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Ride the BCS Bus from Vegas to Pasadena

Update #7: All 24 buses have been booked, but to attempt to accommodate any and all Auburn fans in Vegas, the BCS Bus has partnered with Starline (www.travelstarline.com) to offer additional buses that will be operated by their company.  If you use the coupon code “bcsbus”, you will receive $5 off each ticket you book– final cost is $125 with the code.  Additionally, one of the owners of the company is from Huntsville and is a huge Auburn fan (his parents and wife are alumni). 

Update #6: Six more buses have been added again. That makes 24 buses. At this point the road from Vegas to Pasadena will be one long line of Auburn buses.

If you were on the waiting list before 8 pm last night (12/10), you should have received a password to give you first dibs on these six buses right now. Those that got on after 8pm, will be sent a password at around 5pm CT to be able to login at 6 pm CT. If there are any left after 8pm tonight, they will go public.

Update #5: Six more buses were added for those on the waiting list, but they sold out in 24 minutes. That makes 18 buses, and yes they are discussing doing even more. Get on the waiting list if you want to be included in emails about additional buses.

Update #4: There is now a waiting list in case additional spots do open for whatever reason. You might want to get on that.

Update #3: Before I even hit submit on Update #2, I was notified that the four extra buses sold out in four minutes. The BCS Bus is full. 12 buses booked in 2 days. This is monumental.

Update #2: Four more buses have been added to caravan. This will be the final addition. There will be no more than twelve buses. They will go quick (8 buses went in two days), so hurry and jump on board. Get it?

Update: Eight buses have already been filled. They may add four more, but it is on hold for now as they work out logistics. Stay tuned.

BCSBUS

Since it worked so well in 2010, and since flights to Las Vegas are half as cheap as flights to LAX. the BCS Bus is being fired up again. Call it BCS Bus 2.0. Things are a little bit different this time, obviously. A trip from Las Vegas to Glendale will be pointless. This time we’re going to Pasadena.

This time around, trip organizer Patrick Greene has made things much easier. No more email reservations. Reserve and pay all on the site. But you better hurry. They had planned on six buses, but four are already full. They may jump up to eight buses, but get on quick. Details below and at bcsbus.com.

Why Las Vegas?

Other than the fact that you get to spend a weekend in LAS VEGAS, here are some great reasons to stay in Vegas instead of Pasadena:

  1. Cheaper hotels in Las Vegas.  The average 4 star hotel within 10 miles of the Rose Bowl Stadium is  over $200 per night!  Las Vegas?  Less than $100 per night.
  2. Cheaper flights into Las Vegas– and a much more manageable airport!
  3. You can pay for your whole trip with a little bit of luck at the Las Vegas casinos!
  4. With an extremely limited tailgating scene at the Rose Bowl, spend three hours on gameday at your own tailgate-on-wheels riding to the game with your best friends!  Our buses have TVs, DVD players, storage underneath, and (of course) a restroom on board.  Personal coolers and alcoholic beverages are allowed on board (but no glass containers)!

What is the tentative intinerary?

Please note: All times and locations listed below are tentative and subject to change. This schedule is based on our successful 2011 trip BCSBus trip from Las Vegas to Glendale, AZ. Final times and locations will be posted and sent to you via email as soon as they are secured.

Monday, January 6th, 2014
All times below are PST

6:45 AM – Begin BCSBus boarding
7:00 AM – Depart Las Vegas, NV
11:30 AM – Arrive Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, CA
5:30 PM – Kickoff – 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship Game
9:00 PM (estimated) – Depart from Rose Bowl Stadium
All buses will depart exactly one hour after the game clock hits 0:00 from the same location where passengers were dropped off.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

1:00 AM (estimated) – Arrive in Las Vegas, NV (at the original pickup location)

Book your spot on the BCS Bus.

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20 comments

Chris Bertelli 12/09/2013 at 3:46 pm

Did this for the 1.0 game and it was a blast! Do it if you can. I already live in CA or I would do it again!

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TigerFan 12/10/2013 at 3:26 pm

Please get more buses!!!

I just booked my flights to Vegas and then came here to book my bus tickets and see its sold out. If you can not get more buses is there another bus company doing something similiar for the game. Would rather give my money to Auburn folks though.

War Eagle!!!!

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Jase Chandler 12/12/2013 at 6:06 pm

My group, Starline (travelstarline.com) is actually stepping in to help with the BCSBus’s overflow and still have space left!

And you still get to support an Auburn fan! Took a while for the MSU you win to sink in and my business instincts to kick in, so sorry we’re a touch behind!

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JR Marcus 12/10/2013 at 1:30 pm

Yeah me and my wife are probably gonna do it

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David Pearce 12/10/2013 at 2:07 pm

Are there any spots open? Need 2. Thanks

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JZ 12/10/2013 at 2:20 pm

Got on this site exactly at 2:00 to book seats on the next 4 buses and by 2:01 they say they are all sold out… really??? did you already have a waiting list you forgot to tell everyone about????????????

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Martha R. Encarnacion 12/10/2013 at 6:28 pm

I was going to do this too, but did not get in…
I have a car rental car and am willing to help some others get to Pasadena.

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Patrick Greene 12/10/2013 at 2:52 pm

JZ,

We released all 200 seats for all 4 buses exactly at 2:00 PM CST. Unfortunately, the e-commerce system doesn’t allow for possesion rules. In the website’s world, an item (in this case, a reservation) can be in multiple user’s carts at any given time. Only when a user actually completes the checkout process and purchases the item is the item removed from our inventory tracker.

There was no way for us to foresee this type of demand. In 2011, we had 4 buses and it took 2 weeks to fill them. We are sorry for any issues we have caused in regards to travel plans for other Auburn fans (my wife and are both alumni). We are going to meet back up with our charter partner and examine other possible solutions. Thanks.

Patrick Greene
BCSBus.com

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David Pearce 12/10/2013 at 7:05 pm

Booked into Vegas so I’m hoping there will be more buses or I’ll be looking for a way to get 2 people to Pasadena!!

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Mary Trammell 12/10/2013 at 7:54 pm

Please put me on waiting list.

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Ben Stafford 12/11/2013 at 11:16 am

I am selling my two seats on the BCS Bus. I do not want to profit. I only want to get back my money.

My wife and I thought we’d be purchasing a friend’s tickets, but that hasn’t worked out. As a result, we’re just going to watch AU from home. My cost for BCS Bus was $210.

I’ll give you my two seats for a total of $200.

Please contact me at benjamin.mark.stafford@gmail.com if you are interested in the seats.

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Charles Huff 12/12/2013 at 10:28 am

Just read that 24 buses are sold out. Just got on the waiting list! Please add more buses! Thanks! This sounds AUsome!

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Jase Chandler 12/12/2013 at 6:08 pm

Hey Charles!

We still have seats available at TravelStarline.com and have been lucky enough to partner with Patrick and BCSBus.com.

As with BCSBus, seats are limited but we’ll meet as much demand as we can.

Let us know if you have any questions via email or feel free to give me a call at (256)508-3818.

See you in Pasadena
Jase

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Jacob 12/12/2013 at 9:33 pm

I wish they would of added more BCS buses.

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Patrick Greene 12/12/2013 at 9:35 pm

Jacob,

Great news! Although BCSBus is at full capacity, our friends over at Starline would like to help! Starline, despite being based out of Texas, is partially owned by an Auburn fan (Jase Chandler). They’ve seen the demand and have stepped up big time to ensure the whole Auburn Family has a way to get to the game. We have partnered with Starline to offer additional capacity on the trip from Las Vegas to the Rose Bowl Stadium. Please note, any reservations on Starline’s buses will NOT be coordinated by BCSBus– Starline is a completely separate operation.

To book, please visit http://www.travelstarline.com and use the coupon code “BCSBus” during the checkout process to bring down price of each seat down to $125. Thank you all so much for your support. We know that traveling with Starline will allow you safe, convenient travel to the Rose Bowl Stadium and will be part of your 2013 National Championship memories for a lifetime!

WAR EAGLE!
Patrick Greene

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Carmen Beverly 12/15/2013 at 4:53 pm

Have 3 seats on the bus but no game tickets. Let me know if you can help with either!

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greg smith 12/24/2013 at 12:46 pm

looking for 2 tickets on the bus

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Brian Freeman 12/28/2013 at 1:13 pm

Have two tickets for tickets for sale. $125 each.

Thanks.

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Brian Freeman 12/28/2013 at 1:12 pm

I have 2 AUBURN bus tickets for sale. $125 each.
Please leave a reply if interested.

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Brian Freeman 01/01/2014 at 1:16 pm

Tickets are sold. Thanks.

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