The Barons Bus Lines Rider’s Guide

How to Buy Bus Tickets
Baron’s affordable bus fares are available for purchase using several methods. We offer service in seven states, but by partnering with other bus companies, we can get you just about anywhere in the United States and parts of Canada and Mexico!

To purchase your bus tickets:

  • Online: Use the Tickets page.
  • Over the phone: Call our friendly bus ticket agents at 888-378-3823.
  • At ticketing locations: Tickets may be purchased in person at most of our ticketing locations, listed here.

Bus Transportation Rules and Expectations

Getting On the Bus. Please arrive at the bus stop 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Please do not wait in cars if possible. For bus charters, bus stop and pick-up arrangements will be made at the time you rent the bus.

Along the Way. Our buses are equipped with wireless internet, air conditioning, an on-board restroom, reclining seats with headrests, footrests, and tinted windows. Feel free to bring reading material, radio headsets, and a small pillow for your comfort. Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be carried on board for personal consumption.

Radios, laptops, and other electronic items may be carried on board, provided they do not disturb fellow passengers and that headphones are used.

Customers with disabilities who need travel assistance should call (888) 378-3823 at least 48 hours prior to departure.

Onboard Restrictions. All passengers should remain seated while the bus is in motion. For everyone’s safety and comfort, we ask passengers to follow certain restrictions while on board: No smoking. No alcohol. No illegal drugs. No weapons. No unruly behavior.

Photography, video, or audio recording of Barons Bus personnel, equipment, or procedures is prohibited.

No dogs, cats, birds, or other animals will be transported. However, a service animal, trained for the purpose of accompanying a disabled person, will be permitted to travel with the disabled person at no additional charge.

Adverse Weather Conditions

Every effort will be made to maintain operations during adverse weather conditions, however, safety is our primary concern. Barons Bus reserves the right to delay or cancel service. Call for up to date weather information or follow us on Facebook for breaking news updates.

Children Traveling on the Bus

Any passenger under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by another passenger at least 17 years of age or older at all times.
Passengers that are 12 to 16 years of age may travel unaccompanied at full adult fare when certain conditions are met in their entirety.
If any of the below conditions are not met, then the passenger must be accompanied by a passenger at least 17 years of age or older in order to travel.

  • The passenger’s trip will begin and end on the same schedule (no transfers).
  • The passenger’s trip will be no longer than eight (8) hours in duration, and must occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • The person named on the Unaccompanied Child Form (located below) who is providing the child transport to the departure bus stop must stay with the child until the bus arrives.
  • The child must have and carry with them a copy of the Unaccompanied Child Form, signed by the child’s parent, legal guardian, or custodian, giving them permission to travel.
  • The person named on the Unaccompanied Child Form who is meeting the child at the destination bus stop must be at the destination bus stop prior to the bus’s scheduled arrival.
  • The person named on the Unaccompanied Child Form who is meeting the child at the destination stop must have positive photo identification, such as a driver’s license or state-issued ID card. Without such identification, the child will be released into the custody of Child Protective Services or to local law enforcement.
  • The child’s parent or legal guardian must contact at (888) 378-3823 at least 24 hours in advance of the travel date.
  • The parent, guardian or legal custodian of the child must complete and sign the Unaccompanied Child Form authorizing the child to make the trip. This form lists the departure and destination locations of the child’s trip, as well as the name, contact details, and signature of the person who is authorizing the trip (the child’s parent, guardian, or legal custodian), and the name and contact details of the person meeting the child at the destination bus stop. It also provides an emergency contact name and telephone number in the event it is needed.

Unaccompanied Child Form

Child Safety Seats

Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on Barons. However, if the bus is full, the seat space may need to be purchased. You should ensure that your child seat has been approved for use in a motor vehicle, and is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

You are responsible for providing the strapping or webbing manufactured by an approved child seat manufacturer. An “Appropriate Booster Seat” is a secured insert seat designed to raise a child to the correct height for safe securement using a standard adult shoulder belt. A description of appropriate booster seats is available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You are also responsible for securing your child in the child seat.

Onboard Restrictions

All passengers should remain seated while the bus is in motion. For everyone’s safety and comfort, we ask passengers to follow certain restrictions while on board.

  • No smoking or chewing tobacco.
  • No alcohol.
  • No illegal drugs.
  • No objects defined as or intended to be used as a weapon (Concealed Carry Laws will be enforced).
  • No physical or sexual contact with drivers or other passengers.
  • No unruly behavior.
  • No use of obscene, profane, or indecent language.
  • No hazardous materials (see restricted items).
  • No passenger is allowed to solicit for any contributions.
  • Do not open windows.
  • Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times.

Photography, video, or audio recording of Barons Bus personnel, equipment, or procedures is prohibited.

Radios, laptops, and other electronic items may be carried on board, provided they do not disturb fellow passengers and that headphones are used.
No dogs, cats, birds, or other animals will be transported. However, a service animal, trained for the purpose of accompanying a person with disabilities, will be permitted to travel at no additional charge.

 

Permitted Baggage

Each passenger is allowed two (2) pieces of checked baggage. Additional pieces of baggage will be accepted if space is available.
In general, acceptable baggage includes suitcases, duffel bags, toolboxes, trunks, and securely tied cardboard boxes. A plastic and/or a paper bag is not acceptable as checked baggage. Baggage must not exceed 62 inches when adding the total exterior dimensions of the piece (length + width + height).
One (1) carry-on bag plus one (1) small personal item can be taken on board for each adult or child. All carry-on bags must fit in the overhead compartment or under your seat.

Personal-type items include purses, briefcases, cameras, food containers, laptops, etc.

Carry-on bag must be 25 pounds or less and are limited to the dimensions of 10 x 16 x 24 inches.

Radios, laptops, and other electronic items may be carried on board, provided they do not disturb fellow passengers and that headphones are used.
All customers and employees and their items are subject to a thorough, physical search.
The following items are not considered carry-on bags or personal-type items and are not counted against the “one-bag plus one personal-type item” limit:

  • A child restraint device for a ticketed child with a reserved seat or when complimentary, available space exists.
  • Assistive/mobility devices for individuals with a disability.
  • Outer garments or other wearable articles of clothing.
  • Food for consumption during your trip.
  • Walking canes or umbrellas.

Passengers are responsible for transferring their own bags if they are changing buses. Baggage assistance is available upon request.

All baggage must have a claim check and identification tag. This will be given to passengers at the terminal or will be provided by the bus driver.

The bus driver will open the luggage and storage compartment, assist passengers in loading and unloading baggage in appropriate luggage storage compartment, and close luggage compartment after all handling of baggage is complete.

Note: If you are traveling on with Greyhound or another carrier, you may want to check their baggage policies.

Prohibited Items

These items are prohibited on checked or carried baggage:

  • Ammunition
  • Animals (other than service animals)
  • Combustible liquids or materials (e.g. gasoline)
  • Compressed gases
  • Corpses
  • Cremated remains
  • Explosives or explosive materials (e.g. dynamite)
  • Firearms of all types (Ohio’s Concealed Carry Law will be enforced)
  • Fireworks
  • Flammable liquids
  • Hazardous or toxic materials (e.g. volatile chemicals, poisons, radioactive materials, etc.)
  • Large bulky items (e.g. furniture or extremely large boxes)
  • Materials with a disagreeable odor
  • Matches
  • Merchandise for resale
  • Protruding articles, or any unsecured articles including those in plastic or paper bags are prohibited
  • Vaporous materials (e.g. Pesticides)

Prohibited checked items (they CAN only be carried on board)

  • Electronic equipment (televisions, stereos, gaming devices, laptop computers, computers, etc.)
  • Film (flammable)
  • Perishable items (food)
  • Money
  • Prescription medication

If you are traveling beyond the Barons service with another carrier such as Greyhound, please check that company’s Prohibited Items List as it may differ from Barons

Liability on Lost Luggage. We do offer coverage for lost baggage. We do not accept any liability for unchecked baggage. Call for more information.

Passenger Behavior

Disruptive passengers will not be tolerated on Barons Bus. Unruly behavior is unfair to other passengers and a distraction to the driver. In the event that a passenger is disruptive the driver will request that the problem passenger cease the behavior immediately. Passengers who continue objectionable behavior will be reported to the dispatcher (who may contact law enforcement officials) and be taken to the nearest public place and asked to leave the bus. Disruptive behavior may result in denial of future service.

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