What We Do

GotoBus.com 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, Canada and Europe. GotoBus brings travelers the possibility to shop for the best price and to find the most convenient pick-up/drop-off locations for over 4,000 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 tour packages online. At GotoBus, we love innovation, and we are committed to delivering the best online user experience to find and book the best value tours around the globe.

Our group of 50-100 employees is divided in four offices across USA, Asia, and Europe.

Our Founder

Xiangping Chen, aka Jimmy Chen, founded IvyMedia Corporation aka GotoBus.com in 2000 and TakeTours.com later in 2011. 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

GotoBus.com was officially launched in spring of 2002, to replace IvyMedia.com. 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). GotoBus.com 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.

  • 2017

    July: GotoBus Releases New Price Option for Bus Tickets

    March: GotoBus releases www.gotocharter.com as a dedicated website for private bus charter services

  • 2016

    November: GotoBus releases private charter bus services

    August: Greyhound bus tickets are available on GotoBus

    April: GotoBus expands bus services to Europe

    March: Hotel services available on IOS and Android apps

  • 2015

    August: GotoBus collects and releases customer ratings for bus companies

    July: Major revamp is made to the GotoBus IOS & Android app

    June: GotoBus expands bus services to Mexico

  • 2014

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

    May: Search box for bus ticket booking is relaunched for an improved user experience

  • 2013

    July: GotoBus.com releases mobile website for bus ticket booking

    June: GotoBus opens second U.S. office in Los Angeles, CA

  • 2012

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

  • 2011

    TakeTours.com introduced for tour services (a spin-off from GotoBus)

  • 2006

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

    GotoBus.com introduced to replace IvyMedia.com

  • 2003

    Started selling tour services online

  • 2002

    Started selling bus tickets online (Cambridge, MA)

Products and Services

GotoBus runs an online marketplace primarily inter-city bus tickets but it also offers other services such as private charter bus, hotels, shows, or pre-packaged bus tours. GotoBus enables service providers to sell and manage their services online as well as connecting their schedules via XML Web-services.

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
  • Charter 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

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.


  • 19 Broadway
    Arlington MA 02474 (Headquarters)

  • 8811 East Garvey Ave. Rosemead CA 91770

  • Stara Vajnorska 11 Bratislava Slovakia 831 04

  • 13F Building A Lianqiang
    249 Wensan Road
    Hangzhou China 310012

Contact Information

Customer support (24/7): Contact Us
Suppliers: marketing@gotobus.com
General: support@gotobus.com

The customer service number: +1-617-500-2101
The corporate contact number: +1-617-500-0727
Fax: 617-354-2109

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Careers

Looking to join our team?

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

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

Current openings:

Working with GotoBus.com

We are always looking to add quality bus services from quality bus operators. Please call or email us to get started.

marketing@gotobus.com
(888) 428-7255 x 5

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.