Who says you have to hunt for cheap airfare to enjoy quick and inexpensive getaways? FlixBus just announced new $5 fares between Boston and New York City. This may be the first time you're hearing about FlixBus. However, the company already operates in 29 countries. FlixBus currently operates the largest bus network in Europe. FlixBus is also often seen as the Uber of the bus world due to the fact that the company doesn't actually own any buses. FlixBus instead contracts with bus companies to be able to offer ultra-cheap routes.

You may just find that a FlixBus trip is the next best thing after a plane ride. FlixBus offers Wi-Fi, personal power outlets and tons of legroom. In addition, you can use a restroom on the bus instead of hoping and praying that the bus driver is about to pull over for a pit stop. You also have the option to reserve your seat ahead of time. Riders on FlixBus vehicles can track route progress in real time using the FlixBus app or website. FlixBus currently offers service in a total of 75 spots in the United States.

A FlixBus fare to get from Boston to New York won't always cost $5. The ultra-low rate is the company's way of celebrating its arrival in Boston. However, no end date has been set for the promotional price. Keep in mind that a $2 service fee will apply when you book your seat. Plans are in place to eventually offer a direct route between Boston and Washington, D.C. via FlixBus. Customers can currently get to Washington, D.C. from Boston by connecting in New York City.

Scott Dylan is a contributing writer at GET.com and has been to (almost) every country in North, Central and South America with nothing more than a backpack, a laptop and the desire to explore. He speaks Spanish fluently and has logged enough time in planes, trains, rideshares, buses, taxis and rickshaws to know how to rack up rewards and points to get anywhere his heart desires for pennies on the dollar. Email: scott.dylan@get.com.