Tips on chartering a bus from NYC Bus Charters, planning your trip and safety.
1. Once you have decided your trip destination, dates of departure and return, remember to secure overnight accomodations (for multi day trips) for your group along with your itinerary and any special arrangements. The more information that is provided to us, the better for us to help you have an enjoyable, on time trip.
2. Complete the NYC Bus Charters Quote Form and press submit. We will get back to you asap. Alternatively, you can also call NYC Bus Charters Office directly at Tel: 718-560-3935 and submit a request for charter quote over the telephone.
3. Please make note of the charter departure point and your destination point. Departure and return dates and times should be noted and any places in between on route to your destination. Head count of passengers especially children that will be traveling.
4. Make sure you review your charter order (or contract) to assure everything is in order with all the specifics of your trip including vehicle type, additional equipment and total charges. Provide NYC Bus Charters with any needed additional information.
5. Do you require special requests for i.e video system for movies, beverages, disabled access or other special requests? Make sure to let us know ahead of time.
6. Keep NYC Bus Charters informed of any Changes before departure of your trip. Any changes should be cleared with the driver to insure that the driver can legally follow your change requests. Also be aware of changes the driver may need to do including sleep, rest stops and food.
7. Responsibilities for group leader:
- Make sure group is not loud
- Make sure group is orderly to keep them from potential harm to themselves or damage to vehicle/equipment. Passengers should not sit on arm rests, stand on seats or lean backwards over a seat.
- Motorcoach should be kept clean.
- Be aware of all children.
8. No more than 1 person should be allowed to stand at a time while the vehicle is moving. When making stops and getting off, make sure that everyone is aboard and inform the driver when the group is ready for departure.
9. The Bus driver is not responsible for disciplining or attending to any member of your group. Driver's job is safety of the vehicle and its passengers. If you need to speak to the driver, be sure to stay behind the white line and try to wait for uncongestive traffic.
10. Upon your return, group leader should check the bus for cleanliness, damage, and forgotten items.
11. Let us know how your trip went. We encourage feedback to better serve you and others in the future. Any problems should be presented right away to remedie the situation. Let us know if your trip was pleasurable and successful too, it makes us feel great!