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How far in advance can i purchase Megabus ?

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How far in advance can i purchase Megabus ?

Hello i am planning to take the megabus

from sf-la on july 10th

currently i can only reserve until may 27th

and the Megabus FAQs says i can reserved 45days out?

does any one know when i will be able to reserve Megabus for july

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1. Re: How far in advance can i purchase Megabus ?

You've answered your own question.

You can reserve 45 days prior to the travel date, which for you is May 27.

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2. Re: How far in advance can i purchase Megabus ?

As mentioned above, 45 days in advance of departure...Mark your calendar!, the earlier you book... the lower fare! (usually!)

us.megabus.com/faq-item.aspx?faq_id=107

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3. Re: How far in advance can i purchase Megabus ?

Just a point of information........ I now see Bolt bus, also has a route from San Francisco ~ Los Angeles....

https://www.boltbus.com/

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4. Re: How far in advance can i purchase Megabus ?

Thanks for your reply^^

but...45days out from today is roughly about mid may...i dont understand why may 27th is even avail for reservations~

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5. Re: How far in advance can i purchase Megabus ?

The following is from the Megabus website -

"Reservations can be made for trips at least 45 days in advance of departure. Due to operational constraints megabus may choose to change this period."

It's a confusing statement. The way I read it is 45 days or more, unless megabus decides otherwise.

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6. Re: How far in advance can i purchase Megabus ?

I have looked at the schedules before. I think it is about 45 days but they extended until the end of the month of May. Just keep checking to see that they will open up the schedule for June in the next few weeks. I have never heard of the buses being sold out if you book ahead. You should be fine and able to get the seats. Do check Bolt as well. Their wording is more vague - 4-6 weeks worth of schedules.

I know a number of young-ish folks who travel via both bus companies up and down the state and they have never mentioned sell out. Just keep checking back.

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7. Re: How far in advance can i purchase Megabus ?

thanks simba_8 and chinita415!

i will keep checking Megabus. and i think ill look in to bolt bus!

Bolt bus has the merit of reserving your seat number as to megabus..where you have to arrive at the stop early and first come first serve seats

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