Note to editors: If you’re planning on writing a story about Memorial Day holiday travel, don’t forget about Greyhound. With more than 3,700 locations in the U.S. and Canada, we have five times the amount of destinations than Amtrak and the airlines combined. You’re invited to visit our terminals to see how people are “going Greyhound.”
Greyhound is finalizing its preparations for Memorial Day travel. Last year during the six-day holiday travel period, Greyhound carried more than 460,000 passengers home to visit family and friends.
It’s not too late to take advantage of Greyhound specials for holiday travel. Customers still can purchase companion fares and Super Friendly Fares for the holiday period. There are no blackout dates, which means Greyhound customers have more flexibility with travel plans. Other savings include Greyhound eSavers fares, which offer 10 percent off certain schedules when customers purchase tickets through www.greyhound.com. Other restrictions may apply on these special fares.
Below are some helpful hints:
- In response to the increased national security warning level, Greyhound has increased its security measures for the safety of its passengers and employees. Individuals, baggage and packages may be subject to additional screening or other security measures. Some delays may result.
- Customers do not need a reservation to travel with Greyhound. Simply arrive at the terminal at least an hour before departure and buy your ticket at the counter.
- Greyhound does not limit the number of tickets sold on a schedule. When Greyhound fills a bus with passengers the company dispatches an additional bus to accommodate more passengers as resources allow.
- There are no seat assignments. Boarding and seating occurs on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Greyhound passengers are responsible for transferring their own bags. All checked bags must have a claim check and an identification tag. Both can be obtained at the ticket counter prior to boarding. Customers must take their baggage to the bus and hand it to the baggage handler who will load it underneath the bus. Do not leave your luggage unattended. Baggage assistance is available by request.
- Call ahead for scheduling and price information or visit the Web site to find out travel options. Customers can purchase tickets in advance by mail, will call or online at www.greyhound.com.
- Pack your belongings in durable luggage that’s properly tagged, inside and out.
- Bring snacks, reading material, radio headsets and a small pillow for your riding enjoyment.
- On longer trips, ask the customer service agent about meal stops so you can plan your food and beverage needs accordingly.
- Passengers with disabilities who need assistance should call the Greyhound Customers with Disabilities Travel Assist Line at 800-752-4841 at least 48 hours prior to departure.
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 Greyhound PackageXpress (GPX) in the United States and Greyhound Courier Service in Canada, as well as Greyhound Travel Services including: vacation packages, charters, sightseeing and shore services. In the U.S., for fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.