Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Megabus is Megagreat

I have survived the trip to and from Chicago via the Megabus and I have to say that I would absolutely recommend taking this form of transportation. Both the bus and the clientele are decent and I felt totally safe. The bus really hauls ass; we got to Chicago in 4 hours with one stop to eat (there is a bathroom on the bus - take your hand sanitizer though). I had my own seats also (empty next to me) both to and from - excellent!

The actual bus is a double decker (which I think is WAY fun) with big seats that recline. My feet didn't even touch the floor so I would venture to say it is more comfortable and way roomier than a plane. The bus there did not have video screens, but the one back did and we watched Chicken Little and Night at the Museum. Take your headphones because you can plug in and drown out any cell phone talkers or kids.

The driver is also the luggage loader, announcer, and security on the bus. I handed her my suitcase and she responded with an enormous burp. "Whoo, chili..." was her response. I felt right at home :)

Ticket price to: $7.00, ticket price home: $28.00. Overall, great experience, totally worth it.

9 comments:

Hurley said...

I'm not really into the double decker, burping female security guard parts of life, but I'm glad you are home safe and sound.It sounds like it was an affordable trip! Was the bathroom used a lot, because that could spell disaster over 4 hours, especially the "after lunch" part of those 4 hours. Also, do you get assigned seats?

t.w.i.t. said...

I had never even heard of Megabus before, but I am totally going to use it for our next trip to Chicago. They have a bus stop here in Columbus, and it’s only $8! I’m super excited. Public transportation rules.

Your bus driver sounds like the female counterpart to Chris Farley in Billy Madison.

A. said...

I'm way intrigued. I'll definitely give this a whirl sometime.

Hurley said...

Little FF for ya, cuz I love ya. Dirty Megabus has a promo going on where if you type in WIN2008 in the promo box, you can get some tickets for free, and I already checked it out somewhat, and leaving Toledo Feb. 20th, 21st, or 22nd, and coming back from chicago on the 24th, is free both ways. I think it may be free from chicago to toledo also. And I think the wekend after that too.

Nadja said...

This is AWESOME to know. I've never heard of this Megabus! You made GOOD time getting there!!

Glad you are back safe and sound. I forgot you were going on the Megabus trip and wondered why the heck you haven't been blogging! I have a slight blog addiction, OK??

Anonymous said...

If having sex on a plane makes you a member of the mile high club, what kind of sweet club are you in if you have sex in the megabus bathroom?

Two/Dos Pretzels said...

I'd pay $35 to hear my tourguide say, "Whoa chilli..." any day.

Anonymous said...

my flight was delayed 4 hrs but i met a married women and it was sweet.

-phildo

Hurley said...

The club you would be in for having sex in the bathroom of the magabus would be the "aids-havers"