Charter FAQ

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How far in advance should I book my charter bus rental?

Normally 3 to 6 months in advance is recommended.  Heavier travel times such as the College Academic School Year can book up very fast.  Your best bet is to call our offices or fill out our charter quote request form for more details.

Will Swarthout Coaches arrange for tickets at attractions and arrange tours?

We leave that up to the group. If you need help with that, we will be glad to help direct you or recommend a travel agency to assist with your plans.

Can Swarthout Coaches charter rentals accommodate handicapped passengers?

Yes, 1 of our full size coaches has a wheelchair lift and securements for up to 2 wheelchairs.

Can we take food or drinks on the charter buses?

Yes, food and non-alcoholic drinks with drink tops on the charter bus rental are permitted. We supply trash bags, and request that the coach is kept picked-up for the group's comfort.

Can we smoke on the motorcoach?

No, Swarthout Coaches has a no smoking policy while on the coach. If your group wishes to smoke, we will be glad to make rest stops as needed.

Where can the motorcoach come to pick us up?

That's the beauty of chartering a motor coach, we come to you. We can pick you up where ever you want (for the most part, some exceptions apply) and take you directly to your destination.

How far from Ithaca can I charter a Swarthout Coach?  Can I charter a bus to Canada?

Anywhere in the USA & Canada

Do your motorcoaches have restrooms?

Yes, all of our motor coaches are restroom equipped.

What other amenities are on the motorcoach?

All of our coaches are equipped with DVDs, AM FM radios, PA systems, reclining seats, individual reading lights, Free Wi/Fi and of course air conditioning. Feel free to bring your favorite videos to watch while traveling.

Where do you store my suitcase and how much luggage can I take on the charter bus?

All of our busses have ample space under the coach to carry your luggage.  The charter buses also have overhead compartments inside the coach for a carry-on bag.

Is the driver gratuity included in the price of the charter bus?

If you wish to give the driver a gratuity, it is at the customer's discretion.

Is the price the same year round for the motorcoaches?

No, ask one of our representatives for details.

Is the group responsible for the driver's meals and lodging?

The drivers normally takes care of their own meals, though if you wish to include the driver in group meals that is appreciated. We typically take care of the driver's lodging, as it is beneficial to have the driver at the same hotel as the group.