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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The Big Bus

I can't recall ever writing a MountainWings issue about a
commercial service but I just had to.

My brother called me about this service called Megabus.
A student from the church attends college in Charlotte. She
said she rode Megabus home from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA.

The price: $3.00. A roundtrip ticket cost $6.00.

I thought he was joking. How could a bus company make money
charging $3 for a bus ticket? So I went to

I checked how much it would cost me to go from Atlanta, GA to
Orlando, FL. It was either $3 or $1 depending on which day I
traveled. That's a 400+ mile trip for one dollar!

I've heard of great travel deals but this was bordering on
ridiculous. It's probably just an introductory special where
they are essentially giving away bus tickets, but if you are in
some of the southern U.S. states, you need to visit
and get on the bus.

By the way, the student also said the Megabus was super nice.
They even have free Wi-Fi on the bus.

Some MountainWings reader wants to visit someone but the price
has prohibited you. Well, wait no more.

This issue won't help you fly over the mountains of life but it
sure will let you ride over them cheaply.

The big bus is waiting...


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    wow, lucky to have something that cheap
    2360 days ago
    We took Megabus From Cincinnati to Chicago and back 2 years ago, and the trip UP was fabulous. The trip home was a disaster - they'd overbooked the trip so we had to wait 2 hours (outside in the snow - one of the way they keep costs low is that their stops are outside) for them to find a driver to get another bus to us, the driver b*tched about having to get up and drive us all the way to Columbus, we missed the connection in Columbus and so had to wait THERE outside in the was a miserable experience. Not sure I'd risk it again.
    2361 days ago
    Sounds good i will check it out.
    2361 days ago
    Megabus is very popular in UK and when we were in Scotland years ago we did use it. There it depends how early you book the tickets. If it's a day or two before you travel it would cost 12 pounds or so but if you book 2-3 months before your journey you might get it for 1 pound plus 50 pence booking fee. It is a cheap way of travelling around the country.
    We don't have anything like that in Australia yet.
    Ania emoticon
    2361 days ago
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