News Release: Megabus.com
May 1, 2014
NEW YORK, NY (April 30, 2014) – Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, announces expansion within Florida to include services to/from Tallahassee. Service begins May 15 and tickets can be purchased at www.megabus.com today.
For as low as $1, plus a reservation fee, Tallahassee residents will soon be able to travel express to and from Gainesville, Orlando, New Orleans and Mobile on four daily arrivals/departures from the Star Transit Terminal in CK Steele Plaza at 111 W Tennessee St.
The expansion will make Orlando the 14th megabus.com hub in North America; with the company now serving more than 10 million customers each year in more than 120 cities.
One-way fares always start at $1 on every bus, every day. In celebration of the new service, all tickets purchased on megabus.com between Tallahassee, Gainesville, Orlando, New Orleans and Mobile for the first week of travel (May 15-21) will be $1, plus a reservation fee. On May 22, $1 tickets will continue to be offered daily on every bus, with the price increasing incrementally the closer it gets to the customer’s desired departure date.
"We're excited about another transportation option available to visitors from many key cities and megabus.com brings that to Tallahassee, especially from some of our important markets in the Southeast," said Lee Daniel, Executive Director of the Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee).
Studies by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development of DePaul University in 2014 revealed that city-to-city express bus transportation remains the fastest-growing and most affordable transportation mode. The university’s studies reveal that city-to-city express bus carriers like megabus.com save customers nearly $30/trip when compared to single-occupant driving and between 50-80 percent per trip when compared to train and air travel. City-to-city bus service cumulatively saves American consumers $1.2 billion annually compared to other modes of travel.
"Megabus.com has rapidly become the travel option of choice for more than 35 million people and we’re excited to expand our unique travel experience to residents of Tallahassee,” said Mike Alvich, VP of Marketing and Public Relations for megabus.com/Coach USA. “Not only do Tallahassee residents have additional route options, but megabus.com’s expansion will make it possible for up to 95,000 travelers to visit Tallahassee during the first year alone.”
“Customers can travel to these popular destinations in approximately the same amount of time it would take to drive themselves, without the stress of being behind the wheel,” added Alvich. “They can recline, rest and even sleep, or, if they prefer, keep themselves connected and entertained with free Wi-Fi and power outlets in every seat on our state-of-the-art double-decker buses.”
Customers are encouraged to book early to secure the best rates.
“The $1 fares go quickly, but there are many other great fares available if you book early,” said Alvich. “Traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays is another great way customers can secure the best megabus.com fares.”
Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and is one of the largest city-to-city express bus service providers in North America. In addition to affordable fares, megabus.com offers customers state-of-the-art, green-certified, double-decker buses with free Wi-Fi and restrooms; and are wheelchair accessible. Megabus.com has equipped every bus purchased since 2006 with three-point lap/shoulder seat belts, providing the top safety standard for megabus.com’s 35 million passengers in more than 120 cities across North America.