There’s nothing better than showing up to a special event in style. Depending on your specific personality, maybe to you the word “style” means rolling up in a Rolls Royce, or perhaps a sleek limousine is more your taste. We asked about what “riding in style” means to Atlanta locals, and many of them answered with the same thing: a mini bus.
It doesn’t matter what your upcoming event is, there is nothing quite like hitting the streets in a decked out mini bus with all of your closest friends. Whether you’re heading to senior prom or making memories on your wedding day, here’s what you should consider before booking the right mini bus rental.
When you Google search “mini bus rental Atlanta”, there are quite a few pages of results. This is probably the case no matter where you live (if it is considered to be a major city). The first step is to browse through your options. A great way to gauge which ones are the best mini bus providers are to read reviews.
If a rental company has not reviews to its name, try to avoid booking with that one. The more reviews, the better. And obviously the more positive the reviews are, the best. Don’t trust reviews that come solely from the company’s website, but try to see what’s up on a variety of sites. Reviews on the company’s private website are often fabricated.
What’s the point of renting a mini bus if you aren’t given an experience of luxury? Once you’ve narrowed down a few rental company options by reading reviews, see what the actual mini buses are like. What’s included with the rental? Is it strictly a ride from point A to point B (or access to rides for a certain number of hours) or is there more to it?
Try not to assume that every company is the same. Amenities vary greatly from company to company, and even from minibus to minibus within a company. Read into the details and specifics to see what’s included in the bus rental, like reclining seats, entertainment options (TV screens/DVD players), and luggage storage. Depending on the event, you might even have access to alcoholic beverages or the company might have a BYOB policy in place.
Safety Comes First
The rental company’s top priority should be on the safety of its passengers. Find a company that has nothing less than a 100% safety record. Many rental companies require their drivers to receive background checks as well as pass a series of driving tests before hiring, so make sure this is the case for the one that you choose.
Number of Passengers
Lastly, how many people are planning on riding the mini bus? Most mini buses can carry at least 16 passengers, but this is not always the case. Get a final head count for the number of people planning on riding and confirm with the rental agency that a bus is available that can cater to that amount.