Philadelphia Charter Bus Pricing Factors

How Much Does a Philadelphia Charter Bus Rental Cost?

Philadelphia is a major historic city and is also one of the busiest metro areas in the United States. This means traveling around the city can be a bit difficult, especially if you’re traveling with a large group for an event.

Philadelphia Charter Bus Company offers travel solutions for groups of all sizes traveling across the city. The fleet of buses we charter includes the widest selection of full-sized motorcoaches and minibuses to meet the needs of every group. Renting your own private charter bus allows your group to travel around Philadelphia at your own leisure, following your own itinerary.

We work with various providers across the city to provide our customers with the widest variety of bus options as possible. This range of providers allows us to offer comfortable transportation at different price points.

Vehicle Type Per Hour Per Day
56-Passenger Charter Bus $125 – $180 $1,300 – $1,700
25-Passenger Minibus $120 – $155 $1,180 – $1,400
20-Passenger Minibus $115 – $145 $1,100 – $1,280
18-Passenger Minibus $100 – $125 $1,050 – $1,180

*Prices listed above are estimates and will not match the final cost of your bus rental. 

**All daily rentals must last a minimum of 5 hours. Additional charges may be applied in the case of excess mile overages. 

What will influcence the cost of my Philadelphia charter bus? 

The exact cost of chartering a bus depends on several factors. This includes but is not limited to, when you plan to travel, the distance you are traveling, chosen amenities on the bus, and the number of passengers on the trip. If you book a Reading charter bus or an Allentown charter bus to bring your group into Philadelphia, you'll have a higher rate than someone who's starting their journey in the city. Longer-distance trips with Pittsburgh bus rentals will inclur higher mileage fees as well. 

If you’d like a quote for your specific trip, our rental experts are available 24/7 at 215-764-5467 to help.

If you’re not sure how to go about planning your trip, take a look at a few past trips our customers have taken in Philadelphia. There’s so much to see in The City of Brotherly Love and Philadelphia Charter Bus Company is here to ensure safe, comfortable and efficient travels.

Philadelphia First-Timers

Recommended Stops: Independence National Historical Park -> Philadelphia Museum of Art -> Franklin Institute Museum of Science

Philadelphia has plenty of noteworthy and historic attractions to experience for first-time travelers, but it’s difficult to condense all the top stops in Philadelphia into one day. If possible, first timers should definitely take a couple of days to explore Philly.

We assisted a high school group of two history classes in their travels to Philadelphia this past spring. The group of 50 students and their 5 chaperones were departing from Jersey City for a day trip to Philadelphia. Their instructors specifically wanted them to explore the history of Philadelphia with the many sites in Independence National Historical Park and The Franklin Institute. Instructors decided to rent a 56-passenger full-sized motorcoach for plenty of space and to keep everyone comfortable during the 2-hour trip. They wanted their bus to include WiFi and power outlets for students to work on assignments and plush, reclining seats for everyone to get some rest on the way back.

The group planned to depart their high school at 8:00 a.m., then spend around two to three hours at the Franklin Institute and around three hours at Independence Park. After factoring in about an hour for a lunch break, our rental representative helped the school group determine they needed to rent a bus for at least 10 hours. The highschool group’s coordinator received a quote of $1,600 for their desired motorcoach.

Rental cost: $1,600

Cost per person: $32

The Returning Travelers

Recommended Stops: Philadelphia Magic Gardens -> Eastern State Penitentiary -> The Mütter Museum

Groups of travelers who have already visited the standard attractions in Philadelphia may want to explore off the beaten path. A group of friends booked a trip last summer with Philadelphia Charter Bus Company to travel for a 2-day vacation. To avoid the crowded historical attractions, they wanted to experience a few lesser known locations in the city during their travels.

The group rented a compact 18-passenger minibus for their trip around the city. Over the two days, they visited the Philadelphia Magic Gardens for a unique display of local art, the Eastern State Penitentiary for a historic tour, and The Mütter Museum for obscure medical marvels.

For the two-day trip, the group booked a comfortable minibus at a rate of $1,050 a day or $2,100.

Total cost for six hours: $2,100

Cost per person: $117

The Philly Natives

Recommended Stops: Mural Mile -> Shofuso Japanese House and Garden -> Spruce Street Harbor Park

Natives and frequent travelers to Philadelphia can spend a day hitting attractions that most first-time tourists may not visit. Renting a charter bus around the city is perfect for groups of friends and family who want to spend a special day together without worrying about transportation. Spend a day outdoors by checking out the many arts murals in the heart of Philly. With over 3,000 murals painted around the city, groups can build their own itinerary to see as many as possible with a private charter bus. Engage in a historic and cultural experience at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden or maybe even enjoy an afternoon at the Spruce Street Harbor Park. Whether you’re a local or not, enjoy Philly to the fullest with Philadelphia Charter Bus Company.

Charter bus rentals start at $1,100 a day for groups who want to have the bus for a full day. Groups who desire to rent the bus for a specified number of hours can expect a rate based on a five hour minimum. At $1,100 for one day, a group of 20 will pay around $55 per passenger.

Total cost for nine hours: $1,100

Cost per person: $55

Calculating Your Travel Cost

When calculating the cost of your charter bus rental, be sure to factor in extra costs that may be associated with transportation. This includes, but is not limited to: highway tolls, tipping your driver to show your appreciation, and booking a hotel for your driver if your trip lasts more than one day.

If you have further questions about charter bus costs, give us a call 215-764-5467 to speak with a rental expert about your trip. We’ll assess your travel needs and provide a free, personalized quote.

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