Charter Bus Frequently Asked Questions
What is a charter bus?
Charter buses are ideal for large and small groups alike, as they can accommodate just about any number of travelers. Some of your group members, such as children, senior citizens or disabled members, may not be able to transport themselves. By hiring a charter bus, you can rest easy knowing that every member of your group will be able to travel and participate in your scheduled event. Groups use charter buses to travel to a variety of events such as athletic competitions, school field trips, sporting events, family reunions, corporate events or even when traveling for fun.
Traveling with a charter bus means eliminating a variety of stressful factors that come with relying on group members to travel independently. Whether it is coordinating times, organizing carpools, paying for tolls or providing directions, relying on a large group to travel independently will add expenses and complications to any trip. The last thing any event coordinator needs when arranging a trip is more stress, expenses or complications. By hiring a charter bus, you can travel peacefully knowing that the members of your group will all show up together, on time, and without any further complications.
What is a charter service?
Charter services are a fantastic cost-efficient option for large groups that need to travel together, such as field trips, corporate events, wedding parties, athletic competitions or family reunions. Whether you are planning a day trip or an extensive multi-day trip, you can eliminate several stressful factors of group traveling such as coordinating travel times, carpools, and directions for several drivers by hiring a charter service. From the moment you call to schedule your trip to the moment our drivers bring you back home, ESCOT can plan and execute a successful trip for any size organization.
ESCOT charter services only hires professional and experienced personnel. Our drivers are randomly drug and alcohol tested and will safely lead the way to your group’s destination. Call our highly trained sales staff today; they will help you select the best charter bus and even help you plan the itinerary for your next group excursion.
How much does it cost to charter a bus?
There are several factors that affect the cost of chartering a bus. You can charter a bus for short distances such as day trips to Miami, Orlando or Tampa, or you can charter a bus for longer, multi-day excursions. Charter buses can be rented for several hours, an entire day, several days or even an entire season. The size of your group will also determine the size of bus you need, thus affecting cost. We have charter buses of varied sizes. This means you will not be forced pay for several seats you won’t be using. We also have amenities including audio-visual equipment and Wi-Fi as well as ADA-equipped buses for passengers needing special accommodations.
By chartering a bus instead of forcing group members to travel independently, you are saving money on parking, tolls and gas. Chartering a bus as a group prevents the stress of coordinating rides and making sure all of the members of your group arrive to the destination together, safely and on time. Contact us today to speak to one of our expert sales staff members to get a free quote online.
How many seats are on a charter bus?
ESCOT charter buses come in different styles and sizes, offering a variety of accommodations and amenities. Our smallest charter bus has 38 climate-controlled seats amongst other amenity choices such as Wi-Fi. The next size up is our spacious 47 seat charter bus. Our largest charter bus can accommodate up to 56 people in a luxurious, deluxe motor coach fully equipped with 56 climate-controlled seats. This ensures that no matter what the weather is like outside, you will feel comfortable while seated inside of our coaches. The number of people that can fit on our charter buses could be affected should any group members require ADA accessibility, or specialized equipment. The most important factor in determining which size charter bus to rent depends on what accommodations or amenities your group needs.
We want your trip to go smoothly and for all of our passengers to be comfortable and safe. Our friendly sales staff can help you select the best option for the traveling needs of your group. As always, our goal is to provide flexibility and accommodate the traveling needs of your organization, from point A to point B and back.
How many people fit on a charter bus?
Although we are able to fit 56 passengers comfortably on our deluxe charter buses, there are a variety of factors that may influence the number of passengers that can fit on a deluxe charter bus. For example, should your group require ADA accessibility or other specialized equipment, the number of passengers we can accommodate on the deluxe bus may be affected. ESCOT has designated “priority seating” at the front of its coaches for passengers with disabilities. Charter buses with lifts can also be arranged in order to secure wheelchairs on the coach. We want all of our passengers to feel safe and be able to enjoy the ride.
Keeping all of this in mind, it does not mean we are not able to service a group larger than 56. We can easily make arrangements for several smaller or larger buses in order to accommodate your specific needs. You can arrange for a combination of our 38 passenger, 47 passenger as well as our 56 passenger coaches. Our goal is to provide flexibility and accommodate your traveling needs for you and your organization, from point A to point B and back.