Frequently Asked Questions About Renting a Charter Bus in California

How do I rent a charter bus in California?

Booking with California Charter Bus Company starts with calling our team for a free quote. When you call (213) 799-6477, one of our representatives will ask a few questions about your trip and travel needs. This will include when and where you're traveling, the size of your group, the duration of your trip, the occasion, and a pickup/dropoff schedule. You can also request ADA-accessible bus rentals or additional features on your bus. After gathering your travel details, you’ll get a personalized bus rental quote! If the quote meets our budget, you can go ahead and secure your bus!

How much does it cost to book a charter bus rental in California?

Unfortunately, we can’t determine the exact cost of your charter bus without knowing your travel details. Check out our charter bus pricing guide to learn more about how we determine the cost of bus rentals in California.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

To secure your charter bus rental, you’ll need to put down a 10% deposit that equals the total cost of your trip. Your trip must be paid in full 14 days before the start of your trip.

How far can I travel in a charter bus rental in California?

There’s no limit on where you can go with California Charter Bus Company! Keep in mind that some vehicles are available for local travel, while others are best suited for long-distance or even out-of-state trips. When you contact our team, a representative will determine the best transportation plan for your trip, which includes necessary breaks and rest for your driver during long-distance or multi-day trips.

How do I cancel my trip?

If something comes up and you’re no longer planning to travel, just give us a call as soon as possible. Our cancellation policy depends on when you plan to cancel your trip. If you cancel more than 14 days in advance, you won’t be required to pay the full balance of your trip but you will lose your 10% deposit. If you cancel 14 or fewer days before the start of your trip, you’ll be required to pay the full cost of your trip.

Can I reserve more than one charter bus?

Yes! If you have a large group or you’re traveling multiple routes, your reservation expert can organize a fleet of vehicles to meet your needs.

Can I eat and drink on my bus rental?

Food and drinks are allowed onboard. However, it’s highly recommended you reserve eating snacks and not large or messy meals. A minimum $250 cleaning fee may be assessed if food or drinks are spilled or left onboard your charter bus.

Is alcohol allowed on charter buses?

It depends. Most providers allow passengers aged 21 and over to drink onboard. It’s best to let your reservation specialist know at the time of booking that you plan to consume alcohol onboard. They’ll make sure to match you with a transportation partner that allows alcohol onboard. 

Can I drive my charter bus rental if I have a CDL license?

No, you’ll be paired with a professional charter bus driver. Every bus rental California Charter Bus Company provides includes the services of a certified driver.

How much should I tip my charter bus driver?

Tipping is always a great way to show your appreciation for your driver's hard work. They spend the entire trip ensuring your group is safe and having an enjoyable ride. We recommend at least a 10% tip that equals the total cost of your trip. Tips should be provided in cash at the end of your trip.

Do I need to pay for my driver's accommodations?

If you have a long-distance trip, you’ll need to book a hotel room for your driver. By law, charter bus drivers are required to rest at least 8 hours for every 10 hours of driving or 15 hours of being on duty (non-driving time). Many hotels offer discounts when you reserve blocks of rooms, so be sure to add one in for your driver to ensure they’ll be well-rested for your travels. You won’t need to pay for your driver’s food or drinks.

Have additional questions?

Give us a call! We have representatives available 24/7 at (213) 799-6477 to answer your questions about booking a group transportation service in California. Our team is available 24/7!