Take that, Megabus!

greyhound signStop. Before you book that Megabus trip to the Big Apple, you might want to check out the fares at Greyhound.com. It looks like Greyhound is trying to compete with the low, low Megabus fares.

We didn't see any $1 trips,but you can get to NYC and back on Greyhound for 20 bucks --if you purchase your tickets at least four days ahead of time. It looks like those seats are limited, but Greyhound also offers more buses, and later return trips.

Here's the thing about the Greyhound site -- it's a little tricky. You can purchase tickets a few different ways, and they don't all offer the advance purchase discount. The best way we found is to enter your departure and destination cities right on the home page. You'll find round trip fares from $20-$66.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Riding the Megabus
+ The Megabus arrives
Getting from Albany to New York City

photo: Flickr user rakastajatar


Definitely true. Was agonizing over how to get back from Rensselaer in the middle of the night for the cheap fare, and decided against only to book on Greyhound with the 4-day advance fare. Cheap and easy to get to here in Albany and in NYC (Port Authority).

The one small downside is that I don't believe Road Rewards are accumulated using it.

Yeah, but if you buy tickets from Greyhound, doesn't that mean you actually have to take Greyhound? Eccchhh.

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