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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Here are a few tips for an easier ride when traveling with children:

Children’s Travel Policies & Restrictions

An easy to follow guide for policies & restrictions when travelling with children:

Children 17 years and older may travel unaccompanied, without restriction

Children age 12 through 16 may travel alone under the following conditions only:

  • with an adult fare ticket purchased in person at the bus terminal (no online tickets); AND
  • with an Unaccompanied Minor Form, which must be completed at the originating ticket-selling agency and signed by a parent, guardian or custodian.
  • A fee is charged upon submission of the form.

This is in addition to the fare; AND

  • on trips between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., which do not exceed 8 hours in duration, and do not require changing buses; AND
  • to a destination where the ticket selling agency is open upon the child’s arrival; AND
  • if a parent/guardian/custodian will be present to meet the child upon arrival at the destination.
  • Children under the age of 12 must travel with a passenger 17 years of age or older.
  • Border crossings are not allowed

*Trailways reserves the right to refuse unaccompanied children transportation. Also, please keep in mind that children’s fares will apply only to those fares that allow such a reduction. This means that for some fares and travel destinations, we are not permitted to offer discounts for children.


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