Greyhound Luggage Limits

Greyhound Lines has specific luggage limits on every bus trip. The company has a uniform policy for all bus transports throughout North America. Limits are in force for every leg of a journey. As such, passengers should consider every individual stop of the trip as a one-way ticket on Greyhound even if they are traveling on a round trip ticket and even if they have a single fare for their entire trip.

The Greyhound luggage limits are as follows:

  • 1 piece of luggage can be checked for free per passenger
  • Passengers may pay $15 to check a second piece of luggage
  • 1 piece of luggage may be carried on to the bus for free in addition to checked luggage limits
  • Luggage must weigh 50 pounds or less
  • Overweight luggage will be charged an additional fee for every leg of the route
  • The length plus width plus height of each piece of luggage must add up to less than 63 inches
  • Oversize luggage that totals 63 or more inches will incur an additional fee for every leg of the route
  • Overweight or oversize luggage may have to be sent by Greyhound’s separate package shipping service if buses are full

Greyhound Luggage Limits

In addition to the basic Greyhound luggage limits, the bus carrier also includes a list of prohibited items that cannot be carried on or checked into any Greyhound bus worldwide. The prohibited list is courtesy of Greyhound:

Acids, ammunition, animals, combustible liquids, compressed gases, corpses, cremated remains, explosives, firearms of all types, fireworks, flammable liquids, furniture, hazardous materials (poisons, radioactive materials, etc.), materials with a disagreeable odor, matches, merchandise for resale, protruding articles, or any unsecured articles including those in plastic or paper bags

Greyhound Lines also makes passengers ship sensitive electronic equipment, film, and perishable items through the package service rather than allowing these goods to be checked into a bus. In practice, these items can be carried on to a bus if they fit into a normal size carry-on item. Declaring these items will make bus employees check luggage and force you to send them through the package service.

Additionally, valuable or delicate items like currency, medication, or personal identification should be carried on in hand-carried luggage rather than being checked underneath any of the Greyhound buses.

Read more tips about packing for a trip on Greyhound and see more helpful hints for traveling on a Greyhound bus.