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Old 04-07-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Florida, soon to be Nebraska
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Hello everyone~ After scouring the internets for some forums to ask the questions I have on, I found this lovely place. =D

So, in a few days I will be moving from Florida to Nebraska by Greyhound bus. I cannot afford to fly and I do not have a car, hence the bus.

But I have a few questions regarding traveling by bus, as it will be my first time doing so! (how exciting? hmm)

#1. Is a purse (lady handbag, as I am a lady =P) considered a carry-on?

#2. On the website it says that the first piece of luggage is free, the second is $10, but they don't tell you what the fee is for a 3rd. Does anyone know how much they charge for a 3rd bag/suitcase?

#3. I have only traveled by plane and car previously, so I am unsure how this bus thing works. Do they have 'gates' similar to ones they have in airports? I am honest-to-god scared I will get on the wrong bus and screw up somehow. How will I know where the next bus is located (I will have 2-3 transfers from FL to NE)? Does your ticket or paperwork tell you? Does it work in the same fashion as a plane?

I would love to be able to scale it down to taking 3 bags (minus purse) so my 2 bags aren't so damn heavy and I don't go over the 50lb limit, but I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for a third bag.

Baaw, so many question! I'm sorry for asking such newbish things. =P Thank you very much for taking a look! Have a good day! =D
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Have you explored the possibility of having a friend, relative, or acquaintance drive you, if you pay the car expenses? If I were there, I'd be delighted to do it, just for the road trip. Perhaps someone temporarily unemployed, or a student with time off classes.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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#1 and #2 call Greyhound and ask them,or if you have a local station ask the staff there. #3 check in at the desk at each station,they will tell you which gate to line up at. The driver checks your ticket before boarding you so it's pretty heard to get on the wrong bus. Be sure to bring some snacks, the food service can be pretty spotty. Don't worry! You'll do fine,and good luck in your new situation.
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