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What to Ask A School Bus Rental Company - Light House Party Bus Limo

What to Ask A School Bus Rental Company

School buses are the most common yet popular and economical form of transportation in the U.S. They aren’t only for taking your child to school and dropping them home afterward. You can hire school bus rental for events like school field trips, weddings, corporate events, church events, and so on. Need to hire a school bus? Party school bus rentals can help you choose a suitable school bus for any event you are planning. 

But before that, you should know some vital information about school buses and bus rentals. This is to make your hiring experiences smooth and bump-free. Today, we will be explaining tips, tricks, and some important factors before considering hiring a school bus.  

Determine Your Bus Size

School buses vary in size; therefore, choosing a bus is crucial according to the number of passengers and distance. If you are planning a trip, selecting a bigger bus will help allow you and the other passengers more room to sit and move freely. On the other hand, if you want a pick and drop service, opt for a minibus. To determine how many passengers you will be taking along with you, prepare a list of passengers. This will make it easy for you to arrange a bus as per your requirement. Also, consider your budget and try to fit in that budget, or else you may end up paying more than what you actually planned. Here’s a list of party buses from Lighthouse Party Bus & Limo with the passenger sitting arrangements:

  • Harbor Beach Party Bus: Can contain 20 passengers
  • Isle Royale Party Bus: Can contain 22 passengers
  • Thunder Bay Party Bus: Can contain 24 passengers
  • Spectacle Reef Party Bus: Can contain 30 passengers

Check The Amenities

Just because it’s a school bus doesn’t mean it has to be plain and boring. In fact, all luxury buses come with a set of amenities available to the passengers. The amenities include a music system, TVs, WiFi, luggage space, food and drink arrangements, etc. When you are in the selection process, request the amenities list to go through what each bus has to offer. Note that all buses don’t have the same amenities, so it’s essential to go through the list before hiring a bus. Your motto should be traveling with utmost comfort while you are renting a bus. At Lighthouse Party Bus & Limo, we offer buses with a different set of amenities. Here are some of the buses and their amenities list:

Harbor Beach Party Bus

  • Black leather wrap-around limo-style seating
  • Premium Stereo Sound with Bluetooth
  • Wet bar with extra-large ice bin
  • Comes with television, lighting, heating/cooling systems
  • LED color change floor/ceiling/bar lighting
  • Fully stocked with ice, cups, and napkins

Isle Royale Party Bus

  • Two-toned Gray Leather Interior
  • Premium Stereo with Bluetooth
  • Wet Bar with 1 large ice well
  • Comes with television, lighting, heating/cooling systems
  • LED color change floor/ceiling/bar lighting
  • Stocked with ice bin, cups/napkins, or optional crystal glassware 

Spectacle Reef Party Bus

  • Black leather wrap-around limo-style seating
  • Premium Stereo Sound with Bluetooth
  • Wet bar with extra-large ice bin
  • LED color change floor/ceiling/bar lighting
  • Comes with television, lighting, heating/cooling systems
  • Fully stocked with ice, cups, and napkins

Thunder Bay Party Bus

  • Two-toned Black/Gray Leather wrap-around limo-style seating
  • Premium Stereo Sound with Bluetooth
  • LED color change floor/ceiling/laser lighting
  • Comes with television, lighting, heating/cooling systems
  • Includes cups and napkins

Ensure The Bus Include Safety Features

School buses provide comfort and safety, but not all buses include safety belts. Therefore, if you are traveling with children, ensure the bus you are booking has safety belts and features. In addition, check for ADA-accessible buses that can help passengers with disabilities. 

Know More About The Driver

Know More About The Driver - school bus rental near me - Light House Party Bus Limo

It’s your right to ask about the chauffeurs before you book a bus. Ask the rental company to provide all the necessary papers before you hire a bus. Make sure that the company has run a thorough background check and has cleared drug screening. Ask for certifications, driver’s licenses, clearances required by your government, etc., to ensure you are handing your passengers on a trustworthy and reliable driver.

Ask About The Meal Arrangements

Although food and drinks are usually allowed on buses, verifying with your bus company is still a good idea. Some companies may have different protocols regarding food, so it’s better you ask. Ask if they provide food or will you have to bring your food your own? If you have to bring food, it’s better not to bring messy or too liquidy food on the bus to avoid making the bus dirty. It’s essential to come prepared with a trash can or recycling bags so that you can put place cans, juice packs, packages, etc., into it and not make a mess of the bus.

Ask About The Payment Options & Protocols

If you feel comfortable using payment via credit/debit card, ask your company if they accept the payment process. If you feel comfortable paying by cash, again, ask their protocols regarding this. Sometimes you need to make advanced payments to reserve a bus. However, some companies also allow you to make payments afterward; therefore, discussing the fees while you are in the booking process eliminates any issues or doubts regarding the payment procedure. You may also want to check out the purchase orders, documentation, or contracts thoroughly before reaching a conclusion.

Final Thoughts

While we do not offer charter buses yet, we provide various minibusses with a wide range of amenities and comfortable seating arrangements. So, if you live in Lansing, Michigan, and want to hire party or school buses near you, don’t hesitate to visit our page and have a look at our buses. We are sure you will find the one you are looking for!

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