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    MagaBus in DM

    We are heading to Chicago for a 3 day trip on Monday, and got tickets on MegaBus a few months ago ($8.50 for 2 RT tickets in case anyone is wondering).

    For those of you who have used the option from Des Moines, where did you park downtown? I was looking up prices in the downtown ramps, and if we were to leave our car in one of the ramps for 3 days, it would cost us nearly $40. I know that still a lot cheaper then what we would pay if we were driving to/parking in Chicago, but I'm wondering if anyone has found any cheaper/free way for long term parking in downtown Des Moines? Also, due to many reasons, its pretty much impossible for us to get someone drop us off/pick us up, so we have eliminated that possibility.



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    I parked in the MagaBus parking lot.



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Is a taxi to/from home cheaper than $40? I have no idea.



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Depending on the lot and time, some of them aren't staffed after a certain time so you can just drive on out.



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Could you ride DART? I know it's not the greatest option, but at least you wouldn't have to leave a vehicle there. Only problem would be if you are coming in late or leaving late and their not being a bus.

    I would be skeptical leaving a car in a parking garage overnight. We've had people in leave their vehicles in our ramp (monitored 24/7/365) and they have been vandalized.



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    ^ The window of my car was shattered and my iPod stolen in the 5th & Walnut lot during normal business hours.



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Taxi and DART wont work...we have to drop our dog off to get boarded in Ankeny, and cant do so until 7 AM, so we are in a time crunch!



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    I parked in the MagaBus parking lot.
    I was not aware there was a MegaBus parking lot...where is it located?



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    I was not aware there was a MegaBus parking lot...where is it located?
    He's missing a Jimlad...




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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    He's missing a Jimlad...
    Bingo.



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Bingo.
    Sweet use of sarcasm



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Sweet use of sarcasm
    I'll be anxious to hear about your MagaBus trip.



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    I'll be anxious to hear about your MagaBus trip.
    Yeah typing fail on my part. Really doesn't change your failed use of sarcasm.



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Yeah typing fail on my part. Really doesn't change your failed use of sarcasm.
    Sometimes, having to tell people that I'm being sarcastic takes all the fun out of it.



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    Re: MagaBus in DM

    The internet is a little hard to convey sarcasm though... but anyway... good luck on your trip! Megabus is awesome! Chicago stop drops you off right at Union Station and there will be taxis out the wazoo, literally trying to grab your stuff off the bus for you!




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