BoltBus is an express bus service operating in the North Eastern coast of the US where tickets are available online, by phone and at the departure point.
Typically Bolt Bus operates shorter trips under 3 hours non-stop and longer over 3 hour trips with a quick comfort stop.
They also operate a really simple Bolt Rewards program where four round trips earn you a free one-way trip, or 8 single trips on a Bolt Bus also offer you a free one-way trip.
Bolt Bus Fleet
The majority of the BoltBus fleet is brand new Prevost X3-45 motor coaches which offer a longer wheel base for a smoother ride. The Prevost coaches are fitted with ABS, disc brakes, and stability control. They have also recently added a number of new 2011 MCI D4505 motor coaches to their fleet.
Bolt Bus included Features
- Fares starting from $1.00
- Free high speed WiFi
- Extra Legroom
- Power outlets available on all buses
- Boarding in groups to eliminate a stampede
- Every ticket purchased guarantees a seat
- on-board restrooms
Popular Bolt Bus Travel Options
- New York to Baltimore, Greenbelt or Washington DC
- New York to Boston or Philadelphia
- Baltimore to New York or Newark, NJ
- Washington DC to New York or Newark, NJ
Bolt Bus Baltimore
Baltimore-Marc Penn Station (1610 St. Paul)
1610 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202
Bus Stop Description: This is an outdoor stop located on St. Paul St. approximately 300 ft. south of E. Lanvale & St. Paul. There is affordable parking available off E. Lanvale.
Local Connections: Penn Station
Bolt Bus Boston
Boston South Station — Gate 9
700 Atlantic Ave. Boston, MA 02110
Bus Stop Description: This is an indoor stop at the Boston-South Station Bus Terminal, adjacent to the Amtrak station. Proceed directly to Gate 9 for boarding.
Local Connections: MBTA, red and silver lines
Bolt Bus Greenbelt
Greenbelt, MD Metrorail Intermodal Station
5717 Greenbelt Metro Drive
Bus Stop Description: Greenbelt Metrorail Intermodal Station. Passenger arriving via the Green Line or MARC will exit the train and proceed to the right towards the covered seating area marked “Boltbus”. Passengers arriving by bus or private auto will enter the facility on Greenbelt Metro Drive and proceed to Bus Track “H”. This will be on your left and there will be a Boltbus sign at this stop. There is all day short term parking available at this location for $4.25 per day.
Local Connections: MARC, Green Line
Bolt Bus New York
New York 33rd and 7th by Sbarro (To DC or Balt.)
33 St. & 7 Ave NY, NY 10018
Bus Stop Description: This is an outdoor stop at the northeast corner of the intersection. The bus will stop in the designated bus stop area on 33rd Street in front of a Sbarro’s Italian restaurant.
Local Connections: MTA subway lines A, C, E (8 Ave), 1,2,3 (7 Ave), B,D, F, V (6 Ave)
New York 34th and 8th by Tick Tock (Phil. or Bos.)
34 St. & 8 Ave NY, NY 10001
Bus Stop Description: This is an outdoor stop at the northwest corner of the intersection. The primary landmark is the New Yorker hotel and the Tick Tock Diner. Along 34th there are designated bus stops from the Tick Tock to the entrance of the Manhattan Center. This is where our bus will pickup.
Local Connections: MTA subway lines A, C, E (8 Ave), 1,2,3 (7 Ave)
New York 6th Between Grand & Watts (To DC or Phil)
Canal St. & 6 Av. NY, NY 10014
Bus Stop Description: This is an outdoor stop at the northeast corner of the intersection a little north on 6th.
Connections: MTA subway lines A, C, 2, 3
Bolt Bus Newark
Newark, NJ (Newark Penn Station)
Newark Penn Station
Bus Stop Description: Curbside stop in front of Greyhound station (near intersection of W. Raymond Blvd and Market St), free WI Fi hot spot available in terminal
Local Connections: New Jersery Transit Train and Bus, PATH Train System and The City of Newark Light Rail System
Bolt Bus Cherry Hill
Philadelphia – Cherry Hill Mall
Route 38 Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Bus Stop Description: N.J. Transit Bus Shelter – Route 38 East at Cherry Hill Mall Drive-in front of the Cherry Hill Towers Apartment Complex. Your car “will” be towed if you park at the Apartment Complex.
Local Connections: New Jersey Transit
Bolt Bus Philadelphia
Philadelphia JFK & N. 30th St
3064 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Bus Stop Description: This is an outdoor stop in front of the parking lot at the corner of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and N. 30th St. across the street from the west entrance of the 30th St. Station. A BoltBus sign will mark the waiting point. Restrooms and food available at 30th Street Station. The building across the street at 3001 Market does not have public restrooms.
Local Connections: Market St. Line, SEPTA subway-surface trolleys
Bolt Bus Washington
Washington (Union Station), DC
50 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
Bus Stop Description: We are located inside Union Station on the Mezzanine Level of the Union Station Parking Deck. If you enter this facility from the front entry of Union Station, proceed through the Atrium past the food court until you see the escalators, proceed up the escalators to the mezzanine level, our staging area will be to your immediate left. Parking is available at Union Station with entry located off of H Street, N.E. Call 202-898-1950 for information on rates and availability.
Local Connections: Metro (Red Line)
Alternative Bus Services
Another cheap travel service is MegaBus that allows you to book your ticket online! and travel from just $1.