Megabus Returns to California with New Routes Ahead of Summer Travel Rush

Megabus service will resume in California's major cities from May 15, offering daily trips between Anaheim, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Fresno, San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento.

Pack your bags and hop on board, because Megabus is back in California! After being discontinued in the 2010s, the popular discount bus company is set to offer three daily trips between several major cities in California starting from May 15. This comes just in time for the expected increase in demand for travel as summer approaches.

Megabus’ new California routes will connect Anaheim, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Fresno, San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento. With a one-way ticket for one person from Sacramento to Los Angeles selling for $69.99 on the first day of California service, travelers can take advantage of Megabus’ low fares and enjoy a comfortable journey in a motorcoach with reclining seats, power outlets, and wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

While Megabus is known for offering $1 seats on each route, travelers are advised to book their seats months in advance in order to score the lowest fare, as prices increase as the departure date approaches and more seats on the bus are sold. Trips longer than five hours will make one stop at a rest area with restrooms and food, but passengers are encouraged to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

Since launching in 2006, Megabus has served more than 50 million customers throughout more than 500 cities across North America. Colin Emberson, VP Commercial for Megabus, said in a statement that “our customers have eagerly been awaiting our return and we’re happy to be able to provide a new network of travel options just in time for the summer rush.”