The best bus, limousine & hummer hire companies in Canberra

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Brad from Canberra Hummer Hire, one of Canberra’s most recommended hummer hire companies. Photo: Supplied.

If you’re with group and heading out on a business trip, special occasion or an adventure, you could benefit from hiring a bus or limousine. You’ll find lots of options available for hire. This includes through charter companies or even do-it-yourself. You’ll also find that buses and limos are available for corporate hire and airport transfers. They’re also available for tours, VIP events or special occasions like weddings, hens and bucks or formals.

Selecting the right bus or limo company can be a convenient, comfortable and economical way to get from point A to point B. With business trips, the best bus hire companies get you to your destination on time, recharged and relaxed. With personal trips or promotional needs, the possibilities are endless.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a bus hire company, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great bus, limousine and hummer hire company?

Choosing the right bus hire company can make transporting large and small groups easy and even fun.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a bus or limo hire company.

  • Comfort. If you’re hiring a bus or limo, you’ll want a vehicle that’s comfortable and has the facilities you need. This could include air conditioning, wifi and toilets. With special events it might include music, light shows and even complimentary champagne.
  • Cleanliness. No one wants to board a bus or limo that isn’t clean and tidy. You’ll want to chose a bus hire company that keeps all vehicles spotless.
  • Pricing. Whether you need a bus for a quick trip, extended journey or special event, you’ll want competitive pricing.
  • Special services. If you have special needs, like an early morning pick up, multiple pick up points, or even the desire to arrive at your destination with the red carpet rolled out, you’ll want a bus or limo hire company that provides that service.
  • Flexible schedules. You’ll want a bus or limo hire company with flexible schedules and one that gets you to your destination on time.

The best bus, limousine and hummer hire companies in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Canberra Hummer Hire

Canberra Hummer’s luxury stretch hummer limo is 36 feet long. It seats 16 people, has three bars stocked with complimentary champagne, colour light show, mirror ceiling and privacy divider. With professional chauffeurs and extraordinary service, Canberra Hummers is a top choice for weddings, wine tours, VIP events, parties, formals and corporate needs.

Greg Leonard wrote on Facebook, “A massive thanks to Brad from Canberra Hummer for making our daughters 14th birthday party one which she will never forget!”

Valley Limousines

Award-winning Valley Limousines’ quality vehicles are available for corporate, general or special event hire. Its fleet includes luxury Mercedes Benz vans, Hummer stretch limousine, Chrysler stretch limos, and a 1957 Chevrolet Belair. Corporate car hire with a professional driver takes the stress out of transport. Weddings and other special events are a specialty, with passengers arriving on time, in style and comfort.

On Facebook, Angelaa Connaughton wrote, “Highly recommend … Excellent in service, friendly and made our wedding day extra special.”

Crowne Chauffeurs

Crowne Chauffeurs specialises in transport for all occasions. Its fleet of premium vehicles includes clean and comfortable 13 or 14-seat buses for hire, all driven by professional and friendly chauffeurs. Crowne Chauffeurs’ services include airport transport, corporate and interstate travel, snow transport, and prestige vehicles for weddings.

On Google, Melissa Emanuel wrote, “We use Crowne Chauffeurs frequently to transport us and our staff to/from airports and accommodation all around Australia. Booking is smooth and service totally reliable …”

Murrays Coaches

The Murrays Coaches fleet includes corporate sedans, limousines and coaches (seating up to 71 passengers). With advanced monitoring and control technology, Murrays reliably transports individuals and groups safely and in the fastest time possible. Luxury vehicles transport passengers to a wide range of events, in style.

Brad Cole wrote on Google, “Quick and easy way to get by road to Sydney Airport or Central Rail Station. Just sit back and relax. Also have WIFI and USB connection on board.”

Horizon Coach Charter

Safe and reliable luxury coach travel to local and interstate destinations is what Horizon Coach Charter does best. Horizon Coach Charter tailors charters or tour packages for individual needs. Services include airport and cruise terminal transfers, general charter, school and sporting charters, educational and senior tours, and wedding transfers. Air-conditioned coaches are clean and comfortable.

If you’re looking for more information on hiring transport in Canberra, you might like our article on the best car hire companies Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with bus, limousine and hummer hire companies in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the bus hire companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to hire a bus or limo?

Cost depends on many factors, including the type and size of vehicle you want, where you’re travelling too, the distance involved and special services you want. For example, it will cost more to hire a stretch limo for a full-day wine tour than it will a limo to head a short distance to an airport.

Do all bus hire companies offer luxury vehicles?

To check what vehicles a hire company has in its fleet, it’s best to head to their website. The best bus and limo hire companies list their vehicles online, with a photo and detailed description of each.

Are drivers fully trained?

All drivers must be licensed and insured. The best ones have loads of experience in reaching their destination safely and on time. They’re also courteous and professional with their service. They understand the places they’re driving in and are used to manoeuvring traffic.

How do I know what type of bus or limo hire company to choose?

It’s best to do some research, based on your needs. This will help you understand what services are available and how much they cost. The best hire companies have good information online. You can also talk to them direct or check online reviews.

Do all bus hires come with a driver?

Bus hire companies provide drivers as a matter of course. Some, however, also offer vehicles that you can drive yourself. Talk to a couple of companies about options.

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