Vamoose Bus Beefs up Service to ‘March For Our Lives’ and ‘Cherry Blossom Festival’ events in DC

Bus booking data predicts a robust increase in travel activity to the Washington, DC area.

New York, March 12, 2018 – Vamoose Bus, an intercity bus company serving NYC and the DC area, estimates that travel activity in the New York City – Washington, DC corridor is expected to reach a high-peak on the fourth weekend of March 2018. The March For Our Lives rally, which will be held in Washington, DC on Saturday, March 24, 2018, and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which is scheduled to kick off on the same day, are expected to draw millions of attendees.

“As we are nearing the day of these events, we’re noticing a high volume of bus tickets sold,” said Fred Lastres, Director of Operations at Vamoose Bus. “Booking data suggest that the number of travelers who will flock to the Washington, DC area may reach a record level.”

Lastres added that Vamoose Bus is monitoring the flow of bus reservations, and will continue to expand the bus schedules to accommodate the stream of travelers heading to DC area to participate in the respective events.

Passengers can get schedule information and purchase bus tickets by visiting


About Vamoose Bus
Vamoose Bus, a bus company headquartered in NYC, operates daily buses between Midtown Manhattan and several cities in suburban Washington, D.C. The bus stops are conveniently located at Penn Station in New York City; Bethesda Metro station in Bethesda, MD; Rosslyn Metro station in Arlington, VA; and Lorton VRE station in Lorton, VA.

Launched in 2004, Vamoose Bus has built a reputation for dependable on-time departures and arrivals, convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, cost-effective travel fares, and especially, a safe travel experience. Vamoose Bus was awarded “Best Bus to NYC” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2015.

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Vamoose Bus Commences Early-Morning “Gold Bus” Service Into New York City From Washington, Dc Area

Business travelers from the DC area can now ride the early-morning Gold Bus and be in NYC in time for lunch.

New York, NY (May 26, 2016) – Vamoose Bus, the intercity bus company that moves more than 7,000 travelers a week between the Washington, DC area and midtown Manhattan, announced the commencement of a significant expansion of its scheduled, Business-class Gold Bus service.

Beginning June 1 – and every Monday through Thursday — travelers desiring a full day of business and pleasure in Manhattan can board a Vamoose Gold Bus in Arlington, VA, at 6:00 a.m. with an additional pick-up in Bethesda, MD at 6:30 a.m., and arrive at West 30th Street and Seventh Avenue, one block from Penn Station in the heart of midtown Manhattan before 11:00 a.m.

No other bus company offers this service between New York City and the Washington, DC area.

“With the expansion of our premium Gold service, business travelers can now ride in the comfort of the Gold Bus and be in midtown Manhattan in time for lunch,” said Florence Bluzenstein, a company co-owner. “You will be able to do more – business meetings, theater, shopping, dining, or enjoy a full range of tourist activities during your day.”

In addition, the new Gold Bus departs at 12 noon for the DC area on Monday through Thursday each week. This new service supplements an existing late afternoon Gold Bus departure from New York.

The new early morning departure from the DC area will supplement existing Gold Bus service which offers a scheduled 9:00 a.m. daily departure from Arlington, VA, with a single pick-up stop in Bethesda at 9:30 a.m., and an estimated 1:30 p.m. arrival in midtown Manhattan.

For fare and schedule information, or to reserve a seat, visit


About the Vamoose Gold Bus
The Gold Bus is like no other bus on the Washington-New York corridor. It features wide-body, “two-and-one” leather seating with extra arm- and legroom, on-board free Internet service (Wi-Fi), and 110-volt AC electric outlets. It carries only 36 passengers, compared with 56 seats on standard coach buses. The Gold Bus is currently in high demand from corporate travelers seeking an alternative to air travel or train. Vamoose believes that its luxury service will appeal to any traveler who values comfort and amenities over standard lower cost service. Vamoose Bus was awarded “Best Bus to NYC” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2015.

Record numbers to travel by bus this Memorial Day

A new research report shows that the intercity bus industry is expected to see highest Memorial Day weekend ridership in 25 years, according to the American Bus Association.

The report, conducted by DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development with support from Vamoose Bus affiliate, forecasts that as many as 1.8 million traveler will ride on motorcoaches in scheduled service this Memorial Day, up 5% over 2014.

See the full report here.


Vamoose Bus Introduces Same-Day Luggage Storage Service in NYC

New luggage storage service will offer Vamoose Bus travelers to New York City a convenient option to store their bags while spending the day in the city.

New York, NY (August 30, 2013) – Vamoose Bus, the popular express bus service between New York City and the Washington, DC suburbs, introduced their newest service to its customers: Same-Day Luggage Storage Service. This new service, offered at the Vamoose Bus office in Midtown Manhattan, allows Vamoose passengers to conveniently store their luggage while spending the day in the city.

“Our passengers will now have the flexibility of checking out of their hotel rooms in the morning, and can enjoy a full day in the city without schlepping along their bags,” said Sam Bluzenstein, president of Vamoose Bus.

The luggage storage service is offered at the Vamoose Bus office in New York City; no advance reservation is required. The fee for this service is $5.00 per piece of luggage.

About Vamoose Bus:
Vamoose Bus, a family-owned, intercity bus company launched in 2004, transports more than 6,000 travelers a week between New York City and the Washington, DC suburbs. The NYC stop is located one block from Penn Station, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The DC area stops are located in Bethesda, MD; Arlington (Rosslyn), VA and Lorton, VA. Vamoose Bus service operates daily.

Vamoose Bus is known for its superb customer service, flexible ticket-change policy, luggage assistance at the bus, and attractive frequent-traveler rewards program.

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Boy Proposes to Girl on a Vamoose Bus

Young man proposes to his girlfriend on the same bus they first met 2 years before.

New York, NY (March 29, 2012) – A young Manhattan couple who met two years ago on a Vamoose intercity bus became engaged this week when the groom-to-be surprised his girlfriend by asking her to meet him at a restaurant near Vamoose’s assigned parking space, then formally proposed marriage to her on board the bus.

Vamoose Bus officials, who were in on the surprise, proudly announced the engagement of A.J. Mazza, 28, and Megan Bolger, 24, today in Manhattan.

Sam Bluzenstein, president of Vamoose Bus, said, “As a former bus driver myself, I’ve seen just about everything, so it didn’t really surprise me when A.J. approached us for permission to use our bus as the setting for his proposal to Megan. We gladly took part in the event. As we say, our customers are like family to us.”

Wedding plans weren’t announced. A.J. and Megan, who have been living together on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for the past two years, went home to celebrate after A.J. popped the question, and put their infant son to bed.

Megan’s and A.J.’s story began on an evening in May 2009, when A.J., a young sports marketing professional, boarded a Vamoose Bus in New York bound for Bethesda, MD. He required an aisle seat because he was wearing a cast from knee surgery the week before. In fact, he missed an earlier bus and got on the 6 pm departure.

He was traveling alone to meet a friend to go to a Yankees/Orioles game and an event at Johns Hopkins. On the same bus, Megan, a fashion company employee, was on her way to visit her mother in Rockville, MD. As a frequent Vamoose Bus customer, she traveled via Vamoose regularly to Bethesda.

As fate would have it, the driver moved Megan from her original seat. With her permission, he moved her to the window seat next to A.J. in order to make two adjoining seats available for another couple who came aboard and wanted to sit next to each other.

As the trip south got underway, A.J. and Megan talked for an hour; then she slept for an hour. They talked the rest of the way; exchanged phone numbers and agreed to have a date in New York the next week. One date led to another. Soon thereafter, they became a couple and moved in together.

In January this year, Megan and A.J. had a baby boy named Joseph. Megan says she expected that A.J. would propose marriage to her at some point right after they started a family, but she wasn’t sure about when, where or how — until last Sunday evening, when by complete surprise, A. J. popped the question aboard a Vamoose Bus.

About Vamoose Bus

Vamoose Bus Company is a privately-held, family-owned New York City based company that provides bus service between New York City, Lorton and Arlington, VA and Bethesda, MD. Vamoose Bus Company consistently provides clean, comfortable vehicles with an attention to customer service. Most buses offer free Wi-Fi and AC electric outlets. Vamoose Bus has built a reputation for dependable on-time departures and arrival, convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, cost effective travel fares and especially, a safe travel experience. The Vamoose Bus customer call center is staffed from 7 am – 11 pm daily and the Vamoose Bus frequent rider free membership program has no black-out dates.

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Vamoose Bus Launches Scheduled “Gold” Service between NYC and DC Suburbs

New York, NY (June 24, 2010) – Vamoose Bus, the family-owned intercity bus company whose customer-focused business moves more than 5,000 travelers a week between midtown Manhattan and Bethesda, MD and Arlington, VA, inaugurated today its scheduled, first-class Gold Bus service. No other bus company offers this service between New York and the Washington area.

The Gold Bus is like no other bus on the Washington-New York corridor. It features wide-body, “two-and-one” leather seating with extra arm- and legroom, on-board free Internet service (Wi-Fi), 110-volt AC electric outlets and an oversized restroom. It carries only 36 passengers, compared with 55 seats on competing carriers using similar equipment. The Gold Bus’ new luxury Prevost coach now offers a scheduled 9:00 a.m. daily departure from Arlington, with a single pick-up stop in Bethesda at 9:30 a.m., and an estimated 1:30 p.m. arrival near Penn Station, New York.

The Gold Bus also has a scheduled daily departure at 3:00 p.m. from New York at West 30th Street and Seventh Avenue, just across from New York’s Penn Station. Estimated travel time is four hours between New York and Bethesda, with an additional half hour to Arlington.

Vamoose assigns an experienced, responsible ground crew to departure and arrival points to help passengers with their baggage or ticketing problems. Vamoose customers never have to wrestle their baggage into and out of cargo holds. Likewise, late-comer passengers have the assurance that their seats will be held for them until five minutes before departure. Any Vamoose passenger who loses his or her seat is immediately given the next available seat for the next departure without additional charge.

Vamoose imposes no travel blackout periods, either. If a traveler has a reservation or a free rewards ticket, it can be transferred to any travel day – even Thanksgiving Weekend – without charge. Visit