Chartering a bus to enjoy Melbourne, one of the most wonderful cities in Australia, is a great way of getting to see the best and most famous landmarks and locations. Choosing a bus charter in Melbourne may be a little more difficult, but once you know what you’re doing you’ll be able to make an informed choice.
If you and a bunch of friends are planning a bus trip in Melbourne then you’ve chosen a lovely place to visit, a truly cosmopolitan and multicultural city that is the heart of Australia’s culture. We’ve put together a checklist of things to think about when you are renting your bus, so let’s not hang about!
Read The Small Print
We can’t stress enough ow important it is to read the agreement that the company you choose offers you. There will be clauses in there about insurance, damage, penalties for added time and how to behave in terms of what can and cannot be done while on the bus. This small print lays out the rules, and you need to follow them to abide by the agreement. To make this easier, here are a few important areas of consideration.
Choose Where You are Going and When
If you’re not sure what to do in Melbourne you need to decide in advance. A charter bus is going to take you to the places you have hired it to take you, so you cannot simply decide this on the day! You need to get an itinerary together if you are heading to a number of tourist spots, or provide the address you need to be taken to if just one. This will be needed by the bus company in advance of your quote, so take the time to decide where you are going and don’t expect the driver to change plans on the day.
Get the Best Price
As with all services you should get several quotes for your required charter bus experience. We recommend getting three at least. This will ensure that not only do the companies have a chance to pitch their best price at you, but you can compare them and should the one you prefer be more expensive, ask if they are willing to match a competitor’s price. They won’t always say yes, but often you’ll find they agree.
Know the Procedure
When chartering a bus in Melbourne, a place that always features in the top few of the world’s most liveable city rankings every year and sometimes at number, you should know the procedure including when payment needs to be made, when your pick up and drop off times are, how many people are permitted on the bus, and the exact times you need to be off at the end of the journey. Any delays caused by passengers may result in extra fees, so be careful to organise your party in advance.
Be a Good Passenger
Our final word is this: you may be paying for the experience, but that does not mean poor behaviour while on board the charter bus will be accepted. The driver is in charge of the bus in terms of safety, but you also need to do your bit to make sure your party does not endanger the safety of the bus, the driver and passengers at any time. It’s also sensible to be courteous and work with the driver on any problems that may occur, as things don’t always go as planned!
We hope this helps, so start looking for a charter bus now and enjoy beautiful Melbourne.