Charter Bus Prices: How to Calculate Your Little Rock Bus Rental Costs

Confused about bus rental pricing? Hopefully, we can clear things up!

We want you to book your Little Rock charter bus with confidence, which is why we use a transparent pricing model with free, no-obligation estimates tailored to your specific trip details. Keep reading to learn how we determine the cost of your bus rental in Little Rock, as well as a few examples of how much popular group transportation services may cost.

Bus Type Per Hour Per Day Per Mile
Charter Bus $160 – $230 $1,620 – $2,100 $5.75 – $7.20
Minibus $145 – $200 $1,500 – $1,920 $5.00 – $7.00

*NOTE: Daily bus rentals require a 5-hour minimum. Additional charges may incur for any mile overages on daily rentals.

**The prices listed above are estimates. Rates will vary depending on the season, trip specifications, and other factors (outlined below).

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Factors that Determine Your Little Rock Bus Rental Pricing

As we said, we customize every bus reservation and pricing quote to fit your specific transportation needs, which means we’ll need to know a few key trip details to provide an accurate estimate for your Little Rock charter bus.

These factors may include:

  • Travel dates — Bus availability will change throughout the year, with higher demand in the summer and winter holiday seasons generally driving up bus rental rates.
  • Trip duration — We require a 5-hour minimum for all Little Rock bus rentals. Especially if your trip is quoted by the hour, the longer your trip, the more it will cost.
  • The type and number of buses — Your headcount will determine how many and what kind of motorcoach you will need. Full-sized charter buses tend to cost more than minibus rentals, and renting multiple buses will also increase your final trip cost.
  • Destinations and itinerary — As a general rule of thumb, the farther out you travel from Little Rock, the more expensive your group trip will be. Also, a reservation with multiple destinations will cost more than a bus rental with only one pick-up and drop-off point.
  • How far in advance you book — We highly recommend renting your Little Rock charter bus or minibus as soon as possible to ensure availability, especially if you’re traveling during peak busy seasons like summertime. Aim to reserve your bus rental 6 months in advance, if possible.

When you have your general trip details locked in, give us a call at (501) 404-2653. From there, we can factor in all your transport information and provide a free, no-obligation bus rental estimate. You’ll never have to worry about hidden fees on our end, but please be aware of the few transportation factors we can’t include in our pricing because they are outside of our control.

Your charter bus pricing includes:

  • The cost of your charter bus
  • Paying your bus driver
  • Fuel
  • Full-coverage insurance

Your charter bus pricing does not include:

  • Parking fees
  • Tolls
  • Bus driver gratuity
  • Driver lodging for overnight trips —required for multi-day trips

Still need a few examples to see our bus rental pricing model in action? Here are just a few popular group transportation services we can provide in the Little Rock area, and their approximate pricing breakdowns:

A group of sports fans cheer at a tailgate

The Razorbacks Fan Group Tailgate

A fan club of 52 alumni is gearing up for a football game at the University of Arkansas. To keep the ride plan stress-free for everyone, they’re planning to rent a full-sized charter bus to shuttle them to Fayetteville and act as their pre-game tailgating HQ. Kick-off is at 6 PM, so the fan group aims to arrive at Razorbacks Stadium by 3 PM to have plenty of tailgating time. This means the group should be picked up from Little Rock at 12:30 PM and should expect to be home around 12:30 AM.

The fan group’s reservation rep quotes them at an hourly rate for a total of $1,920 ($160/hr x 12 hours), and the group anticipates a $50 parking fee and a $100 tip for their bus driver.

Estimate bus rental cost: $2,066, or about $40 per person

A bride and groom hold hands at an outdoor wedding

The Little Rock Wedding Shuttle Service

Catherine and Joey are getting married at the end of the summer. They’re holding the ceremony at their local chapel, but want to host the reception at The Venue at Oakdale. To ease the transfer for the wedding party and a few of their loved ones, the couple decides to book two 20-passenger minibus rentals to shuttle folks between venues. The shuttle service will run between 4 PM and 11 PM.

Our soon-to-be-newlyweds are quoted $2,100 ($150/hr x 7 hours x 2 minibus rentals) and they plan to tip the drivers 10% or $210 for their courteous service on their special day.

Estimate bus rental cost: $2,310

Conference attendees listen to a presentation in a dark room

The Conference at the Robinson Center

There will be a 2-day conference held at the Robinson Center, and the event coordinator wants to ensure all attendees have seamless access to every presentation. The planner wants to offer a pick-up and drop-off service for VIPs at the Clinton National Airport, local hotels, and prominent office parks across Little Rock—so they opt for three 25-passenger minibus shuttles to transfer guests around town and to the center. Conference shuttle circuits will begin at 9 AM and will end at 4 PM on each day of the conference.

The conference planner is quoted at a per-day rental rate for a total of $9,600 ($1,600/day x 2 days x 3 minibus rentals) and the bus drivers will be tipped 7%—$672 total or $224 each—for all their hard work.

Estimate bus rental cost: $10,272.

Call Today to Receive a Bus Rental Quote

Whether you’re ready to get started or you have a few questions about the bus rental process, the Little Rock Charter Bus Company team is always here to help. Get in touch at (501) 404-2653, and we’ll provide a transparent pricing plan for your Little Rock bus rental—no matter where the road takes you.