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How to Choose the Right Charter Bus Rental

Charter bus rentals can seem like a simple transaction, but this is far from reality. Selecting a charter bus necessitates special research on your part, identifying just what you need opposite what the company provides.

The good news is that with plenty of choices nowadays, finding one to fit your needs is not as tough as you would think. Given that, these are tips on choosing a charter bus rental:

Capacity
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The typical seating capacity of buses is roughly 40 to 50, but you will discover that there are vehicles that can accommodate a maximum of 60 passengers at a time. If your group is larger than that, then two buses will be needed. For smaller groups though, there are vans that can carry 9 to 12 passengers.
The Key Elements of Great Buses

Length of Trip

Know the farthest distance the bus has traveled. What was their route? Have they take that same trip anytime in the past? How about the stop-over en route to the destination? All these should be asked, especially if your trip will exceed 3 hours. For trips requiring 6 to 8 hours of travel, a space for sleepers is indispensable. At least, the chairs should be tilted.

Amenities

Be sure to find a bus with sufficient entertainment – for example, TV, and Internet. A rest room is also essential, especially if you are traveling with kids or elderly people. For active communication, power sources should be available.

Drivers

Bus charter rentals generally include a driver as you are going to need someone competent with steering the vehicle. Considering the length of the trip, it makes sense that an experienced driver would be take the wheel. For longer travels, there will be two drivers who will be switching, and this ensures that they will be well rested for the entire duration of the trip.

Reputation

The reputation of the company is, of course, also crucial. Scan their website and get a good idea about their background. How long have they been in the bus charter business? Ask them for references. Read online reviews. Check with your local consumer affairs bureau. Have there been complaints against the company? If so, you want to know how the problem was fixed and if the customer was happy with the resolution.

Price

There are usually two payment methods when you use a bus charter service: you either pay an hourly or daily rate or a flat fee. Flat fees are typically paid for rides to routine locations, like tourist hotspots. In NYC, for instance, you pay about $1000/day for a 50-seater. Finally, commit to someone only if you have compared at least two or three companies, but ensure that the service specs you provided are all the same.