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515.224.1086 adds three daily arrivals/departures to/from Baton Rouge

• Service begins September 9
• Tickets from $1 can be purchased on today
• Travel Baton Rouge to Houston in less than five hours/New Orleans in less than two hours

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 4, 2013) -, the popular city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, announced today it will begin daily service to/from Baton Rouge, La. Service begins September 9 and tickets can be purchased at today.

Baton Rouge residents will soon be able to travel direct to Houston and New Orleans from the arrival/departure location at 224 Florida Street, between 3rd Street and Lafayette Street. There will be three daily direct routes to/from Baton Rouge, with customers able to travel to/from Houston in less than five hours, and to/from New Orleans in less than two hours.

"Because of increased demand in the South, we're excited to announce express service to/from Baton Rouge," said Mike Alvich,'s Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. "This new expansion provides a link for the many Baton Rouge residents to connect to friends, family and events in two major destinations to the east and west and connections to other parts of the country."

"With gas prices continually rising, Baton Rouge residents are looking for ways to stretch their dollars even further," added Alvich. "The cost of travel shouldn't be a barrier to visiting the people and places that matter most."

Fares start as low as $1 every day and increase gradually as the traveling date gets closer. Customers are encouraged to book early to secure $1 fares. "The $1 fares go quickly, but there are many other great fares available if you book early," said Alvich. "Traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays is another great way Baton Rouge customers and all travelers can secure the best fares."

"We welcome's express service to the Baton Rouge Area," said Adam Knapp, President and CEO at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC). "We recognize a strong demand for transportation options connecting Baton Rouge to New Orleans and beyond, and it is great to see a company with a unique service model moving into this space. We look forward to seeing succeed."

"With the express service to and from Downtown Baton Rouge to Downtown New Orleans and Downtown Houston, strengthens the economic connectivity between these great cities of the Gulf Coast corridor," said Davis Rhorer, Executive Director of the Downtown Development District.

"Because of its convenient location for staging at the corner of Florida St and Third St, passengers will be able to easily walk to all of the attractions, businesses, and hotels in Downtown Baton Rouge, as well as catch the First Transit shuttle to LSU and CATS transit services. In addition, we are identifying areas to station taxis for arriving visitors to access other parts of the city.", a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006 and is one of the largest city-to-city express bus service providers in North America. In addition to affordable fares, offers customers state-of-the-art, green-certified double-decker buses with free Wi-Fi, restrooms and are wheelchair accessible.

Visit for additional information about the service, schedules, arrival and departure times and fares.

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ABOUT MEGABUS.COM is one of the largest privately funded providers of city-to-city express bus transportation and serves approximately 100 cities in North America, including routes operated by other Coach USA subsidiaries. is the first express bus line to offer high-quality travel for as low as $1 via the Internet. operates service from 13 hubs in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Texas Triangle (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio), Washington D.C. and Toronto - creating more than 1,000 new, professional jobs. Visit for a complete list of cities served.

Service for operates daily. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes. Each year carries nine million customers safely on more than 200,000 trips using the most modern fleet of double-decker buses on this continent. Since its launch on April 10, 2006, has served more than 29 million travelers. For the latest news and travel deals, follow on Twitter at @megabus and Like us on Facebook at is a subsidiary of Coach USA, one of the largest transportation companies in North America, and maintains the highest safety compliance rating (Satisfactory) from the US Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA owns and operates 30 local companies in North America, some that have been in business for more than 70 years, which operate scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters and sightseeing tours.

Additional safety information can be found in the video here:

247 Florida Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801(225) 389-5520 TEL(225) 389-5523 FAX

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