How much does a New York charter bus cost?
Charter bus rental pricing varies from trip to trip. The cost of your charter bus will depend on several factors, including when you’re traveling, the duration of the tour trip, and the type of bus your rent. The best way to get an idea of pricing for your New York charter bus is by calling 917-388-9602 for a free quote.
Where can my charter bus take me?
New York Charter Bus Company can take groups anywhere in New York City or the state, from the five boroughs of NYC to Albany, Yonkers, and even neighboring Newark. Just keep in mind that some areas in Manhattan may have limitations on where oversized vehicles can travel.
What types of buses are available in New York?
We work with multiple transportation providers throughout the state to give groups a wide selection of bus models to choose from. The minibuses in our network can include models for anywhere from 18 passengers to 25 passengers. Larger groups can pick a spacious model of full-size charter bus rental perfect for up to 56 passengers traveling for events like group tours and school field trips.
Can I drive my charter bus rental?
The only person allowed to drive your charter bus rental will be your professional, designated driver. The drivers in the New York Charter Bus Company network are experienced and thoroughly vetted before taking on any trip.
How far in advance should I rent my charter bus?
New York City is a busy travel destination and usually very high in demand during top travel seasons like spring, summer, or major holidays. If you’re traveling during these popular travel times, consider renting your charter bus at least six months in advance. This will ensure you get the best price possible for the busy travel season. Planning to travel around New York outside of peak season? You’ll want to rent your charter bus around three months in advance.
Charter buses can accommodate up to 56 passengers and are popular rental options for large groups looking to travel in optimal comfort. We often recommend full-sized charter bus rentals for group tours, school field trips, and conference transportation around New York. The full-sized charter buses in the New York Charter Bus Company network include modern models with premium amenities like WiFi, power outlets, TVs with DVD players, a PA system, and onboard restrooms.
A minibus rental is a popular option for small- and medium-sized groups traveling around packed cities. Many areas in Lower Manhattan have restrictions on full-sized charter buses, so a minibus rental is a great compact travel alternative. When you rent a minibus in New York, you won’t have to worry about sacrificing comfort. Your minibus rental will have all the cozy amenities available on a full-sized charter bus, except the onboard restroom.
Rent a charter bus for your local team or group of fans to travel to sporting venues across New York. We can help athletes and coaches travel to games and tournaments in a comfortable charter bus with reclining seats and plenty of space for equipment. New York Charter Bus company can also help fans of the Yankees, Knicks, Giants, or any other local professional team travel safely to big games.Learn More
Keep your big day running right according to schedule with a wedding shuttle bus rental. Reserving a private wedding shuttle bus will keep you and your guests traveling stress-free before and after your event. No hailing rideshares or traversing public transport in formal attire, just hop on a private charter bus in NYC instead!Learn More
Are your employees burned out from a rough commute to the office? Or maybe your company is dreading organizing transportation for a big conference? At New York Charter Bus Company, we can easily handle corporate shuttle service in New York City and beyond. The charter buses in your network include modern vehicles perfectly suited for professionals and equipped with WiFi, power outlets, and leather seats (by request).Learn More
Is your school planning a multi-day field trip to New York City? Don’t stress navigating public transportation! Instead, students can hop on a safe private charter bus rental with a dedicated driver for the entire field trip. Our transportation services are also wonderful options for New York college and university students traveling for formals, volunteer events, and even away sports games.Learn More
Leave the transportation up to New York Charter Bus Company if you’re traveling for a big group tour of NYC, a historic trip around Albany, or traveling anywhere else in the state for a private event. Renting a charter bus in New York means you’ll have a designated ride to every stop on your itinerary. Your travel group will stay together during every leg of your trip!Learn More
If you're traveling in New York State, you’ll likely be visiting the Big Apple. New York City is packed with things to do and places to see, which can make planning a group trip difficult, especially if you’re traveling with limited time. No matter where you’d like to go in the city, New York Charter Bus Company can easily help you see all NYC has to offer as you travel on your own time.
We customize all of our charter bus rental services to your group's exact needs to ensure you have a stress-free and comfortable travel experience in New York City. Travel throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and even Staten Island with a private minibus or charter bus rental. Sit back in reclining seats and climate control with WiFi, onboard TVs, and power outlets throughout your NYC trip.
Feeling a little overwhelmed with organizing your NYC itinerary? Check out these top attractions in NYC’s heart of Manhattan:
Times Square is one of the biggest tourist destinations and commercial hubs in the city. Sure, Times Square may be a bit of a tourist trap, but first-time NYC visitors should at least make it a stop to snap photos of the vibrant, bustling square. Your group can also stroll along the famous Broadway Street nearby. Since Times Square is usually so packed, your charter bus driver will likely need to drop your group off in neighboring Hell's Kitchen or midtown. After your group’s snapped photos, done some shopping, and walked the square until you’re tired, your driver can pick you up so you can rest onboard.
Central Park is one of the most famous city parks in the world. Seeing all 843 acres of Central Park isn’t necessarily possible in one day, but your group should stop by a few of the park's highlights. Walk through the beautiful greenspace to see landmarks like the Belvedere Castle, Central Park Zoo, and statues of Balto and Alice from Alice in Wonderland. While strolling around the park, you’ll also see numerous famed museums like The Met and The Guggenheim.
One of the best ways to see the Brooklyn Bridge is by walking it! If you have group members with mobility concerns, your driver can always shuttle your group across the bridge instead. The 1.1-mile bridge is often crowded with locals commuting between Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as tourists looking to get up close and personal with the famous cable bridge. If you’re looking to get the perfect photo of the Brooklyn Bridge, you’ll want to stop at Washington Street in Dumbo.
Washington Square Park is located in the heart of Greenwich Village and is a popular area for New York University students. Watch the chess masters play in the park, sunbathe in the grass, enjoy music from street musicians, or do some shopping at the local boutiques around the park. The marble Washington Square Arch at the edge of the park is also a wonderful spot to snap a group photo.
If your group loves art and history, visiting The Met is an absolute must. As the biggest art museum in the United States, The Met has more than 2 million objects from around the world and thousands of years of human history. Some of the most popular permanent exhibits include Medieval armor and weapons, artifacts from ancient Egypt, Tiffany glass in the American wing, and an extensive collection of paintings from European artists like Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Cézanne.
This 102-story art deco skyscraper is one of the most famous high-rise buildings in the country. At its time of completion in 1931, the Empire State Building was the tallest manmade structure until the World Trade Center opened in 1970. Today, the building is the seventh-tallest building in New York City. Your group can grab tickets to ride the elevators up to one of two observations on the 86th or 102nd floor. Charter bus parking is not available directly on-site, but your group can be dropped off at the Empire State Plaza before your bus driver parks at the McCarty Avenue Lot.
Chinatown is both a bustling neighborhood and a tourist attraction rolled into one. Manhattan’s Chinatown has one of the most densely populated Chinese neighborhoods in the country and is filled with authentic restaurants and kitschy souvenir stores for tourists. Grab souvenirs and mom and pop shops along Canal Street and grab dim sum at historic eateries like Nom Wah Tea Parlor on Doyers Street.
To keep with the theme of popular neighborhoods that double as big attractions, you’ll want to check out Manhattan’s Little Italy. Settled by Italian immigrants in the late 1800s, this Lower Manhattan area was transformed into a major cultural enclave filled with local businesses and shops. Today, many Italian families have left the neighborhood, but strong remnants of culture remain. This pedestrian-friendly area is a busy tourist destination for authentic Italian meals and baked goods. The neighborhood also hosts major cultural festivals throughout the year like the Feast of San Gennaro and holiday parades during Christmas.
The Rockefeller Center is one of the biggest commercial centers in the city and is also one of the busiest seasonal attractions during major holidays like Christmas. The center houses 19 buildings that include more than 100 shops, the Rockefeller Ice Rink and Christmas Tree during winter, and major attractions like the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The Rockefeller Center offers group tours that focus on the building’s art, history, and architecture. If your group loads up on shopping, you can store all of your items aboard your charter bus as you tour the center. Just keep in mind that limited street parking is available around the center.
Obviously, you won’t be able to visit the Statue of Liberty by charter bus, but you can comfortably travel to the ferry landing in New York or New Jersey. This 305-foot neoclassical sculpture has become a national symbol of freedom and an iconic NYC landmark ever since it was gifted by the people of France in 1886. Several tour options of the statue are available through the National Park Service including options that also take groups to nearby Ellis Island. Large groups traveling by charter bus should consider grabbing tickets from Liberty Park in New Jersey. This ferry landing usually has more parking and tends to be a little slower than its Manhattan counterpart.
Although Manhattan is New York City’s most famous borough, the other 4 boroughs have their unique flairs too. As you organize your NYC group trip, you can plan to explore the boroughs at your own leisure in a private minibus or charter bus rental.
Manhattan is the heart of New York City and is usually what people think of when you talk about the Big Apple. Manhattan is home to many of the city’s biggest attractions like Central Park, the Empire State Building, The Met, The MoMA, and so much more. On top of major tourist attractions, you’ll also find a variety of local hotspots in bustling neighborhoods like West Village, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and Chelsea.
Brooklyn is NYC’s haven for creatives and has some of the coolest local hotspots in neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Dumbo, and Park Slope. Take photos of the famous Brooklyn Bridge, stroll through beautiful Prospect Park, or explore historic Coney Island during a warm NYC summer. Brooklyn is also the perfect place to chow down on a diverse variety of cuisines at Williamsburg Smorgasburg and enjoy LGBTQ+ nightlife in Bushwick.
If you’re flying into JFK Airport, you’ll be right in Queens! Queens is one of NYC’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods, making it one of the best boroughs to explore if your group wants an authentic view of NYC. This residential borough is home to the expansive, historic Flushing Meadows Corona Park and unique art spaces like the MoMA PS1 and Museum of the Moving Image. Groups of foodies will also find a variety of food ranging from Greek and Indian to Mexican and Taiwanese, you’ll find plenty of tasty bites in Queens.
The Bronx is located just north of Manhattan and is the birthplace of East Coast hip hop and rap. Along with being a major hub for music, The Bronx is also home to major attractions like the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden, and the famous Yankee Stadium. You’ll also find The Bronx’s Little Italy in Belmont, which is a great spot to stop for casual Italian bites.
Often overlooked compared to Manhattan and the boroughs on Long Island, Staten Island has a few hidden gems well worth a visit. Learn about local history at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and the Staten Island Museum or grab delectable food at local Italian restaurants. (Fun fact: Staten Island has the highest concentration of Italian Americans in the country.) The Staten Island Ferry also offers some of the best views of the Statue of Liberty from the water.
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