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Field trips are great learning opportunities for K-12 students. However, whenever children are being transported, the number one concern is always how to keep them safe. A charter bus rental from Bus.com is the best way to get your class where they need to be. Not only is traveling by bus safe, but it requires fewer drivers and chaperones (compared to private vehicle transportation). A bus rental also allows you to keep an eye on your entire group at once — an invaluable advantage for teachers.
Being experienced organizers ourselves, we know that you have many tasks to take care of. Here is an outline of the basic advantages that our various charter bus rental options offer. To help you optimize your budget, we added the Book Now, Pay Later feature so you could benefit from early bird prices.
All Bus.com drivers and partners have gone through our thorough vetting process and possess up-to-date and valid licenses. We conform to all federal and state or provincial charter bus safety stipulations which includes US D.O.T regulations or regulations put forth by the Federal Government of Canada. Please contact us if you have any specific concerns about any of our safety procedures.
Equal access for students with special needs to all educational activities is not just a legal requirement. We recognize that, as a teacher, you want every student to participate in field trips and share the opportunities with the group. If you require an accessible school bus for your bus rental, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can find the right charter bus for your needs.
It depends on the charter bus. All coach bus comes standard with a spacious undercarriage that can be used to store all kinds of luggage and equipment. Some classic school buses do offer storage in the undercarriage — please contact us if you believe you may need a large storage area for your group’s cargo.
From smallest to largest, the bus capacity numbers are: minibus (21), mini coach bus (32), school bus (47), and coach bus (55). Pro tip: when calculating the number of passengers that you have, don’t forget to include teachers, parents, and any other chaperones who may be present.
Yes, there is no need to worry about a driver when you rent a bus from Bus.com. All of our bus rentals are chauffeured and come with a fully-licensed professional bus driver.
Yes, when you rent a bus, it can be used for overnight trips. The most common charter bus type for this type of trip is the coach bus, as the trips tend to be longer. Please note that all of our drivers compile with all federal regulations, which mandates the amount of time that a driver is allowed to drive for without stopping. If your trip includes overnight stops, the cost of a hotel for your driver will be included in your bus rental price.