DALLAS, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spreading its love for travel this Valentine's Day, Greyhound today announced that Greyhound Express® — the company's premium direct service between major cities — will expand to six new markets, with four new routes on Feb. 14, creating the largest network of express transportation in North America.
The new routes will connect Chicago to Memphis, Atlanta to Cincinnati, and Orlando, Fla., to Mobile, Ala. New Express markets along these routes include Knoxville, Tenn.; Lexington, Ky.; Effingham, Ill.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Panama City, Fla. and Pensacola, Fla. This expands the company's Express network to more than 900 potential direct-service intercity pairs available in nearly 100 markets in North America. Tickets are now on sale at www.mygreyhoundexpress.com, with everyday fares starting at $1.
Following are the new Greyhound Express routes, starting Feb. 14:
- Chicago – Effingham – Memphis with two daily round trips
- Atlanta – Knoxville – Lexington – Cincinnati with two daily round trips
- Tallahassee – Orlando with three daily round trips
- Tallahassee – Panama City – Pensacola – Mobile with three daily round trips
"Greyhound has been connecting sweethearts, family and friends for nearly 100 years," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. "With this expanded Greyhound Express network, our customers can enjoy a comfortable, safe ride with premium amenities whether they need to travel near or far to visit loved ones."
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 non-stop service between major cities, originating from Greyhound service hubs including New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Calgary, Alberta. 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.
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