When’s the last time you took a bus for an out-of-town trip? With airline ticket prices on the rise and some airlines now charging for luggage, several bus lines are trying to win new business with upgraded vehicles, low prices, and high-tech amenities like free Wi-Fi. The financial blog WalletPop highlighted BoltBus (a subsidiary of Greyhound that serves New York City, Washington, DC, Boston, and Philadelphia), Chinatown Bus Lines (operates on the east coast), and MegaBus (operates in 15 states and Toronto). Two other advantages to bus travel: no extra charges for luggage and you can use your cell phone.
I haven’t tried any of these bus lines, but am considering giving MegaBus a try. If you book early, it offers one-way fares for as little as $1.