If you’re considering renting a charter bus for the first time, or already have an upcoming charter bus trip coming up, you might be wondering what to expect or how to make the most of your trip. To make the experience as enjoyable as possible, we’ve put together these charter bus travel tips for your group! No matter the size of your group or the nature of your bus trip, these tips apply!
Top 4 Charter Bus Travel Tips:
1. Choose the right charter bus company for your needs
With so many transportation options available today, make sure you plan accordingly and choose the right charter bus company for your needs! How big is your group? What is your budget? How many stops are there along the way? Many details go into planning a group bus trip, and the answers to these questions are crucial to know beforehand. Make sure to ask your charter bus company these questions, request a quote, and learn more about the bus options and amenities ahead of time. For example, do all of their buses have WIFI? Restrooms? The more you know ahead of time, the better!
2. Plan entertainment ahead of time
Since your charter bus should offer TV monitors with DVD and CD capabilities, as well as wifi connection, you can always plan out some entertainment options for your group ahead of time. Maybe there is a movie that everyone can watch together during the trip? Or, a few CDs that can be put on in the background? Having the appropriate entertainment planned out ahead of time can help make the time go faster and be a more enjoyable experience for everyone, especially if it’s a longer trip.
3. Relax, or get some work done
If you’re travelling for a corporate trip or work event, some passengers might want to sit back and relax while others might want to get work done during the trip. With WIFI and outlets, as well as plenty of space on the bus, it is easy to accommodate everyone’s preferences and needs during the bus trip. Keep in mind these needs when booking the trip, and you’ll save yourself some time and stress later! For example, our 34 person bus has a lounge area with comfortable sofa seating for up to 7 adult passengers. If certain members of the group will want to work in a separate section of the bus, for example, amenities such as this can come in handy!
4. Pack accordingly
No matter the purpose of your charter bus trip, there are several things that we think can be packed to make any bus trip more enjoyable! Here are some ideas of what to pack for your group charter bus trip:
- Neck pillow & eye mask if you are planning on trying to sleep during the trip
- Headphones – so you can enjoy your music or other entertainment without disturbing passengers around you
- Chargers – all of our buses come equipped with 110v outlets, so you can charge your laptops, phone, and other electronic devices
- Games, cards, books, movies, etc. – again, planning your entertainment ahead of time is helpful!
We hope these tips help prepare you for your upcoming charter bus trip! Give us a call to learn more about our charter buses and the trips that we can help with!