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Old 03-17-2010, 12:02 AM   #1
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Greyhound from BC to Northern California? Please help

Hey everyone,

Family emergence came up and I need to be out in the San Jose- Frisco - Oakland area this weekend.

Airplane tickets are going for $500 round-trip. Usually I go this route..
and I still most likely will end up flying..

but how much cheaper is it going by bus? By car it's a 15 hour drive, so it can't be too bad. I just want to know if it's worth it.

Stupid website isn't letting me see any shcedules either.

If anyone can point me towards an online schedule or tell me how much round trip tickets are going for, that would be golden! Thanks in advance.

Prefer to leave from Coquitlam if possible.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:29 AM   #2
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i dont know how much it is, but it'll be safer on the airplane. not to mention it'll save you so much time.



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Old 03-17-2010, 12:49 AM   #3
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greyhound is going to be cheaper, but consider if you can sit on a bus for ~20? hours one way.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:53 AM   #4
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take the airplane instead...

seriously, you'll save so much time and not having to sit on a bus for a whole day.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:58 AM   #5
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yeah srcew the greyhound for numerous reasons.

i just realzed i could get a cheaper deal if i make one stop both ways.

$400 round trip leavingfrom YVR is a damn good deal...especially with just a few days notice.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:21 AM   #6
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Greyhound oh GREYHOUND..
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:57 PM   #9
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me and my friends took a greyhound to golden bc which is about 9hrs from here? it turned into a 18hr drive cause of all the stops. last time we ever do that again, its wayyy too hard to get sleep on the bus. and i popped about 4 sleeping pills too
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I took greyhound from San Jose to Vancouver once... 16 hour drive that took 30 hours by bus because of all the stops
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The bus isn't worth it. Nor is the AMTRAK. I speak from experience. If it is a family emergency, book a flight and get yourself down there ASAP. Morally speaking, you should NEVER put a price on a family member. (I'm not saying that you are.)

As an alternative and since our Dollar is strong, try looking at flights on Virgin America. Take a look at their flights from Seattle SeaTAC Airport down to San Francisco International. Drive down to Seattle, park at the hotels for $10/$12 a day, hop onto a flight. Land into San Fran, rent a car then drive up to Oakland/San Jose. Good luck!
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take the bus to seatac, 4 hours then fly from seattle to frisco, should save you some money if you really need to.
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Depending on your family emergency, some air companies offer discounted rates for bereavement / family emergencies.

They might require some proof (ie copy of death certificate)
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Some things you should not cheap out on.
This is one of them.. Comon man.You know the answer to this.
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