NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, the first intercity, express bus service with fares from $1, will expand daily service to and from Pittsburgh on May 11. Pittsburgh residents can now travel to Akron, Ohio; Buffalo, N.Y.; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Erie, Penn.; Toledo, Ohio and Toronto. Customers may begin booking travel today at www.megabus.com for May 11 and beyond.
Megabus.com will offer multiple daily departures from its arrival and departure location under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center just north of the intersection of 10th St and Penn Avenue.
Customers are encouraged to book early to secure $1 fares. Fares always start as low as $1 and get higher as the traveling date gets closer.
With the addition of these cities, megabus.com will now serve 15 cities from its Pittsburgh hub. Megabus.com currently offers service from Pittsburgh to Camden, N.J.; Harrisburg, Penn.; New York; Philadelphia; State College, Penn and Washington D.C.
"The overwhelming popularity of megabus.com inspires us to expand our service reach again and from what better city than Pittsburgh," said Dale Moser, president of Coach USA/megabus.com. "As the public continues to search for ways to stretch their dollar, megabus.com will now be able to deliver a greater travel value to the residents of the Pittsburgh area and the surrounding cities – providing travelers a safe, convenient and affordable alternative to the rising cost of travel via plane, train and automobile."
"Megabus.com, by establishing a hub in the Pittsburgh market, is making Pittsburgh even more affordable and accessible to travelers," said Joe McGrath, president & CEO of VisitPittsburgh. "The new routes and additional service will also make Pittsburgh more appealing to the tech-savvy travelers, business travelers and families we want to attract, as well as to international visitors who are exploring the USA."
Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and has served more than 9 million travelers. Megabus.com currently serves more than 50 cities in North America from hubs in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and Toronto. In addition to low fares, megabus.com offers customers environmentally-friendly buses, free Wi-Fi, power outlets and restrooms.
Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.
Megabus.com is the first intercity, express bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Service for megabus.com operates daily. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes. Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served more than 9 million travelers.
U.S. cities served by megabus.com include: Akron, Ohio; Albany, N.Y.; Amherst, Mass.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Baltimore; Binghamton, N.Y.; Bloomington-Normal, Ill.; Boston; Buffalo, N.Y.; Chicago, Champaign, Ill.; Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbia, Mo.; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Detroit; Erie, Penn.; Hampton, Va.; Harrisburg, Penn.; Hartford, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Iowa City, Iowa; Kansas City; Knoxville, Tenn.; Madison, Wis.; Memphis, Tenn.; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Providence, R.I.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; Rochester, N.Y.; St. Louis; State College, Penn.; Storrs, Conn.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Toledo, Ohio and Washington D.C.
Canadian cities served include: Brockville, Kingston, Kirkland, Montreal, Niagara Falls, Scarborough, Toronto and Whitby.
Visit www.megabus.com for additional service routes to and from the listed cities.
Chicago-based megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates more than 20 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.