What bus should I book? When? And more Nerdy Buster Factoids ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

After getting snowed in here in the Northeast, we at Buster had a few minutes (days) to nerd out over some of our data. When do you plan? How do you plan? What vehicles are you looking for? Basically a trip down a big pivot table rabbit hole.

What’s your favorite vehicle?

Everyone loves the big (or little) yellow bus! Whether it’s the nostalgia factor or (more likely) the economical price tag, almost 30% of your trips are taken on the cheese wagon. Middle school flashbacks and nightmares? Mini buses and coach buses were not far behind.



When’s your favorite time to ride?

September! Labor Day is a hit. Getting married in September or big family reunion coming up? Let’s get that trip booked. September is popular not only for being prime wedding season, but also weekend getaways, company retreats, and fundraisers galore.

Other popular days coming up? May 27th and June 10th. People getting hitched.

Wedding Limo
Token wedding limo photo.

So how soon should you book?

Today! We always recommend booking as soon as possible, and we make it as easy as we can to make that happen. We won’t charge your credit card until 7 days before your trip, and you can cancel or edit before then with no penalty. The only thing you can’t change? Your passenger count – we need to know what size vehicle to roll up in.

So seriously, what does it all actually mean? You’re split between booking outside of 30 days and within 7 days. Not so hot on the days in between.


This is only the simplified part of a bigger story. It all varies by vehicle – booking a coach bus or a fancy limousine? You should probably book that early. Nearly half of all those bookings occur outside of 30 days. Booking a sprinter van or a big yellow bus? Those are booked closer to your event. But seriously, just book it now anyway.

What’s the point?

The point is we’ve got what you need. Not sure what you need? We can help you figure that out too. Planning for a group (or a wedding, or a conference, or a retreat) doesn’t have to be stressful – or at least the transportation part doesn’t. We have the tools (and nerdy factoids and charts) to help.

See you on the other side of the chat box.

Article by Ben Newland

Ben is Director of Product at Buster. He's the proud owner of our office dog, Dexter, whose paw can be seen on our 404 page (which hopefully means nothing to you).