Megabus.com expands service to/from San Francisco

  • Daily express, city-to-city bus service with free Wi-Fi from $1 
  • All seats for travel during Dec.12-19 to/from newest cities will be $1 
  • Company returns to California and Nevada based on customer demand 

 

Megabus.com, the first city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, today announced expansion to California and Nevada with services to/from San Francisco.

San Francisco residents can now travel express to Los Angeles, Sacramento, Calif. and Sparks/Reno, Nev. for as low as $1. Service will begin Dec. 12, and customers can begin booking travel at www.megabus.com today.

Megabus.com will offer frequent daily departures from its San Francisco arrival/departure location at the Caltrain station at 4th St. and Townsend St. across from the Safeway store.

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.

“Express bus service from our new San Francisco hub is another way megabus.com keeps Americans connected,” said Mike Alvich, megabus.com’s vice president of marketing and public relations. "As California residents continue to look for ways to stretch their dollar, megabus.com is committed to safe, affordable travel during this holiday season and beyond.”

To celebrate the new service, during the first week of travel, Dec. 12-19, all tickets will be $1. After Dec. 19, megabus.com will continue to offer fares as low as $1, with many other affordable fares on all of its services.

“Megabus.com, which previously served San Francisco in 2007-2008, has returned based on customer demand,” said Alvich. “We’ve seen impressive growth throughout North America and are confident that our 21st century double-decker buses with Wi-Fi and power outlets combined with our outstanding prices will be a success among San Francisco residents.”

The company’s new service will make it possible for more than 200,000 travelers to visit the San Francisco Bay Area during the company’s first year of serving the region. Additionally, more than 80 new jobs will be created with megabus.com’s expansion into California and Nevada.

“The convenient hub at the Caltrain station and near the Muni lines, matched with the attractive fares, make this an excellent addition to San Francisco’s travel options,” said Joe D’Alessandro, President and CEO, San Francisco Travel Association. “We welcome megabus.com to the city, just in time to bring in more visitors for the holiday season, next year and beyond.”

In addition, megabus.com has partnered with Clean Air-Cool Planet, a national nonprofit organization that works to reduce carbon emissions and help create a sustainable environment. For every new Facebook friend and Twitter follower added on Nov. 28, megabus.com will donate $1 to Clean Air-Cool Planet; megabus.com will present a check to Clean Air-Cool Planet in December.

Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and has served more than 22 million travelers. In addition to affordable fares, megabus.com offers customers state-of-the-art, green-certified double-decker buses with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, seat belts, restrooms and are wheelchair accessible.

Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.

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Megabus.com high-resolution photos and broadcast-quality video for download
PHOTOS:
Double-decker bus at San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf
Double-decker bus in downtown San Francisco

ABOUT MEGABUS.COM
Megabus.com is one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation and serves more than 120 cities in North America, including routes operated by other Coach USA subsidiaries.

Megabus.com is the first express bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. Megabus.com operates service from 10 hubs in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Texas Triangle (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio), Washington D.C. and Toronto – creating more than 1,000 new, professional jobs. 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, megabus.com has served more than 22 million travelers. For the latest news and travel deals, follow megabus.com on Twitter at @megabus and Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/megabus.com.officialpage.

Megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA, one of the largest transportation companies in North America, and maintains the highest safety compliance rating (Satisfactory) from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates 30 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.

Additional safety information can be found in the video here.

Media Contacts:
Kelly Van De Walle
Hanser & Associates (for megabus.com)
Mobile: 515-473-8113
kelly@hanser.com

Gabby Bladdick
Hanser & Associates (for megabus.com)
Mobile: 314-497-2639
gabby@hanser.com