The Benefits of Bus Travel for Your Next Group Trip or Tour

School field trips, church group getaways, corporate retreats, and professional guided tours. What do they have in common? All of them need reliable transportation in order for people to arrive at their destinations comfortably and on time. Oftentimes, the best option for any kind of group travel (not to mention the most economical and environmentally-friendly) is chartering a bus. This, in fact, is the preferred method of transportation for as many as 751 million passenger trips each year.

The benefits of bus travel are numerous, even if you’re just learning how to charter a bus for the first time. Here’s what you need to know about this easy and comfortable form of travel.

  • Charter buses = travel made easy. One of the biggest benefits of bus travel is just how easy it is to keep everyone together. For example, some groups may think that carpooling is the answer to their travel needs. However, take a look at the costs. In this case, each vehicle would have to load up on fuel, and everyone would be spending money on these travel expenses. This way everyone arrives at the destination on time and at the same time.
  • Bus travel is economical and environmental. Charter buses cost less per person than traveling by vehicle, and they’re a cost-effective way for groups to travel. Compared to commuter rail, motorcoaches are three times more efficient in reducing CO2 output; they are also six times more efficient than a typical transit bus because they don’t need to keep stopping and starting. A typical charter bus will provide 206.6 passenger miles per gallon of fuel, whereas a single-passenger vehicle will only achieve 27.2 miles per gallon per passenger. Additionally, just one bus can take dozens of vehicles off the road, which is better for the environment.
  • Buses today have some amazing amenities. When some people think of buses, they think of cramped, uncomfortable travel, and they might even have some flashbacks to their school days. However, this isn’t the case for charter buses. Comfort is a priority, so seats are designed to provide ample cushioning, arm rests, and leg room. Charter buses are also climate controlled, so they are always air-conditioned. In fact, you can even get WiFi on a bus, so you’ll never be far from entertainment while in a tour group or vital work during a team building retreat.
  • Large and small charter buses are available. Whether you need to fill a full-sized bus or travel with a select few, there are numerous travel options available. No matter which size bus you choose, your group can see economical travel costs, climate control, and other superior travel amenities.

Have these benefits of bus travel influenced your plans for a getaway? If so, make sure to give us a call to arrange your next trip and experience the Cardinal Difference today!