The Megabus is a low cost bus system here in the US/Canada and UK. The rates are pretty resonable. My favorite part is that reservations can only be made online or on the phone. This tends to limit the number of sketchy characters climbing aboard. The other cool aspect is the direct service. No stops along the way to pick people up.
The ticket price from San Francisco to Los Angeles was $27. The total trip time was like 6.5 hours with 1 stop along Interstate 5. I made the reservation the night before. Now a plane ticket is only about 20 bucks more, but you must book 2 weeks in advance. I'd pay the extra to fly any day but if you don't have that 2 week advance then the bus might be an option.
I climbed on the bus at 11:45pm. It was packed! Mostly all younger to mid-aged people. The bus got under way, i drank some cough syrup and the next thing you know its morning time and I'm in LA. Very easy!
Anyone else ride it?
EDIT: Here's the FAQ
Modified by MattyDVR6 at 7:20 AM 8-7-2008