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Getting Ready For A Quick Trip to Philly

a man jumping in the air in front of a restaurant
Jumping by Geno’s Steaks

When Megabus announced that they were giving away 200,000 Free Seats back in December I decided to book seats for my brother and I to Philadelphia. Kim wasn’t off work when I was looking to go so I figured that I’d sneak away for a quick trip.

Our free seats cost $.50 round trip to go from NYC to Philly! (Megabus charges a $.50 reservation fee for all reservations.) Talk about an amazing deal! Not included in our price is taking the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan which costs $2.25 per person each way.

Just for fun I decided to try pricing our Megabus itinerary last night. If we were to book our seats for the exact same time & date it would cost $36.50. This still sounds extremely reasonable when you think about what gas and tolls cost these days.

I haven’t used Megabus in about 2 or 3 years and am actually looking forward to the ride. I’m curious to see how comfortable the bus is and how well the wifi works. I’ll get to find out when my bus leaves in a few hours.

We’ll have about 27 hours in Philadelphia. I’ve been there many times, the last time being about 2 years ago. We have some ideas of things to do but nothing definite. I think we’ll just see how the day goes and wing it.

Make sure to check back for a recap of my time in Philly later in the week!

If you’re interested in traveling by bus, check out the Megabus site HERE.