Until NASA's jet-fueled Slip 'N Slide or laser-guided catapults become available to the public, we'll have to go with more leisurely, less radical modes of transportation. Explore the road on wheels with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a round-trip ticket from Boston to New York with World Wide Bus (up to a $40 value), departing from Alewife Terminal in Cambridge and Riverside Bus Station in Newton and arriving in New York just outside of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.
World Wide Bus elevates four-wheeled cross-country travel with customer-oriented service, plush seating, and highly trained drivers. Each 56-passenger bus comes complete with comfort-packed features, including head and foot rests, free WiFi, individual reading lights, and a 110v outlet for each seat. Regular buses embark on the 4.5-hour journey several times a day in either direction. Long-distance rollers can buy up to four Groupons and bring their theatrically inclined friends or King Kong impersonators for a night out on Times Square.
Seven Yelpers give the Cambridge location of World Wide Bus a near perfect 4.5 star average:
- Wifi, outlets, clean, on time, show your ticket on your smartphone rather than print, and a nice alternative to leave from Riverside. Reliable the two times I used it. – Loren C., Cambridge location
- In general they were fast and friendly, and the buses were clean and comfortable. – Su L., Cambridge location