Megabus Announces Expanded Service From Iowa City to Omaha

By Erica Pennington, Reporter

The first Megabus from Iowa City to Chicago makes a stop at South Dubuque St. and East Court St. on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in downtown Iowa City. Megabus is the latest bus company to offer daily service from Iowa City to Chicago and Des Moines. The low-cost bus carrier offers fares as low as $1 each way, if purchased online far enough in advance. (Chris Earl/KCRG-TV9)

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By Kara Kelly

CHICAGO, Illinois — City-to-city express bus company Megabus Bus Service has announced that the company will now be offering an Omaha route to-and-from from Iowa City beginning on August 17.

Megabus will offer two departures to Omaha from Iowa City on a daily basis. The number of trips between Iowa City, Des Moines and Chicago will also increase to four departures each day.

“The overwhelming popularity of megabus.com inspired us to expand our service reach again and we are pleased to grow farther west,” Dale Moser, President and COO of megabus.com said.

Megabus.com will offer 1,000 free seats for trips to-and-from Omaha for travel Aug. 17 through Sept. 17. Customers will need to use the promo code OMA1K when booking their tickets online.

Megabus.com, a subsidiary of Coach USA, launched in April 2006. Megabus.com offers customers environmentally-friendly buses, free Wi-Fi, power outlets and restrooms.

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