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There are a number of factors that go into determining the cost of your wedding shuttle service – the seasonality, the availability of buses, and the amenities you desire. But, more than any other factor, the driver’s time is the biggest determinate. Use our online booking tool to find out what a charter bus rental would cost for your wedding.
When you charter a bus through Bus.com, our booking specialists take care of everything. We’ve implemented strict guidelines for vetting bus operators to ensure you have a reliable driver behind the wheel. Your driver’s industry-standard tip, accommodations, and hourly rate are all factored into the price of your NYC wedding bus rental.
Renting school buses for wedding shuttles is the current trend. With Bus.com, you can definitely rent those big yellow beauties, but other options are available. There’s the coach bus, minibus, and mini coach bus. Your choice will depend on the amount of time you’ll spend on the bus, the size of your guest list, and the amenities you request.
We recommend booking a charter bus six months before your departure date. This allows you to take advantage of early bird pricing and avoid dwindling bus availability. Note: New York’s peak wedding season is September through early November. Book your bus even earlier if you’re having an autumn wedding.
Do you have lots of family flying in from out of town? Organize your NYC airport pick-up at either LaGuardia or JFK so your family doesn’t have to shell out for an army of cabs. Rent a mini coach bus or coach bus for the trip. The amount of passengers will determine the bus you choose. Just make sure that you think about your guests’ luggage when calculating how much space you’ll need.
Rent a minibus or mini coach bus to transport your small group to the rehearsal dinner. We recommend booking the bus for the entire evening so your guests stay together as they move from the ceremony rehearsal to the dinner and back to the hotel. This will keep things efficient and allow the guests to toast the happy couple safely.
It is very important to stick to your schedule, especially if your wedding has more than one venue and several elements that are time bound (like dinner service and the first dance). Make sure that the guests are in the right place at the right time. The best way to do this is to organize a wedding shuttle service between your ceremony and your reception.
Throwing an awesome bachelor or bachelorette party requires transportation that’s on-par with the festivities. Rent a decked-out coach bus while en route to enjoy a few drinks on a night out on the town. That way, you and your party will arrive in style to your next destination, whether you decide to hit some ping-pong balls at SPiN New York or head to The Skylark to kick off your rooftop bar crawl.
Treat yourself and your closest friends to a pampering session at Haute Air before heading to a chic rooftop garden party at Gallow Green for some tea and brunch. With a full day planned with fun activities for your bridal shower, make traveling across these spots easier with a mini bus rental in New York for you and your crew. Our bus experts will even help you figure out the best itinerary to efficiently hit the most amount of stops all while having a blast!
Celebrate your new fiancé status with your significant other and dearest friends at some of New York’s chicest pre-wedding venues, like The Musket Room or The Beekman. Help your guests avoid the struggle of finding parking and getting stuck in traffic by setting up a charter bus to navigate the busy streets of New York to move people around with ease.
Once you decide on the kinds of services you’d like to offer your guests (shuttle service, airport pick-up, etc.), it’s time to select the bus to match your needs. Use Our Quick Guide to Choosing a Bus Type to help make your decision. For more advice on charter buses, including information on how to fully decorate your wedding bus, be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Bus Rentals. And if you have any questions at any point, our 24/7 customer care members are bus-knowledge goldmines, standing by to help you organize every aspect of your New York City wedding transportation.