Yesterday, the day after Christmas, I took my first trip via MegaBus. I have family in Birmingham, Al and the solo trip of driving 3 hours is something that I do not wish on my car or myself. So, some of my “hipster” friends have been talking about MegaBus.
- Pick up / Drop Off in City Center
- $19 is approximately single car fuel costs
(@ $3.30/gallon * (180/30)
- Was Quick
My bus trip actually only took 2 hours and 30 minutes (great timing)
Other advantages include free wifi and standard bus quality seats. (Yes, I got a crick in my neck from sleeping – and the wifi was a bit slow, but I blame my evo 4g LTE more than a little for that.
But what would make more sense than a bus? Well, there is a train track that connects Birmingham to Atlanta, it’s very straight, but Amtrak charges $39 for it, the trip takes longer, and last I checked, Amtrak didn’t have free wifi.
Would you rather drive or be a passenger for 3 hours?