Best Transportation Deal

Mega Bus

If you're looking for a cheap escape from Cleveland, the Mega Bus offers mega-deals. The long-distance express bus, operating out of Tower City, will shuttle you to Chicago or Pittsburgh for a price less than your daily latte run. Fares start at $1 each way, plus a 50-cent reservation fee. For each trip, three or four $1 seats are reserved, and the remaining seats range from $9 to $27 -- still less than it costs to fill a tank of gas. To offer the cheap service, Mega Bus cuts operating expenses, including staffing and terminal maintenance (travelers pick up the bus at the street corner outside the Ritz). The buses are comfortable, and yes, they have operable bathrooms. What else do you need?