Family reunions are a great opportunity for bonding between family members. They allow families that may be spread all over the country to spend quality time together and get to know their extended family members. The best family reunion is one that is well planned. This includes location, travel accommodations, transportation methods, activities, payment options, and specific dates. The planning is often left to one organized and efficient family member. One of the most important parts of planning any trip, especially a family reunion is the transportation.
The transportation is important because family members are coming in from all over the country, possibly the world. It is likely that they will not have access to their own vehicle. Transportation can also be difficult to plan, if someone is unfamiliar with the specific destination of the family reunion. The transportation that is chosen for the family members needs to be convenient, cost effective, and easy to navigate.
The type of transportation that is planned will also depend on the size of the family. Many family reunions include large families, with many extended family members. Immediate family members may choose to bring their spouses, their children and even their in laws. A single planned family reunion can have up to 100 participants! The large spacing of a charter bus makes it a perfect option. Also, with so many passengers, the prices are much less. Motorcoaches account for a mere 6 cents in federal subsidies per passenger trip, while public transit cost 77 cents per passenger trip, commercial air carriers cost $4.32 per passenger trip, and Amtrak costs $46.06 in taxpayer subsidies per passenger trip.
A charter bus is a great option for those larger families that want to provide an easy and affordable transportation option. A charter bus is great because it allows all of the family members to travel together. Once the family members arrive to the specified location of the family reunion either by plane, train or bus, they can then transfer to the bus charter for transportation around the local city. They never have to worry about driving and they can spend drive times with their distant family members.
If guests are within driving distance of the family reunion location, they may even have the option of taking charter bus lines to the reunion. Charter bus lines are generally low cost and very convenient, with most offering multiple bus routes throughout the day. Most bus travelers will find that there are many benefits of bus travel, with convenience being only one of them. In fact, there are 5 times as many motorcoach terminals nationwide as there are airports, and 6 times as many bus terminals as there are intercity rail terminals.
Bus companies also provide a lot of benefit for the environment and the air quality in many cities. One motorcoach takes multiple vehicles off of the road, reducing the amount of emissions that make it into the air. A charter bus also tends to get much better of gas mileage than other forms of transportation do. Motorcoaches currently provide over 206 passenger miles per gallon of fuel compared to 92 passenger MPG for commuter rail, 44 passenger MPG for domestic air carrier, and 27 MPG for single passenger automobiles. You can book a charter bus for your large family reunion, while also knowing that you are doing well for the environment.
Organizing any type of trip to a different location can be a lot of work. This is especially true when you are responsible for planning a trip for multiple people, such as a family reunion. Family reunions may include large numbers of family members, all requiring transportation and lodging accommodations. A motorcoach or bus charter is a great idea for these types of trips, because they hold a lot of guests, are cost effective, are very convenient, and are better for the environment and air quality.