Megabus Reviews | Is Megabus reliable? [2021]

Megabus Review:
In this post, I will be sharing my personal experience of traveling in Megabus. 

I traveled with my wife and 10year old kid from Memphis to Atlanta and back. 

I also found a guaranteed way to get a one-dollar ticket!! Hope this review of the Megabus will help you make a decision.

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    What is Megabus?

    Megabus is a budget bus service provider that operates in the USA, Canada & UK. Unlike Greyhound in the USA, it does not connect all the locations but has good coverage in the East US.

    Megabus Ratings:

    It's always good to know what others are saying. Here are the star ratings of a few of the independent websites.


    Is Megabus still running?

    Yes, Megabus is still running with Covid protocols in place. You will have to wear a mask throughout the journey.

    Where does the Megabus go?

    Megabus mostly covers the East part of the USA. You will not find its services in West cost.

    How to book Megabus tickets?

    You can buy Megabus tickets online from the Megabus website Select your country (US, UK, CA) and follow the simple step-by-step process.

    Megabus Cheap bus tickets are available if you book few months in advance or use the hack to get Cheapest Megabus Tickets

    Does Megabus have a low fare?- MegabusReview

    Megabus is known for its low fare, especially one-dollar tickets. Check How to get one dollar ticket on Megabus, every time!!

    When do Megabus tickets go on sale?

    You can buy Megabus tickets approx 3months in advance. Early bird gets the one-dollar tickets!!

    Can I buy Megabus tickets at the station?

    Megabus does not have its own dedicated bus station, it piggybacks on Greyhound or any other stations.

    In most places, you may find the bus stop to be near a metro station or some other public place.

    So to answer your question, "Can I buy Megabus tickets at the station"- No, you cannot. You need to either book it online or via a call center. 

    Can I change Megabus ticket time?

    Yes, you can change your ticket time by paying an additional fee. Also, it should be done at least 3 hours before the scheduled departure of the bus.

    24 hours before departure: $3
    6-8 hours before departure: $5
    3-6 hours before departure: $7.50
    $2.50 will be charged as a new reservation fee

    If you are requesting a change over the telephone instead of doing it online, an extra $7 will be charged.

    Is Megabus reliable?

    Dude, are you reading my mind? 😅 I had the exact question before I booked the tickets. I was traveling with my wife and Kid, so I had to be double sure about it.

    As always, there was mixed feedback on Megabus reviews but I went ahead and booked the tickets...after all, it was just $1 😇

    And I had a very pleasant journey, you can read the details below.

    Is there any difference in the quality of service for the cheaper tickets on Megabus?

    Not at all, except for the reserved seats, all the other seats are first come first serve basis... making a $1 ticket traveler at par with $30 or whatever is the highest cost of the ticket for that journey.

    Do you have to reserve seats on Megabus?- MegabusReview

    There is an option to reserve seats at the time of booking tickets at extra cost. These are the front seats.

    The cost of reserving is also a few $ or just ignore it if you don't want the front row seats.

    How much luggage can you take on Megabus?

    Megabus allows one check-in and one cabin luggage and it's very strict about it. If you need to carry extra luggage, book it by paying extra.

    This policy is irrespective of your ticket cost.

    What type of bus does Megabus have?| Are all Megabus double-decker?

    Megabus operates both Double Decker and single Decker based on the route.

    These are weather-controlled buses with charging points and wifi. Do not expect much from the wifi though.

    Are pets (dogs, cats) allowed on Megabus?

    No, Megabus policies do not allow dogs or cats on the bus with the exception of service animals.
    Service animals must be properly harnessed and must be in control of the passenger.

    Do Megabus have plugs?

    Yes, Megabus do have plugs for charging your electronic devices.

    Where are the power outlets on Megabus?

    This is a tricky one 😊. Power outlets are available in every alternate row in Megabus. 

    So if you are the lucky one to get a seat in the row with a power outlet on the body of the bus or at the back of the row seat in front of you, be kind enough to allow others to plug their device in there.

    Am I allowed to eat inside Megabus?

    Yes, you can eat inside Megabus. Alcohol is not allowed.

    How to push the seat back on Megabus?

    Well, do not expect too much from that push lever/button that is on the side of your seat. It may just push it back a bit, not enough for you to recline.

    To locate the lever/button, just explore at either side of your seat and you will find a small stick-like thingy which you should be able to press down/up to recline your seat.

    Is Megabus journey non-stop?- MegabusReview

    No, in fact looking at the distance covered by Megabus, it's not practically possible for a non-stop journey.

    Does Megabus have a toilet on the bus?

    Yes, there is a toilet on the lower deck of the bus.

    There are enough stops to grab a snack, take a bio break, or just stretch your legs.

    Are Megabus tickets refundable|Can you return Megabus ticket?

    At the time of writing this article, Megabus did not have the policy of refund or return but they do offer to trade in for another journey provided it's done 3 hours before the departure of the bus.

    Do I need to print out Megabus ticket?

    No need, you can flash your ticket on your mobile or any other device and that will be good enough.

    Is Megabus safe?

    Heck ya, it is safe!! I traveled in Megabus with my wife and 10year old kid many times and never did I feel unsafe. 

    The driver makes sure there is no nuisance caused inside the bus.

    Keep on reading if you are interested in knowing my experience with Megabus which will also answer some of the questions which I may have missed😊

    Megabus Phone number/customer service- MegabusReview

    You can reach out to Megabus customer service on
    1 (877) 462-6342
    Either you can connect to customer service via phone mentioned above or can go through FAQ from Megabus Help

    Is Megabus better than Greyhound?

    Megabus vs Greyhound

    I have traveled in both Megabus and Greyhound and the following are my observations:
    1. Seats are more comfortable in Megabus than Greyhound.
    2. Greyhound service is available all across the US but Megabus have limited segments.
    3. Megabus' travel time is less as compared to Greyhound because Greyhound tries to cover more areas.
    4. Greyhound has a bus stop facility but Megabus either piggyback on other operator's bus stops or does not have one.
    5. Greyhound does not have $1 tickets, Megabus does.

    Free travel is a myth, budget travel is a reality...

    and service providers like Megabus help fulfill the craving of saving money on traveling.

    Using the tool mentioned above, you can decide where to travel with a guarantee of cheap and safe travel.


    1. How to get Cheap Megabus tickets?

    To get cheap Megabus tickets, book as early as possible, check the fare finder (tool in Megabus), and adjust your travel dates as per the cheapest available tickets.

    2. How to find Megabus Fares?

    Visit the Megabus website, enter the Origin and Destinations, travel dates and click on submit button to get Megabus Fares.

    3. Who owns Megabus?

    Megabus is owned byStagecoach Group

    4. Does Megabus have wifi?

    Yes, Megabus does have wifi. It's free but do not have great expectations from it.


    I love  Megabus and it's one-dollar tickets!😍😘

    It turned out to be a very comfortable journey. I was able to take a nap for a couple of hours which would not have been possible if I was driving my car.

    Total travel time was around 7 hours, not bad...

    Fellow passengers were considerate and no one created any nuisance.

    My Verdict- Mega bus is good for single persons as well as family. It's safe, reliable and with some planning, you can get cheap tickets as well!! 👍

    Did you benefit from this Megabus review? Did it help you make your decision?   

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