BoltBus has expanded to the Fresno market.

published on October 13, 2017 - 12:57 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

A new bus line that promotes fares as low as $1 will begin service in Fresno next week, with direct routes to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

BoltBus, which was formed on the East Coast in 2008 and owned by Greyhound Lines, is expanding service to Fresno beginning Oct. 19. It will offer 28 departures each week to destinations including San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco. Additional routes will include round trips to Los Angeles and Hollywood, according to a news release.

Billed as a premium line, BoltBus vehicles include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seats and extra legroom. The buses also feature an “infotainment” system that is free for passenger’s Wi-Fi enabled devices that include movies, television shows, news updates and games.

BoltBus will operate in Fresno at 5275 W. Shaw Ave., from a Carl’s Jr. parking lot just east of Highway 99.

“We are excited to expand BoltBus in California with our new Fresno location,” said David Hall, general manager, BoltBus. “We know that California offers exciting travel opportunities with amazing scenery and so much to discover, so we wanted to offer more travelers our premium on-board experience as they continue to explore and commute throughout the West Coast.”

A search of the BoltBus website displays fares from $12-14 for morning and evening departures from Fresno to the Bay Area and Southern California destinations.

BoltBus uses the slogan “Bolt for a Buck” for a special promotion where every schedule includes at least one ticket sold for $1. The ticket is sold at random, and is generally within the first handful of seats sold. BoltBus recommends riders book their tickets early to increase the odds of buying a $1 ticket.

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