This is new to us. Things like, buying tickets two hours in advance (“I’ve told them to put that on the website,” said a rather sympathetic Greyhound attendant), seat presence (stake your ground!) and knowing your destination are all most important in the Greyhound Underworld.
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- You cannot buy a ticket for “the next bus.”
- Greyhound does not publish route maps
- The destination and arrival signs on the wall are not true.
- There is no “flight status” for buses.
- Greyhound threatens you with expulsion if you don’t silence your phone.
Never sit under the air conditioner on a Greyhound bus. It leaks. Note the tissue paper stuffed in either corner of the console above these two kids, who had to adjust it every few minutes to keep the water from dripping on their heads.
- Greyhound threatens you with expulsion and jail if you drink alcohol on the bus.
- You can get off the bus at whatever stop you want before your destination, but it will be very confusing to the attendants (and other passengers).
- At Greyhound terminals, if a guy asks you for change for a dollar and you give him for quarters and then say, “keep the dollar,” he doesn’t question it.
- Greyhound passengers don’t complain. They bitch, they moan, but they don’t complain.
- Greyhound passengers all have a story.
- Greyhound just is.
The overhead bins are very small on the bus, so be sure to be able to fit your carryon bag under your seat…
- When sitting underneath the air conditioner, bring extra Kleenex to plug the leak.
- The Hickory, NC stop is in Conover, not Hickory, and in a Citgo.
- To get from Hickory to Wytheville, VA, Greyhound will send you to Charlotte, change a bus, then to Winston-Salem, then on up to Wytheville, a trip of 6 hours. It’s a lot more comfortable just to buy two separate tickets, one from Hickory to Winston-Salem, where you then catch the bus from Charlotte, unless, of course, you really value your time on the bus and just want an extra two hours of road time.