Megabus is one of the leading bus transportation companies in the US. Right now the company offers several fares for $1 until January 7th, 2020. Miami to Orlando is an option for example, or Albany to New York.
Search & Book
The $1 fares have very limited availability. They will also sell out quickly. So if you are planning a trip in the US, rather book your bus journey sooner than later. There are also several $5 & $8 fares as well with much better availability but even these fares may sell out.
The best way to find fares is to select departure and arrival city and an approximate date. Then you need to check the date selection at the top for the cheapeast fares on particular days.
Please note that you will have to pay a booking fee of $2.50 will be added on top of the fare (no matter if it’s a oneway or roundtrip – you can even combine multiple oneways and only pay those $2.50 once):
You should also check Megabus’ luggage policy. One piece of luggage of up to 20kg and a small piece of hand luggage is allowed. Every additional item is charged extra.
Hotels in the US
The standard of the hotel chains such as Hilton and others is actually a little bit lower in the US than you would expect. At the same time prices are relatively high. It really makes sense to have a look at several different hotels and compare reviews, prices and standard of the hotel. We would recommend using booking.com for that:
Also make sure to check our hotel coupons. Maybe some of them may be of need for you:
Information & Tips for USA
The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.
Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements
The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA) for about 12€, you don’t need a visa for entry.
Best Time to Visit
Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.
The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.
All Dealz for USA
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