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Renting a charter bus is much easier than you think

Depending on where you look, booking a charter bus can be a frustrating exercise. It doesn’t have to be!


We’ll show you how to get the best price from the safest and most reliable charter bus services in your area. And when you’re done, you’ll get that sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing you got a great deal with no hassle.

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Whether you’re looking for a school bus, a luxury coach, or anything in between, it can be stressful to plan transportation for a large group of people. They need to get to their destinations at specific times, they want to be comfortable along the way, and they want to get there inexpensive. Most of all, they want to arrive safe.


The process of renting a charter bus, however, doesn’t need to be a stressful experience. In fact, it can be an enjoyable one. Follow these three simple steps and put yourself in the driver’s seat when renting a charter bus. You’ll be able to book the right trip at the right price, for even the most demanding of group itineraries.

How to rent a charter bus in 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Plan Your Trip

All you have to do to get started, is add the details of the trip you’re taking into our booking tool. What’s great about this, is that you will get a price estimate in under two minutes.


At this point, you still have three days to consider your quote. There’s no obligation for you to move forward with the rental, and the price you’ve been quoted is good for that three-day period, allowing you a chance to share the details with others, or for you to decide whether or not you’re ready to proceed with the rental. Easy!

Renting a charter bus with driver has never been easier.

Step 2: Book Your Bus

Once you’ve decided that everything you got in the quote meets your needs, you just go ahead and book your trip. At this point, one of our support agents will contact you to ensure that all of the details are correct, and that you’re getting exactly what you need. They’ll make sure that the logistics of your rental, the timing of your trip, and the amenities that you require all meet your requirements.


Remember that even at this point, you’ve still got until 21 days before your departure date to make payment. The further you book in advance, the more time you have to finish the transaction.

Step 3. Enjoy the Ride!

Now that you’re in contact with your support agent, you can contact them at any time with any questions or concerns you might have. Feel free to get in touch before the trip, or even during it if something comes up. Our support team is available 24/7, and are always happy to make sure that your rental goes smoothly.


We’ll also make sure that you get in touch with your professional driver. Everyone who is a driver on a bus.com rental has been vetted carefully to ensure that you’re getting the most professional personnel, so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting a safe and comfortable ride.


The rest is even easier. Just kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

How to rent a charter bus online.

Charter bus rental FAQs

Still have questions about how to go about how to rent a charter bus? Well, we have answers! Check out these FAQs for more details on how to rent a bus.

How much does it cost to rent a charter bus?

Great question! The answer is going to be a little bit different with every set of circumstances. Things that will influence the price will be:

  • – The comfort level of your bus (from school bus to luxury coach)
  • – Other amenities (I don’t know what they might be)
  • – The number of people traveling
  • – The distance of travel


You can enter all your criteria into our booking tool and get an answer in seconds. The answer, really, is “it depends,” but it won’t take you long to find something that suits your needs and budget.

When should I book my bus rental?

The answer to this one is very simple: any time! That said, you can avoid surge pricing, and get around lack of availability by booking earlier. When you use our booking tool to reserve your charter bus, you’ll be able to book well in advance. And it gets even better. When you use our, you can choose the Pay Later option and wait until 21 days before your trip before processing any kind of payment

How do I find the best service for renting a charter bus?

You’re in good hands with our booking tool. All you need to do is enter a couple of details, including how many people are traveling, where you’re going, and when you want to leave. From there, we’ll match your details with all of the choices that are available for you that meet your requirements.


Because all of the transportation companies who work with bus.com have been thoroughly vetted for safety, security, and privacy concerns, you can rest assured that you’ll be getting the very best service every single time.

What details do I need to book a bus rental?

To get started, you need just a few simple details:

  • – How many passengers are traveling
  • – Place of departure
  • – Your destination
  • – Whether or not you require a return trip

How do I book my charter bus rental?

Once you’re entered all of the details into our booking tool and have reviewed your options, you simply click on the “Checkout” button next to the choice you’ve made. Done!


You won’t have to make a payment until 21 days before your trip, and you’ll be able to work out more details with our support agents who are available to ensure that you’re getting everything you need for your trip.

How to rent a coach bus

Popular Bus Types

There’s a bus that’s right for your situation, whatever it may be. We maintain availability to fleets of buses of all different types to meet the needs of different groups, different trip types, and different levels of comfort. Find out which one best meets your needs here.

Coach Bus

Coach buses are the cream of the crop of all bus lines. You’ll travel in luxury and style, with available amenities including audio-visual equipment, WiFi, air conditioning, extra storage space, and more. They’re perfect for the group that demands high-end travel, and want to ensure that they’ll be traveling in safety and style.

How to rent a mini coach bus

Mini Coach

These buses are built for comfort, and will accommodate smaller groups who have the same needs as those traveling via coach bus. You’ll get all of the amenities included with larger coach buses, with tons of leg room, and comfortable seating. They’re the ideal rental for small groups who want access to a stylish and comfortable bus, while also getting access to the entertainment and productivity amenities they need for travel.

How to rent a school bus

School bus

School buses are just the thing for groups traveling on a budget, and for those who are more concerned with transportation than they are with extra amenities. A remarkably budget-friendly means of group transportation, the school bus is perfect for groups going on shorter trips, and do not have a great deal of luggage or equipment to bring with them on the trip. The average bus accommodates around 47 people, and will get you to your destination safely and comfortably.