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Yo, Go Between NYC and Philly with Yo! Buses

January 31, 2013 at 9:33 AM | by | ()

If you’re looking to move your Chinatown bus travel from one carrier to another—then we’ve got good news—as it looks like another low cost bus line is hitting the market. They’re calling it YO! and it looks like that things have been running now for a few months. So if you’re looking for an affordable way to get from here to there, it just might be worth taking them for a spin.

YO!—that name and stylization is already getting annoying—is apparently an offering from both Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Line, as they’re joining forces to bring the bus to one and all. According to them the new bus name comes from the pronunciation of a Chinese word that means “to protect,” so maybe they’ll be focused on safety as well as just speed, cost, and convenience.

Right now things are kind of limited, as the bus line is based in Philadelphia and does much of its business to and from the city. Initial routes will get you between Chinatown in New York City and the Greyhound Terminal in Philadelphia. Things run back and forth around eight times each day, and the schedule assumes that you’ll make it in two hours—we’ll see what the traffic thinks about that.

Like we said before things are pretty limited for now, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see them branch out before too long. As for amenities you can pretty much expect the same as what you get with some of the other cheap bus companies. One-way trips can be had for as little as $12, the WiFi is free and plentiful, and there are power outlets for your charging needs at almost every seat. Be sure to let us know if you’ve taken a ride from YO!, and how they compare to the bigger buses like MegaBus, BoltBus, or even just plain ol’ Greyhound.

[Photo: Official Site]

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