Are you planning a group outing and looking for the best way to get there? Renting a charter bus is a great option for its flexibility, reliability, and safety. But how much will it cost? What steps can you take to ensure you get the best price? Most charter bus companies charge a fixed price for the bus, so the more people in your group, the less each of them will pay. All fixed expenses, such as gas, parking, and highway tolls, are shared. The cost of renting a charter bus varies depending on the season and time of week.
There is increased interest in renting charter buses in spring and summer, when they are ideal for graduation parties, family reunions, and weddings. You're likely to pay more for a bus in summer than in winter. The time of week can also have an impact on charter bus costs. There is a greater demand for coaches on weekends than during the week, so you can expect to pay more if you rent from Friday to Sunday than if you book a trip from Monday to Friday. Charter bus rental rates are usually based on either the amount of time you need the bus or the total number of miles traveled.
If you plan to be away for just a few hours, you'll normally pay an hourly rate. A minimum number of hours is usually billed, five being the standard. If you plan to be away all day, you'll most likely be charged per mile. If your trip requires an overnight stay or involves spending the night out, expect to be billed per day.
In addition, if you have overnight accommodation somewhere, you will need to cover the accommodation costs of your driver(s).Most charter buses have certain basic functions: Wi-Fi, smartphone connections, and DVD players are standard on most coaches now. There are additional options, such as onboard bathrooms, but they will add to the total cost. Some geographical locations are simply more conducive to traveling by charter bus than others. In some of the country's oldest cities, for example, the streets can be narrow, making it difficult for larger charter buses to navigate.
For that reason, there may be fewer charter bus operators and fewer options, which could result in higher costs. It is common practice to include certain out-of-pocket expenses, such as parking and tolls, in the total cost of renting a charter bus. In addition, although it is optional, it is customary to tip drivers before or at the end of the trip. The standard tip is 10% of the total cost of renting a charter bus. To get a better idea of the approximate cost of a charter bus trip, you can use the cost calculator above. Remember that the cost calculator can only provide you with an estimate of the final cost.
The most effective way to know exactly how much you'll be spending is to work directly with one of our experienced agents who will learn about any special offers or other ways you can reduce some costs. To get the best price when renting a charter bus there are several steps you can take: make your reservation in advance; travel out of season and during the week rather than on weekends; book the right sized coach; talk to an experienced agent before booking; determine if you need to be there for a weekend; and take trips out of peak season. US Coachways has set the standard in the charter bus industry for more than three decades providing quality coaches to more than 21,000 events each year. To learn more about the different coaches we have access to or to get a free quote call 1-855-287-2427 to speak with one of our experienced agents. Record your arrival with the Transit app and make sure your next trip is hassle-free!.