New York Times Frugal Traveler Matt Gross declared that one of his 2010 New Year's travel resolutions is it to ride more of them. Peter Greenberg wrote that they're a much better way to get around in the United States than trains.
Buses--they're all the rage.
They have always been the cheapest way to travel, but now they're even becoming comfortable. Greyhound just introduced new buses with wi-fi, electric outlets, and plush reclining seats providing tons of legroom. The buses are traveling along the I-95 corridor between NYC and Boston, D.C. and Boston, D.C. and NYC, D.C. and Montreal.
These new buses are also more fuel-efficient and generates nearly 3 times less carbon dioxide per passenger, per mile, than a hybrid vehicle.
Other options along the East Coast corridor include BoltBus, MegaBus, and LimoLiner.
Between Southern California and Las Vegas, you can take Orange Belt Stages, and in the Pacific Northwest, a service called Northwest Trailways travels between cities in Washington and Idaho.
Busjunction.com can help you locate bus services throughout the country.