The Chinatown bus is the savior of college kids and broke-ass twenty-somethings everywhere. Well, everywhere there is a Chinatown.
The bus, which may be owned by a number of companies who typically all honor each other's tickets, is usually populated by Chinese people, young people and hideously bad films that are played again and again. And one bathroom.
They leave on the hour every hour. In New York, for example, they leave from Canal Street and go to Boston hourly. Often, they stop at a rest area.
Don't take the short bus. You will have to piss.
I'm taking the Chinatown bus to Nashua, N.H. so I can live free or die cheaply.