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US bus ticket search engine launched

11 May

BusJunction: About Us.
BusJunction is a bus ticket search engine. We gather thousands of schedules and fares from bus carrier websites, provide the information to you in an easily searchable format, and send you directly to the carrier to make your purchase.

Previously, finding the right ticket required visiting each carrier site individually and picking through the schedules and prices by hand. BusJunction consolidates this information for you, making it easy to sort through your ticket options.

Now you can find the ticket with the best departure time or the cheapest price without a big hassle.

BusJunction was created by people who recognized the rising popularity of intercity bus travel but were frustrated by the arduous process of finding the right ticket. We hope that you find our site as useful as we do.

Coming and Going:  washingtonpost.com.

When we put in our departure and arrival cities (the District to New York) and date (next Friday), more than 60 results popped up. For a more refined search in Washington, New York and Philadelphia, we could have chosen a specific departure or arrival point, such as Dupont Circle, Chinatown or SoHo.

Sorting by price, we found a $17 one-way fare on Megabus; the highest fare was on DC2NY, $28. A green symbol indicated free WiFi; a yellow lightning bolt signified onboard power outlets. The findings also included departure and arrival addresses and links to the bus companies’ Web sites for booking. Finally, one-stop bus shopping.
The site, which launched last week, gathers low-fare bus information from a dozen major companies (Peter Pan, Bolt, Vamoose, etc.) and posts the best times and prices for a select departure. Simply put, it’s an aggregator for cheapo buses.

Gadling

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Posted by on May 11, 2009 in General, USA

 

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