New York City Charter Bus & Minibus Rentals

When your group travels bring your crowd in or out of New York City, let National Charter Bus take the wheel! Our nationwide network of bus rental options and 24/7 reservation team strive to make the New York bus rental process as simple as possible—whether you’re coordinating a corporate conference in NYC, need wedding shuttle services, embarking on a grand New York City field trip, or gearing up for a championship game day.

Call 718-233-4974 today to receive a fast, free estimate for your New York City bus rental, and we can connect you to your ideal motorcoach within minutes!

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National Charter Bus Services in New York City

Questions about renting a bus? We have answers.

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Flexible NYC Bus Rental Options

No matter what your passengers may need while on the road, National Charter Bus strives to provide customized minibus and charter bus rentals for every client. Let our wide bus network offer the perfect vehicle for your specific travel needs, from full-sized charter bus rentals for Manhattan sightseeing tours to compact minibus shuttles for efficient transfers throughout the boroughs. Request any number of in-cabin comforts and accommodations—high-tech features like WiFi and TV screens, ADA-compliant coach bus rentals with wheelchair lifts, clean onboard restrooms, and much more.


New York City Charter Bus Rental Options

Charter Bus

Up to 56 Passengers
  • Conventions
  • Events
  • Interstate travel
  • Large group transportation

25 Pax Minibus

25 Passengers
  • Corpporate outings
  • Off-site parking lot shuttles
  • Private airport shuttles
  • Wedding shuttles

20 Pax Minibus

20 Passengers
  • Economy transportaion
  • Employee shuttles
  • Small event shuttles
  • Faternity & sorority events
  • Private airport shuttles

Shuttle Van

15 Passengers
  • Local travel
  • Private airport shuttles
  • Small group transportation
  • Employee transportation to & from work sites

Popular New York City Bus Amenities

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Frequently Asked Questions about NYC Charter Bus Rentals

1. Are there any restrictions on charter buses in NYC?

Yes—especially in Lower Manhattan, maneuvering a full-sized motorcoach can be challenging due to oversized vehicle restrictions.

Your charter bus driver can use designated NYC truck routes to get around town and detour to local public bus routes to get your passengers where they need to be. Check the New York City Traffic Rules before your visit for more information.


2. Where can I park a charter bus in NYC?

Depending on where you book your lodging and the shape of your itinerary, the best charter bus parking areas in Lower Manhattan can be found at Battery Park, the World Trade Center (with a prior DOT registration), and the South Street Seaport.

When mapping out your itinerary, be mindful that your bus cannot pick up or drop off at designated “No Stopping Anytime” zones, a public bus stop, or in a vehicle travel lane. Some metered spots can accommodate a charter bus rental, but most have a 3-hour time limit.

For more information, refer to NYC’s tour bus guidelines.


3. When should I take the Subway, bus, or ferry and when should I rely on my charter bus in NYC?

It depends on who you’re traveling with and where in the city you need to go.

If you’re with a group that can easily fit in a car or traversing densely populated spots like Lower Manhattan, the NYC public transit system (including the subway, public buses, and the Staten Island ferry) may be the best option.

That being said, subway lines thin out as you travel into the Bronx, Queens, and beyond, and navigating the trains with a large group of people can be a challenge. If you’re traveling with a larger crowd or to places less frequented by public transit, consider renting a bus to keep everyone together and arriving on a schedule you set!

Popular Destinations for NYC Group Trips

With so much to see and experience in NYC, narrowing down your itinerary can be overwhelming. Don’t worry—we’ve put together some of the most popular destinations our passengers have visited in the Big Apple, based on interests. Some are timeless classics every NYC visitor should prioritize, while others are hidden gems returning travelers can enjoy without bumping into too many tourists. Keep reading to get inspired!


Art Museums

a woman admires art pieces in new york cityAs one of the biggest cultural hubs in the world, New York City is full of world-class museums and galleries. Round up your art enthusiasts and explore the city’s top artistic spaces at your own pace—with a comfy charter bus seat waiting for you when you’re ready to head out.



Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 708-9400


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Phone: 1(800) 662-3397


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Address: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

Phone: (212) 423-3500


Luhring Augustine Gallery

Address: 531 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212) 206-9100


New Museum of Contemporary Art

Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Phone: (212) 219-1222


Historical Destinations

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Traveling with history buffs? You’re going to need an efficient transportation plan to make the most of NYC’s historical sites, museums, landmarks, and visitor centers! Rent a charter bus in New York City, and you’ll always have a reliable ride to every stop on your history tour.


American Museum of Natural History

Address: Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 769-5100


New York Historical Society

Address: 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 873-3400


Statue of Liberty

Address: Liberty Island New York, NY 10004

Phone: (212) 363-3200


Museum of the City of New York

Address: 1220 5th Ave & 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Phone: (212) 534-1672


Ellis Island

Address: Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration Statue of Liberty National Monument New York, NY 10004

Phone: (212) 363-3200


Tenement Museum

Address: 103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Phone: (212) 982-8420


Entertainment in the City

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Explore the dazzling lights, theater shows, concerts, and seasonal events New York has to offer, all on your own pace and according to a schedule you set! Out-of-town groups can enjoy a comfortable bus rental cabin all the way to these top venues for NYC entertainment:


Apollo Theater

Address: 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

Phone: (212) 531-5300


Broadway Theater

Address: 1681 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 239-6200


Times Square

Address: 1560 Broadway Suite 1001 New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 768-1560


Chelsea Piers

Address: 62 Chelsea Piers, New York

Phone: (212) 336-6666


Food Scene

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Considering that New York City is one of the most diverse places in the US, your foodies will never be bored when it comes to meal time! You’ll never have to worry about running late for a dinner reservation when you book a NYC bus rental with a professional bus driver to keep your schedule airtight, so your group arrives at your table right on time.


Hanoi House

Address: 119 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

Phone: (212) 995-5010



Address: 31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 253-5700


Katz’s Delicatessen

Address: 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

Phone: (212) 254-2246


Educational Institutions

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When it comes to selecting their alma mater, your prospective academics will be spoiled for choice when they tour the educational institutions of New York City. Keep your aspiring collegiates together and on time for every campus tour in the city by renting a shuttle service, so every student rides safely and together.


New York University

Address: 70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 998-1212


Columbia University

Address: 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Phone: (212) 854-1754


Fordham University

Address: 441 East Fordham Road. Bronx, NY 10458.

Phone: 718-817-1000


St. John’s University

Address: 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica, NY 11439

Phone: (718) 990-2000


Juilliard School

Address: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Phone: (212) 799-5000


Night Clubs and Bars

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NYC has no shortage of nightlife, so make the most of the city’s lounges, bars, and clubs with a comfortable shuttle and a professional DD! Some bus operators even allow alcoholic drinks aboard their bus rentals—just ask your National Charter Bus reservation specialist, and we’ll help you get the party started aboard a sleek and modern coach bus rental.


Good Room

Address: 98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone: (718) 349-2373


The Blond

Address: 11 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 235-1111


Rumpus Room

Address: 249 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

Phone: (212) 777-5153


Family-Friendly Attractions

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Hitting the road with little ones? Make the most of family-friendly attractions in New York City by keeping your kids entertained between stops! Pop in a DVD, let them play games over the in-cabin WiFi, and keep the calls of “Are we there yet?” at bay with a comfortable charter bus.


Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Address: 212 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024n-4901

Phone: (212) 721-1223


Central Park

Address: 14 E 60th St Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY 10022

Phone: (212) 310-6600


New York Hall of Science

Address: 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

Phone: (718) 699-0005


Dylan’s Candy Bar

Address: 1011 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10065

Phone: (646) 735-0078


Bronx Zoo

Address: 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460

Phone: (718) 367-1010


Reserve Your New York City Bus Rental Today

No matter where you are in the bus rental process—whether you’re ready to hit the road or you have a few transportation questions—our team is always happy to help. Call 718-233-4974 today to receive a free, no-obligation quote and see for yourself how simple renting a bus in New York City can be!


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