New York City Charter Bus & Minibus Rentals

Group travels bringing you through New York, New York? National Charter Bus is here for you! Our nationwide network of motorcoaches and 24-hour reservation team make renting an NYC charter bus as simple as possible. We provide seamless group transportation solutions for every occasion—from field trips and weddings to corporate and sporting events.

Call 718-233-4974 today for a fast and free bus rental pricing quote tailored to your New York City group trip destinations!

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Questions about renting a bus? We have answers.

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Rent the Perfect Bus For Your NYC Trip

Every group outing and get-together is different, which means you’ll need a customized transportation plan to make the most of your New York City excursion. That’s where National Charter Bus comes in. Our network of motorcoaches includes a wide variety of bus models—from full-sized charter bus rentals to compact minibus shuttles—so you’ll always have the ideal bus rental for your passengers’ needs throughout NYC’s boroughs.

Rest assured that when you call 718-233-4974 a reservation specialist will tailor your New York bus rental plan to your trip’s details. You can expect:

  • More than enough space for your passengers to sit comfortably and store luggage and personal belongings
  • Second-to-none safety features that exceed federal and local motorcoach regulations
  • Every amenity you request, including  WiFi, a DVD player, TV monitors, power outlets, restrooms, and more.
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Popular Destinations in NYC

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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.

The Best Destinations for NYC Group Trips

Whether you’re filling up an itinerary for a private sightseeing tour or just looking for fun spots to spend time between business events or after a sporting event, you’ll find no shortage of places to go and things to see in NYC. There’s so much, in fact, that narrowing down your list of must-see New York attractions can be overwhelming.

Not to worry—we’ve put together some of the most popular destinations our passengers have visited in the Big Apple, based on interests. Some are hidden gems while others are timeless classics every visitor should see in their lifetime. 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 cityNew York City is one of the biggest cultural hubs in the world, in part thanks to the famous museums and world-renowned galleries located here. Rally up your group of art lovers and explore the art spaces these boroughs have to offer in total comfort! When you book your charter bus reservation, allow for at least two to three hours between pic

MoMa

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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Manhattan alone is home to countless historical sites. And if you’re traveling with history buffs and want to make the most of this storied city, you’ll need an efficient transportation plan between museums, landmarks, and visitor centers. Luckily, when you rent a charter bus, you’ll have a climate-controlled cabin waiting for you outside every destination, ready to whisk you to the next stop on your NYC 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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New York City is called the city that never sleeps for a reason—there are enough entertainment options here to fill weeks’ worth of group itineraries! Groups coming in from out-of-town to see the lights, theater shows, events, and concerts should consider renting a full-sized charter bus with luggage bays to ensure you don’t miss a single moment of the action in NYC.

 

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

 

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

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New York City is one of the most diverse towns you’ll find in the US—which means the food scene here is like no other. Your group can grab lox-and-schmear bagels in the morning, chow down on authentic Bolivian street food for lunch, and savor an Armenian dish at dinner time. Never run late for a dinner reservation by locking in a charter bus rental, and a professional bus driver will ensure you arrive at your table right on time.

 

Hanoi House

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

Phone: (212) 995-5010

 

Vic’s

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

 

Galli

Address: 45 Mercer St, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 966-9288

 

Educational Institutions

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When it comes to institutions for higher education, New York City is home to many places you can call your alma mater. And when you’re traveling with aspiring academics, the transportation plan should be the last thing on your mind. Let us handle it for you by booking a minibus shuttle between every campus tour on your prospective students’ itinerary. Keeping everyone together in the same vehicle allows you to keep tabs on the students and ensure they are safe and comfortable.

 

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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When it comes to taking in the NYC nightlife, your group of party people is going to need a reliable ride all night long. Let us be your designated driver for your New York nightlife tour, so no one has to drive and miss out on the fun, drinks, and dancing these clubs, lounges, and bars have to offer!  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.

 

Good Room

Address: 98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone: (718) 349-2373

 

The 40/40 Club

Address:  6 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010

Phone: (212) 832-4040

 

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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Traveling with kids? From families exploring the boroughs together to field trip groups and summer camps heading to specific museums, we have experience transferring little passengers to NYC’s top family-friendly destinations:

 

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

Whenever you’re ready to get started, our 24-hour reservation team will be standing by and ready to help! We’ll assist you with every step of the reservation process—from picking out the perfect motorcoach for your passengers to answering any questions you might have along the way.

Call 718-233-4974 today to receive a fast, free quote for your custom NYC bus rental plan!

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