Living in the Boston suburbs, we have a lot of options for traveling between Boston and NYC. You can fly, take the train, drive, or take a bus. We’ve tried all of them, but hadn’t found the perfect solution until now. Driving is tedious, and taking the train or flying can be really expensive. For this recent trip, we took the LimoLiner bus from Boston to NYC, and loved our experience.
The LimoLiner is a family-friendly, pet-friendly (on some routes) luxury motor coach that travels between Boston’s Back Bay and Midtown Manhattan, with a stop in Framingham. When booking the tickets, guests have the opportunity to select their seat and choose a meal (options include a hot meal, a cold meal, a vegetarian meal, or a salad with meat). I love being able to choose seats in advance – that way you know that your family can sit together, even if you get on at the second stop. The Framingham stop is currently at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, and parking is offered for $10 for your whole trip.
On Sunday morning, we boarded the bus and were greeted by our driver and the onboard attendant. The attendant is there to make your trip more comfortable, and provides beverage, meal, and snack service (all complimentary). He also provided headphones to those who needed to borrow them, and put on a movie for our trip. There’s a rest room on board, which is essential if you are traveling with kids. There’s also free WiFi. There’s plenty of legroom, and the seats are comfortable.
The food on board was actually really good. On the bus from Boston to NYC, the hot meal was potstickers with rice, and on the return, we had BBQ chicken quesadillas. The kids also enjoyed the meals. On evening trips, a glass of wine is also offered to passengers over 21.
The trip from Framingham to NYC was approximately 4 hours, and the bus stops right at the Hilton Midtown, which is so convenient. We weren’t staying at the Hilton, but next time, I probably will. The bus picked us up on time for both the trip to and from NYC, and was just a little late due to evening construction on the Mass Pike on our return.
Overall, the LimoLiner is extremely convenient, and the price is better than taking the train or flying. With the additions of complimentary meals, beverages, and snacks, it’s an even better deal. You can learn more about the LimoLiner on their website.
Disclosure: We received two complimentary LimoLiner tickets. All opinions are my own.
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