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This is Hands Down the Easiest Way to Find $1 Bus Tickets

We’ve all been there, honestly. Trying to plan a last-minute weekend adventure with friends, browsing the web in search of a miracle deal, debating back and forth whether we should bus over to the beach or go straight to the city, and finally just stressing because everything out there seems overpriced or unsuitable.

Knowing how frustrating – and financially harmful – it can be to find bus tickets when you are in a rush, we created Explore by Wanderu, a new feature to solve this problem once and for all.

Explore by Wanderu is a modern search tool that allows you to find and book bus or train tickets within a specific price frame, from your location, for the day that you wanna travel. It’s basically a deal finder that helps you plan an adventure while staying on budget.

This is honestly, hands-down, the easiest way to find and book cheap bus tickets.

Let me explain…

Meet Explore by Wanderu

Explore by Wanderu sorts through the itineraries of Wanderu’s partners – that is all major bus and train travel providers, including Greyhound, Amtrak, Megabus, BoltBus, NY Trailways and many others – and identifies the best deals based on the date and location you entered.

If you’re not sure where you want to go, and don’t want to pay too much, this feature is perfect for you as it allows you to identify the cheapest tickets.

Even if you are simply looking for the best deals out there without having a set travel date, you can browse through trips taking place within the next 31 days with fares under $10, $20, $30, $40 or $50 (you pick!) to find a destination you want to visit. Or if money is no object (look at you!), you can select ‘any budget’ and see all available deals!

How to Use Explore

To use this miracle-making tool you simply have to:

  1. Go to
  2. Select the city you will be departing from.
  3. Pick the date when you would like to travel, or select ‘any date’ to see the best deals over the upcoming month.
  4. Select your budget or choose ‘any price’ to see all deals.
  5. Choose from all the suggestions Explore has for you & book your tickets.

How to Score $1 and $5 Tickets

If you are looking for those sneaky $1 and $5 bus tickets, all you need to do is select ‘under $10’ in Explore’s budget option. Based on your location and desired travel date, you’ll see all the available $1 and $5 options. Just remember, the sooner you look for your tickets, the more likely you are to get the best deals.

Why Explore by Wanderu?

You might think that choosing how much you want to pay to go on a road trip is really too good to be true, but Explore is here to prove you wrong!

Here are four reasons why Explore by Wanderu is going to change the way you look at travel:

1. You can now travel spontaneously and stress-free!

Explore is particularly useful for spontaneous travelers – those who decide on a Friday afternoon that they want to take off for the weekend. If you are feeling adventurous, you can score bus tickets to a number of destinations at a reasonable price, sometimes even booking the day before the trip.

2. You can maintain your budget while still doing some traveling.

The truth is nobody likes to over-pay for bus tickets, especially when you are not going away for long. Using Explore by Wanderu, you can identify the best travel deals out there and significantly reduce the cost of your trip. And if you only pay $5 to get there, you can spend the rest of your budget on other things that make your trip magnificent, like ice cream, tacos and beer, for example.

3. You can explore new destinations you may have never thought of going to.

Since this tool doesn’t ask you to enter your destination, you might find great deals to go to places you have never been to, or never even imagined going to. This is a great way to discover and explore new places if you are new in the area.

4. You can go on solo adventures more often.

Don’t tell me you have never stayed home bored on the weekend simply because you couldn’t find a friend to go on a trip with. Well, would you have stayed if you would have had a $3 bus ticket to go to an awesome town nearby? Explore was created to encourage travelers to go on adventures – alone or with friends – by making travel more accessible and affordable to everyone.

Try it, Love it, Use it & Abuse it

At Wanderu, we believe that travel is for everyone, no matter what your budget is or how much free time you have for your getaways. This is why Explore is here to help you find the cheapest deals and most convenient itineraries so you can hit the road ASAP!

Use Explore by Wanderu to plan your next adventure! If you are a passionate wanderer and want to share your experience with other travelers, document your trip on Twitter and Instagram using #ExploreByWanderu, and you will be featured on our social media channels!

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About the author
Karina Barriga Albring

Karina Barriga Albring

I'm a writer, journalist, soccer lover and hot sauce enthusiast born and bred in the mighty Andes. Wanderlust hit me hard at a young age and since then, it keeps me up at night. NYC and Modena, Italy changed my life, but my favorite destination is still Rio de Janeiro – and not only for the 'futebol'!

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