January 2, 2019

How to Choose the Right Charter Bus for Your Group


There are many factors that go into planning a group trip. The most important factors to consider are the size of your group, the distance you will need to travel, and the budget. Of course,  the desired amenities of the bus are also a consideration. At Metropolitan Shuttle, you will find a wide array of options to consider when organizing an itinerary. These options include different sizes of vehicles, pricing to fit every budget, and various types of amenities ranging from basic to luxury. While at first it might seem expensive to charter a bus for group travel, you will soon find that chartering buses is much more economical and convenient than many other forms of group travel.

A charter bus is the ideal type of vehicle for a large group that needs to travel long distances. These buses typically fit 52-56 passengers and have extra comfortable and roomy seating that is perfect for long distance travel. These buses also feature monitors throughout for DVD viewing to keep your group entertained. Whether for corporate travel or a sports team going to a tournament, the charter bus will be perfect for a group that needs lots of room.

If you are on a budget but still need a large vehicle, consider a school bus, which aren’t just for school anymore. More economically priced than a charter bus, a school bus has a large capacity of 44-60 passengers and is the perfect choice for shorter distance travel. School buses are a budget-friendly option for corporate outings, travel to sporting events, or travel to construction or conference sites.

A medium sized group might be too large for a shuttle van but too small for a charter bus. In this case, a minibus might be the perfect size. Don’t be fooled by its name, because if your group is 30 or fewer passengers, the minibus has the right amount of seats. The minibus will also cost less than a larger charter bus, which makes them an economical option for shorter distance travel. If you are traveling short distances within the same metropolitan area, you could also make multiple trips for your group if needed.

If luxury and comfort are top priorities, consider a luxury bus rental, which has all the comforts your group will need. Accommodating up to 25 passengers, a luxury bus is perfect for a small to medium sized group. It features a comprehensive list of amenities, including a full kitchen, large screen TVs with DirecTV, plenty of electrical outlets, restrooms, closets, reclining chairs with arm and footrests, and lounge seats with tables. The luxury bus is the perfect vehicle for traveling in style to your next special event.

Shuttle vans are a great option for smaller groups. Accommodating between 8-15 passengers, these medium-sized charters are perfect for small groups needing local transportation. Airport transportation for small groups can easily be accomplished with a shuttle van. This option is more economical than taxis or ride sharing services for small groups. Let us know what your itinerary is, and we’ll have your ride waiting for you when your plane lands.

A party bus is a fantastic option for a fun, stylish, and luxurious group outing. Perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate events, wedding parties, and other special occasions, a party bus is a festive, reliable, and safe way to travel locally with your group. Depending on your group size, there are several options for party buses. The party buses come in 40 or 20 passenger capacity. Party buses can be less expensive than car rentals or taxis, and are also a responsible option that prevents people from driving to and from parties on their own.

If you are planning a long distance trip and need comfortable sleeping accommodations, a luxury tour bus is the ideal vehicle because it can comfortably fit between 8-12 passengers and has a number of amenities for your comfort and entertainment. These amenities include comfortable sleeping accommodations, large screen TVs with satellite and DirecTV, DVD players and Wi-Fi, restroom, swiveling and reclining chairs, galley kitchen with refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, and microwave, storage space, divider doors for privacy, and much more.

As you can see from the above options, there are many factors to consider when planning travel for your group. The most important factors to consider are the size of your group, the distance you need to travel, the amenities that your group will require, and your budget.

Our friendly and helpful sales associates are experts in planning group travel and are standing by to answer your questions as you begin the planning process. You can get in touch with us by requesting a free quote online to see what the various options and charter pricing. Your group travel needs are of the utmost importance and we are here to help you on every step of the journey.

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