Megabus.com begins new service to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco and six cities - Largest operator of transportation services in North America begins express service today

- All seats for travel during Dec.12-19 to/from newest cities will be $1

- 200,000 free seats available for travel Jan. 9 to Feb. 28, 2013.

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, the first city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, today launched its 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. Customers can log on to www.megabus.com – in English or Spanish – to book their tickets.

To celebrate the new service, during the first week of travel (Dec. 12-19) all tickets will be $1. After Dec. 19, megabus.com will continue to offer fares as low as $1, with many other affordable fares on all of its services. Customers are encouraged to book early to secure $1 fares.

"Megabus.com has rapidly become the travel option of choice for more than 22 million people and today we're excited to begin service with our unique travel option to California and Nevada residents," said Mike Alvich, megabus.com's vice president of marketing and public relations. "As Americans continue to look for ways to stretch their dollar, we look forward to providing them with a safe, convenient and affordable travel option."

Last week megabus.com announced 200,000 free seats for travel Jan. 9 to Feb. 28, 2013. The free seats – to be booked only online using the promo code TRYMEGABUS – will be subject to availability for travel to/from most cities served by megabus.com in the USA and Canada.

In addition, megabus.com has partnered with Clean Air-Cool Planet, a national nonprofit organization that works to reduce carbon emissions and help create a sustainable environment. To commemorate the service launch, for every new Facebook friend and Twitter follower added on Dec. 12, megabus.com will donate $1 to the organization.

Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and is one of the largest intercity express bus service providers in North America, transporting more than 22 million travelers. In addition to affordable fares, megabus.com offers customers state-of-the-art, green-certified double-decker buses with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, seat belts, restrooms and are wheelchair accessible.

Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.

ABOUT MEGABUS.COM
Megabus.com is one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation and serves more than 120 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 10 hubs in Atlanta, Chicago, 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 six million customers safely on more than 100,000 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 22 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.    

SOURCE megabus.com



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