To give you a ballpark idea, here are some sample quotes for requests we’ve gotten from our customers:
A local Philadelphia church group of 30 people wants to take a day trip to New York City to see a Broadway show. They will be picked up in the morning at their church in Center City Philadelphia and dropped off at Times Square. After spending the afternoon sightseeing and grabbing lunch, they will attend an evening show before being picked back up and returned to their church by 11pm. For this 12 hour charter bus rental spanning about 100 miles roundtrip, we would quote them $2,100. This factors in a premium coach bus with restroom, professional uniformed driver, and the distance and duration of their trip. With our instant online quoting system, they could get this price estimate in seconds without having to call or email. We make the process of getting group transportation incredibly simple.
A marketing agency wants to reward its top sales team with a fun day exploring the city. They decide to rent a 25 passenger charter bus for a Saturday to take the 12 person sales team around to see historic sites like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, eat cheesesteaks, and visit popular attractions like the Philadelphia Zoo. The agency rents the charter bus for 8 hours from 9am to 5pm on a Saturday in March. The rate for a 25 passenger bus on a weekend day in March is $140 per hour. With 8 hours total, the charter bus rental costs $2,120. The agency also tips the driver 15% at the end of the trip, adding $168 to the total cost. So the total for their Saturday exploring Philadelphia by charter bus comes to $2,288, or about $214 per person. It provides a fun bonding experience for the sales team to see the city sites together.
A local nonprofit plans a day trip for underprivileged youth to visit historical sites. They start at Independence Hall, then see the Liberty Bell and Betsy Ross House, ending at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With 30 kids and 10 chaperones, they need a reliable 40 passenger bus. We provide a quote for a 10 hour rental from 9am-7pm on a Saturday in June. The base rate for a 40 passenger bus is $150/hour, totaling $2,500 for the 10 hour rental. Since it’s peak season, there is a 10% surcharge, bringing the total to $2,650. The chaperones add an 18% tip of $297 to thank the driver. The grand total for their educational Philadelphia charter bus rental is $1,947.
A Philadelphia museum recently booked a charter bus for an educational field trip. They needed transportation for 65 students and 15 chaperones from the school to the museum and back. We provided a 56 passenger charter bus to accommodate the group. The bus picked up the group from the school at 9am and dropped them off at the museum by 10am. It then waited at the museum parking lot for the duration of the field trip. At 3pm, it picked up the group and returned them to the school by 4pm. The total duration was 7 hours. For a 56 passenger bus in Philadelphia, our rates start at $125/hour. Since this was a 7 hour rental during peak season, the total cost came out to $1,050 plus tax, tolls and a 10% driver gratuity. The museum was able to comfortably transport their large group to and from the educational experience.