Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, today announced a partnership with Google Maps that allows customers to plan trips more efficiently, and seamlessly connect to Greyhound schedules and other transit options.
By integrating Greyhound's network with Google Maps, customers can now personalize their travel by exploring routes and locations at a street-level view, planning connections with other modes of transportation, and get walking directions from various transit locations.
Google Maps supports multiple languages and also links to www.Greyhound.com so customers are able to purchase tickets from where they are.
"We are excited to provide a new travel planning solution for customers through our partnership with Google Maps," says Todd Koch, vice president of strategy and business development, Greyhound Lines, Inc.
"This partnership provides an easy and convenient way for customers to explore their journey door to door, and choose the Greyhound schedule that works best for them."
Through Google Maps, customers can travel from their location directly to their final destination while viewing their travel route on their mobile device or computer.
Google Maps offers customers a better way to travel and helps their trips run more smoothly from start to finish.
In addition, Greyhound offers more than 250,000 city pair options, which are now connected to Google Maps so customers are more connected to Greyhound and their travel.
Customers may also view Greyhound's routes when they search for directions using Google Maps. Google Maps can be accessed at www.google.com/maps.
BoltBus, Greyhound's sister company, partnered with Google Maps in December 2016.
Greyhound, a First Group plc company, is the only national provider of scheduled intercity coach services in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Dallas, Greyhound provides scheduled passenger services to 3,800 destinations carrying approximately 18 million passengers a year.
The company's point-to-point service, Greyhound Express, serves more than 135 markets and also operates brands for local markets including BoltBus, Lucky Streak casino service and Greyhound Connect. Greyhound is the first U.S.-based intercity bus company to operate domestic service within Mexico as well as international connections to Texas.
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