How to rent a New York charter bus

Easy New York Charter Bus Rentals

New York, New York! A concrete jungle where dreams are made of. A city that doesn’t sleep. The city so nice they named it twice. The capital of the world. The Big Apple.

Call it what you will, but the best way to get to know NYC is down at street level. Rent a New York coach bus for your next tour, field trip, corporate retreat, or bachelorette party. We’ll help you match your transportation needs with the perfect bus in your area. We have a vast network of American bus companies, so we can always find a local supplier to handle your New York trip.

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What is Bus.com?

Bus.com is a marketplace for charter buses connecting event organizers and bus suppliers. We help you set up transportation to and from any type of events by partnering with reliable and vetted bus companies across North America.

What determines the price of a New York City charter bus rental?

A lot of factors go into the calculation of charter bus rental prices in NYC from the date of your trip, total mileage, driver’s time on duty, availability of buses in NYC to the time of the year. The relationships we hold with our bus partners also help us get the best bus prices in the market.

Where do you get your New York City buses from?

Our network of trusted bus partners spans across North America. Our team vets and builds strong relationships with local bus companies to provide you with exceptional charter bus service in NYC at competitive pricing.

How do I rent a bus in New York City with a driver?

Every charter bus rental in NYC comes with its own bus driver. Driver’s expenses like gratuity and hotel accommodations are all considered in our charter bus quotes.

What kind of bus rentals can I book in New York City?

You can book a school bus rental, coach bus rental, mini coach bus rental, or minibus rental in NYC based on the length of your trip and the amenities you need for the ride.

How soon do I have to book my charter bus rental in New York City?

As a general trend, prices increase as you get closer to your trip date. So, we recommend that you rent a bus earlier rather than later to take advantage of the lowest rates. You can make a reservation today, but only settle it 21 days before your trip runs with our Book Now, Pay Later policy.

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Weddings bus rentals in New York City

On your Special Day, and during all your wedding-related events, you can trust Bus.com with the smooth running of your wedding bus rental in NYC. From decked-out coach buses to catered limo service, we’ll find the best vehicle for all your wedding transportation needs while staying within your budget.
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Planning your Wedding Group Travel

Wedding planning takes up a lot time and effort – from securing your venue to picking out the menu, it’s hard to give equal attention to everything on your list. We’ll take organizing wedding transportation off your plate, so you can get back to focusing on other details. Amidst the chaotic streets of New York City, we’ll be your reliable transportation solution to keep you cool, calm, and collected on your special day. Whether you are having a more intimate ceremony, or are looking to welcome a large party, our goal is to help you accommodate everyone during your wedding celebrations with options from shuttles to party buses.

Wedding Transportation

Your wedding day should be special in every way – and that includes how you get to your ceremony. Whether this means renting a minibus for a photoshoot in Central Park before heading down to your venue, or simply securing top-line limo service for your bridal party, we’ll make sure you get the vehicle that you need.

Shuttles for Guests

Gathering your family and friends from near and far should be simple. If those close to you live in nearby cities, you can charter a bus from their hometown to New York, so they can leave their worries aside, and make it easily to your big event. Or, are you hosting your reception at Midtown Loft and Terrace for an elegant indoor-outdoor dual experience, and have out-of-town guests flying into John F. Kennedy airport? Work with our logistics experts to set up convenient bus routes to pick people up directly from the airport to the venue, or to drive them to their hotels.

Bachelor and Bachelorette Party

Throwing an awesome bachelor or bachelorette party requires transportation that’s on-par with the festivities. Rent a decked-out party bus to enjoy a few drinks while en route to a night out on the town. That way, you and your party will arrive in style to your next destination, whether you decide to hit some ping-pong balls at SPiN New York or head to The Skylark to kick off your rooftop bar crawl.

Bridal Shower

Treat yourself and your closest friends to a pampering session at Haute Air before heading to a chic rooftop garden party at Gallow Green for some tea and brunch. With a full day planned with fun activities for your bridal shower, you could make traveling across these spots easier with a mini bus rental in New York for you and your crew. Our bus experts will even help you figure out the best itinerary to efficiently hit the most amount of stops all while having a blast!

Engagement Party

Celebrate your new fiancé status with your significant other and dearest friends at some of New York’s chicest pre-wedding venues, like The Musket Room or The Beekman. Help your guests avoid the struggle of finding parking and getting stuck in traffic by setting up a charter bus to navigate the busy streets of New York to move people around with ease.

Sports teams bus rentals in New York City

Organize easy and reliable charter bus transportation in New York for your sports team and all your sporting events with Bus.com. From a coach bus rental to your out-of-town tournaments to a mini bus rental for team practices, we’ll make sure you find the right vehicle for all your sports team’s transportation needs.
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Planning your Sports Teams Group Travel

Leading your team to that #1 championship title is the ultimate reward for all that time spent traveling between cities for important games and practices. We’ll help you easily get to every single one of these sporting events with a charter bus in New York City. Whether you’re looking for a mini bus or a school bus, we’ll make sure you rent the perfect vehicle that suits all your team’s transportation needs.

Out-of-Town Tournaments

Getting safely to your games and tournaments is already half of the battle. Whether you need a minibus for a team with a smaller roster, or a coach bus with comfortable amenities like extra space for storage, a bathroom, and power outlets to travel long distances, we’ll make sure you find your way there with a vehicle fit for all your needs.

Team Practices

Athletes and coaches all need to be both mentally and physically ready for their big game. That’s why practices and getting to them on time is key in your team’s preparation for gold. Whether they’re held at the Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium or the Columbia Soccer Stadium, we’ll make sure your transportation runs smoothly, so the team can take full advantage of the practice time they’ve been allotted. Our bus specialists will help you charter a bus in New York City to either pick your whole team up at a specific departure point, or make several pit stops to accommodate everybody.

Shuttles for Airport and Hotel Transfers

Arriving from out-of-town to John F. Kennedy International Airport? Make sure your team has a way to easily get to their hotels from the airport with a bus rental in New York. With a coach bus equipped with plenty of storage room for your baggage and sporting equipment, your whole crew will have no problem getting from one place to another with all their gear. Our bus specialists can even help you plan out the most convenient route from the airport to hotels.

Support Your Home Team

Grab your jersey and fan paraphernalia to go cheer on your favourite team, whether it’s the Yankees at the Yankee Stadium or the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Wherever your team goes, we’ll help you get to their game safely and on time. Rent a bus in New York to swiftly navigate those busy city streets and avoid the hassle of finding expensive parking.

Corporate bus rentals in New York

Check off another item on your to-do list by letting us organize easy and reliable transportation to your next corporate event with a charter bus in New York. Whether you need a fully decked-out coach bus for a comfortable ride to your company-wide retreat, or a minibus rental to move your team to an offsite, we'll make sure you find a bus rental fit for all your corporate transportation needs.
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Planning your Corporate Group Travel

Bring all your employees together with a corporate group activity to re-energize your team by promoting good communication and a healthy morale. We’ll help you move employees to different team building events with easy charter bus transportation. Whether you need a coach bus or a mini bus rental in New York City, we’ll make sure you find a vehicle that’s just right for all your corporate travels.

Corporate Retreats and Team Outings

Hold your next corporate retreat at the Full Moon Resort to unplug and enjoy the natural wilderness of this country inn or arrange mini-olympics at Chelsea Piers. No matter where you head off with your team next, we’ll make sure your transportation there goes smoothly – whether that’s with a lofty coach bus designed for longer distances or a more affordable school bus option fit for your budget.

Off-Site Meetings

A quick change in scenery can help boost your team’s productivity, and there’s no better way to do that than with an offsite meeting. You can even keep your workflow going by renting a fully-equipped coach bus with room for your laptop and the possibility of requesting WiFi on board, so you can continue working while en route to your destination.

Conferences and Tradeshows

Whether you are attending a conference at the TKP New York Conference Center or the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater, professional drivers will make sure you and your team arrive on time. Plus, you won’t even have to interrupt your usual work routine by renting a coach bus and taking advantage of its various amenities such as power outlets, reclining seats, and on-board bathrooms.

Shuttles for Airport and Hotel Transfers

Take care of all of your team’s transportation as soon as they land at John F. Kennedy International Airport. By renting a charter bus in New York city, you’ll avoid the hassle of hailing down a cab or finding expensive parking. Our bus experts can help you plan out a personalized route to move your whole team directly from the airport to their hotels, or even make pit stops along the way if necessary.

Getting to New York from nearby cities.

We run many bus trips to NYC from cities near and far! Here are some starting hourly rates for coach bus rentals and school bus rentals for each trip. For a more accurate pricing for your bus rental in New York City, you can charter a bus through our instant quoting tool.

Coach Bus Rentals

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Comfort and storage
55 seats

Mini coach bus rentals

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Comfort for small groups
32 seats

School bus rentals

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The affordable classic
47 seats

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Student Bus Rentals in NYC

NYC is an amazing city for the ultimate student trip, but it’s often difficult to navigate for larger groups. That’s where Bus.com comes in! Our expert booking agents will call on our network of over 2 300 vetted bus operators to match you with the perfect student bus rental — from classic yellow school buses and minibuses to full-size coach buses.

 

Whether you need extra space for all your football team’s equipment, or a cost-effective minibus to keep your kindergarten field trip under budget, we’ll find you that perfect bus to ensure your group is safe, comfortable, and on-schedule in The Big Apple!

NYC Field Trip Bus Rentals

A charter bus rental is perfect for your school’s field trip in the heart of the city. Whether you’re renting a minibus for a kindergarten class’s field trip to the Central Park Zoo or renting a coach bus for a grade 12 theatre troupe’s Broadway musical adventure, we’ll handle every aspect of your transportation. Traveling with minors can present some particular challenges, but you won’t have to worry about getting lost, parking, keeping your group together, or any other details that might distract you from ensuring your field trip goes off without a hitch!
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The Empire State Building

One of the most enduring symbols of New York, the Empire State Building  is a 102-story Art Deco Skyscraper in the heart of Manhattan. It was built in 1931 and was the world’s tallest building for 40 years. The building’s top floor open-air observation deck is the best panoramic view in town. No visit to NYC is complete without a visit!

Address: 20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
Phone: +1 212-736-3100

The Central Park Zoo

The Central Park Zoo is a 6.5 acre zoo tucked into the southeast corner of Manhattan’s famous urban park. The original zoo was founded in 1864 and its seen a lot of changes over the years, but in its modern form, the zoo has focused on children’s educational programs—a great field-trip destination for students of any age.

Address: East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021
Phone: +1 212-439-6500

The American Museum of Natural History

Located in Theodore Roosevelt Park, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the American Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world. It’s  collections include over 33 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts! The museum hosts educational programs, camps, and classes for students from pre-K to Grade-12.

Address: Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024
Phone: +1 212-769-5100

The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Museum

The Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol of both New York City and the United States as a whole. The colossal copper statue was originally a gift from France and has historically served as a beacon of freedom for immigrants looking to make a new start. The nearby Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration tells the incredible story of the 12 million immigrants who entered America through the island’s facility from its opening in 1892 till its closure in 1954.

Address: Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004
Statue of Liberty Phone: +1 212-363-3200
Ellis Island Museum Phone: (212) 561-4500

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Through artifacts images, personal stories, and technology, The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, located on the former site of the Twin Towers, serve both to commemorate and tell the sobering story of the September 11th attacks. The museum takes special care in educating children of various ages on the reality of this tragic moment in American history.

Address: 180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
Phone: +1 212-312-8800

Brooklyn Museum

New York’s third-largest museum, the Brooklyn Museum houses over 1.5 million artworks and artifacts, specializing in American art from colonial times to the present. The museum also has a substantial collection of Egyptian, European, African, Oceanic, and Japanese objects and artworks, as well as a Memorial Sculpture Garden, featuring salvaged architectural elements from NYC’s history. 

Address: 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: +1 718-638-5000

NYC Campus Tour Bus Rentals

Campus tours are a great way to help students explore what certain institutions have to offer while introducing them to a sample slice of university life. New York City is a magnet for students furthering their education, and is home to more post-secondary students than anywhere else in the country, with a total of over 100 institutions across the five boroughs.
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Campus tour bus rentals made easy

Renting a charter bus is a surefire way to ensure your whirlwind NYC campus tour is a success. Our professional, vetted driver will pick you up and drop you off according to your itinerary, and keep your group together while exploring some of the country’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.

New York University

Since its founding in 1831, New York University has become a truly global institution. In addition to its original Manhattan campus in Greenwich Village, it now has campuses in both Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. Their illustrious alumni include world-renowned scientists, Fortune 500 CEOs, inventors, actors, media moguls, Nobel laureates, and even astronauts.

Address: 27 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
Phone: +1 212-998-1212

Columbia University

Originally founded by royal charter from King George II, Columbia University is the oldest university in NYC, and one of the country’s eight prestigious Ivy League schools. Columbia scholars have made tremendous advances in the fields of genetics, nuclear physics, psychology, and medicine, with the physics department alone affiliated with 33 separate Nobel prize.

Address:1130 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
Phone:+1 212-854-2522

The Juilliard School

Dating back to 1905, the Juilliard School is New York’s preeminent performing arts conservatory. While very small (the school trains less than 1000 students a year), the school is widely considered to be a world leader for drama, music, and dance programs and Its alumni list is a veritable who’s who of contemporary performance greats.

Address: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Phone: +1 212-799-5000

NYC Airport Bus Rentals

The prospect of getting from one of New York City’s far-flung airports to where you need to be in the city is enough to make even the hardiest of New Yorkers tremble, but it doesn’t have to be that painful! Rather than wrestling with luggage on a public transit odyssey, or hailing a fleet of expensive taxis, renting an airport shuttle bus for your group can make the commute a lot easier.
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Airport shuttle bus rentals made easy

An airport shuttle bus has loads of storage space for all your luggage, and our vetted drivers can advise a custom route to hotels all around the city. Maybe most importantly, though, your group will stay together right off the plane — and onto the next leg of their journey!

John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport (usually shortened to JFK) in Jamaica, Queens, is NYC’s primary international airport, the busiest of all the NY airports, and the primary entry point for all international flights to North America. Over 90 separate airlines operate flights from JFK, and it runs nonstop and direct flights to all six of the world’s inhabited continents.

Address: Queens, NY 11430
Phone:+1 718-244-4444

LaGuardia Airport

Covering 680 acres, LaGuardia Airport in Queens is the 20th busiest in the US, and the 3rd busiest in NYC. LaGuardia is actually closer to downtown NYC than JFK, but passengers often avoid it because it isn’t directly connected by public transit. As a result, It’s a great entry point for groups renting an airport shuttle bus.

Address: Queens, NY 11371
Phone: +1 718-533-3400

Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark Liberty International Airport (often just Newark) is actually in the state of New Jersey, but it’s only 9 miles from Manhattan. Landing in Newark is a great idea if you’re headed into Manhattan, particularly anywhere on the west side. The route from Newark isn’t the most scenic way into the city, but it sure is quick.

Address: 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114
Phone:+1 973-961-6000

Music Festivals Near NYC

New York City is a global cultural hub, and it’s no wonder many high profile music festivals set up shop in and around the city every year. With the notable exceptions of the Governer’s Ball in early June and Electric Zoo at the end of August (both in the heart of the city, on Randall’s Island), most of the major festivals like the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival in Long Island or the Elements Arts and Music Festival in Lakewood, PA, are held out of town.

 

Some of these festivals can be difficult to get to. Rely on a bus.com shuttle bus for all your group’s festival transportation. All our coach bus shuttles have undercarriage storage for camping gear and can be equipped with AC to keep you cool. They’re a convenient, cost-effective, and fun way for like-minded music fans to get to all the shows they’re just dying to see.

Arts & Culture in NYC

Exploring New York City’s world-renowned cultural institutions can be a life-changing experience for students of any age. Inspire your high school art class with a visit to the newest art exhibits or catch a jazz performance, piano concerto, or incredible piece of theatre. The options are nearly limitless!
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Easy NYC tour bus rentals

Although organizing a tour presents its fair share of challenges, renting a charter bus with Bus.com will guarantee that transportation won’t be one of them. We’ll handle all your pick-ups and drop-offs and plan efficient routes through New York’s tricky streets—while keeping your group comfortable and keeping you within your budget.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is one of the most important contemporary art museums in the world. It houses drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, films, and electronic media from some of the biggest names in contemporary art. More than just a warehouse, though, the MoMA actively affects the ongoing development of contemporary art practice through its education and public outreach programs.

Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Phone: +1 212-708-9400

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (colloquially, the Met) on Fifth Avenue, on the eastern edge of Central Park, is the largest single museum in the United States and one of the most visited in the world. It’s permanent collection houses over 2 million pieces, including ancient Egyptian artifacts, paintings and sculptures from the great European masters, a collection of musical instruments, costumes, and even weapons and armor.

Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
Phone: +1 212-535-7710

The Guggenheim Museum

Located on Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, The Guggenheim houses an extensive collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art as well as additional curated exhibitions throughout the year. The building itself, designed by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is often hailed as one of the most important architectural achievements of the 20th century.

Address: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Phone: +1 212-423-3500

The Lincoln Center

A sprawling 16-acre performing arts complex in the heart of Manhattan, the Lincoln Center contains thirty indoor and outdoor facilities and hosts 5 million visitors every year. It is home to multiple internationally renowned organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and the New York City Ballet, making it one of the world’s preeminent venues for the performing arts.

Address: Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Phone: +1 212-875-5456

Weekend Trips from NYC

Whether you’re planning an antique hunt in Hudson, NY, a hiking getaway in Newport, RI, a kid-friendly adventure at the Lego Discovery Center in Boston, MA, or a trout fishing excursion in Stowe, VT, a charter bus rental is a great way to get your group there.

 

We’ve got a range of bus types, each with their own set of advantages, depending on the particulars of your trip — ranging from deluxe full-sized motor coaches with restrooms and a host of amenities, to efficient, cost-effective minibuses. But regardless of what type of bus you choose, all our bus rentals come with an expert, vetted driver whose expenses (like gratuity and hotel accommodations) are included in our custom quotes.

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Empire State Building charter bus rentals

Empire State Building

One of the most enduring symbols of New York, the Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco Skyscraper in the heart of Manhattan. It was built in 1931 and was the world’s tallest building for 40 years. The building’s top floor open-air observation deck is the best panoramic view in town. No visit to NYC is complete without a visit!

Empire State Building

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20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001