Charter Bus Rental Company in Essex, CT

For a small river town, Essex is well worth a visit on your travels through the Constitution State. There’s plenty of charm, so much so that it has been dubbed “The Perfect Small American Town” in the “1,000 Places To See Before You Die” travel guide.

Tree-lined streets and village lanes lead to the scenic banks of the Connecticut River and Essex Harbor, both great for boating. Visitors will enjoy the blend of antique shops, specialty boutiques, inns, restaurants, marinas and attractions such as the historic Griswold Inn, the Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, and the Ivoryton Playhouse.

Looking for a day trip? Explore nearby East Haddam, where Gillette Castle sits on the hills overlooking the Connecticut River. Or head to Madison, considered one of the state’s best beach towns.

US Coachways
offers city bus charters to locations throughout Connecticut, including Hartford, Bridgeport and Putnam. We offer reasonable bus rental rates on our extensive fleet of vehicles, featuring luxury amenities, that range from minibuses and party buses to 56-seat coach buses. No charter is too big or small. With superior and reliable customer service, US Coachways is an ideal choice for community organizations, church groups, school trips and team travel as well as special events such as bachelor parties, anniversary celebrations and wedding festivities. Our account specialists are available 24/7 to help with your reservation.

Get Captivated by Small Town Charm and the Connecticut River

Whether you want to tour historic homes or hit the nearby outlet stores, Essex and the towns along the Connecticut River offer many attractions and points of interest. Below are some of what the area has to offer.


  • Arts & Cultural — The arts scene is thriving in and around Essex. The works of local artists are on display at the Arts Essex Gallery and nearby Madison is home to a large world-class outdoor sculpture exhibition known as the Sculpture Mile. The exhibits at Connecticut River Museum should not be missed. The Florence Griswold Museum is where the Lyme Art Colony and American Impressionism got their start back in 1899. If theater is your passion, the Goodspeed Opera House is the historic home stage for many great American musicals and the Ivoryton Playhouse remains the oldest summer theater in the nation.
  • Restaurants & Shopping — Be sure to bring your credit card on a trip to Essex. The downtown offers unique shops and boutiques. Stop by the Griswald Inn, open since 1776, for a bite to eat before heading out to hit the Tanger Outlets, located just a short drive away off Interstate 95 in Westbrook. The town green in Madison hosts many craft fairs, antique shows, farmer’s markets, and concerts during the warmer months.
  • Historical Sites & Landmarks — Overlooking the Connecticut River, Gillette Castle was designed by legendary stage actor William Gillette to look like a medieval fortress with intricately carved locks and wood doors. Other sites include the Goodspeed Opera House and the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse, where the patriot spy and Connecticut state hero taught before the American Revolution.
  • Parks & Outdoor Activities — Enjoy the scenery along the Connecticut River aboard a vintage rail car or riverboat. Rocky Neck State Park, located on Long Island Sound in the town of East Lyme, offers more than 700 acres of beaches, fishing spots, picnic areas and hiking trails. Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison is Connecticut's largest shoreline park with more than two miles of beach and more than 500 grassy campsites.

Call Today To Book Your Essex Bus Charter

Booking a bus charter with US Coachways has never easier. Be it a party bus, a minibus or a large coach bus with luxury amenities, our account specialists are always available to help you plan the perfect bus trip and make your reservation. For a free quote or to book your charter bus rental, contact us at 1-855-BUS-CHARTER (1-855-287-2427) today.

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