How to Send Luggage by Greyhound

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Transporting luggage is a good way to alleviate the stress of travel by eliminating the factor of luggage.
Transporting luggage is a good way to alleviate the stress of travel by eliminating the factor of luggage. (Image: Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Shipping luggage on a Greyhound bus is a useful way to transport luggage from one point to another, even if you are not traveling yourself but instead are trying to ship luggage to someone else at another location. This is also a viable method for sending luggage to a location that you will be traveling to later and do not want to have to worry about carrying your own luggage. There are several things that you have to keep in mind when you are sending luggage via Greyhound.

Determine the location and how far in advance you will need to ship the luggage to where ever it is that the luggage is going. You will need to ship the luggage so that it arrives one day before you are set to arrive if you are traveling to the location yourself. Depending on the distance that the luggage is going, this can take anywhere from one to three days.

Pack your luggage tightly into your bag and seal it so that it cannot be jostled open while it is in transit. Make sure that all of your belongings are firmly packaged, individually if possible. Make sure that you review the stipulations for sending luggage via Greyhound. No single piece of luggage can exceed 150 pounds in weight. You must also state the value of the contents that is in the luggage for insurance purposes. No single piece of luggage can exceed $1000 in value. No unlawful or hazardous materials may be shipped, nor will any items that could be considered objectionably, such as odorous materials. Greyhound also prohibits the transport of the following items among others: • Acids • Batteries, Electric • Containing Liquid Acid • Dangerous Materials • Explosives • Hazardous Waste Materials • Liquids, Combustible, • Flammable, Corrosive or • Caustic, Nitrogen, Poisons, • Radioactive Materials • Fireworks • Flammable Materials • Fuel Tanks (Used) • Gases in Cylinders • Hazardous (Dangerous) Materials

All materials will be inspected prior to the transporting of the luggage.

Go to the Greyhound bus station that is closest to you. Speak to the clerk at the bus station to pay the fee and leave the information that will be necessary to pick it up at the destination you indicated when you drop it off.

Leave the luggage at the Greyhound station with the clerk after you have filled out all of the necessary paperwork and paid the fees. They will make sure that the luggage arrives at the destination in the time that you indicated. You will be required to fill out insurance forms, contents forms, waver forms, and other similar forms that are pertinent to the contents that you are transporting. You will also arrange the conditions of picking up the luggage such as providing two forms of identification from you or the individual authorized to pick up the luggage.

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