For as long as there’s been transportation, there’s been some form of busing system.
In the 1820s, horse drawn buggies were in use. In England in the 1830s, steam-powered buses provided regular intercity bus services.
Today, bus travel is popular than ever. Motorcoaches account for more than 750,000 annual passenger trips, transporting more people than commercial airlines in some years. There are six times as many bus terminals as there are intercity rail terminals and five times as many motor coach terminals nationwide as there are airports.
Whether you’re chartering a trip to a family reunion, going on vacation or going on a sightseeing tour, charter bus rentals and motorcoach rentals can be a big help and there are many benefits to bus travel.
Charter bus rentals and motorcoach rentals are a good option for travelers because today’s buses are very fuel efficient. Motorcoaches provide 206 passenger miles per gallon of fuel. This is a higher number than commuter rail (92 MPG), domestic air carrier (44 MPG) and automobiles (27 MPG).
With such a wide range of travelers—adults and young adults account for nearly 50 percent of motorcoach passenger travel and students and seniors make up more than 50 percent—motorcoaches also make the road safer, as a full motorcoach could remove 55 cars from the highway, resulting in less traffic, less pollution and less energy use.
Whether you’re headed downstate or going on a cross country trip, charter bus rentals and motor coach rentals pump money into every community. More than $55 billion in economic transactions are generated by motorcoach traveler and tourist demand. Local communities can expect benefits too. A local community can expect roughly $11,660 for a single motorcoach spending a night at a destination from dining, lodging and other spending.
In addition to boosting local economies, the popularity of bus travel has other economic benefits as 792,700 jobs are created by the popularity and demand for motorcoach travel along industry equipment purchases and new motorcoach sales.
In addition to being fuel-efficient, charter buses and motorcoaches are also eco-friendly. Compared to transit buses and commuter rails, motorcoaches are more efficient in reducing CO2. Motorcoaches are three times more efficient than commuter rails and six times more efficient than transit buses. Fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness can be added bonuses for rural cities where motorcoaches are the only type of reliable intercity transportation for more than 14 million people.
Ease of travel
Rather than spending hours behind the wheel, sitting in traffic and dealing with the stress of driving, traveling by charter bus or motorcoach lets passengers travel comfortably and have an enjoyable experience. Traveling long distances for a vacation or a reunion can take its toll, but many charter bus rental companies and motorcoach rental companies provide buses with all the comforts of home. From TV screens and DVD players to bathrooms to climate control to reclining seats, passengers can kick back, relax and simply enjoy the ride.
Ease of travel extends to location too. While companies like Greyhound offer national services, many companies offer regional trips. Companies such as BusBank even allow those interested in charter bus rentals to pick their bus of choice.
If you’re considering charter bus rentals or a motorcoach rental, there are plenty of good reasons to do so. They are fuel efficient, can help fuel money into local economies, are eco-friendly and provide a wide range of important services and conveniences to everyday travelers.