How Do You Get Megabus Tickets for $1?


Quick Answer

To get Megabus's $1-fare tickets, you must book as early as possible. The further in advance of traveling that you can book the ticket, the better your chances of getting the low fare. Also note that each online ticket purchased comes with a $1.50 booking fee, as of 2015.

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How Do You Get Megabus Tickets for $1?
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Full Answer

Megabus offers its $1 fares for only a few seats on each bus. Once they have been purchased, fare prices rise immediately, typically more than once toward prices upwards of $20. Since the availability of the limited $1 fares depends on the number of people that book them, there is not a set time frame for these early bird fares. To increase your chances of getting a $1 fare, check the Megabus website's fare calendar to see how far in advance one can purchase tickets. If the maximum advance booking time is, for example, six months, choose a travel date as close to six months in the future as possible, as more $1 fares may remain available.

Also note that while Megabus does allow customers to purchase tickets via phone, this services comes with a $5 fee. Consequently, online booking, despite having its own $1.50 booking fee, remains the lowest cost purchasing method for those looking to get a $1 fare.

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