service. TV’s and all. I can’t say as much for the buses in Guatemala which are old school buses where I’ve been travelling since but living is cheap as hell down there. My Hostel in Quetzeltanango, Guatemala is only 90$/month with private room and WIFI. Visiting smaller towns it’s 3-5$/night.

The Discovery pass is valid in certain border towns of mexico but I wouldn’t recommend it. I travel through the southern states like Oaxaca and chiapas, MX. It’s not safe above Zacatecas, MX Or Guadalajara, MX.

When I decide to travel the U.S again The discovery pass will be my first choice.


Kristen June 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm

I felt the same way when i was going through Atlanta on my way from NC toTX. That bus stop is creepy. My hubby was with me but we were still too scared to go outside..


Kelsey April 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Thanks for posting this up, really helped calm my fears, I’m taking greyhound from east to west coast and I’m very nervous because I’ve never traveled alone before. But I’m confused on the schedule times I know they are based on local time but does that mean if I board my bus at 8:10am eastern time and I stop in Minneapolis, MN at 6:00am and transfer to a different bus that leaves at 7:00am, that that bus will leave at 7:00 am eastern time or Central time (their local time?) I’ve been really confused on this and I’m scared I wont get help with this and I’ll end up missing my bus.


Konami May 6, 2012 at 1:33 am

How safe is it as a 19 year old female to take the bus alone up California? I’ve heard greyhound stops in other parts of the country are sketchy (hosting fights and prostitutes)


Smitty May 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I’m doing this asap!


Flor August 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

This week we have been doing different aceivitits to improve our stamina. Star jumps, sit ups, jogging, skipping, springting We will see this Friday if our times get better! Wish us luck!


ALi June 5, 2012 at 3:16 am

Yea, nice tips. Im a 16 year old male all set to travel from New york to Montgomery, AL Over the summer wish me luck. I’ll post my experience if I make it back alive. Ha


Namanya August 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Any ideas on how many miles this old girl has covered ? I\’ve read that the ornaiigl twin 4-71 s were installed side by side but just can\’t visualise how they would drive thru a single transmission. Did the one motor run in reverse direction and with drive shafts off the flywheels going into a single transmission ? Best wishes with the refurb program.


Richard June 11, 2012 at 10:30 am

Greyhound is TORTURE…….Take a plane,folks…))


Mia June 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

Oh wow, Im 14 and im traveling alone with my 5 yrs old brother who is impatient on a greyhound bus for 10-12 hours. Im really nervous and dont know what I should do to keep him entertained. Also, im really scared when I heard people steal your stuff and I find that difficult trying to watch your brother and purse. Would sitting up at the front be more safe since I would be sitting next to the driver?


Kelly June 22, 2012 at 8:08 am

Yes Mia. Definitely sit up by the driver! Also, don’t worry.. you should be totally fine! If you’re sitting by the window, put your purse between your body and the window, or keep it on your lap. You’ll be fine!


Mia June 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Thaaanks,that definately helped.


Eda January 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

This was insanely helpful. I plan on traveling from Minnesota to Florida via Greyhound this February, and I was trying to decide whether to leave my computer at home or bring it along… I’m leaving it at home now! lol


Kelly January 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Yeah, you do have to be careful when on the Greyhound bus. I’d leave it at home too!


Libby January 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Hi! I need Greyhound advice…I fly into Houston, and then I need to get myself and little boy from Houston to a small town on route to San Antonio. I can get a super cheap ticket, but the bus makes a stop 20 miles from where I need to be… can the bus stop to let us out? Will they make an unscheduled stop? I don’t need them to leave the highway or make any turns, just stop :o ).


Kelly January 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Hey Libby,

Usually, Greyhound bus drivers will not stop until they reach their destination. You’d have to get really lucky for this to happen. I’ve seen people ask on a Greyhound from Houston to Austin and they didn’t stop. I know, it’s so frustrating, but I wouldn’t bank on it.


Gina Gobo February 5, 2013 at 8:02 am

So my mom gave me a mini pepper spray that allowed? I am 18 and will be stopping in sketchy cities. Also, how do transfers work? and would be allowed to carry on a little duffel bag instead of having it put under the bus?


Kelly February 5, 2013 at 9:23 am

Hi Gina, while I think technically pepper spray is not allowed, I do think you’d probably be fine to bring it along. Unfortunately, there aren’t very thorough security checks on the Greyhound (some stations there are none at all) and I think you’d be fine to have it. If you have a small duffel bag, yes, bring it on the bus. Don’t even ask if you can–just do. There is plenty of storage above the seat for your bag, or you can put it under your seat to be more comfortable. With transfers you get off, get all of your luggage, and wait to get back on a different bus. It’s pretty simple, but you may have to wait in some sketchy towns. You should be totally fine, but if you feel at all threatened, try to sit near a check-in counter/ security check and keep to yourself. You’ll be fine!


Megan March 10, 2013 at 6:22 am

This was an amazing article. I was wondering, are bus terminals nearly as complicated as airports? I hate airports, they are so big and so confusing I get very paniced and am completely unable to fly thanks to my anxiety. I was looking at ways to get from point A-B without a plane and I don’t drive and trains take 48hrs so my last option is a bus…if the terminals are easy to get to and stuff I might just do that.


katie ayers April 9, 2013 at 6:01 am

this is how im going to nashville, they moved the bus station to fifth avenue and shut the old one down. but my plan was to call the taxi as i get closer to nashville so all i had to do was get to the taxi and head to where i need to go


Jennifer July 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Hey! In a few days we travel to ATL on greyhound and make a transfer in NY. My sister’s bf told me A LOT of scary stuff about the ATL station. And to be careful in NY. Now I kinda want to cancel my trip all together. We have never traveled on bus. So….
What should I\we know?
How safe are the busses? – Can I pull out my smart phone/laptop?
On transfers do we have to transfer our on luggage?
How hard is it to find your luggage when they take it out from under?
Do they give you a ticket, and call out the ticket number to hand you your luggage? – Do they just pull them all out of them and you have to dig for it?

I was also wondering if I could take a pocket knife just to be safe.

With how bad they told us ATL was, we are freaking out since we know nothing about traveling on bus.


Kelly July 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Hey Jennifer! Don’t cancel your trip, riding the bus can be kind of sketchy sometimes but you’ll likely be fine, especially if you’re traveling with someone else. Just be aware of your surroundings and if it seems like you probably shouldn’t pull out your cell phone or laptop, then don’t. I have used my phone on plenty of busses though, and have never had a problem. When you get off or transfer, they pull your luggage out from the bottom of the bus, and everyone picks theirs up. If that makes you nervous, be sure to have the expensive things you worry about with you, or sit close to the front so that you’re the first ones out for the bags. When you transfer, you usually just take your luggage to the next bus. If you’re feeling really afraid, you could probably get away with taking a pocket knife, but I really don’t think you’ll need it. Just be aware, follow your gut, and travel with confidence and you’ll be fine! Have fun!


Kristin August 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I’m seventeen, and I’m leaving from Ga to Vt Thursday. Super scared. Helpful tips!


Korey November 17, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Hey how are you all? I’ll be traveling from GA to NE, I could really use some helpful tips.. I’m 18, also travelling alone! Very very long hours and many layover’s.


Nathan June 16, 2014 at 3:01 am

Discovery Passes no longer exist.


Kelly June 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

Really? Sad. :(


Sunshine girl July 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

For the first time I will be traveling by greyhound. Did you also carry on a purse or duffle bag to store these items? I am at a loss how to get by with a small carry on to be by my side the entire time. Maybe I should invest in a large size purse?


Sunshine girl July 28, 2014 at 11:23 am

By the way this is the most informative blog out there for us first timers :)


Neecy August 21, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Hi. Does anyone have experience with the Greyhound busses/stations in Florida? Will be spending 2 weeks doing a loop in FL and have never traveled on Greyhound before. Any advice?


Glinda September 12, 2014 at 12:32 pm

An interesting discussion is worth comment. I do think that you ought to write more about this subject, it may not be a taboo matter
but usually people don’t discuss such issues. To the
next! Many thanks!!


Steff November 2, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I first traveled greyhound at 14 by myself from Oklahoma to Florida it was pretty cool I set next to a navy guy he was great travel buddy from Atlanta to Florida no one messed with me but I was a pretty intimidating kid picture me 5ft 75lbs blonde hair to my butt in pigtails black pants and a black chump long sleeve tee this was back in 2003 so I was allowed to carry my huge knife in my back pocket and I wore way too much black eyeliner and I naturally have a pissed off look on my face so most people avoid me. All in all was a good trip and is am about to take a grayhound from bama to newyork Friday with my daughter we only have one transfer on this trip but I hope she will enjoy the experience good luck to all who are traveling who knows we might cross paths and never know it I’m the really nice lady with loud music who will turn my headphones down if your sleeping lol


Kelly November 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

That’s awesome Steff! Good on ya for taking your daughter traveling across the country! Greyhound is a great way to get around and I’m sure you’ll be just fine!


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