Traveling on a Greyhound bus is often the most affordable option of travel. Plus, it’s fun! Watching the scenery of the country pass you by while you listen to your favorite podcasts — it’s a good way of seeing new things, while also getting to your destination.
If you’re feeling nervous about traveling on the Greyhound bus, this post has tips to help you feel more confident.
Now more than ever travelers are looking for alternatives to flying. Whether this is due to environmental concerns or due to exposure concerns during Covid-19, traveling via the Greyhound bus is an option you may want to consider.
Though their epic Discovery Pass is no longer available, it’s still pretty affordable to travel via the Greyhound.
Here are our list of tips for traveling by Greyhound bus in the United States.
What to bring on the Greyhound bus
- A travel pillow like this Thermarest Foldable (our fave!)
- Small blanket like this one that clips to your bag
- 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.)
Things to leave behind (What NOT to Bring on the Greyhound)
- 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.)
When To Think Twice Before Taking the Bus
If you have a weak or compromised immune system, you’ll need to evaluate if taking the Greyhound is 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 a bad cough.
The good news? Once you’ve had it, you’re pretty much immune for the rest of your trip. For most things, at least.
Safety Tips for the Greyhound Bus
Unfortunately, the Greyhound bus doesn’t always have the best record in terms of safety. They also don’t do security checks, which means anyone is free to board the bus with anything they have on them. If you’re concerned about your safety, here are some good tips.
- Stay Alert: try to maintain awareness of who is around you and immediately near you.
- Try to pick a seat next to a woman.
- Minimize your transfers, even if that means paying a little more for a direct route.
- Keep your belongings near or on you. If you fall asleep easily on the bus, place your bag in between you and the window with the zippers facing towards you or your arms folded around it.
- Speak cautiously. Don’t give anyone details on where you’re going or if you’re traveling alone the whole way.
The best seats on the Greyhound 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.
Overall, traveling by the Greyhound can be a great option, particularly if you don’t have far to go.
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! 🙂
They eliminated the Ameripass. do not cover your eyes, and sit in an aisle seat for quick escape.
bring old clothong and underwear to toss,after changing, or buy some cheap Salvation Army clothing. lock your carry on bags. look poor! do not stand with pot smokers or buy alcohol, or you will not be allowed back on the bus.
please bring white vinegar spray to use in the washrooms, and clean private areas in the stalls. your legs will swell on long rides. use cloves for breath. use deoderant, and wear loose fitting clothing. take toilet paper into wash room , and use sanitizer. only do not display large bills
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great tips… i don’t think i’d ever willingly travel the country by greyhound, but i’ve learned to never say never!
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.
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!
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
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.
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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!
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.
i am 19 and leavin tomorrow to go to ohio from ga
im 18 and im going to oklahoma tomorrow from georgia … kinda nervous . 21 hour drive .
i’m 18 and leaving for michigan from georgia this wednesday.
I’m 25 and I’m leaving from Toronto, Canada to arrive in Kansas City, MO! Super excited and nervous.
17 And traveling from Wyoming to D.C by Greyhound this summer to meet up with my foreign exchange program to Germany. Thought it would be a fantastic (and cheap) way to see the country!
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
We are adventurous, but Greyhound across the country? Not going to happen.
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!
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.
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!!!
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 :/
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.
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?
Awesome article Kat. I like greyhound too, just gotta be patient and flexible. I am super proud of you. Sending you love!!!!!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-new-greyhound-metal-detectors-scanners-pat-downs-introduced-at-bus-terminals_12022010
Thank you!!! Now I can leave my samurai sword home lol
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.
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
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?
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
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 couchsurfing.org. 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.
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..
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.
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)
I’m doing this asap!
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!
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
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.
Greyhound is TORTURE…….Take a plane,folks…))
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?
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!
Thaaanks,that definately helped.
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
Yeah, you do have to be careful when on the Greyhound bus. I’d leave it at home too!
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).
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.
I actually seen this happen that someone wanted off, not at a stop & the bus driver wouldn’t stop at a stop that wasn’t a bus stop. It’s not allowed. If it worked like that it would take forever to get to where you need to be.They’re not like a city bus. they only stop at Greyhound bus stops.
So my mom gave me a mini pepper spray keychain..is 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?
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!
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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.
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
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.
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!
I’m seventeen, and I’m leaving from Ga to Vt Thursday. Super scared. Helpful tips!
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.
Discovery Passes no longer exist.
Really? Sad. 🙁
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?
By the way this is the most informative blog out there for us first timers 🙂
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?
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next! Many thanks!!
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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
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!
I’m over 60 and the last time I traveled on a bus and on across country ride was years ago and I was much younger than now. I will be traveling from CALIFORNIA to Springfield, IL. and I hope I can do this. I need to know if there is more leg room and if I can stretch my legs a lot. I hope so. I do get bus sick sometimes, but I hope that will not be the case. If I travel by bus will I be able to use the restroom and especially in the mornings. I have to do that right when I awake. Well, in closing, any comments or suggestions are welcome and hope this is not too lengthly to read. May God Bless. Happy Traveling, Bus Trip Virginia robles
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For those that get car sick, there are these herbal nausea pills call ginger that you can get anywhere they sell the like. I swear by them, I wouldn’t get into a car with out them.
I am traveling from DC to California and was wondering if there were any tips on washing up? were there any stops with private bathrooms (toilet and sink in a closed door area) that you can wash up at? And also any other tips to make the ride enjoyable. i thought it would be a cool way to see the country (have never left the east coast) and save money too (since i’m going to college, saving is definitely needed) I was excited but reading some of the posts made me iffy. I am going with two other people so at least i’m not alone, but yeah. Also one of my transfers is like a 4 hr difference from when we get off to when leave that station. any tips?
Hey Kei, sounds like a great adventure! I’d say don’t count on there being very many places where you can take full showers in rest stops. If you can, bring things like Healthy Hoo Hoo wipes (great for women who travel!) or wet wipes, and dry shampoo, so that you can freshen up without having to take a full shower. Enjoy the trip!
I was curious whether you recommend studying self defense courses for women. I am in the midst of trying to get the Board of Ed. to include this in elementary school beginning with at least the fifth grade. Would love to know your thoughts. Thank you hope you are having an exciting day, Yolanda
Perfect tips! Thank you!
I like travelling on budget and already use some of your tips! You know, I hardly ever have any cash at all while travelling, around $200. I have been travelling a lot and I have never got robbed. I usually carry valuables in a money belt and never flash my cash. While travelling I also avoid wearing expensive jewelry, and never wave my iPad or iPhone around:) Some usel tips for travellers – https://secretstorages.com/10-best-anti-theft-travel-accessories-of-2017/ . Hope it helps somebody to avoid being robbed.
Finally! Someone writes something decent about riding the Greyhound! I don’t do it as much as I used to, but the last few years have seen some improvements with Greyhound:
1. There are outlets on the actual buses so you can charge your devices.
2. There is wifi (although I’ve never used it).
3. There are Express buses. These are great if you do not want to change buses any more than once or have excessive stops and holdovers.
4. Many cities are combing their local bus stations with Greyhound which means Greyhound stations are better lighted and you’re right at a place to get local transportation. (This has affected prices though).
Also, I agree with all the things listed to bring. Wipes, especially flushable body wipes, are necessary.
thanks for the information
Great, glad to see those tips are extremely usefull even nowadays.
Great Info. Thanks for the update.
These budget traveling tips for greyhound riders are super useful. Thanks for sharing this information because I didn’t know Greyhound has a Discovery Pass. You made my traveling day easy.