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Top 5 tips for Maximizing your Trip to Orlando

Planning a trip to Orlando? Yes, we know! It can be overwhelming. From choosing attractions, hotels, modes of transport, places of dining, the thousands of options can have your mind spinning. But we’ve done the research and have 5 tips that will help you narrow down your choices to your specific criteria.

 

    1. Plan as early as you can: If you want to get the most out of your stay and money in Orlando we recommend you book as early as possible. From booking flights to hotels to theme park tickets, planning and booking early will save you lots of money. The cheapest months are January, September and November (avoid holiday weekends of course, it may cost you more and you’ll have to deal with larger crowds.
    2. Decide which attractions you specifically plan to visit: If you know anything about theme parks in Orlando, you know it may take you an hour just to get onto a ride, we’re talking about the best and most popular rides. This is why we recommend you specifically plan out which rides you plan to take, and how much time you plan to spend at each attraction/ride. If you plan and book early, you can get free fastpass+ and reserve your rides, so you could skip the lines altogether.

 

  • Plan some Downtime: Theme parks can be exhausting, because they’re big! The Disney property alone is about 40 square miles, that’s 14 miles more than the city of Newark put together. So if you want to get the best out of your experience, plan breaks, so you can get some time to refresh and be back at it again to maximize your vacation time.

 

    1. Look for Freebies: From free Fastpass+ to reserve your rides in advance to free shuttles from the Orlando airport to Disney hotels, to Free water, and Medical supplies, there are lots of freebies to be taken advantage of.

 

  • Make dining reservations in advance: If you’re looking to dine in at popular places, chances are they’re full, so do your due diligence and book then in advance. This is especially important for character dining and special restaurant experiences.

 

 

We are the local experts and we know how to help you get the most out of your trip to Orlando. So book with us today at Prompt Bus Charters! From Passenger Vans, Limousines, Minibuses, Motorcoaches, Party Buses, School Buses, we have the most up to date fleet in the market. Let us help you take your vacation to the next level.

 

2019 Top 3 Picks for Best Restaurants in Orlando

Orlando is known as a haven for foodies the world over, but with increasing competition and fake reviews, finding a decent place to eat can be challenging. You might look at the good reviews of a particular restaurant and go there only to find substandard food and service. So as locals, we thought it our responsibility to tell visitors the truth about the best places to dine in Orlando.

Bosphorus Turkish Cuisine

 


Fresh and savory Turkish Kebabs are being grilled for really lucky eaters

 

Since the Mediterranean diet has been touted as the best diet with people of the region living on the average til 89 years of age,we thought we’d start with a restaurant that serves this type of food.

Bosphorus Turkish Cuisine is a Mediterranean establishment with 3 locations throughout Central Florida, and it is a must visit restaurant if you’re ever in the area. From mouth watering kebabs and seafood, to meticulous salads and scrumptious pastries, you’ll find the food here will delight your taste buds with totally new flavor varieties.

While it’s a delicious place to eat, it won’t break the bank either. A party of 2 could have fine dining for under 50 dollars.

Our Secret Tips: If your order the mixed grill for 2, you can sample a variety of meats along with rice and salad for just under 40 dollars. It is a massive portion of food for 2 people. During dinner time, this place will be packed, so we recommend you call ahead and reserve.

Pizza Italia

A delicious seafood delight

Nestled in the heart of lake nona, this restaurant serves authentic italian fare that’ll have you coming back for more. From flavorful, exotic salads to gourmet pizza, decadent pastas, paninis, and strombolis, the food here will surely bring delight to your taste buds. What’s more? The service here is outstanding, with staff that’ll go out of their way to make your dining experience a pleasurable one.

Our Secret Tip: The bread and salad itself can fill you up pretty quickly, so you can go for something light for the main entrees.


The Big Easy

A Delicious, Crab cake Benedict

Located in Winter Garden, this restaurant serves up some delectable Cajun fare. You don’t have to go to New Orleans to enjoy great Cajun food, you can find it right here. From mouth watering Gumbo, Jambalaya, Poboys, and Burgers, to their famous cajun boils, this place has a good variety of cajun specialities.

Our Secret tip: Order the “Big Papa Boil”, it comes with 2 pounds of crawfish, 1 pound of shrimp, sausages, and corn with great cajun seasoning. Even 2 people will fins this meal hard to finish, but it will keep your bill under 40 dollars.
If you are looking for a charter bus for a trip Orlando area,   www.promptbuscharters.com, is one of the best charter bus provider in Orlando. Call us at 877-456-9996 and ask for a free charter bus quote.

 

Corporate Charter Bus & Minibus Service Rental

 

Prompt Bus Charters has been providing Charter Bus and Minibus rental service, for corporate clients for several decades. From Fortune 500 Companies to start ups, we’re the most trusted name for Reliable, Safe, Efficient, and Economic travel. We also have the most modern and well maintained vehicles in the industry, ensuring you a comfortable, enjoyable, and productive trip.

 

What’s Special About Us?

Most Modern Fleet

We have the most modern fleet in the industry, ensuring your trip is a comfortable, enjoyable, and productive one.

Superior Comfort: From our plush reclining seats with footrests to the extra legroom, Heating/AC, Onboard lavatory, you’ll find our vehicles give you first class comfort, that’s unmatched in the industry.

Enjoyable Trip: Our vehicles are equipped with state of the art entertainment center, that includes Plasma/LCD TV’s, Surround Sound, Panoramic Windows, and more to ensure you actually enjoy the onboard experience as well.

Productive Trip: With amenities such as: WIFI, Power Outlets, State of the art PA System, Projection System, you’ll find our vehicles will help you stay productive to get all your work done even on the go.

 

Largest Selection of Buses

From our ultra Luxury Deluxe Motor Coaches, Party and Entertainer Buses, to our more budget friendly Minibuses and Passenger vans, we can handle any size group, with any size budget. Even on short notice, we’ll have a vehicle that fits your need ready for your trip.

Prompt and Efficient Service

When you book with us, not only do you get great vehicles, you also get a superior service. We’re particularly focus on getting you in and out on time. What’s special about our service is, we choose the most efficient routes for your trip. As a matter of fact your trip routes are always pre-planned, with backup routes identified and established ahead of time to compensate for any incidents that may occur on the road. So you never have to be late to another We value your time, because timing is everything.event again.

So call us today at  877-456-9996  or visit promptbuscharters.com and ask for a FREE no obligation quote.

Sporting Event Charter Bus Rental Service

Prompt Bus Charters is the leading Charter Bus Rental Service provider of Sports Teams (Members & Staff), and fans alike. From little leagues to professional teams across the United States, we are the most trusted name for Safe, Efficient, Reliable, and Affordable transport.

 

We have the largest selection of Buses

When you’re looking to book a bus, we can guarantee  you will find the largest selection of buses with us. Whether you’re looking for Minibuses, Party Buses, Deluxe Motor coaches, or School Buses, we

‘ have the vehicles you’re looking for. From ultra luxury to economical, from 15 passengers to 56 passengers, we have vehicles that fit your budget, and the the size of your group.

 

Lots of Storage for your Group

When you book with us, you can take advantage of all the storage in our vehicles, whether it’s for your team’s equipment, luggage, or tailgate equipment, snacks, tents, etc., we have the room to accommodate everything your group needs to carry along. We have most up to date vehicles that are efficiently designed to carry all of your group’s goods. From our undercarriage compartments to our overhead bins, there’s no shortage of space in our vehicles.

Premium Amenities for a comfortable, enjoyable, and convenient trip

When you book with us, you’re always guaranteed the most modern amenities to make your trip a comfortable and memorable one. We’re not just focused on getting you from point A to B, we want you to have a great onboard experience to make your trip enjoyable. From plush reclining seats with footrests, to panoramic windows, power outlets and WIFI, you’ll have all the amenities for a comfortable, and enjoyable trip all the while staying connected, and getting work done while on the road.

Why not watch a few games and movies and listen to music together, and spend time bonding, and getting to know each other? With our state of the art entertainment center with Plasma/LCD and premium sound, you can have a great time together. Not to mention the PA System that will help you get the attention of your group, whether it be for rehearsing your game strategy, playing icebreakers and games,important announcements, it will always keep your team connected and engaged with each other for great bonding time.

Experienced Travel Experts Who Can get you in and out, Always On Time

Having operated for several decades, we pride ourselves on being an efficient transportation company. This means we choose the most efficient routes to get you in and out on time. In addition your routes are pre-planned, with backup routes established and ready to go before the trip. So, you’ll never have to be late to another event, we plan ahead to compensate even for those unexpected road incidents.

When you book with us, you’ll definitely be a WINNER! So call us today at 877-456-9996
or visit promptbuscharters.com for a FREE, no obligation quote!

Charter Bus Rental for Church Trips

Church Trips are an integral part of our business. We have been serving Churches and faith based organizations for several decades, and we’ve become the standard name amongst church groups for all transport needs.

We are the most experienced Church Trip operator

For several decades, we’ve worked with thousands of church groups to provide Safe, Efficient, Comfortable, Enjoyable, and Affordable Charter Bus Rental Service. From Conferences, Crusades, and Conventions to Outings, Picnics, Church Competition programs, and more, we’ve managed it all.

 

We have the Largest Selection of Buses

From our 61 Passenger Deluxe Motor Coach to our 15 passenger Minibus, we have the seating capacity that suits your need. From Ultra luxury to economical, we can work with your budget to find a vehicle that fits your need. Whether you need 5 buses or 500, we have the fleet ready to go for you.

Well Maintained and Most Up to date Fleet

While we do have a large selection of buses to choose from, what sets us apart are are well maintained and ultra modern buses. This means your trip will be Comfortable, Convenient, Productive, and Enjoyable.


Superior Comfort: From our plush reclining seats with footrests to the extra legroom, Heating/AC, Onboard lavatory, you’ll find our vehicles give you first class comfort, that’s unmatched in the industry.

Enjoyable Trip: Our vehicles are equipped with state of the art entertainment center, that includes Plasma/LCD TV’s, Surround Sound, PA System, Panoramic Windows, and more to ensure you actually enjoy the onboard experience as well. Listen to your favorite Christian artists, and sing along. Watch a few movies together, and enjoy great bonding time with each other. Use the PA system to get everybody together to play a few games, and have a great time enjoying each other’s company.

Productive Trip: With amenities such as: WIFI, Power Outlets, State of the art PA System, Projection System (great for Bible studies), you’ll find our vehicles will help you stay productive to get all your work done even on the go.

 

Prompt, Safe, First Class Service

We are most adamant about delivering prompt service, as a matter of fact it’s in our name. When you book a trip with us, your routes are pre-planned, with backup routes identified, and established ahead of time to compensate for any incidents that may occur on the road. So you never have to be late again.

What’s more? Our drivers are expert navigators, who can get you in and out on time. They know the most efficient, pickup and drop off spots, to make sure getting in and out is a breeze.

Our drivers are carefully selected after thorough background checks and subjected to rigorous training before being sent on trips. We only select and train the best. With several decades of operation with zero incidents, you’ll find our drivers are serious when it comes to your safety, and is focused on getting you to places safely and comfortably.

Our customer service is also first class, from quote requests to vehicle details, you’ll find our staff are proactive, courteous and efficient. They’ll help you plan your entire trip efficiently using their in-depth expertise. So you’ll always be provided with a custom planned trip suited for your particular need. Our staff will ensure you get only the best experience and service throughout.

Promptbuscharters.com is one of the best charter bus service provider in North America. Contact us today at 877-456-9996 for a FREE no obligation, quote.

 

Wedding Bus Rental Service

Being the largest Charter Bus Service in North America, we’re the No. 1 Choice wedding transportation. From our sleek 6-8 passenger stretch limousine to our 56 passenger deluxe motor coaches, we have the largest fleet in the industry. That means, we have just the right vehicle for your event.

 

Why Prompt Bus Charters?

We’re the most experienced provider in the Charter Bus Rental industry with several decades of experience. We also have the Best Safety Record in the industry with Zero Incidents in our decades of operation.

 

We’re the most reliable Bus rental service, and therefore the most preferred as well. Having done thousands of weddings, we know how to efficiently handle your special day. Your routes are alway pre-planned with them most efficient route chosen for your event, with backup routes planned ahead of time as well, so you’ll never be late for your special day.

 

We’re the largest service, and that means we’re also the most affordable as well. When you book with us, you can choose from Ultra Luxury to budget friendly, so you don’t have to break the bank for your wedding.

 

We have the most up to date vehicles in the industry with first class amenities, and comforts. From Fiber Optic Lighting, Hardwood dance floors, Surround Sound System, Utables/Couches,Kitchenette, Lavatory, to Reclining Seats with Footrests, Panoramic Windows, PA System, Heating/AC, Wheelchair Accessibility and more, you’ll find our vehicles are the best equipped in the industry.

 

Why use a Charter Bus Rental Service?

Have all your Guests Arrive together and on time

Why have all your guests separated, and lost scrambling to find the way? Let us help you get your guests together and on time for your big day.

 

Charter Bus is a more comfortable mode of transportation

The last thing you wanna have happen on your big day is have everyone arrive with wrinkled clothes and a bad attitude. Charter buses offer the extra legroom which will guarantee you and your guests will arrive well rested, without being squished together, and wrinkling clothes. Charter buses offer plush seating with extra legroom, so you can ride comfortably. Charter buses also have room for all your luggage both in the overhead compartment and underneath the bus.

 

Safety

When you book a charter bus, you won’t have to worry about designating drivers. From picking you up at the airport, and transporting you between the venue and reception, we can run shuttle services for you. We want you and your guests to get home safely after the wedding, so let us take care of you. We can also do this for your Rehearsals, Bachelor/ette Parties, Showers, and all other wedding related events.

If you are in need of a charter bus service for wedding, promptbuscharters.com is the best choice. Call us today at  877-456-9996 and ask for a free charter bus quote for wedding.

 

How Much does a Charter Bus Rental Cost?

While cost may be an important factor in the planning of your trip, be aware, the cost of your trip depends on many different variables. From Distance and duration of your trip to even the time of year you decide to take the trip, they can all affect the final price you may pay for your booking.

 

So here are the most important factors that affect the price of your charter Bus:

 

  1. The Distance and Duration of your trip: If you’re traveling long distance, you will most likely be billed per mile or per day. For shorter trips you’ll be billed per hour. However, be aware, most bus companies require a 5 hour minimum, and you may be billed for 5 hours.

 

The following chart will give you a general idea of some of the costs involved with chartering a bus.

 

Bus Type Per Hour Per Day Per Mile
Charter Bus $125 – $180 $1,300 – $1,700 $4.00 – $5.50
Minibus $125 – $160 $1,200 – $1,500 $4.00 – $5.50
Entertainer Bus N/A $1,900 – $2,500 $7.00 – $8.50

 

  1. The time of Year: There are times of the year, when buses are in plenteous supply, and those times the prices will naturally be cheaper. However, there are periods during the year when people travel more, and the buses are in short supply, and these times you will be paying more. For example, April May and June are expensive months because people use buses more, for : Graduation, School Trips, Proms, etc. However January, February, and July are cheaper months to travel, as people travel less during this time due to the winter weather, and end of summer.

  2. Starting City: As bus companies tend to be located outside large cities, choosing a city as the pick up location will cost more, as the buses have to come from outside the city to pick you up.

  3. Remember, there are fees that may raise the cost of your trip, that might not be be included in the quote. Fees Such as Tolls, and Parking fees, do increase the cost of your trip, and it’s important, you check with your provider on this ahead of time, so you’re not surprised when you get your final bill.

  4. Extra driver, Gratuity, and Hotel: As drivers cannot drive for more than 10 consecutive hours, before taking  an 8 hour break, your trip may require an additional driver, if you plan to have your bus go non-stop. For overnight trips, most transportation companies will as ask you to book a hotel for the driver as well, so make sure to factor this cost into your overall trip cost. Some companies may add the driver’s gratuity on the bill, however some don’t , it’s a good idea to check with the company to make sure you tip your driver for a job well done. We recommend tipping your driver anywhere between 10-20 percent of the cost of the trip.

  5. Type of Bus: The type of bus you select certainly affects the cost of your trip. If you have less than 35 people, of course it’s cheaper to book a mini bus, but remember there’s no restroom in the minibus and there’s less luggage space. However if you book a Motor coach, it can seat anywhere from 47-61 passengers, and it is also equipped with a lavatory, and additional luggage space, and of course costs more than the minibus. This option would be more suitable for youi if you’re doing longer trips and have 47-61 passengers. Entertainer, and Party buses are closer in size to the minibuses, but the seats are arranged along the edges of the bus. Additionally, the extra amenities, such as: fiber optic lighting, premium sound systems, flat screen tvs, kitchenette, restroom, dance floor etc., puts them closer in price to a motor coach.

 

Here are some ways to control the cost of your charter bus:

  1. Make a detailed itinerary of your trip, including all the stops you expect to take.

  2. Book at least 3-6 months in advance to get the best deal, avoid booking in April, May and June.

  3. Call hotel or venue and enquire about bus parking, and where it’s cheapest. Also enquire if your driver can get a hotel room free or at a reduced rate when doing a group booking.

  4. Get the exact figure on the number of people you expect for the trip to book the right size bus.

  5. Try to book the bus in the same location as your pick up location.

Why Book With Promptbuscharters.com?

 

From Kindergarten up through University,we do trips for student groups of all ages. Promptbuscharters.com is the most preferred Charter Bus rental service. From our 15 Passenger Minibuses to our 61 Passenger Deluxe Motor Coaches,  and School Buses, we have the vehicles that’s just right for your next event. From Ultra luxury to Economical, we can work with your budget to put together a package that works for you.

Safety1st

Having operated for several decades, we’re proud to say, we’ve had zero incidents in all our years of operation. However, this record is not a fluke, it is the result of stringent safety standards we’ve established for both our vehicles and drivers.

To begin with, our drivers are carefully selected and subjected to rigorous training before being deployed on the road. We guarantee drivers are professional, courteous, and of the highest character.

Next, comes our vehicles. Our vehicles are well maintained, and up to date. So when you book with us, you never have to worry about being stuck on the road with an old broken down bus. We only provide you the most up to date and well maintained vehicles. This also contributes to our stellar safety record.

Experience

When you book with us, you not only get modern vehicles, but our wealth of experience. We are a well known name in the transportation for being an efficient company that can manage transportation for thousands of people. From Conferences to Presidential campaigns, we have done thousands of small and large scale events.

This means, our transportation specialists will work with you to craft an efficient plan that will save you time and money. From the most efficient pick and drop off spots, to pre-planned routes, with backup route identification to get you in and out on time, we’re experts at managing your trip efficiently.

Largest Selection of Buses

Another reason for booking with us is our fleet. We have the largest selection of buses in the industry. From our 61 Passenger Deluxe Motor Coach to our 15 passenger Minibus, we have the seating capacity that suits your need. From Ultra luxury to economical, we can work with your budget to find a vehicle that fits your need. Whether you need 5 buses or 500, we have the fleet ready to go for you.

Superior Comfort: From our plush reclining seats with footrests to the extra legroom, Heating/AC, Onboard lavatory, you’ll find our vehicles give you first class comfort, that’s unmatched in the industry.

Enjoyable Trip: Our vehicles are equipped with state of the art entertainment center, that includes Plasma/LCD TV’s, Surround Sound, PA System, Panoramic Windows, and more to ensure you actually enjoy the onboard experience as well. Watch a few movies together, and enjoy great bonding time with each other. Use the PA system to get everybody together to play a few games, and have a great time enjoying each other’s company.

Productive Trip: With amenities such as: WIFI, Power Outlets, State of the art PA System, Projection System, you’ll find our vehicles will help you stay productive to get all your work done even on the go.

Reliable, First Class Service

We are quite adamant about delivering prompt service, as a matter of fact it’s in our name. When you book a trip with us, your routes are pre-planned, with backup routes identified, and established ahead of time to compensate for any incidents that may occur on the road. So you never have to be late again.

Our customer service is also first class, from quote requests to vehicle details, you’ll find our staff are proactive, courteous and efficient. They’ll help you plan your entire trip efficiently using their in-depth expertise. So you’ll always be provided with a custom planned trip suited for your particular need. Our staff will ensure you get only the best experience and service throughout.

Contact us @ 1-877-456-9996 today for a FREE no obligation, quote.

Popular Charter Bus Models

 


MCI J4500

Prevost H3-45
Setra 417 TC VAN HOOL CX   45 Volvo 9700
Media Enhanced A/V system with s, AM/FM/CD/DVD, 15”Widescreen high definition monitors AM/FM/CD/DVD player, 15” HD Widescreen monitorS, Premium sound, Tour guide wireless microphone, PA System, Scenic View Camera Flat screen TV’s, Premium sound, Wireless Microphone, CD/DVD Enhanced audio system with cordless microphones, DVD Player, In motion TV Satellite system HD Flat screen monitors, DVD Player, Tour guide microphone
Storage Overhead bin storage, Undercarriage compartments with 573 cu ft. of space. Overhead enclosed parcel storage, 460 cu ft. underfloor storage capacity Overhead Enclosed Parcel racks, underfloor luggage compartment Overhead enclosed parcel racks, 440.4 cu ft. of underfloor storage. Overhead parcel racks, 400 cu ft. of Underfloor storage
Seating 56 passenger, Amaya thin back seat, Limousine-style interiors, tiered theatre seating for prime view, 110v Outlet with USB at every seat 56 passenger Amaya A 220 or Sigma, 110v Outlet at every seat 56 Passenger composition leather, reclining seats with auto retractable seatbacks, and footrests, 110v Outlet at every seat 56 Passenger, Amaya A-220, Torino G Plus, GT or A-2TEN Seats w/ Footrest, 110v outlet at every seat w/without USB 56 Passenger,Amaya seats with footrests, armrests, 110v Outlet at every seat
Lavatory ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

A Comprehensive Guide on Charter Bus Services

You’ve got a group trip coming up, and you’re scrambling to find a safe and efficient way to transport everyone together and promptly to your destination. If you’re thinking about chartering a plane or everyone driving in different cars, one is too expensive, and the other is too inefficient, with people arriving at vastly different times. So what’s the most efficient way to transport large groups of people for your group event?

Okay, let’s stop the suspense, we’ll give you the answer. The most efficient way to transport large groups of people together, safely, and promptly is to hire a Charter Bus/es. This guide will give you all the information you need to know about Charter  Bus rentals.

What is a Charter Bus?

It refers to Buses that can be chartered or rented out for any group event. Charter buses are different in that, the routes they travel are determined by the person/s renting the bus, compared to a line bus that travels fixed routes and on timing pre-determined by the company. In other words, when you charter a bus, you determine where you want to go, when you want to go, and what route you want to take.

 

What are the physical features of a Charter Bus?

Charter buses are visually appealing buses that are sleek and modern. They have features, such as: Tinted Windows, undercarriage luggage compartments (underneath the side windows, Reclining Plush cushioned seating with footrests, Entertainment center with Plasma TV/LCD, PA System, Onboard restroom, Overhead luggage bins, etc. They usually have the company’s logo painted on the side of the bus as well.

 

What are some Appropriate Situations/Organizations that may necessitate Charter Buses?

Corporate Events: Corporations are looking for Reliable, Safe, Efficient, and Affordable transport. Charter Buses meet all of those demands. Conferences, Conventions, Seminars, Trade Shows/Exhibitions, Company outings, and a variety of other corporate events involving large groups.

Schools and Colleges: From Field Trips, Competitions, Outings, Sporting Events, Fraternity/Sorrority events, Campus Tours, to Tournaments of all types, and any event requiring transport of large groups. Safety

Weddings/Bachelor/ette Parties: Designating drivers at these events can be a big headache, and even impractical. That’s why Couples, and Wedding Planners/Event Management companies go for Charter Bus rentals.

Church Trips: From Crusades, Conventions/Conferences, Concerts, Outings/Picnics, Fellowship Events, being together is a major part of Church trips. Having everyone drive in separate cars, and arrive at different times defeats the purpose of the bonding and fellowship Church groups look to foster. The perfect option in these situations, is Charter Bus Rental.

Sports Teams: When you’ve got a large group of Team Members, Staff, and Even fans, Charter Bus is a preferred choice for transport. Whether it be the extra luggage space to carry equipment and baggage, or the onboard restroom, State of the art entertainment center, Plush reclining seats with Footrests, the Comfort, and Reliability of charter buses makes it the most preferred way to travel.

Group Events: If you have a group event that requires the transport of 15 or more people, then charter bus is a Safe, Reliable, Efficient,Comfortable and Affordable way to travel. From our 15 passenger minibus to our 61 passenger Deluxe Motorcoach, and plenty of options in between, we can get you as many vehicles as you need. From 50 people to 50,000, we’ll make sure all your guests are taken care of.

 

What’s the Seating Capacity of a typical Charter Bus?

It varies, but you have several options. If you’ve got 15 Passengers or less, you can go with a 15 passenger minibus. But if you’ve got more than 15 people, you can go with the 24 passenger minibus, and if you’ve got more than that, the 30 passenger minibus is a great option.

 

If there are more than 30 people, the next step up is the 37 passenger mini coach bus, and if you still have more people you can rent party bus, that can accommodate up to 50 people.

 

Our biggest vehicle is the motor coach, which can seat anywhere from 47-61 passengers, depending on the type and model of vehicle. Don’t forget our school buses which seat 48 passengers are a budget friendly option.

What are some of the differences a Charter Bus, Minibus, and Party Bus?

 

The main difference Between a Charter Bus and Minibus is size. A Charter bus can carry more people, anywhere from 47-61 people. However minibus can carry anywhere from 15-37 people. Remember, there are classes of Charter buses too. Also remember, charter buses have an onboard lavatory and luggage space, that mini buses. That’s why minibuses are generally used for short trips, and charter buses are used for longer trips.

 

A party bus on the other hand really has some particular amenities, such as a hardwood dance floor, making this a favorite for doing parties, and it can fit anywhere from 15-50 people depending on the model and type of bus.

What are the Amenities found in a Charter Bus rental?

 

  • Reclining seats with footrests
  • Lavatory
  • Panoramic Windows
  • AC/Heating
  • WiFi
  • Power Outlets
  • PA System
  • Plasma/LCD TV

What’s the Storage Space Like on a Charter Bus?


Overhead Bins above the seats provide space for your most reached for personal belongings, where it’s most accessible

 

If storage is important to you, then Charter buses are a great option. There are overhead bins inside the vehicle, which will keep your belongings that you reach for the most within your reach. But there are compartments (shown in the picture below) underneath the bus for larger items such as your luggage and equipment. These undercarriage compartments are large spaces that can store your entire group’s luggage and equipment.

Undercarriage compartments underneath the bus provide ample space for your group’s luggage and equipment

How are the restrooms inside the Charter Buses?

The lavatory inside buses are convenient, and small. They will have a toilet and sink inside with enough space to move around.

What about Wheelchair Accessibility?

If you request wheelchair accessibility, companies are required bound by the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide you a bus that is wheelchair accessible. But remember, every bus is not equipped for wheelchair accessibility, so make sure to ask for one that specifically has wheelchair accessibility.

 

What about beds, are charter buses equipped with beds?

Regular charter buses aren’t equipped with beds, however, you’ll find the plush reclining seats with footrests will help you relax and stay well rested for your trip.

 

If you insist on having bunk beds, then we recommend you book an entertainer coach, which are equipped with up to 12 bunk beds.

 

Do Charter Buses have seatbelts?

Buses manufactured before 2016 are not required to have seatbelts, they may have them, but were not required by law to do so. Buses manufactured after November 2016 are required to have them, as it was mandated by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

What about your drivers, are they trained to drive buses?

You can rest assured, we operate according to all of the federal safety regulations. This includes, the requirements for our motorcoach drivers to possess a CDL, with a passenger endorsement, have sufficient training and experience to operate a motorcoach, possess a valid medical examiner’s certificate, etc.

 

What about unplanned stops, will you stop at places that were not originally part of the itinerary, when needed?

If we’re stopping for a quick break, to grab something to eat, etc., remember the drivers do make those stops to give everyone a break, and get some fresh air, as they themselves need it too. But stops for long periods of time, may incur additional charges.

 

Do I need to book my trip several months in advance?

If you’re looking to get a good rate, we recommend you book at least 1-3 months before the trip. April, May, and June are busy months, during this period of time, we recommend you book 6-9 months ahead of time to get a good deal.

 

Having said that, if you have a last minute trip, we guarantee, we’ll find you the right vehicle for your group.

 

What will a Charter Bus cost?

Charter bus cost depends on many factors, but distance and duration are one of the most important factors. That is, if your trip if you’re planning a long distance trip, then your rate will be assessed by mileage , if you’re planning a trip that spans several days, your rate will assessed per day.

 

However, pricing depends on so many factors, to get a more accurate estimate for your trip, provide your travel specialist with a detailed itinerary. Also, check out our pricing guide to look at other factors that influence pricing.

 

Are we obliged to tip our driver?

You are not required to tip the driver, but it is common courtesy to do so. We recommend, tipping your driver 10-20% of the trip’s cost. You can get more details from your travel specialist on the different ways you can tip your driver.

 

Which Company should I book with?

You should only book with a company that can meet most if not all of your trip’s requirements. This means you should work out a detailed plan of your trip before searching for a Bus Rental company.

 

In addition to that, there are a few other factors you should take into consideration before making that decision. First, make sure you have an experienced operator. This will help you avoid a lot of the headaches, that come with hiring inexperienced companies. We have been operating for several decades, and can manage your trip efficiently. From choosing the most efficient route to having backup routes identified ahead of time, we have the expertise to get you in and out on time, without adding additional mileage.

 

Second, book with a company that’s close to your pick up location. If you book a bus that’s far away from your pickup location, you’ll have to pay for the unused mileage. Because we operate all over the united states, you won’t need to worry about that.

 

What information do I need to get a quote?

As mentioned before, it’s best to have a very detailed plan of your itinerary to get the most accurate quote. Here are some of the most essential pieces of information you’ll need.

 

  1. Pick up location addresses, and dropoff location addresses.
  2. Trip start date, pick up time, drop off time, and trip end date
  3. The number of passengers expected on the trip, and the amount of luggage and equipment.
  4. The number of stops in between, and the locations of the stops.
  5. Type of amenities needed, wheelchair accessibility, WIFI, Power Outlets, Entertainment Center, etc.

 

With the above mentioned pieces of information gathered, you’ll be ready to get your first Charter Bus Quote.

 

Can we bring our pets along with us on the Bus?

Generally speaking, most companies don’t allow pets on the bus. However, an exemption can be made for service animals, as they must be allowed on by law under the Americans with Disabilities Act

 

What are some other things that cannot be brought onboard?

In general, any sort of explosives, flammable items, harmful and dangerous chemicals, weapons, etc. But please be sure to ask the company to get a comprehensive list of prohibited items. Also, please be advised, smoking is prohibited while on board, you can smoke at rest stops outside of the bus.

 

Can Alcoholic Beverages be brought onboard?

Companies might allow adult passengers to bring and consume alcohol on the bus, but most companies would ask for a refundable deposit to cover repair of any damages that may be caused by passengers while inebriated.

 

Also remind your group to be careful to engage in any activities that may distract the driver while onboard, especially when the vehicle is in motion, as the entire group’s safety may be compromised.