Friday, March 22, 2013

Recommendation of the Week: Megabus Brings New Option for West Coast Travel

Hunter Communications Recommendation of the Week:
Megabus.com

Link to website:
Megabus|Now Serving over 20 Million Bus Customers in North America

In December 2012, travelers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Las Vegas were treated to a new paradigm in intercity travel. Already popular across the Eastern US and Canada, Megabus brings convenient, near-luxurious bus travel between downtown rail terminals, and at amazing prices.  Introductory fares even offered all seats for $1 during the first weeks of the inaugual service between Los Angeles, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Even now, canny travelers who book a month in advance can find a limited number of $1 fares for each departure. Yelp reviews show that travelers' initial reactions are overwhelmingly positive.

The brand-new buses are double deckers with glass roofs and panoramic front windshields for upper deck passengers, and free wifi and AC outlets at every seat.  Express service with only one or two stops means that a bus trip takes only a bit longer than driving. And basing departures and arrivals at convenient downtown train stations like CalTrain in San Francisco and Union Station's newly refurbished Patsaouras Plaza means that travelers have an easy time getting to and from the bus.

So far the majority of travelers seem to be smart college students and international tourists, but as the service becomes more widely known, expect to see more travelers of all types taking a comfortable and  affordable getaway on Megabus.

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