Back May, Megabus added service to three florida cities, now they are adding service to Fort Lauderdale.
Megabus will add daily, express bus service from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale on August 7.
Fares start at $1 plus a $1.50 reservation fee and go up to the closer it gets to your desired departure date.
Megabus also provides service from Orlando to Miami, Tallahassee, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Mobile, Al, Atlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA.
Megabus picks up and drops of in Orlando at parking lot at 101-199 Gertrude Avenue, between North Garland and Gertrude Avenues.
Here’s the complete press release:
NEW YORK, NY (July 28, 2014) – Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, today announced added service to/from Orlando with an expansion into Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood. Service begins August 7 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 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood on seven daily arrivals and departures, in addition to the eight cities currently served from the arrival/departure location in the parking lot at 101-199 Gertrude Avenue, between North Garland and Gertrude Avenues.
One-way fares always start at $1, plus a reservation fee, on every bus, every day.
On May 15, Orlando became the 14th megabus.com hub in North America; with the company now serving more than 10 million customers each year in more than 120 cities. Megabus.com’s daily, express service is now available between seven Florida cities (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa) with direct routes to major cities in Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana with connections across the country. Visit www.megabus.com – in Spanish & English language – for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.
“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 with even more options for the residents of Orlando,” said Mike Alvich, VP of Marketing and Public Relations for megabus.com/Coach USA.
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 like megabus.com save customers nearly $300/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.”
Fares start as low as $1 every day and increase gradually as the traveling date gets closer. Customers are encouraged to book early to secure $1 fares. “The $1 fares go quickly, but there are many other great fares available if you book early,” said Alvich. “Traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays is another great way Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood 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, 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.