When I first heard about Megabus and that you could book a seat from as little as $1 I was skeptical. I thought, yeah, maybe for some one-time, limited promotion they could do that, but all the time? No way.
Well, I was wrong. There are some limitations involved but it is true. After doing a little research, I found that Megabus is all over the news. Here are some quick headlines about what they’re up to that may effect your travel plans:
The average price for a seat on Megabus only runs about $20, but here are some tips to scoring lower fares, including the much coveted $1 ones:
- Book your spot as far in advance as possible. Each bus has only a small number of $1 seats, so the further out you book, the better chance of getting one.
- Travel during the middle of the week when demand is lower.
- Be very flexible with your travel dates.
- Prices go up as the date of travel gets closer, but even if you miss the dollar special, you could still end up getting a seat for 5 or 10 bucks.
- Check the Megabus website for special deals.
- Use a promo code when buying your ticket.
- Use StudentRate to get 5% cash back on your ticket.
What cities does Megabus serve? Check their site for details, but this map will give you a pretty good idea:
Some Other Tips for Enjoying Your Ride:
- Get a window seat.
- Bring a camera. You never know what you’ll see out that window.
- Bring some food and something to drink.
- Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop charger (They have free Wi-Fi.)
- Load up some movies or TV shows in case the Wi-Fi gets spotty.
- Megabus doesn’t have parking lots, so plan accordingly.
- Arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
- Travel light.
- Bring headphones.
- Bring a pillow and a blanket.
- Bring a book.
- Bring your own car seat if your child requires one.
in conclusion, plan ahead and be prepared and you should end up having a
cheap, safe, and fun trip. Yes, that sounds too easy and simple but
it’s almost always true, so do it. Plus, dress appropriately. Like they
say, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices.
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