Greyhound Lines, Inc., experienced a 14 percent increase in the number of passengers it carried from Northern California to Reno, Nevada last year. The surge in ridership is attributed to the frequency of Greyhound Lines’ express service from San Francisco to Reno (with one stop in Oakland), with fourteen schedules on the weekdays and twenty-three schedules on the weekends.
“One of the most attractive features of this express service is the ‘open return’ policy for passengers that allows them to extend their stay in Reno overnight and return on one of our many schedules back to the Bay area without an additional cost,” said Mike Abercrombie, director, casino markets, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “As airline carriers continue to cut flight service to Reno, passengers are definitely recognizing that there is an advantage to go Greyhound.”
The “open return” is based on the purchase of a round trip casino special at $30 per person, Monday through Thursday and $31 per person, Friday through Sunday, and is valid for five days from the date of sale. Greyhound runs the San Francisco to Reno schedules year round with direct service to the Sands Regency, Reno Hilton and the Flamingo Reno hotels, where customers receive special room rates, cash back to play games and meal vouchers.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,700 destinations with 20,000 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides charters, vacations and sightseeing packages, as well as package and courier express service, and food service at certain terminals.
In the U.S., for fare and schedule information call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com. In Canada, for fare and schedule information call 1-800-661-8747 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.ca.