Greyhound Bus Pass Australia: Complete Guide

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A Greyhound Bus Pass is one of the best ways to get around Australia. If you're looking for cost-effective, flexible, and hassle-free travel, the Greyhound Bus Pass is perfect! You can also travel around Australia by campervan, rental car, or catching domestic flights. But travelling by coach bus is great for many reasons which we'll cover in-depth for you. Here is everything you need to know about getting around Australia by Greyhound Bus Pass!

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Getting Around Australia by Greyhound Bus Pass

For those looking to get around Australia by public transport, the Greyhound Bus Pass is one of the most efficient and affordable ways to travel. You can book bus passes that suit your travel frame, whether it's 15 or anywhere up to 120 days. Hop between East Coast Australia's top destinations, enjoy flexible travel, and just sit back as you cruise along the coast. You don't have to worry about directions, getting fuel, or booking individual tickets between cities. Just jump on the comfy bus, get a good book or podcast, and relax until you arrive at your next stop!

We're going to answer some of your questions about the Greyhound Bus Pass Australia, such as the costs and planning tips. 

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Greyhound Whimit Bus Pass

The Greyhound Whimit Bus Pass is the top choice for travellers getting around Australia by public transport. You can enjoy unlimited travel between Cairns and Melbourne for the time frame of your choosing, including:

  • 7 days
  • 15 days
  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 120 days

Departures run frequently every day so you can find a time that suits your schedule. There are hundreds of destinations to choose from on the route, from small rural beach towns to popular East Coast cities. The only restrictions are that you can only use the bus pass within your chosen time frame, and you can only travel between East Coast Australia destinations between Cairns and Melbourne (West Coast, Outback, etc. are not included). Passes are also non-refundable and non-transferable to other people. 

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What are the Greyhound buses like?

Travelling Australia by coach bus is surprisingly lavish! The Greyhound buses have free Wifi, air-conditioning, onboard toilets, and in-seat chargers so you can keep your devices powered up. The seats are also spacious, reclining, and comfy with big windows so you can admire the passing scenery.

It's also great to have someone else drive you around Australia! You don't have to worry about directions, car troubles, parking, or fuel. It's pretty straightforward to drive yourself around Australia, but the coach bus just takes away some extra planning on your part so you can fully relax. 

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How much is a Greyhound Bus Pass?

Greyhound Bus Pass costs vary, but it is a very affordable way to travel! In general, the longer your bus pass is valid, the cheaper the cost per day will be. Here is a quick breakdown of the current Greyhound Bus Pass costs:

  • 7 Day Bus Pass - $289 or $41 per day
  • 15 Day Bus Pass - $369 or $25 per day
  • 30 Day Bus Pass - $449 or $15 per day
  • 60 Day Bus Pass - $569 or $9 per day
  • 90 Day Bus Pass - $719 or $8 per day
  • 120 Day Bus Pass - $849 or $7 per day

As you can see, the Greyhound Bus Passes are one of the cheapest ways to get around Australia. Especially if you choose a longer bus pass! Just keep in mind you'll need to pay for accommodation as well, but there are plenty of backpacker hostels that are perfect for those looking to save money. Bus passes are also cheap because you don't have to pay for fuel, car insurance, or tolls!

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How to choose your Greyhound Bus Pass

Select the Greyhound Bus Pass that best suits your travel time frame. You'll just get one ticket for the entirety of your time frame, which makes for easy, hassle-free organisation. You'll then be able to book unlimited trips within Australia's largest coach network, giving you easy access to popular destinations including Cairns, Mission Beach, Airlie Beach, Townsville, Rainbow Beach, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, and more. 

When you book your Greyhound Whimit Bus Pass, you'll get a unique login with your booking confirmation so you can book your bus journeys on the Greyhound website. Here you can view timetables and book or change your bus trips. When you show up to the bus before departure you just have to show the driver your barcode and maybe your ID and then you're good to go!

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Who is the Greyhound Bus Pass for?

Anyone can book the Greyhound Bus Pass for their travel around AustraliaThough some travellers may prefer to travel by campervan for a more adventurous, flexible experience, buses are perfect for those who don't want to deal with the extra planning of driving their own vehicle. Greyhound buses are also ideal for budget travellers and solo travellers, as renting a car or campervan on your own can be expensive. 

Greyhound Bus Passes are also perfect for travellers who want to take their time and slow travel around Australia! Catching domestic flights between cities is certainly the fastest way to get around, but slow travelling by land allows you to see more of the landscape and visit small towns in between cities. So if you have time to travel Australia by land, whether you choose a bus pass or a campervan, definitely do it!

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Does Greyhound offer overnight buses?

You can book overnight buses with your Greyhound Bus Pass. This is a great option for those who want to optimise their time travelling Australia by land! Though it can be risky to drive yourself overnight, an overnight bus is a perfectly safe way to cover some ground while getting some rest. The seats are wide and reclining so just bring an eye mask and a neck pillow for extra comfort! If you're someone who struggles to sleep this may be a tough option, but if you're someone who can fall asleep anywhere overnight buses are so convenient. 

Greyhound bus passes are also perfect for those with flexible itineraries. Whereas you have to book flights in advance, you can book bus journeys at any time and just show up 15 minutes before departure. Because you have unlimited travel, you can book as many bus rides as you want. You can revisit places you've already been or skip places if you change your mind. Campervans are also great for flexible travel!

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Is the Greyhound Whimit Bus Pass Australia Worth It?

Given the flexibility and affordability of the Greyhound Whimit Bus Pass, this is an epic way to travel around Australia and it's 100% worth it! If you want great value for money and an open-ended, unlimited travel option for a certain time frame, bus passes are incredible. You can to see the countryside, travel efficiently with an experienced local driver, and have time to read, relax, and watch Netflix as you chill out in comfy seats. Though you can also travel by plane, campervan, or car rental, coach buses are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get around Australia. 

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Ready to book your East Coast Australia journey? Combine your Greyhound Bus Pass with one of our flexible itineraries so you can make the most of your time Down Under!

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