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1. Posted by kat26 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

kat26 has indicated that this thread is about Canada

im planning a trip through US and Canada in May/June and need some advice on what is the best way to travel. I know greyhound is much much cheaper than other transport options but im a bit concerned about being limited in where i can go. For example, is it possible to travel through the rockies on greyhound? If anyone has done this and can give me some advice that would be great. Are there any areas where it would be a lot better to have a car? Were trying to do it as cheap as possible and without driving if we can. Ive looked at the train but i dont see any way of doing that without paying double the price of the bus.
Help! :-)

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Hi Kat,

Here's the Web site for Greyhound Canada. They pretty much cover the country. I've only ever really travelled Montreal-Quebec City and Montreal-Ottawa on Greyhound, but they had plenty of departures every day and connections to even the most remote places.

They also have a route map of the entire North American Greyhound network which might be helpful.


3. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

Hey Kat,

The Greyhound goes everywhere in Canada. While it isn't the most comfortable it is definetly the cheapest! The great thing about the Greyhound (for travellers) is that it makes detours to make sure to hit every small town on the way to where your going. If your in a rush there are also express buses between major cities (i.e. Calgary - Banff, Vancouver, Edmonton etc.)

Definetly a great way to travel.

Make sure you visit Nelson B.C. =P.


4. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

I used the Greyhound whilst in the US as well as using the train....I used Amtrak and it was incredibly expensive, I paid $90 for a 3 hour trip to Albany from NYC and it would have only cost a fraction of the price had i got the I would say avoid the trains!The buses are fun and you meet some crazy people on them!
The only place I would say it might be a good Idea was if you were going to LA at all as you could use it to go further afield around there!

5. Posted by Ausboy (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y


I've travelled around canada now for 2 months and i've used the greyhound a few times but here's wat to keep in mind..
OK so it's cheap and yes it's pretty good, you can sortof sleep and sometimes they play movies and stuff... BUT

Sometimes It's really worth simply flying. the cheapest here is West Jet and really the prices aren;t that bad. What you have to think about is the amount of time you want to spend ON THE ROAD. Like from vancouver to banff the trip is about 14 hours. the flight is 1.
the bus costs $124
the plane costs $160 +

So really for only like $50 more you dont have the tiredness... sore limbs.. etc.

The other thing is that i found my money stretched for more than i thought it would. so i went on more flights here there and everywhere..

When you get here check it out. If you arrive in Vancouver and want to go to Banff.. catch the bus. It's a beautiful drive through the mountains.
But if you're going to go to Montreal or toronto or something.. I'd recommend simply flying.

it's what i did!