Public transportation is the way to go. Over the years, Dallas has become more and more public transportation friendly. We still have a long way to go til we are able to get everywhere without a car but we’re heading in the right direction. When Greyhound contacted me about their new Greyhound Express service, I didn’t know what to think. I had never ridden a bus long distance before.
I was intrigued.
What if I’m sitting next to someone that I don’t want to? Is it safe? Will it take all day long just to get somewhere close? What will I do while I’m on the bus? What if my phone dies and I can’t contact anyone? Needless to say, the list goes on and on.
I was weary. This was before I did any research. I headed over to the Greyhound Express site and the first thing I noticed was the new and improved buses. Then I kept scrolling and the next thing I noticed was AMAZING. Reserved Seats, Free wifi, Power Outlets and Extra legroom was all offered on the Greyhound Express. Oh, and some fares start at $1.
Am I reading this correctly? I can take the Greyhound, and play on my computer the whole time while charging my phone and having plenty of room for my legs. This sounded too good to be true. It was one of those, I must see it to believe it type moments.
I booked my trip and was ready to go.
Even though the internet spoke so highly of the new Greyhound Express, I still had my doubts because it seemed too good. We arrived at the Greyhound Station about an hour before our bus was to take off. There was a priority seating area for Greyhound Express travelers. So I sat patiently waiting and hoping that I was going to ride in one of the new modern buses that were pictures online.
Guess what? They were the sleek, new buses! I was anxious Annie and ready to begin my trip. Boarding the bus reminded me of the airport. Each person had a boarding number on their ticket. The lowest numbers were boarded first. Then once we boarded, we were able to choose any seats that we wanted.
On my trip down to Houston, the bus was only about 40% full, so I didn’t have to sit next to anyone that I didn’t know. We made one pit stop in Buffalo, Texas where we had 15 minutes to grab some food and get back on the bus. Our stop had Sonic, Subway, Dairy Queen, Pizza place and a convenient store to choose from. This stop was a nice, short way to break up our trip to Houston. Many people were able to take a smoke break or just stretch their legs for a few minutes before we went on with our trip.
They weren’t joking around with the great amenities that the Greyhound Express has.
- I loved the leather seats. The bus was super clean and I know the leather seats were much more clean and sanitized than any cloth seat could ever be.
- Leg room for all. Greyhound took out a couple rows of seats to provide everybody with extra leg room.
- I have a phone that dies after 30 minutes, this is very irritating. I am always having to charge to so the power outlets came in handy during my trip.
- I live online. My work day is spent online working, writing, and researching. I was sold when Greyhound told me there was wifi – and it was free. I was able to work the whole way down there and enjoy my trip.