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    Megabus!

    Anyone else use this glorious service? I'm on my way over to Chicago from Cleveland and it only cost me $10.50 ROUNDTRIP! I am doing it again in July and it only cost me $2.50 ROUNDTRIP!

    Oh yea, and there is Wi-Fi and that is how I can post this thread.



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    Re: Megabus!

    My sister and mother have used it before. They said it was a pretty good experience overall. We need cheap forms of public transportation in this country.


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    Re:Megabus!

    Everyone under 25 has lol. Chicago to st louis to visit a now ex. One dollar



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    Re: Megabus!

    Me & a roommate have talked about taking it to Omaha, but haven't gotten around to trying it yet.



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    Re: Megabus!

    I pick people up after they used it. People seem generally satisfied with it.


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    Re: Megabus!

    Me and my g/f got tickets to Chicago round-trip. $8.50 TOTAL! I've spent more on a pitcher of beer!



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    Re: Megabus!

    Is it subsidized in some way? I don't know how they can afford to offer the prices they do. I haven't looked into it much, however.


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    Re: Megabus!

    Can you bring booze on the bus? (Legally that is)

    I'm sure its easy to bring a flask....



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    Re: Megabus!

    Quote Originally Posted by DRCHIRO View Post
    Can you bring booze on the bus? (Legally that is)

    I'm sure its easy to bring a flask....
    It appears you can... MegaBus Driver Charged With Repeat DUI While On Duty



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    Re: Megabus!

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    Is it subsidized in some way? I don't know how they can afford to offer the prices they do. I haven't looked into it much, however.
    Its a sliding scale that really bends you over at the end. Some guy ordered last night and paid $60 one way!



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    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    My sister and mother have used it before. They said it was a pretty good experience overall. We need cheap forms of public transportation in this country.
    I agree, but I don't think discount bus lines are going to be a tenable option. Megabus is one of the better ones, but a good share of these bus lines are so cheap because they cut corners at the expense of safety; they skirt regulations/licensure by hiring shady drivers, not training them well, not giving them adequate breaks, skimping on maintenance, etc.

    Unacceptable Risk: Cheap Buses, Fatal Rides - Popular Mechanics



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    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    I agree, but I don't think discount bus lines are going to be a tenable option. Megabus is one of the better ones, but a good share of these bus lines are so cheap because they cut corners at the expense of safety; they skirt regulations/licensure by hiring shady drivers, not training them well, not giving them adequate breaks, skimping on maintenance, etc.

    Unacceptable Risk: Cheap Buses, Fatal Rides - Popular Mechanics
    A long distance rail would be tight!



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    Re: Megabus!

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Its a sliding scale that really bends you over at the end. Some guy ordered last night and paid $60 one way!

    Exactly. You have to buy a long time in advance to get the great rates. When I have used it, I paid $50+ one way.



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    Re: Megabus!

    Megabus is just like any other bus line imo. My fiance got bus tickets to Chicago for $1 a piece on greyhound, granted it did leave iowa city at 1:30AM. You buy early enough and you will get a good rate on any bus line and they all have wi fi now days.



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    Re: Megabus!

    need to look into this for a tip to chicago. I've seen a buys in Omaha before.



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