Budget Tips, Travel Advice

All Aboard the Chinese Express!

October 7, 2009 • By

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The Chinese Express

There is an established population who have no desire to fly the friendly skies or to go all aboard Amtrak. For those people who prefer a strictly tire to asphalt experience, there are great opportunities to travel (within limited boundaries) from point A to B. For the past decade, low cost Chinese bus companies have tapped into the needs of an under served community that  can appreciate the value of a good deal, by offering routes previously monopolized by Greyhound and Trailways.  The Fung Wah bus company spearheaded this revolution by providing a route between one Chinatown to another for their Asian patrons. Soon, due to the low fares that were offered, the China Express became popular to non-Chinese patrons.

Price

Today, this network expands from New York City to Atlanta on the east coast to San Francisco to Las Vegas on the west coast. Typical fares range from $10.00 to $20.00 each way.  It’s not unusual to find even cheaper fares by using codes which are prominently displayed on the company’s website. The very popular Megabus is offering 100,00 free seats -( with a 50 cent booking fee) – for trips taken between January 6 and March 20, 2010. Use GETAWAY promotional code to take advantage of this offer.

Comfort

Aside from the price, why should you bother to use the chinese express?  Well, you can expect a degree of comfort with their reclining chairs, reading lights, tv screens and an on-board restroom.   Megabus offers free wi-fi on their buses, so you get to access the internet AND ride to and from your destination for less than the price of a cup of  Starbucks!    If you have a short distance to travel, it only makes sense to take advantage of the exceptional prices that this form of transportation offers.  Be sure to check out Bus Junction for an up-to-the-minute search engine for cheap bus tickets.

Happy Trails!

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