I have discussed a lot about long distance Amtrak service and the lack of service either to certain cities/metropolitan areas and/or between two certain cities/metropolitan areas. So the only other option for public long distance transportation for those who don't want to or are afraid of flying would be buses. So I wanted to see intercity service for Greyhound as a way to compare to Amtrak's. A long time ago, I rode Greyhound overnight a couple of times (once from Philly to Orlando when I couldn't get a Silver Star/Meteor ticket at a reasonable price because back when I was in college reasonable prices were less than today and once from Philly to Nashville). In general, I'd much rather ride a train than a bus.
Routes are found at http://bustracker.gr...m/route-finder/. Schedule numbers are in (). Not all stops are on all routes.
Long Distance to/from New York
Miami (1006/1011) via Richmond, Raleigh, Savannah, Jacksonville, Orlando
Atlanta (1080/1081/1082/1083) via Richmond, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Charlotte
Detroit (4414/4427) via Cleveland, Toledo
Chicago (1604/4425) via Cleveland, Toledo, South Bend
St. Louis (1679/1685) via Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis
Kansas City (1612/1651) via Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, St. Louis
Las Vegas! (1675) via Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver
Los Angeles!! (1682/1683/1684) via Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Las Vegas
Long Distance to/from Washington DC
Detroit (4411/4440) via Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Akron, Cleveland, Toledo
Chicago (1602, 1607, 1620, 1632, 4447) via Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Akron, Cleveland, Toledo, South Bend
Long Distance to/from Chicago
New York and Washington as above
Nashville (1115, 1190) via Indianapolis, Louisville (1158 via St. Louis)
Atlanta (1123, 1151, 1153, 1188, 1194, 1196) via Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville
Tallahassee (1162, northbound only) via Birmingham, Nashville, St. Louis
Dallas (1224, 1227, 1500) via Memphis, Little Rock
Los Angeles (1351, 1364) via St. Louis, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Phoenix
Not really LD but many buses to/from Minneapolis
Long Distance to/from Miami
New York as above
Richmond (1003, 1008, 1014) via Raleigh, Savannah, Jacksonville, Orlando
Houston (1262, eastbound only) via Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Orlando (1243 and 1247 westbound terminate in Orlando)
Not really LD but many buses to/from Atlanta
Long Distance to/from Los Angeles
New York, Chicago as above
St. Louis (1333, 1360) via Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Phoenix
Dallas (1403, 1408, 1409, 1415, 1418, 1437, 1444, 1454!!) via Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso
San Antonio (1416, 1419) via Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso
Vancouver (1420, 1429, 1436, 1440) via Bakersfield, Fresno, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle (1431, 1443 terminate in Seattle)
Tons of buses to/from San Francisco
Long Distance to/from Dallas
Chicago, Los Angeles as above
Detroit (1502, eastbound only) via LIttle Rock, Memphis, Nashville, Louisville, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo
Richmond (1508, 1511, 1514, 1539) via LIttle Rock, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Charlottesville
Atlanta (1516, 1522, 1523, 1530, 1547, 1553, 1556, 1567) via Shreveport, Jackson MS, Birmingham
Denver (7304, 7307, 7308, 7309, 7310, 7311) via Amarillo, Pueblo, Colorado Springs
Unlike Amtrak, Greyhound does have a transcontinental route between New York and Los Angeles (and Philly is on the route but Chicago is not). I wonder how many people take the route from NY to LA (or even Philly to LA or NY to Las Vegas).
You can't go from Philly to Chicago on a single bus but you can go to LA and Vegas as well as Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City. Unlike Amtrak, you cannot go from Philly to Florida, Atlanta, or New Orleans (farthest south is Virginia Beach). You can't get from Washington to Florida or Atlanta either although you can go to Chicago and Detroit. The options to/from Chicago seem limited compared to Amtrak as you can't go to the Bay Area, Seattle, or even Denver or Kansas City. There are a few more options to/from Dallas and Atlanta. You can't go from California to Florida but you can go from Texas to Florida. There are plenty of buses between California and Texas while there is only one 3x/week train between the states.
There are certainly cities/routes that Greyhound has that Amtrak doesn't but there are some the other way around as well.
Finally I should point out routes 1090, 1093, 1096, and 1097 between Detroit and Jacksonville passing through Toledo, Columbus, Huntington, Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, and Savannah. So there are buses to West Virginia. But sadly no White Sulphur Springs.