Megabus has announced that starting May 3rd, the company will be increasing the frequency of its bus service through several key cities, including in Kingston during the summer months.
According to an email to customers, Coach Canada’s Montreal and Kingston service will increase to daytime hourly trips offering 16 daily departures to/from Toronto Thursdays through Mondays.
The expansion of trips means that Megabus will offer rides from Kingston to Toronto starting at 3:00 am, with its last trip departing at 9:30pm daily. It will also offer trips from Toronto to Kingston starting at 7:30am with its final trip at 11:30pm.
In addition to an expansion of service to and from Kingston, the number of departures from Toronto to Niagara Falls will be tripled during tourist season, with most trips serving the Table Rock Transit Station at Niagara Falls.
“With summertime and warmer weather upon us, we’re expecting heavy volumes of travelers in Canada,” said Colin Emberson, VP Commercial for Megabus. “The demand for travel is rapidly increasing and we’re pleased to be able to offer our customers even more options to meet their individual needs.”
Megabus says it also offer twice as many trips between Toronto, London and Western University during the week (Thursday through Monday). The service will be offered 7 days a week and run nearly hourly.
Megabus is currently one of several intercity bus operators that provide service from Kingston, including FlixBus, Rider Express, Red Arrow and Book a Ride. Some operators, like FlixBus and Rider Express, began following the demise of Greyhound Canada, which shut down all Canadian operations in 2021.
In contrast to traditional coach services, some of the newer services are opting not to stop at the John Counter Boulevard Bus Station, instead picking up passengers at strategic locations within the community, such as gas stations and locations with access to Highway 401.
Megabus Schedules are now available and tickets can be purchased today at https://ca.megabus.com/.