There are a lot of options to choose from when deciding on a charter bus for your trip, but each has different advantages and disadvantages, and ultimately, will be differently priced. For this reason, it’s important to consider your event leading up to the trip to guarantee all of your group’s needs will be met, while ensuring you’re staying within your budget.
Oftentimes, trip longevity can have a major impact on the type of bus best suited for your group. Will you be traveling for an hour? Ten hours? Will you be driving through the night? Will there be many stops along the way? All of these questions are important to consider, and choosing the wrong bus could affect your trip in a big way. If you know your group will be spending an extended period of time on the bus (longer than an hour or two), it’s advisable to consider a vehicle with slightly more spacious seating, a charter bus. A little bit of extra space makes a big difference when you’re traveling in a large group for numerous hours.
Other luxuries need to be considered based on your event as well. For example, should you opt for a charter bus with an on board restroom? If the drive isn’t extensively long and there will be a restroom at both your departure location and your destination, an on board restroom might not be necessary. But again, if you’ll be traveling for a while, this saves passengers from any discomfort during the drive and prevents frequent stopping in the midst of travel.
It’s also important to consider whether your event will require any on board touring (if you’ll be traveling with a tour guide, this would be an important question to ask). If yes, it’s likely you’ll want an intercom system so that your tour guide can address the entire group at once.
Intercoms are also a perk to consider because most play music as well, so this could serve as a form of entertainment during the drive. Other entertainment options, such as TV monitors or video game console hook-ups, could prove to be a smart choice also. Budget must always be taken into account, though, and you’ll certainly be paying extra for luxuries like these.
Many of the options listed above are often unnecessary for some groups, but that’s why it’s important to consider your situation. While many groups might benefit from them, others might find them to be an expense that went unused. Carefully consider your situation before making your choice and you’ll be much more satisfied with both your experience and your final bill.