I am debating a 15-16 hour bus ride to Atlanta, GA and then another one back again 5 days later. I am going to visit a friend of college. I want to fly but a $166 bus ticket is much more affordable than a $496 plane ticket. I also wanted to drive but I dont think my car could handle the 11 hour drive. Has anyone else taken lengthy rides on greyhound? Are they tolerable or maybe even fun? I am just terribly bored this summer, working a lot and have found myself with 5 days off and nothing to do. I would normally not hesitate on such a trip but I recently spent around $700 on a partly-sponsored service trip to Honduras I am going on in Sept. and am also debating if this is really an expense I cannot live without.