USA Greyhound has begun offering premium service in Tampa and other parts of Florida, starting January 18.
The Greyhound Express service, which was launched a year ago, now offers routes from its Atlanta hub to Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. It has also added an Express stop in Fayetteville, N.C.
Since the launch of Greyhound Express in December 2010, Greyhound has seen a 20% increase in overall ridership, with more than 1.1m customers trying the premium service.
“As the industry leader, we are committed to providing a new class of service to our customers – as such, we created Greyhound Express to offer a more premium service and new amenities,” says Dave Leach, president and CEO of Greyhound Lines, Inc. “Driven by overwhelming customer demand, we have effectively expanded the offering to 45 key markets across North America in the course of just one year.”
He added: “The introduction of Greyhound Express to key Florida destinations now provides our loyal customers with a comfortable and convenient premium experience along the entire East Coast, from Boston to Miami.”
The service provides customers with reserved seating, power outlets for laptop computers and extra legroom for greater comfort. Customers can buy their Express tickets online to receive discount pricing.
Greyhound Express buses also offer free Wi-Fi access, which means travellers can use their apps, play online games and research their destinations throughout their bus journeys.