It’s no secret that party buses are an affordable and unique option for group transportation rentals for bachelor or bachelorette parties. But before you start calling party bus rental companies, it’s important to be aware of what exactly renting a party bus entails. Here are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to renting a party bus.
- DO: Always book ahead of time
This should be obvious, but don’t expect to call the first company whose number you can find and have them be able to send a bus to pick up you and your friends. There are currently an estimated 200,309 taxi and limousine services located in the United States, and virtually all of them require advanced notice. Experts recommend booking at least three months ahead of time, but the earlier, the better. You may even be offered an incentive for booking ahead of time.
- DON’T: Choose the first company you find
Just like any other product or service, party bus rental companies should be carefully researched before final reservation decisions are made. The best way to get a good idea of available companies is to start your research by word of mouth. Ask around to your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, whoever — they’ll surely have some good recommendations. After you have a few ideas in your head, take your search to the Internet and check their websites for ratings and customer reviews. These are guaranteed to provide a realistic overview of the customer’s experience with the company. Don’t forget to take your time during this process.
- DO: Always check credentials
Before you commit to a party bus rental, check with the company to make sure all of their drivers are properly licensed and have passed background checks. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
- DON’T: Forget to ask to view the vehicles if possible
If at all possible, ask the company to take a quick tour of one of their vehicles. Reputable companies will more than likely be happy to show you around one of their vehicles. This helps give you an idea of spacing and amenities ahead of time.
Ultimately, party buses are great options for fun and exciting group transportation. However, it’s important to take all the right steps in the reservation process.