The Perfect Solution When You Need to Book a Trip with Short Notice
It can happen at any time and for just about any reason—you need to find a way to get a group of people to and from an event. It might be a family celebration or a work-related event, or it could be that your school or local team is on its way to the playoffs!
With most modes of travel, you'll have to deal with limited availability and dramatically increased costs. There's a better way to get a group somewhere and back on short notice—with a charter bus rental from US Coachways.
Need to Book a Group Outing with Little Notice?—Rent a Charter Bus!!
When you're taking a group anywhere, whether you've planned the trip for a year or it's a last-minute adventure, there's really nothing more important than how you get there and back. If that doesn't go well, people can easily forget all the hard work you put into making the rest of the trip fun. That's why you want to choose a charter bus from US Coachways:
- You can depend on a charter bus—With other modes of travel, delays and cancellations are commonplace. Did you know that 40% of all air travelers will arrive late somewhere today? That doesn't happen with a charter bus. Because of our access to an extensive network of charter bus vendors, it's easier for us to quickly find a replacement vehicle. In addition, your driver has the tools and technology to anticipate traffic jams and find alternate routes to get there on time.
- You'll have virtually unlimited flexibility—Our vast vendor base gives us the flexibility to book an entire trip on short notice. You won't have to choose from a handful of prepackaged itineraries. Tell us where you want to go, when you want to be there, what you want to see, how long you want to stay, and when you want to leave. In most situations, you can make late-hour or real-time changes without a problem.
- You'll be safe and secure—On a charter bus, you'll have a professional driver at the wheel. It's one of the most accident-free ways to travel. In addition, because of the single point of entry, it's easy to monitor who comes and goes. You and your personal items will be safe and secure.
- It's a truly hassle-free way to travel—You won't have to check the GPS or look at your watch. You won't have to battle traffic or try to find a place to park. You'll be on the same bus throughout your trip and your bags will travel with you. No worries about missed connections or lost luggage. There's no TSA security checkpoint and you won't have to put your phone on "bus mode." You can stay connected at all times.
- You'll be comfortable—The seats are big and roomy, with more leg room than you'll find on any other mode of travel. There's no middle seat, either. The aisles are spacious, and it's always okay to get up and move around.
- It's not just a way to get there and back—Your bus can also double as a meeting room—prep your people, give last minute instructions or build community. The bus can also be a quiet place for some down time during the trip.
- You can take advantage of the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes—You'll have less risk of getting caught in a traffic snarl.
- It's one of the most affordable modes of group travel—On a charter bus, you'll share travel expenses with other group members. That customarily makes a charter bus more cost-effective.
- You'll travel green—When you ride together on a charter bus, you put fewer vehicles on the roads. That lowers emissions and helps the planet.
At US Coachways, we have been leaders in the charter bus rental business for more than three decades. For a free estimate on the cost of a short notice charter bus trip, visit our online cost calculator. To speak to an experienced customer service agent, call 1-855-287-2427.
FAQs about Short Notice Charter Bus Trips
- How will I know that I have the right bus for my group?
- Every group has different needs, so it's important to work closely with your booking agent, who will look at the details of your trip—how many people are going, how long you'll be on the road, what you'll need to bring or take home, and whether any of your participants have special needs. We'll work with our vast network of vendors to find the bus that best meets your needs. If you're traveling with a small-to-midsized group, you'll like the mini-bus, with seating for 24 to 35 and plenty of room for personal items. If you're with a larger group, the full-sized bus is ideal, with space for up to 57 passengers. Multiple bus rentals are always an option.
- What amenities are available on the bus?
- With most modern buses, you'll have Wifi, DVD players, stereo/PA systems and charging ports for your devices. Some buses have additional features, including on-board bathrooms. The options vary, so check with your booking agent for availability.
- What will a charter bus cost for a short notice trip?
- The total price of any charter bus trip will depend on a number of factors:
- The availability of buses at the time you book your trip — We have access to a vast fleet of charter buses nationwide, so we can typically accommodate most short notice trips. However, if we have to bring a bus from a significant distance (because all the local buses are already taken), it may increase your costs.
- How many people are traveling — As a general rule, the larger the bus, the greater the cost.
- When and where you will be traveling — As with just about everything, charter bus prices are tied to supply and demand. Accordingly, it's typically more expensive to rent a charter bus in the winter in Arizona than in July. The opposite holds true for Northern locations.
- The day of the week you'll be traveling — Charter buses are customarily more expensive on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- How long you'll be on the road — For day trips, you can expect to pay either by the mile or by the hour (with a minimum charge). For overnight trips, you'll usually be charged by the day.
- Any special needs you have — Premium options, such as on-board restrooms, typically involve more expense.
- Any permits, parking and other fees incurred — You will be responsible for all of these charges.
- For a free quote on the cost of a charter bus, see our online Cost Calculator.
- What is your policy with respect to alcohol on the bus?
- US Coachways allows passengers to bring and consume alcohol on a charter bus, provided you have requested to do so in advance. Your driver will always have the discretion to suspend or terminate alcohol consumption. In addition, all passengers on the bus must be of legal drinking age in the state in which you are traveling.
Enjoy the Advantages Offered by US Coachways
For the optimal charter bus rental experience, choose US Coachways. We provide:
- A dedicated service team, so that you'll have a consistent point of contact at all times
- Access to over 2,000 charter coaches throughout the country, making it easy for us to help you find the ideal bus for your group.
- The US Coachways online Trip Management Portal—This easy-to-use tool allows you access to information about all your trips in a single place.
- Full dispatch services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Unmatched experience and flexibility—Over more than 30 years in the charter bus rental business, we've built strong relationships with charter bus service providers nationwide. That's why we can book an entire trip with little notice or make last-minute and real-time changes to your itinerary.
- The power to get you competitive pricing—We book an average of more than $55 million in charter bus trips annually. That gives us the local market savvy, vendor loyalty and purchasing power to get you the best prices.
- Charter bus services to federal government agencies—We are GSA (General Services Administration) certified.
A Charter Bus—Ideal for Any Short Notice Trip
The many benefits of a charter bus make it a smart choice for any type of travel:
- Family outings—It's a great way to get family members to and from any type of celebration, including weddings, graduation parties, rehearsal dinners, reunions, engagement parties, birthday, anniversary and retirement affairs. Take the time, while you're on the road, to catch up with loved ones.
- School trips—It's not unusual to need to book a school trip with little warning—maybe your team is headed to the championship game!! A charter bus is also a wise decision for prom and graduation after parties, arts and cultural events, and club or class excursions.
- Corporate and business travel—Take your employees there and back on a charter bus. It simplifies travel to any type of event, including conventions, conferences, business meetings, seminars, training, team-building exercises, golf outings and company celebrations.
- Senior travel—A charter bus can really enrich the lives of seniors, making it easier for them to get out and enjoy life. It's a great way to go on a shopping trip, visit a casino, enjoy a show, catch the fall colors or stop by a museum or historical landmark.
- Church outreach—With a charter bus, you can focus on fellowship and leave the details to someone else, whether it's a mission trip, youth group outing, community volunteer project or choir tour.
- Special events—When you're headed to a large spectator event, it's always more fun when you go with a group. Make your travel easy—a charter bus will drop you off at the most convenient location, whether it's a sporting event, stadium concert, motor car race, Broadway show, festival or public rally.
Make Your Charter Bus Reservations Today!
At US Coachways, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the charter bus rental business, based on more than 30 years in the business. To get an estimate on the cost of a charter bus trip anywhere in the country, go to our user-friendly online cost calculator. For answers to your questions or to learn more about the full range of services we provide, call 1-855-287-2427 to talk with an experienced travel consultant.
We Book More than 20,000 Charter Bus Trips Every Year!