Well heeled Washingtonians and New York residents know that there’s no great way to travel between the two cities — unless a private jet is in the mix. Airports are time-consuming and often inconvenient, and the Acela, while convenient, is often costly and crowded. Introducing the newest transport option: The Royal Sprinter.

The new bus service offers transportation for just eight passengers direct from luxury hotels for just $90 each way. Mercedes busses will be the vehicles of choice for the twice-daily service (7 AM and 9:30 AM from DC; 3 PM and 7 PM from NYC).

Diamond-quilted black leather seats line the 170-inch extended model on an angle, so that guests have no one directly in front nor behind them. Dark wood colored floors and overhead cabinets highlight the interior, while large, tinted panoramic windows and special lighting further set the tone for a luxurious ride. 

Once seated, each passenger will find their own adjustable LED light and individual cup-holders, power outlets, tray tables and seven-inch flat screen monitors with DirecTV. Two routers ensure that there is always a Wi-Fi connection for business and personal needs. Also aboard are refrigerators fully-stocked with complimentary sparkling and still water, as well as gourmet snacks.

“Royal Sprinter is inspired by our customers’ desire for service that goes beyond the standard,” said owner Andy Seligman, a DC-area restauranteur. “We provide an exceptional boutique travel experience for both business and leisure travelers.”

Travelers will also enjoy convenient pick-up and drop-off points, including Park Hyatt Washington and Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion in DC and the Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan.

Service kicks off April 11th, and online booking will soon be available. We can’t wait to test it out for ourselves on our next trip to NYC.

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