Megabus will resume routes from Boston to New York City

The route will be available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.

A double decker Megabus prepares to depart New York City in 2009.
A double decker Megabus prepares to depart New York City in 2009. –Jennifer Taylor for The Boston Globe

Travelers can once again take a Megabus from Boston to New York City beginning Friday.

Megabus will begin limited service between Boston and New York City with reduced capacity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The company said it guarantees passengers will sit beside empty seats so they can socially distance. Capacity has also been reduced on double-deck vehicles per the CDC’s guidance to avoid groups of more than 50 people, according to the company.

The other health and safety measures implemented by the bus company include mandatory face masks when waiting in line, boarding, moving around the bus, and deboarding; recommended masks throughout the duration of the trip; disinfectant wipes placed on buses for use on high-traffic areas; hand sanitizer provided for all employees; and fresh air circulating throughout the bus when passengers are on board.

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Here is the Boston/New York schedule, which will run on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays:

Departs Boston at 4:30 p.m. — arrives in New York at 9 p.m.

Departs New York at 10:30 a.m. — arrives in Boston at 3 p.m.

Megabus said it is the first U.S. bus company to receive a safety stamp of approval from the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC). The stamp is used by travel companies worldwide who implement the health and hygiene protocols outlined by the WTTC.

Other bus companies welcoming customers back this month with health and safety measures in place include Peter Pan Bus Lines and FlixBus.


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