DALLAS, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyhound today announced that Greyhound Express® — the company's premium direct service between major cities offering reserved seats and free Wi-Fi — will expand in the Midwest and Southeast starting Oct. 8. Express will add new routes and increase frequency from major markets in Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida and launch service in three new markets including Little Rock, Ark., Texarkana, Ark., and West Palm Beach, Fla. Tickets are now on sale starting at $1 at www.mygreyhoundexpress.com.
In addition to increased frequency on existing routes, new routes will connect Atlanta to Jacksonville, Fla., and Memphis, Tenn., to Dallas expanding the company's Express network to more than 1,000 potential direct-service intercity pairs available in more than 100 markets in North America.
Following are the new Greyhound Express routes, starting Oct. 8:
- Memphis – Little Rock – Texarkana – Dallas, with one daily round trip and increased frequency on the weekends
- Chicago – Memphis, with two daily round trips and increased frequency on the weekends
- Atlanta – Jacksonville, with two round trips Friday through Sunday
- Miami – West Palm Beach – Jacksonville, with two daily round trips
Greyhound Express already operates between Miami and Jacksonville with four daily round trips via Orlando, so the additional trips on this city pair gives Express customers even more options for faster travel within the state of Florida and beyond.
"We are proud to maintain our distinction as having the largest network of premium, express service as we continue to respond to growing demand for Greyhound Express," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. "This latest expansion of Greyhound Express gives our customers in the Midwest and Southeast regions even more destination options while providing a safe, comfortable and affordable ride with premium amenities."
Greyhound Express operates modern, environmentally friendly buses equipped with features such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seats, reserved seating, extra legroom, wheelchair lifts and on-board restrooms. Customers can buy their Express ticket online to take advantage of discount pricing, print their ticket at home, or pick it up at a self-service ticketing kiosk, and know a guaranteed seat is waiting for them. Additionally, Express customers can relax in private waiting areas, protected from the elements in a secure environment, with a dedicated guest services specialist to provide an extra level of customer assistance. All tickets are nonrefundable.
Greyhound Express provides direct service between major cities, originating from Greyhound service hubs including New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. For those who need long-distance connections, stations along Greyhound Express routes allow travelers to easily connect to an established network of more than 3,800 Greyhound destinations throughout North America.
For fare and schedule information and to purchase tickets, visit www.mygreyhoundexpress.com.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com. For the latest news and travel deals, follow GreyhoundBus on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GreyhoundBus, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus, or follow our blog, The Hound, at http://bloggreyhound.com.