Bus companies in America were deregulated in 1982. Entry into the bus business was liberalized, state regulations about abandoning unprofitable routes were eased and price flexibility for fare was granted.
However, in the 1990s, the long-distance bus industry reshaped itself to serve different markets.
100+ bus companies are serving passengers in the United States. Information for the major bus companies operating across the U.S. is detailed below:
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Started in 1914 Greyhound is now a subsidiary of the British transportation company FirstGroup
In 2007, Scottish transport group FirstGroup acquired Greyhound. Almost immediately after, they introduced "New Greyhound", remodeling many terminals, expanding the fleet with new buses and refurbishing old buses. They also started a new advertising campaign with Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners aimed at attracting 18- to 24-year-olds and other demographics to "The New Greyhound".
It is part of Stagecoach Group, the international transport group, which offers greener smarter travel at great prices. On April 10, 2006, megabus.com, introduced its intercity bus service, provided by USA/Coach Canada and DATTCO (a non Stagecoach company, under contract). megabus has been providing discount travel services since 2006, operating throughout the eastern, southern, midwestern, and western United States and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Some megabus information :
Top quality safety as well as free mobile wi-fi services for added entertainment. Amenities: Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning and reclinable seats.
BoltBus is an intercity bus carrier that operates at low cost, non-stop and limited-stop, premium level routes in the northeast and western United States as well as British Columbia, Canada. BoltBus is owned by Greyhound Lines and uses the company's operating authority. BoltBus sells $1 tickets at random within the first few seats sold. The $1 fare is the basis for its slogan: “Bolt for a Buck”.
BoltBus offers; wireless internet access seats that have armrests, footrests, seat belts, cup holders, and restrooms. It pays attention to details, like extra legroom, and power plugs for the extra comfort.
Launched in 2004, Vamoose is a privately owned intercity bus line, located in New York City.
Tickets start at just $20, providing daily transportation between New York and suburban cities in the Washington, D.C metro area. A safe and secure bus service.
Vamoose bus company started a new luxury service called "Gold Bus" in 2010, targeting business travelers who would pay for exclusive premium services. The fare for the premium service starts at $50.
Vamoose provides all the necessary luxuries like bathrooms, wi-fi, wide leather seats, more legroom, fewer passengers per bus and friendly drivers.
To get free trips on a Vamoose bus, customers who enroll in the loyalty program can accumulate points by purchasing tickets and after reaching a threshold, redeem the points for a free ticket.
Vamoose bus tickets ➧
RedCoach provides premium bus rides in some of the major destinations in Florida, such as Orlando, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, etc.
In 2009, the introduction of RedCoach to the United States resulted from the analysis of the public transport of South America and Europe.
Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, tables for computers, and reclining seats which reaches to 140 degrees with extra legroom. You can get comfortable on the new leather seats which have footrests, onboard movies, and more.
RedCoach gives you an affordable yet exceptional experience.
RedCoach bus tickets ➧
Founded in 1919, Jefferson Lines was introduced so people could easily and safely travel in the most convenient way throughout the nation’s heartland.
It is also a member of the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, National Tour Association, and many other local visitor associations and chambers of commerce.
Jefferson Lines provides services in 13 states from North Dakota to Texas, such as Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and more. Amenities provided are included Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, reclinable seats, etc.
Covering larger cities on the east coast between New Hampshire and Washington, D.C., Peter Pan Bus is a long-distance/commuter bus carrier headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Serves 100+ communities in the Northeast corridor of the United States.
Peter Pan offers daily express services in major metro areas, such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
On most buses, Wi-Fi, power outlets on most buses, restrooms, and air conditioning is available.
Leading European intercity bus service FlixBus is heading for the States with a green business model and budget travel with high-quality standards. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles.
More than 60 million passengers on board green buses
More than 1,200 bus destinations in 26 countries
More than 200,000 daily bus connections
WIFI and 220V outlets.