elon musk’s hyperloop may be the next step to future travel but while it’s still under development, we want to highlight an already existing and functional one—the cabin sleeper bus. founded by tom currier and gaetano crupi, cabin is a new startup that takes you from los angeles to san francisco (or vice versa) during the night, combining sleep and travel. something like a hotel on wheels, cabin offers a reasonable cost and probably a more comfortable alternative.

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cabin is a hotel on wheels that takes travelers overnight from los angeles to san francisco (and vice versa)

 

 

cabin is a moving hotel that consolidates both transportation and accommodation into one simple experience. the fleet of custom-designed vehicles fits a total of 24 passengers in personal pod-like cabins. travelers are given both sheets and pillows, as well as complimentary earplugs, free wifi, coffee and tea. full-time attendants make sure each guest has everything they need and a lounge is also available during the whole journey. with two pieces of luggage permitted, one-way fares start at US$115.

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the personal cabin design assures privacy and comfort

cabin sleeper bus future of traveling designboom
guests are treated to complimentary water, tea, coffee and wifi

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cabin aims to be an alternative to early flights by offering a comfortable overnight ride

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  • Green Tortoise has been offering this for a LONG time: Not as high tech, but for those more interested in a back-packing vibe, this way was fine!
    http://www.greentortoise.com/adventures/hostel-vegas-zion-LA.php
    I don’t know if the website hasn’t been updated or if there are no current trips planned. It could be the less expensive bus service from two companies has made the Green Tortoise service less desirable.
    https://us.megabus.com/#
    http://bustracker.boltbus.com/stop-finder/
    and of course Greyhound
    MegaBus offers LA-SF for under 8 hours. Considering the time to the airport (LAX) 1 hour min, time waiting in airport 2 hr min, then getting to downtown + – an hour I will definitely consider the MegaBus if I don’t want to drive to SF on my next trip.
    I know the service you’re discussing has been operating already. It will be interesting to see if people consider it a viable option for the price. Years ago I took the Coast Daylight, the Parlor Car (last in the train) which was a complete delight. I would take it again were it still offered as it was.

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