Most people are familiar with Greyhound. According to its website, Greyhound is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America.
What many don’t know is that there are some smaller companies that provide intercity bus services at a better price, with some unbelievable deals.
Recently I learned from a friend that his bus fare from Madison, Wisconsin to St. Paul cost only $5. I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it. But it’s real. I checked the company website Megabus.com, sure enough, the fare goes as low as only $5. The same route with Greyhound costs $35.
If you drive yourself, $5 won’t even cover the gas expenses, not even close.
For college students who often travel between their campuses and parent homes in Twin Cities and Madison, Wis., this is an incredible deal you shouldn’t miss. That’s why I am passing along the information.
A coworker also told me about another bus company that she uses regularly to go between St. Paul and Duluth.
Skyline Shuttle runs between St. Paul and Duluth about every 2 hours or so. From the State Capitol to Duluth, the round trip is $69. There are discounts if you book round trip on the same day, or just one way or multiple travelers, etc.