The company is called Megabus.com, plans to start Alabama service on Nov. 16. The company uses low fares and a no-frills business model in which it doesn't operate terminals, and customers typically board curbside or in a parking lot.
Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, announced Oct. 25 that Atlanta was a new hub, allowing 11 new cities to be added to the 72 it already serves.
Megabus.com is the first, low-cost, express bus service to offer city-to-city travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Since launching in April 2006, megabus.com has served more than 7 million passengers throughout nearly 50 major cities in the Midwest and Northeast of the USA and Canada
Our luxury single and double deckers offer free wi-fi, at-seat plug ins, panoramic windows and a green alternative way to travel. Meticulously maintained with professional drivers at the wheel, when you travel with us, you will be riding in comfort and confidence. We provide low-cost and reliable bus services serving nearly 50 cities from five hubs at New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago and Toronto. We offer the highest level of comfort and safety and look forward to serving you!
You can be assured of a great experience and overall satisfaction when you choose megabus.com. Our professional staff, and our fleet of clean, comfortable and well maintained motorcoaches enable us to provide you with the dependable, quality service you expect.
Just to see what kind of deal Megabus.com offered, Alabama State News booked a trip to Atlanta, Ga. from Birmingham and the total round trip fare was only $4.50. Here is the fare's break-down:
- Journey: Birmingham, Morris Ave between 17th St N and 18th St N to Atlanta, MARTA Civic Center - 435 West Peachtree St
- Date:Wednesday November 16, 2011
- Leaving:1:00 PM
- Arriving:4:55 PM
- Price: $1.00
- Journey: Atlanta, MARTA Civic Center - 435 West Peachtree St to Birmingham, Morris Ave between 17th St N and 18th St N
- Date: Monday November 21, 2011
- Leaving:1:30 PM
- Arriving:3:25 PM
- Price: $3.00
Reservation fee = $0.50
Total = $4.50
Note: All prices are shown in US$. All times shown are local times in that city. Price includes sales tax where applicable.
ANY TRANSPORTATION PURCHASED FOR RESALE WILL NOT BE HONORED.