NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, announced today it will begin daily service to/from Burbank, Calif. Service begins August 15 and tickets can be purchased at www.megabus.com today.
San Fernando Valley residents will soon be able to travel direct to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, Calif. from the megabus.com arrival/departure location at the Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station, located at 201 N. Front St., just off Interstate-5.
There will be six daily direct routes to/from Burbank, with each trip taking between five and six hours depending on desired destination. Burbank becomes the seventh city added in California by megabus.com in the last eight months, with Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and Riverside added in December 2012. Megabus.com also serves Las Vegas and Reno/Sparks, Nev.
"We're excited to announce express service to/from Burbank," said Mike Alvich, megabus.com's Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. "This expansion provides San Fernando Valley residents the convenience of an additional arrival/departure location in and out of the metro area."
"With gas prices continually rising, California residents are looking for ways to stretch their dollars even further," added Alvich. "The cost of travel shouldn't be a barrier to visiting the people and places that matter most. Megabus.com is committed to safe, affordable travel to the Bay area and back."
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. "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 Burbank customers and all travelers can secure the best megabus.com fares."
"Tourism is a leading industry in Los Angeles that has enjoyed solid visitation growth over the last two years," said Don Skeoch, Chief Marketing Officer, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. "There is tremendous demand for the LA experience and megabus.com provides travelers with an affordable and accessible transportation option. With megabus.com adding a third arrival/departure location – in addition to Los Angeles Union Station and Riverside – we look forward to welcoming even more visitors through the additional, convenient arrival/departure location in The San Fernando Valley, an important tourism region of Los Angeles."
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, restrooms and are wheelchair accessible. Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.
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ABOUT MEGABUS.COM Megabus.com is one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation and serves approximately 100 cities in North America, including routes operated by other Coach USA subsidiaries. Megabus.com is the first express bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Megabus.com operates service from 13 hubs in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Texas Triangle (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio), Washington D.C. and Toronto - creating more than 1,000 new, professional jobs. Visit www.megabus.com for a complete list of cities served. Service for megabus.com operates daily. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes. Each year megabus.com carries eight million customers safely on more than 200,000 trips using the most modern fleet of double-decker buses on this continent. Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served more than 29 million travelers. For the latest news and travel deals, follow megabus.com on Twitter at @megabus and Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/megabus.com.officialpage. Megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA, one of the largest transportation companies in North America, and maintains the highest safety compliance rating (Satisfactory) from the US Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates 30 local companies in North America, some that have been in business for more than 70 years, which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters and sightseeing tours. Additional safety information can be found in the video here: http://youtu.be/lUOa48278mM