One Dollar Fares On Megabus are Available Now Through December of 2015 — But Hurry

he new schedule was just released by Megabus in the United States — and fares for as low as one dollar are still available as of “press time” for this article through Wednesday, December 2, 2015; but those fares tend to go fast.

Yes, you read that correctly: one dollar fares on Megabus are available — but you have to hurry if you want to book them.

Even if the one dollar fares disappear, there are still low fares available which could be attractive to you if you do not have a problem traveling on a bus to your destination. You can even use it for positioning yourself to a distant airport where you may have obtained a low airfare.

If you purchase a one dollar return fare — that is, round-trip — it will cost you a minimum of five dollars. The booking fee and the facilities fee each cost $1.50; so at three dollars, the fees cost more than the entire trip. The last time the new schedule was released was back at the beginning of July 2015; but that included the schedule through Tuesday, November 17, 2015 — meaning that your chances of securing a fare as low as one dollar greatly increase on trips during the Thanksgiving holiday season between Wednesday, November 18, 2015 and Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

As I originally wrote in this article, I am not sure I would use Megabus again, as it does not have the best customer service; and the ride can be long and draining depending on where you go — especially when there is a significant delay. However, I am hoping that this notice could help to save you money, if you are so inclined.

My advice is to take an overnight trip — especially if you are able to sleep on the bus. This way, you do not lose time in which you could be doing something else. I had not had luck accessing the Internet via the Wi-Fi which is supposed to be available aboard each bus; but your experience may vary.

Day trips are not a bad idea if you enjoy watching the scenery go by without having to worry about driving…

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “One Dollar Fares On Megabus are Available Now Through December of 2015 — But Hurry”

  1. Kevin S says:

    Got an email the other day stating my return trip (9/28/15) from Chicago was cancelled. I suspect not enough seats were sold. Too late coming in on Amtrak to book the early Megabus tix and the later bus gets into St. Louis around 2 a.m. So now I’m booked on Amtrak; but afterward it nails down the required $200 spent on Amtrak for the Choice promotion.

    Now anyone in the Midwest going south from Chicago/St. Louis to Dallas, the new layover in Memphis is a real PIA. It’s two hours in the hood and the local public bus building close down at 11 p.m. Also the Chicago Megabus three stops are street based and the Amtrak station shut the doors at 11:59 p.m. On the other hand, Amtrak, Greyhound and Megabus share the same building in the City of St. Louis and it’s 24/7. Plus, the Metrolink station is steps away, except the system doesn’t operate between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. between Lambert Airport and that station.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Megabus guarantees a full refund of the bus fare — not including the service charge, Kevin S.

      You have just illustrated a fatal flaw in that policy: if you paid one dollar for your trip, you will get that money refunded — but then what?!?

      Here is my experience with customer service — or lack thereof — of Megabus:

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