Thursday, July 19, 2012

Greyhound Bus Lines Adds Express Service in San Jose

Greyhound's Express service has expanded into California and San Jose is one of just a few cities selected to have these new premium routes. The highlights of the new service are very few (if any) stops, guaranteed seating, free WiFi, power outlets for every seat (!), extra legroom, and leather seats. I'm not sure how this next part is possible, but trips start at $1.

The 3 Californian Greyhound Express routes are:

Los Angeles - San Jose - San Francisco
Los Angeles - Oakland - San Francisco
Los Angeles - Bakersfield - Fresno - Modesto - Stockton - Sacramento

For more info, click here!



Premium Greyhound Express(TM) Service Expands to the West Coast Starting May 2

Reserved Seats, Free Wi-Fi and Fares as Low as $1 Expands into California and Adds Routes in Texas

DALLAS, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Greyhound today announced that Greyhound Express -- the company's premium, non-stop service -- will be expanding to the West Coast starting May 2. Next month, Greyhound Express, which launched a little more than a year ago, will expand into California as well as add new routes in Texas, further building on the most recent success of its largest expansion since its inception. Today's announcement introduces 66 new city pairs and 10 new markets to the growing Greyhound Express network, which is the largest network of nearly 700 potential direct-service intercity pairs. Tickets are now on sale with every-day fares starting at $1 at mygreyhoundexpress.com.
Greyhound Express is coming to 10 new markets: Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, Stockton, Sacramento and San Antonio.
The newest Greyhound Express routes include:
Los Angeles - Oakland - San Francisco
Los Angeles - San Jose - San Francisco
Los Angeles - Bakersfield - Fresno - Modesto - Stockton - Sacramento
Dallas - Austin - San Antonio
Houston - San Antonio
Since introducing Greyhound Express in December 2010, Greyhound has expanded to nearly 70 key markets across North America and has seen an impressive 21 percent increase in overall ridership, with nearly 2.2 million customers experiencing the premium service. Aiming to introduce customers to a wholly new, better travel experience, Greyhound Express combines affordable prices with amenities usually found in more expensive travel.
"Just in time for summer travel planning, Greyhound Express is now available in five major regions of the United States. Families, students and other adventurers who have been hesitant to book travel due to high fuel prices or increased fares on other modes of transportation, can find relief knowing our affordable, premium level of service can now be found coast to coast - something our competitors simply don't offer," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. "This expansion is a direct result of customer demand and our customers have shown us that they love the value and premium amenities Greyhound Express offers."
Greyhound Express continues to be an innovative leader in the industry, providing modern, environmentally friendly buses equipped with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seats, reserved seating and extra legroom. Customers can buy their Express ticket online to take advantage of discount pricing, print their ticket at home, or pick it up at a self-service ticketing kiosk, and know a guaranteed seat is waiting for them. Additionally, Express customers can relax in private waiting areas in select locations, protected from the weather, with a dedicated guest services specialist available to provide an extra level of customer assistance. All tickets are nonrefundable.
Greyhound Express provides non-stop service between major cities, originating from Greyhound service hubs including New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Atlanta; Dallas; Calgary, Alberta and now Los Angeles. For those who need long-distance connections, stations along Greyhound Express routes allow travelers to easily connect to an established network of more than 3,800 Greyhound destinations throughout North America.
For fare and schedule information and to purchase tickets, visit mygreyhoundexpress.com.
About Greyhound
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com . For the latest news and travel deals, follow GreyhoundBus on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GreyhoundBus and "Like" us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus .
SOURCE Greyhound
Copyright (C) 2012 PR Newswire. All rights reserved 


5 comments:

  1. That bus station is one of the nastiest elements of downtown. Can't they run out of Diridon or something? It's an eyesore and frequent source of crime. And now there's a bus that cost $1. Great...

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    1. Running them out of Diridon would be the best option for sure, especially after BART comes in. Then this giant space could also be re-purposed for development.

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  2. that's great to know. surprised i didn't hear about it yet. maybe in response to Bundu Bus and CAShuttleBus.com.

    They can sell the first ticket for $1. No biggie. Long-time marketing strategy of the East Coast 'chinatown buses' -- of which the west coast ones are just an extension of.

    also buy tickets at 7-11? Hot. be nice if the city dropped some money on renovating the bus station. goodbye, Redev.

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  3. Can they at least wipe the "Jerry curl" grease off the seats!

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  4. My name is Mike Pentecost and I am the author of Bus People: 30 Days on the Road with America's Nomads.

    In researching ways to try and "get the word out" about my book, I came across this blog post. I'm hoping that my book might be of interest to the readers of this blog.

    Here's the brief description:


    In 1990, as a college freshman, I was madly in love with my high school girlfriend, although we attended different schools. I was in Lexington, KY at the University of Kentucky and she was at Wake Forest in Winston Salem, NC. I had no money and no car, but needed to see her. So, I scraped together enough money for a bus ticket. What should have been a 7 or 8 hour car ride turned into a 19 hour interminable bus adventure where I met Amish people, carnival workers and the town drunk. While my girlfriend dumped me before Halloween of our freshmen year, the memories of that bus trip stayed with me for the next two decades.

    So, in 2010, when a career change afforded me a month of free time, I purchased a "discovery pass" for $439 that allowed me to spend 30 days traveling around the country on a Greyhound. What resulted is my book: Bus People. It is full of stories that are compelling. Some are funny and uplifting. Many are sad and depressing. I wrote the book with compassion and empathy, but also with brutal honesty. I gave comment on the way Greyhound treats its customers and tried to give a voice to a group of people who often live on the margins of society.

    The link for the book on Amazon (it's available in paperback and Kindle formats) is here: http://www.amazon.com/Bus-People-Mike-Pentecost/dp/0985141506/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_1


    It has received good press in the Chicago Tribune, the Tennessean, the Reno Gazette, the Richmond Times, the Sacramento Bee, the Naperville Sun and other papers around the country. It has also received interest from the radio program This American Life, although we've yet to come up with an exact fit for their show.

    I'm attaching the review from the Chicago Tribune, but you can google me and find other articles if you'd like.

    I look forward to hearing back from you and getting your thoughts.

    Regards,
    Mike Pentecost

    www.mikepentecost.blogspot.com

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