The Brown Family of Transportation is a full-service transportation organization. We offer charter service, group tours, pre-planned individual and group vacations as well as a full-service travel agency.

We pride ourselves on being courteous, timely and safe so that you have the best travel experience possible. The Brown Family staff of professionally- trained individuals is committed to providing Excellence in Travel.


Brown Coach has proven experience with single day, multi-day and extended group charters for weddings, corporate and convention services, commuting, school groups and sporting events. Customer satisfaction and high standards are the keys to our success.

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Contact us today at 518-843-4700 or Toll Free in New York at 1-800-424-4700.

2015 Motorcoach Operator of the Year

Brown Coach of Amsterdam, NY, was named Metro Magazine’s “2015 Motorcoach Operator of the Year.” Metro is one of the oldest and largest magazines in the world devoted entirely to the public transportation industry, especially its motorcoach and transit industry segments. Metro General Manager James Blue presented Robert and Stephen Brown, Brown Coach President and Vice President, respectively, with the award at the UMA (United Motorcoach Association) Expo in January in New Orleans. 

Brown Coach and its affiliate company, Upstate Transit of Saratoga LLC, which the brothers purchased in 2005, have a combined fleet of 49 motorcoaches providing charter, commuter and tour services. Their focus is primarily on the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canadian provinces. Additionally, they also have 3 school bus companies with a combined total of 225 school buses as well as Brown Tours and Upstate Tours, which offer motorcoach tours to destinations all over the U.S.

The company has offices in Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, Fonda, Little Falls and Scotia, in addition to its corporate headquarters in Amsterdam. Together with its affiliates, the company employs over 350 people. 

Robert and Stephen are also active in several motorcoach organizations, including IMG (International Motorcoach Group), UMA (United Motorcoach Association), America Bus Association, and the Bus Association of New York.  

Stephen Brown notes “It is truly an honor to be chosen as Metro Magazine’s award winner from the more than 900 motorcoach companies that belong to the United Motorcoach Association. It is the hard work and dedication of our employees and staff that make this award possible.”

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Driver Positions Available!


Brown Coach has positions available for Motorcoach Drivers - CDL desired but we will train the right individual 

Do you fit the following criteria as a driver?

  • Are you at least 21 years old?
  • Have you had a vehicle driver's license for at least 3 years?
  • Do you have a clean driving record?
  • Are you a U.S. Citizen or do you have a permanent visa?
  • Do you enjoy meeting people?
  • Do you love to travel?

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Ron Ward receives NCAA Championship Ring

Ron Ward of Johnstown, a motorcoach driver for Brown Coach of Amsterdam, received the thrill of a lifetime when he received an NCAA ring rewarding him for his 30 years as the driver of 2014 NCAA Ice Hockey Champions Union College of Schenectady.Ward received a diamond/ruby-encrusted ring with his name on it in a lighted box etched with his name on it during a presentation from Union Head Hockey Coach Rick Bennett on the bus from Union College to RPI on Halloween.Bennett told Ward, “I’ve got something for you and you deserve this,” amid the Dutchmen cheering him on. Last year, in the Dutchmen’s bid for the NCAA title, they rode in their “lucky bus” #108 (a Prevost) with Ward at the helm. Union College won its first hockey title by defeating Minnesota 7-4 on April 13th.

Ward noted that he’s received hats and shirts while serving several Union College coaches over the years but never expected anything quite like this, adding, “It’s HUGE!” He began his career with Brown Coach in 1983. Brown began serving as the Official Carrier of the Union College Hockey Team in 1984. Ron has traveled more than 200,000 miles with the Union Hockey Team.

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