LimoLiner Review: A luxury bus from Boston to NYC that is convenient and fun to take into the city.
Disclosure: We received two complimentary LimoLiner tickets. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links included. A purchase/click through one of these links may result in a commission paid to us at no additional cost to you.
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, especially when you factor in parking. For our recent NYC family trip, we took the LimoLiner bus from Boston to NYC, and loved our experience.
LimoLiner Review: Bus from Boston to NYC (and Back)
What is the LimoLiner?
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, MA. When booking the LimoLiner 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 LimoLiner Framingham stop is currently at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, and parking is offered for $10 for your whole trip. LimoLiner passengers have to park in the bottom lot, but it’s still a quick walk to the entrance of the hotel, where the bus stops. This parking cost is a huge bargain in comparison to parking at the train station or airports.
Our LimoLiner Review and Experience
On Sunday morning, we boarded the bus in Framingham 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 with your ticket). He also provided headphones to those who needed to borrow them, and put on a movie for our trip.
There’s a restroom on board, which is essential if you are traveling with kids. There’s also free WiFi on board. There’s plenty of legroom, and the seats are comfortable.
The food on board the LimoLiner bus was actually really good. On the Boston to NYC bus, the hot meal was potstickers with rice, and on the NYC to Boston bus, 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. 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. If traveling during a peak time, you may find that the travel time is longer due to traffic.
Where does the LimoLiner Drop Off in NYC?
Once you arrive in NYC, 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. I’ve stayed there before and enjoyed my stay. On the return trip, the stop is the same. We took the opportunity to grab some food from the Halal Guys since we were already in the area.
This downtown stop is so much more convenient than taking the plane from Boston to NYC. When flying, you’ll be at LaGuardia or Kennedy – neither of which is very close to downtown Manhattan. Even if you have to take a cab from the Hilton, it will be a shorter ride.
LimoLiner Boston Bus Stop
The LimoLiner originates and ends in Boston’s Back Bay, in front of the Sheraton Back Bay. Again, while this may not be exactly where you are staying, it shouldn’t be too long of a ride to your destination in Boston.
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.