Greyhound Helping Cash-Strapped Travelers

Given the sky-high price of gas these days, I would just as soon leave the driving to anyone else.

If filling up your vehicle is emptying your wallet, you may be thinking twice about hitting the highway on a spring break getaway.  Fortunately, Greyhound is lending a helping hand to cash-strapped travelers.

North America’s largest bus company just announced a bonus to its companion fares.  Now, three people can ride at half price with the purchase of one full-fare adult ticket, making group travel cheaper than ever.

“Whether you’re a family gathering for a reunion, a baseball fan watching your team prepare for opening day or a student supporting the Sweet 16 on the road to the Final Four, your entire family, cheer squad and student body can travel for less,” according to Dave Leach, president and CEO of Greyhound.

You can take advantage of the reduced rate for one-way and round-trip tickets on Greyhound and Greyhound Express on both walk-up and online advance purchases.  For additional discounts, visit Greyhound’s website which features special sales throughout the year.

Also, keep in mind that Greyhound doesn’t run its business the same way as commercial airlines by offering big savings on last-minute fares.  The popular bus company is a proponent of advance purchases.  If you buy your ticket at least 21 days before your departure date you can save up to 25% off regular rates.  Likewise, if you purchase a ticket between 7 and 14 days in advance you can save between 10% and 25% on your fare.

Finally, if you are looking for an alternative to Greyhound, consider Megabus.  The discount bus company offers daily bus service between Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Detroit.  While its service area is smaller than Greyhound, its prices are drastically discounted.  In addition, Megabus runs a slew of promotions on its social media platforms which reduce rates even further.

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About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.