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Every trip is different, and the cost of a bus varies from trip to trip. When we calculate the price of your bus rental, we factor in the time of year, the distance you’ll travel, the amenities you require, and, most importantly, the driver’s time. We also include an industry-standard gratuity, any necessary accommodations, and taxes.
To make the process of organizing your wedding transportation as simple as possible, we take care of finding the driver. We’ve got a North America-wide network of bus operators whom we’ve strictly vetted to ensure safe and reliable service. If you only need a small vehicle and would prefer to provide your own driver, be sure to check out our sprinter van charter rentals. In either case, you need only request a quote using our online booking tool, and we’ll take care of the rest.
We recommend booking your wedding shuttle bus six months before your date, but there are a few situations when you should book even earlier. Spring is a very popular month for Texas weddings, and there will be a lot of competition for buses. Also, be aware that the SXSW music festival takes place in March. Most wedding experts will advise you to pick a date that doesn’t conflict with South By.
Start the wedding weekend off right by meeting your guests at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Your out-of-town guests will have just spent a pretty penny on airfare. Thank them by covering their in-town transportation. Your wedding might have brought them to Austin for the first time. Show them what Southern hospitality is all about!
Despite the smaller guestlist, your rehearsal dinner usually involves the same amount of venues as your big day. You might start at a small historic chapel, head over to a restaurant in East Austin, and finish off at a hotel in the Warehouse District. Rent a minibus, mini coach bus, or sprinter van to transport your wedding party and officiant throughout the entire evening.
When your ceremony and reception are held in separate venues, guests can sometimes feel a little left out in the cold (or rather the intense Austin summer heat). Even if you have a few hours between the ceremony and the dinner service, use a wedding shuttle to transport your guests to the reception venue. As long as your guests have a place to go (where cocktails and lemonade await), they’ll be happy.
Unsurprisingly known as one of the premiere party towns of the South, Austin always has plenty going on. You’re guaranteed to be in for lots of fun by hosting your bachelor or bachelorette weekend in the city. From a relaxing day spent floating down the San Marcos River with Austin Tubing Trips or a wild night hitting up a bevy of eclectic bars like Whisler’s, or Swift’s Attic, there’s something out there for every soon-to-be bride and groom. Charter a coach bus in Austin for you and your crew, so you arrive in comfort and style at each spot on your party itinerary.
Treat yourself and your bridal clique before your big day to a relaxing pampering session at Hiatus Spa+Retreat followed by an intimate gathering with all your closest friends at Julie On Main, a quaint French farmhouse-style venue. With so many things to do, make sure everyone has an easy way to get from one location to another by setting up a minibus or sprinter van rental for you and your girls. With years of logistics expertise, our bus specialists will help you organize the most convenient routes for all your pre-wedding celebrations!
Celebrate your new fiancé status with your family and friends by organizing an outstanding get-together for all your loved ones. Whether you keep it classy at Duchman Family Winery with a visit to their romantic vineyard or host it at The Roosevelt Room with a round of period-themed cocktails, offer your guests an easy way to get to your private event. Rent a bus in Austin to help everybody avoid parking woes and traffic jams.
If you’re ready to plan your wedding transportation, make a list of all the trips you need to cover: the airport pick-up, the rehearsal evening, and the ceremony to reception shuttle. Once you nail that down, you’ll need to pick your bus. Our Quick Guide to Choosing a Bus Type can help you make the final decision. Next, request a quote online and accept the bus that’s right for your needs. Read through The Ultimate Guide to Bus Rentals for more charter bus tips, and reach out to your Bus.com booking specialist for answers to all your wedding transportation questions.