Boston to New York for a Dollar?! Only With Megabus

No, this isn’t a scam. Seriously. It’s called Megabus, and if you haven’t heard of the service by now, let us help bring you up to speed. Megabus isn’t anything like Greyhound. The bus service operates on a super low-cost business model that passes all of the savings along to the consumer.

There are no bus stops, and there’s not a lot in the way of fancy advertising. Megabus keeps things simple, which discount ticket-lovers like us appreciate! The service is constantly expanding, but serves the Midwest, the northeast, areas of Texas, the West Coast, major southern cities, etc. By the end of 2013, we imagine that there won’t be too many well-trafficked areas of the country that are without a Megabus option.

So, how does it work? The trick to getting that coveted $1 rate is to book early. Don’t wait until one week before you need a ticket, or you will be paying Greyhound prices! Basically, the marketing geniuses at Megabus have figured out that all of their buses will fill up. So, to get the ball rolling on ticket sales, they offer the first batch of tickets at dirt cheap prices. The second batch costs a little more, and so on and so forth. You want to make sure you pick up your tickets early in the game in order to get the best prices.

Of course, not all routes have one-dollar tickets. If you want to travel from Chicago to Nashville, for example, expect to pay a little more – no matter how far out you book. Then again, Megabus does offer a number of promotions in which you can get those big savings (even for the long distance routes like Chicago to Nashville).

Have anywhere you’re itching to go? Not much for airplanes, the TSA, and tight security? Try Megabus!

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