I’d heard about the Chinatown buses that originally began in the late 1990′s. They carried Asian immigrants from DC to New York and back to shop or visit relatives for a fraction of what it cost to take the train or airplane. But I never had the nerve to get on one. Over the years, as the popularity of the buses increased, other entrepreneurs started competitive bus services.
And lo and behold, I don’t know when it started but now, there is a bus service from the Vienna Metro Station to Penn Station in New York.
I do remember that in the 1990′s, my husband and I took our daughters and his granddaughters to New York City to spend a few days in NYC. We rode the train and spent a small fortune on that part of the trip alone!
DC2NY calls itself “The Upscale Bus”. It offers express service on the weekends, clean restrooms, new buses, convenient locations, and free internet service! The two pickup stops in Virginia are at the Vienna/Fairfax/GMU Metro Stop and the Franconia-Springfield Metro Stop. All major credit cards are accepted and they even have a DC2NY Rewards Club (it’s free so join it). Fares for VA members are $30 one way or $55 round trip. Walk up tickets are $35. So there’s no reason why you can’t go to NY to see that play you’ve been dying to see, or take that holiday shopping trip. All the details are at DC2NY.com.
Guess what? They also have bus service to Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches.