Renting a party bus or a limo can be both exciting and a little intimidating. Whether you're renting one for a wedding, bachelorette party, prom night, or any other occasion, it's important you check all the boxes and get the best out of your party bus rental. But how exactly do you make sure you're getting the best out of your Orlando limo rental?

We get it: renting a limo is expensive and the last thing you want is to overlook something and have to pay even more than you expected. Whether this is your first time renting a party bus or limo or your sixth, here are a few ways to ensure you're getting the best for your money.

Consult Different Companies

Don't just rent from the first party bus rental company you see. You may see what you believe is a low price and it may be, but always check other limo and party bus companies before booking just to be sure.

When you contact the various companies, be sure to ask what the fee includes. Does it include food and drinks? Would you have to pay for the gas on top of the fee? Make sure to clarify just what the rental fee includes before booking.

Book Months Ahead of Time

Make sure you make the booking months ahead of time. If your occasion isn't flexible and you can't change the time or date, you should book at least a year in advance. This is the best way to guarantee you get the vehicle you need at the time you need it.

Know Your Needs and Communicate Them

Do you have 15 people you're bringing along or only 5? Make sure to know the exact amount of people that will be riding your party bus or limo. The last thing you want is to book a super cool looking vehicle then find out it fits only half of your party.

Maybe while you're riding, you want a TV or a speaker to connect your phone to. Talk to your rental company to see if those options are available. If they are, double check to ensure your rental includes them or if you have to pay extra. While you're at it, ask about any food and drinks you want to bring or have available. Perhaps the company will provide catering for you.

Let Them Know Your Itinerary

Not only will this make sure you have enough time to get from the beginning of your ride to the end, it can also make sure you won't incur any unexpected fees. If you are expected to pay for gas, it's better to know that before you plan a long, elaborate journey than after.

By letting your rental company know ahead of time what your plan is and the route you'd like to take, they can make sure you'll have plenty of time to bar hop, visit the sites, or whatever else you want to do. You may think it should only take two hours to make four stops, but your driver and limo company can plan it out to the minute.

Tipping Expectations

Driving a limo or party bus is a service job and tipping is often expected. Talk to your rental company ahead of time to see what their protocols are. Sometimes, they'll include the driver's tip in the price but other times, they'll leave you to tip the driver.

If you are responsible for tipping the driver yourself, you're probably wondering what a good amount is. 16 to 20 percent of the rental fee is standard. Tipping is never expected, but it is always appreciated. If your driver was polite and met all your expectations, make sure to tip them to show how grateful you are for their service.


Ultimately, you want the best time possible out of your party bus or limo rental. A good limo or party bus rental will make sure to answer any questions you have and make you feel confident you've chosen well. Take note of these tips and have a blast on your trip!

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