DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BoltBus, a popular bus line focused on providing exceptional service, luxury and convenience at an amazingly low price, today announced it will launch service to Eugene and Albany on Oct. 3. As the first premium bus service offered in the Pacific Northwest, BoltBus offers fares as low as $1 for amenities typically found on more expensive travel. Tickets are now available for purchase at BoltBus.com.
From Eugene, the new service includes four roundtrips to Portland Thursday to Monday, with several schedules a week continuing to Seattle. From Albany, BoltBus will operate service four days a week to Portland and Eugene. All tickets between Portland and Albany / Eugene will be $1 for a promotional period of Oct. 3-6.
As BoltBus' fourth West Coast expansion in less than two years, the new service is designed to make travel easy and convenient for students and residents in the Eugene and Albany areas. Currently, BoltBus provides daily express service to Seattle, Bellingham, Portland and Vancouver in addition to its routes between major cities along the East Coast. At its launch in March 2008, BoltBus revolutionized curbside bus service by being the first to offer onboard amenities such as comfortable leather seats, extra legroom, free Wi-Fi and power outlets.
"With such a high population of students in the Eugene and Albany areas, BoltBus is pleased to offer a premium, yet affordable, transportation option with a schedule that fits this college population's needs," said David Hall, general manager, BoltBus. "Whether they are looking for a weekend adventure, visiting a neighboring university or going home for the holidays, students can enjoy our modern amenities, environmentally friendly buses, affordable pricing and express schedule that can connect riders to major cities in the region."
In Eugene, BoltBus will operate from the Fifth Street Public Market at 290 E. 5th Ave. In Albany, BoltBus will operate from the Albany Transit Center at 112 SW 10th Ave.
BoltBus tickets are available for purchase in advance at BoltBus.com or from a driver before boarding. One-way fares start at $1, plus a booking fee. The highest fare will adjust based on market demand. The earlier passengers purchase their tickets, the lower the fare will cost. A ticket purchase guarantees a seat on the selected schedule. Walkup tickets will be purchased at full price. All tickets are nonrefundable. A loyalty program, Bolt Rewards, is also available to reward frequent riders with free travel. Riders who take eight trips on BoltBus are eligible for a free one-way ticket trip. For fare and schedule information, or to purchase tickets, visit BoltBus.com.
BoltBus provides fast, frequent and safe transportation with unmatched amenities for an amazingly low price. BoltBus is a division of Greyhound Lines, Inc. The division is headquartered in Secaucus, N.J. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets, visit BoltBus.com.