Megabus Begins Routes Out of Columbia Tuesday

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- A trip to Georgia or North Carolina just got a bit cheaper if you are willing to ride. will begin routes out of the capitol city Tuesday, offering fares as low as $1 in some cases.

"It's very exciting when we start a new city," said Sean Mueller with Megabus. "We have lots of people who want to come on the bus and we welcome that. We encourage you see the bus, you wanna come take a peek come take a look come take a see for yourself."

The green-certified, double-decker buses come with free Wi-Fi, restrooms and seatbelts.

"With Megabus all our vehicles are late model, they're all brand new vehicles, we offer power outlets in every seat," said Mueller.

Leaving from the Sumter Street Transit Station at the corner of Sumter and Laurel Streets, the buses will travel to the Georgia city of Athens and then on to Atlanta three times daily. Other buses will make a stop in North Carolina's Fayetteville before heading to Durham, also three times as day.

The Comet, Columbia's public transportation system says Megabus has purchased $2,400 in ads. The company will pick up and drop off passengers from The Comet's downtown transit station.

The sides of the buses boast fares as low as $1, but it is not guaranteed depends on when you book and fees.

"That is not a gimmick that is our marketing. All seats start at $1 when all seats go on sale on our website Seats start at $1 then they work their way up as the bus gets filled to capacity," said Mueller.

The bus that pulled up to the downtown transit station drew crowds with many checking out the new wheels, and some like Allen Dibble getting a glimpse inside.

"Like you at home almost, you can relax, very comfortable, very nice looking inside," said Dibble describing the bus.

With the addition of South Carolina, Megabus now serves 34 states. The company also operates in Washington D.C. and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.


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