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1. Posted by greentree8 (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

Hello! Im going to be travelling from LA to Banff National Park which is something like a day and 20hours journey. I was just wondering what long journeys on the Greyhound are like? Also what do you do for food and stuff? I take it they stop semi-regularly at service stations.

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

This page from the Greyhound webiste will answer your question about food and meal stops. I would recommend bringing along a few snacks and something to drink for in between stops. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the buses.

I can't help with the length of travel time, but calling the local Greyhound terminal should provide that information. My Greyhound trips have always been distances of 400 miles or less.

The Ticket and Travel Info page may offer a bit more info for you also.

3. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 8y

Quoting greentree8

Hello! Im going to be travelling from LA to Banff National Park which is something like a day and 20hours journey. I was just wondering what long journeys on the Greyhound are like? Also what do you do for food and stuff? I take it they stop semi-regularly at service stations.

The snack and bottled water option will be very helpful for you. It's a long ride.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 28, 2008, at 11:24 AM by Ham Radio ]

4. Posted by aimsuk (Full Member 112 posts) 8y

myself and a friend went from the Grand Canyon to New York in a single trip (was something like 3 days) Would definately advise taking your own snack type food, also something to keep you entertained (book, mp3 etc) as it can be so boring. Also, it can get quite cold on the buses esp. at night, so take some warm clothing on with you (your main bag will be stowed underneath) or what we did was take our sleeping bags on with us and had them over our laps (ok we looked liked OAP's in wheelchairs, but we were warm!)

5. Posted by outdooren (Full Member 86 posts) 8y

Well, I've gone on numerous 48 hour Greyhound bus rides. I find the first 24 hours bearable, but after that I just want to reach my destination. I sleep the entire time but I get out and stretch at every stop as well. An iPod or some sort of music is good, I'm not sure they will have movies. The bus journey is cheap and gets you from point A to B. If you have the money, fly!