3 Ways to Save On Your Next Charter Bus Rental

Chartering a busThose who are looking for an inexpensive and easy way to see the country often choose to rent a charter bus for means of transportation. After all, they’re inherently the least costly way to travel. While public transit costs 77 cents per passenger trip and commercial airplanes cost $4.32 per passenger trip, motorcoaches cost just six cents in federal subsidies per passenger trip. That means it’s relatively easy to find budget friendly charter buses that will take you anywhere you’re looking to go. Still, that doesn’t mean there aren’t additional ways to save money when you book. Below, you’ll find our top money saving tips on chartering a bus.

Book in advance
Sometimes booking in advance can help save you money. This is especially true in peak season, which is when more people are looking to travel. By reserving charter buses months ahead of time, you’ll possibly receive a lower rate than you would by doing so at the last minute. If you’re traveling with a large group, this is especially important, as this will not only get the best price for everyone but will give you better availability of vehicles and destinations.


Don’t get more than you need
Most people are inclined to overestimate the space and features they need on a trip. Bigger luxury motorcoaches may be great, but depending on your budget and the size of your group, you may end up paying for much more than what’s necessary. For shorter trips, you may be able to rent a smaller bus. For longer periods of travel, you should reserve a bus that fits your needs exactly, without overestimating or underestimating. Talk to friends and family who are experienced with group travel or ask your Cardinal Buses for advice. We’ll be sure to an exact headcount and make sure your group gets exactly what it needs for your trip.
Add Your Numbers
If you book a bus that seats 50, you’ll want to get as close to that number of passengers as possible. Otherwise, your cost per person is going to be more. Obviously, you’ll save more by getting an exact head count ahead of time. But if that isn’t possible or you have to book a bus that’s bigger than the group you currently have, you’ll end up saving more by adding more to your party! Ultimately, the bus is going to cost the same total price, but it will cost less per person if you ensure you’re at close to full capacity.

Want to learn more about how much you’ll save at Cardinal? Contact one of our experienced representative today for a quote or to learn more about the destinations we serve.