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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
Green certifiedGreen certified
Power outletPower outlet


Megabus bus coverage

Daily Trips5

What travelers are saying about Megabus

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

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 637 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 869 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 1239 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 1153 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 1005 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 1186 reviews

Megabus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Megabus

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Megabus passenger reviews



March 19, 2020

Washington to New York

Pros: I trip was canceled. Cons: The trip was canceled. Tips: The trip was canceled.



March 16, 2020- Vacation

Boston to New York

The bus was a double decker and we got awesome seats on the way there and the bus was basically empty



March 12, 2020- Visiting family

New York to Washington

Pros: Comfortable seating Timeliness of departure from nyc and arrival in dc. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Less people on bottom level.



March 11, 2020- Visiting family

New York to Philadelphia

I was please by the effort to keep the bus clean and leave on time. Buses provided power outlets for charging ur phone



March 10, 2020- Business

New York to Washington

Pros: They got me to Washington, DC safely. Cons: The driver was sneezing a lot, which made me nervous because of COVID-19. The electricity did not work on the lower level, I was unable to use the light above my seat, nor was I able to charge my cell phone during the trip. Tips: NA.

Megabus Routes & Network

Megabus’s bus network features 3 bus routes that connect 3 cities serving 3 stations. On average, Megabus performs about 5 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Megabus offers the highest number of daily bus service include Balcones Heights and Austin.

Top Cities Served by Megabus

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Washington25:40 pm10:10 pm

Most popular Megabus routes

Top Megabus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Balcones Heights to Austin31h 35m$5
Idylwood to Washington21h 35m$21

Megabus Bus 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.

Yes, Megabus offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Megabus will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Megabus WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Megabus buses. 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 bus 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 5 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 bus. 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.

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Megabus’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yes, there are bathrooms on Megabus buses. 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 buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

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

Megabus goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Movies are provided during the bus trip to keep you entertained. Don’t forget to bring your favorite pair of headphones, as headphones are not always included on the bus. We recommend in-ear noise cancelling headphones due to their small size.

Cheap Megabus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 5 Megabus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Megabus tickets start at just $4.99. 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 with the lowest available fares every day. Plus, you can compare Megabus prices with trips offered by other bus 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 bus and train travel.

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