Rent A Party Bus Long Island
Party bus services cost between $750 and $1000 on average, nationwide. Several factors affect the total cost of the ride, including the type of vehicle, when the party bus is needed for pick up and drop off, party bus packages, any luxury features or special requests, and the number of passengers.
Party buses, stretch limos and stretch SUVs are commonly hired for birthdays, prom season, brewery tours, bachelor/bachelorette parties, bar crawls, sporting events, and weddings. Services can be contracted for one-way, multi-location or round trips.
What Affects the Cost of a Party Bus?
Renting a party bus, limo or SUV means renting the experience. Clients are not only paying for the one-way, multi-stop or round-trip ride, but they are also paying for the driver’s time to and from the business depot, the time spent preparing the vehicle prior to departure and cleaning it after. For example, it takes drivers an hour and a half to get ready for a job before they even pick up the customer—so a one-hour ride in the vehicle requires almost three hours of work.
Length of the Ride
The length of time a customer needs services affects the total cost. Often, party buses and limos are offered in four-hour time blocks, which means even if clients only need one hour, they will still be charged a base rate that covers four hours. If clients need the party bus to drive them to and from an event, they will still be charged for the wait time even if the passengers are not using the bus. Still, for transporting large parties to special events such as weddings or bachelor parties, the marginal extra cost could well be worth it to keep the party together.
Where the depot is located in relation to the customer location affects the cost of rental services. For example, for Party Bus Rental in Long Island, NY, driving from one end of the metro area to the other covers 100 miles. The company’s limousine services include a 30-mile service area in its base cost, and prices generally increase if drivers have to travel more than 30 miles to arrive at the customer location. There may also be additional surcharges if the party bus needs to travel long distances, such as from Connecticut to Manhattan, or if there are parking charges at the site of the event.