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  • January 23, 2021

Whats the difference between a Party Bus, Limo Bus and Charter Bus?

So, what is the difference between a Party Bus, Limo Bus and Charter Bus. Well, let’s starts by describing each of the vehicles and I’m sure soon enough it’ll be clear exactly what are the differences, and what are the similarities. This article is especially helpful when searching for a limousines service or party bus in the San Francisco Bay Area and even in San Jose.

What is a Party Bus?

Here’s the wikipedia definition of a “Party Bus”:

  • A party bus (also known as a Party Ride, limo bus, limousine bus, party van, or luxury bus) is a large motor vehicle usually derived from a conventional bus or coach, but modified and designed to carry 10 or more people purely for recreational purposes generally involving some kind of …


The purpose of a Party Bus is to provide a fun atmosphere for recreational activities for groups of people. They are operated by professional drivers who know the area well, and aim to make events even more enjoyable and memorable. Party buses usually offer a wide range of amenities, including sound systems, laser lights, dance floors, dance poles, luxury seating and more.

An SF party bus can be used for any number of occasions, including weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries, prom parties and other events. They are also often used by club promoters and owners to transport guests to and from some of San Francisco’s hottest bars and nightclubs. These buses are usually rented out on a per-hour basis, although sometimes people rent them for days on end for things like corporate outings.

There are a few things to keep in mind when you rent a party bus. For one, you will want to determine if you and your friends will be doing a lot of dancing around, or if you will be mostly sitting back, relaxing and socializing. Either is completely acceptable on your party bus, but knowing what you want to do will help you decide whether to rent a party bus with or without a dance floor or pole.

Another thing to note is how many people you will be bringing with. A 40-passenger party bus will seat about 40 quite comfortably, but is more ideally suited for 20 if guests want to get up and dance around, while others cuddle in a corner with their significant others. The use of these charter buses are quite flexible, but it is recommended that you get a bus that can hold a larger number of passengers than are in your party so that you can ensure that there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy themselves.

When you rent an San Francisco party bus from Think Escape , you can decide from any number of options, including smaller, 20-passenger party buses up to the largest, 45-passenger party buses. These vehicles are great for transporting you and your guests all over the San Francisco Bay Area, as you won’t have to worry about finding cabs for everyone or having a designated driver.


What is a Limo Bus?

So now, “what’s the difference between a limo bus and a party bus?” The answer is simple – absolutely nothing. Limo buses have many names – party buses, party rides, limousine buses – but they’re fundamentally the same. No matter the name, these vehicles share the same characteristic: they have a bus exterior with a limousine interior.

What is a Charter Bus?

A charter bus has the same exterior as a party bus, except on the inside the seats are bucket – shuttle style seats. No fancy lights, disco floors, or dancing poles on charter buses. Before party buses hit the San Francisco Night Life scene, people would use Charter Bus Services as a means of transportation. A Charter bus and party bus are definitely day and night when you compare the interiors. Most people prefer Party Buses for special occasions, and Charter Buses are more geared towards large group transportation, or corporate events.
Now that you know the difference between these 3 types of buses, we hope you won’t have any problem picking the right san francisco party bus package for your next event!

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