Santa Monica Airport

Cost of a sleeper bus ticket to San Francisco: $115. Not having to fly to LAX and deal with the airport: Priceless

Cost of a sleeper bus ticket to San Francisco: $115. Not having to fly to LAX and deal with the airport: Priceless

“Dive in face first,” fellow passenger Jason Mow advised me.

I was on Cabin, the start-up bus service outfitted with 24 sleeper beds instead of seats, for an overnight ride from San Francisco to Santa Monica.

Only problem: I couldn’t figure out how to get into the upper bunk I selected. Acting on Mow’s advice, I reluctantly thrust myself forward and rolled in for a perfect landing. (I’m sure there are easier ways to get into bed, but this worked for me.)

I needed to be in the Bay Area, but I had decided against flying (too frustrating) and wanted to try bus options instead. I spent $35.50 for a seat on Megabus on the way up and decided to take

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