From the Hollywood Hills to downtown Los Angeles, LA is a city rich with culture and abundant in things to do and see for locals and visitors alike. If you’re lucky enough to plan a trip out to the West coast, chances are you’ll be flying into Los Angeles International Airport. Let’s face it: the last thing you want to do after getting off a lengthy flight is hailing a cab or calling an Uber from LAX. Facilitate your travel experience by renting charter bus to get you and your companions to your hotel.
Not sure where to start or how to rent a bus from the airport? No worries, we’ve got it all covered below!
Do you need to charter a bus from LAX?
If what you’re looking for is the most convenient and comfortable travel experience, then the answer would be a resounding ‘yes’. Whether you’re flying in with a large group for a corporate conference or event, or you’re travelling for the sheer pleasure of exploring the City of Angels, a bus rental is the best way to get around sunny LA while keeping your peace of mind. Navigating the Los Angeles streets yourself when you’re unfamiliar with the city can be stressful; alleviate that extra headache by boarding a reliable bus and let the driver handle navigation and parking problems.
How far in advance should you book your transportation from LAX?
Typically, we advise booking your bus rental at least six months before your arrival date. However, if you find yourself in a position where you’re left booking last minute, don’t stress. As long as you’re not flying in during peak tourist season (for example, avoid the March Break period), you’ll be able to rent a bus that suits your travel group’s needs hassle-free.
How much should an LAX charter bus cost?
There are a few factors that determine how much your charter bus from LAX will cost you. Depending on the size of your group and how long you’ll require a charter bus and driver for, the total cost of your group transportation will vary.
If you’re transporting a large group for a long period of time (3+ hours), we recommend renting a coach bus, which fits up to 55 passengers at $115/hour. Coach buses are by far the comfiest option available, with reclining seats, onboard A/C, undercarriage storage for all your travel gear, and more. Just make sure that you let your booking specialist know that you’d like those particular amenities included! We highly recommend these for transporting corporate groups.
Mini Coach Bus
Mini coach buses are best for groups of up to 32 people. A mini coach will cost you about $475–$900 per day, and can include all of the same amenities as a full-sized coach bus upon request – including A/C, which is especially appreciated during the hot summer Los Angeles months!
A school bus is a great option for bigger groups of 47 people or less. School bus rental pricing starts at $81/hour, and is probably the best option for getting big travel groups around from LA landmark to landmark.
A minibus is your best option if you’re a smaller group travelling a short distance, say from LAX to your hotel. Rent a minibus for $98/hour and you’ll be able to travel in style with additional amenities, like A/C, and a DVD/TV setup (upon request).
If your group heading home from the airport is on the small side, it might be a good time to consider renting a sprinter van in the place of a bus. Bus.com offers sprinter van rentals in Los Angeles. A sprinter van is a type of passenger van that can fit between 10 to 15 people comfortably. They are a popular choice for shuttles of all kinds, including airport shuttles.
When is the best time of year to visit LA?
LA is beautiful year-round, however as a rule of thumb, the best weather usually takes place from March through May every year. If you’re looking for the best time to hit the beach, definitely try and book your trip during the springtime to best take advantage of the hot weather and sunshine!
Add these iconic Los Angeles landmarks to your travel itinerary
What is a trip to Los Angeles without visiting all of its iconic sites? Be sure to add the following spots to your travel itinerary to make the absolute most of your Los Angeles visit.
Located on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills, the Hollywood Sign is perhaps the most famous sign in the world. With its massive, bold white lettering, this sign is instantly recognizable and, in part, defines LA. It goes without saying that no trip to Los Angeles is complete without making a trip to the Hollywood sign and pay homage to the golden age of cinema and production. While the Hollywood Sign is relatively out of the way with public transit, renting a charter bus will get you there easily.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
If you’re heading to downtown LA, you have to check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard with the names of some of the most famous stars throughout cinematic history. It doesn’t get much more LA than that!
If you want a fully immersive Los Angeles experience, you’ve got to head to Disneyland, where dreams really do come true! Whether you opt for a day pass or take your time exploring all the park has to offer over a few days, Disney has something for everyone, especially if you have any kiddos in your group! Renting a bus to Disneyland will allow you to focus on having fun with your family or friends, instead of worrying about parking and traffic.
Santa Monica Pier
Whether you’re craving a day by the beach or want to take a spin on the ferris wheel, Santa Monica Pier has it all. It’s the perfect destination to spend a day rollerblading or grabbing an ice cream with your travel crew while getting in some quality sunshine. Not to mention, it’s a picture perfect hangout spot, making for the ultimate addition to your Instagram feed.
Have you ever dreamed of getting the chance to grace the red carpet with your presence? Well, if you’re not a celebrity and that likely won’t ever happen, we’ve got the next best thing! Dolby Theatre is located in downtown Los Angeles, and has played host to the Oscars ceremony since 2001. You can walk on the same steps that your favourite movie stars have been photographed on at this site, and it’s all just a simple bus ride away from LAX!
Take in some culture while in Los Angeles at the Getty Museum. Located in Malibu, the easiest way to transport your group to this renowned museum is undeniably by charter bus rental. With exhibits ranging from Ancient Greece to modern European art, the Getty is a must-see destination for any art lover!
No matter where you’re headed during your visit to Los Angeles, a charter bus rental will ultimately get you from LAX to your desired destination comfortably and with ease.