Stagecoach expands budget coach service megabus.com to southern United States

25 October 2011  •  Source: Stagecoach Group

Stagecoach Group announced today that it is expanding the North American network run by its market-leading budget coach operator megabus.com to the southern United States.

Low-cost coach services will start running out of a new hub in Atlanta, Georgia, to 11 cities in the states of Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida from next month.

More than 500 new jobs have been created by megabus.com throughout North America as the successful brand has expanded rapidly to service new cities.

The latest expansion means megabus.com – which offers daily, express coach travel for as low as £1 in the UK and from $1 in North America – will link 72 cities in the United States and Canada via seven hubs.

Services already operate out of hubs in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and Toronto.

The Atlanta hub will offer services to Birmingham, Ala.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Gainesville, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Mobile, Ala.; Montgomery, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Orlando, Fla.

Services will start running from 16 November and customers can begin booking travel today (25 October 2011) at www.megabus.com.

Dale Moser, President and Chief Operating Officer of megabus.com in North America, said: “megabus.com has rapidly become the travel option of choice for millions of people and we’re delighted to expand our great value services to Atlanta and the southeast region.

“Americans are continuing to look for ways to stretch their income, and we look forward to providing safe, convenient and affordable travel to millions of new customers.”

William Pate, President and CEO of Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau said: “Already the world’s most accessible city, getting to Atlanta will be even easier with the arrival of megabus.com.

“Over the last few years, Atlanta has seen significant tourism growth with our world-class attractions and restaurants. Adding a new form of transportation for travelers will only heighten the city’s exposure.”

megabus.com is supporting the latest expansion by offering 10,000 free seats on the new routes for travel between 16 November and 16 December 2011. Customers should use the promo code ATL10K when booking their tickets via www.megabus.com (subject to availability on select dates, routes).

More than 13 million customers have travelled with megabus.com in North America since the launch in April 2006. megabus.com coaches offer free wi-fi, power outlets and restrooms. They provide excellent fuel economy and environmental performance, and are “Green Coach Certified”.

Last year, megabus.com in North America won the Leading Provider of Outstanding Car Rental and Bus Deals category at the 2010 Travelzoo awards for the second year in a row.

Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.

Leave a reply