Earlier in the week I took a trip with Megabus for the first time in a few years. I took the bus from NYC to Philadelphia on a quick trip. I was looking forward to the trip and curious to find out how Megabus’ service would be.
Here is a review of my experience.
|Line up here|
Our bus was set to leave at 9:15am so we arrived about 20 minutes early. The meeting point was very busy. Lots of people were showing up for Megabus rides going to various locations. Megabus had signs along the street with the name of the city you were heading to which made things easy to figure out. Most people looked for the corresponding sign while a few others would ask Megabus staff where to go. Overall things seemed organized and people lined up in an orderly fashion.
According to their website, Megabus asks everyone to show up 15 minutes prior to departure. When our bus had not shown up by around 9:10 I figured we would be leaving late. However, the bus showed up about two minutes later and our bus was loaded up and on it’s way- only three minutes behind schedule. I was pretty impressed how fast we got moving.
Lucky for us the bus was not crowded. Everyone could have their own row (two seats) or more if needed. My brother and I sat in opposite rows. If we didn’t have our own seats, I am not sure where we would’ve put our coats and bags since there wasn’t any overhead space for storage.
|Lots of Space|