Popular Deal

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

clumsybunny 673 249 November 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM in Travel (3)
Deal
Score
+63
45,554 Views
Get Deal

Deal Details

Last Edited by widgit November 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM
http://us.megabus.com/.aspx
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.
Share
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.

105 Comments

2 3 4 5 6

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#46
Will the infrastructure supporting wifi be back up?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#47
THEY NEED TO COME BACK TO SAN DIEGO TOO. Come onnnnn!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#48
does it smell in the bus?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#49
Well just bit $4.50 for 2 going from LA to SF through weekend doesnt seem that shabby. If I have to cancel, I guess I lose $4.50. Thx OP!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#50
just booked a weekend trip for 2 for LA to LV for $4.50. worst case scenario, i lose $4.50.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#51
The Vietnamese buses charge $45 or so each way so I'm curious how this company charges only $1-3.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Feb 2008
L10: Grand Master
21,794 Posts
3,419 Reputation
#52
Quote from arribasn View Post :
Not to get too far off track, but China also had a huge crash with their HSR line and basically dug a whole next to the track, burned it and buried it, paying restitution of a few thousand dollars to family members of the lost.
IMO, high speed rail trains in CA will be built by foreigners (many from asia), no domestic firm meet the cut and I think there is one US based firm that made the 5 finalist for initiating the construction of the rail lines themselves. This train at best will be a slow speed diesel in the next two decades, a trip of under 3 hrs SF to LA would require over $100B (when voters approved $20B) and has no funding source in site.
As far as the topic, buses will probably be the cheapest form of transportation between SF and LA for decades to come.
I've discussed this at length before in other rail threads. People often point out the crashes on Chinese rail. I can counter with all the crashes on Amtrak. Crashes happen.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#53
Quote from TofuVic View Post :
Megabus is back in California??

I used them a few times years ago, but they shut down their west coast operations. Glad to see them back!

Tofu Vic
Same! Used it a few years ago to go OAK to LA and they closed off the lines shortly after I last used it. Good to hear they are back and improved too!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Feb 2008
L10: Grand Master
21,794 Posts
3,419 Reputation
#54
Quote from steven99 View Post :
I would hate to be in one of those Chinese buildings in China when the big one happens.
I would be happy to be in a Chinese building when the big one happens. Just depends on the building. There are old and new buildings in China. And when I say old, I mean older by a few factors then the age of the US. I've stayed in buildings that are a thousand years old. The new buildings in China are on par with the new buildings in the US. The old buildings in the US are no better than the old buildings in China. Look what happened in SF during the last big one. Many buildings in China make those look brand spanking new. I was in Chengdu about a week after the big one there. It was not as bad as the press made it out to be. I was also in SF during loma prieta. If anything, I saw more destruction there than in Chengdu. At least their elevate highways stayed up.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#55
How has anyone been able to get through? I have been trying all afternoon to no avail.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Feb 2008
L10: Grand Master
21,794 Posts
3,419 Reputation
#56
Quote from TofuVic View Post :
I think a big part of it is political matters, and another part is safety.

When I visited Asia, someone I knew in the southeast said they completed a 38-story hotel within two months - from a hole in the ground. How safe is it? Not very. Fortunately for the builders and the hotel, even when parts of the hotel broke and hurt people, they couldn't be sued due to no such legal system.

Tofu Vic
So did the hotel fall down?

I haven't seen anything like that in China. I spent plenty of time there during the building boom right before the olympics in Beijing. They were adding about a floor a week. Which is the same pace they are building the Freedom Tower at. Which is downright slow when you compare it to the almost 2 floors a week pace they set for the Empire State Building.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#57
I've used Megabus a few times in the past to go to NYC and Chicago. Cheap, courteous drivers, the double decker buses are nice especially with the power outlets, other passengers are generally younger people/college students traveling alone, you don't really see families, older people, etc. Disadvantages: wifi doesn't always work (I have a wifi hotspot on my phone though so at least I have a backup), pickup points are outdoors so if it's hot/cold/rainy/snowy/whatever this may bother you. Wish they would reinstate the Columbus>Pittsburgh service so I could catch the Pittsburgh>NYC bus and not have to deal with parking in Manhattan anymore!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#58
Thanks! Just purchased a trip from LA to Vegas (roundtrip) on Jan. 11-13 for $2.50.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#59
Quote from travfar View Post :
I've discussed this at length before in other rail threads. People often point out the crashes on Chinese rail. I can counter with all the crashes on Amtrak. Crashes happen.

Amtrak crashes are like nuclear reactor fallout incidents and shark attacks. They're rare occurrences, not as likely to occur as often as people believe. It's in the few instances they occur the media blows them out of proportion and causes them to become salient in our minds.

You're more likely to die in a car accident. But the average California isn't too chickenshit to get behind the wheel.

If anything, we should be focusing on how to make HSR more efficient. I agree with other posters whatever HSR that gets approved in California won't be nearly as fast and efficient as HSR we see in Japan. But that's an entirely separate issue.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#60
Quote from Liquidus View Post :
The Vietnamese buses charge $45 or so each way so I'm curious how this company charges only $1-3.
its only a one week promotion.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 4 of 8
2 3 4 5 6
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)
Link Copied to Clipboard