Megabus and Distribusion Technologies Announce Partnership to Expand Global Online Sales
5 October 2023
BERLIN (October 5, 2023) Megabus, one of the largest bus companies in North America, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Distribusion Technologies, a global leader in ground transportation technology headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
Through this partnership, Megabus significantly expands its online sales footprint, led by Distribusion's industry-leading access to more than 150 global online travel retailers, including Google, Busbud, Wanderu, GetYourGuide, and more.
Through a robust API integration with Distribusion, Megabus can connect with the online retailers of their choice, centralising all of their online domestic and international sales efforts while relying on Distribusion to handle the entire process including search, fulfilment, and settlement.
Distribusion will power Megabus’ integration with Google (Google Maps and Google Transport), including live bus tracking. Distribusion’s high quality data and daily updating GTFS integration delivers a superior experience for passengers, optimised search result ranking, and an increased click through and conversion rate.
In addition to expanding the total number of retail sites where customers can purchase Megabus tickets, the Distribusion partnership will also extend to airport and commuter services offered by Megabus parent company, Coach USA.
"We're eager to move ahead with this exciting new partnership," said Colin Emberson, VP of Commercial for Coach USA and Megabus. "Teaming up with Distribusion will help us to reach a whole new customer base for our airport and intercity bus trips and we're thrilled to expand our digital footprint while continuing to offer the same exceptional service."
“We are very excited to partner with Megabus, a true leader in the United States bus industry,” said Thomas Doering, CEO of Distribusion. “Megabus' strong brand, extensive network and fantastic service make them a key partner for Distribusion and adds tremendous value to our global network of travel retailers and their customers. I would like to thank the Megabus team for their commitment and trust in this project."
Schedules are now available and tickets can be purchased already on several partners, with more to come in the near future.
Megabus offers city to city express bus service across North America. Since launching in 2006, Megabus has served more than 50 million customers throughout more than 500 cities. The safety of our customers is our top priority while also offering convenient, cost-effective service. Megabus is committed to providing eco-friendly travel and reducing our carbon footprint whenever possible. Our buses emit the least carbon dioxide per mile when compared to other vehicles and are seven times more energy and fuel-efficient than single-occupancy automobiles. https://www.megabus.com/
About Distribusion Technologies:
Distribusion Technologies sets the technological standard for ground transportation worldwide. Since developing the first global B2B booking API, Distribusion has positioned themselves as the industry leader, currently connecting/partnering with more than 1,000 ground transportation providers and/to more than 150 global online travel brands. Distribusion allows both carriers and retailers to access the market at scale, taking care of the online process from search to settlement. For more info, visit www.distribusion.com