I spent a year of my adult life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin being just far enough away from my family that I wanted to use an arguably awesome/evil mode of transportation for my brother to visit. It is far enough from the Twin Cities my parents didn’t want him driving, but it’s a rather expensive flight from MSP to MKE usually with a stop in Chicago.
As the title suggests, we ended up buying him very cheap tickets on “Megabus” which is a discount busing service (they run double deckers!) which goes to most major cities east of the Mississippi river. They always seem to have relatively clean buses but questionable clientele with tickets being as low as a dollar if you book far enough in advance. I am fairly excited when I can have someone else utilize their services while avoiding it myself.
Why the Megabus even came up is we have a family friend looking for a cheap way to get to Chicago and wanted to experience America in all it’s glory the cheap way which totally makes the bus the best option. The downside is the pickup and drop off points for the Megabus are usually in weird locations or under bridges (they don’t have terminals and it rains!). Their stop in Minneapolis is “Parking lot on Chicago Ave between S 3rd St and S Washington Ave ” which is somewhat descriptive until you realize the area is surround with parking lots. Conveniently, Google maps has one of the buses conveniently parked at the pickup.
If you needed to travel around the Midwest do you think trading time for money and taking the bus would work for you? Or did you vow similar to myself that after junior high school you would never step foot on a bus again?