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Looking to book a coach bus for your next trip? Bus.com offers convenient and affordable coach bus rentals for all your group transportation needs. Book your coach bus rental online or call us at (855) 428-7266 if you need assistance with your booking.

Why rent a coach bus?

Safe and affordable ride

Every coach bus rental comes with a fully-vetted and experienced driver ready to get you to your destination safely and efficiently.

Additional comforts

Unlike other charter bus rentals, a coach bus comes equipped with added comforts including an onboard restroom and ample storage space.

Book now, pay later

Our book now, pay later policy allows you to defer the payment of your coach bus rental up until 21 days before departure date.

Coach Bus Charter Rentals

Coach bus rentals are the most luxurious of charter bus rentals, offering a number of modern amenities, including hi-speed WIFI, air conditioning, audiovisual equipment, and an onboard restroom to help avoid unnecessary pit-stops. 

 

Coach bus charters can comfortably accommodate up to 55 people and are perfectly suited for travelling longer distances. Whether you need an employee shuttle service,  or you’re planning to explore a new city, coach bus rentals have you covered.  Book yours today!

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Safety measures for all trips

In order to better protect our customers and our bus partners, we have implemented new COVID19 safety measures such as the disinfecting of buses between trips

Making a change? No problem

Bus.com customers benefit from a flexible change and cancellation policy, including no-fee changes and cancellations for most trips

Here for you 24/7

Our award-winning team of bus experts can offer custom solutions for you and your team — and our support team is can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Coach bus uses

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Weddings

A coach bus rental simplifies wedding group transportation on your most special day, ensuring all your guests can get from the ceremony to the reception, and back home safely. A coach bus charter accommodates up to 55 people at a time, making them great for larger weddings.

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Shuttle Services

Coach bus rentals make for great shuttle services, transporting both medium and large groups alike to and from worksites. Bus.com has an abundance of experience organizing recurring shuttle services for employees, hospital workers, festival-goers, and more.

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Corporate

Whether you’re headed for a company retreat, or attending a distant trade-show, coach bus rentals are versatile enough to accommodate corporate trip types of all sizes. Equipped with onboard WIFI and restroom, the coach bus is essentially an office on wheels, helping your team stay productive.

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Tour groups

Coach bus rentals are the most luxurious option for tour operators, ensuring all passengers reach their destination in comfort. Featuring roomy leather bucket seats, air conditioning, and large windows, coach bus charters help tour groups make the most of their ride while exploring a new city.

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Conferences

Coach bus rentals offer your conference guests all the comfort they’ll need on the road, with some featuring spacious leather bucket seats, significant undercarriage storage, and generous legroom. The coach bus comes equipped with hi-speed wifi and power outlets, ensuring your guests’ connectivity and productivity en route to the conference.

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Construction projects

Construction projects rely on efficient group transportation to shuttle workers between worksites, including engineers, inspectors, or prospective investors. Coach bus rentals represent the most cost-effective and comfortable transportation option for construction projects, accommodating larger groups up to 55 people and featuring significant undercarriage storage for all necessary equipment.

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Event planners

Coach bus rentals are ideal for event planners due to their versatility, making them a great option for both formal and casual events. Coach bus rentals are designed with passenger comfort in mind, offering event planners a plethora of optional amenities, including hi-speed WIFI, air conditioning, power outlets, and more.

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K-12 Field Trips

A coach bus rental is the most safe and convenient option to keep your students together for longer distance field trips, comfortably seating up to 55 passengers at a time. Whether you’re headed to an out-of-town theme park, or a museum, coach bus charters will ensure your students arrive safely and on-time.

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Student Groups

Student groups regularly turn to coach bus rentals for all their longer distance travels, including college and university campus visits, case competitions, and more. Coach bus charters can be fully customized to feature a wide range of amenities, including hi-speed WIFI, an onboard restroom, and AUX and power outlets.

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Sports teams

Coach bus rentals are the perfect match for sports teams, offering significant undercarriage storage for team equipment, an onboard restroom, and spacious seating with plenty of legroom, ensuring your team arrives at its game in great form. Accommodating up to 55 people, coach bus rentals are great for both big and small teams.

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Hitting the road soon? A coach bus rental offers supreme comfort and a variety of modern luxuries other bus rentals simply do not. Book your coach bus rental online or call us at (855) 428-7266.

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Military personnel

Coach bus rentals offer military groups efficient and affordable transportation, comfortably seating up to 55 military personnel at a time. Featuring onboard restrooms, separate undercarriage cargo bays, and a slew of optional amenities including air conditioning, power outlets, and WIFI, coach bus rentals simplify long-distance travel or relocations.

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Government groups

Coach bus rentals are great cost-effective options for municipal, state, and federal government transportation needs, providing high capacity and spacious seating, and additional amenities including WIFI, an onboard restroom, and power outlets. Coach bus rentals are more sustainable than commercial airline travel, ensuring your team gets to its destination safely and well-rested.

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Non-profits

Coach bus rentals are perfectly suited to all the transportation needs of non-profit groups, offering reliable and affordable transportation for longer distance trips. Coach bus rentals are designed to accommodate larger organizations, featuring leather bucket seats, significant undercarriage storage, and optional amenities such as leather bucket seats, WIFI, power outlets, and TV/DVDs.

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Festivals

Coach bus rentals are a great fit for festival goers, accommodating up to 55 people at a time, and provide spacious seating and significant undercarriage storage. Coach bus rentals get the party started on the road and ensure your group arrives at its festival on-time and ready to go. 

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Spiritual/church groups

Coach bus rentals are purpose-built for comfort, representing the most convenient charter bus rental option for your church group. Coach bus rentals are best suited to travelling longer distances, offering passengers ample legroom, an onboard restroom, and optional amenities such as spacious leather bucket seats, WIFI, and power outlets.

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Touring musicians

Coach bus rentals are the go-to charter bus rental option for touring bands, offering supreme comfort on the road between shows where rest and recuperation could make all the difference. Coach bus rentals are ideal for touring musicians, providing dedicated undercarriage storage for all instruments and equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coach Bus Bookings

What is a coach bus?

A coach bus is a large motor vehicle used for transporting groups of up to 55 people. A coach charter bus rental is the preferred type of bus for many groups, including corporations, sports teams, tour groups, wedding parties, faith groups, nonprofit organizations, military or local government groups, and more.

Who usually rents a coach bus?

From corporate clients and sports teams to student groups and non-for-profit organizations, a coach bus rental is very versatile and can be ideal for a wide range of groups.

 

Sports teams will benefit from the undercarriage, which has room to store all your hockey, football, or track and field equipment. And group types such as corporate clients, student groups or faith organizations, will benefit from the high level of comfort and wide range of available amenities. A coach bus is also the recommended vehicle for any trips longer than two and a half hours.

 

The onboard restroom that comes standard on all coach bus rentals means you can schedule fewer pit stops and spend more time on the road, shortening your overall drive time.

What kind of trips are a coach bus for?

Coach buses are well suited for longer trips and are perfect for large groups that need transportation from one city to another. Coach buses are often rented by sports teams to move coaches, players, and support staff to out-of-town games. They’re also frequently rented by sports fans attending tailgate parties for their favorite teams.

If you simply want to be more comfortable during your trip, renting a coach bus is also an excellent option, especially when you consider all the amenities that aren’t always available with other bus types. Faith groups will often rent charter buses for spiritual trips involving many members of their congregation. Companies often use coach bus charters when transporting their employees to corporate retreats or conferences. With outlets on board and the possibility of adding Wi-Fi connectivity, employees and guests are able to remain productive and stick to their routine, even while on the road!

What are the benefits of renting a coach bus?

The most obvious benefit of renting a more comfortable vehicle is that you can spend more time on the road and still arrive at your destination fresh and well rested. When you travel by coach bus, you’ll still want to make the occasional pit stop, but you won’t have to scour the road for parking every time one of your 55 passengers has to use the restroom. Amenities like air conditioning, TV/DVD entertainment equipment, and Wi-Fi also provide extra comfort and plenty of ways for your passengers to stay occupied in transit. Corporate clients appreciate a certain standard of travel and an executive coach bus is sure to satisfy even the most demanding guest.

Is it possible to rent a coach bus without a driver?

No. A special driver’s license is required to drive a coach bus, and we only offer chauffeured coach bus rentals. However, we do offer Sprinter van rentals without a driver that you or a member of your group may drive.

Can I buy an intercity or a single coach bus ticket?

While we do offer shuttle tickets to some of the most popular music festivals, we do not currently sell individual bus tickets or run scheduled transfers between cities at this time.

When does the coach bus rental make pit stops?

That’s up to you! Pit stops are available on request, but we recommend at least one for every three to four hours of driving time.

Can I rent a coach bus for myself and my family?

Of course! Note that most coach buses are very large and can fit up to 55 people, but if you’ve got a big family event or would like a little space to stretch out, a coach bus is a perfect option. If you’re interested in something a little smaller, a mini coach bus seats up to 32, while a minibus seats up to 21.

Can I rent more than one coach bus?

You can rent as many coach buses as you need for your groups and no trip is too large or complicated for Bus.com. If you need to rent multiple buses, be sure to check out our enterprise page, which is tailored to larger-scale plans.

Can Bus.com help me organize a shuttle service with one or more coach buses?

Certainly! Refer to our shuttle page for more detailed information, or email us at [email protected].

Can I organize a coach bus shuttle service instead of having two coach buses doing one transfer each?

Absolutely. This can be a great way to keep your coach bus rental costs down when only moving a group short distances, but keep in mind that some of your group will have to wait for the bus to make its round trip, so it may not be a viable option if your destination is far away.

When do I learn which company will be servicing my coach bus trip?

We’ll provide you with all the information on which of our bus partners will be providing the vehicle for your trip on your final itinerary 24 hours before departure.

Are coach bus rentals a sustainable mode of transportation?

Charter bus travel is one of the most environmentally sustainable modes of transportation. After comparing average passenger complement, fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions, The Union of Concerned Scientists and The American Bus Association Foundation found that buses and motor coaches are the most sustainable form of transportation in the U.S. For more information, check out our blog post on charter bus sustainability.

Are coach bus rentals a safe mode of transportation?

Travel by charter bus is the 2nd safest way to travel in the world. For comparison, it’s four times safer than traveling by train and a shocking 50 times safer than traveling by car. If you’re interested in more information about charter bus safety, check out our blog post on the safest ways to travel.

Coach Bus Specifications, Amenities, and Accessibility

How many people fit on a coach bus charter rental?

Most coach buses transport up to 55 passengers. Depending on the design of the bus, there might be one or two fewer seats. When you calculate the number of buses needed to accommodate your trip or shuttle service, remember to include the number of chaperones, tour guides, or other facilitators in your guest list.

What amenities are available on a coach bus?

Out of all the charter bus types, the coach is the most luxurious. But there are levels of comfort to the coach bus that depend on the number of features you request. The standard coach bus rental includes an on-board restroom, a vetted and courteous driver, and a massive undercarriage for extra luggage or sports equipment.

Coach buses are the roomiest option out of all the bus types, with plenty of undercarriage space for any of your luggage. With the possibility of having dedicated storage both below and above seats, you’ll be able to bring along your baggage worry-free and access your carry-on during your journey. Additionally, coach bus rentals can also include TV/DVDs to keep guests entertained,  onboard Wi-Fi to keep everyone connected, and electric outlets and to make sure devices are fully charged when your guests arrive at their destination.

Are coach buses wheelchair accessible?

Yes, most coach buses are wheelchair accessible. However, to be sure that your specific coach is equipped to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs, confirm with your booking specialist.

Are coach buses comfortable?

In short, absolutely. On top of the standard features, you can request audio-visual equipment, power outlets, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning to make your ride all the more cushier. With every extra amenity, your ride only becomes more comfortable. Fortunately, adding amenities doesn’t add a lot to your coach bus rental price . It simply narrows the field of bus companies from which we can source your bus. Our network of charter bus companies is over 3,300-strong and spans all across North America, so we’re sure to find a coach in your region that checks all your boxes at an affordable price.

How much storage space does a coach bus have?

Coach buses have the most storage space available with large comparts in the undercarriage of the bus. Some coach buses also have smaller storage compartments above seats. Reach out to our customer care team at [email protected] about your storage needs so we can find the best bus for you.

Does my coach bus rental come with a driver?

All coach bus rentals come with professionally vetted drivers with knowledge of the areas you’ll be traveling through.

Can I take a coach bus for a driving test?

Unfortunately, all of our coach buses are driven by professional drivers, and we’re unable to supply a bus for those needing to complete a driver’s test. However, in some areas, we offer driverless Sprinter van rentals. If this is an option that works for you, check out our page on how to rent a driverless Sprinter van near you.

Where can I see pictures of a coach bus?

As soon as our procurement team confirms your booking with our network of bus partners, we’ll be able to provide photos of your coach bus as the interior and exterior appearance of buses can vary between our partners.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coach Bus Pricing

How much does it cost to rent a coach bus?

The average coach bus rental cost ranges from $600 to $1200 per day. Please note that a coach bus rental cost is subject to vary based on many factors such as your trip date, length, and location. Visit our online booking tool to receive an instant accurate overview of the coach bus rental  cost for your particular trip.

When chartering a coach bus, there are certain factors that come into play to affect charter bus costs. The most important factor that changes a coach bus rental  price? Time.

When you book––from the time of day to the time of year––will have a significant impact on the coach bus rental cost. For example, coach buses typically run higher bills during night routes, given that suppliers often need to pay drivers a premium when driving after dark. Prices also peak during longer trips.

The more time spent on the road, the higher your bus rental costs will be due to mileage rates, fuel surcharges, and the possibility of employing multiple drivers to cover the distance of the trip.

What can I do to ensure I have access to the lowest charter bus prices?

There are a few ways to hunt down a low coach bus rental price. One strategy is to book in the off-season, as this tends to be when charter bus rental prices are at their lowest. The off-season is generally between December and March. Even if you are not traveling during this time, it’s still possible to secure a better bus deal by booking far in advance.

We also run a price-matching program. If you’ve found a quote at a more competitive coach bus rental price, let us know and we’ll do all we can to match it, so you can get the best possible price for your booking.

What is the service fee on my coach bus quote?

The service fee represents Bus.com’s booking charge and is used to maintain our website.

What is the driver's hotel fee for in my coach bus quote?

A driver’s hotel fee is automatically added when a driver’s total number of driving hours exceeds daily limits set by the Department of Transportation in the U.S. and Canada.  In the U.S., these limits dictate that a driver can legally drive for 10 hours and be on duty for 12 hours. After this, a driver must take an 8-hour break. In Canada, a driver can legally drive for 12 hours and be on duty for 14 hours, but then must take an 8-hour break.

 

The hotel bookings are typically handled by our procurement team and cost approximately $150 per night. However, this may be affected by location and seasonality.

How do insurance plans work for a coach bus booking?

Nearly all of our U.S. bus partners have $5 million coverage for automobile liability as well as $5 Million for general liability.

What is your coach bus rental cancellation policy?

For coach bus, mini coach, minibus, and Sprinter van charters, we offer 100% money back on cancellations made 21 days or more before the trip and 50% money back on cancellations made between 20 and 14 days before the trip.


Unfortunately, we’re unable to issue refunds on service fees or cancellations made on coach buses, mini coaches, mini buses, or Sprinter van charter rentals 13 days or less before the start of the trip.


Our policy is slightly different for School Bus charter rentals.

We offer 100% money back on cancellations made seven days or more before the trip and

50% money back on cancellations made between six days and three days before the trip.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to issue refunds on service fees or cancellations made 72 hours or less before the start of the trip.

How do payments work for coach bus rentals? Do you have any payment plans?

We offer a “book now pay later” option that allows you to register your credit card to your account, and we only charge the card 21 days before your departure date. This method also confirms your booking so our team can secure your bus in advance. 

We also offer payment plans. Reach out to us at [email protected] for further details.

Can I get an estimate for a coach bus rental booking without providing my email?

To provide you with a quote for your trip, we need your email address to make an account to associate your trip with. But, you can always unsubscribe from any further email correspondence afterward.

Can Bus.com do a coach bus booking at my budget?

Working closely with our partners, we’re working to make your booking as affordable as possible. Let us know what your budget is, and we’ll do our best to make your trip a reality.

Does Bus.com offer discounts for multiple coach bus rentals or for coach bus rentals spanning multiple days?

Typically, we reserve our premium rates for multi-month contracts, trips that span over several days, or multiple trips in the same year. Be sure to ask us about setting up an enterprise account for you, and we’ll see what’s possible!

Does Bus.com offer coach bus rental discounts for nonprofit organizations?

At this time, we don’t offer discounts specifically for nonprofit organizations, but we do offer premium rates for certain scenarios (see above for more details).

Does Bus.com offer coach bus rental discounts for veterans?

While we don’t currently offer rental discounts specifically for veterans, we offer premium pricing for some long-term and recurring trips (see above for more details). For more information on coach bus rental prices, reach out to us at [email protected].

How to Rent a Coach Bus

How do I book a coach bus rental?

Rather than calling a dozen providers to find a coach bus, simply request a price option using our online booking tool. We’ll call on our network of bus partner companies to find the one that can provide the best coach bus rental price. Once you have accepted a quote, our award-winning booking specialists will reach out to complete the booking. You can then take advantage of our Book Now, Pay Later option, and put off paying until 21 days before your departure. 24 hours before you leave, you will receive your driver’s name and phone number and an emergency number to contact if there are any problems. If you have questions, our customer service team is here to help!

How do I find a coach Bus rental near me?

You can check on the local availability of coach buses in your area by filling out the details of your upcoming trip into our online booking tool. If you can’t find an available bus that suits your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to our 24/7 customer care team for assistance at tripsupport@bus.com.

When should I book my coach bus?

It’s best to book your motor coach rental at least 6 months in advance. As your departure date approaches, bus availability tends to dwindle and consequently, coach bus rental prices tend to increase. We can provide last-minute coach bus rentals, but it won’t be at that sweet early-bird price. Our Book Now, Pay Later option makes booking early easy.

Pro tip: Find out when your city’s tourism industry is at its peak. If you’re traveling during that time, it’s a good idea to book even earlier. For example, the prime time for weddings in San Francisco is autumn. If you’re renting a coach bus for a wedding shuttle service in the fall, aim to book your bus at least 9 months in advance.

I have a question that has not been answered here. Is there somebody I can speak to?

Bus.com’s support team is there for you 24/7. Please reach out by emailing us at [email protected].

Other available bus types

Every trip is different, but the need for reliable and cost-effective transportation remains the same. The coach bus has established itself as the preferred option among renters due to its versatility, spaciousness, and wide range of amenities other bus rental options such as school buses and minibuses simply do not have.