How Much Does a Party Bus Cost?
So you’re getting ready for a great night out with friends – maybe it’s a bachelorette party, maybe it’s getting together a big group for the game, or maybe you’ll be doing a bar crawl in downtown Philly. Someone suggests renting a party bus. What a great idea! Everyone will get to have a great time while getting to your event, and no one needs to worry about driving or parking.
Now comes the hard part – figuring our how much a party bus is going to cost for your group. Looking around, the information out there seems vague or unclear on what you get for your money.
How do you choose the right party bus? And what’s it going to cost? And above all, what are you getting for your money? How to choose a party bus is as important as knowing what the price is.
How to choose a party bus for the right price
As you search for a party bus rental, you want to make sure you’re comparing apples to apple. It’s important to understand the offerings and costs for providers in your area. Knowing what a party bus in Philadelphia costs is far more useful than knowing what one costs in San Francisco.
Price is of course a consideration when choosing a party bus. But be careful. One bus might be slightly more expensive than another, but offers better features and services, a larger vehicle that will fit everyone comfortably, or has a better reputation. Just a number won’t get you the answers you need.
Features and Services
You’ll need to think about what services and features you must have, and what you’d like when you compare prices. For instance, will having big-screen TVs and a state of the art sound system really elevate your experience? Can you bring your own food or drinks on board? How many hours can you get the party bus for? All of these are points of information that might make paying a little more worth it for you.
You might consider great customer service to be an optional thing. But if something happens, if you have questions or an emergency, you’ll be glad you took the time to think about a company’s customer service when making your choice.
Pricing a party bus
Once you get down to pricing, there are a few factors to be aware of that can affect what your bus will cost.
Time of day, week, or year
Unsurprisingly, times of high demand can mean higher prices for a party bus. Weekdays are cheaper than weekends. Wedding season can drive demand – and potentially prices – up. Depending on when you’re planning your rental can impact what you pay. Spring and fall may result in paying normal or even premium prices for a party bus, whereas a winter rental might mean you find discounts or deal.
Are you renting a party bus for an event, like a wedding? Your rate could be impacted if that’s the case. In general, services for weddings can see markups, and not just for party buses. Talk to your provider and see what the cost is for your event, and what’s included to make your day special.
This is one of the biggest factors in determining the prices of your party bus rental. You should expect to pay more for a 42-passenger bus than you would for a 20 passenger vehicle. But that larger bus may be just what you need to get everyone to your destination and have fun on the way.
With all the above to think about, you can expect to pay anywhere from $120 to $400 per hour for your rental. The only way to know for sure is to talk to a high-quality party bus rental company. They will be able to give you a quote and talk to you about their services and offering to guarantee you a night – or day – to remember.