Top tips for Backpacking Australia with Greyhound
Take advantage of our kilometre passes and hop on and hop off as much as you want. It is a great way to break up the journey and see even more of Australia!
Try to do the longest part of your journey at night. Catch up on your sleep while we drive you to your next destination!
Take something to entertain yourself with. We have TVs and we play DVDs, but we can not guarentee that everyone on the bus will like the same movie. Have a book, some magazines or an MP3 player just incase you have already seen Happy Gilmore five times.
Your kilometre pass is valid for 12 months, so take your time. Plan your trip and enjoy your stops. You can even exchange kilometres from your pass for tours and activities! The cost per Kilometre on a large pass is cheaper than that on a smaller one, and so you end up paying less for things like skydiving, wine tasting and outback tours.
The buses will drop you off close to the centre of the town. Given that most towns are pretty small, this does mean you can probably see the pub from the bus-stop!. The hostel or backpackers wouldn't be too far away either.
Our buses are relativly new. The Greyhound fleet is being upgraded constantly and the newer ones are used for the longer trips. They will be clean, have air conditioning, TV's, trained drivers and big windows great for seeing the Australian scenery.
Some of the best places to jump on and off are along the east coast and between Sydney and Adelaide if you plan to work during the harvest while you travel.
Remember part of the fun of backpacking is not just the sights you see but also the different people you meet along the way.
Backpacking Concession Cards
Receive 10% off our Explorer, Day and Micro Passes and 15% bonus kilometres with your Kilometre Pass when you use the following concession cards with us!
- ISIC Card Holders
- VIP Card Holders
- YHA Card Holders
- Gap Year Debit Card
- International Student Privilege Card
- Nomad Card Holders
- Roam Free
- Independent Backpacker Gold Card
- ISE CARD (International Student Exchange)
- All Australian Uni and institute identity cards