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D.C. to NYC for $1

BoltBus

Too good to be true? I'll let you know, but it looks like the new BoltBus service, which starts making daily runs between the District (11th and G) and two stops in Manhattan (33rd and 7th, Canal and 6th) this month, will regularly offer tickets starting at a buck, plus a 50-cent fee. I just bought two roundtrip tickets for $5.

Prices go up as the buses get full—and more people catch on. According to Washington Biz Journal, tickets will more typically fall within the $30-$40 rage. That's comparable to Greyhound, which owns the service. The difference between the parent and the child companies?

1. WiFi accessibility

2. Less of a pee smell until the buses are broken in

3. Frequent rider program: Take eight trips, the 9th is supposedly free, with no blackout dates or restrictions

4. Hello? Tickets for a buck

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