First Time On A Greyhound Tomorrow

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Chris L.'s Comment
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Hope my experience is better than some I've read about here. My ticket says 886 miles but when I looked it up its only 767 miles. I can't imagine the bus leaving the interstate for 5 stops in between would add up to the difference.

Doesn't really matter as long as I get there I guess. I've been off from Sygma since Sunday and I'm going nuts with so much time off. I'm going to Primes flatbed division, orientation in Salt Lake City.

To bad I can't just drive my pickup there and just strap it to the flatbed when it's time to go to Portland next.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

RedGator's Comment
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Good luck cause yes all greyhound rides are hell. And yes there is that much difference because they do not take a direct route. They stop at different terminals on the way and you may change buses a time or 2.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Minnie Mouse's Comment
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Take a water bottle and some snacks with you. I was stuck at a bus station for 4 hours and they charged $2 for Raman Noddles. A book or something to keep yourself busy. A lite jacket too, you can use it as a pillow or to block the ac if its blowing right on you. Good luck to you

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Operating While Intoxicated

Chris L.'s Comment
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Thank you for the insight and advise. Hope my t-mobile service will at least let me get online some during the trip. Is there a spot to charge your phone on the bus?

Wine Taster's Comment
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You could always hitch hike! ROFL! Eat a lot of garlic and don't take a bath for three days. Then nobody will want to sit beside you. Good luck!

Chris L.'s Comment
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I'm on bus now just leaving Portland. So far not bad, bus is less than half full and has wifi and an outlet to charge my phone. We'll see how it goes, some people will get off and others will get on along the way. I didn't even have to do the garlic thing or skip showers nobody sat next to me I have plenty of room.

bookworm's Comment
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Good luck. The greyhound I took to training was no fun and it wasn't nearly as long a drive as you got ahead of you. The on-board wifi/charging is a God-send.

Chris L.'s Comment
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In Stanfield OR now, 4 got off 10 got on, still plenty of room. I'm laying across two seats trying to sleep but can't. But so far I'm ok with the ride.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Thing is, you're going from Portland, OR to Salt Lake City, UT. Both of these towns aren't ghetto and aren't overfilled with gangs.

Try going on a bus to Reno or San Bernardino. Then you'll see just how dangerous a greyhound bus can be! Haha! I've been on a greyhound bus 3 times now. Two to LA then San Bernardino and the other one to Reno.

You'll be fine!

Chris L.'s Comment
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I made it to Salt Lake on time and had two seats to myself the whole trip. I think maybe being Easter Sunday it was slow, and for the reasons Daniel mentioned bus never had more than 20 people on it. I feel fortunate. Most riders were truck drivers or soon to be truck drivers. Most we're going to CR England and a few for Central, I was the only one going to Prime. I'm in motel now and have room to myself, but if someone else shows up I will be sharing.

Anyway my first Greyhound experience was ok.

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