Going Green

Our buses might be blue, but we’re big on green. With our new fleet built with the latest emissions-reducing components, we’ve done a lot over the years to reduce our carbon footprint from the road to our stations.

Traveling sustainably is important to us, and we know it’s important to our passengers, too! Check out all the ways Greyhound makes traveling green possible.


Traveling by bus is actually the lowest carbon footprint of any mode of transport. This excludes bikes and walking, of course!

When you take a Greyhound bus instead of your car, you reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by around 79%. That's pretty huge. And it's true for one person traveling alone, or even two buddies going together.

If you’re thinking about traveling with Greyhound instead of flying, that’s a good move, too. Even if there are two of you, you’ll cut carbon emissions by 84% if you travel by bus (plus, it’s way better for the wallet).


And now, for the technical, geeky bit on eco-technology...

As part of our environmental strategy, we ensure our newest vehicles are the ones that see the most asphalt since they produce lower emissions.

All our buses meet the latest EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards for carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions. Depending on location, our engines can run on either clean-burning low-sulfur, Bio, or Renewable diesel fuel.

Since 2008, all buses are equipped with diesel particulate filters, and since 2014 all new buses are equipped with DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) after treatment systems to reduce our emissions even more.

We limit the amount of time our buses are idle to conserve fuel and reduce emissions while the bus isn’t moving.


You probably won’t notice all the little things we’re doing in our stations to save energy and resources – because they’ve all become second nature (especially our super-green landscaping)

We switched our fluorescent light bulbs to LED lights or more energy-efficient bulbs. Even our back-lit, neon Greyhound signs have been switched to LEDs without compromising their iconic glow.

The landscaping at our stations requires minimal watering and uses water from our rainwater capture systems. We also use recycled materials wherever possible.

In locations where we have food service, even the oil we use in our kitchens doesn’t go to waste – we work with a vendor to recycle it.

Did you know more than half of the air pollution comes from cars, SUV's and trucks? Greyhound is an affordable, convenient and comfortable alternative to ridesharing.

*Calculations based on 2021 data, C. Andrew Miller (2021), EPA, Atmosfair flight emissions calculator