Megabus Bus Stop

(Now Closed)
Bus Line, Scenic Lookout, and Bus Station
Chelsea, New York
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  • Tim G.
    Tim GallantDecember 26, 2011
    Get there early, watch for your bus because baggage handlers do not know how to organize and will tell you to form three different lines while your bus is sitting there empty.always late
  • Andres W.
    Andres WeberJuly 16, 2011
    If you aren't leaving on a packed day try waiting as long as you can to get the tickets. They go down to 15 if you're smart about it. Or just go ghetto and fung wah since bolt is always sold out.
  • Crystal B.
    Crystal BethNovember 5, 2011
    11:10 depart time. All loaded on the bus by 11:06. Bring food and get in line early!! Also, dress for the weather!!
  • Mary M.
    Mary MeadeSeptember 15, 2011
    Arrived late. Bus not crowded. They were pleasant to me and I got right on. Have stood in line and staff was helpful then too
  • Chaz A.
    Chaz AntonelliSeptember 2, 2011
    Amtrak $80+, Bolt $35+, MegaBus $12+. Yeah, the grunts on ground staff SUCK MONKEY BALLS, but once on-board, WiFi, outlets, clean comfortable seats... Worth the aggressivation. Greyhound? Forget it
  • Rebecca E.
    Rebecca EisenbergSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There's more leg room in the bottom seats, but you can really put your feet up on top level in the very front.
  • April
    AprilJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't catch MegaBus. They have you corralled like farm animals in 110 degree weather! Not to mention you'll leave late 90% of the time
  • Kelsey
    KelseyNovember 6, 2011
    People keep complaining about the lack of accommodations. It's a bus stop for pete's sake. A cheap, convenient method of travel. You want accommodations, pay more money and take a train.
  • Craig P.
    Craig PJuly 31, 2011
    People only add tips when they're mad. MegaBus has always been on time within five minutes for me (NYC, DC, Albany)
  • Press T.
    Press The buttonMarch 25, 2012
    Had a 6:30 am bus... Left on time and had people that were very nice and helpful. Not very crowded. Hey for $5 you can't beat that kind of service.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DennisDecember 20, 2011
    WiFi tip: connect to the MegaBus network, open a browser and accept the terms. Your mobile WiFi indicator may not show you're connected to the network until you login via your browser. :)
  • Jun K.
    Jun KimOctober 15, 2011
    Believe it or not, it's only $26 for a round-trip, it could be lower as around $6~$8 for early book.
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneJuly 17, 2011
    Busses leave on time 70% of the time. Power outlets work 40%. WiFi works 10%. There's a reason Bolt tickets sell out so quickly.
  • Peter S.
    Peter Serrano-AbundantNovember 18, 2011
    The mornings are the best and never never expect to be on the bus during afternoon rush hour or you'll be an hour or two late.
  • Sara
    SaraAugust 13, 2011
    Unless the bus is packed take the seat right behind the driver. You will be more likely to to sit by yourself and get some space.
  • Emily D.
    Emily DeWanJune 24, 2011
    Boarding has improved greatly. They put up plastic chains to separate the lines, and each line is labeled.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MuseAugust 8, 2011
    Get here at least 40 minutes before (alleged) departure time...cuz the line gets really long 20 minutes before.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmithJuly 30, 2011
    I like it. You get what you pay for. So always have a backup plan and be patient.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BroOctober 21, 2011
    There are no free restrooms anywhere in the vicinity! Make sure you go before you come or be prepared to buy something in exchange for using a toilet.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WainioJanuary 16, 2012
    Biggest cluster ever. Didn't board on time. No signs for destination. My enough staff. Dave yourself the headache and anxiety and take Bolt or Greyhound.
  • Peter S.
    Peter Serrano-AbundantDecember 5, 2011
    Get a gyro from this guy! He's a cool guy and the gyros are good! Good old fashion NYC street meet!
  • BK C.
    BK CSeptember 19, 2011
    Complete sh*t show and poor organization especially beginning/ends of weekends. And line cutters, lots and lots of line cutters.
  • Linly F.
    Linly FollisJune 11, 2010
    Lining up for a bus is a clusterfuck. Absolute chaos. The bus was running about an hour behind but they loaded us in pretty quick. Once we were on the road it was good though. Outlets, wifi,& legroom!
  • Simone B
    Simone BAugust 5, 2011
    Be early. The lines can be ridiculously long. Step up from Chinatown. Step down from Greyhound
  • Richard C.
    Richard CrifasiMarch 6, 2011
    All these haters... I usually have good experiences on the Mega Bus. Going to Boston to NY or visaversa is never going to be on time, unless u take a red eye.
  • Ash R.
    Ash RogAugust 11, 2011
    Make sure to ask at least two people what line you should be standing in. Can get confusing.
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OrrJuly 5, 2011
    Buses don't leave on time and staff is disorganized. Also, bring your own food, there are no stops between DC and NYC.
  • Kayla!
    Kayla!August 4, 2011
    Had a bus leave early on me once so I missed it. So get there early, but expect to usually wait. A while.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CamandaJuly 24, 2011
    Best time to travel-130am or 330am depart. No traffic, not as many people, you're gonna sleep anyways so why waste your day in a bus?
  • Reek S.
    Reek SkeezyNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a jacket and/or umbrella cuz if u get caught in the rain it'll be a soggy ride.
  • Ed C.
    Ed COctober 22, 2011
    Getting their act together...kind of. Finally signs for different destinations and some tents (ripped) to protect from the elements
  • Joytrese G.
    Joytrese GeorgeNovember 28, 2011
    If you are morbidly obese, sweaty, and/ or perverted... You MAY wanna escort yourself outta my seat... I have previously been traumatized.
  • Madison G.
    Madison GouzieOctober 28, 2011
    The guaranteed late departure allows for a care-free extra last drink w friends. No complaints there.
  • Alex C.
    Alex C.August 15, 2011
    If you need a bite before you go, try Chipotle or Five Guys on 34th
  • Heather C.
    Heather CheneyAugust 30, 2011
    Herded like cattle...NYC to Philly and reverse has driver swaps along the Jersey Turnpike...Better hope you get a bus w/ functioning wifi and plugs!
  • johnpaul V.
    johnpaul Von SchuylkillOctober 22, 2011
    I'm next to the baltimore line. Best accents! Waiting for somebody to yell for McNulty!
  • Lori A.
    Lori AnnApril 13, 2012
    If you need to get somewhere actually on time do not take megabus. They are historically at least an hour late every time
  • Shyam R.
    Shyam RadiaJuly 18, 2011
    Comfortable bus journey too and from new York but don't expect it to be on time
  • DeVon G.
    DeVon GoldsmithSeptember 4, 2011
    Get there early. Buses are super fuckin cold, bring a jacket.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SzekerJanuary 7, 2012
    Megabus can suck on my balls. Make sure you save yourself the panic...BOLT BUS!! You'll be happy you spent the xtra $4!
  • Seven B.
    Seven BrownJanuary 22, 2012
    Get the table in row two... That's how I get all my work done
  • Max G.
    Max GoldbergOctober 24, 2010
    Take Bolt Bus instead. Cheaper, Wifi, power outlets, AND they run on time without making you feel herded.
  • Benny B.
    Benny Bang BangDecember 2, 2011
    NEVER on time. But, if you're getting me to places like Boston, Philly, and even Rochester for free, who am I to complain? And unlike greyhound, not at all grimey and ghetto
  • Brit K.
    Brit KeystoneFebruary 15, 2012
    As of 02/15/2012, bus stop relocation in effect! Check Your New Bus Stops! Read more
  • Liz A.
    Liz A.August 21, 2011
    Sit top floor front row. Great view, and extra room to sleep!
  • Tom K.
    Tom KrieglsteinAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Next time you hate on MegaBus, remember you can't even get a Happy Meal for as cheap as you are getting to Grandma's house.
  • Brett T.
    Brett ThieleJuly 15, 2011
    Get there early! Seats fill up quick.
  • Caitlin T.
    Caitlin TSeptember 25, 2011
    There are a million lines and the people just tell at you to go... Not being specific as to which line
  • brandi l.
    brandi leighJanuary 11, 2012
    It is a mess. Busses leave late and arrive late, you'll probably get to your destination a good 2 hours late.
  • Kaye T.
    Kaye ThomasJanuary 21, 2012
    cant beat this for 20 bucks... I just wanna beat te snow..
  • Nick P.
    Nick PanagakosNovember 24, 2011
    Never leaves on time. Expect to add on about 30min to your travel time.
  • Rebecca E.
    Rebecca EisenbergFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The new pickup stop for Boston and Pittsburgh is at 40th and 10th ave. don't be late!
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreFebruary 8, 2012
    Had two people try to board the bus at 11:30 on the dot for an 11:30 departure and they got left behind. Be on time.
  • Allen S.
    Allen SmithOctober 16, 2011
    The most disorganised unhelpful staff in the whole of new york
  • Kinja
    KinjaDecember 31, 2011
    Completely disorganized. Also, 1:15am bus packs in all Philly, Baltimore & DC passengers.
  • Ricky H.
    Ricky HussmannAugust 7, 2011
    Hang out at nearby Dunkin' Donuts on 31st and 9th to avoid the rain until the last possible moment.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MashiaAugust 13, 2011
    They might be disorganized but the bus usually leaves on will get left!
  • Amtrak
    AmtrakJune 20, 2011
    Save up to 25% on Northeast Regional just for booking 2 weeks early!
  • Adam W.
    Adam WishneuskyOctober 6, 2011
    They have labelled lines in a parking lot now. No more insane curbside mess
  • Michael P.
    Michael Petschek.August 7, 2011
    Goddamn this place is the least customer friendly place possible
  • Shawn W.
    Shawn WilliamsNovember 20, 2011
    Wifi is alright. Outlets! Smells good. Don't sit next to me or blare your speakers without headphones. Don't chew loudly or bring smelly food, or I will hurt you.
  • Joy S.
    Joy SianNovember 23, 2011
    Heeyyyy keep your voice down & your phone convos on cell phones to a minimum. We are on this bus together!
  • Josina W.
    Josina WilliamsJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Only take when you can't get on Bolt bus. Bolt is very prompt!
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos RodarteFebruary 26, 2011
    Upper deck, front seats make for a good view
  • Betsy H.
    Betsy HOctober 15, 2011
    Never leaves on time. Google other bus lines. Take this as your last resort
  • Benjamin L.
    Benjamin LotanSeptember 3, 2011
    Be prepared to wait in the sun or rain with NO PROTECTION, no shelter!
  • Peter S.
    Peter Serrano-AbundantDecember 2, 2011
    The lines now are along the sidewalk and not in the parking lot.
  • Craig P.
    Craig PJuly 30, 2011
    20 minutes before a 6AM departure there's already a huge line.
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngSeptember 2, 2011
    "If you come out of New York, you're gonna be late." bus driver says
  • Sean M.
    Sean McQuaideAugust 5, 2011
    Don't expect to start boarding till at least your time of departure.
  • Michael Q.
    Michael QuinnNovember 20, 2011
    Stop complaining, it's not Amtrak, it's an mfing bus!
  • Taj W.
    Taj W.December 9, 2011
    Has to be the worst mode of transportation EVER. they oversell seats and one time had a lady get on the bus and when the bus pulled off, they realized they had no more seating for her!
  • B T.
    B ThomasDecember 10, 2011
    If you can, take the Bolt Bus instead.
  • Basic B.
    Basic BlackJuly 7, 2011
    They pack you in like cattle going to pasture! Read more
  • Shawn W.
    Shawn WilliamsNovember 20, 2011
    Much nicer than Eastern Bus!
  • Kim S.
    Kim SSeptember 25, 2011
    Left on time, no problems. I'd take this bus again
  • Jack M.
    Jack McNamaraDecember 4, 2011
    It's like waiting for bread in the Soviet Union
  • Bronwyn N.
    Bronwyn NoelleOctober 16, 2011
    Ugh. Bolt is much better. It's like social hour on this Megabus. And it's 9:30 am on a Sunday!
  • Urbane Development
    Urbane DevelopmentAugust 5, 2011
    Take Boltbus. Guaranteed sh*tshow everytime.
  • Cher A.
    Cher ArmstrongNovember 19, 2011
    Woooowwwww not a lot of ppl go to Albany lol. And damn outlets not workin ]=
  • Tim S.
    Tim SheaAugust 22, 2011
    Feel like cattle ... No information what so ever
    COUTUREBOYAugust 26, 2011
    Pretty chill crowd. On time.
  • Kristen T.
    Kristen TubigOctober 15, 2010
    Horrible customer service for the ppl who work outside. There are no indications on where to stand and for what trip, and the ppl that work here act like you're bothering them when u ask a question!!!
  • Keith L.
    Keith LamDecember 13, 2011
    Boarded the bus near 33
  • Asewe O.
    Asewe O.September 18, 2011
    Go with Bolt!
  • Earl G.
    Earl Gray IIIMay 16, 2011
    MegaBus rules, I use it frequently. Read more
  • Anna F.
    Anna FernandoNovember 23, 2011
    Needs an overhead. Just stood in the rain for almost 2 hours.
  • Lucy W.
    Lucy WuJuly 1, 2011
    Expect to leave late and be waiting outside to get on the bus.
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke StarNovember 23, 2011
    Disaster!! Waited over an hour in the cold rain and no one could even say when or where the bus was!! $17 not worth the drama!
  • Allie G.
    Allie GriffinJanuary 28, 2012
    It was on time for me!!!!
  • Jack M.
    Jack McNamaraDecember 4, 2011
    MegaBus: COME ON.
  • Ed C.
    Ed CJanuary 14, 2012
    Stay away. As of January the loading / waiting area is closed so it's even more of a fiasco than it used to be
  • Ginger
    GingerDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Parking lot GONE! CURBSIDE!
  • Pierre H.
    Pierre HylandOctober 1, 2011
    Beware of the fox lady
  • Douglas C.
    Douglas ClearyNovember 1, 2010
    When in doubt, take the Bolt.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LinNovember 23, 2011
    Throbbing madness
  • Yivan B.
    Yivan Bell-SitchAugust 12, 2011
    Also, not sure how people can really be complaining when a bus ride costs next to nothing
  • Shyam R.
    Shyam RadiaJuly 18, 2011
    Never ever on time. Arrived really early but bus was an hour late.
  • robin m.
    robin monheitSeptember 16, 2011
    Bolt is better!
  • Charlie B.
    Charlie BaltimoreOctober 18, 2010
    I like the BoltBus better
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