I'm 17 and I am traveling from Laredo (Texas, US) to San Antonio (Texas). I don't have an ID, but I do have my birth certificate. Can I use that to travel by bus in Texas?

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    You may consider to look up the information to both questions on the website of the bus service provider. Rules do vary from provider to provider.
    – DCTLib
    Commented Aug 22, 2014 at 8:50
  • I updated your question, to contain only one. However, for it to be re-opened, more information is needed, such as the bus service provider.
    – Bernhard
    Commented Aug 22, 2014 at 9:47
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    Which bus line? I don't know that I've ever even been asked to show ID when taking a bus, except maybe when I ordered a ticket online, and had to show my ID to pick it up at will call (although I know even that isn't consistent).
    – Flimzy
    Commented Aug 22, 2014 at 9:48

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According to this page, if you are using Greyhound and you are buying a ticket online, you will need photo identification. Therefore, I believe that your birth certificate will not be enough. Here is the relevant excerpt (emphasis is mine):

Each passenger must present a ticket and a valid photo ID to board the bus.

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