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The 7 Best Luxury Bus Companies in America 

Vonlane luxury bus company

Luxury bus lines are the first-class version of economy bus lines like MegaBus and Greyhound. Luxury bus companies feature ample reclining space, tons of legroom, fast WiFi, clean bathrooms, and complimentary drinks and snacks. 

Luxury buses can be a good alternative to flying, as you don’t have to deal with airport security lines or the hassle of getting to and from the airport. Instead, you’ll generally arrive at a convenient location in the center of the city. Most luxury bus lines also include free amenities including food and drinks and two checked bags.

These are the best luxury bus companies in America. 

Luxury Bus CompanyLocations
C&J Bus LinesMassachusetts, New York, New Hampshire
Concord Plus Coach LinesMaine, New York
Hampton Ambassador JitneyNew York
The JetNew York, Washington, D.C.
Red CoachFlorida, Texas
Vamoose GoldVirginia, Maryland, New York
VonlaneTexas, Tennessee, Georgia

C&J Bus Lines

CJ Luxury Bus

C&J Bus Lines has more legroom than even most first-class airline seats. The leather recliner-style seats are arranged in a 2-1 configuration, so you can have both a window and aisle seat if you so choose. There are power outlets at all seats and free Wi-Fi. However, there is no onboard entertainment.

Two bags are included in the ticket price. 

C&J Bus Lines Locations:

  • Boston Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts
  • South Station, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Andover, Massachusetts
  • Tewksbury, Massachusetts
  • Port Authority, New York City, New York
  • Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Seabrook, New Hampshire
  • Dover, New Hampshire

Concord Plus Coach Lines

Concord Luxury Bus

Concord Coach Lines runs regular bus service between various Northeastern destinations, but it also offers the Plus Bus, its luxury bus line that runs between Portland, Maine, and New York City. The bus departs Portland at 6:30 a.m. daily (except for Tuesdays) and departs New York City at 1:45 p.m. daily (except for Tuesdays.) The ride takes about six hours and features executive-style seating, free movies, WiFi, and power outlets.

The interior of this bus is nicer than a regular bus, but is one of the lower levels of luxury buses featured on this list.

Reservations are required for the Plus Bus.

Concord Plus Lines Locations:

  • Portland, Maine
  • New York City, New York

Hampton Ambassador Jitney

Hampton Abassador

The Jitney is one of the most famous ways to get from New York City to the Hamptons, but if you want to travel in a bit more style, opt for the Hampton Jitney’s luxury bus line, the Hampton Ambassador. More luxurious than the regular bus, but not as posh as a helicopter, the Ambassador features reserved seating, a 2-1 configuration, plush leather seats with adjustable headreasts, new-release movies, WiFi, healthy snacks, wine samplings from local vineyards, coffee, tea, and cold drinks. 

Hampton Ambassador Jitney Locations

  • New York City
  • Montauk
  • North Fork
  • Westhampton

The Jet

The Jet Luxury Bus

On the popular Washington, DC to New York City route, a luxury bus can be a better choice than flying, as you depart and arrive from central locations within the city (Hudson Yards in New York City and Metro Center in DC), and don’t have to add on travel time to and from the airports. 

The best way to traverse the route? On The Jet’s luxury buses, which feature trademarked hover seats. These ultra-comfortable seats have a gel-foam base, memory-foam back, a built-in tray table, pneumatic leg rest, a 22″ seat width, and a 45-degree recline. The seats have a unique motion-canceling technology that will eliminate the feeling of bumps and road vibrations for a super smooth ride. 

The Jet has a luxury bathroom onboard, with a touchless sink, soap dispenser, and complimentary toiletries. 

Prices for the 4 hour 15 minute journey start at $99.

The Jet Locations:

  • New York City, New York
  • Washington, DC

Red Coach

Red Coach Luxury Bus

Red Coach operates three types of buses: first class, business class, and premium economy. First-class luxury buses have just 27 seats and 21-inch wide recliner-style seats with footrests that recline 140 degrees. Business class seats are nearly the same, however, there are 38 seats that are 18-inches wide. Economy class buses are more typical of regular coaches, with 56 traditional bus-style seats.

All Red Coach buses feature lap trays, Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, and onboard restrooms.

Red Coach Locations:

  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Fort Myers, Florida
  • Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Gainesville, Florida
  • Kissimmee, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Naples, Florida
  • Ocala, Florida
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Orlando UCF, Florida
  • Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Sarasota, Florida
  • Tallahassee, Florida
  • Tallahassee FSU, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Austin, Texas
  • College Station, Texas
  • Cypress, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Forth Worth, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Katy, Texas
  • Richardson, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • The Woodlands, Texas

Vamoose Gold Bus

Vamoose Gold Luxury Bus

Vamoose has been operating regular bus service between New York, Maryland, and Virginia for a number of years, but it now offers a luxury bus line as well, Vamoose Gold. This business-class bus service has just 34 seats in a 2-1 configuration. All seats are leather and recline, and feature reading lights, power outlets, ample legroom, WiFi, and bottled water. 

Vamoose Gold Locations:

  • Lorton, Virginia
  • Arlington, Virginia
  • Bethesda, Maryland
  • Penn Station, New York


Vonlane luxury bus company

Seats on Vonlane’s luxury buses are extra plush leather recliners, with ample legroom and adjustable legrests. The seats are in a 2-1 configuration, and offer plenty of room.

Buses have dedicated attendants who serve drinks and snacks and can help out with anything riders need onboard. 

Vonlane Locations:

  • Austin, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Fort-Worth, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Atlanta, Georgia

The Best New York to Washington D.C. Buses

No matter how you travel from New York City to Washington, D.C., the journey can be long. Amtrak takes nearly as long as driving, and can be extremely pricey. Flying is faster, but then you have to factor in time getting to the airport and through airport security. Taking the bus between New York and Washington, D.C. can be the easiest and best way to travel between the two cities, and it only takes around four hours. These are the best New York to Washington, D.C. buses.

Bus CompanyAmenitiesCost
MegabusBathrooms, power outlets, WiFi, free movies and tv showsTickets start at $1
Tripper Bus EliteWiFi, electrical outlets, bathrooms, fewer seats and extra legroom, leather seats, bottled waterAround $55 one-way
The JetRecliner seats, free WiFi, reserved seats, bathrooms, free snacks and beverages$99-$199 one-way
Vamoose GoldOnly 34 seats in a 2-1 configuration, leather seats, extra legroom, free WiFi, bottled water, bathrooms. Note that Vamoose Gold only has stops in Northern Virginia and southern Maryland, and not inside D.C.Only 34 seats in a 2-1 configuration, leather seats, extra legroom, free WiFi, bottled water, bathrooms

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4 thoughts on “The 7 Best Luxury Bus Companies in America ”

    1. Luxury Check In Staff

      Some of the regular bus lines are pretty bad here… that’s why we love these luxury bus lines!

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