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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Atlanta party bus professionals
Thumbtack Customer
My daughter had the best birthday - and I have the Party bus to thank for it! They wanted to spend the entire time on the party bus. It was a pleasure working with Oliver. Great host!
Optimum LimousineOptimum Limousine
Thumbtack Customer
I had the best experience with LOL Party Bus! The bus driver was awesome! I will definitely use them again!!!
Lol Party Bus - Atlanta Party BusLol Party Bus - Atlanta Party Bus
Chaz P.
Top notch service!!! Impeccably clean bus!! Great sound system!! Safe driver!!! Punctual!! I’ll never use any other party bus company, and I’m referring to all my friends!
Atlanta Playhouse Party Buses llc.Atlanta Playhouse Party Buses llc.
Tiffany S.
Great Experience! Would use them again. Party bus was very nice and everything went smoothly. Thank you
City Sprinter ToursCity Sprinter Tours
Janee B.
My experience was absolutely great with Diamond Limo Bus. I rented a party bus for a 32nd birthday party and this was the highlight of our entire trip while in Atlanta. The response time was quick from the time I requested a quote and we received the most reasonable price from searching over 20 companies. In addition to this the bus looks just like the pictures and it is very clean and well kept and up to date. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Diamond Limo Bus ServiceDiamond Limo Bus Service
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent experience today using Optimum's 32 person party bus. Oliver communicated great and was the first company to respond through Thumbtack. He showed up early and it is obvious that he takes pride in his bus. We do an annual business outing which involves having the bus for 6 hours. Oliver and his bus far exceded the 4 other companies we have used in the past. He will be getting our business in the future!
Optimum LimousineOptimum Limousine
Amy L.
Great service. Polite and professional. Our driver was Rashad and he was amazing. I would highly recommend and will use again. We had a party bus.
Diamond Limo Bus ServiceDiamond Limo Bus Service
Thumbtack Customer
I really wanted to be able to provide a glowing review, but I was so incredibly disappointed by this "company". The bus did not show up at the agreed-upon time and when it did show up, there were many, many issues. Though Louis was responsive and communicative during the planning process, he seems to have no control over the actual party bus or driver. We were left stranded on NYE with 23 people waiting for the bus. Overall, I was embarrassed that I was unable to transport my friends. When the bus did show up (over an hour late), it had no lights and no sound. By that point, over 14 people had already found other transportation.
Go 365 Transportation Inc.Go 365 Transportation Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
The service this company provided exceeded my expectations., 5 stars all the way!!! They are very professional.! The party bus is in good condition as pictured. The driver was on time, friendly and safe. They will definitely be my first option in the future.
Optimum LimousineOptimum Limousine
Sherri J.
What a wonderful experience! I chose Mr. Glanton’s Party Bus for a Party Bud experience for my son’s fans after the Beyoncé concert! I couldn’t have made a better choice! The experience was amazing! Professional, punctual and precise! These qualities will make me use him over and over again!
Atlanta Playhouse Party Buses llc.Atlanta Playhouse Party Buses llc.
Paula T.
I booked a party bus for a staff outing. Diamond Limo is a professional business that is top notch. Driver was very responsive to our needs. We had a great time. I will definitely be calling on them for future needs.
Diamond Limo Bus ServiceDiamond Limo Bus Service
Mary H.
We had a great time renting a party bus for a birthday through Optimum Limousine. We loved our driver, Brenda, and Oliver was very helpful with the booking. There was a slight miscommunication regarding our pickup, but other than that, it was a great experience! Thanks again.
Optimum LimousineOptimum Limousine
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