October 31, 2011 travel review- Greyhound express
Just took Greyhound Express to get from Atlanta to NYC (a 19 hour ride- pretty long, but I wanted to get to NYC early Monday to allow margin for error, and I had sticker shock re air fares). Here’s my review:
– definitely newer looking and cleaner looking than typical Greyhound bus
– got to NYC more or less on time
-too crowded (worse, I think, than typical Greyhound or maybe even Amtrak, though no worse than Chinatown bus)
-you have to connect to a bus in Richmond, so there is a very high risk of not getting to NYC in time (even though this time turned out OK).
Compared to alternatives:
Chinatown bus- Nicer buses, but Chinatown bus is only one bus without as many stops or transfers, so I think your chances of being ridiculously late may be higher with Greyhound.
Amtrak- Amtrak is more expensive and takes about as much time- but is much more comfortable of course. And because there are no connections, Amtrak is not as likely to be ridiculously late. (But one big downside- there’s only one train from Atlanta to NYC, and that train doesn’t get to Atlanta until mid-afternoon).