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The best party buses near NYC

Find a party bus in NYC and get your groove on aboard raves-on-wheels tricked out with TVs, hammocks and more

Written by
Lauren Rothman
,
Annalise Mantz
&
Time Out New York editors
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For a truly out-of-the-box fete, it’s hard to beat a party bus: NYC offers these comfy vehicles so you and your crew can blast the best party songs and sip your favorite beers while being shuttled to and fro your favorite spots. Since you don’t have to wait in lines or pay cover, it might even beat the experience at some of the rooftop bars and best clubs in NYC. Including a multicolor BYOB chicken bus, a 50-passenger behemoth and a double-decker, these are our favorite party buses in the city.

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All Inclusive Limo
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All Inclusive Limo

A small business with personalized attention from owner Frank, All Inclusive’s party buses are anything but petite, seating up to 26 passengers on the smaller option and up to 36 on the larger one. Both sizes boast cushioned black leather interiors, surround sound and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with DirecTV, along with Technicolor fiber optic lights. Hosting a bachelor party or a saucy ladies’ night? You can even request a bus with a “dance” pole. 834 Broadway, Massapequa (516-400-6040, allinclusivelimo.com)
Coachman Luxury Transport
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Coachman Luxury Transport

On the road for more than 25 years, Coachman’s party buses for 32, 42 or 49 passengers are among the most tricked-out available. Each one comes equipped with a five-amp, four-subwoofer sound system, a stand-up bar with potable water and a bathroom; the largest option has a generously proportioned 60-inch flat-screen TV (plus three other smaller TVs). With hourly rates around $200 per hour, it’s a reasonably priced option, too. 286 Route 109, Farmingdale (631-390-9003, coachmanluxury.com)
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Daniel’s Chicken Party Bus NYC
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Daniel’s Chicken Party Bus NYC

By far one of the most original party buses out there, Daniel’s—named, of course, for its kooky owner and operator—is a great option for a guest list that leans more toward hippie than in da club. After you and your friends climb onboard, drop your BYO booze into Daniel’s ready-and-waiting cooler then pick up a variety of instruments—bongos, tambourines, cow bells, maracas—and start making your own jams (yes, there’s a mic should inspiration strike) as Daniel drives you through your chosen neighborhood. The most popular package is five hours long—check out the two on-board hammocks if you require an alcohol-induced power nap. (516-429-6597, danielschickenbus.com)
Go NYC Party Bus
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Go NYC Party Bus

For those bashes where you just can’t seem to whittle down your guest list, call on Go NYC, whose double-decker bus accommodates up to 70 revelers. Featuring a neon-lit bar, a surround-sound stereo and an on-board bathroom, this giant makes it easy to while away a brew-fueled afternoon. For smaller parties, Go NYC also offers vehicles sized for 20, 24 or 30 people. (917-524-9642, gonycpartybus.com)
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NYC Party Bus Pros
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NYC Party Bus Pros

One of the most experienced party bus companies in the city, the Pros have been fulfilling prom, bachelorette and New Year’s Eve needs since 1999. With buses accommodating anywhere from 15 to 50 passengers, the company fits party needs both large and small, all in luxurious rides fitted with trippy lights, booming sound systems and restrooms on buses for 30 passengers or more. Interested in a non-standard celebration? The Pros recommend road-trip destinations such as Long Island winery tastings, Jersey Shore casinos and autumn pumpkin-picking. 228 Park Ave S (347-329-5466, nycpartybuspros.com)

Ultimate Party Bus and Limo
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Ultimate Party Bus and Limo

With swanky vehicles available in two sizes—16-to-20 passengers and 26-to-30 passengers—Ultimate’s name pretty much sums up its services. With comfy molded seats, flat-screen TVs, bathrooms and built-in bar coolers ready to be filled with ice and booze, the company’s fleet is party-ready. And with all-inclusive rates ranging from just $175 to $250 per hour, these mobile fiestas are a surprisingly affordable option. 251 Grove Ave, Verona, NJ (973-239-8100, ultimatepartybusandlimo.com)
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New York City Private Party Bus
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New York City Private Party Bus

Forget bottle service at the club—you’ll want to throw your next shindig on this bus complete with flashing lights and a dance pole. The $550 price tag might seem a bit steep at first, but once you realize that includes a two-hour open bar with unlimited snacks for your entire group, it seems much more reasonable. You can even rent a vehicle as late as 3am. Party bus after-party, anyone?

NYC Lights Tour by Party Bus
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NYC Lights Tour by Party Bus

Bachelorette parties, birthdays, random Saturday nights: whatever the occasion, you’ll have a blast on this ride through NYC. Your driver will take you across the Brooklyn Bridge for picturesque views of the Manhattan skyline. There’s even time for a photo opp in DUMBO. Take your pick of a limo, party bus or Rolls Royce, if you’re feeling really fancy.

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French Experience Party Bus
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French Experience Party Bus

Attention Francophiles: This is the nightlife experience for you. Once you step aboard the bus, you’ll feel like you've been transported to Paris—without actually driving anywhere. You’ll sample French wines, champagne, aperitifs, assorted cheeses and creme brulee as smooth jazz plays in the background. Gather 14 of your closest friends and pool your funds to experience this taste of France in the Big Apple—it’s the next best thing to boarding an international flight.

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