Frequently Asked Questions

What is a charter bus?

Generally; a charter bus is a large coach that is hired by an organization to transport a group of people to a destination as per the requirement of the customer or the hirer. A charter bus can be smaller size, mid-size or big size normally between 35 to 50 passenger capacity. Charter buses are the most popular option for group traveling and are used to travel short and long distances comfortably. Many organizations rely on charter buses due to convenience, cost efficiency, and safety. However, there are many other reasons to consider using a charter bus for your group’s next trip.

Are charter buses ideal for a large group of people?

Charter buses are ideal for large and small groups alike, as they can accommodate just about any number of travelers. Some of your group members, such as children, senior citizens, or disabled members, may not be able to transport themselves. By hiring a charter bus, you can rest easy knowing that every member of your group will be able to travel and participate in your scheduled event. Groups use charter buses to travel to a variety of events. Such as athletic competitions, school field trips, sporting events, family reunions, corporate events, or even when traveling for fun.

What benefits of a charter bus?

Traveling with a charter bus means eliminating a variety of stressful factors that come with relying on group members to travel independently. Whether it is coordinating times, organizing carpools, paying for tolls or providing directions, relying on a large group to travel independently will add expenses and complications to any trip. The last thing any event coordinator needs when arranging a trip is more stress, expenses or complications. By hiring a charter bus, you can travel peacefully knowing that the members of your group will all show up together, on time, and without any further complications.

What is a charter service?

Traveling as a group can be stressful and challenging to organize when members must transport themselves individually. Charter service is a privately contracted motor coach service dedicated to meeting your group’s traveling needs by organizing large buses to transport large groups of people. Most charter bus services pick up passengers from convenient pick-up points such as a parking lot or an airport, however, some groups may need special pick-up and departure locations. Some groups have specific needs and may require specialized accommodations or amenities for traveling. At Wadi Swat Bus Lines, we ensure that our fleet of charter buses is clean, well-serviced, and fully equipped to transport your organization comfortably and safely.

Where to utilize a charter bus service?

Charter services are a fantastic cost-efficient option for large groups that need to travel together, such as field trips, corporate events, wedding parties, athletic competitions, or family reunions. Whether you are planning a day trip or an extensive multi-day trip, you can eliminate several stressful factors of group traveling such as coordinating travel times, carpools, and directions for several drivers by hiring a charter service. From the moment you call to schedule your trip to the moment our drivers bring you back home, Wadi Swat Buses Rental LLC  can plan and execute a successful trip for any size organization.

How much does it cost to charter a bus?

We offer several specifications and services you can choose from that will affect the price of the charter bus you select for your group. Wadi Swat is constantly improving and expanding the charter bus options we offer, ensuring that your needs are met at an affordable rate. Our entire fleet of coaches is safe and comfortable, meaning that no matter how low your budget is, you will travel comfortably and safely.
By chartering a bus instead of forcing group members to travel independently, you are saving money on parking, tolls, and gas. Chartering a bus as a group prevents the stress of coordinating rides and making sure all of the members of your group arrive at the destination together, safely and on time. Contact us today to speak to one of our expert sales staff members to get a free quote online.

Can I rent a charter bus for a day?

Wadi Swat Buses Rental LLC provides different charter bus options including a variety of seating options, specialized accommodations, and luxurious amenities. In addition to these options, we offer you the flexibility to rent a charter bus for any amount of time you need. Our deluxe charter buses are designed to provide a fun and comfortable ride for any group, for any kind of trip. You can rent any of our charter buses for several hours, one day, several days, or even an entire season. Our top priority is meeting all of your group travel needs in addition to providing excellent customer service, safety, and comfort.

What is a Private Bus Rental?

A private bus, also sometimes referred to as a charter bus, is an automobile reserved for a team, company or group to be used privately. It is much more efficient and commodious to hire your own charter bus for your next group outing rather than following a fixed bus route.

What does a charter bus look like?

From an outside perspective, you can witness the huge, panoramic windows of the charter bus that allow the beautiful natural light to flood the interior space during the daytime. Looking underneath the windows, you’ll find secure and concealed storage bays for equipment and baggage. Usually, the bus firm’s logo is displayed on the side of the bus.

Who rents private buses?

Any group, whether it be companies, sports teams, or extended family groups, can and should rent charter buses. Outlined below are some examples of trips we have conducted in the past.

How many seats does a charter bus have?

The smallest size is vans, which usually have 10 to 15 seats. A luxury van is also in that range but can have as many as 19 seats. A minibus offers 22 to 34 seats for slightly larger groups, thus becoming the perfect solution for groups commuting around the city for festivals, weddings, concerts, etc. The coach option, with 35 to 50 seats, is targeted towards bigger groups who may be commuting to a location outside the city, like for school transport. Lastly, the largest size we offer is an A/C bus with 60 to 67 seats!

To sum up, we assure you that regardless of your group size, we will find the most convenient and price-effective mode of transportation for you!

What is the difference between a van, luxury van, minibus, coach, and A/C bus?

A van, as previously established, is the smallest option available and comes with MIC and AUX so that you can travel happily with the right music. A luxury van has all the features of a regular van but is, of course, more luxurious. This luxury includes push-back seats, TV*, and Wi-Fi capabilities*, hence allowing you to travel with the utmost comfort. A minibus is a larger option that also offers Audio, AUX, and MIC. It is made more spacious so that you can easily interact with your friends while on the minibus, and is designed for efficient group commutes. The coach offers all of the above audio options along with push-back seats, TV* and Wi-Fi*, with three or four doors for quick entering and exiting of the vehicle.

What amenities are included in a charter bus rental?

As outlined above, our charter buses are fitted with a variety of amenities:

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reclining seats
  • Air conditioning

Do charter buses have Wi-Fi and phone chargers?

Charging outlets and Wi-Fi is available in most of our modern buses, but if it is essential for your group, contact us to confirm the availability of buses with these features. Adding Internet capabilities to your bus can have wonderful benefits for your group as you all will be able to share pictures on social media, send emails, watch shows, and much more. Your electronic devices can be charged up via the use of outlets on the bus. Most of our buses also come with numerous other amenities (see above. Such services are very important to us as they keep travelers entertained and satisfied.

Can passengers bring food and drinks on a charter bus?

Most charter buses permit bringing your own food and drinks, but it is best to check before your trip with your bus company. If it is allowed, be mindful about bringing smelly or messy food as it can be quite a nuisance for your fellow passengers and the driver. We may charge you with cleaning fees if your group leaves spills or rubbish on the bus without suitably cleaning them up. Most of our buses have a wastebasket at the front, so simply make sure your group collects and throws trash before they leave the bus. It would be very considerate of you if you bring your own empty trash bag in the situation that there is no rubbish bin on the bus.

Can passengers drink alcoholic beverages on the bus?

By law alcohol is not allowed to be taken or taken inside the bus.

Are pets allowed on charter buses?

Sadly, nearly all of our bus companies do not allow pets onboard due to certain health and safety issues and regulations. However, if it is a service animal aiding an individual who is disabled, please contact us so we can better sort out the situation.

What items are prohibited on a bus?

Be sure to leave guns, explosives, flammable items, and hazardous chemicals at home when preparing for a charter bus ride. Your bus service provider will clarify any of your concerns regarding the bus and the country’s contraband policies, so please ask us if you are not sure about a specific item. Charter buses also ban smoking, but you may smoke outside the bus during the break stops along the way.

Are there beds on a charter bus?

Charter buses, unfortunately, do not have beds, but to help you rest, there will be cushioned and reclining seats. You can use a cozy neck pillow or just lean against the window if you want to get some shut-eye during the trip.

Do charter buses have storage space?

Of course! Charter buses have a large amount of space dedicated to storage, unlike other modes of transportation. There are overhead storage spaces above the seats to keep your possessions safe and accessible, similar to those you’ll find on an airplane. Under the bus, you’ll find more luggage space for your larger bags. Such compartments contain larger items such as equipment and luggage.

What are the restrooms like on a charter bus?

Our charter buses unfortunately do not offer restrooms. However, we make regular stops at locations like petrol pumps which allow the passengers to use their facilities. We advise our passengers to use the restrooms beforehand.

Do charter buses have seat belts?

Yes, nearly all of our charter buses are fitted with seat belts to make sure you are safe at all times. However, as per national laws in the UAE, not all buses require seat belts depending on an audit conducted by an RTA official.

Who drives a charter bus?

A reliable, professional driver will be hired by the charter bus service. Your bus driver is responsible for the safety of your group, so we find companies that have excellent and reputable drivers.
Keep in mind that drivers are only allowed to drive 10 hours in a row before it becomes mandatory for them to take an 8-hour break. Therefore, if your journey needs more than 10 hours of driving a day, we will provide you with a second driver for an added cost.
If overnight travel is a part of your trip, you’ll also need to pay for your driver’s hotel room as your driver is in charge of your safety, so he or she must be well-rested! Even if the hotel specifications are not defined by your bus company, we suggest staying at a 3-star or better hotel for your group and driver’s optimum rest.

How far in advance should I book my bus rental?

Reserving your charter bus at least a month in advance is recommended, and for busy tourist times such as December, you should book at least three to four months in advance. However, do not worry if you are planning a trip in the last minute, as you can book a bus whenever you want and we’ll work to find your best charter bus as soon as possible.

How much does a charter bus rental cost?

You are most likely thinking: “This all sounds amazing. But how much will this cost us?” Your journey’s length and mileage influences the cost of bus services. A mileage-based rate is likely to be quoted if the distance you are traveling is very long. You’re going to be charged per day if your trip spans several days. Check our pricing guide which can help you estimate your bus costs. Or, you can instantly contact us by calling us or emailing us for more information.

How do I rent a charter bus?

Note down the most important information for your trip before contacting us so that we can provide you with the best information instantly and match you with a bus that’s perfect for your requirements. Key information you’ll need:

What are the addresses and names of your travel destinations, and what times should the charter bus service pick up and drop you off?
On which day and date do your trip begin, and how long will it last?
How many passengers are a part of your group?
Would you like to pick up any additional passengers along the way? If so, how many?
Does your group require a wheelchair-accessible bus?
Which bus facilities and features do your group value the most?

Which Bus Rental company should I hire?

Pick your bus service provider depending on factors such as your location and the service’s credibility and capacity. Next, search for a charter bus service that is situated as close as possible to your pick-up point because that will be cheaper for you. If you choose a service in a different city, in addition to the cost of your ride itself, you would also be required to pay for the cost of travel from that company’s city to your pickup location. That was too expensive! The excess distance is referred to as a deadhead. With us, you can avoid these deadhead fees as we work with a variety of bus service providers and ensure that you get the best value for money.
A charter bus can be a super fun way to travel. Booking can seem daunting at first, but it does not have to be. The process can be enjoyable and educational. If you don’t know much about charter buses and have never rented one before, you probably have several questions.


Convenience. You and the other passengers can be picked up from your chosen location and taken to any place you want. Once at your destination, the charter bus provides transportation so that you don’t have to rent a car or take a taxi. You can let the driver take control of the wheel while you relax and enjoy the trip. You, your family, and your friends can sit back and watch movies, play cards, or take in the scenery.
Safety. Using a bus is far safer than cars, personal vans, or even chartered vans.
Affordability. Per passenger, traveling by a charter bus is comparable to the price of taking a train and costs significantly less than flying.
Luxury. Charter bus rentals offer amenities that other ground travel does not. You’ll enjoy amenities such as individual lighting, climate controls, reclining seats, Wi-Fi, DVD players, power outlets, and plenty of legroom.
Environmental impact. The Department of Energy reports that there are significantly fewer emissions of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide released by motor coaches than by passenger cars, trains, and airplanes. At just 186.2 passenger miles per gallon, traveling by bus is one of the most eco-friendly ways to go.

How Safe Is a Charter Bus?

You can feel good about Los Angeles charter bus rentals. Charter companies have a reputation for cleanliness and safety. Amid the coronavirus, charter bus companies have stepped up their already stringent cleaning procedures even further to ensure passenger safety. Passengers can also help to reduce risks by following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control. Passenger safety is the number one goal of charter bus service providers.

Are Chartered Buses Safe from The Coronavirus?

Chartered buses offer an environment similar to a group quarantine. Rather than many people getting on and off the bus, this represents the same group of people throughout the entire trip. To ensure a safe trip, you can have your group of people tested or screened for signs of illness before you go. All surfaces can be cleaned prior to boarding and at every stop.

How Far Can a Charter Bus Trip Go and How Long Can the Trip Be?

Most charter bus rental companies have a license to travel anywhere in the US and Canada. This means you can travel pretty much anywhere you want in North America. If you schedule far enough in advance, you can usually charter the bus for however long you need to. It is important to note that drivers have ‘hours of service” regulations to comply with. These regulations are set forth by the Department of Transportation.

The 10-hour rule dictates that an operator can drive no more than 10 hours following a minimum of 8 hours off duty.
The 15-hour rule dictates that a driver must have a minimum of 8 hours off duty before performing any driving or non-driving tasks.
The 70-hour rule dictates a 70-hour limit for time on duty over eight days.

How Much Will It Cost to Rent the Charter Bus?

Prices for charter bus rental vary for several reasons. The size of the coach is one determining factor. A newer coach or one with more amenities could bring up the cost. Duration, distance, fuel prices, or time of year can all affect the price of renting a charter bus. Reputable charter companies offer free price quotes with no obligation.

How Soon Do You Need to Book in Advance?

Once you know the dates you want to travel you should go ahead and book your trip. Even companies that have large fleets can sell out in certain seasons. Experienced travel planners advise two to six months to set transportation plans.

Are Eating and Drinking Allowed on The Bus, Including Alcohol?

Most charter companies permit food and drink. This includes alcoholic drinks for adult passengers. Guidelines on food and drink are established by the chartering group. Passengers are expected to clean up behind themselves and use trash receptacles. Some companies require a refundable deposit if alcohol will be served on the bus. Also, any spills or trash left behind by your group will make you liable for cleaning fees. Most buses have a wastebasket at the front of the bus. However, it is a good idea to bring a trash bag just in case there isn’t one.

Are the Charter Buses Handicap Accessible?

Most companies have buses that are equipped with a wheelchair lift. Some buses also offer services for the hearing impaired. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires all charter bus companies to provide wheelchair-accessible buses when requested. Not every bus in a company’s fleet will be outfitted with wheelchair lifts. For this reason, be certain to make any needs for accessibility known at booking so that the appropriate vehicle is reserved for your group. ADA-accessible coaches have room inside for the passenger to ride safely. Charter buses generally don’t have beds but do have comfortable cushioned reclining seats.

Should We Tip the Driver and If So, How Much?

Gratuity is at the customer’s discretion but for those who would like to tip, 15-20 percent of the total booking fee or $1.00 to $2.00 per passenger is typical.
Knowing the fundamentals of the charter bus rental process will help you make an educated decision and feel confident about your trip. Before you call to request a quote, have a written list of important details on hand. This information will help the charter bus agent match you with the best coach for your trip out of Los Angeles

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