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Charter FAQ

Are you interested in chartering a trip with Eastern Travel Oneonta Bus Lines?  Browse through our Chartering FAQ below to get your questions answered and you're welcome to contact us with additional questions.

Who can book a charter?

Any group or individual can book a charter. We have provided charter services for weddings, sporting events, dinner/theater shows, corporations and businesses, senior groups, places of worship, concerts, community groups, colleges, universities, high schools, middle and elementary schools, travel agencies, wine tours and sports teams.

What size motorcoach can I charter?

We have 47 through 56 passenger motorcoaches available to charter.

How do I book a charter with Eastern Travel?

Please fill out the charter request form on our website or call our office to speak with one of our charter representatives.

How far in advance do I need to book my charter?

Depending on a week or weekend trip you should book your charter 6 to 12 months in advance to secure the date and bus size requested. Spring and Fall weekends fill up fast!

How much does it cost to charter a motorcoach?

The costs of chartering a motorcoach varies. Depending on your destination, itinerary of trip, number of days, and the dates you requested the trip. Please contact our office for exact pricing and details.

How much of a deposit do you require?

For most trips a $100 deposit is required to reserve your charter for bus and date requested. If packaging of a tour is involved (tickets, hotels, etc) deposit will vary.

When is full payment due?

Two full weeks before the trip date in charters regarding transportation only. One full month prior to departure date for trips with packaging.

What is your cancellation policy regarding charters?

Two full weeks before departure date for a full refund of the initial motorcoach deposit.

Can I request my favorite driver?

We will be more then happy to fulfill your request for a driver, but due to certain scheduling conflicts we can't guarantee they are always available.

Are driver gratuities included in your rates?

Gratuities aren't included unless you ask that they are in final charter price. We believe it is up to our customer and their experiences aboard Eastern Travel / Oneonta Bus Lines to determine an adequate gratuity.

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