Trailways of New York is moving on after its divorce from Greyhound this spring. It’s partnering with Megabus, one of the largest bus companies in North America and a major competitor of Greyhound.
Megabus.com, part of Coach USA, offers intercity bus service across the eastern, southern and midwestern United States and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. It’s known for offering city-to-city express bus service across North America with fares as low as $1. The company recently introduced real-time tracking on buses, allowing customers to monitor their buses with live departure and arrival times.
By partnering with Trailways of New York, one of the nation’s largest and oldest intercity travel providers, Megabus will be able to connect passengers to more New York and Canadian destinations. Those increased travel options include travel from New York City to 39 cities, Albany to 82 cities, Buffalo to six cities, Lake Placid to 23 cities, Rochester to 15 cities, Syracuse to 19 cities and Toronto to six cities.
“The expansion of our network to more than 100 cities throughout New York state is an exciting opportunity for megabus.com,” said Colin Emberson, Vice President of Commercial Development for megabus.com. “We’re pleased to be able to offer our New York customers a wide array of new, convenient travel options as the holidays approach.”
Collaboration is the future
The new partnership comes nearly six months after Trailways and Greyhound ended their 25-year relationship this spring. On June 1, Greyhound canceled its contract with Trailways.com to sell interline tickets. The arrangement benefited passengers who needed to take several buses to reach a destination, allowing them to buy one ticket that included rides on Greyhound and Trailways buses. Greyhound ended the longtime arrangement less than a year after German-owned FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus USA, acquired Greyhound.
Trailways of New York is the largest and oldest intercity travel provider in New York and for select Canadian cities.
“By working collaboratively with Megabus and selling our products on megabus.com, Trailways of New York can introduce its brand and unique destinations to new customers across North America,” said Alex Berardi, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Trailways of New York and President of Trailways.com. “Partnerships like these, between two storied brands that control the end-to-end travel experience, are the future of ground transportation across North America.”
Trailways of New York (Adirondack, Pine Hill and New York Trailways) operates over 150 trips per day to more than 140 destinations in New York, New Jersey and Canada. The company is also the longest-continuously operating intercity bus carrier in the state of New York. Trailways of New York boasts safe, affordable and eco-friendly transportation.
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