Megabus announced they will be adding service from downtown Orlando to three new Florida cities starting May 15.
Megabus will now offer direct bus service from downtown Orlando to Miami, Tallahassee and Tampa. This is in addition the existing service to Atlanta, Gainesville and Jacksonville.
This expanded service will make Orlando the 14th Megabus hub in the US.
Also starting on May 15, Megabus will be moving from Lynx Central Station to North Gertrude Avenue, between West Jefferson St. and West Washington St.
“Megabus.com has rapidly become the travel option of choice for more than 35 million people and we’re excited to expand our unique travel experience to residents of Orlando,” said Mike Alvich, VP of Marketing and Public Relations for megabus.com/Coach USA in a written statement. “Not only do Orlando residents have additional route options, but megabus.com’s expansion will make it possible for more than 200,000 new travelers to visit Orlando during the first year alone.”
Fares start at $1 plus a $1.50 reservation fee and go up to the closer it gets to your desired departure date.
Here’s the complete press release:
Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, today announced added service to/from Orlando. Service begins May 15 and tickets can be purchased at www.megabus.com today.
For as low as $1, plus a reservation fee, Orlando residents will soon be able to travel express to and from three new Florida cities – Miami, Tallahassee and Tampa – on nine daily arrivals/departures with the added option of traveling express to New Orleans, with a stop in Mobile, Al. These new additions join existing routes, which include service to and from Atlanta, Gainesville and Jacksonville, Fl., launched in 2011. The expansions will make Orlando the 14th megabus.com hub in North America; the company now serving more than 10 million customers each year in more than 120 cities.
One-way fares always start at $1, plus a reservation fee, on every bus, every day. In celebration of the new service, all tickets purchased on megabus.com to or from Miami, Mobile, New Orleans, Tallahassee and Tampa will be $1, plus a reservation fee, for the first week of travel (May 15-21). On May 22, $1 tickets will continue to be offered daily on every bus, with the price increasing incrementally the closer it gets to the customer’s desired departure date.
Beginning May 15, megabus.com’s new arrival/departure location will be in downtown Orlando along North Gertrude Avenue, between West Jefferson St. and West Washington St. This location has adjacent on-site parking and is located between two LYNX and Sun Rail stations: LYNX Central Station, 455 N. Garland (1 ½ blocks); and Church Street Station, 99 West South Street (three blocks). This location has convenient access via car to North Gertrude Avenue from Interstate 4, Highway 50 and Highway 408. Megabus.com will discontinue arrivals/departures at LYNX Central Station, 455 N. Garland, on May 15.
“Megabus.com has rapidly become the travel option of choice for more than 35 million people and we’re excited to expand our unique travel experience to residents of Orlando,” said Mike Alvich, VP of Marketing and Public Relations for megabus.com/Coach USA. “Not only do Orlando residents have additional route options, but megabus.com’s expansion will make it possible for more than 200,000 new travelers to visit Orlando during the first year alone.”
According to the company, more than 60 new jobs will be created with megabus.com’s expansion in Florida.
Studies by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development of DePaul University in 2014 revealed that city-to-city express bus transportation remains the fastest-growing and most affordable transportation mode. The university’s studies reveal that city-to-city express bus carriers likemegabus.com save customers nearly $30/trip when compared to single-occupant driving and between 50-80 percent per trip when compared to train and air travel. City-to-city bus service cumulatively saves American consumers $1.2 billion annually compared to other modes of travel.
“Customers can travel to these popular destinations in approximately the same amount of time it would take to drive themselves, without the stress of being behind the wheel,” added Alvich. “They can recline, rest and even sleep, or, if they prefer, keep themselves connected and entertained with free Wi-Fi and power outlets in every seat on our state-of-the-art double-decker buses.”
Customers are encouraged to book early to secure the best rates.
“The $1 fares go quickly, but there are many other affordable fares available if you book early,” said Alvich. “Traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays is another great way customers can secure the best megabus.com fares.”
Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and is one of the largest city-to-city express bus service providers in North America. In addition to affordable fares, megabus.com offers customers state-of-the-art, green-certified double-decker buses with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms and are wheelchair accessible. Megabus.com has equipped every bus purchased since 2006 with three-point lap/shoulder seat belts, providing the top safety standard for megabus.com’s 35 million passengers in more than 120 cities across North America.
Visit www.megabus.com – in English and Spanish language – for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.