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1. Posted by hendrix147 (Full Member 44 posts) 11y

can any1 tell me , are the greyhound buses and the people that travel on them really that bad. I ask because i plan to travel from ny to la with greyhound . Any info would be much appriciated.

2. Posted by vagabond (Full Member 104 posts) 11y

Well, people on bus (especially here in US), are there just for the sake of getting to one place to another. Its more about reaching there than travelling. So dont expect friendly talks on Greyhound. Also, I have found that people on greyhounds, have a grudge towards something in life, so some times, you'll get angry response to friendly "hi"!! :) Also, I wouldnt reccomend travellling for more than 12 hrs straight in grehound, cause its pretty uncomfy.

this is a pretty good site http://www.usabybus.com/

-- Parth

3. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 11y

Gotta agree. The ride can be uncomfy, even with the frequent stops. Which can make anyone unpleasant. Sometimes, you might get a bunch of college kids on their way 2 and from school. They are pretty chatty and happy!

M.

4. Posted by hendrix147 (Full Member 44 posts) 11y

Thanx 4 all your comments , thinking about a amtrak rail pass ,a little more expensive but i presume a lot faster and more comfy.Can any1 tell me if this is the case.

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Don't know if it's faster. The trains travel pretty slow in North America - no speedy trains here.

The other thing with Amtrack is that you can't get as many places as with the bus.

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I took Amtrack once, from Montreal to Springfield Mass. The ride was long, slow and cold (the wind and snow kept coming in from between the cars). We even backed up for about an hour at some point - don't know what heppened there. It wasn't the most pleasant of rides, but I'd venture it was more comfortable than going by bus.

Then again, I'm comparing Amtrack to Via Rail, which is incredibly comfortable and enjoyable. And expensive.