Chicago Or MegaBust: One Man’s Tale Of Nashville To Chicago Transit On The Megabus

June 7, 2012 8:00 AM 5 comments

Our dear friend Ben Morton is headed to Chicago for the weekend to run his first half marathon (goooo Ben!) and he’s bravely decided to entrust his transportation to Megabus, the express bus service that touts fares as low as $1. Because Megabus is relatively new to the Nashville area, we thought a lot of people might be interested in hearing how Ben’s trip goes. So here are the facts: Ben purchased his ticket back in mid-March for $18.50, taxes included ($13 to Chicago, $5 back to Nashville). His bus departs at noon today and is expected to arrive in Chicago around 9:15pm. Follow along below or by tracking the Twitter hashtag #ChicagoOrMegaBust (or just follow Ben, he is great).

Take luck, Ben!

  • Capt4chris

    Can you run another story once his journey has been completed?

  • http://nashvillest.com morganlevy

    What do you  mean? Another Megabus story? Or just run a recap of his trip?

  • M4nash

    Took the megabus up to Chi a month or so ago.  He will be on a single decker bus not a double. Mine broke down in Indy for a few hours on the way back but other than that was a good experience.  I wouldn’t take it if I were on a tight time schedule. 

  • Brad

    I’ve taken the BoltBus (same idea, different company) between Philly/NYC and NYC/Baltimore.  The boarding process is hectic – can’t imagine it’s much different than boarding a long haul bus in Rio or Mumbai – but once you’re on the bus it was fine.  Really, really inexpensive if you plan ahead, aren’t in a rush and can deal with their schedule.  When we used it, BoltBus was around 75% less than Amtrak.  We didn’t have any problems with delays or bus maintenance.  The wifi was less than stellar, but that’s probably to be expected.  Good luck in Chicago!

  • David

    i approve of this blog post.

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