Unaccompanied Children Traveling on
Effective January 16, 2015
1. Children twelve (12) years old or younger may not travel unaccompanied.
2.Children thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) may travel unaccompanied if the following have been met:
A. The parents or guardians have made arrangements with the corporate office of Northwestern Stage Lines at least 48 hours ahead of the time of departure. Call 800 366 6975 or 509 838 4029 Monday through Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm. The driver will then be notified that the unaccompanied child will be riding.
B. The child's trip must begin and end on the same schedule. Transfers are not allowed.
C. The origin and destination stations or agencies must be staffed and open at the time the child departs or arrives. See the list below.
D. The parent, guardian or legal custodian must complete and sign the Unaccompanied Child Form and give to the driver at the time of boarding and departing the bus.
E. If the child is not met by the person named responsible on the Unaccompanied Child Form or if the person does not present appropriate picture identification, the child will be released to the custody of Child Protective Services or the local law enforcement.
F. The child must have a cell phone and have the phone numbers of the responsible parties at both ends of the trip.
3. If any of these conditions are not met the child will not be able to travel unless accompanied by another passenger fifteen (15) or years of age or older who whill care for them at all times.
4. The unaccompanied child will pay full fare. The tickets cannot be purchased online.
5. Passengers fifteen (15) or over may travel without restrictions.
The only cities and agencies that unaccompanied children may board from or depart at are:
Idaho: Boise, Cottonwood, Craigmont (excpet Sunday and Holidays), Grangeville, Lewiston, McCall and Moscow (except Saturday, Sunday and Holidays).
Washington: Colfax (1:50pm departure to Spokane only), Ellensburg, Ephrata, Everett, Leavenworth, Moses Lake, Pullman, Quincy (except Saturday, Sunday and Holidays), Seattle Amtrak, Seattle Greyhound. Spokane Intermodal Cener, Tacoma Amtrak, Tacoma Greyhound (departures only) and Wenatchee.