Finding reliable and convenient transportation is just one of a long list of things to do when planning a trip for a large group of people, and anyone who has ever traveled a long distance knows that getting there is half the battle and can make or break a trip. If you’ve already decided to rent a charter bus, there are a few things you need to be sure to ask before committing to hiring one.
What amenities do your buses have?
No matter how many people are in your party, what their needs are, and how long the trip is going to be, you’ll need to know what amenities a charter bus company can offer. These days charter buses are usually equipped with things like bathrooms, wireless internet access, comfortable seating, and climate control. Make sure you find out what their buses have to offer before hiring them.
What is your safety rating?
One of the most important questions you need to ask a potential charter bus company is what their safety rating is. The company should have no problem sharing that information with you, but it’s also worth checking out yourself. Charter bus services are required to pass certain safety standards which can be checked via online databases.
How will I be charged?
Charter bus companies typically charge customers one of two ways, either by the mile or by a flat rate. Depending on the length of your trip, one or the other rate might be more beneficial to you, so make sure that you find out how the company plans to charge you before hiring them. In any case, it’s probably cheaper and more convenient to rent a bus rather than coordinate carpooling.
What questions have you asked when renting a charter bus? Feel free to let us know in the comments.