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Megabus is on the Move with $1 Fares for More of the Midwest

July 3, 2012 at 9:46 AM | by | ()

So at this point it might be a little too late to score a sweet airfare deal for your summer vacation, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay stuck at home. Think outside of the box when it comes to how to reach your final destination, and it also doesn’t hurt to think about taking the bus. We’ve reviewed survival skills to consider before trying to chase after one of those $1 bus fares, and now there’s even more cities from which to choose thanks to Megabus.

Fresh off their expansion down to Texas it now looks like the Megabus model is moving into Michigan just in time for the summer season. New routes include East Lansing to both Detroit and Chicago, and there’s even service from Grand Rapids over to Chicago and Detroit as well. This will especially come in handy for those college kiddos looking to head back to class in the fall, and they’ll be able to pick a bus that best fits their needs with three trips on the schedule on most days. Just don’t look to escape for the holiday weekend, as the buses aren’t set to start rolling until July 12.

If Michigan isn’t exactly where you need to be there’s always Oklahoma. Megabus is also starting an option between Oklahoma City and Dallas with a stop in Norman on the way to Big D. Just in case you want to know how many movies and TV shows to add to your iPad before the trip—the route between OKC and Dallas takes roughly three and a half hours.

As always fares are available for as little as $1 if you book well in advance, but things start to creep up as your departure date approaches. So if you’re thinking about booking—don’t think—just book it.

[Photo: compujeramey]

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