01 Sep '11, 3pm

Round-trip from Philly to NYC to DC is Just $3.50. Say What?!

Insanely Cheap Inter-City Travel Donna Freedman reports over at the ever-fabulous, ever-frugal GetRichSlowly.com about why she loves the Megabus . On a recent month-long trip around the East Coast she flew into Philly, and then proceeded to travel from city-to-city using this newcomer to long distance bus travel. The total cost of traveling from Philly to NYC to DC and then back up to Philly came out at an astounding $3.50. Budget Airlines Provide Model for Cheap, Low-Carbon Transport Much like the budget airlines it was modeled on, Megabus keeps overheads insanely low, and varies ticket prices based on when you purchase and how much demand there is. While few folks will save quite as much as Freedman, the economics of it all still look pretty amazing: Megabus has no bus terminals to maintain, insure and staff. Instead, it picks up and drops off on city streets or at exist...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/bus-megabus-cheap...

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