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Not quite a mini van but not quite a bus, sprinter vans are a comfortable and fuel efficient way to transport small groups. Although similar in appearance to cargo vans, a sprinter van is actually a commercial vehicle that can sit an average of 8 to 15 passengers.
New: Bus.com now also offers sprinter van rentals that come without a driver. This is a convenient and cost-efficient option for groups that prefer to drive their own rental vehicle. In most jurisdictions, no special licensing is required. Please visit our Sprinter Van (No Driver) page for more information.
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Due to is small size and gas efficiency, a sprinter van rental is a positive choice both for the environment and for your bottom line
Whether it's an 8 passenger or a 15 passenger sprinter van rental that you're after, we have the right vehicle for you
Sprinter vans are fuel-efficient vehicles that take cars off the road, resulting in lower carbon emissions
A Sprinter van is a large van that can seat up to 15 passengers. These vehicles are highly-customizable and known for their spaciousness and comfort. Other popular Sprinter van configurations include eleven passenger models and 14 passenger models.
The most well-known model of this van type is the Mercedes Sprinter, but there are a number of other types on the market. No matter the model, Sprinter vans are unique passenger vehicles that are ideal for road trips as well as city driving, thanks to their ample legroom and cargo space.
The maximum passenger number that can fit into a Sprinter van is 15. However, some configurations have a maximum capacity of 12 passengers.
Sprinter vans are ideal for smaller groups traveling shorter distances. Compared to full-sized school buses or coach buses, their smaller size makes pick-ups and drop-offs easier in busy downtown cores and allows for easier parking. Sprinter vans are also great choices for country or city tours involving multiple destinations, and they excel when used for organized employee shuttle services.
A Sprinter van is an extremely versatile, and nimble vehicle that has a range of seating configurations as well as storage space for personal belongings, making it a great choice for a host of potential roles. It’s also significantly smaller than our other bus types, which makes it much more convenient in tighter urban environments. While all our charter bus rentals come with vetted, professional drivers, the Sprinter van is unique in that you can choose to provide your own qualified driver, or even drive your charter rental yourself. For more information, be sure to check out our page on chartering a driverless Sprinter van rental.
Unfortunately, we don’t offer individual intercity tickets or run any scheduled routes between cities at this point in time. That said, we do offer shuttle tickets to some of the most popular music festivals in North America.
The choice of where to make pit-stops and for how long is entirely up to you! Pit stops are available on request, but we typically recommend at least one pit stop for every three or four hours of driving time.
Absolutely! You can rent as many Sprinter vans as you need for your events. If you need to rent multiple vehicles, our enterprise services are tailored to larger-scale plans and a little advance planning can help you secure your buses earlier, at the best possible price.
Yes, and doing so is a great way to keep costs manageable while moving a single group over short distances. However, bear in mind that a portion of your group will have to wait for the bus to make a full round trip, so it may not always be a viable option.
We’re able to provide you with all the information on which of our bus partners will be providing the vehicle for your trip 24 hours before your departure time.
Comparing average passenger count, fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions, a joint study between 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 United States. If you’re interested in learning more about sustainability in the charter bus industry, check out our blog post on the most eco-friendly forms of transportation.
Sprinter vans are modern vehicles held to high safety standards, and charter bus travel, in general, is the second safest way to travel in the entire world. For comparison’s sake, it’s four times safer to travel by charter bus than by train and an astonishing 50 times safer than traveling by car. If you’re interested in learning more about charter bus safety, check out our post on which mode of transportation is the safest.
Bus.com works with vetted bus partners and suppliers throughout North America, which gives us access to a variety of vehicle types. The most popular models of Sprinter vans are as follows:
A Sprinter van comes with all of the amenities you would expect in a modern van. There is a spacious trunk behind all the seats where you can stack your luggage. You’ll have cup holders and armrests along with reclining seats so that you can relax en route to your location. Sprinter vans do not have electrical outlets or Wi-Fi. Some do have 1 USB outlet, generally located next to the driver.
Most Sprinter vans aren’t wheelchair accessible by default, but if you need a wheelchair accessible vehicle for your trip, be sure to reach out to our customer care team at [email protected], and we’ll do all we can to accommodate your needs.
Despite being the smallest of our available vehicles, the Sprinter van is quite comfortable. It has plenty of headroom and legroom for both passengers and driver alike, and the process of loading and unloading passengers is easy and efficient with wide sliding doors along the side of the vehicle.
The typical Sprinter van can fit up to 14 regular-sized bags. There is storage space available in the trunk as well as underneath the seats.
All of our charter bus rentals come with a vetted, professional driver for your trip. However, the Sprinter van is unique in that you can choose to provide your own driver or drive the vehicle yourself if you’d prefer. Check out our page on renting a driverless Sprinter van for more information.
It is! For more information, please consult our page on renting Sprinter Vans without a driver.
All of our Sprinter vans are driven by professional drivers. Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide a bus for the purposes of completing a bus driver’s test. However, in certain areas, we offer driverless Sprinter van rentals. If this is an option that may work for you, be sure to visit our page on renting a driverless Sprinter van.
Once our procurement team can confirm your booking through our network of trusted bus partners, we can show you what the exterior and interior of your Sprinter van will look like. Unfortunately, we can’t do this any sooner as there can be minor differences in appearance for Sprinter vans across different bus partners.
The average daily cost for a Sprinter van rental ranges from $350 to $700. To get detailed Sprinter van rental prices, check out our easy-to-use online booking tool. Keep in mind that you can also take advantage of our Book Now, Pay Later option, and put off paying until 21 days before your departure.
The cost of a Sprinter van rental rates will vary according to a number of factors, such as the region you’re booking in, the time of year your booking is, and your total estimated driving time. One of the easiest ways to ensure you get the lowest price possible is to book during the off-season, which generally falls between December and March. Even if you can’t avoid traveling during the peak season, it’s still possible to secure a better deal by booking as far in advance as possible. Also, note that we have a price-matching program, so if you find a quote at a more competitive price, be sure to let us know, and we’ll do what we can to offer you a better price option.
We charge a service fee to cover the cost of our booking efforts and much of it goes towards maintaining our website.
A hotel fee is automatically added to your booking when the total driving time exceeds the daily limit set by the Departments of Transportation in either the United States or Canada. In the U.S, the daily limit states that a professional driver can drive for 10 hours and be on duty for 12, at which time the driver must then take an 8-hour break. In Canada, the daily limit allows for 12 hours of driving and 14 hours of duty followed by an 8-hour break.
The hotel booking themselves are generally handled by our procurement team and cost approximately $150 per night. However, these prices may be affected by region and seasonality.
Virtually all of our U.S. bus partners have $5 million in coverage for automobile liability and $5 million for general liability.
Our cancellation policy is dependent on vehicle type, but for Sprinter van charter rentals, we offer 100% money back on all cancellations made 21 days or more before your trip date. Or, we offer 50% money back on all cancellations made between 20 and 14 days before your trip date.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds on service fees or any cancellations made 13 days or less before your trip date.
We offer a “book now pay later” option for our charter bus rentals which allows you to complete your booking with your credit card, which we’ll only charge 21 days before your trip. This method also allows you to reserve your booking so our procurement team can secure your bus in advance. Note that we also offer custom payment plans for certain bookings. If you’re looking for more information on our payment options, don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at [email protected]
Unfortunately, to provide you with an estimate for your Sprinter van rental booking, we need your email address to create an account for your booking. If you’re concerned about receiving unsolicited messages at a later date, you’re able to unsubscribe from our emails after you’ve received your price option information.
If you have a particular budget in mind, it’s best to reach out to our customer care team directly. Working closely with our bus partners, we’ll do all we can to accommodate your budget and get you the lowest price option possible.
We offer discount rates on certain types of bookings, including contracts that span multiple months or days or bookings that involve numerous recurring trips in a year. To see if your booking may qualify for our discounted rates, at [email protected].
We don’t offer discounts for specific nonprofit organizations at this time, but we do have discounted rates under certain situations. Be sure to contact our customer care team for more information.
We don’t currently offer discounted rates for veterans, but we do offer special discounted pricing options for certain bookings. To see if you may qualify, reach out to our customer care team at [email protected]
After you know the logistics for your trip (date, locations, etc), booking a Sprinter van is very simple with our online booking tool. You can experiment and see how different variables change the price. When you see a price that matches your budget and needs, you can book now and pay later. This locks in your price and allows you to defer payment until 21 days before your trip occurs. You’ll receive your driver’s name and contact info 24 hours before your trip plus a 24/7 customer care number in case anything goes wrong.
Before booking your Sprinter van charter rental:
It can also be helpful to know what kind of bus type you might be interested in, but our customer care team can also help you with this if you’re unsure. Lastly, you’ll also need the contact information of the person responsible for booking transportation—which might very well be yourself. You can enter all this information into our easy online booking tool to receive a custom quote for your trip. At that point, you’re under no obligation to accept a price option, so you’re free to experiment with some of the parameters of your booking to tailor it perfectly to your needs.
The best time to book your Sprinter van is as soon as you know the date of your trip. Six to nine months in advance is ideal, especially if you plan on using the Sprinter van during peak season. Booking earlier means you have a better chance of acquiring the vehicle you’d prefer at a better price.
Our customer care team is here for you 24/7. Please reach out by emailing us at [email protected].
Unsure if a sprinter van rental is the right choice for you? Bus.com also offers larger vehicle options from the classic yellow school bus to the spacious coach bus.
A sprinter van rental is a versatile transportation solution, with multiple seating configurations perfect for ensuring small workgroups stay together in transit and arrive on time at their destination. Their small size also makes them ideal for navigating and parking in busy city environments, even during peak hours. Some popular trips that can benefit from a van service include: Conferences Trade shows Seminars Retreats Company meetings
College service trips, clubs, sororities, and fraternities. What do they all have in common, apart from their college location? They usually need to go places for events. A sprinter van rental is ideal for trips of this nature. Some of the most common types of student trips that use a van service include: Conferences Sorority and fraternity trips Hackathons Model UN
Sprinter vans make for exceptional shuttle services. Their compact size makes them the perfect fit for many teams and groups that have a need for a shuttle to get them from point A to point B. Their affordability also makes them a desirable shuttle type. Some of the common uses for sprinter van shuttles are: Employee shuttles Airport transfers Private shuttles While less conventional than a shuttle bus, hiring a van service is a great solution to your transportation needs, especially if you have the need for a recurring or one day van rental.
When you’ve spent so much time leading up to a wedding in preparation and event planning and corralling all the things that go into that special day, it can be nice to relax moving from the ceremony to the venue where you’re celebrating. A private van service can allow your wedding party to celebrate together. Some of the creative ways that wedding goers have used a sprinter van service have included: A shuttle for guests to get from ceremony to reception and back Transportation for the wedding party Photoshoot backdrops
For spiritual groups, a sprinter van can serve as is an efficient and cost-effective choice for all your transportation needs. Sprinter vans make excellent shuttles to pick up small groups of community members, even directly from their homes, while also making efficient pick ups and drop offs of spiritual leaders to quickly get them between events. All our sprinter van charter rentals also come with vetted, professional drivers to help your relocations go as smoothly as possible. Other reasons to rent a sprinter include: Congregation meetings Church retreats Volunteering trips Missions
For conferences of all kinds, a sprinter van is a nimble and affordable transportation solution for small groups. Sprinter vans come in a range of cargo and cargo/passenger configurations, and their small profile ensures they can fit in all standard parking spaces. Sprinter vans are a great investment to ensure your team arrives together and on time, and the professional driver included in your booking is there to make it happen. A small sprinter van can handle big trips such as: Trade shows Conventions Exhibitions
Whether for a gala, a trade show, or a reunion, a sprinter van is a great transportation choice for event planners. Sprinter vans come in a variety of seating configurations, perfect for small and medium-sized groups while remaining compact enough to fit into standard-sized parking spaces. All sprinter van charter rentals from Bus.com also feature a vetted driver who is responsible for handling all the navigation, driving, and parking to keep things moving on your schedule. Some events that could benefit from a van rental include: Seminars Reunions Galas Parties
For the construction industry, a sprinter van is an ideal choice for its wide range of cargo and passenger configurations in addition to its compact size, which allows it to slip in and out of even the busiest construction sites. Sprinter vans will ensure your teams arrive together as a unit and exactly when you need them. A van service can take the place of a large vehicle for tasks such as: Movement of crew between construction sites Movement of crew to and from construction sites and a drop-off point
A sprinter van charter rental is a great way for sports teams to quickly and affordably transport team members and equipment over short distances. Sprinter vans feature a variety of configurations depending on your needs, and each booking comes with a professional driver to help make sure you can assemble your team exactly where and when you need them. A small van rental can take your team to and from: Tournaments Single one-off games Training exercises
Sprinter vans are ideally suited to all branches of the military that require efficient and cost-effective transportation for small groups of personnel and their equipment over short distances. A sprinter van has multiple seating and cargo configurations to suit your needs, and as is the case with all charter bus rentals from Bus.com, a sprinter van booking includes a professional driver with knowledge of the areas you’ll be traveling through. Military personnel use sprinter vans for: Training regiments Transportation between bases
All levels of government will appreciate the versatility and cost-effectiveness of a sprinter van rental. Sprinter vans come in a variety of cargo and passenger variants, and their smaller size ensures they can park in all standard-sized parking spaces. Sprinter van charter rentals are a great way to ensure your government groups arrive at their destinations with all their equipment, on time, and together as a group. A sprinter van rental can help a government group with: Transportation to and from meetings Group training Team building
For small-sized tour groups looking for affordable transportation, a sprinter van is a great choice. Sprinter vans feature a comparatively large passenger capacity in a compact package that can still park in standard-sized parking spaces. The carefully vetted, professional driver that comes included in your sprinter van booking also ensures all members of your group are free to enjoy the tour you’ve planned. Rent a travel leisure for: Guided tours Airport shuttles Private shuttles
Sprinter vans feature a variety of configurations, making them an ideal choice for festival-goers in need of versatile and affordable transportation. As is the case with all charter bookings from Bus.com, sprinter vans include a professional driver, so your entire festival group can bond and relax both on the way in and on the trip out. A small vehicle rental is beneficial to festivals in the following ways: Transportation for guests Transportation for staff and volunteers Transportation for artists
A sprinter van can be an excellent choice for smaller-sized touring bands in need of versatile, affordable transportation. They feature multiple seating and cargo configurations so you can choose a passenger and equipment space ratio that works for your needs. You have the option of driving the sprinter van yourself or hiring a van with a vetted professional driver. Bands love sprinter vans because: Sprinter vans fit the gear of an average four or five piece band Sprinter vans are easy to drive and do not require any special licenses
Non-profit organizations can benefit from the versatility and affordability of sprinter vans for the transportation small teams and equipment quickly and efficiently. Sprinter vans have the added benefit of featuring multiple seating configurations, and all sprinter van charter bookings include a professional driver who will handle the logistics of your transportation. Non-profit organizations use a van rental service for: Fundraisers Park/beach clean-ups Board meetings
Sprinter vans are great choices for field trips, especially those with smaller class sizes covering short distances. The sprinter’s smaller size makes it a great candidate for safely and efficiently moving through even busy downtown cores, and it makes parking arrangements a breeze. All our sprinter vans also come with a professional driver to handle all aspects of your transportation, so chaperones and teaching staff can focus on students getting the most out of your field trip. Though a smaller vehicle, sprinter vans work well for: Small class field trips Staff shuttles Club/organization transportation
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