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 Network BoltBus 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 Cancellation BoltBus 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.
Ratings and Comments for Boltbus
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.
- Boston, MA to New York, NY
- Portland, OR to Seattle, WA
- New York, NY to College Park, MD
- Washington DC to New York, NY
- Baltimore, MDto New York, NY
- Boston, MA to Newark, NJ
- Philadelphia, PA to New York, NY
- Baltimore, MD to Newark, NJ
- Boston, MA to New Haven, CT
- Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA
Information about the bus amenities and on-board services
- WiFi on Board
- Power Plugs
- Extra legroom
- Compartments for hand-luggage
- Luggage transportation
How do I find the cheapest trip with BoltBus? You can use our search engine to find the cheapest trip from BoltBus quickly and easily. Use the filter in our search engine and find all trips from BoltBus directly, so you can also find deals, special offers and discount campaigns.
How many days in advance should I book a ticket with BoltBus? In general, if you wait too long, you may pay more for your bus ticket. We at CheckMyBus have set the default time for booking a bus ticket to around 3 days before departure. Early bookers therefore usually save more.
How can I book my ticket for a trip with BoltBus? Via CheckMyBus, you receive all trips from BoltBus. Have you found the right trip with BoltBus? In our search results list, click on the 'View Deal' button for the respective trip from BoltBus. You will be redirected directly to the bus provider's website. Then, you complete the booking there.
What amenities are available on BoltBus buses? BoltBus buses have a bathroom on board, especially on longer journeys. On many buses, sockets offer the possibility to charge your cell phone. You can then use the free WiFi to inform your friends and family about the current location on some buses from BoltBus.
How can I pay for my ticket? In addition to payment by credit card, many companies also offer instant transfer and payment via PayPal. Please note, CheckMyBus only serves as an intermediary. The payment of the ticket is made directly to the respective bus company.
How can I rate my trip with BoltBus? You can rate your trip with BoltBus directly via CheckMyBus and share your experiences with other travelers. Rate BoltBus on a scale from 5 ***** to 1 * and tell others your opinion on a trip with BoltBus.
How far in advance can you find bus trips? It is generally possible to check or book bus trips roughly six months in advance. If a provider only offers the route seasonally, you are welcome to contact CheckMyBus. We will then check when the next available bus leaves for you.
How can I cancel my bus ticket with BoltBus? In order to cancel the bus ticket, we ask you to contact BoltBus directly. CheckMyBus is a search engine for buses and is therefore not involved in selling or booking the ticket itself.