NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Megabus.com, the first city-to-city, express bus service offering fares as low as $1, today announced it is offering 200,000 free seats for travel Jan. 12 to March 1, 2011. Customers can begin booking their free seats today.
The free seats will be subject to availability for travel to/from megabus.com's U.S. cities and Toronto during the Jan. 12 to March 1 travel period. Travelers will need to use the promo code WOW200K to book their free seats.
"The Winter Seat Giveaway makes it affordable to get away and visit friends and family during the cold winter months," said Dale Moser, president and COO of megabus.com. "Megabus.com's low fares make travel affordable every day, but a chance at a free ticket means there's no reason to stay home."
Last year megabus.com offered 100,000 free seats but due to the company's continued growth – including the addition of a fifth hub in Washington D.C. which begins service today – and the increased popularity of express bus travel nationwide, it increased the total number of seats to 200,000.
"We offer service to 18 cities from Chicago, 12 cities from Philadelphia, 15 cities from New York and now 14 cities from D.C.," said Moser. "That's a huge pool of potential customers that can use the free tickets to experience megabus.com's service for the first time."
Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and has served nearly 8 million travelers. In addition to low fares, megabus.com offers customers environmentally-friendly buses, free Wi-Fi, power outlets and restrooms.
Visit www.megabus.com to book your free ticket and for additional information on routes, schedules, amenities 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. Fares always start as low as $1 and get higher as the traveling date gets closer. Customers are encouraged to book early to secure $1 fares.
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 nearly 8 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.; Christiansburg-Blacksburg-Roanoke, Va.; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbia, Mo.; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Detroit; 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.; 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.