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Megabus departs from Los Angeles

Passengers prepare to depart from Union Station in Los Angeles. Megabus, a subsidiary of Coach USA, will carry passengers from L.A. to San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Las Vegas, San Diego and Phoenix. (Jen Leo / For the Times)
Passengers board a Megabus preparing to depart for its maiden trip from Los Angeles. (Jen Leo / For the Times)
Travelers line up hoping to get a prime seat aboard a Megabus. A few seats on each bus will sell for $1 to customers who book the furthest in advance. (Jen Leo / For the Times)
Megabus will follow routes served by airlines and Greyhound buses and as well as those traveled by motorists. (Jen Leo / For the Times)