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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.

Company's timeline


July: GotoBus Releases New Price Option for Bus Tickets

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

GotoBus.com introduced to replace IvyMedia.com


Started selling tour services online


Started selling bus tickets online (Cambridge, MA)