Tips for your bus trip

Some tips from us (and seasoned travelers) to help your trip go smoothly.

Have a great journey!

We have free Wi-Fi on most of our buses and at our stations. So you can keep up with your social life – and post live from your trip with Instagram-worthy scenic shots (which you'll tag #gogreyhound of course...).

There are lots of ways to make the time fly on your trip, besides catching up on sleep.
So we've asked our passengers for their suggestions, and shared them with you in handy Pinterest collections. Have a look:

  • Books our travelers are reading on board
  • Favorite apps to kill time on the bus
  • Collection of epic Greyhound movies to stock up on for your ride

On most of our buses, there's a power outlet at nearly every seat. So if you want to watch the entire movie library on your laptop or tablet – go right ahead, you'll never run out of juice! And you'll get off the bus with a fully charged phone, no matter how much tweeting and instagramming you do during your trip.

What's chilly for you, might be too hot for another passenger. We try our best to find a happy medium temperature, but a blanket will give you your very own temperature control tool. Or just layer up with a cozy zip-up.

If your Greyhound bus is taking you through parts of the United States, Canada or Mexico, you're going to see some amazing scenery. So why not bring a map or guidebook to tell you more about the towns, cities and landscape you’re traveling through?

Some people can sleep through a hurricane; other people need a bit more quiet. If you’re a light sleeper, you’ll find it helpful to bring an eyemask and a pair of earplugs.

Reading a book that you just can’t put down? Don’t worry. Although we dim the lights on late-night and overnight journeys, every seat has an overhead spotlight. (Also great if you need to find that midnight snack you've brought in your carry-on baggage.)

We don’t sell food or drink on our buses, so it’s a good idea to stock up on food and drinks before boarding (not alcoholic drinks though, they're not allowed). But if you forget, the bus does stop frequently (check your itinerary to see how often), and some stops will have places to buy food.

Our Greyhound stations and the stores inside them accept credit or debit cards. But, your bus might take a rest stop along the route where there are shops or food stalls that only accept cash. So make sure you bring some real money, and not just plastic.

If you’re a keen photographer, or Instagrammer, take advantage of the opportunity for some scenic photos. Board in plenty of time so you can get a window seat for the best views. You can use the free Wi-Fi for your Instagramming... and of course, tag your photos #gogreyhound.

More on traveling with Greyhound

See our Bus travel FAQs page for answers to our most popular questions about traveling with Greyhound, from getting to the station to tracking your journey.