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  • gjone1
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Himanshi Agrawal with OurBus is amazing. She helped me quickly and with the greatest of ease. She's made me a loyal customer and now I will happily recommend using OurBus over all the other options 👍🏾
    Written 12 July 2024
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  • Aaron D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My Ovrride bus trip to Bellayre mountain for a weekend ski trip was terrific. The tour guides were helpful and fun, and went above and beyond to ensure our trip went smoothly and helped us with several questions we had along the way. I will use this bus tour service again in the future, and recommend it to anyone who would look for a fun ski trip with friends or family.
    Written 20 January 2024
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  • Melony B
    United States1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I never leave reviews, but this Empire Limousine is deserving on one. So glad I came across this service ! The agent I spoke to over the phone when I called them was very helpful. She even helped me setup the whole event. I had multiple people working along the process but everything was made super easy for my office staff. My staff got the text messages when they arrive at EWR Newark Liberty Airport and I also got the text and email regarding each reservation. They were a little pricy but its worth every penny. I was relaxed and they took care of everything.
    Written 24 October 2023
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  • 61Bounty
    New York City, NY36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a round trip from NYC to Bethesda, MD. Going south was indeed perfect: an excellent driver, precise on-time service, an extremely clean bus, w/ lots of leg room. The same can be said about the return except for one incident: the driver decided during the ride to fully open her window. When I requested that she close the window, she replied that someone was eating chips and that as soon as the chips were done, she would close the window. I was sitting diagonally across from her in the front row...it was 40 degrees outside, and no place to move, the bus was full. Seemed pretty inappropriate -- at least close the window a little bit, make an effort to make the customer happy. It was another 10 minutes before the window was closed. Not cool. Actually, it was cold (and I was wearing two shirts and a microfleece vest). Management should have a chat with her.
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • L_A
    17 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Getting the tickets and the coach there and back was fine, done this loads of times and well worth the trip. This time the only down point was the rudeness of the driver there, who spoke to me when I asked a simply question about my ticket, like I was the stupidest person alive. I get the impression hes quite used to speaking to maybe non-english speaking passengers anyway he wants, but when he spoke to me that way (from the UK) hes $10 dollar tip went straight back in my pocket!!
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • Andre C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Going between Albany and NYC the bus was clean, comfortable, air conditioned, and on time. Outlets are available at each seat for charging. I would definitely ride Trailways again.
    Written 28 June 2024
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  • terip1025
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Gearhead85
    San Francisco227 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Paul L
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Ashraf K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Gnanadas D
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    The drivers are rude, no lanes for boarding - chaos. In a two seat seating, no arm rest in the middle. Sometimes drivers are careless even changing the lanes.
    Written 26 June 2024
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  • Joe
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best birthday pizza tour, the trolley seating was perfect for interacting with friends as you can sit across from one another. Plenty off room to move around on the trolley.
    Great experience!

    Thank you New York Trolley!
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • Sarah
    33 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Traveling from DC to NYC with my husband. With Amtrak prices nearing $200/person we opted for the more affordable option and paid $25/person to take the express bus. And well, I guess you get what you pay for. The bus is AWFUL. It’s 41°F outside and there is NO heating. All of the armrests looks like the one pictured below. The climate control panel is missing over some seats. The driver was not pleasant at all. He started the trip by saying, “we do not make rest stops on this bus, I am a driver not a nanny. We only stop when I have to pee.” I am so grateful that we have booked the train for the remainder of our trip.
    Written 26 December 2019
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  • jungstar
    Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Cheryl D
    Parkville, MD52 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    On Friday, March 29, the 11:40 bus from Baltimore to NY arrived over three and a half hours late. In compensation, I was offered a voucher for $4.99 for a future trip. That just adds insult to injury. I missed a class that was scheduled to begin at 6:30 in NYC, for which I paid $65. $20 fee To reschedule the class to May, plus train fare, plus hotel. This is the second time I’ve chosen Megabus for a NY trip in the past six months and the second time there was a major delay ("breakdown that occurred on your bus service from New York, NY, Megabus Bus Stop - 34th St b/t 11th Ave and 12th Ave(NEW) to Baltimore, MD, White Marsh MTA Park & Ride(BAL) at 14:00 on 13 November 2023.
    We are working diligently to resolve this issue and expect a replacement bus to arrive in 45-60 minutes.") On a more positive note, the return bus to B-more was not AS late and the driver, Mark, was a real pleasure. His announcements were charming and funny.
    Written 6 April 2024
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