DALLAS, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyhound today announced that Greyhound Express — the company's premium non-stop service between major cities — will expand to eight new markets on Oct. 31, connecting the Southeast to Southwest, and the Midwest to the Northeast. New markets include Montgomery, Ala.; Mobile, Ala.; New Orleans; Baton Rouge, La.; Beaumont, Texas; Erie, Pa.; Buffalo, N.Y. and Oklahoma City, Okla. Greyhound Express, which launched less than two years ago, is available in nearly 80 markets and features the largest network of nearly 800 potential direct-service intercity pairs. Tickets are now on sale at www.mygreyhoundexpress.com, with everyday fares starting at $1.
The new routes include:
- Atlanta – Montgomery – Birmingham – Mobile – New Orleans – Baton Rouge – Beaumont – Houston
- Cleveland – Erie - Buffalo
- Dallas – Oklahoma City
Four daily round trips will be available on the Atlanta to Houston route, Cleveland to Buffalo will offer three daily roundtrips and one round trip will be available between Dallas and Oklahoma City.
"Greyhound has been able to rapidly grow its Express service since its inception due to our customers' positive response to the higher level of service that nobody else can match in the business. With an average growth rate of more than 20 percent in the markets where we've introduced Express, it speaks volumes to how we have successfully upgraded the intercity bus travel experience," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. "As travelers plan for the holiday season, they know that Greyhound Express allows them to visit friends and family at an affordable price while enjoying a fast, safe and comfortable ride."
Greyhound Express operates modern, environmentally friendly buses equipped with features such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seats, reserved seating and extra legroom. 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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