Greyhound South Africa

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011 611 8000


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Frequently asked questions

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Is Wi-Fi available on Greyhound buses?

Yes, Greyhound South Africa provides free Wi-Fi on their buses to keep you connected during your journey.

Do Greyhound buses serve meals on board?

Yes, Greyhound buses provide snacks and drinks. However, the available options may vary depending on the route and duration of the journey.

Can I adjust my travel dates once I've booked?

Yes, Greyhound South Africa allows adjustments to travel dates after booking, but certain conditions and fees may apply. Contact their customer service for more details.

What is Greyhound South Africa?

Greyhound South Africa is a top-rated bus company operating in South Africa. It offers comfortable and reliable transport services across different cities in the country.

How early should I arrive before my departure time?

It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Are babies or children allowed on Greyhound buses?

Yes, children are allowed but those under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. A ticket purchase is required for children aged 2 and above.

What is Greyhound bus schedule in South Africa?

Greyhound buses run on different schedules depending on the route. Check the schedules and routes on their official website.

Can I travel with my pet on a Greyhound bus?

No, Greyhound South Africa does not allow pets on board, except for registered service animals.

Are there overnight buses for long-distance travel?

Yes, Greyhound offers overnight buses for long-distance travel, providing comfortable seating for a relaxing journey.

Where are Greyhound bus stations located in South Africa?

Greyhound bus stations are located in major cities across South Africa. Check their website for detailed locations.

Can I get a refund on my ticket if my plans change?

Yes, Greyhound South Africa has a refund policy but conditions apply. You should contact their customer service for more detailed information.

How much luggage can I carry on a Greyhound bus?

Each passenger is allowed to bring two pieces of luggage, not exceeding 30kg in total. Additional charges may apply for extra luggage.

How can I book a ticket with Greyhound South Africa?

You can book your ticket directly on the Greyhound South Africa website, by phone at +27 11 611 8000, or at one of their offices.

Is there a discount for students or seniors on Greyhound?

Greyhound South Africa offers a discount for students and seniors. Remember to bring your valid ID to avail of the discount.

What facilities are available inside Greyhound buses?

Greyhound buses offer amenities such as reclining seats, on-board toilets, air conditioning, and entertainment systems.

Flexible Cancellations

Cancellation Policy

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  • Cancellation more than 48 hours before departure: If you cancel your ticket over 48 hours prior to departure, you can get a refund minus a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation between 48 hours and 6 hours before departure: A cancellation fee worth 50% of the ticket fare will be charged if you cancel your booking between 48 hours and 6 hours before departure time.
  • Cancellation less than 6 hours before departure or after departure: Greyhound has a strict policy for cancellations less than 6 hours before the scheduled departure time or after departure. No refunds will be given for such cancellations. Exceptional cases may be considered on merit.
  • Schedule changes by Greyhound: If Greyhound makes a significant change to the departure time (more than 2 hours), you will have the option to get a full refund or to reschedule your trip with no fee applied.
  • Illness or death: In case of illness or death of the passenger, immediate family member, or traveling companion, Greyhound will consider refunding tickets on provision of appropriate official documentation, such as a death certificate or doctor's note. Any refunds in these situations are made at Greyhound’s discretion.
  • No Show: If you do not cancel your trip, do not show up for the trip, or arrive after the bus has left, it will be considered a "no show" and you will lose the full fare of the ticket.
  • Insurance Claim: If travel insurance has been purchased and the cancellation is due to reasons covered by your insurance, you may be able to claim a full refund from your insurance company - dependant on their terms and conditions.

Smooth Luggage

Luggage Policy

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Greyhound South Africa Luggage Policy

  • Each passenger is allowed 2 checked luggage items not exceeding 80cm x 60cm x 30cm in size.
  • The combined weight of the two items should not exceed 30kg.
  • Any additional luggage beyond this limit will be subject to additional charges.
  • Sporting equipment such as golf bags or bicycles can be transported at an additional charge per item and must be packed in a proper protective bag or case.
  • Baby strollers and other baby items can be transported free of charge in addition to the luggage allowance. They must be collapsibly folded.
  • Greyhound South Africa will not transport flammable, explosive, corrosive, or poisonous substances.
  • Unaccompanied luggage cannot be shipped.
  • Greyhound is not responsible for the loss or damage of unchecked luggage and personal belongings.

Additional Charges & Taxes on Luggage

  • Luggage exceeding the permitted weight (30kg) and size (80cm x 60cm x 30cm) will be subject to additional charges.
  • Sporting equipment such as golf bags and bicycles will be transported at an additional charge per item.
  • The additional charges depend on the type of luggage and its weight.

Permitted and Prohibited Items

  • Passengers are allowed to bring items like books, electronic devices, small personal items, and food and drinks inside the Greyhound coach.
  • Alcoholic drinks, hazardous materials, firearms or weapons are not allowed inside the Greyhound coach.
  • Greyhound South Africa reserves the right to refuse carriage of any item it deems unsuitable for transportation.

Pet-Friendly Guidelines

Pet Policy

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I'm sorry but after a thorough research, I found that the information about the pet policy in Greyhound South Africa buses is not available. It’s best to contact Greyhound's customer service directly for their most up-to-date pet policy. However, here are some general guidelines frequently applied in the bus industry:

General Bus Pet Policy

  • Pets are usually not allowed on buses, with the exception of trained service animals that assist people with disabilities.
  • Service Animals must be under the control of their handlers at all times.
  • Service Animals must remain on the floor without blocking the aisle or on their handler's lap, but not on seats.
  • The pet owner may need to provide a document stating that the pet is a certified service animal.
  • Non-service animals, including pets, comfort animals, emotional support animals or therapy animals, are usually not allowed on buses.

Pets Allowed

  • Certified service animals which assist people with disabilities.

Pets Not Allowed

  • Cats and dogs that are not service animals.
  • Any kind of exotic animal including snakes, other reptiles, ferrets, rodents etc.