What are some tips for buying affordable bus tickets?


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Good ways to find affordable bus tickets are to book far in advance and to stay flexible regarding the travel date. The New York Times' Frugal Traveler blog says to book a month early and leave on a day other than Friday or Saturday to find $1 bus fares.

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Search sites such as Wanderu.com to find bus fare information and compare different rates; search far in advance to find $1 bus fares.

Some bus companies offer incentives to frequent travelers. For example, Bolt offers a free trip for every eight paid-for trips as of 2015, and Tripper offers a free trip for every four that a traveler purchases.

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