Inter-city service begins April 10 for megabus.com, offering daily non-stop, express bus service between Chicago and eight other Midwest cities for as low as $1. Megabus.com is operated by a subsidiary of Coach USA.
Coach USA unveiled the megabus.com Web site at a March 22 news conference in Chicago. Dale Moser, president and Chief Operating Officer of Coach USA, is looking forward to the start of service on April 10. “We are very pleased with the volume of excitement megabus.com has generated in the nine Midwestern cities we will we be serving,” said Moser.
Megabus.com has already had well over 150,000 visitors to its Web site since the March 22 launch. “Once the buses are out and on the routes, we believe that the distinctiveness of the brand will attract more people to our Web site to book their tickets for any of these wonderful destinations,” said Moser.
Ticket sales are very strong, with more than 7,000 seats sold to date. “All destinations are selling extremely well, especially Milwaukee and Detroit,” said Moser. “People are booking early and taking advantage of our $1 fares and other low prices, leaving us with an optimistic outlook for this type of service in the Midwest area.”
Megabus.com offers service between Chicago and Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis. Service will also operate between Indianapolis and Cincinnati and between Indianapolis and Columbus. Megabus.com operates similar bus services in the United Kingdom; Chicago is the first megabus.com hub in North America.
Booking for megabus.com travel is done solely via the Internet at http://www.megabus.com/ . The Web site provides information on arrival and departure times and allows passengers to quickly book their travel and purchase tickets from the comfort of their home, office or wireless handheld device.
The megabus.com stop in Chicago is located on the east side of South Canal Street at Union Station between West Jackson Boulevard and West Adams Street.