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    Hi all,

    My friends and I are coming in from Toronto and since we're all too lazy to have gotten our drivers licenses, we are trying to find alternate methods of transportation to Indio from L.A.
    We're thinking of booking a greyhound ticket to Indio on the 16th. Assuming we make it to Indio, does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get from the bus station to the campsite? Also, does anyone have any experience with bussing it there/back? From what we've picked up on, it seems as though the best idea is to not buy a return ticket in advance and to instead just try our luck at getting one the day of the 20th.
    Any help is much appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: canadian coachella transportation noob

    One suggestion, fly out of and into Buffalo. It's a HELL of a lot cheaper.
    As for getting to Indio? Maybe try Trainchella. If its not already full.
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    trainchella's not happening this year

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    Default Re: canadian coachella transportation noob

    your best bet is to just suck up the cab fare from the bus station...
    I'm a reasonable man, get off my case.

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    Default Re: canadian coachella transportation noob

    rideshare, people.
    we have a whole forum section for carpooling.

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    I was having the same problem. Watch the forums for people offering rides on the condition of ass, gas or grass (I'm going with the second option, personally). More opportunities to score a ride should open up closer to the festival.

    And if you travel from Buffalo, you should be able to save between $200 - 300 as opposed to flying out of YYZ. The only problem is running the risk of getting stuck at the border if you're taking Greyhound and being late for check-in with your flight. It's really unpredictable. You'll also have to coordinate bus schedules with flight schedules, and will probably end up extending your travel by maybe half a day total between going there and coming back. Depends on how much it's worth to you, I guess.

    If anyone's driving to from Toronto to Buffalo to catch their flight there, I'd be interested in joining and chipping in for gas, if there's space.

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    I'm taking the bus- just leave yourself an extra three hours or so before your flight in buffalo in case of a delayed bus. if you're coming into buffalo on a late night or early morning bus, there's almost never a delay.

    I'm still organizing my carpool from LA to indio and back. this board is full of good people, I'm sure everyone will get hooked up as per usual

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