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About Megabus

Megabus is an intercity bus company which began operating in North America in 2006, after the success of its counterpart, Megabus Europe. Originally providing bus service on routes in the Midwest between cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit, Megabus has expanded its network of bus routes to include over a dozen cities across the United States and Canada. Some of Megabus' top routes include Washington, DC to New York City, New York City to Philadelphia, Richmond to Atlanta, and Milwaukee to Chicago.

Megabus is known for its famous $1 ticket deals, as well as its double decker buses with panoramic windows offering some extra scenic views on your travels. Buses are also equipped with air conditioning, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and access to free WiFi. Plus, you can feel good about the green certification of Megabus vehicles.

Megabus is an excellent choice for affordable, dependable, and comfortable travel, whether on a long journey or a quick trip.

Megabus Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
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Megabus coach coverage

Daily Trips638
stations112
cities97
countries1

What travelers are saying about Megabus

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Megabus had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 148 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 704 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 1013 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 1424 reviews
“The coach got there on time.”
based on 1332 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 1157 reviews
“The coach was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 1365 reviews

Megabus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Megabus

(Based on 1907 reviews)

4.0
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.7

Timeliness

4.2

Staff

3.8

Value

3.7

Condition

4.1

Megabus passenger reviews

5.0

Wesley

6 April 2024- Vacation

New York to Philadelphia

Pros: Bus arrived early, food was amazing, event was incredible. Cons: N/A. Tips: Angelo’s for cheesesteaks! Worth the wait!

2.0

Better temperature control. Bus was very hot

5.0

Leslie

6 April 2024- Solo travel

New York to Philadelphia

It was very good. Good customer service and the bus was on time.

5.0

Maggie

5 April 2024- Vacation

Washington to New York

Pros: The bus was clean and quiet, the staff was helpful and kind despite the delay. Cons: Clarity about which seats are reserved and which are not. Tips: Bring headphones for the ride.

5.0

Ampofo

4 April 2024- Solo travel

New York to Washington

Pros: Normal trip. Cons: No wifi on bus should be better have it. Next time.

Megabus Routes & Network

Megabus’s coach network features 825 coach routes that connect 97 cities serving 112 stations. On average, Megabus performs about 638 coach trips every day. The top cities to which Megabus offers the highest number of daily coach service include Washington and New York.

Top Cities Served by Megabus

CityRouteEarliest coachLatest coach
New York1104:15 am3:40 am
Washington1024:00 am3:00 am
Boston57:00 pm10:15 pm
Philadelphia724:00 am3:40 am
Orlando48:30 am2:30 am
Atlanta75:15 am3:40 am

Most popular Megabus routes

The coach from Washington to New York is Megabus’s most popular route. Trips from Philadelphia to New York and Washington to Philadelphia are also highly popular.

Top Megabus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Washington to New York174h 41m£5
Philadelphia to New York332h 4m£4
Washington to Philadelphia92h 59m£5
Orlando to Miami24h 20m£4
Boston to Portland141h 57m£4
Pittsburgh to New York27h 45m£19
State College to New York24h 55m£15
Washington to Richmond22h 10m£16
Hollywood to Orlando23h 50m£23

Megabus Coach Guide & FAQs

Megabus is famous for its $1 tickets; occasionally, there are even free trips. It is true that all Megabus tickets start at $1, but there is a very limited number of these low priced tickets for each trip. Basically it works on a first come, first served basis. The only way to guarantee a $1 fare is to be the first customer to purchase a ticket for your trip. Therefore, you should plan on booking as early as possible.

For more details, check out our full guide on Megabus discounts and promos.

Megabus luggage policy states that each passenger is allowed one piece of luggage and one carry-on bag. The luggage must weigh less than 50 pounds and must be under 62 inches in dimension when its length, width, and height are added together. The carry-on item must be small enough to fit in either the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you.

No, unfortunately Megabus does not offer WiFi aboard its coaches at this time. However, we find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire coach ride.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Megabus coaches. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Megabus might sometimes use replacement coach vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Today, Megabus makes 638 scheduled trips a day. The schedule varies depending on the route and day of week. The best way to find the exact schedule for your route is to enter a search at the top of this page.

No, Megabus does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Yes, Megabus requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the coach. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Yes, there are bathrooms on Megabus coaches. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Megabus does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most coaches do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Yes, Megabus requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the coach. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most coaches.

Megabus focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Megabus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 638 Megabus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Megabus tickets start at just £4.02. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Megabus tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Megabus tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Megabus prices with trips offered by other coach companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

Wanderu is the simplest way to book coach and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare coach and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap coach and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best coach and train deals out there.

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