Chauffeur and Tell
The more civilized way to travel to D.C.
Hey, did you know that the Washington, D.C., cherry blossoms are peaking this weekend? Whether you’re planning a trip tomorrow for the trees or later for business, we've found a much less stressful way to get there.
And that is by way of the Royal Sprinter. It’s a fleet of luxury buses that is miles ahead of the BoltBus and light years from whatever is lining up along Canal Street. (Don’t even get us started on Penn Station on a Friday.)
The custom-designed Mercedes-Benz vans have only eight seats, which are situated at an angle, so you can both recline back and kick up the leg rests without ever hitting your neighbor. Individual TVs come with premium channels, but should you prefer to stick to your iPad, the bus itself is also equipped with two Wi-Fi routers (to ensure high-speed streaming). Naturally, your seat has power outlets, and there are snacks in the back (to properly get your Game of Thrones marathon on).
As for timing, the departures are not as frequent as with, say, a flight or a train ride. The sprinters leave NYC twice a day (at 3 and 7 p.m.) and make two returns from D.C. (at 7 and 9:30 a.m.). But a one-way trip will run you only $90--the cheapest business-class ticket in town.