Megabus Wins Again

A quick update on my perpetual struggle of choosing between the value of Megabus or the comfort and convenience of Amtrak to get between Philadelphia and Washington.

Yesterday, I found I needed to get to Washington as soon as possible. I was hoping for a $51 Amtrak fare (thinking Megabus would be about $20).

Nope. Amtrak was $86 for Northeast Regional and Megabus was $5. Onboard Megabus, the internet didn't work, the bus left late and arrived even later, but what the heck—with my new iPhone tethered to my laptop I can stay quite productive.

So I'm going to keep score in 2013—Megabus jumps to an early 1-0 lead over Amtrak. May the best man win.



oneeyejack January 10, 2013 at 07:47 pm

You have a love-hate relationship with Megabus.

David January 11, 2013 at 12:53 am

Why don't you ever take bolt?

@David - Crappy schedules from NYC and no service between PHL and WAS.

Thom January 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm

I love hearing about the ongoing Amtrak/ Mega debate... will be following closely.

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