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Goodbye MegaBus: Company ends Phoenix-to-Vegas bus route after six months

Posted at 5:23 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 19:23:37-05

MegaBus is leaving the Phoenix market...again.

Six months after launching bus service between Phoenix and Las Vegas, the bus company known for advertising $1 fares, is bidding adieu to the Valley of the Sun, effective Friday.

"MegaBus has concluded a 6 month trial period of service between Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix, Glendale, and Tempe Arizona," said Sean Hughes, the director of corporate affairs for MegaBus in North America, in an emailed statement. "After reviewing the trial results, Megabus.com has chosen to leave the market."

It is the second time the transportation company has tried to make a foothold in the market, and could not.

In 2006, MegaBus shuttled people between Phoenix and Los Angeles. That ended in 2008. 

In May 2018, the company returned to the market and debuted a route between Phoenix and Las Vegas with stops in downtown Phoenix and Glendale. In July, they added a third stop in Tempe.

At the time, the company said it was "thrilled to be back and serving the people of Arizona by offering a safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly form of transportation to and from Arizona and Nevada."

It offered two daily routes between Phoenix and Vegas: one in the morning and one in the evening.

The final routes will be Friday, Nov. 30. A bus will leave Las Vegas at 7 a.m. and a bus will leave Tempe at 4:15 p.m.