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Freguently Asked Questions Wnen rent a bus.

 

What sized charter buses do you have?
Each charter bus company has their own unique type fleet. All bus companies range in capacity from 49-passenger to 57-passengers. There are some 24, 28, 36-passengers mini- buses out there. For smaller groups try a mini-bus. They have TVs, PA systems and separate luggage storage, but they never have bathrooms.

Who handles the bus driver's lodging?
 It is customer responsibility to arrange and pay for the bus driver's lodging.

Can we bring alcohol onboard the motor coach?
Most charter bus companies permit alcohol on board. A damage deposit is required which will be refunded by the charter bus company, if the bus is returned in reasonable condition. No glass containers. Coolers are allowed, but make sure they don't leak.

Is smoking permitted on buses?
No tobacco products are permitted on charter buses.

What do your charter buses look like?
There are pictures available for each bus company.

How are charter bus trips priced?
The pricing method depends on the type of trip. Each charter bus company has different rates. If your trip is in town generally it will be priced by the hour with a 5 hour minimum. If your trip is out of town then it will either be charged on a flat day rate or mileage basis.

What is included with the price and what other costs should I consider?
It is the responsibility of the customer to pay for all parking fees . In addition, the customer must arrange and pay for the bus driver lodging.

What is the deadline for the balance of the payment?
Final payment is due 14- 20 days in advance of the trip. If your bus trip is less than 14 days from departure then the full balance is due upon booking the bus trip.

Is it customary for bus drivers to get a gratuity?
Yes. Generally 10% is an average tip for a short bus trip and a $1 per passenger per day for multi-day bus trips. You may include the gratuity when paying for the trip for bus companies or you may pay the driver cash during the trip.

When is the final payment due?
Typically, final payment is due 14 to 20 days before departure.

What is the cancellation policy?
Most companies allow you to cancel without penalty 14 to 20 days before travel.

How soon do I need to book?
You can book at least 3 weeks in advance to ensure availability. The earlier you book, the more options you will have.

Do I pay for parking, tolls and other fees?
Yes , customers have to pay parking fee. Just be sure to ask, if these fees are included or are separate before booking.

How much of a deposit is required?

 All bus companies require a deposit when booking. The average deposit is 20-30%.


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