So, you want to rent a party bus? You aren’t alone. These fun, neon-infused limousine services have spread from coast to coast, popular among high schoolers going to prom, sororities and fraternities, bachelorette parties, and VIP nights out on the town to concerts and sports games.
And the truth is, like all limousine and luxury bus rentals, renting a party bus can set you back quite a bit. However, that doesn’t mean it’s out of your price range. So long as you rent intelligently, you can keep party bus rental prices within your budget.
So How Much Does It Cost To Rent a Party Bus?
That depends on a few factors. First, the size of your party. Second, the type of vehicle you want to rent. And third, how long you anticipate renting the party bus.
Now, the best party bus rental companies have a wide range of vehicles to suit every size of party. Yes, they’ll usually have giant commuter busses tricked out with everything from wet bars to flatscreen TVs, but you can also rent smaller buses designed to comfortably seat up to 10 people. While you might have to do without the TVs, you should get all the other amenities you would expect, including a bar, wrap around limo seating, and a sound system.
Every party bus rental company will have different prices, but most charge by an hourly price. Usually, there are two prices, one for off-peak weekdays, and one for weekend nights. Plus, the hourly rate might be different depending on how long you plan on renting the bus. Depending on where you live, you can usually get party bus rental costs starting around $80-$90 per hour.
Of course, for full-sized party buses with all the bells and whistles, expect prices to start around $130 an hour and go as high as $275 an hour, depending on just how many bells and whistles you want. These buses can usually accommodate up to 32 passengers.
But how much does it cost to rent a party bus for a wedding? That varies to widely to give an accurate estimate, and you’ll have to call rental companies in your area for package pricing information.
But remember: if you want to save costs, find companies that won’t charge you hidden fees for things like fuel, number of stops, mileage, and more.
As with most limousine services, tipping is appreciated (unless gratuity is included).