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.

Wi-Fi and Satellite
TV-equipped buses

Wheelchair Accessibility

Highest Safety

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

County Executives of America Conference

Brown Partners with Albany County Visitor's Bureau, Hilton Garden Inn, Albany and County Executives at County Executives of America Conference

August 12, 2015

A day-long conference held today by Albany County Executive McCoy at the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center provided a great opportunity for county executives across New York State to discuss issues that they all face. As Vice President of the Northeast Region of County Executives of America (CEA), McCoy hosted the session and was joined by Michael Griffin, CEA Executive Director.

McCoy gave a presentation on crude oil transportation and community safety, emphasizing concerns he has about issues that have yet to be resolved including that trains need to be required to have financial assurance, and that all routes carrying flammable liquids should have Positive Train Control. .

“We may be from different parts of the state but many of us are dealing with crude oil being transported across our counties,” said McCoy. “Not all of them could join me for the summit on crude oil transportation I hosted in June and I wanted to make sure they learned what I did from the experts who spoke. Unfortunately, as these brave responders pointed out, these disasters could happen in just about any county, which is why it is important that we all take steps towards safer measures.”

“We came here to talk about issues that apply to all counties,” said Michael Griffin. “We came to talk about issues that are universal. Whether that is protecting our community’s environment, caring for the elderly, serving those less fortunate, or providing for our youth’s futures, these are all topics affecting each and every county.”

Presentations were also shared by the Director of the NYS Office for the Aging Corinda Crossdale and Executive Director of the NYS Commission on Indigent Legal Services William Leahy.

County Executives of America (CEA) is the only non-partisan association dedicated specifically to chief elected county officials and has spent over 40 years helping county leaders reach their goals. This CEA conference has been done in partnership with assistance from the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center and Brown’s Transportation.

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.

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Brown Has Immediate Openings for Drivers!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB? You may be the perfect candidate

Brown Coach AND Brown Transportation have positions available now for both school bus and motorcoach drivers available now!

Brown Coach has positions available for Motorcoach Drivers - both part time as well as full time in our office in Amsterdam, NY as well as our office in Saratoga - submit an application today 

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A CDL is 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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