Charter Bus

Vehicle Size:
52 - 56
Typical Uses:
Conventions, Events, Interstate travel, Large Groups

Charter Bus Prices and Amenities

Have questions about charter bus prices? Or are you wondering about the process of chartering a bus? Metropolitan Shuttle has straightforward numbers and fast answers to all your questions about charter bus rentals.

Charter Bus Prices

The questions we get the most revolve around the cost of chartering a bus. Coach bus rental prices vary by state, but there are two basic pricing scales: local area and interstate charters. It’s less complicated than you might think!

For local area charter bus rentals, prices average $150 per hour, with a five-hour minimum. Please see the table below for regional pricing. Across state lines, motor coach rental prices can run around $3.50 to $4.00 per mile, including cost for the return trip (even if the bus is empty).

Region5 HR MinAdditional Hour
Region I New England & Upstate NY$750-$1,000$135-$175
Region II New York City metro area$725-$1,200$135-$175
Region III NJ, DE, PA, MD & DC$650-$950$135-$175
Region IV WV, OH & MI$675-$950$135-$175
Region V VA, NC, TN & KY$625-$975$135-$175
Region VI AL, GA & FL$625-$950$135-$175
Region VII WI, IL & IN$650-$895$135-$175
Region VIII MN, IA, MO, AR, OK & KS$625-$1,000$135-$175
Region IX MS, LA & TX$650-$950$135-$175
Region X MT, WY, ND, SD, NE, CO, NM, UT, NV & AZ$750-$1,100$135-$175
Region XI Southern CA & HI$625-$1,000$135-$175
Region XII Northern CA, OR, WA & ID$700-$1,000$135-$175

Please note: These prices are to be referenced as examples of our typical prices and may vary due to seasonality and high demand dates and events. The actual price for your trip is subject to availability and local sourcing in major metropolitan areas for metro area travel. In the event that a vehicle cannot be locally sourced, “garage time” to the desired pick-up location and return back will be charged. For prices specific to your trip, please request a quote from Metropolitan Shuttle.

For more information on how coach bus rental prices are calculated, see our article, “How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Bus?”

Charter Bus Rentals

If you’re confused about what it takes to charter a bus, don’t be. We make the process for chartering a bus simple:

  1. Contact us for a free quote via our website or over the phone.
  2. We help you find a bus and a pricing plan. You’ll sign a contract and provide a refundable down payment.
  3. Metropolitan Shuttle secures your buses, confirms your trip, and sends you all the details before your departure.

That’s pretty much it! All the stuff regarding Insurance compliance, DOT regulations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records, etc., we will handle for you! If you’d like, you can always get more details in our article on what you need to know about chartering a bus for the first time.

Metropolitan Shuttle prides itself on helping clients choose the best bus for their transportation needs. Our competitive charter bus prices, superior customer service, and extensive network of bus rental partners across the US and Canada makes us the best in the business. No wonder the biggest names in industry and government rely on us!

Have more questions about prices for charter buses? Contact us for a free quote and get started planning your next trip!