Chartered Bus Questions


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Where do I meet the bus at Newark International Airport?

Make your way to the Lowest Level of Terminal B, Baggage Claim; meet at the Dunkin Donuts. Return to Top

I’m arriving in one of the New York airports. How do I get to the Manhattan location?

GNI recommends that you take a cab or subway to Grand Central Station. The bus will meet everyone in New York City – downtown Manhattan near Grand Central Station – near the Hyatt Hotel, west side pickup on Lexington between 42nd & 43rd Streets. This location is within walking distance of Grand Central Station station. A map will be sent to you in your confirmation email. Return to Top

If I have to cancel my bus reservation, how do I do that?

Please submit your cancellation request in writing to the GNI Business Office. Verbal cancellation requests made cannot be processed. There is a $5 cancellation fee (per trip) for all cancelled bus reservations prior to August 1. No refunds are issued after August 1. Return to Top

If I request to cancel my bus reservation, how long do I have to wait before I receive my refund?

If you’ve paid for bus transportation by credit card, you will receive your refund within 10 business days. If you’ve paid for bus transportation by check or money order, your refund will be processed within 30 days of your request. Return to Top

Whom do I contact if my plane is late and the bus has already left for camp?

Please call your Bus Greeter. We will make every attempt to ensure the bus will not depart until everyone is present and accounted for, but we cannot guarantee that we will hold a bus if a flight is cancelled or delayed for a few hours. If you miss the bus, we can not accommodate individuals who can not make his scheduled bus and it will be up to you to get yourself to camp or to take a public transportation bus to Stroudsburg. For more information about ways to get to camp by visiting our Chartered Bus webpage. Return to Top

How long is the bus ride from Newark International Airport to camp? From Manhattan to camp?

The bus ride from Newark Airport is approximately 2 hours, depending upon traffic, road construction, and weather conditions. You may add an additional 30 – 45 minutes for the bus ride to / from Manhattan in New York City. Please allow additional time to be processed through the security checkpoints at the airports. Return to Top

How much does the bus ride cost?

A one-way trip on the bus costs $TBD per person. Round trip is $TBD per person. Return to Top

How do I make a reservation and pay for the bus ride?

You can register and pay for our chartered buses on the Gathering registration form. Return to Top

Oops … I’ve already registered for The Gathering but forgot to register for Bus Transportation. May I still register for a bus ride?

Yes, you may.  GNI will make every effort to reserve a seat for you, but cannot guarantee that a seat will be available at a certain time if the registration is received late in the season. Payment for late bus registrations after July 15 will be taken by credit card or money orders, only. Just contact the GNI Business Office with your request. Return to Top

Can I get naked on the bus?

Unfortunately, no. Clothing must be worn on the bus to and from camp. Return to Top

What time will the bus arrive and be ready for boarding?

Typically the bus will arrive approximately 10 – 15 minutes early. If you arrive before the bus does, please be patient and do not panic. The bus will arrive and a Bus Greeter will be there to assist you with your questions and concerns. Return to Top

How long will the bus wait if I’m delayed?

The bus will wait as necessary, but typically not more than 5 – 10 minutes if you’re confirmed for a particular bus. This is why it is necessary to make sure that you either cancel or confirm your bus reservation; otherwise, the bus may be waiting for someone who’s listed to ride, but isn’t going to show. If there are numerous flight delays caused by weather conditions, strikes, or matters beyond GNI’s control, a bus may wait for a longer period of time to ensure that delayed passengers have a ride to camp.  Mobile phone numbers of the bus greeters will be provided so be sure to touch base with them if you are going to experience any delays. Return to Top

May I change my bus reservation?

Yes. You may change your reservation as many times as you’d like up until two weeks before The Gathering is scheduled to begin, depending upon availability of seats for the time you are requesting. Be sure to contact the GNI Business Office for any changes. Changes made after August 10 may be assessed a $5 administrative change fee. Return to Top

Do I need to bring my Bus Confirmation to get on the bus?

No. But your confirmation will have all of the information you need to catch the bus – name of the bus greeter, mobile phone number, pick up location, time, etc.. There is also a map of the airport or pickup location in Manhattan on the confirmation letter that you may find helpful in assisting you to locate the GNI group if it’s your first time attending our Gathering. Return to Top

May I bring all of my baggage on the bus or is there a limit?

You may bring all of your luggage on the bus, although the bus is nearly at capacity with baggage when most of the seats are full. We do ask that any smaller bags that can be carried on the bus (and stored overhead or under the seat) be taken with you to help ease the loading of the main cargo compartments under the bus. We suggest that, if you intend to bring a lot of items to camp and are registering to take the bus, you ship your items via a common carrier to camp. Return to Top

I still have questions about bus transportation. Whom should I contact?

For any additional questions about bus transportation, please contact the GNI Business Office. Return to Top