Take it from me, you don’t want to be riding on the Greyhound bus with an empty stomach. I’ve done it in the past and it was torture. So it’s important to be aware of your food and drink options before embarking on your Greyhound trip.

Watch the video below that I made for my GreyhoundGURU Youtube channel, or read through the information listed underneath the video.

  • You are allowed to bring food and drinks with you on the bus to eat throughout your trip.  Just keep in mind that you can’t consume alcoholic beverages on the Greyhound bus and that any food you bring should be able to be eaten from your seat without disturbing fellow passengers.
  • Your bus will stop periodically (usually every 2 or 3 hours) for passengers to take a bathroom/smoke/food break. These stops will usually be at a fast food restaurant, a gas station or convenience store, or a large truck stop. Passengers are usually given somewhere around 20 or 30 minutes for their break before the bus heads out. You are allowed to bring any food you purchase on your break back on the bus to eat.  Be sure to be mindful of the time because you don’t want to get left behind when the bus leaves.
  • Most of the Greyhound bus stations have vending machines where you can purchase sodas and juices, potato chips, candy bars etc.  Just expect to pay a little more than you normally would for these items.
  • Some Greyhound bus stations have small cafes in them that will allow you to purchase cooked meals like hamburgers, fried chicken, french fries etc. Many of them also offer some healthy alternatives like salads and sandwiches. Once again prices can be a little high depending on what station you are at.
  • Some Greyhound bus stations have convenience stores inside them that where you can purchase typical food items like chips, candy bars, bottled water, energy drinks etc. These stores also usually sell travel items like soap, toothpaste, deodorant, phone chargers, books and magazines, and more items to help make your trip more enjoyable.
  • If you have a long enough layover at a Greyhound bus station you can look for a place to eat in the surrounding area. Greyhound employees usually know the area well and can usually recommend someplace to eat that is within walking distance. Once again be sure to be back at the station in time to catch your bus.


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