Today, different groups of people book coach hire in Sydney for varied reasons. Schools use such services for educational trips, academic excursions, sports or musical competitions, and more. Tourists need these transport services to move around and visit different attractions at their own pace and at their convenience. Both large and small businesses use coach hire for seminars, conferences and airport shuttle services. Social groups use these services in facilitating the logistics aspect for birthday celebrations, weddings, spa days, graduations, golf outings and more.
Here are some tips to help you access coach services in the best possible way:
Consider any special requirements
The purpose of the booking as well as the passengers who will be onboard will help determine the special requirements that may be needed. For instance, if it’s a school trip, consider a bus with a PA system. If you are using the bus for physically challenged individuals, consider special requirements such as wheelchair access. Also consider the type of guests and what they will be doing. Is it a birthday or a hens/stags night out? If the group is spending the night on the bus, is there provision of blankets and neck pillows? Also, extra storage is required if it’s a golf outing. Be sure to communicate with your transport advisor at the time of booking to ensure that your passengers will have everything they need.
Be prepared for breakdowns and emergencies
No one likes to think about the possibility of things going wrong when making a coach booking. However, things sometimes do go wrong and if that happens, it’s best to be prepared. The bus can break down or an accident may happen out of the blue. Familiarise yourself with the procedure to be followed in case of an emergency, know which phone number to call and be prepared about any other important details. It’s better to have this information and not needing it than needing it and realising that you don’t have it - we offer a 24/7 helpline so you always have access to an operator - 1300 116 018.
Know your itinerary and other transport details
It’s not enough to know where you are heading. Other details such as the total number of passengers, what time you’ll pick them up and from where to pick them are just as important. Give as much information as you can to the logistics company as this will help them in determining their service provision. They will then be able to advise you on the number of buses, number of drivers, size of buses, transport routes to take, just to name a few. Basically, you should know your itinerary and don’t leave any detail out. Even what you consider a small detail might be important. As mentioned earlier, too much information is better than insufficient information. Our fuss free three click booking system will help you to ensure that you get the exact vehicle to suit your needs.
Check the transport company's track records
This is one of the most important considerations overlooked by many. The number of years that a company has been operating can tell you a lot about the service provider. Has the company been in business for 1 month or 5 years? The track records can be a good indicator of the reliability and excellence in services provided. And while this may not be a foolproof indicator, it’s common knowledge that shoddy companies don’t often last more than a few years. A reliable coach charter company will have appropriate insurance, reliable drivers, excellent customer care representatives and will prioritise your needs. The drivers will even be screened on their work history. Bus Charter are approved members of the Autralian Tourism Authority, bringing you the best possible coach hire service in Australia, check out what our customers say about us here!
Understand the safety rating
This is an important factor often overlooked when booking coach hire services. Every year, hundreds of accidents and traffic incidents occur in Australia. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ASTB) receives such reports for road, marine, rail and aviation modes of transport. For information on incidences involving the company you are considering, browse ASTB’s website and look up the latest safety related incidences.
Hiring a coach is a very convenient way of getting around for both locals and foreigners. And while choosing a reliable company to work with can be challenging, there are steps you can take during the booking phase to ensure the safety of yourself and your travelling group. Take your time and always remember that price is not the most important factor, we offer the best value bus hire which also means that the safety, comfort, convenience and satisfaction of our passengers is also an important factor.
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