Megabus.com adds 3 daily runs from New Orleans

Megabus.com, the express bus company with fares from $1, has expanded into Mississippi and created three additional routes to and from New Orleans.

The company said Tuesday that New Orleans residents can now travel directly to Memphis, and Jackson and Oxford, Miss., from New Orleans.

Mike Alvich, a company spokesman, said Megabus.com has become the travel option for more than 30 million people since launching in April 2006. He said its buses offer customers the ability to recline, rest, sleep or entertain themselves with free Wi-Fi. He said each seat is equipped with a power outlet.

Although the $1 fares go quickly, Alvich said those who book early and those who travel on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday often secure the best fares.