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  • Beth W
    1 contribution
    This was so much fun! The tour guide was wonderful and fun! We went to a distillery and 3 wineries that were all amazing. There truly was something for everyone- even those who aren’t big wine drinkers or those who think they don’t like wine (that was me- my hubby is the wine lover, lol!) I loved that they picked us up from the resort we were staying at so we could just sit back and sample all the delicious wines without worrying about driving anywhere later. We definitely will be doing this again the next time we are there.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Paul L
    29 contributions
    We used this company twice while in New York, both times they exceeded our expectations! The smartest and most polite drivers you could ever hope to encounter.

    Our drivers David & Michael, were brilliant! Both went out of their way to make sure two British visitors were looked after in the best possible way. Booking was straightforward, with any queries quickly responded to by the office. The cars were on time (early!) and spotlessly clean; you couldn't ask for a better service.

    You cannot go wrong engaging this company!
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • LMASZ
    New York City, NY24 contributions
    I've taken a variety of OvRride trips - countless day trips from NYC up to the ski mountains and two international trips for both snowboarding and surfing. If you don't have a car/ don't want to drive, you can't go wrong with the day trips. Easiest way to get up to the Catskills and beyond with bagels in the morning and beverages on the way back with plenty of nap time. Both international trips were some of my favorite trips I've ever taken - there's a lot of flexibility to try a variety of activities/ see the sights with a great group of people up for adventure.
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • Nate R
    1 contribution
    We've used New York Trolley Company for the last few parades that we were a part of. Dave is awesome at responding quickly and helpfully to all of our questions. Both drivers we've had were great and very patient with the very long days that the parade brings. Everyone loves the trolley and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun vehicle to reserve for parades, tours, etc. You won't be disappointed!
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • icetray07
    Sunnyvale, CA75 contributions
    My experience with Vamoose has been overwhelmingly positive. From the rewards program, trip cost, pickup and drop off points, customer service, etc. I suppose the only potential risk of a bus ride is traffic or delays but I can’t recall any major issues on this front and, even if there was, the ride is comfortable and the bus has WiFi and such. I recently took Amtrack/Acela and, though the ride was as fast and comfortable, I got off on the wrong stop in Maryland and was a bit soured by the experience. Also the train price and customer support is inferior to Vamoose. I definitely recommend Vamoose for travel between NYC and Maryland/DC/Virginia.
    Written 7 June 2021
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  • AMBSI
    Old Bridge, NJ2 contributions
    We have referred few clients to them and they never let us down. From call their office to chauffeur picking up passengers everything was smooth. Few passengers requested a shield in between chauffeur and passengers which they had, along with sanitizing car before the trip. Driver who picked them up had mask on, so the rides were pretty safe. I highly recommend them.
    Written 6 January 2021
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  • Chamini Kulathunga
    Iowa City, IA7 contributions
    My husband and I took a short line bus from Ithaca to Binghamton on 29th July, 2019. The bus was scheduled to start at 9.05 am, but there was no sign of a bus till 9.45. Passengers kept calling them, and the ruse customer service guy kept saying that he reached the driver and the driver’s said that he’ll be there soon. There was no sign of the bus for another 20 minutes or so. And when we called the customer care guy, he said the same and when we said that he told another passenger the same thing, but the driver hasn’t showed up yet, the customer care guy said that nobody called them before, which was not true because we all were there when this other lady made the phone call. When the driver finally showed up, (he didn’t even apologize to the passengers), someone asked why the bus was late and he said that it was his personal failure. I’m pretty sure that the company waits for the passengers to call them (specially in the summer) and see if they have enough passengers to run the bus. Because the ticket we got had no date on which we could take the bus or a seat assignment. It was valid for 3 months during which we were allowed to use it. I was so disappointed, and would never take a short line bus again. Nor do I recommend it to someone looking for a decent travel experience.
    Written 2 August 2019
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  • terip1025
    1 contribution
    It claims entertainment but the TV screens never came on and if your phone is dead then you have no entertainment. It felt very bumpy and loud ride and we were burning up. Could not get any air to come out and cool us off.
    Written 12 November 2019
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  • Ashraf K
    2 contributions
    I have used Golden class for a transfer from JFK to Manhattan, the car was so nice and clean. Our driver was super friendly and helpful, he had to wait for us for an hour as our flight delayed but without any extra charge. They track the flight and give you 1 hour free waiting time for the international flight, which is huge PLUS...
    Written 9 January 2019
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  • Chmpgnrose
    New York City, NY285 contributions
    One way from Orange County, NY to New York City I traveled alone on a ShortLine bus operated by Coach USA on a Sunday evening which is direct without rest stops or transfers. It was a restful ride without disturbance and the driver is experience with the route and the road. The driver takes NJ Garden State Parkway into Lincoln Tunnel. Since my journey was in the evening the driver turned off the lights enabling passengers to sleep or intake a phlegmatic meditation disposition before the beginning of a work week. It was a quiet journey without the standard MTA subway "showtime" or boisterously loud music blaring and passengers loudly muttering music lyrics and certainly no panhandlers walking throughout the bus. There is abundant room to store luggage or oversize baggage either overhead bins or exterior luggage compartment. "Two pieces of luggage will be accepted for transportation in the luggage compartment and one piece may be carried on the bus free of charge. ShortLine Coach USA reserves the right to limit and charge customers for additional pieces of luggage in peak periods. At this time a ticket will be issued and required on all additional baggage and a fee of $5.00 per piece on a space available basis will be in effect. Baggage is transported at the customer's risk; the company is not responsible for lost or damaged luggage, or its contents."

    The bus schedule departure time frequency appears to run every hour or hour and half intervals which is frequent than New Jersey Transit. This is a great advantage as when one bus is missed to enable another opportunity without being too late into the evening. The company need to limit the number of tickets sold for seating capacity as the bus was nearly full to maximum occupancy. Access to Coach USA Shortline Bus from New York City is Port Authority Bus Terminal on the lower level.
    Written 6 November 2019
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  • jungstar
    Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions
    We did a company tour with the company where I was working around Manhattan with drinks and a guide a Saturday. We had visitors from overseas and it was a great way to see the city. Maybe the trips was a little too long with traffic but we ended up out in Long Island and had a great day. I hope the driver could stand us!
    Written 17 September 2019
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  • Gearhead85
    San Francisco236 contributions
    I shouldn't complain. For $16, the Newark Airport Express got me to Grand Central in 35 minutes (at 8:30 in the evening) and the bus left promptly on time. However, I was surprised to be on an old urban city bus that had been retired by the MTA. I really wonder whether it was legal for such a bus to run on highways and whether it could pass a safety inspection. The bus also had the genuine reek of stale urine. So a mixed experience overall.
    Written 17 January 2018
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  • mainonyc
    1 contribution
    Great service and happy this company is here in Harlem I will be traveling with them again thank you
    Written 25 October 2019
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  • Jo Sui
    Atlanta, GA49 contributions
    When it worked, the service could be really nice. The driver was very kind, the car was clean and the wifi was sort of reliable.
    BUT, so many things happened within one trip. First, the driver decided to leave a stop 25 minutes earlier. I don't know if that's a request from the dispatcher or not. Then we had to wait >1 hour at the next stop because the customers who missed the bus at the last stop complained to the company and the company hired an uber to send them over. But why >1 hour wait? Don't know. A passenger who was already on the bus and trying to catch a flight freaked out due to the long wait. The driver was so nice and she tried her best I can tell.
    Of course when we collected all the missing passengers and got to the stop, the people there have been waiting for a very long time.
    Coming from Canada, the bus has to cross the border. One passenger got stopped there and we had to wait for him. And the driver said a day before, they were hold 2 hours because one person couldn't pass the custom interview. Just so many moving pieces to make the bus schedule reliable.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • robhlynch
    New York City, NY2 contributions
    This bus is not luxurious, it’s a very similar format to the jitney, just maybe a little newer. You can reserve a specific seat, which is helpful, but the tickets are generally higher cost than the jitney. And being to buy the seat alongside you at a discount is nice if you are willing to pay for it. But my bus had no water or snacks, and was 25 minutes late. Good luck trying to contact someone at the company if you have a problem, no one answers the phone.
    Written 20 June 2022
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