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Domestic travel within USA - advise required please

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1. Posted by Ravinder50 (Budding Member, 16 posts) 21 Sep '12 10:17

Hi guys

I'm currently in the USA from the uk and have followed my dream of travelling across this great country for 9 weeks. I'm now 3 weeks in and having the time of my life.
I started off in New York and stayed in Brooklyn for two weeks. I then travelled to Philadelphia for five days and I got to Washington DC yesterday and I'm planning to stay here until Tuesday then heading to Buffalo as I want to see the Niagra falls and then Boston and then wherever else my instinct decides to take me. I will eventually finish up in San Francisco.

My query that I have is I have travelled between the three places via megabus because it is nice and cheap and I'm on a budget. The problem that I have is when I get to Buffalo I want to travel to Boston. What would be the best way to get there? I do like the megabus as it is reliable and very cheap way or getting around but unfortunately it doesn't operate from Buffalo to Boston. Thanks. Ravinder.

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1934 posts) 21 Sep '12 10:40

Why didn't you buy a Greyhound pass?

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator, 1840 posts) 21 Sep '12 16:04

Well, at this point you have about 3 choices--(1) Megabus back to NY and then Megabus up to Boston, (2) rent a car for just a day or so and drive the route. (P.S. Because the rates are so high for dropoff at a different place than where you started, you might find that renting for three days with a return to Buffalo is cheaper than the one-day charge with the drop-off charge, or (3) Go by Greyhound or Trailways bus from Buffalo to Boston.

If you plan to go on out west via bus, you might find that doing as Daawgon suggests and buying a Greyhound pass is your best bet, since then you can use it for both the trip to Boston and to go west. However, if you are going west by train or plane, then just get the one-way bus ticket to Boston.

4. Posted by Ravinder50 (Budding Member, 16 posts) 21 Sep '12 19:53

Thanks for your replies. I thought I had submitted my reply. Not sure whether I submitted it or if it has been removed.
I just looked into Greyhound and I don't think the pass will work out well for me as I'll be staying in most places for 3-4 nights and then moving on to the next destination With the pass it appears it would only benefit mainly if you're moving from place to place after a day or two to get the best value from it.
The car hire seems quite expensive as well and I won't be coming back to Buffalo or within this region so I'm afraid that is out of the equation.
Flight is something that I will consider too but I am on a budget so I think I will opt for a one way bus ticket with Greyhound. Thanks.

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