Chartering a Bus: a Simple How-to

When planning a trip for your business and or association, the task of chartering a bus can be an intimidating one. The bus charter industry is made up of 3,400 small- to medium-sized businesses, and has a total industry fleet of 33,400 vehicles. These vehicles account for 751 million annual passenger trips, and their team of professionals will help you find the perfect travel plans.

The first thing to do when you have been tasked with chartering a bus is to research the charter bus company of your selection. It’s good to check all of their policies before entering into a charter bus agreement so there are no surprises. It’s also good to look into the types of amenities they provide, such as on-board internet connection or reclining seats.

When you’re getting ready to call the charter bus company, make sure you have all the details of your trip ready. Bus companies need to know the date and location of your trip, what time you want to depart, how long you plan to stay, and the number of passengers that will be attending the trip. Inform the company where your trip will depart, making sure to choose a location that has space for the bus and plenty of parking. It may also be good to prepare any questions you might have for the company itself, such as clarifications of their policies.

Chartering a bus may seem like an intimidating task, but as Cardinal Buses continues to grow, we strive to perfect the charter bus travel experience. A study by the American Bus Association reported that U.S. bus travel increased by 7.5% in 2012, which makes it the fastest growing form of travel in the nation. With such a vast and diverse industry, we’ll be able to find the charter bus that is right for your trip.