About Us

About Total Charter Bus

Total Charter Bus is a technology-based charter bus reservation platform that operates in major cities across the Midwestern United States. We work with some of the top charter bus providers in the country to bring the best bus rentals to every group we work with, no matter their requests.

Our unique tracking technology lets us keep track of bus availability in real time, allowing our reservation specialists to choose the best bus for you exactly when you need it. We’re also able to provide a quote for your trip within minutes of receiving your quote request, allowing you to move forward with your trip planning as quickly as possible.

What We Do

We provide group transportation services to traveling groups of all sizes. Our extensive network of charter buses, minibuses, and everything in between allows us to accommodate all types of groups, regardless of their needs or requests. We’ve gained experience in transporting wedding guests, corporate event attendees, sports team members, families, government personnel, and all types of travelers.

Our goal is to provide a stress-free travel experience to all passengers. When you call to book, just give us your tentative itinerary for your trip; we’ll take it from there and find the best bus for your group at the best possible rate.

Why Book a Private Bus?

Unlike with public services, a private charter bus rental puts you in complete control of your trip. You can leave when you like, arrive at each stop at your leisure, and set your own itinerary for a personalized trip from beginning to end.

When you book with Total Charter Bus, we make sure your bus is outfitted with comfortable amenities such as reclining seats, air conditioning, WiFi, on-board restrooms, and more, depending on your requests. No matter your needs, we’re always here to find a bus that’s in line with what your group is looking for.

What does my rental fee include?

Your fee includes gas, a professional driver, and every amenity on your bus, which will vary depending on the model. Your reservation specialist will work with you to find the best bus at the best possible rate.

How much does it cost to rent a bus?

Your rental cost will depend on multiple factors such as the time of year, how far you’re traveling, which bus you need, and more. Your reservation specialist can provide you with a detailed breakdown of your cost and build a free, personalized quote when you call us at 1-866-303-2594.

For how long can I rent a bus?

There is no limit to how long you can keep your bus. There is a 5-hour minimum rental time for all trips, though.

Can I request a specific type or color of bus?

Yes. Ask your reservation specialist about reserving an all-white bus for your wedding, an all-black bus for your corporate event, or a specific model to best fit your group’s needs. Not sure what you want? We’ll work with you to find the perfect bus.

Can we eat and drink on the bus?

Food and drink are allowed on coaches as long as passengers pick up all leftover trash. A $250 cleaning fee may be added to your rental cost if a mess is left behind.

Can we drink alcohol on the bus?

Many partners don’t mind letting passengers drink alcohol on buses. Tell your reservation specialist if you plan to have alcohol on the bus, and we’ll make sure you’re paired with a partner who can accommodate you. You may be charged an extra fee if a mess is left behind.

Should I find bus parking before my trip?

Leave that to us. Our reservations team will secure parking and staging areas for your bus so you won’t need to worry about where to keep it.

Am I required to tip my driver?

We recommend tipping your driver 15%-20% of your total rental cost to thank them for a job well done.

Do I need to find a hotel for my driver? Should I provide them with food and drink?

You will only need to provide lodging for your driver if your trip spans multiple days. Drivers will handle their own meals, snacks, and drinks during your trip.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes. 30% of the total rental cost will be due up-front to hold your reservation.

When will the full cost of my trip be due?

30 days before your trip, your total must be paid in full.

How far in advance should I book?

We recommend booking at least 3-6 months in advance to ensure that your ideal bus is available. If you’re in a pinch, though, we’re able to secure a bus for your group at the last minute, sometimes with as little as two hours’ notice.

Can I book a handicap-accessible bus?

Yes. Just let your reservation specialist know that you require accessibility features, and we’ll make sure you’re taken care of.

Any more questions? Give us a call.

Our agents are available 24/7