NEW YORK (October 25, 2011) - Megabus.com, the widely popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, announced today its expansion to the southern United States with a seventh hub in Atlanta. Atlanta residents can now travel to 11 cities: Birmingham, Ala.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Gainesville, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Mobile, Ala.; Montgomery, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Orlando, Fla., for as low as $1. Service will begin Nov. 16, and customers can begin booking travel today at www.megabus.com.
Megabus.com will offer daily departures from its stop location on the street level at MARTA's Civic Center station in downtown Atlanta. The curbside bus stop is just south of the intersection of West Peachtree Street NW and Pine Street NE., on the northbound side of West Peachtree St NW.
The Civic Center station is on MARTA's Gold and Red lines, offering fast connections via rail throughout the Atlanta metro and to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
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 bring our unique travel option to Atlanta and the southeast region," said Dale Moser, president and COO of megabus.com. "As Americans continue to look for ways to stretch their income, we look forward to providing safe, convenient and affordable travel to the millions of Atlanta-area residents."
To celebrate this service expansion, megabus.com is offering 10,000 free seats for travel between Nov. 16 and Dec. 16, 2011. The free seats will be available on megabus.com departures to and from Atlanta and the 11 expansion cities. Customers will need to use the promo code ATL10K when booking their tickets via www.megabus.com (subject to availability on select dates, routes).
"Already the world's most accessible city, getting to Atlanta will be even easier with the arrival of megabus.com," said William Pate, president and CEO of Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Over the last few years, Atlanta has seen significant tourism growth with our world class attractions and restaurants. Adding a new form of transportation for travelers will only heighten the city's exposure."
Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and is one of the largest intercity express bus service providers in North America, transporting more than 13 million travelers. In addition to affordable fares, megabus.com offers customers state-of-the-art environmentally-friendly buses with free Wi-Fi, power outlets and restrooms.
Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.
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Megabus.com is the largest privately funded provider of intercity express bus transportation, serving 72 major cities in North America. Megabus.com is the first bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Megabus.com currently operates service from hubs in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and Toronto. Visit www.megabus.com for a complete list of cities served.
Service for megabus.com operates daily. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes. Since its launch on April 10, 2006, has served more than 13 million travelers.
The company has created more than 500 new jobs throughout North America and employees undergo training of the highest industry standard.
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Megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA, one of the largest transportation companies in North America. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates more than 20 local companies in North America, some that have been in business for more than 70 years, which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters and sightseeing tours. Coach USA a subsidiary of UK-based Stagecoach Group, one of the largest publicly traded companies in the transportation industry.