The short-term passes don't seem worth it to us. Even at the new price of $199 for a 7-day pass, it's hard to imagine you can use Greyhound enough in one week to make it worth it. For example, if you were visiting the East Coast and planning to hit up D.C., New York, and Boston, you could probably still find cheaper fares on BoltBus or Chinatown lines.
But the longer-term passes are a little more enticing. Let's say you want to spend the summer hobo-ing it cross-country. You can get a 60-day pass for $499, which probably beats two months worth of paying for gas and parking, and that'll take you as remote as Prince Edward Island, Baja California or even Alaska.
Now spending two months on Greyhounds doesn't exactly sound appealing – but if those comfy new WiFi-equipped buses are as good as the press release makes them sound, this might be something we could get on board with.
· Greyhound Discovery Pass [Official Site]
· Wanna Ride Greyhound? Tell Them in 140 Characters or Less [Jaunted]
· Will You Ever Go Back to Greyhound? [Jaunted]
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