Busbud, a global ground transportation booking platform, and Megabus, one of the largest bus companies in North America, have announced a partnership to increase access to bus travel throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Travelers now will be able to use the Busbud booking platform to buy tickets to the more than 500 cities served by Megabus. This includes Megabus’ most popular routes, such as Houston to San Antonio, Atlanta to Charlotte, Washington to Baltimore, and Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, among many others.
“We are delighted to welcome Megabus to Busbud,” says Christine Petersen, CEO of Busbud.com. “This partnership expands our worldwide network of ground partners expanding sustainable travel options for travelers around the world.”
The global mobility group operates a marketplace where travelers can book intercity bus and train tickets on over 3 million routes in 80-plus countries. The company also offers vertical B2B software that powers the business of ground travel operators.
“We are excited to expand access to our routes through our partnership with Busbud,” says Colin Emberson, vice president of commercial for Megabus. “This partnership will allow us to offer our customers another avenue to purchase their bus tickets.”
Since launching in 2006, Megabus has served more than 50 million customers and more than 500 cities. The ground transportation company puts a priority on providing eco-friendly travel and reducing carbon footprints.
Traveling by bus is not only a more affordable option for travelers but also significantly more eco-friendly. A recent analysis comparing bus and air travel by Busbud found that many popular ground routes reduced each traveler’s carbon footprint by at least 80% when compared to flying. In addition, travelers can often save more than 90% when compared to flying.