Group Planner: Going Green

There are obvious benefits from group travel: a number of people on an adventure for a shared interest; a crowd of chums reuniting; seeing the scenery and avoiding the hassles of TSA.

However, did you know that group travel by charter bus is a great way to offer travelers a green option for their vacation, too? It’s amazing the impact a group can have by wanting to have a fun vacation by hitting the road in a motorcoach. It’s true.

The numbers speak for themselves:

  • A full charter rental bus removes up to 56 cars from the road.
  • Charter buses provide over 206 passenger miles per gallon of fuel compared to 92 passenger MPG for commuter rail, 44 passenger MPG for domestic air carrier and 27 MPG for single passenger automobiles.
  • A coach bus is 475% more efficient than a hybrid vehicle in the amount of fuel used per passenger.
  • Buses can potentially keep 425 million cars off the road in a single year, contributing to a reduction in air, ground, water and noise pollution.
  • Hybrid-electric coaches use clean-diesel engine technology and provide service at lower noise levels while also reducing carbon emissions.
  • The Tufts Climate Commission reports that taking a bus reduces one’s carbon footprint three to seven times over flying.

If that’s not enough for you, consider that during a four hour trip, a single car emits approximately 400 pounds of carbon dioxide. For that same trip, a coach bus emits approximately just 150 pounds of carbon dioxide.

What our industry provides travelers is an option three and four times more efficient that other cars or airplanes. So if you’re group is looking at eco-friendly travel, then our coaches should be your first choice. Check out the modern buses that coach operators have available for rental in their fleets here and plan green today!