When Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines faced increasing competition from Chinatown bus carriers in the northeast, the companies launched BoltBus as an affordable brand in 2008. The company’s first routes were in the Northeast Corridor before 2012, when BoltBus expanded to the Pacific Northwest with routes between Seattle and Portland, and later Vancouver, British Columbia among other cities in Oregon and Washington. After more success, the company began operations in California in October 2013 with connections between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s network in this region also began to grow in time, expanding to cities like San Jose and Oakland. In September 2017, Greyhound became the company’s sole owner after splitting with Peter Pan. BoltBus buses are equipped with WiFi, armrests, footrests, cup holders and 120-volt outlets.
Insider Tips: Try to be fast when booking your trip as BoltBus randomly sells $1 tickets within the first few seats being sold on a bus. This has earned the company’s slogan “Bolt for a Buck.”
BoltBus NetworkBoltBus has suspended all cross-border services between the U.S. and Canada, as well as all BoltBus Northeast service. Passengers are required to wear a face covering on buses, and while at locations where required by local governments.
BoltBus Rebooking and CancellationBoltBus will offer a Piece of Mind travel policy, allowing customers to reschedule their ticket to another day, or to exchange their ticket for a voucher to be used at a later date.
More information about the bus amenities and services of the bus provider BoltBus
- Compartments for hand-luggage
- Luggage transportation
BoltBus offers bus routes throughout some of the country's most trafficked routes throughout the Northeast, and the West Coast in cities, such as New York, Portland and Baltimore.