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Find the right bus for your group

Using our easy online booking tool, you can compare bus rental prices for a variety of transportation scenarios. Take some time to play around with the booking tool to find the perfect chart bus for you. You’re under no obligation to accept a quote, so compare a coach bus to a school bus, a minibus to a mini coach bus, a single bus to a whole fleet. When you’re ready, pick your bus, round up your group, and head out on the open road!

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. However, the largest portion of the cost of a charter bus is the driver’s time. That means there isn’t a wild difference between the cost of a school bus and that of the coach bus. Your final bus price will include the driver’s time, his or her accommodations (if necessary), the time it takes to get from the bus depot to the departure point, and an industry standard gratuity.

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.

Why Bus.com?

Bus.com is the industry leader in group transportation

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Our exceptional bus partners are fully-vetted to ensure the well-being of your group
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Which vehicle is right for me?
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Coach bus
Big, beautiful, and super comfy — that’s the coach bus. With amenities like air conditioning, WiFi, power outlets, and reclining seats, the coach bus is top of the line when it comes to charter bus rentals. They hold up to 55 passengers, include on-board restrooms, and are best suited for large groups of executives, athletes, or long distance travellers. Choose this bus if you expect to be on the road for longer than three hours.
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Mini coach
If you want all the luxury of a coach bus for a smaller group, opt for the mini coach bus. These chart buses seat up to 32 people and can be equipped with air conditioning and wifi. Wedding planners love the mini coach bus because they make great shuttle buses between the ceremony and the reception. You might also select the mini coach bus for corporate event shuttle service, family reunions, or seniors’ outings.
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School bus
The school bus inspires nostalgia in travelers of all ages. Seating an average of 47 passengers in a classic, no-frill setting, school bus rentals are great for student travel, sports teams with little equipment, and wedding parties looking for a cute background for vintage photo sessions. School buses are not ideal for long trips, but they’re great fun for festival shuttle service.
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Minibus
Sweet and petite, the minibus is a comfortable option for travellers planning short to medium length trips on a charter bus. Host an intimate gathering of 21 passengers with a fully equipped minibus. Despite their small size, these charter buses can be very comfortable and are ideal for a wide range of trips—from field trips to tour groups.
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Sprinter van
The smallest vehicle that we offer, sprinter vans are economical and environmentally-friendly options for small groups. Sprinter vans are similar to a standard minivan, but more spacious and comfortable.
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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.

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Field trips bus rental
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Government groups bus rental
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Event Planners bus rental
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Shuttle services bus rental
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Conferences bus rental
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Spiritual/church groups bus rental
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Sports teams bus rental
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Construction bus rental
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Military personnel bus rental
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Festivals bus rental
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Touring bands bus rental
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