Getting to Atlanta on the Chinatown bus
December 20, 2009 7:11 AM Subscribe
Please tell me about your experience on the Chinatown bus from NYC to the southeast. Should I put my friend on it so she can get home?
posted by greta simone to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total)
I have had a friend visiting me in NYC this weekend whose flight to Atlanta today got canceled. All the flights that the airline can reschedule her for will make her miss her Christmas plans.
So I looked up buses at gotobus.com and found a bus that leaves Chinatown run by Horse Run Tour. I am assuming this is the Chinatown bus, as it's the only bus leaving from Chinatown that I could find.
I have read previous threads about the Chinatown bus but they either seemed like they were from people who hadn't necessarily taken one or by people taking a different route (i.e. possibly run by a different carrier).
For what it's worth, we have already looks at tons of other options, and they are either too expensive or won't put her in Atlanta on the day she needs. Also, this trip says 14 hours to Greyhound's 23, so we figured it would be better.
Could you tell me if this bus is reasonably safe and reliable or any other experiences you have had?