When people are planning weddings, graduations, parties, bachelor parties, birthday parties and more, they don’t always take the time to fully consider there options for transportation. Either they just assume people can drive to and from the event, or they go for the limo service because that is traditional.
However, as many know, limos are also limiting in size, space, and options. They are not always easy to climb in and out of, and it is hard to move around once you are in one. This opens up the question of what other options are there in reliable transportation?
For starters, there are shuttle services. Shuttles are typically small buses that can transport a large number of people to and from events. Many conference centers, airports, and hotels offer limited free shuttle service depending on where you are heading. However, private parties can also reserve shuttles to bus guests back and forth from where everyone is staying to where they are going.
Shuttles services can also make the ride part of the adventure. You may have heard of the term party bus before, but that is essentially a shuttle bus that has been transformed into a mini party center with seats that face each other, a mini bar, music, special lighting, and more.
You can rent these types of buses to stay with you as you go about town, or from club to club. They are designed typically for smaller parties that can all fit on the same bus for the entire evening, opposed to a larger party that would require several trips to move back and fourth.
Another option is charter bus rentals. According to a recent report, there are roughly 16,000 charter buses currently in service offering shuttling. Charter buses are ideal for much larger groups. They are also perfect for longer trips such as field trips, school trips, etc. They have more comfortable seating that your typical shuttle bus, and they often have TVs or even a bathroom depending on the size of the bus and the available service.
Reliable transportation does not need to be stressful to reserve or expensive to offer. When several people are going in on a trip or outing together, you can split the cost among those being transported making it even more expensive.
Most reliable transportation companies reserve vehicles well in advance, so it is best to start making calls and looking into your options as soon as you have a date for your event, and you know how many people you need to transport. This will ensure you do not get left out of the loop.
It also ensures that everyone gets home safely. If the event goes late or there is drinking involved, you do not want guests to be tempted to drive themselves or others home when they are too tired or intoxicated.