Monday, April 23, 2012
Greyhound to offer new premium nonstop service from Dallas to Austin
Greyhound Express is also expanding to the West Coast.
Thanks to big money and lobbying, we'll likely never get the high-speed train service that was once proposed from Dallas to Austin.
But at least we have Greyhound: The Dallas-based bus company is launching a new premium nonstop route from Dallas to Austin via its Greyhound Express service.
Greyhound Express, which first launched n December 2010, is also expanding to the West Coast starting May 2, and will add new routes in Texas.
Greyhound Express is coming to 10 new markets: Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, Stockton, Sacramento, and San Antonio.
The newest routes include:
- Los Angeles – Oakland – San Francisco
- Los Angeles – San Jose – San Francisco
- Los Angeles – Bakersfield – Fresno – Modesto – Stockton – Sacramento
- Dallas – Austin – San Antonio
- Houston – San Antonio
Since Greyhound Express was introduced, Greyhound has expanded to nearly 70 markets across North America, and is available in five major regions in the U.S. Greyhound Express provides non-stop service between major cities originating from Greyhound service hubs in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Calgary, Alberta, and now Los Angeles. The service has netted Greyhound a 21% increase in ridership. Greyhound president and CEO Dave Leach said that Greyhound Express is a good alternative for travelers put off by high fuel prices or increased fares on other modes of transportation.
To highlight the new West Coast service, tickets are on sale starting at $1 at My Greyhound Express. You get a discount with online purchase, and you can print your ticket at home or pick it up at a self-service ticket kiosk. Tickets are nonrefundable. In some locations, Express has private waiting areas and a concierge. The buses come equipped with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seats, reserved seating, and extra legroom.