Megabus Bus Stop

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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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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. :)
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmithJuly 30, 2011
    I like it. You get what you pay for. So always have a backup plan and be patient.
  • 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.
  • Emily D.
    Emily DeWanJune 24, 2011
    Boarding has improved greatly. They put up plastic chains to separate the lines, and each line is labeled.
  • 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.
  • Simone B
    Simone BAugust 5, 2011
    Be early. The lines can be ridiculously long. Step up from Chinatown. Step down from Greyhound
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Seven B.
    Seven BrownJanuary 22, 2012
    Get the table in row two... That's how I get all my work done
  • 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
  • johnpaul V.
    johnpaul Von SchuylkillOctober 22, 2011
    I'm next to the baltimore line. Best accents! Waiting for somebody to yell for McNulty!
  • DeVon G.
    DeVon GoldsmithSeptember 4, 2011
    Get there early. Buses are super fuckin cold, bring a jacket.
  • Pennsylvania T.
    Pennsylvania TurnpikeFebruary 15, 2012
    As of 02/15/2012, bus stop relocation in effect! Check Your New Bus Stops! Read more
  • Max G.
    Max GoldbergOctober 24, 2010
    Take Bolt Bus instead. Cheaper, Wifi, power outlets, AND they run on time without making you feel herded.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Shyam R.
    Shyam RadiaJuly 18, 2011
    Comfortable bus journey too and from new York but don't expect it to be on time
  • 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.
  • Liz A.
    Liz A.August 21, 2011
    Sit top floor front row. Great view, and extra room to sleep!
  • Brett T.
    Brett ThieleJuly 15, 2011
    Get there early! Seats fill up quick.
  • 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.
  • Alex C.
    Alex C.August 15, 2011
    If you need a bite before you go, try Chipotle or Five Guys on 34th
  • Kaye T.
    Kaye ThomasJanuary 21, 2012
    cant beat this for 20 bucks... I just wanna beat te snow..
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