Take a Long-Distance Motorcoach Trip

2020 is here. If you haven’t already embraced living in the 21st century, now is the time. All around us tech advancements are making life easier and more enjoyable and the motorcoach industry is no exception to this. In the past decade bus advancements – both tech and accomodation wise – have taken coach travel from tedious to exciting. So what are some of the modern amenities you should look for when booking your next bus trip?

Onboard Wifi: Answer emails, stay connected on social media, and surf the web all on your motorcoach road trip. No matter where you are in the world you can keep in contact with loved ones, complete work, and be entertained while you drive.

Show Streaming: Bring your device, connect to your bus’ entertainment tech, and stream Blockbuster movies to your heart’s content. Keep the travel blues away when you have endless entertainment at your fingertips.

Green Tech: As a modern traveler, you know that your carbon footprint matters. Lucky for you, buses are one of the most eco friendly ways to travel thanks to cutting edge tech and a push within the motorcoach industry to be more green.

Complete Comfort: Reclining seats, onboard restrooms, and accommodating drivers are just a few of the pros of taking a coach. Buses have come a long way. Gone are the days of buses being the bottom of the transportation food chain. Many coach companies have gone the way of luxury travel and it shows.

Travel trends are always changing, but there’s one thing that will stay constant, coaches are here to stay as a fantastic way to travel. So what are you waiting for? Be a traveling trendsetter and book your long-distance coach vacay today!

3 Ways to Wow Your Wedding Guests

Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life. That’s why you’ll want to make it memorable for not only you and your significant other, but your guests as well. If you’re having a hard time thinking of ways to really wow on your big day, check out our ideas below:

Charter Vehicles: From classic trolleys to party buses and limos to sprinter vans, charter companies have it all. Chartering vehicles for your big day will make getting to and from your wedding events a piece of (wedding) cake and will really make the day seem special. When you use a charter service, you not only get the vehicles, but also VIP options. Think fantastic professional drivers, onboard wifi, comfortable seating, surround sound, and more. So make your day one for the books and use BusRates.com to book the best vehicles around.

Catered Food: Let’s face it, food is what most people look forward to when going to an event. That’s why it’s important to deliver. When selecting a caterer, make sure you look up their reviews and that they are a reputable licensed business. Then set up a tasting and choose the options that will appeal to the masses as well as unique dishes that you love. Avoid hangry guests and spread the love by hiring a caterer to feed your friends and family.

Live Entertainment: Whether you have a top DJ lined up or a talented band, your guests will love dancing the night away (and we’re guessing you will too.) Hiring entertainment will help your attendees create memories that will never fade away which means you can reminisce about your fantastic wedding with friends and family for years to come.

We all know weddings are the perfect occasion to bring the people together that you love most. Make it special by chartering vehicles, catering your food, and hiring live entertainment. You won’t regret it.

How To Book Group Travel Like a Boss

Whether you’re in charge of booking travel and accommodations for your upcoming family reunion or for your competitive soccer league, you’re going to have a lot of details to hash out. Luckily, we have four easy tips to make booking group travel a breeze.

Choose a Coach: Does the idea of keeping track of a million different tickets and itineraries make you ill? If so, book a charter bus! With a charter bus you can book the same coach for both your long-distance haul and around town engagements. Plus, you don’t have to make sure everyone has their individual tickets. Simply meetup at a specified pickup location and go.

Compare Rates & Amenities: Comparing rates has never been easier than it is today and with BusRates.com you can do it for free. Book affordable travel accommodations and compare companies in a snap with our awesome, free database.

Get Group Discounts: Many places offer group discounts when you book ahead of time. Whether you are booking hotel rooms or a bowling alley, large groups often get great deals. Make the most of your time in a new city by planning ahead and taking advantage of group discounts.

Book a Block: Are you staying at a hotel? If so, call ahead and see if they can set aside a block of rooms for your group so you’ll all be in the same area. This will make it much easier to keep track of your crew and enjoy one another’s company.

Though booking group travel seems like a monumental task, today’s technology makes it pretty simple. Use our tips today and see how easy it can be to get your group on the road!

3 Ways to Roll into the New Year Like a Travel Expert

2020…wow! It’s hard to believe we’re already 20 years into the 21st century, but here we are. While some of us may be a little disappointed that hover cars and teleportation still aren’t a thing, there are plenty of ways that travel today is upgraded. Take motorcoaches, for example, they’re more comfortable, more techy, and more accessible than ever before. So if you want to be a real travel pro, follow these three travel tips:

Don’t Forget to Check Available Amenities: From wifi to streaming options, buses today have the ability to keep you entertained your entire trip – no matter the length. Simply make sure to put the amenities that are important to you into your search filters on BusRates.comhttp://busrates.com/when looking for quotes .Use the Power of the Internet: You used to have to call around to multiple charter companies, collect reviews from friends and family, and then cross your fingers that you booked a reputable coach business to transport your group. With the Internet, you can now find a great company by reading a few reviews online and then looking for quotes with the click of a button. Don’t Forget Comfort: Book a motorcoach that has reclining seats and an onboard restroom and don’t forget to bring your neck pillow! Traveling no longer has to be a chore. Make your trip a chance to take a much-needed nap. You won’t regret it.

2020 travel is better than travel has ever been before. Take this New Year and make it count by traveling like an expert with our simple pro tips.

What’s a party bus?

There are few terms on the Internet that are more confusing than “party bus.” If you sat in a room with 20 people and asked them to describe what a party bus is, what it looked like, and what you do with one, you would get 20 different answers. As the most searched for bus term on the web, there are definitely a lot of interpretations of what someone is looking for when they type it into google or ask Siri.

The first thing that needs to be straightened out is that there is a major difference between what bus companies think of when they hear party bus and what the average consumer thinks of.

What bus operators think a party bus is:

Limo… bus… where people go to party… Basically that sums it up.

(Photo of the interior of a party bus here)

A lot of traditional bus operators know the above style of bus as a party bus. Most traditional operators do not run this type of equipment, because it has historically been… well, an issue. From drunk frat parties to cleaning crews having to spend crazy amounts of time cleaning unimaginable messes up after a night out, traditional charter fleet operators have shifted away from this type of equipment. Pair that with increasing challenges with commercially insuring this type of vehicle and the vast majority have bowed out. However, these vehicles are still available in many markets like more traditional limo operators (who are also on busrates.com) and are a lot of fun.

If the above picture is not what you think of when you say party bus, you are not alone! A lot of consumers think that party buses are any of the below vehicle types.


What bus operators call charter buses, mini buses, motorcoaches, and even executive coaches, many consumers think of as party buses.

The reason this distinction is important is because sometimes translation can stand in the way of someone getting what they want.

Picture Jim. Jim has been tasked with getting the “party bus” for his family reunion to take everyone to surprise grandma at the bingo hall and then go to the beach for the afternoon.

Jim picks heads to BusRates finds an operator in Grandma’s home town and gives them a call.

“Thanks for calling Sea Shore Charters, how can I help you”

“ Hi, I need to see if you have a party bus available on July 24th and how much it would cost?” Jim says.

“Sorry, we don’t do party buses.”

“Oh, but I was on your site and saw…” he responds before getting cut off…

“We don’t have any party buses, we don’t run that type of equipment.”

“Oh… ok… thanks” Jim says before hanging up, confused.

The truth is that what Jim wanted, Sea Shore Charters has, but there was confusion.

Knowing what you really want, and what bus companies call them, will help you make sure you are not like Jim… because lets face it, no one wants to be like Jim!

Click here to see all the types of equipment available on busrates.com and what each vehicle is called!