Calling all Dollar Menu lovers… or just fellow travel cheapos – the BoltBus, which recently launched $1 bus trips between Washington, D.C., and New York City, just announced that it is expanding its $1 service to Philly and Beantown as well.
Beginning April 10, the $1-each-way trips will be available between New York City and Philadelphia, and service between Boston and New York will begin two weeks later on April 24. Tickets for New York-to-Philadelphia are already on sale, and tickets for New York-to-Boston will go on sale on Monday, April 7. As part of the promotion for the new routes, tickets to and from Philadelphia on April 10-13 are $1, as are all trips to and from Boston April 24-27.
Just like the D.C.-New York trips, prices per seat will start at $1 (plus a hefty 50 cent booking fee) and go up to market value (currently about $20). BoltBus will offer six daily round-trip schedules between New York and Boston and nine between New York and Philadelphia.
The BoltBus will pick up and drop off passengers at 30th Street and Market Street in Philadelphia and stop at either 34th Street and Eighth Avenue or Canal Street and Sixth Avenue in the Big Apple. Service between New York and Boston will be at Boston’s South Station and 34th Street and Eighth Avenue in New York near Penn Station.
As I’ve mentioned before, BoltBus has free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and extra legroom. And, once you take eight trips on BoltBus, you get a free ride. If there's anything better than a $1 bus ride, it's a free bus ride.