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If there’s one way to save on road trips this summer, it’s to avoid paying at the pump altogether. I’m talking about getting out of the car and getting on the bus to your destination.

Megabus has fares starting at $1 each way. One of the ways they save on costs is to pick up curbside instead of in a terminal, which can be confusing in an unfamiliar destination.

So they’ve launched an iOS and Android app where you can track the bus location and find the closest pickup and dropoff points.

The old Fung Wah bus line used to offer cheap fares on the East Coast, but they’ve suspended operations. So Greyhound and Peter Pan stepped in with a service called Yo! between Boston, New York and Philly. Their fares start at $12 each way.

Not sure where to start on your bus journey? Watch this space for an online travel agent called Wanderu. These guys aggregate fares on train and intercity bus lines like Boltbus, Megabus and Concord Coach, so you can type in your route, compare fares, and book your ticket all in one place.

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