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Old 11-29-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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That's awesome. It's not even that much longer than driving yourself it looks like too. Since it drops you off at Union Station you could always hop on the train down to SD for around $25 each way I think. I definitely will consider using this in the future because flying can be really pricey if you don't buy it early and this is much cheaper than driving and not that much of a longer travel time either.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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LOVE Megabus and Bolt Bus. I used them a lot when I was staying with a friend outside of Philadelphia and would travel into NYC a few times a week.

Honestly? Bolt Bus is better as just about every time I was on Megabus it was late or something would come up to delay the bus. Bolt Bus was always ontime, so they were my first choice. However, glad they're coming out here. I hope Californians catch on because it's a great way to get around!
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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^^ it's $37 on Amtrak one way. Still cheaper than the 2.5 tanks of gas needed for a R/T, but flights are less than $100 pretty often and get you there in about an hour versus 9.5-10
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:49 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Is it like Greyhound where your seat isn't reserved so it depends on when you get in line and you risk not being able to board, or do they actually reserve the seats?
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:45 PM
 
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The round trip I was interested is already up to $32 ($29 + $3). So presumably they don't hold too many seats at $1.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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They reserve the seats (you do not get a specific seat assignment, but if you buy a seat Megabus reserves 1 for you). There are only a limited amount of 1$ seats for every trip (every trip has at least 1 one dollar seat). From Dec 12th to Dec 19th only- all riders in CA and NV only pay 1$ for each trip during those travel dates.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:29 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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^^ it's $37 on Amtrak one way. Still cheaper than the 2.5 tanks of gas needed for a R/T, but flights are less than $100 pretty often and get you there in about an hour versus 9.5-10
I'm from L.A. I know this, but factor in the cost of the flight, baggage fee, the time to get through security and it might be a little better but I'd rather sit on a bus with wifi, a plug, and just relax. I'll get there when I get there. If it's business and the cost is being covered that's a different issue.

I hope folks can learn about Megabus and support it. Amtrak sucks.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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free rides on megabus (with a 50 cent processing fee) from Jan 9 to Feb 28th while supplies last
Get a free ride to 120 cities with Megabus.com offer
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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free rides on megabus (with a 50 cent processing fee) from Jan 9 to Feb 28th while supplies last
Get a free ride to 120 cities with Megabus.com offer
Awesome! I've already got a $1 deal to L.A. and am waiting on a friend who doesn't quite get that I need to lock down a date to go up to Sparks, NV to visit her (Californian who doesn't get the concept). However, I'll share this with others. It's the least I can do.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I'm from L.A. I know this, but factor in the cost of the flight, baggage fee, the time to get through security and it might be a little better but I'd rather sit on a bus with wifi, a plug, and just relax. I'll get there when I get there. If it's business and the cost is being covered that's a different issue.

I hope folks can learn about Megabus and support it. Amtrak sucks.
I was actually responding to the poster above you, but I still agree with most of your post.
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