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Old 01-03-2010, 06:30 PM
 
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Greyhound serves a purpose; it's pretty effective for trips < 5 hrs; beyond that, the whole experience could get a bit unpleasant, in all honesty..
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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I agree. I haven't used these yet, but I've looked at them. Even if you can't grab that $1 seat on Bolt Bus, it still won't cost you more than $15-20. On top of that, there's free wifi on the bus.

Then there's also the Amtrak which isn't bad as far as prices out here. We have the Acela in the NE, but it's overpriced for the time it saves compared to the NE regional.

Of course that's all in the BosWas corridor, but there might be something similar in Miami.
Amtrak runs two daily trains between New York's Penn Station and Miami, and if you go coach, it can cost as low as $85. However, it is worth the extra $100-150 to go sleeper. It takes about 24 hours from NYC to Miami on the Silver Meteor.
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Old 04-13-2017, 12:23 AM
 
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I took the Greyhound from NYC to DC back in December and it was only like 22 dollars each way, it was definitely worth it
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I'd definitely go with it if you've got the time and a rental car isn't an option.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Yes people in the Northeast corridor still use Greyhound, however there are plenty of options for the plenty of people living in the region, i.e. other buses, acela/amtrak.
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:46 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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I will soon have to make a one day trip to DC and I'm taking the Bolt bus rather than the way overpriced and not too much faster Amtrak. Bolt is clean, roomy and comfortable enough, has WiFi, and is basically a good alternative to paying three times as much for the train. It's also a good bet for Boston. But I have not ridden a regular greyhound bus in decades and unless stuck in some area where I have no other choice, don't think I ever will again.
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