Crude oil prices have risen to $107 per barrel (nearing the peak of $120 in 2008). Add in the ongoing Iraqi conflict, and surging retail gas prices may once again wreak havoc on consumers’ travel budgets for Independence Day and summer vacation.
But there’s a way travelers can save up to 80 percent on trips between 100-500 miles – by utilizing a modern, express, city-to-city bus service like megabus.com. These figures are courtesy of a 2014 study conducted by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development of DePaul University, which also revealed that city-to-city bus service cumulatively saves consumers $1.2 billion annually compared to other modes of travel.
Did you know? A DePaul University’s study found that for even last-minute fares, city-to-city bus customers save an average of more than $300 roundtrip compared to air travel.
With tickets starting as low as $1 (plus a reservation fee), it’s not surprising how the savings can quickly add up. City-to-city bus travel has become the fastest-growing transportation mode of travel in the USA; expanding the number of daily operations by four percent in 2013 — exceeding the growth rates of airline service and city-to-city rail. Service on industry-leader megabus.com continues to grow rapidly; with the company now serving more than 10 million customers annually in more than 120 cities in North America with amenities such as:
• Free Wi-Fi
• Power outlets
• Reserved seating on select routes
• Air conditioning
• Elimination of middle seats
With very affordable fares on state-of-the-art double-decker buses, megabus.com would be the perfect feature or part of a roundup of ways to save this summer travel season.