Group Travel Planning “How-To” Guide


It’s no secret the internet revolutionized travel. Can you imagine buying a plane ticket without price shopping online first? Neither can we!

Planning group travel, and particularly group travel by motorcoach, used to be a frustrating exercise online when compared to the airline industry. In fact, that’s why BusRates.com was founded back in 1995, to help consumers identify, contact, and book their charter transportation directly with owner/operators in order to save money and obtain the highest levels of customer service.

In the last 10 years, we haven’t been content to rest on our successes. We’re glad that BusRates.com is the “go to” resource for over 100,000 group travel planners each month, but the bus is only one part of the group travel journey. Our users wanted hotels, group-friendly attractions, and suggestions for food stops that can comfortably and efficiently feed a charter bus full of passengers.

Thousands of attractions can be found and added to your itinerary in the BusRates.com directory

Planning from the Bus to the Full Itinerary

Like a one-stop shop, we realized we weren’t just helping people find a bus, but we were helping people become Group Travel Planners. If you share those same aspirations, give yourself a pat on the back! It’s time to get planning. The great news is that you’ve already found everything you need right here on BusRates.com.

Feel free to hop between directories, adding companies to your itinerary at will. You’ll notice each new company is added and saved until you submit your itinerary details.

Don’t take our word for it, start browsing our directories first-hand to create your perfect itinerary

Get Tips Along the Way

“But wait,” you might be thinking, “is it really that easy?” In theory, yes! But of course there is some fine print. That’s where our Travel Tips section comes in handy. Education is a big component of the BusRates.com brand, and we want you to have all of the information you need to not only plan like a pro, but also talk like a pro. Whether it’s learning group travel lingo, figuring out the best questions to ask an operator, or securing extra perks at hotels or attractions, our Travel Tips section aims to give novice group planners the details on what they need to know.

Have you had a great experience using BusRates.com to plan your group travel? Share it with us in our User Testimonial section!