WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, the first intercity, express bus service with fares from $1, will greatly expand daily service to and from Washington D.C. on Dec. 15. Washington residents can now travel to Boston; Buffalo, N.Y.; Charlotte, N.C.; Hampton, Va.; Harrisburg, Penn.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Pittsburgh; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Toronto. Customers may begin booking travel today at www.megabus.com for Dec. 15 and beyond.
Megabus.com will offer multiple daily departures from its arrival and departure location in the parking lot on H St. NW opposite 10th St. NW.
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 13 cities from its Washington hub.
"The overwhelming popularity of megabus.com inspires us to expand our service reach again and from what better city than our Nation's Capital," 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 Washington D.C. area and the surrounding cities."
Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and has served more than 7 million travelers. In addition to low fares, megabus.com offers customers environmentally-friendly buses, free Wi-Fi, power outlets and restrooms.
To celebrate this major service expansion, megabus.com is offering 10,000 free seats for travel Dec. 15 through Jan. 15. The free seats will be available on megabus.com departures to and from the 10 Washington expansion cities. Customers will need to use the promo code ILUVDC when booking their tickets via www.megabus.com (subject to availability on select dates, routes).
"By expanding its footprint in the D.C. market, megabus.com is making D.C. even more accessible and affordable to travelers," said Elliott L. Ferguson, president & CEO, Destination D.C. "The new routes and additional service will also make D.C. more appealing to the young, tech-savvy travelers, business travelers and families we want to attract, as well as to international visitors who are exploring other cities on the East Coast and beyond."
Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.
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Megabus.com is the first intercity, express bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Megabus.com currently serves nearly 50 cities in North America from hubs in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Toronto. 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 7 million travelers.
U.S. cities served by megabus.com include: Albany, N.Y.; Amherst, Mass.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Baltimore; Bloomington-Normal, Ill.; Boston, Buffalo, N.Y.; Chicago, Champaign, Ill.; Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbia, Mo.; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Detroit, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; 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.; Richmond, Va.; Rochester, N.Y.; St. Louis; State College, Penn.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Toledo, Ohio and Washington D.C.
Canadian cities served include: 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.