A Guide to Bus Rentals for Sports Teams
For every sports team, getting the team to and from away games is an important part of the planning process. Sometimes, renting a classic school bus gets the job done, but in some cases, a big yellow bus doesn’t quite cut it. If you’re thinking about renting a charter bus for your sports teams, here’s our guide to making sure you pick the right bus.
Picking the Right Kind of Bus
Some people get intimidated right out of the gate when looking at charter buses for their sports teams because they see the biggest and most expensive buses right away. (We will get into prices below!) Here’s our most important questions to ask when picking the right charter bus.
How Many People are on Your Team?
This may seem obvious, but not everyone is aware of just how many options are available when it comes to different sizes of buses available for charter. Some trip coordinators think they need to choose between a school bus and a 55 passenger charter bus, but there are more options!
If you aren’t sure what’s available, always ask around! Don’t pay for seats you aren’t going to fill.
How Much Equipment Do We Need to Bring?
Every sports team is different in what gear they bring on the road. Whether it’s a football team with all of their padding or a softball team with bats, gloves, helmets, and more, it’s better not to be stacking heavy equipment on top of your players before they have to play.
The moral of the story is always, always, always ask about the storage space on a bus before renting it! Some shuttles may be good for fewer people, but they may not have the larger storage of a charter bus. Thankfully, there’s a number of options that also feature the full-scale equipment needs many teams have.
How Long is Your Trip?
When you’re paying for a bus rental for a sports team, you’re not just paying to move them from one place to another. The length of the drive can impact a team’s physical and mental readiness, depending on the quality of the bus they ride on.
For example, with a Fun Tours charter, all of our shuttles and buses come with WIFI onboard so that whether it’s entertainment or homework, your athletes can make the most of their time in transit. Additionally, all of our buses include a DVD entertainment system to help pass the time.
On our 38 and 54/55 passenger buses, we also feature charging outlets for every seat, allowing passengers to get work done, watch movies without phones dying, and anything else an outlet can power.
Finally, if you have a longer trip, you never realize the value of an on-board lavatory until you need one. Especially if you’re traveling in a large group, having a bathroom on-board can save you from excessive stops or lots of complaining…
How Much Will a Bus Charter Cost?
The price of your bus charter will depend on a few things. How far away is it? Is it an overnight trip? Is it during the week or is it a weekend? What kind of bus do you need? Every charter company will have unique ways they price out their services depending on your specific needs.
We know this is the big question for most people so we put it right up front on our website where you can see your options or request a quote for your trip.
If you want to learn more about how to charter a bus or if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or email us!