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27 December 2019

Everything is comfortable for a journey of 3-5 hours. Driver of bus where always good. Bus quality is great. Thank you ourbus.

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22 December 2019

The Ourbus to Richmond (final destination Norfolk) from PAT was actually a leased or contracted Mertz bus. I departed from gate 25 on the lower level of PAT. Line was orderly and boarding was quick and efficient with paperless tickets. The bus was packed however. One thing I'm finding rather common on all long distant bus travel is that isles are getting more narrow. What's that saying: you pay for what you get? Well in this case, you don't pay, so you dont get. NYC to Richmond for $21.00? You get modern coach, clean bathroom, working outlets and unlimited bottles of water. I was very happy with all that for $21.00. I thoroughly enjoyed a nice one hour layover in Union Station (DC), an architectural gem where food, sweets and shopping are plentiful. The bus does not make random stops so you're sitting for long periods. That can get uncomfortable. Temperature on bus was perfect. No riders complained about it being too cold or too hot. The driver was very professional. He kept us informed about stops well before we arrived so we would have time to get our luggage and things together.  The stop in Richmond was on VCU campus in a nice area. I was able to get an Uber in 10 minted and it took me to my Airbnb in another 10 minutes. I definitely will bypass the China bus when going to Virginia. If Ourbus goes to destinations south of Richmond, I'd explore the opportunity to travel with them. More...

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20 December 2019

The bus personnels are very accommodating and help me with my baggage concern.

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13 December 2019

Took OurBus from Ithaca to New York's port authority bus terminal. So much easier than driving! Driver was friendly, professional and safe. Bus had power outlets and usable Wi-Fi. No tickets to deal with- driver had my name on a list. The app has a tracking link that I sent to my family, so when there was a traffic jam on I-80, they knew I would be a bit late. Would ride again. If only they had a stop in NJ, I could save 2 hours on rush hour traffic. More...

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13 December 2019

This was my second trip from New York to Worcester on OurBus, and it was another excellent ride! The driver did a great job, and we arrived on time. I am so grateful to have the option of taking OurBus and I will definitely recommend it to others. More...

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12 December 2019

I work in Chicago but live in West Lafayette, two hour drive. My Bus is my life saver! Compared with other public transportation options, my bus is much much better. It is on time, clean, comfy, and the drivers are always nice and friendly. And the tickets are refundable, what a thoughtful policy! Having my bus made my commute much more doable and pleasant. I am a happy commuter now. :) And the price is very good! --in fact, if it is a bit higher, it is still very good as the service it provides is totally worth it.  My only suggestion is that I wish that my bus can offer multiple rides per day between Lafayette, IN and Chicago. e.g., on week days, it would be helpful to have a late one leaving Chicago, so that I and some others who need to spend the day in Chicago have a ride to go home. Also, I wish that 9 AM bus from Lafayette can be half an hour earlier, e.g., leaving around 8 or 8:30 in Lafayette and arrive in Chicago by 9:30 AM, so that I can catch 10 AM meetings.  Another suggestion is that the wifi password can be  a bit simpler. ;) More...

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12 December 2019

I had a great experience traveling with ourbus. The seats were comfy and bus was brand new. The driver was super friendly and they gave water. Plus they had travel time options that other buses didn't, and departure and arrival locations were central. I'll use them more often for sure. More...

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5 December 2019

I had a great experience on my route from NYC to Washington, D.C. and back. The schedule was fine and the bus was clean. I can understand that there are rare cases, when the service isn't good and those people are rushing to the site to write one star reviews. But, since my travel was good, I felt it would be fair to write a review to contrast the super-negative ones. More...

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2 December 2019

Our daughter took the bus from NYC to Syracuse University and we were very pleased.  The snowstorm had started but we were told that the bus was still on track to leave. The bus took off on time, the driver checked in each name and the bus looked very comfortable.  When I called customer service number a couple of hours later (when my daughter fell asleep and didn't answer texts), the rep sent me a link to follow the bus all the way to Syracuse on my phone - plus waited on the line to make sure I activated the link.  That route goes directly to the campus (vs a regional bus station), which is great.  We will use this service again for sure. More...

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2 December 2019

Honestly one of the best bus journeys I've taken from NYC to DC. The driver Andrew was kind and kept us updated through the trip and everything was smooth from start to finish. It seems that most people are only motivated to leave a review for a bad experience, so just balancing things out :) More...

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27 November 2019

My experience with Ourbus has been excellent! It's a shame that anger and frustration bring people to leave reviews more often then satisfaction. My route was Cincinnati to Chicago 11/27/19- our driver Earl was courteous, helpful and extremely punctual. Despite there only being a handful of passengers, his customer service did not waiver. Also, it was extremely windy out and the driver handled the turbulence well. I would absolutely recommend Ourbus to a friend.Only suggestion to this specific bus carrier--ditch the back of seat organizers. You lose leg room and they look worn out on an otherwise very high end bus.Affordable, comfortable, professional service. Thanks for getting me home for the holidays! More...

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27 November 2019

Saw some bad reviews here but I can't say I had the same experience. I was actually pleasantly surprised the bus experience went smoothly. Easy to find the bus on Madison between 26 and 27. Hop on and find your way to comfy cloth  seats with good leg room from the next row. O and before you hop on, you can grab complimentary water (I grabbed two because I was thirsty). But the ride was great. Really can't complain at all. I would definitely take this bus company again More...

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19 November 2019

I've used several bus companies such as Peter Pan, Greyhound, Megabus, and OurBus by far is the best company. The bus is clean, it provides water, and the best part is the service. When there was an accident on the freeway that delayed the bus, ourbus refunded the credits back to my account to use for another ride. The accident was not their fault, and I didn't expect a refund but but they pride themselves on customer service. This is the only bus I'll ride! Thanks for such a great experience More...

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8 October 2019

I was one of the many who requested the Ithaca to Philadelphia route, and OurBus was very perceptive to the requests and started this route. This personally made my life so much easier when it came to weekly/fortnightly commuting between Ithaca and Philadelphia--a route where there are not many options otherwise. The buses are clean and quite comfortable and their service is remarkable. Sometimes, the buses are delayed (mostly on the Philadelphia-Ithaca route) but that's mostly because of traffic (while coming from DC), and they are very prompt in sending an email if there is a delay. Their customer support team was also excellent when it came to solutions for any problem I had. Overall, I have had a very good experience riding with OurBus for a year now. More...

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7 October 2019

Update: thank you for the company for reaching out to me and explaining the problem and offering a better alternative. This bus explained to me what happened to our bus because most of the rider didn't know what was going on and now I understand accidents happens. Whatever the cause may be, they did the right thing to fix it before it became a problem so hats off to them. Looking forward to my next adventure with them.This bus company has lost all my credibility. I took this bus from dc to nyc and had no problems, left at 9 on the dot and arrived at 1. However on the way back, the bus was suppose to leave nyc around 5 until the bus had at problem. Guess what time the bus actually left nyc? 8:45 that's almost a 4 hour difference, that is ridiculous come on now I can understand 1-2 hours but 4, that is completely unnecessary. I had to book another bus back to DC because my phone was going to die and then I would have no way of getting on the bus. I feel bad for whoever stuck with the bus, they probably had to either book a different bus back at a higher rate or even go to a hotel for the night More...

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5 October 2019

Our bus is great! My family has been using their services since April 2019 from Pennsylvania to New York and we always have a pleasant experience. The drivers are so courteous, cheerful and helpful and the same goes for their customer service. Whether it's rescheduling a trip or asking for any kind of help...they always take care of us. Tonight I talked to Kathleen in customer service and she took care of my request immediately. Now if they would offer trips to New Mexico...Always a safe and relaxing trip...Thank you Our Bus!!! More...

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4 October 2019

Enjoyed my experience with our bus. Took the NYC to Washington DC route with a comfortable ride. To my surprise the wifi worked the entire ride, most bus carriers have wonky wifi services *cough looking at you Greyhound. Ohh free water why thank you. I'll definitely use these guys again in the future. More...

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24 September 2019

Barb was the best driver ever. Ourbus's service is so much better than every other bus company. Better busses, MUCH better drivers, more convenient and nicer. I'm a big fan. Thank you Barb! And thank you OurBus, I'm very pleased! More...

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24 September 2019

I took a round-trip from New York to Syracuse, and for a long distance bus route, it was the best I'd taken.The one route was only slightly delayed on account of traffic, and the return route into the city went quicker than actually scheduled (pretty sure this is the first time that's actually happened on a bus for me). The amenities were fine- the seats were comfortable, the power outlets worked and wi-fi worked fine. The bus driver, Vern was excellent: he was funny and friendly, and when I encountered a bit of a problem with my ticket, he helped me sort it out without too much hassle. When I later spoke to their customer service regarding the ticketing issue, the representative was friendly and helpful in sorting it out.I absolutely plan on using OurBus again in the future. More...

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17 September 2019

The website was really easy to navigate. I had some email issues with getting the confirmation of one of my tickets, but the support live chat service agent, Ekta Shahi, was really helpful and that was resolved really quickly.

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3 September 2019

Had to cancel 4 tickets and had the ourbus membership. Had no idea that canceling tickets would also take away the 15 dollars off each time. Hit up customer support and they were able to deal with the problem swiftly. Pat T was my customer support agent and he was extremely helpful. More...

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3 September 2019

With wanting to plan a Labor Day weekend getaway to Chicago - not wanting to drive and the Hoosier State Amtrak no longer available decided to look into OurBus service. A local news article had indicated this bus service was replacing the train. With good pricing and several daily trips between Chicago, Lafayette and Indy it became the best choice that was out there!After booking our hotel went to the OurBus web site. Booking a trip was easy. Unfortunately the early evening return trip filled up so thought our plans were scrubbed. Then they offered a third evening trip and our plans became real- still getting us home at a decent time. Found the busses were top notch, new and clean. The drivers were very friendly and professional along with knowing the ins ands out through the tight city streets. I will use this service again. Thank You. More...

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2 September 2019

I always have a great experience with OurBus. Today, the bus was just a few minutes late, and Bharat from the customer service team got in touch with me and the other passengers to let us know. The little amenities make a difference to me as well - free bottles of water, polite drivers, accurate bus tracker, and so on. I used Greyhound last week and it was not nearly as nice of an experience. I appreciate the good customer service and the good business practices. Thank you OurBus! More...

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29 August 2019

Andrew was phenomenal!!!! Updated us during the whole trip of what was going on, our eta, and if he needed to stop to use the bathroom! Best bus driver I've ever had!!! Hopefully we get you again Andrew!!!!! More...

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16 August 2019

I frequently travel from New York to Ithaca. The options have been spotty and expensive over the years. OurBus is the cheapest one yet, and I was delighted to find that they used an existing bus/limo company from the Finger Lakes. Service was fast, courteous, and comfortable. Will be using again. More...

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8 August 2019

The cheapest and easiest way to travel!. I accidently booked a ticket for the wrong date and the driver was so nice and so helpful. Costumer Service was considerate and extremely forgiving and allowed me to continue my travels. I am currently on the bus now and not only is it clean but comfortable as well. I am definantly gonna recommend ourbus to all my friends and family looking to travel More...

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4 August 2019

I couldn't activate my Wallet and panicked a bit, which ruined my day completely. Thanks to a wonderful employee named Raushan, who was super helpful and quick to resolve my problem. I don't know what I would do without her. I contacted her late at night, she replied right away, understand my situation right away, even though I wasn't sure she got it, since English is not my first language. Anyways, she is a great employee. I was hopeless today and thought I lost my money, thank God everything got resolved More...

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2 August 2019

I've taken OurBus twice and have had a great experience each time! Not only were the tickets very affordable, but the busses are extremely comfortable and pleasant to be in. The drivers have been very kind each time as well! I strongly recommend OurBus for your Washington DC and New York commutes, especially if you've been turned off by the bigger names! More...

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1 August 2019

The floor manager did reach out to me and resolve my issue by assuring this issue will NVER happen again and I will be fully reimbursed.

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30 July 2019

The experience was an excellent value. Took OurBus round trip from Buffalo to NYC for a weekend. It was half the price of a Greyhound ticket, and the service was on par. The main difference is you are boarding at the side of the street rather than the Port Authority. To be prepared for any trip, it's always a good idea to bring a sweater and pack a lunch. Bus on the way down was on time. Friendly driver. Completely full, so don't plan on getting your own row, but hey, that's how they can keep it so cheap! Free water was helpful. Bathroom started out spotless, but over the course of the trip was abused a bit by fellow passengers. We had one rest stop between Rochester and Syracuse at a 7/11. It didn't really have the capacity for that many customers at once. The trip went smoothly, and since we had no passengers getting on/off at Binghamton, the driver made the decision to go straight on to New York. Traffic was crappy heading into the Lincoln Tunnel, so we ended up about 40 mins delayed. The trip back to Buffalo was about 15 mins late picking us up. Probably also traffic related, it was the beginning of rush hour. Everyone was waiting in a neat line on the sidewalk, but that quickly devolved into a crowd as soon as the bus arrived. It was still civil, but not exactly first-come first-served. Traffic was pretty slow leaving the city, but the rest of the trip was smooth, with two breaks (one somewhere in PA with several fast food options, one at a rest stop outside of Rochester). Ended up arriving at UB North about 50 minutes late.The AC was on pretty high, but this really is for the best. It generally keeps people calmer, and I'd much rather add another layer than be stuck next to someone who's sweating to death. Just be prepared, and bring a sweater.To OurBus as a company - you have a brilliant strategy. No infrastructure, minimal staff, amazing value to the customer. Love it. A couple thoughts to make it even better.Thought A - Consider being clearer about what customers will need to present to the driver. Faster ticket verification would significantly speed up boarding time. There are several issues that seem to be at play here 1: the actual ticket email comes from a "mailadmin" address instead of and OurBus address. 2: The ticket email gets buried under several schedule change, PR, and Marketing emails between the date of purchase and the date of travel. 3: Many of the customers travelling on this route (Buffalo-New York City) have limited proficiency with the English language. 4: The ticket showed a "Reference Code" in bold letters at the top of the email, but it seems that what the driver is actually looking for is the Passenger Name which is in fine print at the bottom of the email. Outside, in full sunlight, scrolling through each passenger's phone can be frustrating (for the driver who had to do this for customers several times), and surprisingly time-consuming. If the Passenger Name is what the driver needs to verify, consider moving it to the top of the ticket.Thought B - For major like New York, where many passengers will be boarding at once, what about someone to help organize the boarding line? They would really only need to be there for about an hour before boarding, and could pre check passenger's tickets and/or maybe help load luggage while the driver gets everyone onboard. I'm all about keeping costs to a minimum, but it took a while to load everyone at the beginning, and we could have probably saved about 35 mins. More...

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29 July 2019

Great bus service - the driverAndrew was polite, set the rules for cell phones in advance, gave ETA throughout the route and politely asked people to keep the bathroom tidy for others.  I wish I could ride with Andrew all the time! He is an example for all other bus drivers! More...

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27 July 2019

Today I almost had a heart attack after I was late for my bus to NY for 1 minute. I saw it is leaving. I was waving with my hands but the bus didn't stop. I was mad on driver who didn't wait at least a couple minutes delayed passengers with tickets , I was also mad on myself and I was sad that I have to spend more money  and time to get my goal accomplished. I tried to catch that bus on Uber but heavy traffic on Rockville Pike wasn't on my side. It was White Flint, 1 pm bus. But after that two good things happened:Fortunately, I was able to buy tickets from Union Station on 2.30 pm Ourbus and a lady from OurBus Customer Service with a wonderful name Ekta was  sympathized to my situation and credited all my tickets price to my OurBus wallet which I can use for buying my future tickets with them during next 5 years. Thanks Ekta.Lastly, I  am writing this during my trip. It means I am on the bus right now. The bus is comfortable, clean ,free water, restroom, WiFi. I like it and for sure will use it again. Thanks OurBus. More...

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19 July 2019

The assitant service is very patient and nice.

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3 July 2019

I recently rode OurBus from NYC to Boston and had the most amazing experience. There was a major accident at the Lincoln tunnel, but the bus driver made sure to communicate all delays along the way to ensure expectations were set. Also got a free bottle of water, tons of leg room, power outlets that work, and a clean bathroom.  Best bus experience I've ever had! More...

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22 June 2019

For trip from Methuen to New York. The bus arrived on time, was clean and comfortable.  Our driver was courteous and friendly. I highly recommend.

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20 June 2019

Spoke to Freddy Wilsen there was a slight confusion in my charges but the way he explained things was amazing he was so friendly and polite. He created high degree of trust in me. Give that fella a cup cake. You are an effective problem solver. More...

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26 May 2019

I have never taken the bus from the DC area to NYC, even though I have been making the trip for a very long time. This bus is quick and easy. Reclining sears and WiFi for watching movies. The convenience of the Georgia Avenue FREE commuter lot near Norbeck is excellent. The bus made one stop in Columbia going up to NY. The drop off was great on Park Avenue around 26th. Coming back was supposed to be nonstop, but there was some mix up with a group of people and the driver let them off in White Marsh. I felt badly for them, but the bus should keep the exact schedule that is displayed on the app or website. We also departed about 15 minutes late out of NYC. Overall good bus and very easy! More...

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19 May 2019

I like all the drivers especially Andrew..always on time, informative, and friendly..I Always feel safe and know I am in great hands. I can relax, work, sleep and enjoy the ride.I wish there were more routes from NY to DC especially at 10pm. More...

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16 May 2019

I was still in bed this morning when I was looking for bus service from Reading, PA to NYC. I used their chat now for help and I have to say Tanya was very helpful. She provided me with the fee and bus schedule all in less then five minutes. I never even knew their was a bus service leaving 5th street Highway in Reading, PA to NYC. I decided to google information and Our Bus came up. Thought I give it a try and right away I was being helped. I will definitely be using there service. More...

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10 May 2019

I'm literally writing this review as I'm riding with this bus for the first time. I'm wowed by the cleanliness, comfort, and overall friendly vibe of this bus and the staff. I used to take Greyhound, out of ease rather than actual comfort, and having been burned by horrible customer service and broken down buses I decided to look for an alternative. Thankfully I found OurBus and the routes perfect for when I need to go to NY to MD. I'm often traveling back to see family in the DC/MD/VA area and have taken a good share of buses. I thought the only "good" buses serviced the DC and VA area like Vamoose and Tripper. Love them both, but OurBus is really the best bus I've ever been on. Can't wait to book my next trip. More...

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2 May 2019

OurBus has incredible customer service and bus service to now an expanded network of cities. I have been on many other intercity bus carriers have had many issues from unclean buses, buses never showing up but not with OurBus. The bus drivers are very friendly and service is reliable. They even give you a bottle of water, it always comes in handy when traveling on a bus! I had an issue with my OurBus account this week and Pat was able to help me out very quickly. Thank you OurBus for being one of the leading bus carriers and providing nothing but incredible service! More...

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27 April 2019

I experienced several great transfers between New York and Ithaca. And the customer service is excellent. Tanya helped me cancel a ticket in several minutes. Absolutely recommend.

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26 April 2019

I've used OurBus more than 20 times during the course of my school year at Cornell and have had great experiences using their bus routes between Ithaca and NYC! I left my coat on the bus and the customer service staff was able to retrieve for me the very next day. Thank you Pat and team! More...

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20 April 2019

A nice clean bus and terrific customer service!  This is going to be the only company I will book again for my trips from Baltimore to NYC.

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19 April 2019

This is The pass I have a problem I am few minutes Tonya she can help me thank you I I have a nice Experience and beautiful bus .

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14 April 2019

The bus was definitively more enjoyable than other services. This could be attributed to the staff's friendly demeanor. I lost my purse on the bus and had to call several different times before I could get good service. I was able to retrieve it the next day with great thanks to customer service representative Kathleen. I appreciate the overall efforts of the team in helping me solve my problem but give a special thanks to Kathleen. Thanks! More...

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