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Old 06-05-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I saw one of the big double-decker buses downtown yesterday, which surprised me, so I looked up online and... lo and behold, Megabus now has routes between SA, Austin, Dallas and Houston!

If you haven't heard of them, they're an intercity bus line. Nice buses, free wi-fi, unbeatable rates. High speed rail it ain't, but now Texas finally, FINALLY, has a decent ground alternative to the coma-inducing drives between its major cities.

Oh, and as a gimmick, they're offering one dollar rates if you book this week. Not too shabby.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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This is great. My husband has to be in Austin a few times a month for work, and we've been hoping to find some kind of reasonable mass (more mass than him in a car anyway) transit option. I'll get back with a review as soon as we use it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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VIA Transit has a new bus called VIA Primo,..looks like a tandem bus....suppose to launch in December.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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... and where is a link to it??? Interesting!!! Would like to see those dollar deals

never mind... here it is:

www.megabus.com
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:50 PM
 
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I saw this on the Texas forum. Sounds interesting.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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So they have all the $1 promotions right now, but how much would it regularly be to travel in state?
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Round Trip 2 people San Antonio to New Orleans = $8. Talk about your Super Savers. Although at those prices I have to wonder who you would be traveling with.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Artist's conception of the new bus.

No wonder the fare is so cheap....they make you help scoot it along.
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Megabus Comes to San Antonio-thcasydzes.jpg  
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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So they have all the $1 promotions right now, but how much would it regularly be to travel in state?
It looks like $30-$40 per person. Should be a much quciker trip then with Greyhound(as they have to stop in every podunk town) It looks like Megabus only stops in the major citys.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Round Trip 2 people San Antonio to New Orleans = $8. Talk about your Super Savers. Although at those prices I have to wonder who you would be traveling with.
Booking is online only, so customers at least need a credit card and access to the internet. That tends to weed out the... uh... urban nomads, if you will.
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