• Megabus.com daily, express bus service expands West Coast service to/from Anaheim with four to five daily arrivals and departures
• Travel Anaheim to Bay Area in 8-9 hours, depending upon destination
• Families can travel seamlessly to/from Disneyland local hotels and attractions
• Expansion to bring in more than 40,000 travelers annually; with economic impact of more than $3 million/year
• Service begins December 6
• Tickets from $1 can be purchased on megabus.com today; service begins December 6
ANAHEIM, Calif. (November 19, 2014) – Anaheim residents have a new affordable travel option beginning December 6.
Megabus.com, the popular city-to-city, express bus company, announced today it will begin daily service to/from Anaheim. Tickets starting at $1 can be purchased at www.megabus.com today.
Daily service will operate from the new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) at 2626 E. Katella Avenue, south of the Honda Center. The megabus.com arrival/departure location is at Bus Bay 11. The new facility offers waiting customers a variety of transit, dining, retail and entertainment options and access to local and public transportation for Disneyland Resort and other hotels and points of interest.
“This expansion provides Orange County residents the convenience of an additional arrival/departure location in and out of the metro area,” said Mike Alvich, megabus.com’s Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations.
Anaheim residents can travel directly to/from Anaheim on four to five daily trips on the following routes:
• Anaheim-San Jose, Calif. (scheduled trip time is seven hours, 40 minutes)
• Anaheim-Oakland (scheduled trip time is eight hours, 15 minutes)
• Anaheim-San Francisco (scheduled trip time is eight hours, 30 minutes)
Fares start as low as $1 every day and increase as the traveling date gets closer. Customers are encouraged to book early to secure the $1 fares. Checking alternate dates and times of travel can help megabus.com customers secure the best fares.
The new routes will have Reserved Seating availability, allowing customers to choose from 10 of the most popular seats. By purchasing adjoining reserved seats, friends and family members are guaranteed to sit next to each other.
“Reserved Seating allows our customers to pre-book the best seats with panoramic views or table spaces, providing Anaheim customers a truly unique travel experience,” said Alvich.
The number of customers using megabus.com’s expanding network has increased more than 14.5 percent during the last year as the company continues to set the standard for modern bus travel. The Anaheim expansion will make it possible for more than 40,000 travelers to visit the area during the first year of service, with a local economic impact of more than $3 million annually.
“We are excited to offer visitors to the Anaheim, Orange County area more ways to access our destination,” said Jay Burress, President and CEO with Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. “Megabus.com offers state-of-the art transportation and is a great addition to the new ARTIC transportation hub. Anaheim now offers multiple ways for people to experience excellent transportation and all that the Anaheim area has to offer our guests.”
Anaheim will become the eighth city added in California by megabus.com since starting service in December 2012, with California customers able to travel on select routes between: Burbank, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Riverside. Megabus.com also serves Las Vegas and Reno/Sparks, Nevada. In total, megabus.com carries more than 10 million customers per year between more than 120 cities in North America and has surpassed 40 million customers served since 2006.
Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and is one of the largest city-to-city express bus service providers in North America. In addition to affordable fares, megabus.com offers customers state-of-the-art, green-certified double-decker buses with free Wi-Fi, restrooms and are wheelchair accessible.
Visit www.megabus.com for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.
Megabus.com high-resolution photos and broadcast-quality video for download:
B-ROLL VIDEO: Link to video of buses in Los Angeles/San Francisco/Las Vegas: http://bit.ly/1sGTBtf
Megabus.com, one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation, maintains the highest (Satisfactory) safety compliance rating with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX), an independent safety rating organization that provides safety ratings of more than 300,000 passenger and freight carriers, announced in January 2014 that all megabus.com carriers are TSX-approved. Megabus.com is the first passenger carrier group to achieve TSX approval, demonstrating the most stringent safety standards in the industry.
Megabus.com operates service to/from more than 120 major cities in North America from 23 hubs in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Gainesville, Los Angeles, Memphis, Mobile, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Francisco, St. Louis, Texas Triangle (Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio), Washington, D.C. and Toronto – creating more than 1,000 new, professional jobs during the past eight years.
Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served more than 40 million customers.
Service for megabus.com operates daily. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes.
* Watch the video here for safety information.
Megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA, one of the largest transportation companies in North America. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates a family of 25 local companies in North America, some that have been in business for more than 75 years, which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, airport transportation services, charters and sightseeing tours.
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Located in the City of Anaheim between Honda Center and Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) is the premier transportation hub in Southern California offering a unique variety of transit, dining, retail and entertainment options in one convenient location. ARTIC is an iconic, LEED Platinum design hub that brings together the services of OCTA, Metrolink, Amtrak, Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART), shuttles, taxis, bikes, tour and charter buses, and other public/private transportation providers. The 67,000 square foot hub, managed and leased by Lincoln Property Company, benefits residents, local businesses, commuters and visitors by offering increased mobility and convenient access to renowned attractions throughout Anaheim and Southern California. In addition to providing expanded public transportation options, ARTIC is a destination for all that offers amenities like transit-oriented retail, specialty dining, Wi-Fi and charging stations, parking, bike racks and lockers, as well as community space for the public. Enjoy your commute with free Books on the GO!, a self-service book vending station and ‘hot spot’ for digital books from Anaheim Public Libraries. ARTIC is also ‘Buy America Compliant’, meaning the building materials are proudly manufactured in the United States. ARTIC will open to the public on December 13, 2014 – Let’s Go! For more information about ARTIC, visit www.articinfo.com or follow us at ‘ARTICAnaheim’ on Facebook and Twitter.