Travel fares nowadays tend to be pricey. What with high airport fares and gas on a price hike, you have to be a smart traveler and find cheap travel fares. With the advent of Chinatown buses, where affordable non-stop bus services are offered, many cheapskates went with the option of traveling by bus. In this article, we'll try and give you a run down on how to actually find discounts and cheap bus fares.
- Plan early so you can save more. If you plan early, then you are bound to have bigger discounts on bus fares. Go on the Internet and check out either the Megabus or Boltbus Web sites. The earlier you make a reservation for your bus ticket, then the cheaper it will be. Megabus even has a special promo wherein the bus fare is only at $1 for 50,000 fares. This promo is one hot potato so make sure you make your reservations early! Both Megabus and Boltbus provide free WiFi which is bound to keep you occupied during the trip, and before you know it, you're already at your destination.
- Check out other ticket search engines. Check out chinatown-bus.org for a list of the destination and ticket prices of the famous Chinatown Buses that covers Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and also includes West Coast cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The ticket search engine gotobus.com will also give you a list of Chinatown bus schedules, as well as those of other bus companies like Hola Bus and New Century. You can search for bus schedules in 19 states and 85 cities, including Tijuana and Vancouver. This comprehensive search engine allows you to search based on the bus operator, price and time of your choice; and also allows you to search for one-way and round-trip information. You can even purchase your ticket on this Web site, once you are done comparing the prices of different bus companies. Unfortunately, this Web site won't give you information for Megabus, Boltbus, Peter Pan or Greyhound schedules. Another ticket search engine, busjunction.com, allows you to search one-way trips to 30 cities. Bus companies provided on this search engine are Megabus, Bolt, Vamoose, DC2NY, Tripper, Washington Deluxe, Greyhound, Trailways, Peter Pan, Lake Front, Fung Wah, Lucky Star, Eastern Travel and New Century.
- Visit Peter Pan and Greyhound Web sites. These are the two major bus companies, and what better way to get information than going directly to their site? Like Megabus and Boltbus, they do offer discounts for early reservations, and there are even discounts for students and seniors, and Greyhound offers other promos such as the 50% off companion discounts.
It just takes a few taps and clicks on your computer for you to find cheap bus fares. Bus stations tend to get crowded so don't forget to arrive early, in order for you to also secure your seat.