Van Rental Versus Bus Rental
One of our clients recently faced a dilemma of which vehicle to rent for his holiday with his friends and family.
Bernard has a crowd of 13 passengers and he needs to arrange a suitable transportation around the town. Sourcing around, he came across two options:
Option 1: To rent a coach or mini bus that can fit 23 person,
Option 2: To rent two vans , fitting in 10 person each
Considering that every passengers brought their own luggage, these two options are just about nice. The extra spaces will be used to store the luggage.
So how to choose?
This is not an apple-to-apple comparison (in terms of vehicle size) but you will see the difference between both when it comes to accessibility and practicability.
|Bus / Coach||Vans|
|One bus, one driver||Two vans, two drivers|
|Restriction of heights at certain malls and buildings, which allows vehicle entry certain heights||Reduced travel time – Convenient to stop, almost anywhere|
|Heavier vehicle and having higher center of gravity cause some discomfort when passing corners||Able to climb or descent windy hilly roads, eg Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, etc|
|Spacious, comes with dedicated spaces for storage of luggages at upper and lower deck of the bus||More comfortable but lesser storage capability|
|Lower fuel and toll expenses||Higher fuel and toll charges|
Conclusion: Of which vehicles to choose, it depends on venue and routes, and also what type of passengers going abroad.