Transportation options for a group day trip?

little yellow school bus noseJeff, from the American Outlaws Albany Chapter -- the fan group for the US Men's National Soccer Team -- emails:

July 16th the US Men's Soccer Team has a Gold Cup game at Rentschler Field in Hartford. We have plenty of members (Albany AO chapter) planning to go and many have said they're bringing friends. Originally we were just going to carpool but some beer and prodding led to me agreeing to research transit options.
Realistically we would leave around 2 to 3pm and return soon after the game which would end at 10pm.
Freedom to have some "fun" (music/noise and adult beverages) on board is a huge plus, but value is first concern. I have heard good things about a new company recently but can't find them - I believe they ran a bus from Olde English or Barrel Saloon to SPAC for a concert?

Jeff says they're looking at a group of 20-40 (or more).

Got a transportation suggestion for the group? Please share!

Comments

I recently heard of a new service called the Giddy Up Bus that runs from Albany to Saratoga, but it is also available for rentals: www.giddyupbus.com/rent-it.

If value is your first concern, this is probably a good bet. Unless you have something against riding in a giant purple bus that says "The Giddy-Up" on the side of it.

The obvious one that comes to mind is Yankee Trails, but they may have tons of restrictions on alcohol etc.

I've taken chartered buses from ALB to Yankees Stadium. Booze never seemed to be a problem.

Brown's bus service and a bunch of others let you rent school buses for very cheap. It's worth calling and asking the different bus serivces. I only now because that's what we did for our wedding :)

Hey guys,
Check out www.giddyupbus.com for your next event/trip within New York State!

We just used L&S bus out of Berne. Great people to work with, beautiful buses and the most inexpensive.

These guys might have some ideas.

Thanks for the suggestions. I will start with these recommendations and see what they can offer.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (not bad at all),... (more)

This week was brought to you by

This week was brought to you by some tulips coming up, a few snowflakes coming down & startups...starting up. It was also brought to you... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + The finalists for the AOA Startup Grant pitched their ideas to the judges,... (more)

Goodbye, bison

here are the loose bison surrounding my car earlier pic.twitter.com/PoWYsppyEK— Patrick Dodson (@patrickdodson) April 24, 2015 The Daily Gazette's Patrick Dodson captured the best photos... (more)

Albany red light camera program set to start soon

The city of Albany's red light camera system will start operating within the next two months, the Albany Police Department said Friday as part of... (more)

Recent Comments

While I understand why they're saying there isn't enough demand, I also am positive I would use cabs more if they were even slightly more affordable and reliable. I have zero interest in using the taxis in Albany, and would rather alter my plans (if possible) than use their service. I feel like the cab companies are saying this is a demand issue, when really it's just a "I dislike you so much, I'd rather find ANY alternative to avoiding you" issue.

Albany red light camera program set to start soon

...has 5 comments, most recently from DC

Capital Region birthday freebies

...has 40 comments, most recently from Marty

"If Uber came here they would not be happy..."

...has 19 comments, most recently from JJ

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 4 comments, most recently from nicole k

Spring plant sales 2015

...has 6 comments, most recently from Megan m