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Megabus Service LA to SF, OAK, SJ, Reno, Riverside, LV $1 each way

clumsybunny 249 November 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM in Travel (3)
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Daily express, city-to-city bus service with free Wi-Fi from $1
All seats for travel during Dec.12-19 to/from newest cities will be $1
Company returns to West Coast based on customer demand

NEW YORK, NY (November 28, 2012) – Megabus.com, the first city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, today announced expansion to California and Nevada. California and Nevada residents can now travel express to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Calif., Riverside, Calif., Las Vegas, Sparks/Reno, Nev., Sacramento, Calif., and San Jose, Calif. for as low as $1. Frequent daily service will begin Dec. 12, and customers can begin booking travel at www.megabus.com today.
Fares start as low as $1 every day and increase gradually as the traveling date gets closer. Customers are encouraged to book early to secure $1 fares.

“Express bus service from new hubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles is another way megabus.com keeps Americans connected,” said Mike Alvich, megabus.com’s vice president of marketing and public relations. "As California and Nevada residents continue to look for ways to stretch their dollar, megabus.com is committed to safe, affordable travel during this holiday season and beyond.”

To celebrate the new service, during first week of travel Dec. 12-19, all tickets will be $1. Megabus.com always offers fares as low as $1, with many other affordable fares on all of its services.

I searched thru any dates in Dec and it seems like all the routes are $1. Total price is $2.50 RT YMMV.

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can someone comment on their experience with megabus? never been on. thinking about using the one in LA to SF.
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Quote from bubbagump24 View Post :
can someone comment on their experience with megabus? never been on. thinking about using the one in LA to SF.
My experience from 2007 were all very positive.

Firstly, I should point out that I was in a long distance relationship then, and rode on Greyhound for about a year and a half - and there wasn't a single time when I could say I was satisfied with the rides. Some noteworthy bad experiences involved having a drunken, nearly passed-out person lying directly under my seat, sometimes touching my legs.

When I found Megabus, I quickly switched over. The service was excellent (I even told the first driver that I appreciated his attitude and that not a single driver from Greyhound was as good as him), the fares were cheap (the prices are less than half the Greyhound prices, and that's considering that I look for Greyhound deals almost every time I travel), the rides were pleasant (faster than Greyhound), and the buses were clean.

Most of the riders seemed to be college students - none of whom seemed drunk or high, fortunately.

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@TofuVic, you meant fortunately, right?

too bad I bought an overpriced plane ticket for Christmas travel already from OC to SF or this would have been great. That will show ya for planning ahead too early. Then again, I would have to find a ride from OC to LA to take the bus.
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How long does the trip actually take to go from LA to SJ?
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@TofuVic, you meant fortunately, right?
I did mean fortunately, unless my subconscious actually enjoyed the drunken and high riders interrupting my transportation... haha.
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lol, some really funny reviews: http://megabus.pissedconsumer.com/
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Quote from xochief View Post :
@TofuVic, you meant fortunately, right?

too bad I bought an overpriced plane ticket for Christmas travel already from OC to SF or this would have been great. That will show ya for planning ahead too early. Then again, I would have to find a ride from OC to LA to take the bus.
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i don't get why this is so cheap damnnnnn
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Quote from e5cape View Post :
i don't get why this is so cheap damnnnnn
Promotions and marketing.

I was able to figure this out all on my own because I took a few business classes =P
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It's actually called variable pricing, the same as the airlines. You can see how many tickets are available at a given price point relatively easily through the software - pick a random weekday far in advance. On the LA-SF run, there are 25 $1 seats on the weekday, perhaps 10 seats for $3, and then every seat beyond that is $25, $30, or $35 depending on the date. There does not appear to be higher buckets, because once you exceed the capacity of the bus it just shuts off rather than charging more.
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In 2008, California voters approved of Proposition 1A, and this pass summer, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill to start the initial construction. Once completed, a high-speed train will be able to bring passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

It won't be $1 each way like this deal though!
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If Jerry Brown is involved you can just bend over.....enough said!LMAO
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won't let me even put in the date....?
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I have 6 round trip tickets from SF to LA - leaving the 14th and returning the 17th in December (departing 12:30pm). I can't make the trip now but if anyone wants them for super cheap - let me know.
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Can anyone confirm if megabus tickets are transferable? I had purchased LA to Vegas and not going to use it. Thought of passing on to someone who may be able to use it.

Do they check photo id or just reservation code / confirmation email is enough?
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Does anyone know about this? Will appreciate any response. Thanks.

Quote from hrt1980 View Post :
Can anyone confirm if megabus tickets are transferable? I had purchased LA to Vegas and not going to use it. Thought of passing on to someone who may be able to use it.

Do they check photo id or just reservation code / confirmation email is enough?
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