Exams are nearly over, your holiday vacation is almost here, and you're all but ready to relax and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. But, for those of us who don't hail from Montreal, one final stressor still needs to be dealt with:
How are you going to get home for the holidays?
Those of you who are actually capable of forethought probably already have a method picked out. The rest of us are stuck worrying about how we're going to get back to our families, and worrying even more about how much it's going to cost.
No matter what, you're going to have to fork out some dough to get back home for the holidays. Most bus services jack up the price around the holidays (looking at you Megabus) with a ticket adding up to an easy $50. Your wallet will take an even bigger blow if you choose to take the train or a plane, as both will cost you well above $100.
And don't even get me started on those Craiglist van services, because not only are they kinda sketch, they usually fib on the prices. I've personally booked trips that were supposed to be $25, only for the driver to ask for $40 when the trip was done, and it's not like I couldn't pay the guy, being trapped in the car with him and all.
So what's a Montreal student to do? Thankfully, a Montreal-based startup has the answer, providing a fairly cheap and super convenient means for getting out of Montreal for the holidays.
ShareTheBus, a startup all about booking buses for everything (like the name pretty much says), has a solidly sweet special this holiday season, directly geared towards students in Montreal.
Leaving straight from campus, the student special lets you ride with your friends/classmates (and not a bunch of randos) all at a far more affordable price than any other means of travel available. A bus ride to Toronto will only cost $39, and Ottawa is only $20.
Given that ShareTheBus's entire business is based on bus rides, you can rest assured they'll have everything up to standard. Plus the buses have reclining seats, a TV, outlets, and a washroom, thus making your trip a bit more enjoyable.
Plus, there are return trips already scheduled, so you can make it back before the semester starts.
To get more info on this Montreal startup's deal for students leaving Montreal for the holidays, head to ShareTheBus's Student Trips Home page here.