What Is a Motorcoach?

What Is a Motorcoach?

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A motorcoach is a type of large Class A bus. Depending on the model, these spacious coaches can easily accommodate anywhere from 30-60 people. Whether you’re planning a wine trip, corporate team building activity or school field trip, motorcoaches can allow your entire group to travel in comfort and luxury.

While these buses might be more often considered for long trips, they’re just as convenient for local or short trips. With the convenient booking process, you’ll be on the road in no time, enjoying sightseeing and many amenities along the way.

Types of Motorcoaches

Since the original horse-drawn carriages, motorcoaches have gone through several changes in design and features. Today, there are several different types of motorcoaches available to choose from. 

Along with the standard motorcoaches used for traveling, there are buses available for specific purposes. Party buses, which are designed to look like limos on the inside, are often used for bar hopping or bachelor or bachelorette parties. Tour buses, also known as band buses or music buses, are another type.

Other types of motorcoaches include:

  • Activity buses. 
  • Charter buses.
  • Greyhound buses.
  • Field trip buses.


Class A motorcoaches are equipped with a variety of amenities to enhance your traveling experience. You’ll be able to take advantage of great visibility while you relax in the comfortable reclining seats. 

Compared to other types of travel, you’ll also have plenty of storage for your luggage and belongings on a motorcoach. Most have space both on and under the bus, giving you more than enough room to bring along everything you need for your trip.

You can also expect your motorcoach to have electricity, onboard Wi-Fi and entertainment like video screens to make your journey more enjoyable.

The Pros and Cons of Traveling by Motorcoach

The Pros and Cons of Traveling by Motorcoach 

While traveling by motorcoach might not offer as much privacy as other types of travel, there are several advantages. You’ll be able to:

  • Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights as you travel to your destination.
  • Save compared to what you’d spend on private autos or other modes of public transportation. 
  • Experience an eco-friendly way to travel.

You can also trust in the safety of a professional driver and a maintained, rigorously tested and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)-mandated bus.

How to Charter a Motorcoach

No matter where your next adventure is, BusRates makes it possible for you to travel comfortably, conveniently and affordably. From party buses to luxury full-size motorcoaches, we’re equipped to meet all your needs. 

Reach out today to learn more or fill out a quote request form to get started.