If you love heading to New York City but hate the drive, we have an alternative. OurBus is now serving York and Lancaster. The newest bus services hopes to add options to an underserved market.
“OurBus is a network company that sets up a new routes for local charter bus companies. We are partnering with a local charter bus company here in Lancaster called Executive Coach and they are running a daily service now from York and Lancaster to New York City,“ said Axel Hellman, Cofounder of OurBus.
The service runs once a day Monday through Saturday and twice a day on Sundays. Fares average $24 but can run as low as $10 each way.
“ The best part of the service is that it’s a high-end charter bus. It’s not a typical bus that you are used to riding. There is Wi-Fi on the bus. Every seat has charging docks. We give bottled water to the passengers. It’s a good experience,” Hellman said.
There is a tremendous ease in booking these trips. The online only ticketing and app make the process very simple. Plus, a person can track their bus in real-time on the OurBus app to check arrival and departure times. During the week, the bus leaves York at 6 a.m. at the bus station across from People’s Bank Park and 6:41 a.m. from the Hotel Lancaster.
“OurBus does all electronic ticketing. You never have to wait in line at the ticket counter and you never have to print anything. You can just go on your phone or go on our website and buy a ticket and use email confirmation or the app to check in,“ said Hellman.
Along with the service to New York City, there are a few stops on the way. The entire trip takes about 3 1/2 hours from Lancaster to New York with stops at Malvern and King of Prussia and Fort Washington.
The new service is off and running with ribbon cutting today in Lancaster at noon at the Visitors Center. Also, OurBus is offering a complimentary ride to NYC today which will depart at 1:30 p.m.
Riders can also influence the next possible route. Through crowdsourcing, the company is always taking suggestions from potential customers to determine the next route. OurBus is set to unveil service from State College to NYC in just a few weeks.
You can find more information on OurBus here.