Megabus expands to Omaha, adds routes to Chicago


August 5th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The low-fare, high-tech intercity bus service Megabus will add two daily trips to Omaha, Neb. and increase its service to Iowa City and Chicago to four round trips daily. Megabus announced its plans Thursday to add the routes beginning Aug. 17th. The service features a limited number of seats on each bus for as little as $1. It began in the Northeast in 2006 and in Des Moines 16 months ago.

Besides its low fares, Megabus’ main attraction is accommodations that include train-style seats with individual power outlets and Wi-Fi service.