When your group wants to travel in style without breaking the bank, consider a charter bus rental service. Charter buses are simpler than driving, calmer than flying, and more flexible than taking the train. Most people, though, will ask, “How much does it cost to rent a charter bus?” Read on. You may discover that charter bus rental pricing offers a better value than you thought.
The best way to determine the price for your specific bus rental is to get a quote. However, if you want to get a rough idea before getting in touch with us, the following factors can help you estimate how much you might pay to rent a charter bus.
The primary factor in charter bus rental pricing is your destination. The farther you travel, the more time and mileage will add up. Depending on the type of rental and the destination, your type of price estimates might differ. In-town trips might be charged by the hour, while multi-day excursions could incur either a per-day or per-mile charge. Local tours spanning a few days are generally priced by the day. Take a look at some of our charter bus trip ideas to get an idea of distance and timing of trips within our service area.
The time of year you choose to travel can greatly impact the cost to rent a charter bus. For example, rental prices can tend to be lower in mid-summer (fewer school field trips) and mid-winter (higher chance of poor weather). During the higher-demand spring season, you can expect that pricing might be a bit higher as well.
The number of travelers in your group will affect charter bus rental pricing. Bus companies maintain a variety of fleet vehicles to accommodate groups of any size. More people traveling means needing a larger coach bus. If your group is large, like for example if you’re transporting all of your employees to an event, you may even need more than one bus to carry everyone in your group (and their luggage). Renting the right size vehicle for your group keeps you from paying for empty seats. At Atlantic Coast Charters, our charter bus sizes range from buses that fit 34 to 55 people each.
Who’s Up Front?
The safety of your group depends on the alertness of your charter bus driver. By law, a driver can only drive for 10 hours at a time, after which he or she must take a rest break of at least 8 hours. If your trip requires more than 10 hours of driving, a second driver may be required; this will increase the cost of your rental. Overnight excursions often factor in the cost of a hotel room for the driver as well.
As mentioned above, the best estimate of your Maryland charter bus costs will come from a customized estimate based on your plans, group size, timing, destination, and other factors. However, we hope this helps shed some light on what goes into the cost of your trip so you can have a better idea of what to expect! To get started with your charter bus cost estimate, simply fill out our quick and easy contact form!