30 Million Bus Riders for Megabus

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.


  1. I rode with them earlier this year from Ann Arbor to chicago and found the service to be punctual and nice. Big downpoint: no working Wifi. I chatted with a few regulars and they said that very few coaches have a working internet connection. Not dealbreaking, but I had planned to ‘work’ for an hour or two en route and then relax in Chicago. Didnt happen that way 🙁

  2. Megabus is a great resource for travelers, but you have to adhere to their game by booking in advance and so forth. Unfortunately the free WiFi thing doesn’t always work out so well.

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