BoltBus Comes To Riverhead With $1 Fares

The bus line is famous for its low fares and free wi-fi.

Traveling to New York City from Riverhead will soon get even easier, as a new bus lin unveils premium, non-stop service at rock bottom prices.

BoltBus, famous for its low fares between such locations as New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia, will launch new, non-stop service between Long Island and Manhattan.

BoltBus, which offers reserved seats, free wi-fi, and fares as low as $1, is set to commence service on Long Island on Dec. 10.

The new bus line will feature 14 daily round-trips between New York and Long Island.

Tickets are now available for purchase by clicking here. And, to celebrate the launch, all seats on the route are priced at $1 for travel between Dec. 10-17.

“We are pleased to offer commuters this express route between Long Island and the East Side of midtown Manhattan,” David Hall, general manager of BoltBus, said. “With the support of local government leaders, we’re excited to provide the Long Island community a convenient, hassle-free travel option that is unmatched in value, luxury and safety while further expanding our service in New York.”

BoltBus will operate from three Long Island locations including the Hilton Garden Inn in Riverhead, in Ronkonkoma at the Courtyard Marriot, and at the Long Island Expressway park and ride at Exit 49.

The Ronkonkoma location includes a heated waiting room near the boarding area.

In Manhattan, service will arrive at 40th Street and 3rd Avenue, and at 59th Street and 3rd Avenue.  Service will depart in Manhattan from 40th Street and Lexington Avenue, and at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.

BoltBus tickets are available for purchase in advance either online or via smartphone at BoltBus.com or from a driver before boarding.

One-way fares start at $1, plus a booking fee. The highest fare will adjust based on market demand. The earlier a passenger purchases a ticket, the lower the fare will cost.

A ticket purchase guarantees a seat on the selected schedule and walkup tickets will be purchased at full price. All tickets are nonrefundable.

A loyalty program, Bolt Rewards, is also available to reward frequent riders with free travel. Riders who take eight trips on BoltBus are eligible for a free one-way ticket trip.

Since its launch in March, 2008, BoltBus has become well known for its low-cost fares between destinations including New York City, Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Jennifer Friebely December 12, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I don't see the "14 round trips"...just three so far each day. The trip I wanted was already sold out -- a weekend trip. Might be tough for commuters to catch the last eastbound "Bolt" if they work past 5pm...which most people do. Nonetheless, a refreshing addition to the bus mix -- let's see if they move into the Hamptons market and bring down the prices there.
george proios February 15, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Extremely poor customer srevice!! Parking lot in Ronkonkoma still hasn't been plowed (Feb 13), steps to waiting room full of snow, and no responses to emails (goes to a webmaster so that should tell you something) and no returns from messages left for supposed managers (Jim Auston and manager David Hall)
Ken Allan February 15, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Their Customer Service is Horrific to say the least. Someone gave me vouchers to use on the Bolt Bus as a present. No one at their off shore call center (it's in Columbia, South America) knew how to use these vouchers, and the extremely rude and indifferent "customer service" people at an office in Texas offered no help. No to mention that the Riverhead service is VERY limited. That said, east enders will not tolerate such poor customer service. The Hampton Jitney has NOTHING to worry about. I would strongly suggest that the Hampton Luxury Liner/Classic Coach sever any ties with Bolt Bus, as Bolt will kill their reputations.
george proios February 16, 2013 at 01:38 AM
A new update to my previous complaint. A management official from Texas called me personnaly to tell my he was addressing the problem. The usual lot Bolt used was not paved and created problems for the plows, so they have made arrangements to use the main entrance to the Marriott for dropoffs and pickups. The manager at the Marriott is even offering coffee for the passangers in his waiting room. So I have to say, customer service is great!
Brian Kelly March 10, 2013 at 10:38 PM
My wife and daughter just took this bus to and from Manhattan! Very nice and considerably less than the Jitney! And a rewards program. Hampton Jitney look out!!


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