Articles tagged “megabus”

FlixBus to Take Its Distinct Business Model to the U.S. to Compete With Megabus

FlixBus to Take Its Distinct Business Model to the U.S. to Compete With Megabus

Frank Jordans, Associated Press

A few years ago, higher-quality discount buses cropped up like weeds in the U.S. At first they were a breath of fresh air — we were thrilled to not be dying in a fire on the side of the highway, and there was Wi-Fi. But the novelty wore off and now it's just another jam-packed, snack-stained bus stuck in traffic. Is FlixBus bringing anything new to the table?

5 months ago

Budget Bus Line Megabus Depends on Public Streets to Keep Costs Low

Budget Bus Line Megabus Depends on Public Streets to Keep Costs Low

Wayne Risher, Commercial Appeal

There's nothing like waiting out in the hot sun for a Megabus ride to make you rethink your choices, both at that moment and in life.

4 years ago

Discounts Buses With Curbside Service Attracting Next Generation of Travelers

Discounts Buses With Curbside Service Attracting Next Generation of Travelers

Ian Simpson, Reuters

Discounts bus services are driving through a big gap, and grabbing an opportunity. Competitiion is great for travelers as they navigate toward an alternative to trains and and a long commute to the airport.

4 years ago

Comparing Bus, Plane, Train and Driving Costs for Thanksgiving

Comparing Bus, Plane, Train and Driving Costs for Thanksgiving

Associated Press

Everyone clamors for choice, and there you have it in the myriad transportation options available in getting from Point A to Point B for Thanksgiving. There are tradeoffs for each transportation mode discussed. Missing are the proposed Hyperloop and the California to Las Vegas X Train, as well as Uber and RelayRides.

5 years ago

Greyhound and Megabus Competition Tightens on Long-Distance Bus Travel

Greyhound and Megabus Competition Tightens on Long-Distance Bus Travel

Sam McManis, Sacramento Bee

Don't dismiss bus travel as an anachronism: Wi-Fi and power outlets and super-cheap prices are making bus travel an option for both the experiential- and frugal-minded.

5 years ago

Budget bus lines spur Greyhound to improve service, upgrade fleet

Budget bus lines spur Greyhound to improve service, upgrade fleet

Ellen Creager , Detroit Free Press

Megabus (which is owned by Coach USA) and its Greyhound-owned competitor Boltbus have taken the low-cost carrier model to the highways with an interesting twist: The old-school bus companies are learning from the budget lines and improving service overall.

5 years ago

Megabus’ poor U.S. performance worries its owner Stagecoach

Megabus’ poor U.S. performance worries its owner Stagecoach

The Daily Telegraph

When your product smells like old flip flops and stale french fries and your promised internet connection and power outlets don't work, you do tend to perform lower than your parent company would like.

5 years ago