With the NHL and NBA playoffs behind us and summer in full swing, the NFL season will be back before you know it.

Football Sundays are some of our favourite days of the year, a time when it’s more than acceptable to sit on the couch all day watching game after game after game. But if you’ve ever seen a football game from the seats, you know there’s nothing quite like the live fan experience, from the pregame tailgate to the final whistle. That’s why Bus.com has proudly partnered with the NFL to send football fans to the game in person this coming football season. If you’re looking for a fun and convenient way to get you and your crew of pigskin diehards to New England football games at Gillette Stadium this fall, look no further than our Patriots coach shuttle buses.

This season’s schedule

The Pats won yet another Super Bowl last season, so they’ll be raising a sixth championship banner at their much-anticipated season opener against the Steelers in prime time on Sunday, September 8th. Most of the Lombardi Trophy-raising players from last season return, including ageless quarterback Tom Brady and star receiver Julian Edelman, plus the legendary coach, Bill Belichick. Of New England’s eight home games, there are many dates to circle on the calendar beyond Opening Night. There’s an October 27th matchup with one of this season’s most hyped teams, the Cleveland Browns. There’s a rare home contest with the always polarizing Dallas Cowboys on November 24th. And there’s a December 8th AFC Championship rematch with the powerhouse Kansas City Chiefs. The Bus.com Pats shuttle is in action for every home game, including playoffs — and we all know there could be another deep playoff run that includes a few home games for this year’s Patriots! You don’t want to miss out on this season’s games – the best way to get there? Bus.com’s dedicated fleet of shuttle buses that’ll take you directly to the heart of the action.

Buses to New England Patriots games.
Credit: Patriots Wire

How to get there

Patriots fans are dispersed all over, especially in the northeast, but are certainly not limited to the New England area. Gillette Stadium is located in Foxborough, Massachusetts, about 28 miles southwest of Boston and 20 miles northeast of Providence, Rhode Island. It’s also about six hours from Montreal and three hours, 45 minutes from New York, where large contingencies of Pats fans reside. If you’re a group of Patriots fans coming in from out of town, we recommend chartering a coach bus, a comfortable and spacious vehicle starting at a group-affordable $115/hour. You can load onto a charter bus full of fans or with a small group of your friends and get pumped up for the game on the road.

Join the tailgate party

One of the standout perks of hopping on the Bus.com Patriots shuttle bus is that you can drink on board, which is usually not permitted. So not only will you arrive at the Stadium in style, but you’ll have an awesome homebase for your tailgate party. Not to mention, as dozens of decked out Pats fans file out of your bus, you’ll make an immediate impact in your section of the parking lot. Bonus tip: Go all out and wrap your bus in Patriots colours. You’ll have heads turning all the way down the I-95 and Route 1, and you’ll no doubt be the talk of the tailgate. Whichever game you decide to attend, the pregame ritual doesn’t change. Whether you’re attending a Thursday-nighter or a Sunday-afternooner, the tailgate starts hours before kickoff in the Gillette Stadium parking lot. With the coach bus, you’ll have plenty of storage space to pack coolers full of food and beer so that your tailgate matches up with even the most experienced season ticket holders. Get ready for a ride to remember!