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How to Lower the Cost of Hiring a Party Bus During the Holiday Season

by Nellie Fox

The holidays are here, and you have decided to have an impromptu party with your friends. Due to the nature of the situation, you cannot book a party bus in advance. Since buses for hire are usually in high demand during the holidays, prices tend to be higher than other times of the year. However, this does not mean that you can't get around the high costs and make some savings while enjoying the ride to your destination. Read on for some ideas on how you can minimize the cost of hiring the party bus of your choice during the peak season.

Compare various packages

Party bus hire packages vary regarding their features and prices from one company to another. By comparing a few companies, you can find a suitable package that is cheaper than what another company may be offering. Make a list of all the things you expect to have on the bus. These include alcohol and other drinks, food and entertainment. Visit a few companies and compare the packages that offer these things. You can also employ your bargaining skills, and you may end up landing yourself a reasonable discount.

Carry out a head count

Have you ever hired a vehicle for a group of people only for some of them to bail? This can lead to wastage of money, particularly if there was a smaller and cheaper vehicle that would have accommodated the available guests. Before hiring a party bus, carry out a head count of all the people who have confirmed their availability. Plan your budget around this number of individuals so that you don't end up paying for extra seats, food and drinks for people who won't show up.

Have a designated pickup point

If you have rented your party bus by the hour, picking up every one of your friends from various locations can significantly increase the cost of hiring. To avoid this, choose a central point where you will all be picked up. Emphasize punctuality so that you don't have to waste an hour or so waiting for people to show up.

After the party, you can have the driver drop you off at your various destinations for security purposes, especially during the night. This will save you the hassle of making sure that everyone gets home, particularly if you are the party host.

Hiring a party bus during the peak season can be expensive and frustrating. Take these measures to ensure that you enjoy your party while minimizing the cost of bus hire.