Are there really bus rides from Pittsburgh to New York for $1 each way? Yeah, it’s true! Starting May 4, 2010, you can reserve a seat on a MegaBus.com charter from the Burgh to NYC. That might be your cheapest way out of Boring Pittsburgh to a land where businesses stay open past 8pm.
The Megabus stop for all arrivals and departures is located under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center just north of the intersection of 10th St and Penn Avenue.
Megabus uses seperate locations in New York for arrivals and departures. MEGABUS.COM departures are located adjacent to Penn Station, on the north side of West 31st Street at the northeast corner of 31st Street and 8th Avenue. MEGABUS.COM arrivals are located at the MTA bus shelter on the west side of 7th Avenue, just south of 28th Street. PLEASE NOTE that Academy services to and from Atlantic City depart and arrive at Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 1.
Some of you might have already taken a MegaBus ride before. The company operates low-fare bus rides between numerous major cities like Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Toronto, and more. The $1 bus tickets were actually available to Pittsburghers back in 2007, but they canceled the route because not enough people were taking advantage of it – probably because most people thought there was a gimmick or catch.
So what’s the catch? Actually there doesn’t seem to be one. We tried to reserve a seat on a bus leaving Pittsburgh May 5th and returning from New York City on May 7th. The price was $1 each way, plus 50 cents for a reservation fee. The grand total at checkout was $2.50 for round-trip transportation to the Big Apple. Like we said, no catch… but if you find a catch, let us know in the comments section below.
Oh yeah, there’s one more thing: these buses even have free Wi-Fi!