A new survey out of DePaul University predicted record numbers of holiday bus travelers—the highest figures in 25 years.
One of the big changes is that Megabus now offers reserved seats on major East Coast routes. So instead of getting in line early to snag the best seat, you can guarantee you have it in advance.
We’re talking specifically about free Wi-Fi and power outlets, which puts bus rides on par with train travel or flying.
The frequency of intercity bus services also increased. It’s up 2.1 percent during normal travel periods.
Even though fuel prices are relatively low, travelers are still looking for a bargain, which makes the bus an economically viable option for journeys of 400 miles or less.
For more information about bus travel, check out:
- Apps to Help You Book Bus & Train Travel
- On-Demand Entertainment on Buses, Trains & Planes
- Intercity Buses Offer Affordable Alternative to Air Travel
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