How do I properly express my love for the Megabus? It is a road tripper’s best friend.
I was first introduced to Megabus during my sophomore year in college, but it wasn’t until I interned in NYC in 2009 that I took my first trip with them to Philadelphia. After realizing how cheap they were, I started taking more trips with them to Philly, Boston, D.C., and Hartford, and soon, I was hooked. They make taking a road trip or even a day trip so easy. The earlier you book your ticket, the cheaper it is. I’ve gotten fares for as low as $2.50 round trip. Tell me that’s not amazing!
For trips that are 4 hours or longer, there is usually a pit stop somewhere to get out and stretch your legs. On the trip from Detroit to Chicago, you stop at a gas station so you can stock up on snacks, and on the way to Boston from New York, you stop in Hartford for about 10 minutes. On board, there is a restroom and wifi. The internet is not always reliable, but that can be a good thing if you need to get some work done so you’re not constantly distracted by Facebook every 5 minutes.
Most of their buses are double deckers, and if you arrive early enough to the station, you could get the front seat on top with the best view and a ledge to put your feet up. It can get a little cramped, especially on the lower deck, if you sit next to someone who has a lot of luggage or likes to hog the armrest.
I’ve never had a bad experience with Megabus, and I love the fact that I could get all the way down to Orlando, Florida from Detroit stopping in multiple cities along the way like Chicago, Nashville, and Atlanta. They have routes in Canada and the UK as well, and they really need to re-implement this system out on west coast USA. I think a route between Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix would be very popular. Megabus recently added a route between Ann Arbor and Cleveland which I’m absolutely thrilled about. Because I visit Cleveland so frequently, it has really taken a toll on my car in terms of miles and gas prices, but the Megabus is a wonderful alternative.
Megabus is constantly expanding their company with new routes, and next up, I personally am hoping for a route between Detroit and Toronto.
To book your tickets or to find more information on routes and pricing, visit Megabus.com.
Have you traveled with Megabus? If so, where and what did you think of your experience? If not, do you wish Megabus had a presence in your city?