You’re planning a trip for a group of people, and wondering if you should charter a mini bus or a charter bus/motor coach. Which one is best for your group depends on several factors, as each type of vehicle offers different features and benefits. Understanding the differences between motor coaches and mini buses can help guide you when planning your next trip.

Motor coaches: A motor coach typically transports multiple passengers over long distances. They are comprised of a passenger deck that sits above a storage compartment. Motor coaches hold more than 30 passengers and are at least 35 feet in length. A motor coach usually contains at least one bathroom, and can be customized any number of ways, which is why they are a popular transportation choice for music groups, sports teams, and celebrity travelers.

Minibuses: These vehicles are not as large as motor coaches, and are used for transporting smaller groups of people on shorter trips. Typically, a mini bus can seat up to 30 passengers, and is shorter than a motor coach. These vehicles usually do not have an onboard bathroom. A mini bus is larger than a van, and smaller than a motor coach. Mini buses are a great solution for groups of 15 or more passengers on trips such as airport shuttles, transportation to and from a corporate event, sight seeing trips, and transportation to outdoor concerts, fesitvals, or sporting events.

Mini Bus vs Charter Bus Rentals

At Cornerstone Bus Leasing & Rentals, we offer safe, comfortable, practical mini bus and motor coach solutions for short-term rentals, long-term leases, and everything in between; all you need to supply is a driver. Choose amenities ranging from beverage stations and custom seating arrangements to custom luggage storage options, audio/visual options, and ADA-compliant vehicles for your traveling comfort and pleasure. We are happy to arrange a rental or leasing option that is perfect for your transportation needs.

Choose from standard finish, upgraded finish, or executive finish vehicles when you rent or lease a bus from us. Cornerstone Bus Leasing and Rental sets the standard for a quality transportation experience and is committed to surpassing the expectations of every customer and passenger. Whether you need a simple one day rental, an entire weekend rental, or even a longer lease, when you want to rent from the very best, reach out to Cornerstone Bus Leasing and Rental via phone at 844-4YOURBUS (844-496-8727), or email us at