Despite reports that Hillary Clinton's campaign is skimping on transportation costs by relying on buses, Federal Elections Committee reports show that the Democratic front-runner's campaign spent more money on train rides and air travel.

In this first quarter of the election cycle, the Clinton campaign spent $42,397.98 on Delta airline trips, $8713.10 on Amtrak rides, but only $661 on bus rides from Best Bus and BoltBus. The FEC fact sheet showed no Greyhound trips, MegaBus rides or jaunts on the Vamoose Bus.

In early June, the Washington Post published a story reporting the Clinton campaign was making an effort to cut costs by sending staffers on buses between their New York City and Washington, D.C., offices. The piece was headlined "How Cheap is Hillary Clinton's campaign? This cheap." Reporter Anne Gearan rode the Vamoose bus from NYC to D.C. with Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta, as he spoke of how "staffer must schlep on the bus."

"The expectation is that if you're going to D.C., you're supposed to take the bus," press secretary Brian Fallon said in the article.

But the average bus ticket from D.C. to NYC is $30, so at $661, the Clinton campaign appears to have only paid for about 11 bus tickets over the past two and a half months.

The Clinton campaign says these numbers don't tell the whole story, however.

"The low cost of a bus ticket is both the reason we encourage staff to take it and the reason it doesn't add up as quickly as significantly more expensive train tickets.," Hillary for America spokesman Josh Schwerin told the Washington Examiner. "Bus tickets are so cheap they don't always meet the threshold of being itemized expenses on a report and staffers can also be reimbursed for their travel rather than the campaign paying the vendor up front."

In 2008, Clinton's campaign was criticized being too flashy, using devices such as the "Hill-a-copter" to transport the candidate between events. This time around, the campaign chose a black van, fondly referred to as "the Scooby Van," to transport Clinton around states.

This time around, the campaign has boasted a more tight-fisted image. A late June New York Times article described lower level staffers having trouble finding an apartment and paying rent in New York City, where Clinton's headquarters are located. A recent email to donors begged supporters to open up their homes to staffers with "a spare room — or just a spare couch!" as they struggle to find affordable housing on the Clinton payroll.