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Using our easy online booking tool, you can compare bus rental prices for a variety of transportation scenarios. Take some time to play around with the booking tool. You’re under no obligation to accept a quote, so compare a coach bus to a school bus, a minibus to a mini coach bus, a single bus to a whole fleet. When you’re ready, pick your bus, round up your group, and head out on the open road!
There are four types of charter bus rentals and every bus has its own advantages. Your choice will depend on the type of trip you have in mind and the level of luxury your passengers expect. Even if you’ve already made your choice, take a minute to review the features of all four bus types.
You know which bus you need and you know where you’re going. There’s only one thing left to do – book that bus!
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With so many viable transportation options out there, how do you make a final choice? Simply assess your needs and request a quote. Think about whether you’ll need storage, how many people are on your guest list, how long you’ll be on the road, and which level of comfort you’d like to provide.
Have questions about renting a charter bus? We have answers!
The cost alone is a huge benefit! Compare the price of renting a coach bus to the cost of renting the 12-15 cars necessary to transport the same amount of people. When you charter a bus, you’re also putting fewer vehicles on the road—a great way of making your vacation or business trip more sustainable. There’s also the social aspect. Build bonds, strengthen team spirit, and network on the road with a top of the line coach bus or a nostalgia-inducing school bus.
The cost of a charter bus rental depends on the type of bus you choose, the time of year you rent, and the amenities you request. However, the largest portion of the cost of a charter bus is the driver’s time. That means there isn’t a wild difference between the cost of a school bus and that of the coach bus. Your final bus price will include the driver’s time, his or her accommodations (if necessary), the time it takes to get from the bus depot to the departure point, and an industry standard gratuity.
As early as possible! As your departure date approaches, the charter buses in your region will get snapped up by other event planners. This leads to price surges for last minute charter bus rentals. It can also mean your bus driver will come from farther away, increasing the drive time for which he or she must be paid. To get the best price for your bus, book as soon as you know your departure date. We’re talking at least six months in advance. Nine months, if you’re travelling during your region’s peak tourist season. To facilitate easier booking, we offer a Book Now, Pay Later option. Secure a charter bus at early bird pricing by accepting your quote months in advance. One you’ve confirmed your booking, wait to pay until 21 days before departure. This is perfect for coaches planning away games, brides looking for a bargain, corporate event planners trying to make the most of their travel dollars, and college hopefuls operating on a student budget.
That’s exactly what Bus.com is for! When you use our online booking tool, we automatically scour our nation-wide network to find the best bus service for your trip. We take into account your preferred bus type, your desired amenities, and any special requests. Whether you’re booking a coach bus, school bus, mini coach bus, or minibus, we’ll select the bus service that is closest to your departure point. This brings down costs by decreasing the amount of time your driver spends on the road. So, how do you find the best service for renting a charter bus? Easy! Bus.com!
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