St. Louis Charter Bus Pricing Factors

How Much Does a St. Louis Charter Bus Cost?

Planning a family trip to St. Louis? While planning a trip for a large group of travelers over long distances, transportation can become a hassle. Among other things, a trip organizer has to organize carpools and rideshares, navigate public transit routes, and ensure there’s enough storage space for everyone’s personal belongings. In addition, many popular trips require travelers to extend their stay over long periods of time, costing a fortune in transportation fees over time. Your transportation choice can make or break your family trip.

A private bus rental can alleviate each of these planning stressors for trip and event planners alike. Whether planning a wedding ceremony, corporate event, sports outing, or school field trip, travelers can benefit from lending their transportation worries over to a certified team of professional drivers as well as customer service specialists. Streamline your event transportation by consolidating guests, employees, teammates, or students in a personal ride. 

To get an idea of what you can expect to pay, here’s an overview of the average St. Louis charter bus prices:

Vehicle Type Per Hour Per Day
56-Passenger Charter Bus $125– $170 $1,250 – $1,500
25-Passenger Minibus $120 – $150 $1,200 – $1,400
20-Passenger Minibus $115 – $140 $1,100 – $1280
18-Passenger Minibus $100– $125 $1,050 – $1,180

*Daily bus rentals require a 5-hour minimum reservation. You may be charged for excess mileage in the case of mileage overages. 
** The prices listed above are just estimates and will not reflect the final cost of your St. Louis bus rental. Your personalized pricing plan will be determined by a number of factors (listed below) when you call your representative

Pricing is a key factor in any group travel decisions, so it’s always a good idea to call ahead to ask upfront for quotes. Your finalized rate will depend on several key factors, such as the end destination, the length of your trip, and the number of passengers. Factors that might also affect your quote include the time of year that you book, pick-up and drop-off locations, as well as overall bus availability. When you call to book your trip, your reservation specialist will go over all of these rate factors with you to ensure you’re receiving the best possible price.

A private rental has an advantage with customizable and adjustable amenities. Each bus arrives outfitted with your own choice of amenities such as reclining seats, AM/FM radio, Wi-Fi, TV monitors, electrical outlets, air conditioning, and a PA system.

Looking for some inspiration for your next private charter bus ride through St. Louis? Check out these most popular trips from our customers:

The Family Getaway Weekend

Recommended stops: Saint Louis Science Center, Rock Road Branch, Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum, Brookdale Farms

It’s vacation season! All across America, families are hitting airports or roadways to witness the most popular, yet crowded sights of the big city. Searching for a more unique vacation this summer? Explore the main fun family events happening in St. Louis, from music festivals and tours to unique art venues. Family and children events range from weekend trips to amusement parks, week-long getaways, or months exploring the jaw-dropping sights of St. Louis. Whether your family enjoys science experiments, museum exhibits, or farmland tours, the city provides something for people of all ages! Their group of 15 rented an 18-passenger minibus to bring them to Baltimore from their hometown of Philadelphia. They left Philly at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 13. Their minibus driver made sure that they arrived safely to town, transported them to all of their daytime stops, and dropped them off at the breweries each evening before driving them back to Philadelphia on Sunday, July 16.

A family of 55 took a two-day trip around St. Louis to explore the less-crowded sights around town. They began their weekend at the Saint Louis Science Center, strolled around Brookdale Farms, and then made their way to the Jefferson Barracks telephone museum. They topped off their weekend by exploring the shops and eateries around the town they were staying in. 

Total cost for 2 days: $2,300

Cost per person: $42

The Hiking Trip to Popular Trails

Recommended stops: Castlewood State Park, Cliff Cave Park Trails, Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, Grant’s Trail. 

Hiking is easily one of the most popular trends around St. Louis, as the city is home to a wide selection of hiking and camping destinations. Exploring outdoors is a great way to spend a trip with your family and friends outside of the city. Put on your hiking boots and enjoy a summer vacation deep in the heart of the mountains. There are lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Take a few hiking trips, go camping in the woods, and explore amusement parks nearby.

We helped a group of 15 friends book a compact 18-passenger minibus for their trip around the city. Over the four days, they visited the Castlewood State Park, Cliff Cave Park Trails, and the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area for a hiking tour. Four days was the perfect time span to explore it all!

Total cost for 4 days: $4,400

Cost per person: $294

School Field Trips to Historic Sites

Recommended stops: The St. Louis Art Museum, Gateway Arch, Museum at the Gateway Arch, Forest Park

St. Louis provides a wide selection of noteworthy historic attractions to explore for first-time travelers, families, or corporations. However, it’s difficult to condense all the top stops in St. Louis into one day. If possible, it is recommended that first-timers take at least a couple of days to explore the highlights of the city.

We assisted a high school group of 100 students traveling a total of 8-hours in two 56-passenger charter buses. Based on their itinerary, the group's quote came to $2240, or $22.40 per person. The group was able to experience the living history of the city from its best historic sites and adventures. 

Total 8-hour cost for two charter buses: $2,240

Cost per student, assuming 100 students: $22.40

Plan Your Next Bus Trip to St. Louis

The city of St. Louis is an inspirational travel location for family and friends traveling to Missouri. From its outdoor activities to its historical significance, the city reveals the hidden secrets of the state. Buy yourself time with a private rental, as the more sights you see, the more of the city’s secrets you uncover. Each piece of history, architecture, or entertainment is a window into the antiquity of the city.

It’s easy to travel in and around St. Louis when you rent a private charter with St. Louis Charter Bus Company. Book with us for a personalized experience from beginning to end. Contact one of our representatives at (314) 390-0855 for a once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing adventure. 

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