About Us

I sit back and think about everything we’ve done, the number of people we’ve carried, the number of folks who work for us today, and all the good fortune we’ve had, and we couldn’t have had it without all the people who ride our buses every day.”
– Jim Jalbert

Our History

Saving travelers time, money, and peace of mind since 1968.

C&J Bus
C&J Bus

Humble Beginnings

In 1968 Joe and Bertha Jalbert started C&J Travel, Inc., a transportation service offering six daily round-trips to Logan Airport. The “fleet” at the time was made of Checker Aero-Buses and operated out of a small garage in Dover, New Hampshire.

Joe Jalbert fell ill at the young age of 54, passing the company on to three of his sons. One son, Jim Jalbert, still runs the company to this day. Under Jim’s leadership, the company quickly made the decision to purchase its first full-size motorcoach.

C&J Bus
C&J Bus

Growth Spurts

Expansion continued as the company rolled on through the next decade–first becoming “C&J Trailways,” and then, about ten years later, leaving the trailways system and rebranding as C&J Bus Lines, which is how you know us today.

In 2011, C&J introduced executive class service between Portsmouth, NH, and Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Today the company provides daily round trips to the Big Apple with expanded service from Seabrook, NH, and Andover, MA.

C&J Bus
C&J Bus

Modern Era

C&J was the first company in the country to operate double-decker buses in a commuter system, but we’ve always been on the cutting edge. We operate a fleet of green motorcoaches, and all drivers are held to the highest standards and trained in sustainable transportation best practices, earning us the eRating Certification.

At C&J, we always look to make the experience better for our passengers and are thrilled to say we’ve been recognized for our efforts. In 2014 Jim Jalbert was named METRO Magazine’s Innovative Motorcoach Operator of the Year, and C&J was named Portsmouth Chamber’s Business of the Year.

C&J Bus
C&J Bus

C&J Today

With a company of over 100 people and a 25 motorcoach fleet, C&J moves hundreds of thousands of people a year. Technology has continued to be a big focus for C&J, and most recently, we launched mobile ticketing as well as a transition to full reservation travel, which has allowed us to guarantee seating for all passengers.

We’ve come a long way since our humble start in 1968. Though we’re constantly looking to evolve, we’ll never forget where we started.

Hassle-Free Travel With New England’s Professional Bus Line

With high standards set and maintained by the dedication of our team members, C&J offers daily bus service from NH’s Seacoast Area. Our destinations include Boston’s Logan Airport, South Station, and New York City’s Port Authority. We utilize a modern fleet of motorcoaches to serve more than hundreds of thousands of travelers each year.

Our riders choose C&J because we offer a valuable experience that is dependable, friendly, and efficient. Complimentary amenities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and more. In addition to our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, the C&J traveling experience is traced directly to our employees.


Commitment to Our Community

At C&J, we love where we live and work. We know we are lucky to be a part of the greater Seacoast community!

C&J takes great pride in the importance of supporting our community and working together to improve it. We are committed to being actively engaged in outreach by contributing our time, talent, and services to help further the goals of community-minded organizations.

Whether it’s providing complimentary transportation, ticket donations, or financial assistance, it is an honor for us to support such worthwhile organizations in our community.


Go Green with C&J

Motorcoaches are the most energy-efficient mode of transportation; twice as fuel-efficient as Amtrak and other train services, three times as efficient as automobiles, and four times as efficient as commercial aviation. To learn more about C&J’s sustainable efforts and our promise to go—and stay—green, download our infographic or reach out to us with your questions.


We are a customer-focused company that has enjoyed success through our family of great employees. We offer excellent wages, great healthcare benefits for you and your family, and one of the best 401k programs in the Seacoast. If you’re tired of empty promises, poor benefits, and flat-rate wages, then it's time for a change. Come work for a company where you can make a difference!


Have Questions?

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Convenient Locations in NH, MA, ME and NYC

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Our experienced and professional drivers are dedicated to ensuring a safe and smooth journey, so you can rest easy knowing you'll arrive relaxed and on time. Let us do the driving.