New York City Charter Bus & Minibus Rentals

Need to rent a charter bus in NYC? Trust the company with thousands of trips’ worth of experience across New York. National Charter Bus offers superior types of motorcoaches and minibus's throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, and beyond.

To get an idea of how much your trip will cost before you book, you may view our comprehensive pricing guide. Then, when you’re ready to see exactly how much your rental will be, call us at 718-233-4974 for a no-obligation quote!

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Booking a Charter Bus in New York City

One of the most reliable ways to transport groups of people in New York is to rent a charter bus. Think about it: in such a congested and bustling city, getting a group safely to an event or vacation destination is enough to make even a seasoned trip planner cringe.

Because of this, National Charter Bus makes coach rentals simple for nearly every travel scenario in and around the big city. When you call us at 718-233-4974, our reservation specialists use the details of your itinerary—such as travel dates and destinations—and your group’s size to book the right bus rental for you. Ultimately, our goal is to pair you with a bus that has:

  • Ample space for your group members, as well as luggage and personal belongings.
  • Safety features that are compliant with federal and local motorcoach regulations
  • The exact amenities you’re looking for, such as WiFi, television monitors, DVD players, power outlets, restrooms, and more.

It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling for weddings, sporting events, business events with employees, school events, band tours and concerts, or private parties. We know what kind of bus you need for a successful trip, and we have an extensive network of charter buses, shuttles, and sprinter vans—all with friendly drivers—to make it a reality. Call us today at 718-233-4974 to begin planning your trip with the help of our knowledgeable reservation specialists!


Popular Destinations in New York City

Frequently Asked Questions about NYC Charter Bus Rentals

1. What are the largest convention centers in New York City?

The Javits Center on 11th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen is one of the biggest and busiest convention centers in the U.S. Javits Center North alone boasts 80,000 square feet of exhibit space, and the center has over 3 million total square feet of interior space.

Piers 92 and 94, which combine to make a waterfront meeting space on the Hudson River, make up the second-largest event facility in NYC.

2. Where can my charter bus pick up my group from LaGuardia or JFK?

JFK has two Cell Phone Lot waiting areas near each of the primary airport entrances–one off the Van Wyck Expressway and one off the JFK Expressway. Your bus driver will wait here until you’ve collected your baggage and made your way to the general pickup area at Arrivals.

LaGuardia in Queens also has a Cell Phone Lot waiting area just off of the airport on 94th street, between 23rd Avenue and Ditmars Boulevard. Your private bus rental will most likely be directed here to pick up your group.

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

Lower Manhattan is particularly unfriendly to charter buses, so avoid taking your bus into this area and use the Subway or MTA bus system to get to Lower Manhattan instead. 

Bus drivers can use NYC truck routes to get around and detour onto local bus routes when they get close to their destination. Check the New York City Traffic Rules before your visit for more information.

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

If you need to leave your bus to get into Lower Manhattan, the best parking areas are at Battery Park, the World Trade Center (with registration and a permit from the DOT), and the South Street Seaport.

For pickups and dropoffs elsewhere in the city, just make sure your bus isn’t near a “No Stopping Anytime” sign, isn’t blocking a public bus stop, and isn’t in a vehicle travel lane. Metered spots will have a 3-hour time limit. For more information, refer to NYC’s tour bus guidelines.

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

If you’re traveling in Lower Manhattan, we definitely recommend taking public transportation as the area doesn’t have a lot of space for charter buses to maneuver and park.

If you’re traveling further away from the city center, such as north to the Bronx or east to Queens or Staten Island, public transportation routes may be thinner so we recommend taking your charter bus to those areas.

Planning Your Next Event in NYC

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Coordinating group trips in NYC is a difficult task for locals and first-time visitors alike—if only because there is so much to do in each of the city's boroughs!  Our charter bus rental services are designed to make the planning process simple, and we take great pride in our ability to offer quick and affordable coach bus rentals. It doesn’t matter if you’re booking your trip months in advance or a few weeks before it begins; we will do everything we can to ensure you have the exact rental you need for a successful trip.

Simplifying Your Trip With a Charter Bus Rental

In NYC, your group has so many transportation options. You could take the subway, taxis, rideshares, or private cars. Why, then, should you choose a charter bus rental instead?

A bus is the only form of group transportation that truly keeps everyone in your group together, allowing you to socialize and bond with your fellow passengers. Plus, when you rent a bus, you can set your own schedule with destinations that match your group’s preferences. Overall, charter buses provide you with a versatile transportation option outfitted with your choice of premium amenities for a more pleasurable travel experience in New York.

Ready to learn how much a New York City bus rental will cost for your trip? Call us today at 713-234-6591 for a free quote with no obligation to book.

Building Your New York City Itinerary

Without a local guide to help you plan your itinerary, you may find NYC to be an overwhelming destination. Once you touch down at JFK or LaGuardia, it’s important to have a plan for exactly where you will go and when to make the most of your time in the Big Apple. Of course your schedule should be tailored to your passengers' interests—art museums, NYC hidden gems, etc—but some places like Central Park are timeless classics that should be on everyone's NYC itinerary.

To help you decide which activities and sights to add to your itinerary, our team has compiled a guide of the top destinations by category. We hope this guide will inspire you to plan an unforgettable trip for your fellow group members!

Art Museums

a woman admires art pieces in new york cityWith its famous museums and world-renowned galleries, New York City is a mecca for art lovers. Art museums like MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum make for excellent group outings because you can take guided tours together or meander through the facilities at your leisure in smaller groups. When you book your charter bus reservation, allow for at least two to three hours between pick-ups and drop-offs at each museum so you have plenty of time to explore. 


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

a view of the statue of liberty from the groundAs a place where countless historical events took place, the city offers numerous opportunities for groups to see the past up close. You can experience everything from museums commemorating famous events and people to landmarks that remind us of important movements. Because of this, your group will greatly benefit from a charter bus rental to efficiently take you to each place on your list.

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

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Address: 103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Phone: (212) 982-8420

Entertainment in the City

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a city in the U.S. with more options for entertainment than NYC. You’ll find Broadway theaters, Times Square events, concerts, and more to keep you having fun 24/7. If you’re traveling with a small, intimate group of friends and family, we recommend a minibus rental for a day of bouncing to each activity.

For groups coming from out-of-town, we recommend a full-sized charter bus with luggage bays and overhead storage to ensure all of your passengers and belongings stay together.

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

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

Address: 226 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Phone: (646) 308-1337

VR World NYC

Address: 4 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016

Phone: (347) 915-5802

Chelsea Piers

Address: 62 Chelsea Piers, New York

Phone: (212) 336-6666

Food Scene

two folded pita bread pieces with greens on a plateThanks to the city’s cultural diversity, the restaurant options in New York are unrivaled. Grab a lox-and-schmear bagel in the morning, chow down on authentic Bolivian street food for lunch, and savor an Armenian dish at dinner time. Your charter bus driver can drop you off at each amazing dining spot in between your activities and events so you don’t miss a beat.

Hanoi House

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

Phone: (212) 995-5010

Superiority Burger

Address: 430 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

Phone: (212) 256-1192


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


Address: 45 Mercer St, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 966-9288

Educational Institutions

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Whether you’re hosting a campus tour for high school students or a seminar for college students, a minibus shuttle will help you efficiently transport participants to NYC’s top colleges and universities. Keeping everyone together in the same vehicle allows you to keep tabs on the students and ensure they are safe and comfortable.

Your chaperones will also appreciate the comfort of a charter bus. When you call us at 713-234-6591 to book your group transportation, be sure to ask about our premium amenity options such as WiFi and power outlets. If you’re traveling with young children, we recommend booking a bus with an on-board restroom to limit frequent bathroom break requests that can throw your trip off-schedule.

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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Planning a night out in the city? With a bus that’s outfitted with cushioned reclining seats, you can quite literally sit back and relax on your way to the party or get-together. Some bus operators even let patrons bring alcoholic beverages on board, so ask your reservation specialist if you can get the party started early on your particular bus rental.

One of the most frustrating parts of planning a night out is deciding who will be the designated driver, but we’ve already decided that for you. Your experienced bus driver will make sure you get to each destination safely and on time so you have one less thing to worry about during your night out.

Here are some exciting spots to help you plan your trip:


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

Phone: (212) 873-3400


Address: 74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Good Room

Address: 98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone: (718) 349-2373

Max Fish

Address: 120 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Phone: (212) 529-3959

Flatiron Lounge

Address: 4200, 37 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212) 727-7741


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New York City is overflowing with hotels, but finding the right one for your group can be a hassle. Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular places to stay to help you narrow your list.

While some hotels offer complimentary shuttles to and from the airport, they are not private and only travel between set locations. Book a private charter bus that runs on your group’s schedule, keeps everyone together, and has enough room for your luggage and belongings. This will allow you to zip through the city on your own time without having to rent multiple private cars or wait for taxis.

Hotel Edison

Address: 228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 840-5000

Paramount Hotel

Address: 235 West 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 764-5500

The Gallivant Times Square

Address: 234 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 246-8800

The Maxwell NYC

Address: 541 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

Phone: (212) 755-1200

Hotel Stanford

Address: 43 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 563-1500

Family-Friendly Attractions

mother and child pose for a picture in New York CityNYC offers a cornucopia of activities for families to enjoy together, some of which we suggest below. It doesn’t matter if your group of parents and kids are traveling for school events, sports tournaments, or a private party—National Charter Bus can accommodate you with a bus that exceeds your expectations every time.

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

Let’s Start Planning Your Charter Bus Trip in NYC Today

Once you know where you’re going and when, call our friendly reservation specialists at 713-234-6591 to receive a free quote. We’ll walk you through our simple reservation process and pair you with the perfect bus to make your NYC trip complete!


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