Today, for the second time in a few weeks, I had to travel to New York City for the day without much advance notice. In both cases, the “traditional” Greyhound/Trailways bus came in at $35.00 for a non-refundable round-trip ticket, less than what Megabus would have charged (and, needless to say, a lot less than Amtrak would have charged). In each case, though I booked through the Greyhound web site, I wound up on Trailways buses. Each was clean, professionally driven, and had 110 volt outlets for laptops, cell phones, etc. I’m not sure if they had wi-fi. If you’re on a budget and need to travel without much advance notice, it’s not a bad way to go.
Greyhound/Trailways beats Megabus and Amtrak