We see buses traveling on the highway every day. From school buses to party buses to charter buses to tour buses, there is a wide variety of buses being used on the roads today.
But how do you know which one you need to use for your event? Every type of bus has its own distinct personality, so let's delve into a few of them, starting with charter buses in Austin.
What Are Charter Buses?
Charter buses, also known as coaches or motor coaches, are essentially very large buses. They are just as big as a tour bus (if not bigger), but they lack the special amenities that tour buses offer like beds, sofas, a mini-kitchen, etc.
The benefit that charter buses have over all other buses, however, is their capacity. Most charter buses can fit upwards of 35-40 people in their large cabins.
Most often used for corporate travel, charter buses are primarily used for long-distance trips. If a company has a conference to attend that is out of the city where they are based, then a charter bus is probably the vehicle option it will go with since airfare tends to be on the pricier side of things.
Since they are made for long-distance travel, charter buses are frequently referred to as an airplane on wheels. They have large luggage compartments underneath the cabin, TV screens behind the headrests (or TVs that fold down from the ceiling), small restrooms, Wi-Fi and power outlets.
They are very useful for business travel, even if they don't come with road attendants.
Can You Have a Bachelor Party on a Charter Bus in Austin?
While you have the option to use any type of vehicle(s) for your bachelor party, it isn't recommended to use a charter bus.
Yes, you'll be able to move everyone around town in the same vehicle, thereby removing the complication of coordinating a bunch of rideshare vehicles, but it lacks a certain pizzazz that you're probably going to want on your big night.
As stated above, charter buses are typically used for long-distance trips. If you're just driving around Austin going from bar to bar, a charter bus isn't the type of vehicle you want to use for your transportation.
It's big and bulky, which is fine, but it doesn't really "fit" with a lot of the places you're probably going to visit the night of your bachelor party (i.e., bars, dive or otherwise).
Charter buses are a great option for transportation on the day of your wedding, but not for your bachelor party. They just don't scream "party," and while you absolutely can use one for your bachelor party, it doesn't mean you should use one.
What Are Other Options Besides Charter Buses?
As mentioned, a charter bus isn't really your best option when it comes to modes of transportation for your bachelor party. While they are perfect for corporate travel (and sports teams), they don't really set the right mood for a bachelor party. Unless you're traveling across the state, it's best to steer clear of charter buses.
You do have the option to split your group up among a bunch of rideshare vehicles like Uber or Lyft. That will be affordable and mean that everyone has to be responsible for their own ride, but it does mean splitting your friends up on your big night.
That can be alright if you're just bar-hopping downtown, but if you're going to places all over the city, then it defeats the purpose of gathering a group of your best friends together.
The best option for your bachelor party is to book a party bus. Not only will you get to keep your entire group together between stops, but you'll be able to keep the party going without any breaks! A nightclub on wheels, a party bus offers amenities that you won't find in any other modes of transportation. Stereo systems with bluetooth hookups, flat-screen TVs, karaoke, wet bars, neon lights, you name it! A party bus probably has it.
It's such a growing industry that more and more companies are finding new things to add to their buses, so do some research and find the perfect bus for you. You'll also be able to bring your own alcohol and leave it on the bus so it's waiting for you when you come back.
Contact Ninja Buses today to inquire about booking a party bus for your bachelor party!
5/6/2019 08:33:20 pm
It caught my attention when you said that charter buses can accommodate 35-40 people since they are essentially very large buses. I will share this with my supervisor at work. He said that he is planning a company outing to give all of us a good break. There are about 72 employees, so he wants to rent a vehicle for all of us. Thanks!
6/19/2019 01:39:43 pm
I like how the article explains that a charter bus is mostly used for corporate travel or long distance trips. My extended family is wanting to take a vacation together to the beach so we would probably want to get a charter bus so we can all travel together for a long distance. We will look for a good charter bus for us.
6/29/2019 12:03:20 pm
I'm glad to know that there are a variety of buses that we can take for our trip. I think I'll ask a transportation charter service to ask what charter buses are available for our vacation. Hopefully, they are available since the bus we need has to be capable of boarding 40 people.
12/17/2019 10:21:23 am
It's good to know that charter buses can usually fit at least 35-40 people. My husband and I are having a small, intimate destination wedding in the mountains next spring. Since it is sort of a long drive to the location we have in mind, we have been considering getting one or two charter buses to transport everyone up together.
3/19/2020 12:55:41 pm
It's great that a party bus allows you to keep the energy up between destinations. I am planning to throw a bachelorette party for my sister in July, and I think it would be fun for us all to grab dinner and then do some bar hopping. A party bus seems like the perfect choice for this type of event.
4/3/2020 03:16:15 am
Thanks for helping me understand the difference between a party bus and a charter bus. My friends are planning a night out for a bachelor party and we're looking for ways on how to get to our lodging without using our own vehicles. The idea of renting a bus for that trip where we'll feel assured that we're safe and we'll be able to arrive at our destination is really interesting. I should share this with the dudes so we can plan what happens next.
6/3/2020 09:44:52 am
Thanks for helping me understand how charter buses are beneficial during corporate travels. The company is set to have its team building next month, and as early as now, I am looking for transportation services that could cater each employee. I never knew that most charter buses can fit over 35-40 people. With that being said, I shall then consider this and find bus for rent.
9/16/2020 10:05:51 am
It's good to know that charter busses can typically fit 35-40 people or more. We are having a family reunion next month, and there will be a little over 30 people in attendance. A charter bus may be a great way to get us all from place to place together.
10/14/2020 02:27:28 pm
My sister is having a bachelorette party at the end of the month and we're thinking of getting a bus for it. I like how you mentioned that charter buses fit around 40 people. A party bus seems like the perfect option for her bachelorette party.
10/25/2020 11:52:14 am
To be honest your article is informative . I saw your site and I read it. I got some new information from here.
4/13/2021 10:45:52 pm
It's great that a party bus allows the party to continue without breaks. My best friend is getting married to her fiance next month. It might be fun for us to get a party bus for the occasion.
7/15/2021 06:47:10 pm
It sure was nice that you pointed out that it is best to choose a party bus for bachelor parties because it would allow you to keep the party going without any breaks. My sister is actually getting married in December. She is planning to hold a bridal party, and she wanted to ensure that everyone will enjoy the night. I will ask her to consider renting a party bus that has all the amenities that she wants.
It sure was nice when you said that you can keep the entire group together between stops when you consider renting a party bus for bachelor parties. This is something that I will share with my brother who is planning to organize a bachelor party for his best friend. What he wants is to keep everyone intact during the entire event on the 25th, so I will ask him to consider your tips.
2/3/2022 07:41:09 pm
Yes! I love it! The moment you pointed out that a typical party bus is equipped with all the basic facilities we need, I just felt so excited. I'm planning a ladies party to celebrate my friend's birthday next month and I want it to be va-va-voom. I'll certainly consider this choice when I make a reservation pretty soon. Chao!
What caught my attention is when you said that charter buses are used for long-distance trips, and they usually come with a TV, wifi outlets, and TVs. My supervisor mentioned that he was tasked to organize a team-building that will happen 6 weeks from now. He mentioned a camping area that is far from the city, so I will ask him to think about renting a charter bus to ensure everyone's comfort on the way to the camp area.
3/2/2023 12:00:43 am
It was really helpful that you said that the greatest option for bachelor parties is a party bus since it enables you to keep the celebration going nonstop. In fact, my sister is getting married in December and we needed this info. She wanted to make sure that everyone would have a good time because she is preparing to host a wedding party. I'll suggest to her that she think about booking a bus charter with all the features she desires.
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