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Mini coach bus rentals

Enjoy all the advantages of a full-sized coach bus in a compact package. Designed for comfort first, a mini coach bus is well suited for both short hops across town or longer hauls across state lines. Mini coach buses are ideal for a variety of events, including weddings, student ski trips or corporate conferences and make a great alternative to 20 or 18 seater van rentals. And the impressive range of available amenities can bolster both the enjoyment and the productivity of your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions about Minibus Bookings

What is a mini coach?

The mini coach is simply a smaller version of our full-sized coach bus. It also shares the same optional amenities making it our most comfortable and versatile option for smaller groups.

How many people fit on a mini coach charter rental?

Mini coach buses come in a variety of configurations and can accommodate up to 31 passengers. Also, storage space above the seats and in the vehicle undercarriage ensures you won’t have to repurpose any seating space to accommodate your passengers’ baggage.

Who usually rents a mini coach?

A mini coach bus is a good match for any groups in need of the comfort and amenities of a full-sized coach bus, but on a smaller scale. Traveling moderate distances by mini coach bus is more comfortable than car or plane travel, and the many amenities available onboard a mini coach bus can enhance both your group’s comfort and productivity while on the road.

What kind of trips are a mini coach for?

Mini coach buses are one of our most versatile bus types and can accommodate a wide range of groups.

Mini coach buses are a great choice for weddings. They are a cost-effective mode of transportation that won’t clash in chic surroundings.

For student ski trips, sports teams, or anyone else who requires substantial storage space, the mini coach bus has overhead and undercarriage storage bays with tons of room to spare.

A mini coach bus comes standard with generous legroom and comfortable seating. For corporate clients. tour groups, church groups, or any group with a high standard for comfort, the mini coach bus handily beats out travel by air or car.

For the high-tech crowd, a mini coach bus can be fitted with hi-speed Wi-Fi. Including this amenity could prove crucial for participants of a hackathon, or any other event that places a high value on staying connected while transiting between venues.

What are the benefits of renting a mini coach?

A mini coach bus is a comfortable, professional means of transportation that excels in a variety of roles. Optional amenities can heighten your group’s comfort and productivity while traveling, and the vehicle’s size makes it particularly maneuverable when parking or navigating busy downtown centers. Additionally, as is always the case, all drivers are carefully vetted, and our customer service is ready 24/7 to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

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

We don’t currently offer individual bus tickets or scheduled transfers between cities at this time. However, we do offer shuttle tickets to some of the most popular music festivals in North America.

When does the mini coach rental make pit-stops?

That’s your choice! You can make as many pit stops as you want, but we recommend at least one stop for every four hours of driving time.

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

Certainly! A mini coach bus is a perfect choice for keeping your family as comfortable as possible in transit and seats up to 32 people. If you’re planning an extended family gathering or have a larger family and need more seating than that, a coach bus can seat up to 55. Or, for smaller family groups, a minibus has room for up to 21, and Sprinter vans can accommodate up to 15.

Can I rent more than one mini coach?

You can rent as many mini coach buses as you need for your trips. No trip is too complicated, and no group is too large for our expert booking specialists. If you’d like to rent multiple buses, check out our enterprise page.

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

Of course! For the quickest start, take a look at our dedicated shuttle page for more detailed information, or email us at [email protected].

Can I organize a mini coach shuttle service instead of having 2 mini coach doing 1 transfer each?

We certainly can! Shuttle services are great ways to affordably move groups across short distances but bear in mind that a portion of your group will have to wait for the bus to complete a round trip, which may not be ideal for time-sensitive events.

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

All information about which of our bus partners will be providing vehicles for your booking is available 24 hours before your departure.

Are mini coach rentals a sustainable mode of transportation?

Yes! In fact, traveling by coach bus is one of the most environmentally sustainable ways for your group to travel. In a joint study, the Union of Concerned Scientists and the American Bus Association Foundation found that when comparing passenger count, fuel intake, and CO2 emissions, bus and motorcoach travel was the most sustainable form of transportation in the United States. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our blog post on the sustainability of charter buses.

Are mini coach rentals a safe mode of transportation?

Mini coach rentals and charter bus rentals, generally, are one of the safest ways for groups to travel. Motor coach travel is actually ranked as the second safest mode of transportation in the world. It’s also four times safer than train travel and an astonishing 50 times safer than car travel. If you’d like to read more about the safety of our charter buses, check out our article on the safest ways to travel.

Mini Coach Specifications, Amenities, and Accessibility

What amenities are available on a mini coach?

Mini coach buses come standard with comfortable seating, overhead and undercarriage storage compartments, and the same heavy-duty suspension of a full-sized coach bus. Additionally, mini coach buses can be outfitted with AC, DVD/TVs, power outlets, and Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, mini coach buses are not equipped with onboard restrooms. So if your group requires a restroom, you might want to consider a full-sized coach bus.

Are mini coach rentals wheelchair accessible?

Although not a standard feature, we do offer mini coach buses with wheelchair accessibility. If your group needs a wheelchair-accessible mini coach bus, contact one of our award-winning booking agents two to three months before your intended rental period. Our agents will call on our network of over 3,300 coach bus operators to connect you with a bus that meets your needs.

Are mini coach rentals comfortable?

Our mini coach buses are very comfortable and come standard with roomy seats, a robust suspension system, and more legroom than commercial airliners. Our mini coach buses can also be equipped with a range of amenities to cater to your group’s comfort, including A/C, DVD/TV entertainment, power outlets, and even Wi-Fi capability.

How much storage space does a mini coach have?

The storage space of a mini coach bus is one of its strong suits. With large overhead and undercarriage compartments, even sports teams will have plenty of room onboard for their equipment.

Does my mini coach rental come with a driver?

All of our mini coach bus rentals include a professional driver. If you’re interested in all the details about how their time on the road affects the price of your booking, be sure to check out our blog post.

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

Unfortunately, no. As a special driver’s license is required to drive a mini coach bus, we only offer chauffeured mini coach rentals. That said, we do offer non-chauffeured Sprinter van rentals that can be driven by a member of your group.

Can I take a mini coach for a driving test?

Unfortunately, we don’t offer mini coach charter rentals for driving tests at this point. However, in some areas, we do provide non-chauffeured Sprinter van rentals. If this is an option that may work for you, be sure to check out our page on how to rent a driverless Sprinter van near you.

Where can I see pictures of a mini coach?

The moment our procurement team confirms your booking with our bus partners, we’ll be able to provide you with accurate photos of your vehicle. Please note that the interior and exterior appearances of buses may differ somewhat between partners and locations.

Mini Coach Pricing

How much does a mini coach rental generally cost?

Renting a mini coach bus typically carries a cost of between $550 and $1000 per day. Please note that this price 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 pricing overview for your particular trip.

What factors impact mini coach rental prices?

The price of renting a mini coach bus for your group will vary based on local availability, gas prices, the time of year, the distance you will be traveling, and the duration of your trip. To learn more about how the amount of time you spend on the road affects the final price of your mini coach bus rental, check out our in-depth explanation.

If you’ve located a quote at a more competitive price, be sure to let us know and we’ll see if we can match it to get the best possible price for your journey.

What is the service fee on my mini coach quote?

Our service free represents what we charge for arranging your booking, and much of it goes towards maintaining our website.

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

Your driver’s hotel fee is automatically calculated when a driver’s total number of driving hours exceeds the daily limits set by the Department of Transportation in the United States and Canada. In the United States, a driver can legally drive for upwards of ten hours and be on duty for 12, at which point they need to take an eight-hour break. In Canada, drivers can legally drive for 12 hours and be on duty for 14 hours, at which point they have to take an eight-hour break.

The hotel bookings for our drivers are usually made by our procurement team and are typically around $150 per night, though this may vary depending on location and seasonality.

How do your insurance plans work for a mini coach booking?

The majority of our bus partners operate with a $5 million coverage for automobile liability and a $5 million for general liability.

What is your mini coach rental cancellation policy?

On cancellations made 21 days or more before your booking, we offer 100% money back. For cancellations made between 20 and 14 days before the date of your trip, we offer 50% money back. Unfortunately, we can’t issue any refunds for cancellations made 13 days or less before a trip.

For school bus charter rentals, our policy is slightly different.  We offer 100% money back on cancellations made seven or more days before the trip and 50% money back on any cancellations made between six and three days before the trip.

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

We have a “book now, pay later” option for all of our charter bus rentals. This option lets you register your credit card for your booking, and we’ll only charge your card 21 days before your trip. This option also works to confirm your booking, so our team can secure your bus in advance. We also offer custom payment plans for certain trips. For more information, contact our expert customer service team at  [email protected].

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

To provide you with a quote, we need to create an account with your email address. If you’re worried about receiving messages from us at a later date, you’re free to unsubscribe from all email correspondence after you’ve set up your account and received your quote.

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

Contact us directly to inform us of your budget, and we’ll do all we can with our bus partners to accommodate your needs to get you the lowest price possible for your booking.

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

We offer premium rates for contracts that span several months, for trips that span multiple days, or for numerous recurring trips in a year. To see if you may qualify for our premium rates, reach out to us directly at  [email protected].

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

We don’t currently offer rental discounts for specific nonprofit organizations, but we do have premium rates under certain conditions.

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

We don’t offer discounted rates for veterans at this moment, but we have special rate pricing for particular long-term or recurring rentals. To see if you may qualify, reach out to one of our expert booking agents at [email protected].

How to Rent a Mini Coach

How do I book a mini coach rental?

If you’ve decided on the details of your trip, renting a mini coach bus is quick and easy with our instant booking tool. Input all the parameters of your trip, and our tool will quickly search our network of over 3,300 bus partners to find you the best possible price. Once you’ve accepted a price option, one of our award-winning booking specialists will contact you to finalize your booking. Also, if at this stage you’re still confirming your final guest-list, you can take advantage of our book now, pay later option. Choosing this option will allow you to secure your quote and defer payment up to 21 days before your trip.

Which details do I need to know before booking a mini coach?

To begin, determine the number of people that will be in your group, your intended departure date, your itinerary, and your route. With this information in hand, use our charter bus quote tool to create a custom quote. This tool is designed to help you easily explore your options but won’t lock you into your quote at any point. Feel free to experiment by adjusting the variables to find the quote that best suits your group.

How do I find a mini coach rental near me?

Our instant booking tool not only provides you with a list of the best price options for mini coach bus rentals but the best price options for mini coach bus rentals available within your region. If you discover there aren’t any mini coach buses available locally for your intended trip dates, reach out to our customer care team, on hand 24/7 at [email protected] to help make your plans a reality.

When should I book my mini coach?

Generally speaking, the earlier you book, the better. Book your trip at least six months in advance and nine months if you’re planning a trip during your area’s peak season. Of course, our 24/7 customer care team will always be able to help you if you need to book a last-minute trip.

Just bear in mind, as your departure date approaches, your bus may become more difficult to source. Book early to avoid the possibility of having to pay surge pricing whenever possible. If your organization isn’t ready to pay at the time of your early booking, consider using our book now, pay later option. This option allows you to secure your quote and gives you the flexibility of deferring payment until up to 21 days before your trip.

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].

Why Bus.com?

Safety measures for all trips

In order to better protect our customers and our bus partners, we have implemented new 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

Available mini coach models

If you're looking to rent a charter bus, it's hard to know which vehicle you should choose. Bus.com offers a number of mini coach models that offer unique amenities and passenger configurations.

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Corporations

Our mini coach buses are an extremely popular choice for corporate travel. They excel as shuttles but are also comfortable enough to transport guests over longer distances. They can be equipped with a range of amenities, including TV/DVDs, AC, power outlets, and onboard Wi-Fi, in addition to roomy overhead and undercarriage storage bays. 

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K-12 field trips

Mini coach buses are a great size for most classes and generally have seating for around 28 people but can comfortably seat up to 31 people depending on the model and configuration of the bus. A mini coach bus is also a great choice for long-distance trips, as it has all the comforts of our deluxe coach bus rentals in a smaller, more affordable package. Available amenities for mini coach bus rentals include AC, DVD/TVs, power outlets, and onboard Wi-Fi connectivity, which can dramatically increase your group’s comfort level even during those dull long-distance trips.

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Student groups

Efficient bus transportation can be instrumental to the success of your campus tour, Greek life event, study group, hackathon, academic conference, lecture, or spring-break group vacation. Whatever the scale and complexity of your group’s plans, Bus.com can help ensure you have reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable transportation for your events, both on and off-campus.

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Shuttles

Aside from traditional bus and van rentals, Bus.com also offers dynamic shuttle services. Whether it be for corporate employees, government personnel, hospital staff, or other group, out shuttle services can be adapted to fit your group size and needs. The mini coach is a great size to serve for a shuttle, as it offers comfort and simplicity in a small package that is perfect for smaller groups.

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Conferences

An excellent option for conference planners, the mini coach includes all the professional stylings and top-of-the-line comfort of a full-sized coach bus in a compact package perfect for smaller groups.

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Government groups

For federal, state, or municipal levels of government, a mini coach bus is a versatile and affordable bus type with a high level of comfort ideal for even long-distance travel. A mini coach charter rental can ensure your government group arrives at their destination together and on time, and a variety of optional amenities including AC, WiFi, and power outlets can ensure passengers are able to remain productive in transit.

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Church groups/spiritual

A mini coach bus rental is a great fit for spiritual group trips, providing all the comforts of a full-sized coach bus rental in a smaller package. Generally, Mini coach buses seat around 30 people while certain mini coach buses can seat upwards of 38 people. A mini coach bus has plenty of interior space, much more generous legroom than airlines, and wider aisles to facilitate easier boarding and disembarking, even for passengers with reduced mobility.

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Event Planners

Whether for a company retreat, a product launch, or a charity gala, a minicoach is a comfortable and flexible option that blends well into casual or formal events with ease. A mini coach charter bus rental is a great way to make sure your guests arrive on time and together as a group, and a range of customizable amenities, including WiFi, power outlets, TV/DVDs, and AC is bound to keep everyone happy.

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Weddings

Our mini coach buses are an extremely popular choice among wedding planners. They offer the same high-tier level of comfort as our deluxe coach buses, but in a smaller package, with seating patterns between 28 and 31 passengers. They work perfectly as shuttles, and can seamlessly blend into wedding settings.

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Construction projects

Mini coaches provide a versatile and comfortable way to bring workers, engineers, inspectors, or guests to your construction projects quickly and easily. A mini coach includes the comfort of a full-sized coach bus in a smaller package well-suited for bustling construction sites. Mini coaches also feature dedicated undercarriage storage and professional, vetted drivers who will handle all driving, navigation, and parking to ensure your passengers arrive together and on time exactly where you need them.

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Military personnel

A mini coach charter bus rental is an excellent choice for any branch of the military looking for comfortable, versatile transportation for its personnel. With generous undercarriage storage and the same optional amenities available to a full-sized coach bus, including WiFi, power outlets, and AC, a mini coach is perfectly suited for even longer distance relocations.

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Non-profits

The versatility and comfort of a mini coach is a great pairing for non-profit organizations. With all the advantages of our larger coach buses, including undercarriage storage and optional amenities like AC, WiFi, power outlets, and reclining seats, mini coaches are comfortable choices even across long distances. Furthermore, as with all Bus.com charter rentals, your booking comes with a professional driver to see to it that your team is well-rested and ready at the end of their journey.

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Sports

For sports teams on the road, making sure players are adequately rested before important matches is the key to success. The minicoach bus has all the high-end comfort of a full-sized coach bus in a package perfect for smaller teams. Minicoach buses also feature generous undercarriage storage for team equipment and come with a range of optional amenities available, including AC, WiFi, power outlets, and reclining seats.

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Tour Groups

As scaled-down versions of our most comfortable bus type, minicoaches are great choices for bands on the road. Minicoaches feature generous undercarriage storage for instruments and gear and as well as a dedicated professional driver automatically included in your booking to ensure everyone gets the rest they need.  A Minicoach also features a range of optional amenities for added comfort, including WiFi, power outlets, AC, and reclining seats.

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Festivals

An environmentally sustainable and extremely comfortable choice for festival transportation, a minicoach is a perfect option for small and medium-sized groups. Minicoaches feature generous undercarriage storage for camping gear and other equipment, and the dedicated professional driver that comes with your booking will keep your group together according to your schedule while ensuring everyone in your group is free to make the most of the festival lineup.

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Touring musicians

As scaled-down versions of our most comfortable bus type, minicoaches are great choices for bands on the road. Minicoaches feature generous undercarriage storage for instruments and gear and as well as a dedicated professional driver automatically included in your booking to ensure everyone gets the rest they need.  A Minicoach also features a range of optional amenities for added comfort, including WiFi, power outlets, AC, and reclining seats.

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