Baggage Policy


Taking baggage with you while traveling with Maritime Bus is straight forward and stress free.  To assist the drivers, passengers are responsible for transporting  their own checked baggage during any transfers to a connecting bus and must be able to carry their own baggage.  Simply set your well marked baggage, with your end destination indicated by a luggage tag, beside the bus and notify the driver and they will load your baggage for you.   However, in the event that you may require assistance with your baggage, please advise one of our Terminal employees or Agent employees or Maritime Bus drivers as they are always happy to help!


Carry-on Baggage

  • ONE (1) carry-on bag is permitted per passenger.
  • Personal baggage such as a purse, handbag, or baby bag are also permitted and limited to one (1) per passenger.
  • All carry-on baggage must be able to fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat.
  • For safety purposes, the center aisle must be clear at all times.
  • Maritime Bus recommends that items deemed essential, such as medication, fragile items (laptops, electronics, cameras, etc.), valuable papers (important documents, passports, cheques, etc) or articles of extraordinary value (jewellery, watches, etc.)  be placed in carry-on baggage.
  • Maritime Bus will not accept liability or responsibility for unchecked carry-on baggage. While on board, please be aware of your belongings.

Checked Baggage

  • TWO (2) additional pieces of baggage may be checked per passenger within the Maritime Bus network at no charge.
  • Maximum allowable weight per individual piece of baggage is 75lbs.
  • Individual pieces of baggage must not exceed (length X width X height) of 60cm X 60cm X 90cm (24in. X 24in. X 36in.)
  • Individual passengers are allowed a maximum of TWO (2) additional checked bags subject to an additional charge for a total for FOUR (4) checked bags.  Any additional baggage will be shipped and priced at Maritime Bus Courier Express rates.  Please see Excess Baggage for further details.
  • Checked Baggage must have a Maritime Bus Baggage Tag, identifying your name, contact number and destination. Maritime Bus also recommends having your own personal tag to help identify your baggage.  Maritime Bus is not responsible for passengers picking up the wrong baggage. Please keep the bottom half of the Baggage Tag as this is the Baggage Claims Receipt.
  • All baggage must be able to handle the conditions of travel.  This requires containers, bags, etc., to withstand piling or stacking and handling during the course of travel.  Baggage must be able to securely close, lock, be strapped, or be tied and must provide a handle or have some ability to attach a Baggage Tag.  Passengers traveling with fragile items must take the appropriate precautions to ensure adequate protection.  Maritime Bus will not be held liable for baggage which is not deemed to be travel worthy, such as but not limited to, plastic bags or paper bags.
  • Sports equipment (ski’s, snowboards, fishing rods, golf clubs, etc.) and musical instruments are considered baggage and will count as one (1) checked item.  Maritime Bus will not be liable for damage to sports equipment or musical instruments which are not bundled or in a protective case or bag.
  • Medical devices required for travel, such as walkers or child strollers are not considered checked baggage.

Interline passengers traveling beyond Montreal with Greyhound are permitted 1 checked bag and 1 carry-on bag.  Please visit Greyhound.ca for full details.


Excess Baggage

After two(2) pieces of baggage have been checked, an additional two(2) pieces of baggage can be checked for a charge of $5.00+tax on one-way tickets or $10.00+tax on round trip tickets.  The total number of checked baggage is four(4) pieces.  Any additional baggage over the maximum of four(4) will be shipped  according to Maritime Bus Courier Express rates.


Prohibited Items

The following is a list of prohibited items when traveling with Maritime Bus:

  • Animals, including reptiles and insects, regardless of their size, whether in cages or not.  Service animals are the only animal that may ride Maritime Bus
  • Hazardous materials.
  • Dangerous articles (ammunition, fireworks, flammable substances, radioactive materials, etc.).
  • Perishable goods stored in polystyrene containers or any other containers that cannot be hermetically sealed.
  • Household goods (electrical appliances, china, clocks, furniture, sewing machines, silverware, etc.).
  • Tow bars, trailer hitches, etc.
  • Fishing rods without cases.
  • Liquids (including toiletry articles such as perfumes, which must always be kept in your carry-on luggage).
  • Office equipment (photocopiers, etc.)
  • Controlled or illegal substances.
  • Oxygen bottles.

Maritime Bus retains the right to search and verify contents of baggage at any time. 


Tag Your Bag!

When checking any baggage with Maritime Bus, please be sure that a Maritime Bus issued Baggage Tag is used.  Fill out the top half of the Bag Tag with your  destination, name and a contact number and rip the bottom half off to keep for yourself in the unlikely event that a claim has to be made.  All this information will be put to use in the unlikely event of you being separated from your baggage.  Remember!  No Bag Tag means that no claim can be filed!


Transferring Buses

Passengers on routes which require transferring to another bus are responsible for moving their own baggage.  Maritime Bus drivers will load and unload your baggage only.  If you do require assistance to get your baggage from one bus to another, please notify a Maritime Bus driver.