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    Just picked up two round trip tickets from Des Moines to Chicago for $5 total.


    Express bus offers cheap fare to Chicago | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register



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    Re: Megasbus

    i am excited go to cubs game for about 10 dollars (without ticket).


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    Re: Megasbus

    I had an aunt who rode one of these things for cheap. She said it was a horrible experience. It stops at every little town and they stops aren't quick.



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    Re: Megasbus

    Unless I was severely low on money and didn't have another way to get there I would rather drive myself or fly somewhere than spend at least 3-4 times longer getting there while sitting on a bus with random people.



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    Re: Megasbus

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    I had an aunt who rode one of these things for cheap. She said it was a horrible experience. It stops at every little town and they stops aren't quick.
    That was probably greyhound those do stop like very 30 mins. This looks like it only stops in des moines, iowa city and chicago. Could be wrong tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    I had an aunt who rode one of these things for cheap. She said it was a horrible experience. It stops at every little town and they stops aren't quick.

    Well seeing that they claim that it will only be a 6 hour bus trip from Des Moines to Chicago, I kinda think that they are going straight there. Might be wrong, but the only places that you can get to from Des Moines through this bus company is Iowa City and Chicago.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    Unless I was severely low on money and didn't have another way to get there I would rather drive myself or fly somewhere than spend at least 3-4 times longer getting there while sitting on a bus with random people.
    You guys need to check the site, before jumping to conclusions. Its a 4 hr duration trip from Iowa City to Chicago.

    MegaBus US - Home


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    Where is the catch? It seems as though there would be no way they could make money? Are the subsidized by the City of Chicago or something as a way to bring in tourists? I don't get it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    Where is the catch? It seems as though there would be no way they could make money? Are the subsidized by the City of Chicago or something as a way to bring in tourists? I don't get it.
    According to the website they are double decker busess so they are trying to cram more people in to bring the cost down.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    According to the website they are double decker busess so they are trying to cram more people in to bring the cost down.
    and i saw there is a reservation fee so add 50 cents for each reservation you make.


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    sounds like a 70's movie with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.


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    Re: Megasbus

    Experience varies. I have travelled megabus on luxury buses- internet, lazy boy style recliners, big screen tv's etc on buses. I've also travelled on their greyhound like buses.

    I've had buses stopping at every town, every 20 miles. I've also travelled non stop 4-5 hours on their buses.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    sounds like a 70's movie with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.
    Or a bad SyFy channel movie. Megabus vs MegaShark


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    Or a bad SyFy channel movie. Megabus vs MegaShark
    With the winner facing Mega Piranha in the quarterfinals.



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    Re: Megasbus

    It's cheaper the further out you purchase from departure. The closer it gets, the more expensive prices get as the bus fills.

    Even then, if you ordered day of, it's still cheaper than the alternatives.

    Coming home from Chicago last weekend I almost missed the train and would have just rode up on the Megabus.



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