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Using Megabus

We are looking to book megabus tickets in June when we visit America. We are traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles The tickets are very cheap can anyone tell me about the service and what to expect.

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I highly suggest you to book now. I am also going in the beginning of June. I live in the Bay Area and had a friend use Megabus as transportation to Disneyland. She recommended it so i bought two tickets today for $73.50 round trip. Enjoy your travels.

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It is a very nice bus, but still a bus, here are some photos of it from the LA Travel Show.


Free WiFi and a restroom, but bring your own food/drink.

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You can certainly use Megabus but do note that you will spend the whole day traveling. If you are spending 3-4 weeks or more in CA it makes sense but you can also look at www.southwest.com or www.kayak.com for low airfares from LAX or BUR to SFO or OAK. The flight is 55 minutes compared to an 8 hour bus journey.

Airfares can be as low as $60 to $75 one way if booked early

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SF to LA fares -- even in June -- are mostly $1 on weekdays. For that price I wouldn't quibble over service.

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thankyou very much for the heads up. I have been waiting for them to open the june dates. We just booked our tickets for 1.00 dollar. How good is that. thanks again.

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You just cant beat those dollar seats! But there are a few things to be aware of. Most Megabus stops are outdoors, so there will be no shelter in inclement weather and no nearby restroom. This is especially relevant when the buses are late, which happens frequently. So dress accordingly. There is no assigned seating. Large bags are stored under the bus, smaller daypacks can go onboard. The LA/SF bus is very popular I'm told, so will generally always be full There are electrical outlets on board, as well as free wifi, but can work intermittently, so make sure mp3/laptops/camera batteries are charged beforehand just in case. Bus will make a reststop along the way at a petrol station where you can buy snacks, but dont linger cause the bus will leave without you-they dont count passengers to make sure everyones is there. Dont know where the LA stop is, but they can be in slightly dodgy areas, especially for early morning or late night departures/arrivals, so you may have to put up with some pan-handlers. And, as is always the case, some people will think it is too cold onboard, some will think it is too warm, so bring onboard a blanket or extra layers just in case

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The Megabus stop in LA is Union Station. Not a particularrly sketchy area.

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