6. How Much Will It Cost to Rent the Charter Bus?
Prices for charter bus rental vary for several reasons. The size of the coach is one determining factor. A newer coach or one with more amenities could bring up the cost. Duration, distance, fuel prices, or time of year can all affect the price of renting a charter bus. Reputable charter companies offer free price quotes with no obligation.
7. How Soon Do You Need to Book in Advance?
Once you know the dates you want to travel you should go ahead and book your trip. Even companies that have large fleets can sell out in certain seasons. Experienced travel planners advise two to six months to set transportation plans.
8. Are Eating and Drinking Allowed on The Bus, Including Alcohol?
Most charter companies permit food and drink. This includes alcoholic drinks for adult passengers. Guidelines on food and drink are established by the chartering group. Passengers are expected to clean up behind themselves and use trash receptacles. Some companies require a refundable deposit if alcohol will be served on the bus. Also, any spills or trash left behind by your group will make you liable for cleaning fees. Most buses have a wastebasket at the front of the bus. However, it is a good idea to bring a trash bag just in case there isn’t one.
9. Should We Tip the Driver and If So, How Much?
Gratuity is at the customer’s discretion but for those who would like to tip. It depends on customers.
10. Are the Charter Buses Handicap Accessible?
Most companies have buses that are equipped with a wheelchair lift. Some buses also offer services for the hearing impaired. The European with Disabilities Act requires all charter bus companies to provide wheelchair-accessible buses when requested. Not every bus in a company’s fleet will be outfitted with wheelchair lifts. For this reason, be certain to make any needs for accessibility known at booking so that the appropriate vehicle is reserved for your group. ADA-accessible coaches have room inside for the passenger to ride safely. Charter buses generally don’t have beds but do have comfortable cushioned reclining seats.
Knowing the fundamentals of the charter bus rental process will help you make an educated decision and feel confident about your trip. Before you call to request a quote, have a written list of important details on hand. This information will help the charter bus agent match you with the best coach for your trip out of European.