By Special to the Daily World
NEW YORK – Megabus.com, the widely popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, today announced they will expand service from Atlanta to Athens and from Atlanta to New Orleans via the Mobile-Montgomery route.
Atlanta to Athens service began on Feb. 29. Atlanta to New Orleans service will begin on April 2. Customers can begin booking travel today at www.megabus.com.
Megabus.com will offer three daily departures to Athens and two daily departures to New Orleans.
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.
“Megabus.com has rapidly become the travel option of choice for millions of people and today we’re excited to expand our offerings,” said Dale Moser, president and COO of megabus.com. “As Americans continue to look for ways to stretch their income, we will continue to provide safe, convenient and affordable travel.”
Megabus.com will also begin to integrate double-decker buses on routes to and from Atlanta. The first cities to see the double-deckers will be Orlando, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis.
The high demand for affordable travel in the region led to the upgrade to double-decker buses.
Megabus.com also announced the launch of its new “Megabus USA” mobile application. Passengers can use the free app — the first of its kind in the intercity bus industry — to determine the estimated time of arrival for their bus and find bus stop locations. The app – the only official megabus.com application – is available for iOS and Android platforms. Once downloaded, users can input their origin and destination cities and the times they are traveling to confirm what time their bus will arrive.
Megabus USA is available at this time to passengers traveling on megabus.com’s Midwest and Southeast routes. Current cities available for tracking include: Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Birmingham, Champaign, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Des Moines, Detroit, Gainesville, Indianapolis, Iowa City, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mobile, Montgomery, Nashville, Omaha, Orlando, St. Louis and Toledo.