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All Aboard: $1 Bus Tickets to New York

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...

By Carol Sottili | February 6, 2009; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (5)

Eco-Friendly Travel Options

"One Vacation Can Be Worse Than Commuting for a Year." So reads a troubling headline of a study released last week by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit organization that's been doing research into which modes of vacation transport are the most environmentally-friendly. The full report, "Getting There Greener:...

By Christina Talcott | December 11, 2008; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (4)

Megabus Rolls Out Free Seats Offer

In this economy, every buck counts. (Courtesy of Megabus) In effort to help travelers save those 100 pennies, MegaBus, the cheap-o bus line that offers fares starting at $1, is giving away 100,000 free seats. The gratis tickets are valid for travel between Jan. 14 and March 18 along...

By Andrea Sachs | November 21, 2008; 07:38 AM ET | Comments (3)

D.C. to NYC: Twice the Bus

MegaBus has doubled its seating and, yes, doubled the fun. Yesterday, the U.K. operator, which last month kicked off cheapie service to Manhattan, unveiled a double-decker bus -- you know, the kind that is usually seen toting around bug-eyed tourists, not driving 65 along the interstate. (Courtesy of MegaBus) The...

By Andrea Sachs | June 18, 2008; 06:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

It Came From the Chat: Summer Savings Tips, Part 2

You know what I love about our Monday chats? Every week, the participants share travel tips and information with each other. There are usually four or more Travel staffers answering questions, and we can usually answer questions authoritatively and at a rapid-fire pace. But sometimes what the chatters themselves advise...

By Christina Talcott | May 13, 2008; 02:13 PM ET | Comments (3)

We Were There: BoltBus's Inaugural Run to NYC

I bolted to the Big Apple for a buck this morning. For less than a cup of Starbucks or Metro fare, I was transported to New York City - with nary a stop and only a few fleeting jams that were no fault of the bus driver's. BoltBus, the new...

By Andrea Sachs | March 27, 2008; 02:42 PM ET | Comments (10)

Bus Wars! Another Way to Get to NYC for a Buck

The dollar is really stretching these days . . . all the way to New York City. Today, MegaBus announced that it will offer service between Washington and NYC, with rates starting at $1 each way. This adds some fire to the Battle of the Buses: On Thursday, BoltBus starts...

By Andrea Sachs | March 25, 2008; 01:05 PM ET | Comments (6)

 

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