All the Places You Can Visit from Your City for Less Than $20

There are so many benefits to bus and train travel, including how simple it is to book a ticket, locations of bus and train stations, and the fact that traveling by bus even relieves stress! The biggest advantage, however, is hands down the unbeatable prices.

While there are certain factors you should always keep in mind when you’re trying to plan a trip on a budget, the best way to score great travel deals is to know where to look for them. There are so many destinations to visit for cheap without having to spend hours online searching for promo codes for seasonal travel deals.

That’s why, we decided to dig through all the trips available on Wanderu and find all the places you can visit for less than $20. That way, next time you’re looking to travel for really cheap, you will know exactly where you can go and that will allow you to narrow down and focus your travel planning efforts.

We took the 50 biggest cities in the United States and examined all bus and train trips that depart from them. Then, we looked up the cheapest average fare that was available on Wanderu for each route at one point or another over a 30-day period. Finally, we selected only the destinations for which there were tickets available under $20.

Score Those $1 Bus Tickets!

If you travel by bus, you have definitely heard of those elusive $1 tickets. You’ve probably even wondered if they actually exist and how you can get your hands on them. We can confirm they exist and are easier to find than you think, even though they are only available for certain routes.

All you need to do is select your city below and you will see all the destinations you can reach for less than $20. If there are $1 deals available for any route, we’ve put a checkmark right next to it. Go ahead and see for yourself!

Select Your City:

Some of the 50 cities we examined did not yield any destinations that could be reached under $20 including El Paso, Albuquerque, Tulsa, Arlington, and Wichita. Sorry, wanderers!

If your city is not the list, tweet at us (you can find us at @GoWanderu) & tell us your location. We’ll look it up in our database and let you know the destinations for which you can find deals under $20 from your city.

You can also play around with our Explore search tool that allows you to find cool places to visit based on your location and budget!

Planning your next getaway shouldn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg and that’s why Wanderu offers the simplest way to book your cheap bus or train tickets while still keeping your wallet intact!


Photo credits:

Colorado Springs, CO – Phillip Stewart / Flickr
Fresno, CA – Prayitno / Flickr
Memphis, TN – Deborah Lee Soltesz / Flickr
Mesa, AZ – David Crummey / Flickr
Oakland, CA – Patrick Nouhailler / Flickr
Omaha, NE – shannonpatrick17 / Flickr
San Jose, CA – Travis Wise / Flickr
Tucson, AZ – Bill Morrow / Flickr
Virginia Beach, VA – Ole Bendik Kvisberg / Flickr

All other images are from Pixabay.
All images have been cropped to a 1:1 ratio.