Hello. I wanted to know if you want to take a bus from montreal to nyc, i know its trailways and greyhound, i called the trailway number. I already know where that big bus station is where the buses go and arrive.
I have few questions.
- I check online you can buy tickets online but if you do, you can only use it for that time. I would not want to do this b/c if i buy it and then im late, then the ticket is no good right?
- Is there a very good chance bus will be full if its on the weekend if you dont arrive early? Say i want to take a bus that has 9am departure, how early do i have to arrive at the bus station at the montreal bus station to purchase the ticket and then wait on the line. If i get there at 8am… is there good chance no more space? I know buying ticket there shouldnt be big line. So even if someone buys a ticket in advance online then if they show up at 8am and long line, then they might not be able to take the bus? I heard there aren’t reservations and its first come first serve. So what happens if too much ppl buy it online on that certain date/time then? Do those ppl who get there few hours early and buy ticket early then get priority?
- Can you buy ticket in advance at the bus station? For example if i go there right now, could i buy it and use it anytime this week or would it have to be used for a certain day/time. Reason is being i dont want to get there and then ticket are sold out for that time i want to leave.
Basically the person on the phone trailways told me the only information they have is get there 45 minutes before the departure with a ticket with no more additional information. So if i want to take 9am bus, how early should i get there to guarantee myself a ticket and a seat.
Im buying a 1 way ticket only.