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Bus.com - Charter Bus Rentals

Charter solutions for the modern world

As an industry leader in North American charter bus rental services, Bus.com offers safe, reliable, and affordable transportation for corporations, local and federal government agencies, educational institutions, transit authorities, and individual bookers alike. 

 

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Bus.com works closely with our bus partners to offer a range of bus types, including coach buses, mini coach buses, minibuses, traditional yellow school buses, and versatile sprinter vans.

Whether you’re booking a one-time trip across town or organizing an employee shuttle service, Bus.com’s easy online booking platform ensures you the best prices within the marketplace, while our 24/7 customer care team is always on hand to help with any questions or concerns.

Vehicle types offered by Bus.com

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Sprinter van

Compact and cost-efficient, sprinter vans are a great way to transport groups of between 8–15 people quickly over short distances. Sprinter vans are prized for their versatility and are quickly gaining popularity in North America. 


A sprinter van’s size profile makes them a great fit for tight urban environments and they can handle parking situations that would be impossible for larger buses. Sprinter rentals are also ideal for multiple destination trips in busy downtown cores, and they’re the perfect choice when organizing conferences, weddings, or employee shuttle services.

 

Sprinter van rentals also come in a variety of configurations, including a full passenger variant with comfortable room for up to 15, a crew configuration that features room for both passengers and equipment, and even a full dedicated cargo variant.

 

The Mercedes-Benz sprinter is the most iconic vehicle in its class, but other major auto companies have taken notice of the rising trend and are producing versions of their own. Many of our bus partners now offer Ford Transit and Chevrolet Express rentals as well as Mercedes sprinter van rentals.


Uniquely for sprinter vans, Bus.com also offers both chauffeured or non-chauffeured sprinter van rentals, so you can provide your own professional driver with only a standard driver’s license.

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Minibus

A minibus is effectively a small school bus and is an efficient and cost-effective bus type ideal for shorter trips and small to medium-sized groups of up to 21 passengers. 

 

Trusted by corporate groups, school boards, government agencies, transit authorities, and other groups requiring safe, reliable, and affordable transportation, Minibus rentals are excellent choices for multi-destination trips. Minibuses also excel as shuttles, whether for corporate VIPs arriving from the airport, wedding guests to be ferried between the ceremony and the reception, or for large-scale employee shuttle services.

 

A minibus is larger than a sprinter van but still considerably smaller than a full-sized coach bus making it an outstanding candidate for handling quick pick-ups and drop-offs in busy urban environments. Minibuses may not have the undercarriage storage space or the onboard restrooms of their larger coach bus cousins, but their simplicity is their strength. A minibus’s lack of unnecessary amenities contributes to keeping overhead costs down,  particularly when multiple vehicle charters are required.

 

As with all charter bus rentals from Bus.com, a minibus rental also includes a professional driver. Your carefully vetted driver will have a thorough knowledge of the areas you intend to travel through and will handle all aspects of your transportation.

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Coach bus

Coach buses are our largest bus type and can accommodate up to 56 passengers. Coach buses are built for comfort and feature roomy seating with ample legroom, an onboard restroom, and a host of optional amenities, making them the best choice for large groups and long-distance traveling.

 

Coach buses are a perfect fit for a variety of groups. Sports teams, tourists, and student groups rely on coach buses for their passenger and storage capacities, while corporate clients, wedding guests, and government employees will appreciate the comfort-level and added amenities. Whether booked for a campus tour or a tailgate party, any group is sure to find something to love about their coach bus rental experience.

 

Coach buses feature the widest range of optional amenities. These amenities can dramatically improve the enjoyability of longer trips and include power outlets for recharging devices, TV/DVD support, air conditioning, WiFi, and spacious undercarriage storage bays. Also unique to coach buses are the onboard restrooms that not only reduce the number of stops you’ll need to take during your trip but ensure you have a restroom on hand at your final destination.

All coach bus charter rentals from Bus.com also include a professional, carefully vetted driver who will handle all aspects of your transportation.

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Mini coach bus

Scaled-down versions of the full-sized coach bus, a mini coach bus rental offer exceptional comfort for up to 21 passengers. 

With the same available amenities and stylings as its larger coach bus cousin, the mini coach bus is an attractive choice for corporations, government agencies, individual bookers, or any other group for whom comfort and onboard storage is particularly important. A mini coach’s sophisticated interior and exterior styling sees that it blends seamlessly into even formal VIP events, weddings, or conferences, while its smaller size ensures it’s able to efficiently make multiple stops in downtown rush hour conditions or shuttle corporate VIPs from the airport to their accommodations in record time.

 

As with its larger counterpart, the mini coach bus features the full range of optional amenities. From power outlets for charging devices and TV/DVD support for mid-trip entertainment, or air conditioning to beat the heat and onboard WiFi to keep passengers connected, these added amenities can dramatically improve the enjoyability and comfort of a given trip.

 

As with all Bus.com charter rentals, a mini coach bus rental features a vetted professional driver included in your booking and automatically calculated into your quote.

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School bus

School buses are reliable and affordable buses that can carry up to 47 passengers. A school bus charter is a perfect choice for larger groups traveling shorter distances on a budget.

 

Traditionally, school buses are a popular bus type used by educational institutions for field trips, student conferences, college tours, ski trips, and more. Increasingly, though, school buses are being chartered by a wider variety of groups and institutions. From a transit authority needing to organize a last-minute shuttle solution, an individual booker planning an extended-family picnic reunion, or a wedding looking for inexpensive transportation that doubles as a quirky photo backdrop, traditional school bus transportation can provide easy, accessible, and low-cost solutions for a variety of scenarios.

 

With Bus.com, all our school bus charter rentals come included with a vetted professional driver included. Your driver will handle all aspects of your transportation, and when applicable, their gratuity and accommodations are automatically included in your quote, so not only will you not have to worry about driving or parking, but you won’t have to worry about logistical arrangements and associated costs.

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What kind of groups use Bus.com?

Bus.com serves a diverse group of clientele, from corporations to personal trips to government groups.

Corporations bus rental
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Corporations bus rental
Many corporate groups are always on the move — and when a move involves a large group of people, then a charter bus rental is often used. Corporate charters allow for teams to stick together and be productive on the road.
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Weddings bus rental
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Weddings bus rental
A wedding is the single most important event that many of us will plan in our lifetimes, and transportation is a pivotal part of the entire day. Bus.com provides bus and van rentals for wedding parties and wedding guests.
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Student groups bus rental
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Student groups bus rental
Student groups come in many different shapes and sizes. Some of the most common student group events that require bus rentals include hackathons, debate clubs, and case competitions.
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Field trips bus rental
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Field trips bus rental
Field trips are off-site events that typically involve K-12 students. Buses are an integral part of any field trip, which commonly include destinations like museums, art galleries, and environmental centers.
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Government groups bus rental
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Government groups bus rental
Government groups often require bus rentals to transport civil servants between event sites, whether it be for team building activities or training sessions or any other non-virtual meeting.
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Event Planners bus rental
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Event Planners bus rental
Event planners oversee the entire execution of an event from start to finish. Oftentimes, transportation is an important factor in any event — Bus.com makes it easy for event planners to access the transportation options that they need.
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Shuttle services bus rental
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Shuttle services bus rental
A shuttle service provides transportation to a targeted location, usually on a consistent or repetitive basis. Some of the most popular shuttle services offered through Bus.com include employee shuttles, festival shuttles, and airport shuttles.
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Conferences bus rental
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Conferences bus rental
Conferences are massive events that rely on the seamless transportation of large groups. A charter bus or van rental is a must — especially when there is not much parking available around the convention center.
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Spiritual/church groups bus rental
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Spiritual/church groups bus rental
Spiritual groups and church groups are often made up of tight-knit communities who prefer to travel together. Popular church events that require bus rentals include spiritual retreats, missions, and community outreach.
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Sports teams bus rental
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Sports teams bus rental
Traveling together as a sports team is one of the best ways to encourage a sense of team spirit and camaraderie. Bus.com offers transportation solutions for professional athletes and local sports teams alike.
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Construction bus rental
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Construction bus rental
The management of a construction site requires a great deal of coordination, and transportation for all site workers is a big part of this. Bus.com offers bus and van rentals for construction workers, even in remote and hard-to-reach locations.
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Military personnel bus rental
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Military personnel bus rental
Military personnel possess unique needs when it comes to transportation. Bus.com works with Department of Defense-approved suppliers who can safely and legally transport military members.
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Festivals bus rental
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Festivals bus rental
While festivals can attract tens of thousands of individuals, they are often held in areas with either limited parking and public transportation options. Bus.com fills the gap by offering easy-to-use transportation solutions for festivals.
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Touring bands bus rental
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Touring bands bus rental
Touring bands are always on the move, and they have their own unique needs when they do so. Bus.com rents vans and buses to bands that fit their gear and other traveling equipment.
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Non-Profits bus rental
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Non-Profits bus rental
Non-profit organizations are registered organizations that work to elevate their local communities. Oftentimes, non-profit organizations will require transportation, whether it be for a fundraising event or for a community meet or more.
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Other groups we serve

Transit authorities

Transit authorities in both the U.S. and Canada can be called on to arrange for transportation outside of the everyday parameters of their operations, often without much notice. Whether it’s to provide emergency school bus service or ad-hoc transportation for specific residents, neighborhoods, and communities, at Bus.com, we have a variety of versatile bus types up for the job.

School boards

In addition to regular school bus service, school boards require safe, punctual, and affordable transportation for students, parents, faculty, and administrators. Though most readily associated with iconic yellow school buses and mini school buses, a school board will often find occasion to use a variety of other bus types for special duties and events.

Independent bookers

Loved by individual bookers, a charter bus rental is the most affordable, comfortable, and ecologically sustainable way to travel as a group. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a spring break getaway, a custom tour group, or something completely different, Bus.com has a range of versatile and affordable bus types for every occasion.

Frequently asked bus rental questions

Have questions about renting a charter bus? We have answers. For even more bus knowledge, please consult our full FAQ.

What are the benefits of renting a charter bus?

The cost alone is a huge benefit! Compare the price of renting a coach bus to the cost of renting the 12-15 cars necessary to transport the same amount of people. When you charter a bus, you’re also putting fewer vehicles on the road—a great way of making your vacation or business trip more sustainable. There’s also the social aspect. Build bonds, strengthen team spirit, and network on the road with a top of the line coach bus or a nostalgia-inducing school bus.

How much does a charter bus rental cost?

The cost of a charter bus rental depends on the type of bus you choose, the time of year you rent, and the amenities you request. The average daily cost of each charter bus or van rental is as follows:

School bus: between $389 and $850
Minibus: between $400 and $900
Coach bus: between $600 to $1200
Mini coach: between $550 and $1000
Sprinter van: between $350 and $700

To get a detailed pricing breakdown that is applicable for you, check out the Bus.com instant booking tool.

How far in advance should I book my bus?

As early as possible! As your departure date approaches, the charter buses in your region will get snapped up by other event planners. This leads to price surges for last minute charter bus rentals. It can also mean your bus driver will come from farther away, increasing the drive time for which he or she must be paid. To get the best price for your bus, book as soon as you know your departure date. We’re talking at least six months in advance. Nine months, if you’re travelling during your region’s peak tourist season. To facilitate easier booking, we offer a Book Now, Pay Later option. Secure a charter bus at early bird pricing by accepting your quote months in advance. One you’ve confirmed your booking, wait to pay until 21 days before departure. This is perfect for coaches planning away games, brides looking for a bargain, corporate event planners trying to make the most of their travel dollars, and college hopefuls operating on a student budget.

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

That’s exactly what Bus.com is for! When you use our online booking tool, we automatically scour our nation-wide network to find the best bus service for your trip. We take into account your preferred bus type, your desired amenities, and any special requests. Whether you’re booking a coach bus, school bus, mini coach bus, or minibus, we’ll select the bus service that is closest to your departure point. This brings down costs by decreasing the amount of time your driver spends on the road. So, how do you find the best service for renting a charter bus? Easy! Bus.com!

How do I know which bus is right for me?

While every kind of bus and van rental has its own perks, chances are that there is one model that stands out above the rest as a best fit for your time. The best vehicle type for you depends on a variety of factors such as your passenger count, amenity expectations, and budget. For a how-to guide on how to choose a bus, please check out our blog.

Does a bus rental come with storage space?

This will vary largely by vehicle type. The coach bus, mini coach, and sprinter van all offer storage space with coach buses having the most in the form of a huge undercarriage that can hold everything from tents to sports equipment. School buses and minibuses, on the other hand, have no undercarriage, so save this bus for low-luggage trips.

Do buses offer WiFi?

Yes, WiFi is available on certain bus types. Please include this request in your online booking and our procurement specialists will do their best to accommodate you.

Are accessible buses available?

Yes, we are happy to accommodate requests for ADA accessible vehicles. Please let us know of your needs as soon as possible before your trip start date or include this request in your booking.

Does Bus.com operate in my area?

To see our operating areas, please consult out list of cities.

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