For those headed to New York this Thanksgiving, don’t worry about paying for a cab ride to Logan or hauling your luggage to South Station. GoToBus.com and TransportAzumah are bringing back the Cambridge, MA to New York, NY bus line. Hopefully, the third time’s the charm.
Even though the bus line won’t be in full service until the weekend of December 4, TransportAzumah is starting a preliminary run on November 25, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. So if mom and dad won’t pay for you to fly home for the holidays, grab some friends and catch either the 7 a.m., 1 p.m., or 5 p.m bus to the Big Apple and you’re well on your way to enacting your favorite Gossip Girl fantasy. You’ll be dropped off at the corner of 9th Avenue and 42nd Street, right near the Theatre District.
When the revelry comes to an end on Sunday, hop the 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., or 7:30 p.m. bus back to Harvard Square. The Cambridge stop is only a little ways away at 1 Bennett Street, which is right in front of The Charles Hotel. The Thanksgiving tickets are currently priced at $17 each way, but the regular price will be $20.
Regular bus service from Cambridge will leave at 7 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m on Fridays and Sundays, and a 7 a.m. bus is set to depart on Saturdays. New York departures will be at 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays, and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
There’s a catch though—no wi-fi. At least, not yet. According to Joel Azumah, owner of TransportAzumah, “We foresee putting in wi-fi in March or April. We want to make sure we have a group of long-term operators with us, and once they prove they’re reliable, we’ll start putting the equipment on their buses.” So, be sure to charge your iPhone or BlackBerry before the big trip.