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BoltBus Comes To Melville With $1 Fares

The bus line is known for its low fares and free wi-fi.

Traveling to New York City from Melville will soon get even easier, as a new bus line unveils premium, non-stop service at rock bottom prices.

BoltBus will launch new, non-stop service between Long Island and Manhattan.

The bus line offers reserved seats, free wi-fi and fares as low as $1, and is slated to roll out service on Long Island on December 10.

The new bus line will feature 14 daily round-trips between New York and Long Island. Ronkonkoma service will depart from Long Island Expressway Park and Ride at Exit 49.

In celebration of the launch, all seats on the route are priced at $1 for travel between Dec. 10 and 17.

“We are pleased to offer commuters this express route between Long Island and the East Side of midtown Manhattan,” David Hall, general manager of BoltBus, stated in a release. “With the support of local government leaders, we’re excited to provide the Long Island community a convenient, hassle-free travel option that is unmatched in value, luxury and safety while further expanding our service in New York.”

BoltBus will operate from two other locations, including the Hilton Garden Inn in Riverhead and at the Courtyard by Marriott on the LIE Express Drive South between exits 60 and 61 in Ronkokoma.

In Manhattan, service will arrive at 40th Street and 3rd Avenue, and at 59th Street and 3rd Avenue.  Service will depart in Manhattan from 40th Street and Lexington Avenue, and at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.

BoltBus tickets are available for purchase in advance either online or via smartphone at BoltBus.com or from a driver before boarding.

One-way fares start at $1, plus a booking fee. The highest fare will adjust based on market demand. The earlier a passenger purchases a ticket, the lower the fare will cost.

A ticket purchase guarantees a seat on the selected schedule and walkup tickets will be purchased at full price. All tickets are nonrefundable.

A loyalty program, Bolt Rewards, is also available to reward frequent riders with free travel. Riders who take eight trips on BoltBus are eligible for a free one-way ticket trip.

BoltBus launched in 2008, with low-cost fares between New York City, Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Peter Ticali November 28, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Hopefully this will give some price / service competition to the LIRR - the ever exponentially raising fares really need something to bring the MTA back to reality.

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