In pursuit of the cheapest way to get to New York, I’ve found myself trapped on a Chinatown bus one too many times with a non-English speaker driving erratically up I-95 who makes unannounced stops on the side of the road. Not exactly luxury travel, but you get what you pay for!
We’ve all seen the BoltBus, Megabus, and DC2NY buses around town, offering a new type of service with wireless internet, electrical outlets, and generally more upscale conditions for just $40 round trip. Now Bloomberg tells us that these buses are attracting a new clientele that typically wouldn’t touch a Chinatown bus with a ten foot pole. The article points out that many business travelers are considering the bus as an alternative to flying in order to cut down on costs. Sure, the ride may take a bit longer, but once you factor in airport travel/security time and the lack of internet on airplanes, the bus seems like a pretty good option.