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Old 09-20-2011, 11:07 PM
 
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What's your opinion on Greyhound? Has Greyhound improved? How's Greyhound Express like?

A more people taking Greyhound recently for long distance travel in the USA?
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:55 PM
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Location: Eureka CA
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I live in a remote community that has lost two of the three airlines that used to service us, plus we have a large college age population. The Greyhounds are PACKED and I use it to get to SF if I'm just catching a plane or staying with someone who has a car. Always reliable although you will hear some horror stories on this forum. Don't know about improvements, seems the same to me. Can't help you with Greyhound Express. If you're on the East Coast there are a lot of new bus companies. Budget Traveler (Frommer's) Magazine had a rundown on them a few months ago. Have a great trip!
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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What's your opinion on Greyhound? Has Greyhound improved? How's Greyhound Express like?

A more people taking Greyhound recently for long distance travel in the USA?
Greyhound is still pretty bad. However, there have been a number of bus lines who offer intercity transportation that are a lot nicer. Megabus is my favorite.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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Never again. I felt like I was going to get robbed or offered crack by the people on there. If you can, take a train or fly. Flying is so cheap nowadays.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:15 PM
 
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Depends on what you are asking .. If you don't mind taking MUCH longer to get anywhere, being crammed together with a bunch of people that seem to have everything they own with them, some of which believe bathing is optional, then it is a fine way to travel.

Otherwise, I say save up and fly or if time isn't a factor maybe take the train.

Years ago I took the bus because it was MUCH cheaper than flying, I should have paid the extra $150 and flew.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:23 AM
 
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Never again. I felt like I was going to get robbed or offered crack by the people on there. If you can, take a train or fly. Flying is so cheap nowadays.
Basically.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:25 PM
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I guess it depends on the locality too. From here to SF is a straight shot, bus takes maybe an hour longer than driving, that's for stops. I must have a higher tolerance than some. The folks on the bus here don't smell; they're mostly college kids trying to get home. Someone mentioned trains. I was reading one of my train-nut mags last night that said Amtrak use is up 19% over last year.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:26 PM
 
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I guess it depends on the locality too. From here to SF is a straight shot, bus takes maybe an hour longer than driving, that's for stops. I must have a higher tolerance than some. The folks on the bus here don't smell; they're mostly college kids trying to get home. Someone mentioned trains. I was reading one of my train-nut mags last night that said Amtrak use is up 19% over last year.
I take Amtrak on the North East Corridor. It's actually faster than flying due to all the airport crap you have to go through now.
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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It depends on where you're going. I took a Greyhound to Clerveland from Pittsburgh and had no problems. I also took one to DC a few weeks back from Pittsburgh. Still no issues.

I think they are OK for shorter trips and cheaper than an airplane ticket.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:18 AM
 
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How is it like taking the Greyhound from Philadelphia to Raleigh, NC?
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