Megabus anyone?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by dpkimmel2001, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Just curious if anyone here has ever used their service? Personally, I've not taken one anywhere but my daughter uses it from Philadelphia to home and back a lot. Yeah, sucks to ride the bus but one helluva money saver. Can be as little as $2 for a one way ticket across the state if you get your tickets early enough.
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  2. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Never heard of it or seen one as far as I know.
  3. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    They run them in Florida too.
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  4. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Looks like they are out of Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee and maybe more.
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  5. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    We were just looking at heading to Washington DC in April for something that we have going on there. $10/seat. It would drop us off about four blocks from our hotel.
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  6. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    44 seats ...I wonder how they make money.
  7. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

  8. ladyspartan16

    ladyspartan16 Team Owner


    Don’t do it. I’ve heard nothing but horror stories. You get what you pay for.
  9. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

  10. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    My daughter uses it each and every time coming home going back to college. Has never been late and it saves a lot of money. I just figured I’d mention it here in case someone wanted to save some $’s.

    Letting you know that if you book early, you save big. The closer you get to the departure date, the more it costs but it’s always a savings over driving yourself.
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  11. PeopleAreStrange

    PeopleAreStrange 2016 Yahoo Fantasy R-F Champion

    I've considered taking Megabus from Houston to Dallas in the past, but I didn't end up needing to take it.

    That said, I ride local public transit buses, so the thought of taking a private intercity bus doesn't scare me too much.

    The biggest concern I'd have is walking outside of a bus station with large travel bags.
  12. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Just a bump of this thread with a service people that may be unfamiliar with. Been using this for a while now saving $'s along the way.
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  13. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    I live about 15 miles from the ocean and I find it much cheaper and easier to take the local city bus if I want to go to the beach for the day. I can purchase an all day ticket and change buses as many times as I want for around $5.00 and it picks me up about a half a block from where I live and drops me off right at the beach in Newport Beach, and then I can take a bus north or south all along the coast stopping as many times as a I want. That is much easier and less expensive then trying to find and pay for parking. I also use it sometimes when I need to take our race hauler to drop off at the shop I use for repairs. I like using a repair shop that is here in Orange Ca but our race shop is around 35 miles away in Ontario Ca. I just drive my car to Ontario and drive the race hauler back to the repair shop in Orange and then jump on the bus that stops right in front of the shop and ride it for around 75 cents to where I live. Then I just drive my other car until it is time to do everything in reverse when the truck is finished. Buses can be pretty user friendly and cost effective if you know how to use them.
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  14. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    I've seen them on the interstates. I don't see any issues, I'd be more worried about the 4 wheelers around them.
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  15. Ilovedthe90s

    Ilovedthe90s I love yoga pants

    If you get next to a megabus on interstate you can use their Wi-Fi.
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  16. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    Never heard of it but it sounds like it has been a real good thing for your daughter. For people wanting to save some coin or leave the driving to someone else it sounds perfect.

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