Many of these companies became part of Transcontinental Bus System/Continental Trailways (CTS) during the years indicated. Some companies became part of American Buslines (ABI) during the years indicated. American Buslines became part of Continental Trailways in 1953
Listed are only those bus companies becoming Trailways members through 1975. 1975 also was the last year of major consolidations into Continental Trailways. Beginning in 1979, many new bus companies became Trailways members. And with the subsequent deregulation of the intercity bus industry, the history of Trailways members became complicated, with many companies entering and exiting the Trailways system. Many companies continued to exist, but only as charter operators.
TRAILWAYS COMPANY ACTUAL COMPANY NAME YEARS MEMBER NOTES Adirondack Trailways Adirondack Transit Lines 1936-now (independent 1951-1957) Airline Motor Trailways Airline Motor Coaches 1946-1946 (to Dixie Sunshine Trailways) Allentown & Reading Trailways Allentown & Reading Transit 1945-1947 (to Reading Transportation Co.) American Buslines All American Bus Lines 1946-1953 CTS (American Trailways 1952-1953) Apache Trailways Apache Trailways 1948-1949 Arkansas Trailways Arkansas Motor Coaches 1950-1957 CTS Arrow Trailways R&H Bus Co. 1959-1963 Atlantic Trailways Atlantic Stages 1945-1968 CTS B & W Trailways Boston & Worcester Street Ry. 1936-1936 Bay Line Trailways St. Andrews Bay Transp. 1939-1942 (to Modern Coach Corp./Modern Trailways) Bordelon Trailways Bordelon Lines 1939-1945 (to Southern Trailways) Boston & Maine Trans. Co. Boston & Maine Trans. Co. 1952-1957 CTS Brooks Trailways Brooks Bus Line 1946-1959 Burlington Trailways Burlington Transportation Co. 1936-1953 CTS Cannon Ball Trailways Cannon Ball Stage Lines 1944-1954 CTS Capital Trailways Capital Motor Lines 1938-2002 Capitol Trailways Capitol Bus Co. 1948-2009 Carolina Trailways Carolina Coach Co. 1940-2008 Carolina Motor Trailways Carolina Motor Bus Lines 1938-1940's Carolina Scenic Trailways Carolina Scenic Stages 1938-1966 CTS (independent 1951-1954) Cascade Trailways Bremerton-Tacoma Stages 1975-1994 Central Trailways Peoria-Rockford Bus Co. 1937-1942 Central Trailways Central Bus Lines 1946-1954 CTS Cinc. & Lake Erie Trailways Cincinnati & Lake Erie Bus Co. 1940-1944 Coastal Trailways Coastal Stages 1957-1966 Colonial Trailways Monroeville Bus Co. 1949-2002 Consolidated Trailways Consolidated Bus Lines 1954-1956 (to Virginia Trailways) Continental Trailways Bowen Motor Coach Co. 1938-1987 (Bowen Trailways 1938-1945) Crescent Trailways Crescent Stages 1938-1953 CTS Dahlonega-Atlanta Trailways Dahlonega-Atlanta Stage 1946-1955 De Luxe Trailways De Luxe Motor Stages 1930's-1989 Denver & Interurban Trailways Denver & Interurban Motor Co. 1938-1942 (to Burlington Trailways) Den-Col Spr-Pueblo Trailways Den-Col Spr-Pueblo Motor Way 1936-1948 CTS Denver-SLC-Pacific Trailways Denver-SLC-Pacific Stages 1936-1948 CTS Dixie Sunshine Trailways Dixie Motor Coach 1937-1948 CTS (Dixie Trailways 1937-1945) Dominion Trailways Dominion Lines 1930's/1940's Eastern Trailways Eastern Trails 1939-1944 ABI Empire Trailways Empire Trails 1940's-1947 Empire Trailways Western New York Motor Lines 1956-1994 (to New York Trailways) Evergreen Trailways Evergreen Trails 1939-1991 (to Northwestern Trailways) Frisco Trailways Frisco Transportation Co. 1945-1960 Georgia-Florida Trailways Georgia-Florida Coaches 1943-1966 CTS Georgia-Tennessee Trailways? Georgia-Tennessee Coaches 1949-1952 Greensboro-Fayettev Trailways Greensboro-Fayetteville Bus 1940's (to Queen City Trailways) Greenville-Dayton Trailways Greenville-Dayton Transp. 1947-1948 Interurban Trailways Interurban Transp. Co. 1939-1945 (to Southern Trailways) Jacksonville Trailways Jacksonville Bus Line 1937-1955 Kansas Trailways Kansas Trails 1944-1950 Kentucky Trailways Kentucky Bus Lines 1952-1954 Lake Front Trailways Lake Front Lines 1970-2009 Lincoln Trailways Lincoln Trails System 1937-1940's M. K. & O. Trailways M. K. & O. Lines 1937-1953 Maine Central Trans. Co. Maine Central Trans. Co. 1952-1955 Mathis Trailways Mathis Bus Lines 1945-1950 Metropolitan Trailways Emery's Motor Coach Lines 1947-1949 Martz Trailways Frank Martz Coach Co. 1936-now Mid-Continent Trailways Mid-Continent Coaches 1946-1954 Midwest Trailways Midwest Bus Lines 1957-1960 CTS Missala Trailways? Missala Stages 1949-1951 Missouri-Arkansas Trailways Missouri-Arkansas Coach 1938-1948 ABI Missouri Pacific Trailways Missouri Pacific Bus Lines 1936-1948 Modern Trailways Modern Coach Corp. 1938-1956 (Georgia Trailways/Georgia Stages 1938-1946) (to Tamiami Trailways 1956) Trailways Of New England Blue Way Lines 1936-1966 CTS (Blue Way Trailways 1936-1941) Northern Trailways Northern Trails 1939-1946 ABI Ohio Trailways Zane Transit Lines 1956-1972 Olympic Trailways Port Townsend-Southern Stages 1949-1953 Ozark Trailways Ozark Trails 1945-1951 Pacific Trailways Mount Hood Stages 1943-1988 Panhandle Trailways Panhandle Stages 1936-1948 CTS Pennsylvania Trailways Blue & White Lines of VA 1949-1951 Pine Hill Trailways Pine Hill-Kingston Bus 1966-now Providence Trailways Providence Trailways 1959-1962 Queen City Trailways Queen City Coach 1939-1966 CTS Reading Trailways Reading Transportation Co. 1955-1964 Red Star Trailways Red Star Motor Coaches 1939-1947 Rio Grande Trailways Rio Grande Motor Way 1936-1948 CTS Safeway Trailways Safeway Trails 1938-1966 CTS Santa Fe Trailways Santa Fe Trail Transportation 1936-1948 CTS Service Trailways Service Coach Lines 1948-1975 CTS Service Stages Trailways Service Stages 1945-1952 (to Crescent Trailways) Smoky Mountain Trailways Smoky Mountain Stages 1938-1966 CTS South Central Trailways South Central Stages 1945-1954 Southeastern Trailways Southeastern Motor Lines 1938-1940's Southeastern Trailways Indianapolis & SE Railroad 1938-1998 (Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways 1938-1954) Southern Trailways Southern Bus Lines 1945-1948 CTS Southern Trailways Southern Stages 1949-1968 CTS Southern Tier Trailways Southern Tier Trailways 1965-1970 Southwestern Trailways Southwestern Stages 1937-1947 (to Mid-Continent Trailways) Sunshine Trailways Sunshine Bus Lines 1937-1945 (to Dixie Sunshine Trailways) Sun Valley Trailways? Sun Valley Bus Lines 1949-1954 Tamiami Trailways Tamiami Trail Tours 1938-1975 CTS Tennessee Trailways Washington County Bus Line 1948-1950 Tennessee Trailways Tennessee Coach Co. 1956-1966 CTS Tri-State Trailways? Tri-State Bus Lines 1948-1949 Tri-State Trailways Tri-State Transit 1938-1945 (to Southern Trailways) Union Trailways Union Bus Lines 1949-1956 CTS Valley Transit Trailways Valley Transit Lines 1943-1977 CTS Victory Trailways Victory Coach Lines 1942-1947 (to Indianapolis & Southeastern Trailways) Virginia Trailways Virginia Stage Lines 1938-1966 CTS Virginia-Carolina Trailways Virginia-Carolina Coach Co. 1940-1942 West Coast Trailways West Coast Bus Lines 1938-1948 CTS Yankee Trailways Yankee Trails 1938-1940's (to Victory Coach Lines/Victory Trailways) TRAILWAYS COMPANY ACTUAL COMPANY NAME YEARS MEMBER NOTESBetween 1975 and 1987, the Trailways system consisted of Continental Trailways, and 14 independent Trailways companies. In 1987, Continental Trailways was acquired by Greyhound. The following 14 companies continued to be separately owned, with varying subsequent histories.
De Luxe Trailways
Lake Front Trailways
Pine Hill Trailways
The only of these companies continuing to provide scheduled service under the Trailways name, are those provided with official web links.