Organizations we support

We want to take care of the communities we serve. And we do this with more than just donations (although we do that, too). We get involved by creating programs and partnerships that really help people.

A free ticket home for runaway kids

Every year, around 400 kids and teenagers who have run away get a free ride home with Greyhound, anywhere in the U.S. It's part of our Home Free program, and here's how it works...

We work with the National Runaway Safeline to make sure runaway kids have a ticket home to get back to their families or legal guardians. To be eligible for a Greyhound ticket home, the child has to call the NRS helpline, be between 12 and 21 years old, be named on a runaway report and be willing to be reunited with their family (and vice versa). Home Free can only be used on two occasions by the same person. We also provide a free ticket for the parent or legal guardian if the young person is under the age of 15.

To find out more about National Runaway Safeline, visit

If you or someone you know has run away and wants to come home or you need some help, call toll-free 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929).

Helping the Red Cross in emergencies

We've worked with the American Red Cross in times of emergency and natural disaster, sending our buses to where they need it most. Here's how our services make a difference...

When natural disasters happen, there are a lot of people that need to be evacuated or moved to a safe place. It only makes sense to put our buses to use, helping move a lot of people quickly. For example, Greyhound has provided buses for emergency evacuations during hurricanes or when severe weather has caused major disruptions.

To learn more about the Red Cross or to find your nearest chapter, visit

Free rides for organ transplant patients

Greyhound offers free bus travel to organ transplant patients, to help reduce expenses for them and their families. Expand to find out more...

Every year, we provide the American Organ Transplant Association (AOTA) with free round trip vouchers that they give out to patients. If there's someone accompanying the patient, they also get a free ticket (having support on the journey can mean a lot).

If you’re a social worker or transplant coordinator, you can find out more about this service and get a transportation request form at

Lending a hand to travelers in need

We provide discounted bus tickets to Travelers Aid, which they pass on to travelers who need them most. See how they can help...

We work with Travelers Aid International to provide bus tickets to travelers who need help completing their journey. This could be a vulnerable young person trying to get home, an elderly person who may have missed their bus or just someone who’s down on their luck.

Travelers Aid offers assistance to all kinds of travelers, with staff and stands in the country’s busiest bus stations and transport hubs. Their help can be as simple as giving directions to a flustered foreign traveler, arranging medicine for a diabetic who has been delayed, or giving a phone card for a teen traveling solo to contact their family. By providing Travelers Aid with discounted bus tickets (which they pass on free of charge), we’re helping them continue their vital work.

You can find a list of Travelers Aid locations at

Helping veterans get to hospitals

We have a lot of respect for our active and retired military personnel. So if they need to travel to a Veterans Affairs hospital, we'll give them a discounted bus ticket. Learn more about the program...

Greyhound gives discounts to patients traveling to and from Veterans Affairs Hospitals as part of the Veterans Transportation Program.

The Office of Veterans Affairs recognizes veterans who face challenges traveling to their Veterans Affairs health care appointments, whether that's due to living in remote or rural areas, visual impairment, old age, disease or disability. By providing discounted tickets as part of the Veterans Transportation Program, Greyhound helps veterans all across the country access the medical care they need at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

Find out more about The Office of Veteran Affairs and the Veterans Transportation Program at