You can now travel to Dallas for as little as $1.
Megabus.com, an express bus service, started a new route last week that runs three times a day from Oklahoma City to Dallas and back, with a stop in Norman. The bus route ends at 710 Davis St. in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Fares start at $1 each way if you book far enough in advance but begin to rise as the bus fills up, said Dale Moser, president and chief operating officer of Coach USA/Megabus.com. The most extreme procrastinator could pay as much as $20 or $25.
The bus will pick up and drop off Oklahoma City passengers in the parking lot at the northwest corner of N Hudson Avenue and NW 5 Street.
The Norman stop is the Lloyd Noble Center parking lot, 2900 N Jenkins.
The Oklahoma City to Dallas route takes three hours and 35 minutes, Moser said. The Norman to Dallas leg is two hours, 50 minutes.
The buses are brand-new, 81-seat double-decker coaches, Moser said. They include free Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, reclining seats, a restroom and air conditioning.
Moser said Megabus.com has sold 6,000 tickets for trips along the new route since seats became available online.
The Megabus route is part of the service's expansion into Texas and the southern United States. Moser said the company heard a “huge outcry” for service in Oklahoma.
“We've had some significant social network chatter that we've been monitoring,” he said.
Megabus.com launched in 2006 in Chicago and is based in New Jersey.