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Old 10-01-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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Anyone with experience with traveling on Greyhound?

My son is leaving on the 16th to Greensboro, North Carolina. None of us have ever travelled other than driving ourselves. Is there anything that my son needs to know? Any tips on the stops or anything? We are sending money ahead to my friend, where he is staying, so that he isn't traveling with a lot of money. He also has 3 transfers. Does this happen at Greyhound locations or what? He's nervous about getting lost somehwhere or not finding the correct bus to transfer to.

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Old 10-01-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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Texasgirl, may I ask how old your son is?
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Old 10-01-2006, 07:52 PM   #3
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Texasgirl, may I ask how old your son is?
He's 21, auntdot. He's old enough to do this on his own, but, never has before. So, I was getting some tips for him.
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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As far as I know, if you travel on Greyhound, they stop at Greyhound bus stations and then you transfer to whatever bus he was assigned to. Ask your son to call Greyhound to ask about it, or have him look up Greyhound online.
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:59 PM   #5
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Tell him to budget his money and stay away from the young girls....LOL
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:15 PM   #6
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Sit in the front by the driver. :)
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:00 PM   #7
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I hate to say it, I have had bad luck. I have used them twice, both with less then desirable results. Lets put it this way:Baltimore to Hampton roads....10 hours!

As far as stops go, tell him to just listen up for the stop he needs. the drivers do not have an intercom. If I am not mistaken, this line ends in Norfolk, a far cry from N.C.


Best of luck, I don't want to scare you or your boy.
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:13 AM   #8
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I remember the Norfolk Greyhound station, dimly. It was one of the places we used to live in while my father was in the US Navy.

I haven't travelled on Greyhound in about 20 years. My other half, PeppA, travelled on Greyhound from Jackson, MI, to Tulsa, OK, the first time she came down to visit when we were first dating. What would normally take 16 or so hours to drive took her 24 hours by bus, with a layover in Chicago, the driver getting lots, and get this, they don't drive on the interstate! They take the smaller state highways and visit all the little towns in between.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:25 PM   #9
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Well, he said anything is better than flying. He is like me and dh, flying is for birds. LOL
Thanks for all of your help.
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Has he thought about the train? Amtrak is pretty good.
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