Things to know before booking a Minibus
We recommend minibuses for small groups traveling short distances. These vehicles are convenient for local trips through cities and towns where parking may not be as accessible or available. Plus, you entrust your adventure to a professional driver with the training to deliver passengers from door-to-door safely and comfortably. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the trip.
While every vehicle is different, you can expect the following when you rent a minibus:
Seating range: 12-40 passengersLuggage, gear, instrument, sports equipment, and storage is limitedUsually designed for shorter trips and in-seat durationsUsually have good visibility for local sightseeing, although not as high as a motor coach
Common Amenities on a Minibus
Manufacturers design minibuses for shorter-distance transportation, so many feature pared-down amenities to save on efficiency. Still, some of these vehicles feature a few entertaining and comfort-boosting amenities found in larger buses. You can choose to ride in luxury regardless of the distance.
Though most minibuses are comfortable, they rarely have an onboard bathroom, meaning you may have to make some stops during longer trips. For shorter, local travel, this missing feature will be a nonissue. If you were to ride further, you'd need to add time for rest stops into your itinerary.
Generally, you can expect the following amenities in your minibus:
- ACAlmost Always
- PA SystemsOften
- In-Seat Power OutletsRare
- Airline Grade EntertainmentRare
- Wheelchair AccessibleAlmost Always
When you search for your next minibus rental, be sure to include the amenities you want so that you can narrow down the search results. Minibus rental prices for vehicles with more amenities may be higher than those for less-equipped models, so factor that cost into your budget for the trip.