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Bus.com works closely with our bus partners to offer a range of bus types, including coach buses, mini coach buses, minibuses, traditional yellow school buses, and versatile sprinter vans.
Whether you’re booking a one-time trip across town or organizing an employee shuttle service, Bus.com’s easy online booking platform ensures you the best prices within the marketplace, while our 24/7 customer care team is always on hand to help with any questions or concerns.
Compact and cost-efficient, sprinter vans are a great way to transport groups of between 8–15 people quickly over short distances. Sprinter vans are prized for their versatility and are quickly gaining popularity in North America. A sprinter van’s size profile makes them a great fit for tight urban environments and they can handle parking situations that would be impossible for larger buses. Sprinter rentals are also ideal for multiple destination trips in busy downtown cores, and they’re the perfect choice when organizing conferences, weddings, or employee shuttle services. Sprinter van rentals also come in a variety of configurations, including a full passenger variant with comfortable room for up to 15, a crew configuration that features room for both passengers and equipment, and even a full dedicated cargo variant. The Mercedes-Benz sprinter is the most iconic vehicle in its class, but other major auto companies have taken notice of the rising trend and are producing versions of their own. Many of our bus partners now offer Ford Transit and Chevrolet Express rentals as well as Mercedes sprinter van rentals. Uniquely for sprinter vans, Bus.com also offers both chauffeured or non-chauffeured sprinter van rentals, so you can provide your own professional driver with only a standard driver’s license.
A minibus is effectively a small school bus and is an efficient and cost-effective bus type ideal for shorter trips and small to medium-sized groups of up to 21 passengers. Trusted by corporate groups, school boards, government agencies, transit authorities, and other groups requiring safe, reliable, and affordable transportation, Minibus rentals are excellent choices for multi-destination trips. Minibuses also excel as shuttles, whether for corporate VIPs arriving from the airport, wedding guests to be ferried between the ceremony and the reception, or for large-scale employee shuttle services. A minibus is larger than a sprinter van but still considerably smaller than a full-sized coach bus making it an outstanding candidate for handling quick pick-ups and drop-offs in busy urban environments. Minibuses may not have the undercarriage storage space or the onboard restrooms of their larger coach bus cousins, but their simplicity is their strength. A minibus’s lack of unnecessary amenities contributes to keeping overhead costs down, particularly when multiple vehicle charters are required. As with all charter bus rentals from Bus.com, a minibus rental also includes a professional driver. Your carefully vetted driver will have a thorough knowledge of the areas you intend to travel through and will handle all aspects of your transportation.
Coach buses are our largest bus type and can accommodate up to 56 passengers. Coach buses are built for comfort and feature roomy seating with ample legroom, an onboard restroom, and a host of optional amenities, making them the best choice for large groups and long-distance traveling. Coach buses are a perfect fit for a variety of groups. Sports teams, tourists, and student groups rely on coach buses for their passenger and storage capacities, while corporate clients, wedding guests, and government employees will appreciate the comfort-level and added amenities. Whether booked for a campus tour or a tailgate party, any group is sure to find something to love about their coach bus rental experience. Coach buses feature the widest range of optional amenities. These amenities can dramatically improve the enjoyability of longer trips and include power outlets for recharging devices, TV/DVD support, air conditioning, WiFi, and spacious undercarriage storage bays. Also unique to coach buses are the onboard restrooms that not only reduce the number of stops you’ll need to take during your trip but ensure you have a restroom on hand at your final destination. All coach bus charter rentals from Bus.com also include a professional, carefully vetted driver who will handle all aspects of your transportation.
Scaled-down versions of the full-sized coach bus, a mini coach bus rental offer exceptional comfort for up to 21 passengers. With the same available amenities and stylings as its larger coach bus cousin, the mini coach bus is an attractive choice for corporations, government agencies, individual bookers, or any other group for whom comfort and onboard storage is particularly important. A mini coach’s sophisticated interior and exterior styling sees that it blends seamlessly into even formal VIP events, weddings, or conferences, while its smaller size ensures it’s able to efficiently make multiple stops in downtown rush hour conditions or shuttle corporate VIPs from the airport to their accommodations in record time. As with its larger counterpart, the mini coach bus features the full range of optional amenities. From power outlets for charging devices and TV/DVD support for mid-trip entertainment, or air conditioning to beat the heat and onboard WiFi to keep passengers connected, these added amenities can dramatically improve the enjoyability and comfort of a given trip. As with all Bus.com charter rentals, a mini coach bus rental features a vetted professional driver included in your booking and automatically calculated into your quote.
School buses are reliable and affordable buses that can carry up to 47 passengers. A school bus charter is a perfect choice for larger groups traveling shorter distances on a budget. Traditionally, school buses are a popular bus type used by educational institutions for field trips, student conferences, college tours, ski trips, and more. Increasingly, though, school buses are being chartered by a wider variety of groups and institutions. From a transit authority needing to organize a last-minute shuttle solution, an individual booker planning an extended-family picnic reunion, or a wedding looking for inexpensive transportation that doubles as a quirky photo backdrop, traditional school bus transportation can provide easy, accessible, and low-cost solutions for a variety of scenarios. With Bus.com, all our school bus charter rentals come included with a vetted professional driver included. Your driver will handle all aspects of your transportation, and when applicable, their gratuity and accommodations are automatically included in your quote, so not only will you not have to worry about driving or parking, but you won’t have to worry about logistical arrangements and associated costs.
Bus.com serves a diverse group of clientele, from corporations to personal trips to government groups.
Transit authorities in both the U.S. and Canada can be called on to arrange for transportation outside of the everyday parameters of their operations, often without much notice. Whether it’s to provide emergency school bus service or ad-hoc transportation for specific residents, neighborhoods, and communities, at Bus.com, we have a variety of versatile bus types up for the job.
In addition to regular school bus service, school boards require safe, punctual, and affordable transportation for students, parents, faculty, and administrators. Though most readily associated with iconic yellow school buses and mini school buses, a school board will often find occasion to use a variety of other bus types for special duties and events.
Loved by individual bookers, a charter bus rental is the most affordable, comfortable, and ecologically sustainable way to travel as a group. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a spring break getaway, a custom tour group, or something completely different, Bus.com has a range of versatile and affordable bus types for every occasion.
Have questions about renting a charter bus? We have answers. For even more bus knowledge, please consult our full FAQ.
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
While every kind of bus and van rental has its own perks, chances are that there is one model that stands out above the rest as a best fit for your time. The best vehicle type for you depends on a variety of factors such as your passenger count, amenity expectations, and budget. For a how-to guide on how to choose a bus, please check out our blog.
We operate out of over hundreds of cities across North America. To see our operating areas, please consult our list of cities.
Yes. Charter bus travel is one of the most sustainable modes of transportation. Comparing CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and average passenger count, The Union of Concerned Scientists and The American Bus Association Foundation reported that buses and motor coach travel is the most environmentally friendly form of transportation in the United States. Check out our blog for more information on the sustainability of charter bus travel.
Charter bus travel is the 2nd safest mode of transportation worldwide. It’s four times safer than train travel (which is the third safest mode of transportation) and a staggering 50 times safer than private car transportation. For more information, check out our blog post on the safest ways to travel.
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. The average daily cost of each charter bus or van rental is as follows:
School bus: between $389 and $850
Minibus: between $400 and $900
Coach bus: between $600 to $1200
Mini coach: between $550 and $1000
Sprinter van: between $350 and $700
To get a detailed pricing breakdown that is applicable for you, check out the Bus.com instant booking tool.
As early as possible. As your departure date approaches, the charter buses in your region will get snapped up by other event planners. This may lead 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 recommend reserving at least six months in advance. Nine months is ideal 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, bridal parties looking for a bargain, corporate event planners trying to make the most of their travel dollars, and college hopefuls operating on a student budget.
The price of your charter bus rental can vary depending on what time of year it is, the distance you’ll be traveling, the duration of your trip, local vehicle availability, and gas prices. That said, the most important factor is your driver’s total driving time. For a detailed explanation of how this works, check out our in-depth explanation.
Yes, Wi-Fi is available on certain bus types. Please include this request in your online booking and our procurement specialists will do their best to accommodate you.
This will vary largely by vehicle type. The coach bus, mini coach, and sprinter van all offer storage space with coach buses and mini coach buses having the most in the form of open undercarriages that can hold anything from tents to sports equipment. School buses and minibuses, on the other hand, have no undercarriage, so they’re generally better-suited for low-luggage trips.
Our buses are available with a range of amenities, including AC climate control, power outlets for recharging devices, TV/DVD support, and onboard Wi-Fi. The amenities available for your charter bus rental will largely depend on what bus type you choose. For information on the amenities available for each bus type, click on their individual cards on this page or reach out to our customer care team at [email protected].
Yes, we are happy to accommodate requests for ADA accessible vehicles whenever possible. Please let us know of your needs as soon as possible before your trip start date or include this request in your booking.
Renting a charter bus is quick and easy with our instant booking tool. Simply input the details of your trip and you’ll be provided with a list of local quotes. Once you’re satisfied with a quote, our booking specialists will reach out to you to confirm your booking and answer any questions you may have.
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.
Our customer care team is standing by to answer any questions you may have. Reach us by email at [email protected].
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