Greyhound Nightbus

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    Jun 03, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    Hi Guys,

    Is it save to travel with the greyhound nightbus alone? It's a 7 hour drive or so from NYC to Buffalo. After reading this I got a bit of cold feet: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/250891.

    There are no night trains, otherwise I would have done that instead. I don't want to waste my time travelling during the day.

    What are the people like on greyhound night buses, any experiences?

    Cheers,
    Monir
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    Jun 03, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
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    Jun 03, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    Nice video icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 03, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    Yes its safe. Why would one freak incident in the last 10 years make you afraid to take the bus? Millions take the bus every day.
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    Jun 03, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    Try the Megabus. There's a bus that leaves NYC at 10:35am and drops at at two different Buffalo locations and arrives around 5:30ish AM. Here's the link:

    http://us.megabus.com/?Ref=CJ
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    Jun 03, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    Bus travel in general is safe and cheap - though obviously slower than rail or air.

    The other trade-offs are:

    - night travelling will not assure you anything even remotely resembling a good rest: the seats do not recline like those on an airplane, and nothing like a sleeper cabin.

    - weird people are more easily ignored on a short airline flight, and train cabins on overnight runs can seal away some of the excess noise and presence of others. Not so with an overnight bus run, especially if you have the misfortune of being seated near someone with hygiene issues or someone who thinks that you are really that interested in hearing his stories of his activity in the Boer War. And kids/infants? Lord have mercy on you if you don't have the tolerance for screaming toddlers.

    Strange Bus Depots - OP, given your travel requirements this isnt a concern fir you, but for the sake of comparison, any cross-country trips will usually route thru Chicago (I-90) or St. Louis (I-40) are both major Greyhound hubs. Arriving at the Chicago hub at night, or STL at any time can be a bit unnerving if you are un-used to seeing a much higher density of folks on the very frayed edges of American life.

    On the upshot - it is hella cheaper than a plane and more frequent than a train.
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    Jun 04, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    Thank you guys loads for your replies, very much appreciated :-)!!
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    Hi Guys,

    Just want to let you know that my experiences with greyhound are great. The buses are really old unfortunately but the people that take the buses are absolutely not dodgy. Met a great girl on one if the trips that I became fb friends with and the rest of the peeps were decent too.

    No regrets.

    Cheers!
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    Other than dealing with druggies you will be fine. I rode a Greyhound at least 8 times last year visiting my boyfriend. Luckily mine was only 3 hours. I don't know if I could do anymore than that though.

    Some of them fatty's smelled bad and had been on the bus 2 days.
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    Jun 18, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    I guess I was lucky then icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 18, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
    Last time( and only time) I road greyhound I vowed never to do it again!! Extra long ride, unnecessary stops and the other passengers were all drugged out. I'd say only at a last resort.