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Old 06-16-2015, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have not traveled on greyhound since 1993 but I do remember a trip just 120 miles taking the better part of a day because we stopped at every town in between. I agree with the OP on this one, I was always tired after a bus trip rather than an all day flight on a plane!
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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You're not going to hear many complaints from the avid readers, who find these trips a great opportunity to read, read, read, particularly when the scenery is not so scenic!

I just wish the buses were as comfy as the buses I rode all over Argentina 6 years ago. Mostly double decker buses, lower fare upstairs, highest fares downstairs with swivel, reclining leather chairs. And? They even served meals on board! And offered refreshments! These buses? I could do a 5,000 mile trip on these buses!

Back in 2009, as an experiment, I flew to Oklahoma City, and decided to Greyhound it to Tulsa, down to Houston and to Dallas, and I enjoyed all my bus trips, but I'm an avid reader! Never a boring moment!

I've also ridden the Chicken Buses all over Central America. Uncomfortable, but!!!! I loved the vendors hopping on and off the bus, en route, trying to sell you anything and everything: fried chicken, sandwiches, fruit cups, ice cream, candy, pirated DVD's and CD's, vitamins, and even prescription drugs!

Now wouldn't that be nice!!! Wouldn't that make those Greyhound trips more enjoyable, allowing vendors to sell things to you en route!!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:32 AM
 
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I rode the bus from Toronto to NYC once (12 hours) and swore I would never do that again.

Anything under 4 hours is acceptable. More than that, it becomes a pain and I would rather avoid the trip all together.

As to trains, American (and Canadian) trains are stuck in the stone ages. I will stay away from it. LOL.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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The only time I travel was in 68 when in army and its was quite trip and so peaceful I sleep between eating stops. But then airline travel was not the hassle it is now then. I also remember trains as a young child and they were not peaceful then as so many used it because of cost.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Locally our options are very limited. The only transit to the Bay Area is Greyhound, fly or drive. I don't have any problem traveling on Greyhound. Driving is more tiring!
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:06 AM
 
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Locally our options are very limited. The only transit to the Bay Area is Greyhound, fly or drive. I don't have any problem traveling on Greyhound. Driving is more tiring!
isn't it the case with the entire USA?
AMTRAK is a joke by today's world standards.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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No, it's not the case. Lots of places in the US have AMTRAK service. But we don't.
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