Everyone knows that a charter bus is a great option for group transportation/travel. In fact, a charter bus is the most cost-effective way to travel when compared to other travel options. With a charter bus being significantly cheaper than a public bus, it shouldn’t be difficult to choose a budget-friendly charter bus company for your needs. Here at Prompt Bus Charters, we’re dedicated to helping our clients as much as we can. While our buses are already some of the most budget-friendly services on the market, here are some ways to save even more for your next charter bus rental.
Determine the Size of Your Group
One of the most common mistakes people make when ordering a charter bus is that they pick a bus first, before determining the actual size of the group. In most cases, they estimate how many people will be going and choose a bus that fits the parameters. Often, the estimate they chose is wildly inaccurate, leading to a far larger or smaller bus than actually needed. While extra seats may give an opportunity for passengers to stretch out, you could be paying for extra space that you don’t need. For this reason, it’s is best to get an accurate headcount of the group size. With this information, you will be able to pick the bus which is best for you, instead of paying extra for a size you didn’t need.
Add to Your Group
Okay, so now you have an accurate number of people going. But say there’s not a bus size that holds exactly that number. You would have to choose the next biggest option, which now leaves extra seats. A great way to save money is to fill up these seats, so each passenger would be paying less. While it may be hard to fill up each and every single seat, even a few added group members would lighten the payment for the passengers. We recommend inviting more friends, family, or event members to the bus group. Just be sure to instate a group limit, so as not to have more passengers than seats.
Book the Charter Bus in Advance
So now you have the amount of people going, and you already know which bus size fits your needs. The next way to save money is to book the bus as soon as possible in advance. The availability of a company’s fleet directly affects the cost of the rental, so it is best to let them know as soon as possible. If your trip is in peak season, booking a bus with short notice may lead to a much larger bill than if you had reserved the bus earlier. If you want the best bang for your buck, we recommend booking the bus the moment the group number is finalized. In some cases, booking the bus even before knowing the number may be the best option. If you choose this, make sure to add enough travelers to fill enough seats.
We hope you can utilize these three tips to help you save on your next charter bus rental. Here at Prompt Bus Charters, we are dedicated to providing reliable service as we have been doing already for years. Ready to reserve your charter bus? Contact our agents at
1-877-456-9996. Want to learn more about what type of buses and vehicles we offer? Visit www.promptbuscharters.com