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Unfortunately, the excellent LimoLiner service between New York and Boston stopped operating on December 31, 2019. You can no longer ride a LimoLiner.
 

 

Luxury service meant to compete with—and be more comfortable than—the airlines, LimoLiner carried business-class passengers between Boston and Manhattan from 2003 through 2019, but competition from other bus companies, and lowered airfares and train ticket prices, put it out of business on the last day of December 2019.

What It Was Like...

Let me emphasize the joy of traveling city center to city center on "your own bus" (which is what LimoLiner feels like). If you're staying in a Midtown Manhattan hotel near Rockefeller Center, or in Boston's Back Bay, you walk to the bus, your luggage is loaded on for you, you show your ID, enter the coach and settle in. No taxi ride to a teminal, no elaborate check-in, no unloading your pockets or taking off your shoes for a tedious security check, no long walk to the boarding gate, then another wait, and more of the same at the other end of your trip. And no lost luggage.

The Comforts

LimoLiner coaches carried only 28 passengers in comfortable, reserved, reclining leather seats equipped with power outlets, seat belts, and free Wifi Internet (fairly robust in my experience).

Aircraft-style luggage bins above the seats held your carry-on stuff.

Complimentary sandwiches, snacks and beverages were delivered to you by an attendant, who also offered headsets for enjoying the satellite TV, five channels of music, and a feature-length movie.

The toilets were the best on any bus.

The front and middle of the motorcoach had Pullman-style forward-facing seats with good legroom. At the back of mid-coach were the galley and toilet. In the rear were a two-person and a four-person tables, with facing seats. Behind them was a last row of Pullman seats.

On the Road

The ride was that of a highway vehicle: mostly fairly smooth, with gentle rocking, but bumps and jolts (like air turbulence) over patched road surface and bridges (of which there are many along the route). It wasn't perfect for working on a computer, but it was easily possible—in fact, I wrote this page seated at a small table in the back of a LimoLiner coach somewhere in Connecticut, sipping a cup of hot tea brought by the attendant. I took the photos on this page during the trip and uploaded the finished web page to NewEnglandTravelPlanner.com as we cruised toward Boston.

Located right over the wheels, table seats were a bit bumpier than seats in the middle of the coach. I enjoyed the ride, though: the legroom, the ability to move around, the views, the service, and the fact that I wasn't driving!

The 45 minutes of ride near New York City were very bumpy because of the poor quality of the road surface. In Boston, the bumpy part lasted only about 10 minutes.


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LimoLiner Bus New York - Boston

Above, LimoLiner coach enroute from
New York City to Boston—this web page uploaded to the Internet right from the bus.


 

LimoLiner New York - Boston

The table area at the rear of the coach. (The empty seat on the left at the two-person table was mine.)

 
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