New York City and buses. This is a great and essential way to get around for the residents. It may be intimidating for tourists, but it isn't too hard to learn. Take a look to find information on buses to get into, around, and out of New York.
For those looking for bus tours, take a look at the following 48 hour pass to ride a tour bus:
There are a few discount bus lines which run between Boston and New York at very cheap prices (some starting at $1, but typically ~$20 one way), especially when compared to airplanes and trains. All in all, the experience on buses seem to be the luck of the draw. Everyone has a nightmare story no matter which bus line.
|Bolt Bus||Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC||http://www.boltbus.com/||Guaranteed seat, Free Wireless Internet, Power Outlets||Clean, reasonably priced, and free Internet and power outlets make the trip even faster.|
|Megabus||Atlantic City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and more (check site for details)||http://www.megabus.com/us/||Guaranteed seat, Free Wireless Internet||Clean, reasonably priced, and free Internet.|
|Lucky Star Bus||Boston||http://www.luckystarbus.com/||Cheap||Discount bus running from Chinatown. Some complain about bad service, others have had no problems.|
|Fung Wah Bus||Boston||http://www.fungwahbus.com||Cheap||One of the original discount buses running from Chinatown. Some complain about bad service, others love the interesting experiences or had no problems.|
|Apex Bus||Philadelphia, Washington DC, and more (check site)||http://www.apexbus.com/||Guaranteed seat||Discount bus running from Chinatown. Some complain about bad service, others have had no problems.|
|DC2NY Bus||Washington DC||https://www.dc2ny.com/||Free Internet, guaranteed seat, can reschedule, member discounts||Good service and free Internet.|
|Todays Bus||Philadelphia, Washington DC, and more (check site)||http://www.todaysbus.com/||-||-|
|New Century||Philadelphia, Washington DC||http://www.2000coach.com/||-||-|
|Vamoose Bus||Bethesda, MD / Arlington, VA||http://www.vamoosebus.com/||-||Suburban DC stops.|
For a few years now, there has been the LimoLiner bus service at premium prices but at a discount compared to the train and airplane with which it competes primarily with. It is a good alternative, especially for business travelers who don't want to deal with the hassle of the airport or the price of the train. It is also good for the well-to-do who don't like the discount bus experience
It is quite similar to a flying experience in that you can book specific seats, there is an onboard attendent, there are movies showing, and food is served. Extra bonuses though are the power outlets, the wireless Internet, leather seats with 2 arm rests per person, cell-free zones, and clean washrooms. Aside from possible traffic disruptions, this is a good alternative.