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Looking for a cost-effective and fuel-efficient charter bus? Make your corporate trips, conferences, and shuttle services more affordable with minibus rentals from Bus.com. Get in touch with our booking specialists to answer any questions you may have before you rent a minibus.
Minibus rentals are designed with fuel-economy and cost-efficiency in mind, offering smaller groups a convenient and affordable charter bus rental.
When you rent a minibus, you take off 21 cars from the street, and free up productivity by delegating rush hour driving to a professional.
Minibus rentals can be easily adapted for specific needs such as carrying industrial equipment or ADA compliance if used as a shuttle bus.
Minibus rentals are the most convenient and cost-effective way to transport smaller groups within and between communities. Minibus charters are great for trips over shorter distances, offering a great alternative to 18 passenger van rentals and 20 seater vans.
Minibus rentals are purpose-built for economy and efficiency, comfortably accommodating up to 21 passengers. Whether you’re looking for reliable transportation for a looping shuttle service, or your next tour, minibus charters have you covered.
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Minibus rentals are a great choice for recurring shuttle services, offering passengers a compact and fuel-efficient charter bus rental. Whether you’re transporting employees to a work site, or bringing guests from the airport to a business conference, minibus rentals are among the most convenient options due to their compact size and affordability. When you rent a minibus with Bus.com, you can also customize the onboard amenities and branding to promote your event or company.
A smart way to boost efficiency for business events is to rent a minibus with custom amenities. Minibus charters are ideal for keeping your employees together, promoting team-building on route to your next corporate retreat or conference. Accommodating up to 20 people, minibus rentals are designed to transport your employees comfortably over shorter distances. Learn more about how to rent a minibus for your business with Bus.com.
Conference organizers can rent a minibus for a cost-effective and reliable method of transportation for all their guests and attendees. Every minibus charter comes with a fully-vetted and experienced driver with extensive knowledge of the area, ensuring your guests will be picked up and dropped off safely and on time. Another reason to rent a minibus with Bus.com is the ability to customize wrapping to promote your conference.
Construction projects often rent a minibus to improve efficiency and offer a reliable method of transport for their workers, be it for a one-way charter or recurring daily shuttle services. Minibus rentals are a great way to move small to medium-sized teams quickly, guaranteeing your workforce shows up on time. When you rent a minibus for smaller crews, the empty space can be used to store equipment.
Event planners can rent a minibus for the versatility and affordability they require for all their transportation needs. Whether operating as a shuttle for corporate seminar, or a company holiday party, minibus rentals are designed to keep the entire group together in one reliable charter bus rental.
Sports teams regularly turn to minibus rentals for all their transportation needs, offering their athletes a valuable opportunity for morale-building. Minibus rentals are best suited to small to medium sized sports teams without much equipment, however, seating at the front or back of the bus can easily be repurposed.
Minibus rentals offer all branches of the military convenient and reliable transportation across short distances. Minibus rentals represent a cost-effective and comfortable transportation solution, eliminating unnecessary amenities to keep costs streamlined. Every minibus charter comes equipped with a fully-vetted and experienced driver, ensuring your military personnel arrive on time. When you rent a minibus with bus.com, you’re also assured of DoD-approved and GSA-compliant vehicles.
Minibus rentals are perfectly suited to all the transportation needs of municipal, state, and federal government groups, providing a cost-effective and reliable method of transportation. Purpose-built for efficiency and economy, minibus rentals are ideal for small to medium-sized government groups looking to travel shorter distances. Learn more about how government groups can rent a minibus to cut down transportation costs.
Minibus rentals are regularly used for all the transportation needs of non-profit organizations, offering the perfect balance between functionality and cost-effectiveness. Minibus rentals offer small to medium-sized non-profit groups convenient and reliable transportation, ensuring their trip goes without a hitch. When you rent a minibus with Bus.com, you also get a fully-vetted and experienced driver to navigate the tricky roads so you don’t have to.
Hitting the road soon? A minibus rental offers travellers affordable and reliable transportation to their next destination, comfortably accommodating up to 21 passengers. Rent a minibus charter online for your budget. Request for a callback from our team.
Minibus rentals offer tour operators a convenient option for both small and medium-sized groups looking to explore new cities in comfort. Minibus charters are perfect for multi-destination trips, making them a great fit for tours and their many attractions. When you rent a minibus with Bus.com, you also get a fully-vetted driver who will navigate the tricky roads so you don’t have to.
Minibus rentals are ideal for both professional wedding planners as well as private groups trying to ensure the perfect ‘D-day’. Comfortably seating up to 20 people, minibus charters are the ideal choice to keep your wedding party intimate and all your guests safe. Learn more about how to rent a minibus for professionally managed weddings.
Minibus rentals are perfectly suited for K-12 field trips, transporting up to 21 students safely and reliably. Minibus rentals offer teachers and chaperones the unique ability to keep the entire class consolidated in one compact, and affordable charter bus rental, allowing students to make the most of their educational experience. Learn more about how Bus.com ensures field-trip safety when you rent a minibus with us.
Minibus rentals are an excellent choice for small to medium sized groups making their way to nearby festivals, safely accommodating up to 21 passengers in one cost-effective bus rental. When you rent a minibus with Bus.com you also get the added benefit of having a fully-vetted and experienced driver to navigate.
Minibus rentals completely eliminate the hassle of group transportation for spiritual and church groups, consolidating up to 21 passengers in a cost-efficient and comfortable bus rental. All minibus charters come with a fully-vetted and experienced driver when you rent a minibus with Bus.com.
Minibus rentals provide comfortable and cost-efficient transportation for touring bands, ensuring musicians arrive at their next gig safely, well-rested, and reliably. Minibus rentals may not boast excessive storage, however, seats at the front or back of the bus can easily be repurposed for storing musical equipment. Learn more about how to rent a minibus for touring groups.
Minibus rentals provide student groups with one of the most economical bus types and is purpose-built for short hops across the town. Whether visiting college or university campuses, or traveling to a case competition, minibus charters are among the most convenient options for student groups.
A minibus is very similar to a classic yellow school bus, but it’s quite a bit smaller, making it an excellent cost-effective choice for smaller groups traveling short distances.
A minibus charter bus rental has seating for up to 21 passengers. If you’re planning a group trip with more than 21 passengers but need transportation within a similar price range, there are other charter bus options available. A school bus rental can keep you on budget while providing seating for up to 52 people. As a Sprinter van rental can generally accommodate up to 15 passengers, a minibus is a great option for groups of 16 passengers and more.
A wide variety of groups frequently rent a minibus.
Private employers across industries and conference organizers routinely rent a minibus to run a shuttle service for employees or attendees.
Corporate clients and wedding planners rely on minibus rentals to ferry their guests quickly between multiple locations. A minibus with all your guests onboard will guarantee your group stays together and arrives on time.
If your smaller group requires transportation for distances up to 300 miles, and added amenities or storage space isn’t required, then a minibus is ideal. Compared to full-sized school buses or coach buses, their smaller frames make pick-ups and drop-offs easier in urban centers, and allow for easier parking. Minibus charter bus rentals are also ideal for city or country tours with multiple destinations. Multiple mini buses can easily be used as a shuttle fleet for ferrying passengers between hotels and conference venues.
A large part of what makes a minibus rental appealing for group organizers is what it lacks. A minibus is intentionally lacking in unnecessary features that would only drive up the minibus rental prices. The smaller frame of the mini buses makes parking in difficult areas much easier. This makes them perfect for employee or conference shuttles, on-demand microtransit options, field trips, tour groups, and airport shuttles.
Bus.com only lets groups or businesses rent a minibus, however we often tie up with event organizers who may be selling tickets on their websites.
That’s entirely up to you! You can schedule pit stops during your trip whenever you like, but we recommend at least one stop for every three or four hours of driving time.
You certainly can! A minibus is a great bus for family rentals, but if you’re planning a bigger family event or need some space for luggage, you may also want to check out a mini coach which seats up to 32.
Yes you can! You’re able to rent as many mini buses as you need for your events. If you plan to rent a minibus multiple times, we suggest contacting our sales for bulk deals.
Absolutely. Organizing a minibus shuttle service instead of a pair of mini buses making one transfer each can be a great way to cut down minibus rental prices. Just bear in mind that a portion of your group will have to wait for the bus to make a full circuit.
We’ll be able to offer you all the information on which of our bus partners will be providing the vehicle for your trip 24 hours before your scheduled departure.
It so happens that minibus rentals and charter bus rentals, in general, are one of the most sustainable modes of group transportation when comparing average passenger count, fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions. If you’re interested in more information, check out our blog post on sustainability in the charter bus industry.
Traveling by charter bus is actually the second safest way for groups to travel worldwide. Charter bus travel is four times safer than train travel and a whopping 50 times safer than traveling in a private car. Additionally, the Bus.com team ensures safety every time you rent a minibus with us.
The standard minibus charter bus rental purposefully features very few amenities in order to keep your minibus rental prices inexpensive. That being said, certain minibus configurations can be fitted with extras such as air conditioning, DVD/TV audiovisual equipment, and power outlets.
To ensure you book the charter bus rental that works best for you, be sure to speak with one of our booking specialists. If your group requires more in the way of amenities and has fewer than 31 people, consider a mini coach bus, which includes standard overhead and undercarriage storage, and can be equipped with AC, DVD/TV equipment, power outlets, and Wi-Fi connectivity. If your group is larger than 31 people, you may want to consider renting a full-size coach bus, which includes all of the aforementioned amenities in addition to an onboard restroom and can accommodate up to 57 seats depending on the configuration.
Although not a standard feature, we do offer mini buses with full wheelchair accessibility. To ensure that you rent a bus that meets your group’s needs, reach out to one of our customer care specialists at [email protected] at least two to three months before the date of your trip. Our specialists can reach out to our network of over 3,300 bus partners, and connect you to the bus that best suits your needs.
Modern mini buses are purpose-built for efficiency and convenience and are equipped with spacious, cushioned bench seats that are very comfortable when traveling short distances. If your group is planning a trip projected to take longer than three hours, however, you may want to consider other charter bus rentals, such as a mini coach charter bus rental specially fitted for passenger comfort with top-of-the-line seating or even a full-sized deluxe coach equipped with an on-board restroom.
As is the case with the amenities available aboard, the storage space of a minibus rental is limited. Bear in mind that seating space can easily be repurposed as storage space, but if your group is traveling with baggage or equipment, you may want to upgrade and rent a bus that comes with more storage — like a mini coach bus — which comes standard with overhead and undercarriage compartments designed to accommodate anything your group might need to bring along.
All of our charter bus rentals come with a vetted, professional driver with knowledge of the areas you’ll be traveling through during your trip.
No. As a special driver’s license is required to drive a minibus rental, we only offer chauffeured minibus rentals that come with professional drivers.
Regrettably, we require that all of our minibuses are driven by professional drivers and we can’t provide a minibus rental for the purpose of a personal driver’s test.
Once our procurement team has confirmed our booking with our network of bus partners, we can provide you with photos of your minibus. Unfortunately, we’re unable to do this sooner as the exact appearance of our minibuses can vary slightly between bus partners.
Average minibus rental prices are between $400 and $900 per-day. Please note that minibus rental prices are 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 pricing overview of the minibus rental prices for your particular trip.
Your minibus rental may vary according to local availability, the time of the year, gas prices, the distance you plan to be traveling, and the entire duration of your trip. It’s important to keep in mind that the amount of time a driver spends driving is what is usually the factor that is most impactful to the minibus rental price. For help in understanding exactly what this means for your rental plans, consult our quick guide on how minimum drive times factor into your charter bus rental quote.
One of the best ways to make sure you can access the lowest price options possible for your minibus rental is to try to rent a minibus during the off-season if possible. The off-season generally falls between December and March, when minibus rental prices are usually at their lowest. If you have no choice but to book during the busier bus rental season, you can still take advantage of much lower prices if you’re able to book well in advance.
Note that we also have a price-matching program and will do our utmost to match any lower price options you may find.
The service fee we charge is for booking your trip, and much of it goes to maintaining our website.
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. or 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 majority of our U.S. bus partners have $5 million coverage for any automobile liability and an additional $5 million for general liability.
For all minibus charter rentals, we offer 100% money back on any cancellations made 21 or more days before your trip and then 50% money back on any cancellations made between 20 and 14 days before your trip.
Unfortunately, we don’t issue refunds on service fees or cancellations made on minibus rentals 13 days or less before the scheduled date of your trip.
That said, our policy is somewhat different for school bus rentals. We offer 100% money back on school bus rentals made seven days or more before the trip date and 50% money back on any cancellations made between six and three days before the date. Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer refunds on service fees or cancellations made 72 hours or less before the scheduled start of your school bus rental trip.
We have a “book now, pay later” option that lets you reserve your bus and price point option well in advance by registering with your credit card. Your card will only be billed 21 days from your departure date.
We need your email address to create an account to give you an accurate estimate for your trip. However, once we’ve made your account and provided you with an estimate, you’re free to unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any point.
We work closely with our network of over 3,300 bus operators to provide the lowest possible price options. If you have a budget in mind, reach out to us directly and we’ll do our best to make your trip happen within your budget.
Typically, we offer discounts for multi-month contracts, trips spanning several days, or several trips in the same calendar year. If you may be planning several rentals and are interested in these discounts, be sure to ask us about setting up an enterprise account, and we’ll see what we can do.
We typically don’t offer discounts for any specific nonprofit organizations. However, we do offer discounts for recurring or long-term rentals. If you’re part of an organization planning frequent or longer-term trips, be sure to let us know.
We don’t currently offer any discounts specifically for veterans or veteran organizations. However, we do offer discounts for certain scenarios such as multi-month contract bookings or trips that span several days.
The easiest way to rent a minibus is to get in touch with our booking specialists! If you’d prefer to get an estimate though, you can try our online booking tool. Simply input your trip’s particulars and the tool will generate price options in your area. The tool won’t lock you into your quote before you’re ready, so feel free to experiment by adjusting your trip’s variables to find the perfect fit for you.
Once you’ve received a price option that fits your budget, you can choose to take advantage of our book now, pay later option. This way you can secure your current quote and defer payment up to 21 days before your trip. A full 24 hours before your trip begins, you will be given your driver’s name and contact information, as well as an emergency 24/7 contact number that will connect you with our helpful staff if you experience a problem at any point.
Before you rent a minibus, it’s important to determine the number of people that will be in your group. Also, determine the date of your trip, your itinerary, and your route. Finally, input your trip parameters into our easy to use instant booking tool and generate a list of price options for your charter bus rental.
Inputting your trip information into our quick, easy-to-use booking tool will not only find you the best minibus price options but the best minibus price options in your area. If you discover there aren’t any minibus rentals available near you for your required booking dates, please reach out to our customer care team at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to find one.
The earlier you can book your minibus rental, the better. We recommend booking your trip six months in advance, or even nine months if you’re planning a trip during the peak season in your area. Of course, our staff can also help with last minute booking, but the closer you get to the date of your projected trip, the more likely it becomes that the bus you need will be more difficult to secure — and may be subject to price surges that can easily be avoided by booking well ahead.
After accepting a quote, you will be contacted by one of our award-winning booking specialists who will finalize your booking and answer any questions you may have. If you’ve received a quote you’re happy with, but are still finalizing your guest list or securing financing from your group, you may want to take advantage of our book now, pay later option. This will allow you to reserve your quoted price, but defer payment to up to 21 days before your trip.
Bus.com’s customer service team is here for you to answer any questions about your charter bus rental. Please reach out to us at [email protected].
Every trip is different, but the need for reliable and cost-effective transportation remains the same. Minibus rentals remain the most cost-effective method of transportation for small to medium-sized groups, safely accommodating up to 21 people. Ultimately, minibus rentals keep costs streamlined, avoid unnecessary amenities and ensure your group stays within its budget.
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