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What we do is the leading go-to website for booking inter-city bus ticket online. Our booking system allows travelers to search and book bus tickets for over a hundred bus companies throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. GotoBus brings travelers the possibility to shop for the best price and to find the most convenient pick-up/drop-off locations for over 3,000 bus schedules.

We have developed an in-house, customized mobile website and mobile app which help travelers to book bus tickets anywhere and anytime. We believe making travel plans should be simple and fast, so we work hard to make sure our customers can book bus tickets on-the-go, even minutes before boarding the bus.

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Who we are

Our team of technology enthusiasts is passionate about providing the most easy-to-use website for booking bus tickets online. At GotoBus, we love innovation, and we are committed to continuously making things better and more accessible. We are motivated to be the one-stop-shop for bus ticketing travel needs.

Our founder

Xiangping Chen, aka Jimmy Chen, founded IvyMedia Corporation aka in the summer of 2000. Before founding IvyMedia Corporation/, he held various software development and management positions at PTC and SolidWorks. He was quite active in computer science research and his publications were well received in the Computer Aided Design research community.

Chen has a Ph.D. from Computer Science at Purdue University; as well as a Master's and Bachelor's Degree from Zhejiang University.

Company History was officially launched in spring of 2002, to replace The main focus was to market and offer online bus ticketing services for bus companies running inter-city bus services.

Historically, bus travelers had to check schedules and book tickets from each individual carrier (if they even had a website). focused all its technology efforts on a previously untouched niche in the online ticketing services for bus companies. We offered customers the possibility to search in one place multiple schedules from multiple carriers so they can easily compare and decide what works best for them.

Company's timeline


June: Bus and hotel package deals are available on mobile website

May: Improved search box released for bus ticket booking


July: releases mobile website for bus ticket booking

June: Opened our second US office in Los Angeles, CA


January: Launch of industry-first bus and hotel package deals

2011 introduced for tour services (a spin-off from GotoBus)


February: GotoBus releases first-time affiliate program allowing website owners to sell bus tickets online introduced to replace


Started selling tour services online


Started selling bus tickets online (Cambridge, MA)

Products and Services

GotoBus runs an online marketplace primarily for-- but not limited to-- bus, tour, and vacation services. GotoBus enables service providers to sell and manage their services online.

Online Bus Ticketing

GotoBus has developed a unique ticketing system for selling bus tickets. The following is just a sample of some of the services available.

  • Interstate Buses
  • Casino Buses
  • Airport Shuttles
  • Shopping Buses

Online Ticketing for Tours, Vacation Packages, and Hotels

GotoBus offers an extensive range of tour packages along with a selection of local sightseeing tours. Customers can easily browse through a series of related tours of certain locations. Available tour and vacations types include:

  • Adventure Tours
  • Weekend Getaway Tours
  • Historic Tours
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Casino Bus Tours
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Theme Park Packages
  • Island Resort Packages
  • Historic Country Packages
  • Multi-City Highlight Packages

Our Offices

We are pleased to serve our customers with 24hr customer service via phone, email and live chat. Our increasing presence around the world helps us to be always available for you.

  • 2285 Mass Ave, #204 Cambridge, Massachusetts USA 02140 (Headquarters)

  • 517 East Graves Ave. Monterey Park, California USA 91755

  • Stara Vajnorska 11, Bratislava 831 04, Slovakia

  • 13F, Building A, Lianqiang, No.249, Wensan Road, Hangzhou, China 310012

Contact Information

Customer support (24/7): Contact Us
Phone: 888-428-7255
Fax: 617-354-2109

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Looking to join our team?

If you love travel and technology, you are looking in the right direction to start your career!

TakeTours is rapidly growing and we are always on the lookout for talented people to join our team and helping them to develop their career. We are open to accept resumes for talented individuals interested in joining our company.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Working with TakeTours

We are always looking to add quality bus services from quality bus operators. Please call or email us to get started.
(888) 428-7255 x 4

We can have you up and running in just a few days.

Why Partner with Us?

  • Increase your bookings: We promote your products through our website and market them online to targeted audience groups.
  • Get worldwide coverage: We expose your products to our worldwide audience. Become part of the world’s leading online ticketing marketplace for tours and vacation packages.

Booking System

  • Smart inventory control means that it does not allow you to over-sell your products and services. It complies with your settings on product inventories.
  • The system generates clean booking reports based on service date and schedule.
  • You can edit products as well as available and sold inventory. This means that you control your own inventory.
  • We use SSL to handle all sensitive information.

No/Low Monthly Service Cost

  • You only pay us commission when a booking is made.
  • If we do not make sales for you, we advertise your products for free.

For further information, please contact Marketing.