I never thought I would be riding a bus for one of my business trips, though I actually enjoyed it*. Megabus says that there are a lot of other travelers opting to take the bus it as well – 30 million of them, in fact.
On the upside; free wifi, reclining seats and at-seat plug-ins! On the downside; no frequent rider program nor any codeshare with airline alliances. A frequent rider program may be considered in the future – and it can’t hurt if Megabus hears from us that a reward program for riding is a must-have.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities across North America. Fares start at just $1 and increase as the traveling date gets closer, so book early. Similar to lighter travel days that may offer better airfares, booking on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays may result in very low bus fares.
* I rode on the Red Coach bus system for one of my business trips. Red Coach does have a frequent rider program. Future bus trips may be in my future with these bus companies as this first experience worked well for me.
If you are amongst the millions of bus riders, do share your experiences with us in the comments below.