Greyhound Facts And Figures

Greyhound Facts And Figures


  • Intercity bus, like Greyhound, is the safest mode of transportation over cars, trucks, trains, planes and other commercial vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
  • The Greyhound active fleet consists of about 1,200 active buses. As of March 2014, 85 percent of Greyhound’s fleet is new or refurbished. One Greyhound bus takes an average of 50 cars off the road, and achieves 184 passenger miles per gallon of fuel.
  • Greyhound serves more than 3,800 destinations in North America and employs around 6,161 staff.
  • Greyhound operated nearly 5.5 billion passenger miles last year. The U.S. operation, as well as its operating subsidiaries and Greyhound Canada, carried 18 million people.
  • Greyhound was founded in 1914 as the Mesaba Transportation Company in Hibbing, Minn. The company was renamed the Motor Transit Corporation (1922) and Northland Transportation Company (1926) before incorporating under the Greyhound name in 1930.
  • The current Greyhound Lines was organized in 1987 after it purchased the United States bus holdings of the former Greyhound Corporation (now known as Viad Corp.) Greyhound Lines was acquired by Laidlaw International, Inc. in 1999, which was subsequently acquired by FirstGroup plc in 2007.
  • Top 10 busiest terminals based on passenger volume in 2013.
Rank Terminal
1 New York City
2 Toronto
3 Los Angeles
4 Philadelphia
5 Atlanta City
6 Baltimore
7 Richmond
8 Washington, D.C.
9 Dallas
10 Ottawa


The majority of the Greyhound fleet consists of the following models:

MCI D4505
Greyhound introduced the new D4505 coach in 2010. The bus has the blue neoclassic design with premium amenities including Wi-Fi, extra legroom, power outlets and three-point seatbelts. The bus is wheelchair lift-equipped and seats 50 passengers. Greyhound has 188 D4505 in the fleet.
Prevost X3-45
Greyhound introduced the X3-45 in 2009 in the Northeast region. The bus features a new retro design, with modern amenities such as extra legroom, Wi-Fi, power outlets and three-point seat belts. All are equipped with wheel-chair lifts, and have a longer wheel base for a smoother ride. Each bus seats 50 passengers. Greyhound has 280 X3-45 models in the fleet.
MCI G4500
The G4500 was introduced in 2001. With a sleek design, it is more fuel-efficient than older coaches and offers roomier seating for 55 passengers. It also offers a quieter ride and increased baggage capacity. All G4500s are equipped with wheel-chair lifts. Greyhound has 175 G4500 models.
MCI 102DL3
The 102DL3 was introduced in 1998. This bus model is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, with new engines, drive train and the neoclassic livery. Wi-Fi, leather seats and power outlets are being installed, and a row of seats was removed to create extra legroom. There are 469 102DL3s in the Greyhound fleet, with nearly 75% equipped with wheel-chair lifts.

* All fact and figures are as of May 2014