Party Buses Vs. Limousines: The Basics
Party Buses are the next level in making your event fun! They take the privacy, amenities and comfort of a limousine and then step it up with a larger and more entertaining space where you can even dance and keep the party going from stop to stop.
A party bus is essentially a large vehicle filled with amenities that will keep you and your
guests partying all night long. In most cases, you might think of it as a nightclub on wheels.
Depending on your specific bus and rental service, a few of the amenities you can expect are
comfortable luxury seating options, lighting control options, a fully controllable sound system, a large
TV, video games, and some even have onboard bathrooms that you wouldn't find in a Limo.
A party bus isn’t just a way to get from one destination to the next. When you ride in a party bus, you are the destination, and you can take it with you wherever you go. Ninja Buses in Austin, Texas focuses and specializes in creating a continuous experience for your event and is why they are the best reviewed party bus company in Texas.
As is the case with limos, party buses also come in a variety of different sizes so there’s a bus to
suit every need and occasion. Some buses are designed for as few as 2-14 passengers, while
others can fit up to 50 people at once, as well as numerous in-between options. Because Ninja Buses has such a large fleet, they can even host events with hundreds or even thousands of people. Whether you’re
bringing just a few friends, or you want to invite the whole town, there’s a party bus that works for you!
Be aware, however, a party bus will usually come with a higher price tag than a limo. While the price will vary
based on numerous factors, you can expect to pay somewhere between $100 to $250 per hour
compared to around $130 per hour for a Limo. This is primarily due to the increase in the size of the vehicles and the overall amenities available on a party bus. In the case of Ninja Buses, their pricing also
includes driver gratuity, cleaning, and booking fees while many other companies lure you in with
a lower hourly price and then sneak in hidden fees at the end that often make your trip more
Additionally, most Limo services are pretty rigid and strict on their time frames and stops as they are primarily focused on the transportation component of your trip, With Ninja Buses, your group has the flexibility to extend the trip or pivot to different destinations depending on the weather or various situations because the drivers are committed to the overall experience of a group's event and have endless ways we to keep the party going. For example, if you have a lake day planned but thunder storms roll in, your driver can quickly make plans to take your group bar hopping or on a Distillery/Brewery tour so your event can still be
amazing no matter what Texas weather throws at you.
As you might expect, there are plenty of amazing reasons to rent a party bus. Here are just a few
Yes, we know we just said party buses are usually more expensive than limos. But consider the
fact that party buses can easily sit twice as many people as a limo, if not more. The large increase
in passengers can significantly offset the slight increase in price. If you’re splitting the cost of your
rental with all your passengers, you’ll easily save money by taking a party bus. For
example, a Limo for 10ppl for 4 hours would be $130 x 4 = $520. That would be $52 per
person not including tip and cleaning charge. For the same service you can ride with Ninja Buses
and invite 10 more people and pricing would be 20ppl for 4 hours and that would be $180 x 4 =
$720 including all charges so the price per person would only be $36!
The amenities in a party bus easily outweigh those you’ll find in a limo, or in any other vehicle,
for that matter. If you’re looking to have a party while on the move, there’s no better way to do it
than on a party bus. We have state of the art party lights, sound system with Bluetooth that will
blow your clothes off, TV with DVD player and Nintendo loaded with every game imaginable,
fog machine, and AC and Heat. Upgrades coming soon are Satellite TV so you wont miss the big
game, Karaoke Machine, a la cart menu that includes fully stocked bar, catering or snack trays,
gift baskets, decorations pre arranged based on your event, Brand Ambassadors to travel with
your group to help load and unload your supplies that you are bringing on the bus, help with
rounding up your group if you are stopping at multiple destinations, and ability to help you
operate all of our technology on board to maximize your groups experience.
3. More Space
Do you want to take a large group of people along for the ride? Worried there isn’t a vehicle out
there big enough to fit them all? Don’t worry. In a Ninja Party Bus, there’s plenty of room for
everyone. Whether your party consists of 20 people or 50 people, there’s a party bus out there
that will fit your entire crew comfortably.
As is the case with limos, your party will remain private in the back of a Ninja Party Bus. The
windows are typically tinted, and the driver sits alone, so you don’t feel as though you have an
extra guest at your party. You are encouraged to stand up and dance when safe to do so, drink, or utilize the "utility pole" while your trip in underway, something you certainly couldn't do in a Limo. Ninja Buses can also accommodate groups that want to bring their own live entertainment for those looking for a more adventurous
experience (fees for dancers and tips for entertainment are not included in the price for the party
bus and must be arranged by the person booking the Party Bus)
With this many great reasons to rent a party bus, there can’t possibly be any negatives, right?
Well, there are a few things to remember before you commit to your party bus:
Because party buses are so large there are some neighborhoods and event venues that we cannot
access based on clearance or narrow or steep roads. We will always scout locations and come up
with a plan to accommodate at a minimum inconvenience for your group.
Austin has grown exponentially in size and that has led to congestion on our roadways. Party
Buses are typically 35ft to 40ft long and to make the ride as smooth as possible our expert
drivers are cautious in their driving so you can stand up and party without getting thrown around.
With that in mind our expert sales team will help plan your itinerary to give plenty of time to
make it to your destinations on time based on road conditions and bus speed limitations.
WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS ARE PERFECT FOR RENTING A PARTY BUS?
1. BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTY
For some parties, a limo can be appropriate, but in almost every other case, we think a
Party Bus is the best way to go for a fun night of partying with your favorite group of guys, gals,
or couples. You can get the party started as you travel to your destination, and keep it going no
matter where you travel around town.
These events could go either way, as some people are looking for a more formal and
sophisticated mood at their wedding, while others want to throw a big party for them and all their
friends to celebrate, dance, and have fun. Depending on which you’re looking for, you should
choose either a Limo or a Party Bus, respectively. Ninja Buses does offer luxury car rentals for a
private ride to and from the venue for the Bride and Groom in either a beautiful classic '57 Chevy or a
2018 Range Rover Velar.
3. HOMECOMING OR PROM
When you’re headed to the most anticipated event of your high school life which method of
transportation is better? It may be most helpful to consider the number of people. If you have a
large group of friends, a party bus might be your best bet. You can also use the dance floor on
the bus to help get everyone in a dancing mood before you even arrive at the real party.
If your party is large and the event is more casual, a party bus is the right way to go. Bring all the
Liquor, Beer, Wine etc on board and let us worry about cleaning up.
5. BOAT PARTIES AND FLOAT TRIPS
Ninja Buses partners with all Marinas on Lake Travis and Lake Austin to provide transportation
to and from your Party Barge Rental and also partners with River Floating Companies on the Comal
and Guadalupe Rivers to bring your group safely to and from your float trip.
6. COMMUNAL TRIPS (Pay Per Seat)
Do you have a smaller group but still want a Party Bus experience? Ninja Buses does
Communal trips to float the river every Saturday and Sunday for $65 per person that includes tube rental and float fee at Texas Tubes. Tickets can be pre-purchased on
www.ninjabuses.com under "Excursions and Occasions" Tickets are per person so whether you
are going alone, as a couple, or a small group you can now travel in Ninja Style with other like
minded floaters for one small ticket price per person. All trips leave from Mean Eyed Cat Bar on
5th and Campbell Downtown across from El Arroyo. Austin FC Soccer Games are priced at
$35 per person leaving Mean Eyed Cat 1 hour before every home game start time. Concerts at
COTA and HEB Center - Avoid that hassle of booking ride shares for your group or risking
drinking and driving, let Ninja Buses get you the next big show on time and safely.
SOON TO COME - Texas BBQ Tours, Hill Country Winery/Distillery Tours, Honkey
Tonk / Dive Bar Tours, and HOPE OUTDOOR GALLERY and GRAFFITI PARK Tour
7. GROUP TRANSPORTATION TO EVENTS
Ninja Buses specializes in group transportation to events such at Austin FC Soccer Games, UT
Games, Concerts, F1 and COTA Events, Wurstfest, Company Excursions, EDM Shows at
Concourse Project and Carson Creek Ranch, and ACL and SXSW,
8. FRATERNITY AND SORORITY EVENTS
Ninja Buses is your #1 stop for groups of up to 500 people getting to formal events or casual get
togethers. With a fleet of over 40 Party Buses, no group is too large or small to ride with Ninja.
Ready to rent a Party Bus for your next big night out in Austin, Texas?.
Once you're ready to get started, go to www.ninjabuses.com and click on "Request a quote"
and you will get a quote back the same day, or click on "Call a Ninja Event Planner" and one of
our experienced agents with Ninja Skills in group transportation will help answer questions and provide a solution for your event!