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1. Posted by saarafin (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

Hi!

so, does anyone have any good or bad experiences about greyhound? the buses and the "adventures". Coz all the tours i've found on the internet ( uluru tour, fraser island your etc.), the greuhound has the cheapest ones..

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 7y

No bad experiences with them. Nothing so good I'd specifically want to call it out, either, but they're a cheap and convenient way to get from A to B and then do your own thing once there.

3. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

Yeah Greyhound is good they have like two buses leave every day out of most towns and once a day out of the smaller towns. and they have night buses so you can sleep on them and save on accommodation

I say stay away from those experience buses some time they only leave on certain days so you might get stuck in a small town for for a few extra days. Plus they never drive at night

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 7y

Greyhound serve their purpose - getting you from A to B. I did the journey from Darwin down to Alice Springs with them and the driver was very chatty and friendly, and stopped a couple of times for us to take photos.

5. Posted by saarafin (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

thank you lots!
:)

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

I took the greyhound from Brisbane up to Cairns, then over to Darwin, from Darwin down through the centre to Adelaide and back to Melbourne in a 2 week period back in 1999 (yes, that's not to be recommended :)). Like the others say, it's a solid option. Cheap (if you buy before you arrive in Australia I believe you get 15% off the price) and buses run regularly. I tried to get the evening departures so I could sleep in the bus and save on hostels, a common tactic. They had movies on board and stopped often enough to get something to drink, use the bathroom etc. I'm guessing the buses have come a way since the ones I was on in 99, so probably even better/more equipped now. As others noted, the drivers will also tell you a bit about the surroundings every now and then.

Greyhound also do a bunch of more 'tour' type trips these days that you can use your miles pass to pay for. Back when I did it I stopped in Alice Springs, and from there there was a 1 night tour back and forth to Uluru, where I pitched a tent at the centre (a rather broken one I borrowed from the hostel in Alice and seen here). That was pretty good and was a cheap way to see 'the rock' without necessarily being on a full on multi day trip with accommodation etc. included.

In short, basically nothing bad to say about them. They're not a 'party bus' type of experience, but I wasn't after that. And there was plenty of time to party at each destination too

7. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 7y

Further to what Sam has mentioned above, I also took a Greyhound tour of the Great Ocean Road from Adelaide to Melbourne and it was great. It was good value and stopped at all the usual places along the way for photos.

8. Posted by saarafin (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

hey,thank you this helped us a lot!:D