Burlington Trailways partners with Megabus to expand bus service

Megabus has announced a new partnership with Burlington Trailways, based in West Burlington, Iowa.   


This partnership will allow for expanded service options for 48 cities, including trips between Chicago and 12 cities, Denver and 22 cities, Des Moines and 33 cities, Iowa City and 20 cities, Indianapolis and 22 cities, and Saint Louis and 11 cities. 

“This partnership will offer robust expansion opportunities in the Midwest,” said Colin Emberson, VP Commercial for Megabus, in a statement announcing the partnership. “Creating the opportunity for customers to travel as far west as Denver is particularly exciting.  We’re proud to be able to offer customers new convenient travel options.”   

Travel begins on March 27.

Founded in 1929, Burlington Trailways has grown into an affordable intercity bus service across the Midwest. It provides daily transportation to over 50 cities in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. 

“We’re excited about this new venture and partnership with Megabus and the travel opportunities it will bring to customers,” said Mark Moore, General Manager of Burlington Trailways. “Safety, dependability and great service are all very important to our brand and business, and we couldn’t have asked for a better company to partner with.”  

Latest collaboration by Megabus

Megabus is an intercity bus service of Coach USA/Coach Canada operating in the eastern, southern and midwestern United States and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. 

Since launching in 2006, Megabus has served more than 50 million customers throughout more than 280 cities.  

The announcement is the latest partnership for Megabus, which has announced collaborations with:

  • Louisville-based Miller Transportation and its subsidiary Hoosier Ride to provide interline scheduled route service throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
  • Springfield, Massachusetts-based Peter Pan Bus for routes connecting New York City with Hartford, Connecticut; New Haven, Connecticut; Providence, Rhode Island; Worcester, Massachusetts; and Boston.
  • Hurley, New York-based Trailways of New York to open up travel between New York and Canadian destinations.


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