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All Aboard: $1 Bus Tickets to New York

Carol Sottili

Tripper Bus is the latest discount bus service to offer rides for as little as $1 each way to New York. The bus will begin making the trip Feb. 13. It'll go between Manhattan (34th Street and the northwest corner of 7th Avenue) and Bethesda (7525 Old Georgetown Rd., between Wisconsin and Commerce, across the street from the Bethesda metro station), with continuing service to/from Arlington (near the Rosslyn metro stop on North Moore Street between McDonalds and Burger King).

Cheapest fares will be $1 each way plus 50 cent service fee. Once they sell out, seats will go to $5 and then $10 each way before reaching the regular fare of $25 each way.
The bus will offer electrical outlets and wireless Internet.
Tripper Bus Service is the latest player in a crowded field that includes Vamoose (offers service between New York, Bethesda and Arlington for $25 each way), Megabus.com (offers service between New York and Washington starting at $1 each way) and BoltBus (offers service between New York and Washinton starting at $1 each way).

By Carol Sottili |  February 6, 2009; 10:17 AM ET  | Category:  Bus Travel , Carol Sottili , Mid-Atlantic Destinations
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I am a fan of Vamose because they are reliable and use good buses and drivers. I am tempted to try the new tripper.bus,but am wonedering if they will measure up?

I have been riding Vamoose for years and they have not had a price increase...for obvious reasons. But if you save the stubs, you can get a free ride with 4 stubs. The only think I wish they had was wireless access.

Posted by: jackiefishman | February 6, 2009 1:29 PM

Oh come on now, please! There isn't some travel story that one of you could write about? What about the rants? Or the pictures? What's going on here?

Posted by: elyrest | February 10, 2009 7:15 PM

I think it's a great initiative.

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Posted by: fredsmilek | February 12, 2009 11:35 AM

Uh, Carol --

The Burger King across North Moore Street from the Rosslyn station doesn't exist anymore -- it's been torn down for new construction for a couple months now, and is a vacant lot!

Posted by: jcbcmb68 | February 12, 2009 10:26 PM

I checked and there are lots of dates available for $1 - looking far enough out in the calender. For $1.50 why don't people just book random dates. It may turn out to be a good time to visit friends in DC. If not, either a) give it to a friend or family member or b) sell it on eBay or c) just go the NY for a day or just for lunch. Lots to do in NY -

http://www.tripcart.com/usa-regions/New-York-City,Spas.aspx

http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/travel/12hours.html

And you save more money - no hotel. Just the wireless access (free on the bus) costs more at the hotel!

Posted by: elliot123 | February 13, 2009 9:30 AM

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