Charter Bus Types and Rental Prices

The great thing about traveling by bus charter is that your specific needs don’t have to fit into a one-size-fits-all solution. Private buses come in all shapes and sizes to accommodate various events and trip needs. We’ve helped people all over North America source the most reliable and top quality bus charter rentals. So, whether you are looking for a charter that’s big enough for your entire sports team or class, or need bus transportation for your wedding party or corporate retreat, we’ve got you covered.

Here's a quick guide to the most common types of buses to get you started.

Charter a School Bus
Exact Vehicle May Vary
School Bus Average of 47 Seats
$350-$625 (average per day)
  • AC

  • Audio System

  • AUX Input

  • Bathroom

  • TV/DVD

  • Power Outlets

  • Wifi

  • Leather Seats

  • Luggage

  • Accessibility

Charter a Coach Bus
Exact Vehicle May Vary
Coach Bus Average of 55 Seats
$595-$995 (on average per day)
  • AC

  • Audio System

  • AUX Input

  • Bathroom

  • TV/DVD

  • Power Outlets

  • Wifi

  • Leather Seats

  • Luggage

  • Accessibility

Charter a Mini Coach Bus
Exact Vehicle May Vary
Mini Coach Bus Average of 32 Seats
$475-$900 (average per day)
  • AC

  • Audio System

  • AUX Input

  • Bathroom

  • TV/DVD

  • Power Outlets

  • Wifi

  • Leather Seats

  • Luggage

  • Accessibility

Charter a Mini Bus
Exact Vehicle May Vary
Mini Bus Average of 21 Seats
$450-$825 (average per day)
  • AC

  • Audio System

  • AUX Input

  • Bathroom

  • TV/DVD

  • Power Outlets

  • Wifi

  • Leather Seats

  • Luggage

  • Accessibility

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How Do I Choose the Right Bus?

A chartered bus can be the easiest and most cost-effective transportation solution available. Whether you’re looking to charter it for a wedding, corporate event, field trip, or any special occasion, there are some important details you need to consider before choosing your charter bus rental. Things such as local availability, calculating your entire trip distance, special equipment/bus access, and any additional items (like WiFi or a wired PA system) must be accounted for.

Number of Passengers

Number of Passengers

The type of bus you need to rent largely depends on the amount of people you’re looking to move. Luckily, seating arrangements can vary from as little as 21 seats in the case of minibuses, while some coach buses can accommodate up to 57 passengers. So, for smaller groups, such as an intimate bridal party, a minibus may be sufficient, but if you’re deciding on transportation for an entire sports team or a large corporate retreat, chartering a few 55-passenger coach buses will be more practical.

Storage Available

Storage Available

Buses come with different storage solutions. Although coach buses are a safe bet with dedicated storage space above and below seats, you can still get creative with school buses. We’ve seen sports teams and festival-goers reserve rows in the front or back of the bus to serve as makeshift storage for their sports fear or camping equipment!

Amenities Required

Amenities Required

Heading out for special occasion and want to pull out all the stops? A party bus decked out with its own entertainment system, leather seats, and LED lightning for a night out on the town will surely impress your guests! For longer rides where comfort and productivity are your top priorities, a coach bus comes equipped with reclining seats, air conditioning, power outlets, and WiFi as per your request. However, if you’re just looking for a simple way to get from point A to point B, and extra amenities aren’t necessary, a school bus will serve your needs just right.

Trip Distance

Trip Distance

For long distance trips, we recommend renting a coach bus. On top of having all the amenities you need for extra comfort, like an onboard bathroom and reclining seats, they’re built with suspension that school buses don’t have. That way, you’ll definitely be more comfortable for that long-haul ride!

Driver's Time

Driver's Time

A big misconception in the industry is that smaller buses mean lower costs. Actually, size doesn’t matter as much – smaller buses aren’t significantly less expensive. The biggest expense is the driver's time and how many drivers you’ll need. This number depends on the travel time to your destination. By law, longer trips may require multiple drivers – all for which gratuity and accommodations must be considered. Thankfully, we’re able to help you calculate those costs directly into your charter bus rental quote!

Trip Type

Trip Type

Depending on what kind of event you are chartering a bus for, some bus types may be better suited. For example, shuttles are great for accommodating airport and hotel transfers for conferences or sports teams – they can be easily parked and looped around for multiple pickups. On the other hand, a fully equipped party bus would be a prime choice for a fun night out on the town for bachelor/bachelorette parties. As for nearby field trips or corporate offsites, school buses are both an affordable and convenient option to help you get around – and a perfect ride down memory lane.

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