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January 07, 2019

Megabus has special Eagles route to New Orleans for Saints playoff game

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Superdome Saints David Reber/Creative Commons

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

With the Philadelphia Eagles stunning win in Chicago, the team is preparing for its second trip of the year to New Orleans, this time for a divisional playoff game against Drew Brees and the top-seeded Saints.

If you're willing to cough up the money for tickets to the game, Megabus will take care of your transportation – for $99 each way.

Just as they did this weekend for the Bears game, Megabus announced Monday it will run a special route from Philadelphia to New Orleans for Sunday afternoon's game.

The itinerary for the trip is as follows:

Philly to New Orleans: Leave on Thursday to arrive Friday night OR leave on Friday to arrive Saturday night

• Depart Philadelphia at 10:30 a.m. and arrive in Washington, D.C., at 1:30 p.m. for two-hour layover.
• Depart Washington, D.C., at 3:30 p.m. and arrive in Atlanta at 7:25 a.m. the next morning for four-hour layover
• Depart Atlanta at 11:30 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 7:25 p.m.

New Orleans to Philly:  Leave Monday to arrive Tuesday

• Depart New Orleans at 11:30 a.m. and arrive in Atlanta at 9:15 p.m. for 1-hour-and-45-minute layover
• Depart Atlanta at 11:00 p.m. and arrive in Washington at 3:30 p.m. the next day for 4-hour layover
• Depart Washington at 7:35 p.m. and arrive in Philadelphia at 10:55 p.m.

That is pretty brutal, but you can never underestimate traveling Eagles fans.

The stakes for this game are raised even higher after the 48-7 beatdown the Saints gave the Eagles at the Superdome, where head coach Sean Payton shamelessly ran up the score. Saints running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara later called the Eagles "fraudulents" before they qualified for the postseason.

If you're willing to spend countless hours on a bus and eat breakfast in Atlanta, you can get tickets here.