Planning a road trip in New York City with your group? Need to think of some bus games to pass the time? We’ve got you covered! At NYC Charter Bus Company, we set out to provide group transportation services in New York and the surrounding area for all kinds of events, from charter bus rentals to Coney Island and the Statue of Liberty for field trips all the way to bus rentals in Albany and other places upstate for weddings and parties. 

We’re committed to ensuring you have the best travel experience possible, from offering a network of minibus and charter bus rentals in NYC for groups of all sizes to partnering with companies that employ charter bus drivers with the highest vetting and qualifications. We know the journey is just as important as the destination, whether you’re taking a charter bus to the Adirondacks to see the breathtaking scenery or renting a Brooklyn charter bus to see the Brooklyn Museum and other attractions. 

Whether you’re just gathering information or ready to book your New York City charter bus today, our reservation specialists can help when you call us at 917-388-9602. We offer transparent charter bus pricing and free, no-obligation quotes in less than 15 minutes. Just get your passenger count, travel dates, and itinerary (with addresses) and we will work our magic and find you the perfect charter bus rental in New York City for all your group’s travel needs.  

Without further ado, here are some of our favorite games to play in a New York City charter bus rental!

friends sitting on a charter bus together

Two Truths and a Lie

One of the easiest games to play on a charter bus is one you have probably heard before. It’s called Two Truths and a Lie. A person will share three statements about themselves, and one of them will be a lie. It’s up to the group to determine which statement isn’t true. This is a great game for a group of people who know each other on a surface level, but want to learn more about each other, such as a group renting a corporate charter bus rental in New York City. Use your deductive reasoning skills and get to know your coworkers on a deeper level!


A classic communication game, Telephone is probably a game you have played before at summer camp. One person starts by whispering a phrase to one person in their ear, and you go through the entire group to see how the message changed at the end. It’s a great game to play on a charter bus, especially a full-sized charter bus rental, because of the way buses are designed with multiple rows of people. Telephone is also great for school groups renting a field trip charter bus rental, as it teaches children cooperation and communication. 

I Spy 

Another well-known and loved game, I Spy remains an enduring charter bus game due to its simplicity. A speaker at the front of the charter bus can use the PA system to say “I spy something (adjective).” You can use words like green, small, sparkling, etc. This works great if you are renting a charter bus in Manhattan or other major cities in New York, as there is a lot of stop and go traffic and plenty of different sights to choose from. And seeing as your charter bus driver will handle all the driving for you, you and your passengers will be safe to look around and spy!

The License Plate Game

The License Plate Game is a great game to play because it’s super customizable. It’s also a great game to play on road trips, like if you are renting a charter bus in Long Island all the way to Niagara Falls. Before you leave, decide a list of criteria to be on the lookout for in driver’s licenses. Maybe you are looking for plates that are from a certain state, or have certain numbers, or who have vanity plates with phrases like GOGO or HELLO. Have everybody take note of how many of each car they see that fits the criteria and write it down. Incentivize people by offering a reward at the end for whoever finds the most plates. 


Another customizable game that can be played on a charter bus, Trivia is great for all ages and groups. Break up into teams depending on how many people are aboard your New York City charter bus, and give each team a name. A designated host will read the trivia questions from the charter bus PA system, and give time to answer each question. Depending on the occasion for renting a charter bus, you can turn the trivia into fun themes. For example, if you are renting a wedding charter bus as part of your bachelorette party, you can make a bride and groom themed trivia game to play while you’re out on the town. 

Book a Charter Bus in New York City Today

We hope you found some great new games to play on the bus from our post! And when you are ready to book your New York City bus, you can give us a call. We can answer any questions you have about your New York City bus rental and help get you and your group on the road in no time. Call us today at 917-388-9602 for a free, no-obligation quote!