DALLAS, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BoltBus, a bus line focused on providing exceptional service, luxury and convenience at an amazingly low price, today announced it will launch service between Seattle and Portland on May 17. BoltBus is the first premium bus service offered in these markets, with fares as low as $1 for amenities typically found on more expensive travel. This is the first West Coast route for BoltBus which provides daily express service between major cities along the East Coast. The service between Seattle and Portland will be exclusively operated by Greyhound. Tickets are now available for purchase at BoltBus.com.
At its launch in March 2008, BoltBus revolutionized curbside bus service by being the first to offer on-board amenities such as comfortable leather seats, extra legroom, free Wi-Fi and power outlets. Millions of passengers have experienced BoltBus between Baltimore, Boston, Greenbelt, New York City, Newark, Cherry Hill, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
"BoltBus is pleased to expand our premium service to Seattle and Portland, introducing West Coast residents to a wholly new bus travel experience," said David Hall, general manager, BoltBus. "Whether you're a commuter or a leisure traveler, we know customers will love our modern amenities, environmentally friendly buses, affordable pricing and express daily options."
In Seattle, BoltBus will operate from 5th Avenue South and King Street, which is adjacent to the International District Station. In Portland, BoltBus will operate from 647 SW Salmon Street.
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 www.BoltBus.com.