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Charter Bus Rentals for Tours

Booking transportation for your tour group has never been easier.

We work with over 2,300 charter bus suppliers across North America to provide safe, reliable, comfortable transportation for you and your clients. Get an up-to-the-minute, comprehensive quote in seconds, and complete the booking process quickly and easily with the assistance of our team of booking specialists. We take care of everything, from confirming your bus rental, to trip support, with a 24/7 emergency line.

And with a wide variety of buses and amenities to choose from, you can curate a custom travel experience that suits each group perfectly. We’ve got the wheel when it comes to transportation, so you can be free to focus on creating lasting memories for your clients.

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Cover more ground

We partner with bus operators in 50 US states and 13 Canadian provinces.

Benefit from expert support

Our customer-facing team works closely with you to bring a better experience to your clients.

Competitive pricing

We negotiate better prices and minimize costs associated to deadhead.

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Streamline your bus rental

All your trips in one place

Our online platform allows you to view all of your past and upcoming trips.

Added flexibility

Benefit from special accommodations, last minute changes, and flexible payment options.

24/7 emergency line

Our award-winning customer support team is available to help you around the clock.

Save Time on Charter Bus Research

Enter Your Group Tour Itinerary

Fill in bus trip details like your pick-up location and date, and final destination to view bus rental quotes in your area.

Choose Your Bus Type

Review quotes for several bus types and suppliers in your area, and adjust the amount of vehicles you need.

Book Your Bus at Today's Price

Enjoy our flexible Book Now, Pay Later option. You’ll be able to secure your bus at today’s price, and pay for your rental 21 days before the start of your bus tour.

Tour bus pricing FAQs

The beauty of chartering a tour bus is that you can plan ahead, allowing you to curate the perfect tour -- without breaking the bank. We’re here to help you navigate your planning, so you can come in on budget.

How much does a tour bus rental cost?

The price of a tour bus rental will vary depending on several factors, including the type of bus you choose,the amenities you require, region, seasonality, distance, and drive time. Use the Bus.com instant booking tool to get an up-to-the-minute, personalized quote that factors in everything from total drive time, to taxes, to gratuity. This means no guessing, and no surprises.

What impacts tour bus pricing?

The biggest causes of fluctuation in tour bus pricing are bus type and time, which includes not only the duration of your trip, but time of year and day, as well. Generally speaking, peak tour season will see a surge in pricing, as will nighttime rentals, given that drivers are typically paid a premium after dark (which shouldn’t be a problem for you, unless you’re planning a night tour). Time is on your side once again, as most tours can be completed in a day. However, if you’re planning a longer, out-of-town tour, your rental cost may include accommodations for the driver. For a breakdown of what drive time and on-duty time mean for your budget, take a peek at our guide to how minimum drive times factor into your bus rental quote.

As for bus type, while there is a difference between the budget-friendly school bus, the compact mini coach bus, and the full-size coach bus, that difference is not as significant as you might think, as the bulk of the cost goes towards paying for the driver’s time.

Tour bus amenity FAQs

The amenities you choose depend entirely on the size of your group, its needs, and your itinerary. Whether you want a no frills ride, or to tour the town in the lap of luxury, we’ve got you covered.

How many people fit on a tour bus?

As many or as few as you want! For smaller groups travelling shorter distances and don’t require luggage space,  the minibuscan be an option.

For larger groups travelling longer distances, the coach bus or the mini coach is a better options. The full-size coach accommodates up to 55 passengers, and the mini coach 32, both with plenty of storage space for luggage.

Which amenities are available on a tour bus?

This depends on the level of comfort you’re after. Typically, the school bus and minibus offer minimal amenities, keeping your rental inexpensive and free of bells and whistles you don’t necessarily want or need. That said, the full-size coach and mini coach bus rental options offer a variety of the bells and whistles to help pass the time on longer hauls.

Is there a lot of storage on a Tour bus?

The coach and mini coach offer the most storage, with overhead bins and undercarriage bays, for longer tours that take you out of town — or if you’ve got a lot of equipment, like tripods and trekking poles (a couple dozen pairs of poles will take up some serious real estate).

As for the school bus and the minibus, you might have to get a bit more creative with storage, such as cordoning off the back of the bus for luggage

Are tour buses wheelchair accessible?

We can provide full wheelchair accessibility for all bus types upon request. Just be sure to talk to one of our award-winning booking agents two to three months before the tour, and they’ll get you sorted.

Are tour buses comfortable?

Your comfort level is up to you. If your tour requires long stretches on the road, or consists of seniors or people with physical limitations — or simply lovers of lounging — it doesn’t get more comfortable than the full-size coach or mini coach. A solid suspension system ensures a smooth ride, and reclining seats and a surprising amount of legroom allows your group members to stretch out and relax between sites, or simply to rest their heads while gazing out the window at the landscape.

For smaller groups or budget-conscious groups, however, the school bus and minibus are more bare-bones, but are still quite spacious, with padded bench seats.

How to Rent a Tour Bus FAQs

You’ve done your research and settled on a bus type. Now what? Let’s go through the rental process together.

How do I book a tour bus rental?

Lucky you, we’ve done all the grunt work for you! All you have to do is input the details of your trip into the online booking tool, and we’ll search our database of over 2,300 charter bus operators and come back to you with a custom quote on the spot. You can play around with the parameters until you find one that fits perfectly with your needs and budget. Then, once you’ve accepted the quote, you have three days before it expires, during which you can talk to one of our award-winning booking specialists to finalize the booking.

And more good news!You don’t have to pay a thing at the time of booking. Our book now, pay later option allows you to defer payment until 21 days before departure. Finally, we’ll contact you 24 hours before your trip to give you your driver’s name and contact info, as well as a helpline accessible 24/7 in case there are any bumps in the road.

When should I book a tour bus?

The early bird gets the best deals! If you can, book at least 6 months in advance, 9 if your tour falls within peak tourist season for the area. Not to worry, our lovely staff will be able to sort you out if a last-minute tour pops up, but our pool of charter bus operators will be considerably smaller, and you may be subject to surge pricing and fewer amenities.

Don’t have the funds yet? Don’t stress! Our book now, pay later feature means you don’t have to pay a cent until 21 days before departure.

Who usually rents tour buses?

Whether it’s a school trip, a church group outing, a seniors’ sightseeing tour, or a family vacation, any group that is looking for a convenient, cost-effective way to take in the sights or visit local landmarks can rent a tour bus.

Maybe you want to explore your destination through the window from the comfort of a plush leather seat. Or perhaps you’d prefer to immerse yourself in local culture with a hop-on-hop-off experience, that you can customize to your group using our multi-stop trip builder. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll help you find the perfect ride.

What are the benefits of renting a tour bus?

Chartering a tour bus allows you to avoid the high cost of cab fares, the confusion of public transportation, and the stress of navigating a strange city. And, by planning ahead, you don’t have to spend precious touring time coordinating transport. One pickup, one drop-off, and your group stays together the whole time. Finally, you get to plan a tour that is perfectly tailored to your group.

Why should I rent a Tour bus for my trip?

An important aspect of any group trip is togetherness. A chartered tour bus ensures that your group stays together, and that your plans are not derailed by other tourists, or by unforeseen public transportation issues. Plus, you won’t have to worry about traffic or parking. Our professional, carefully-vetted drivers will do that for you!

Why do people typically rent a Tour bus?

It’s great when all the planning is done and you don’t have to worry about a thing. This is why people love booking a chartered tour bus. Once the details are sorted and the bus is booked, you’re in our hands, and you can relax and enjoy the sightseeing. After all, that’s what you’re there for!

Which details do I need to know before booking a Tour bus?

To start, you should have a handle on the number of passengers you will need to accommodate. This will be your biggest clue when it comes to choosing a bus type. Next, get an idea of what kind of amenities your group requires. Consider things like whether they need WiFi, have mobility issues, or can’t live without A/C (especially if you’re touring in a hot climate). Input these parameters into the Bus.com instant booking tool, along with the dates of your trip to get a quote.

Now onto the crux of the matter: what sights do you want to see? You can add as many stops as you want when getting your quote, and our award-winning booking specialists can help you with any changes you want to make to your itinerary at any point.

Bus Rentals for City Tours

Easily plan a sightseeing bus tour, or a hop on hop off itinerary with our bus booking platform’s multi-stop trip builder. We’ve run thousands of bus trips, which means that our team can help you find the best spots to stage or park your bus.

Bus Rentals for Combined Destination Trips

Build a traveler’s dream itinerary from city to city, and plan rest stops at scenic locations along the way. The best part of us having an extended network of buses across North America? We can easily find a replacement vehicle for your tour group if something happens along the way.

Luxury Coach Rentals for Senior Bus Tours

Provide senior citizens and baby boomer tourists with the comfort of a coach rental. The basic amenities on coach buses include ample luggage space, air-conditioning and on board bathrooms. Luxury coach rentals include audio systems, monitors for DVD viewings, auxiliary audio systems, and power outlets. Our team can also provide your group with onboard WiFi on certain trips, for an added fee.

Mini Bus Rentals for Airport Pick-Ups

Whether you’re picking up your group at the airport before a longer itinerary, or simply shuttling them to and from their hotel, we’re your one-stop shop for all the vehicles you need to support their needs throughout their itinerary.

Bus Rentals for Teen Tours & Youth Travel

Each group is unique, and so is their trip. We take care of your tour group’s ground transportation, so that you can get back to planning an experience that is fun, educational, and safe.

Find Bus Rentals Anywhere in North America

We're your one-stop shop for these popular group tour bus rentals.

Minibus Rentals

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Mini coach bus rentals

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Coach Bus Rentals

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Comfort and storage
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What Happens After You Book your Bus?

21 Days Before Your Trip

With our Book Now, Pay Later option, you will only be required to pay for your rental 21 days before the start of your group trip.

24 Hours Before Departure

Our team will send you an email containing your detailed itinerary, your driver’s name and phone number, the dispatch number for your trip, and an emergency line number for added support.

During Your Bus Tour

Our customer service team provides you with 24/7 support and will work with you to make sure your travelers with a seamless experience.

Deliver Better End to End Experiences

Our expertise in group transportation and attentiveness to your needs means that you can provide your travelers with better bus experiences.

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