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What is in a party bus?

A party bus can be a fun and safe way to transport a group of people to or from an event. A party bus can be anything from a retrofitted school bus complete with disco lights, to an upscale shuttle service, to a stretch Hummer with a full bar. What is inside a party bus depends on the company you hire and what you are looking for. Many party buses have bars in them, complete with glassware, ice bins and mini fridges. Often party buses have festive lighting like strobe lights, black lights, dimmable lighting and track lighting on the floor. A party bus usually has loudspeakers in the back for en route dancing and may even have a dancing pole in the center. Some states require seat belts in party buses and decree that all passengers must be seated when the vehicles are moving, so there must be a seat for each passenger. To make sure you know what you are paying for, request photos of the inside and outside of the exact vehicle you are hiring. Also make sure you have all fees and details of what is and is not covered in a written contract.

How much does it cost to rent a party bus?

Party bus prices vary based on the size of party bus you want, the time of day and day of the week you need, and the length of time that you want to rent the bus. The national average price to rent a party bus is $530-$700. Party bus prices can also be affected by where in the country you live. Bigger cities, like New York, have higher fees for insurance, licensing and tolls than a smaller town might, plus a higher cost to do business, so party bus prices will typically be higher than in smaller cities.

The size and luxury of the party bus you want will affect the price. For example, a 10-passenger vehicle could cost $100 per hour, a 14-passenger vehicle could cost $125 per hour, and a 20-passenger vehicle could cost $150 per hour. Party bus prices will also be dictated by the season or holidays. Rental on New Year’s Eve will be much more expensive than on a Tuesday afternoon in November. Most rental companies have a minimum number of hours you must rent, often starting around four hours. The longer you rent, the higher the price. The distance you travel can also affect cost. For example, a driving tour through wine country can cost more than a bar-hopping party through town — even for the same number of hours — due to the additional fuel required to drive the longer distance. Messy party guests can also increase your party bus price. Broken glass, major spills, or damage to the vehicle’s interior or exterior will all be billed to the customer. A company may have a base rate of $150 for excessive cleaning, plus additional charges for actual damage.

How much do you tip for a party bus?

When you rent a party bus, it’s industry standard to tip the driver 15 percent to 20 percent of the rental cost. Some rental companies include a gratuity for the driver as a line item on the bill, while others leave tipping to the discretion of the passengers. Often party bus drivers are employees of the rental company, and are not seeing most of the money you paid to hire the ride for the night. You should consider the tip as a standard part of your total party bus price. The job of the party bus driver is to keep you and the other passengers safe, ensure your comfort, and get you to your destinations on time (barring outside factors like weather or unpredicted traffic). Party bus drivers are usually the ones who stock and prep the bus with ice, drinks, and other requested items before picking you up. They are also usually tasked with cleaning the vehicle after you and your guests are done for the night. Ask your rental company whether a tip is included in the quoted price, and be sure to be prepared with cash or the ability to tip by credit card after the event. Of course, tipping is not required (unless it is a written part of a contract you agreed to), and if you had problems with the driver, you don’t have to tip. But if you had a nice time, consider tipping well. And if your guests were extra rowdy and messy, add a few extra dollars to your tip to acknowledge the driver’s extra work cleaning up after you.

Reviews for Washington party bus professionals
David B.
TNT is a A+ limo/party bus company. Lynn, the owner was very responsive and also checked up on me to make sure my guest and I were well taken care of. The bus was clean and has the strobe lights to give that first-class look of being on a party bus. I will hire again!
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Thumbtack Customer
I've been renting a party bus for a group for years, and this was absolutely the best experience we've had. Fabulous bus, excellent and professional driver, responsive company, could not have asked for more!
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Alexsis B.
I rented a Party Bus to transport my guests for my boyfriend's Surprise 40th Birthday from the party venue to the after party. TNT Limobus was professional and on-time. The bus was amazing!! We had about 50 guests and they turned up on the bus. Our guests were impressed for sure. I would recommend TNT Limobus for anyone looking to create an unforgettable event. I am happy I hired them!
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Melvin W.
TNT Limobus was excellent. Great staff, great communication, great customer service. The bus was amazing. It was clean and spacious. Lynne (the owner) was awesome. Made sure I knew everything about the bus and also had great recommendations on places to go to have a great time. I highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for a great party bus and great time. I look forward to using there services again.
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Thumbtack Customer
TNT Limobus made my group and my New Year's one to remember! From start to finish the customer service they provided to me for booking was outstanding. Lynn and Tonya are a very understanding and professional duo. They answered any and every question we had about the bus. Also, my group unfortunately was very last minute in the deciding to make the trip happen, but Lynn worked with me no matter the time! (Thanks so much!) We went on the 30 passenger bus and the pictures don't even do the bus enough justice of just how amazing it really is. We used the bus for New Year's Eve in DC. Our driver Steve seriously did his thing too because it was one of the smoothest rides for such a large vehicle in the city. Can't recommend enough that if you're looking for a large party bus for any event TNT Limobus is definitely the way to go.
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Thumbtack Customer
Tnt is a service that I would highly recommend to anyone. By far the best party bus I have used to date. He worked with us throughout the entire process, and is all around a cool guy. I will definitely be using them again.
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Eric W.
Let me start out by saying I am one of those people who does their homework before purchasing anything. I can definitely concur with all the good reviews TNT LIMOBUS already has. I had a great experience from start to finish. I needed a party bus for my brother's graduation celebration. It is the middle of prom season, and I was requesting a 28 passenger party bus for the next day! The owners Lynn and his wife Tonya were extremely accommodating, and were able to find me a bus coming off a previous job. Can u say life saver!! Tonya handled my paperwork and payment. Her communication was great so it made the process smooth and easy. The driver showed up about 15mins earlier. Showed me how to work the controls on the bus , and connect my phone to their Bluetooth to play music. We loaded up and made it to the venue in perfect time. The driver was in communication with me all night, and when we were ready to leave, we came right out the venue and onto the bus. Did not have to wait at all. We made it back to our destination safely and in timely fashion. Needless to say we had a great night with no added worries thanks to TNTLIMOBUS. I will definitely be a repeat customer, and I highly recommend tht you trust this company for your transportation needs! - A happy customer Eric Ward
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Anna S.
Great experience! They were extremely responsive and very flexible with my husband's 30th birthday party. My only critique is that the bus we rented was meant to fit 20 people, but we had 16 people and it was already a pretty tight fit. But the price was right, and the service was awesome. Highly recommend (and I don't usually write reviews).
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Sally M.
Look no further for a party bus in DC. Seriously. They were just incredible to work with, flexible, responsive, fairly priced, and very fun. The fleet is top notch and the people of the company are high quality. They worked with us on locations and kept the atmosphere SO fun! We had 40 people on the bus and I still didn't feel overcrowded. All too often, we get on buses and the sound systems are so bad that we end up using our own speakers - not for TNT! The lights, the sound, and the TVs increased our fun to a new level. Thank you so much to Tanya and Lynn - I look forward to working with y'all again in the future. You're the best!
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