Austin Party Buses: What to Expect When Renting a Limo Bus


A luxury limo bus offers the ultimate transportation for just about every special occasion. Party buses are perfect for sporting events, festivals, and winery and brewery tours around Austin. Yet, for many people, the idea of renting a party bus is overwhelming.

We originally launched as Rockin’ Ride in 2006, offering party buses for group travel throughout Austin. Today, we’ve expanded to offer complete ground transportation, but we’ve learned a lot over the years about party bus service in Austin and Central Texas. Our team wanted to answer some commonly asked questions about limo bus service that we’ve heard over the years.

If you’re considering a party bus for a bachelorette party, SXSW, or any of Austin’s fun festivals, here are some things you should consider before booking a limo bus. Plus, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call. We’re happy to offer advice, planning tips, or provide a quick estimate for service.

What Is a Party Bus? How Big Are Limo Buses?

Party buses are commonly called “limo buses,” because they are, in many ways, bus-sized stretch limousines. In fact, Austin’s best limo buses feature plush leather bench seats, state-of-the-art A/V systems, lighting, wet bars, and tinted windows just like you’d find on a luxury limo.

The key difference, though, is size. R&R Limo & Bus’s party buses accommodate about 22 guests, whereas stretch limos only accommodate about 10-12. Therefore, a party bus is best for larger groups. Many party buses also include a restroom, which is another difference.


What Amenities Are Included?

Party buses provide the best in group luxury travel. They’re often fully loaded with entertainment systems, bars, lighting and much more to ensure you and your guests have a fun, entertaining time while on board. Our limo buses feature a range of innovative systems, and we’re proud to say they’re some of the most luxurious in the Austin area. R&R Limo & Bus’s fleet of party buses include amenities like:

  • Plasma TVs
  • Surround sound audio
  • Restrooms
  • Leather wraparound seating
  • Wet bars
  • Wood flooring
  • DVD & MP3 players

In other words, our limo buses are like “nightclubs on wheels.” They’re designed to allow groups to comfortably celebrate, and that makes them perfect for travel during special occasions, to festivals or sporting events. A night on the town is always better in a party bus!


Can You Drink Alcohol on a Party Bus?

Our limo buses are BYOB, as per TABC regulations. That means guests can bring their own alcoholic beverages onboard, as well as ice, food, cups, and snacks.

If your party will be drinking on board, all guests must be at least 21 years old. We don’t allow guests under 21 years of age if there will be drinking onboard, which is a requirement of local and state law.


What Should I Bring?

On all our buses, guests are responsible for supplying their own drinks, cups, snacks, and food. The buses feature several wet bars, as well as space for small coolers. So be sure to bring ice, as well as any snacks. Finger foods, chips and dip and other cocktail snacks are great.

You’ll also want to bring music. We have AUX cables to play music off your phone and bring any DVDs or CDs that you’d like to play during your trip. You may also want to bring cash to tip your driver at the end of the night.


Can Someone Help Me Plan My Trip?

We completely understand that planning a bachelorette party, festival trip, or wine tour around Austin can be overwhelming. Our team is happy to help you create a transportation plan that will be memorable, comfortable and convenient.

Just give us a call. We’re happy to help you organize pick up and drop off locations, plan service to keep your schedule and offer tips and pointers on places to go or events to attend.


What Are Minimums? What Is the Cost to Rent a Party Bus?

Minimum rental is the minimum amount of time the company requires you to rent the bus for. Our minimum is 4 hours. That means you should expect to hire the bus for a four-hour trip with stops included. Typically, we charge per hour for your trip. This includes the bus, as well as a CDL-certified driver to chauffeur you and your group for the allotted time.

Prices can change based on the day of the week, time of year, and the number of guests. For the most accurate pricing, contact us for a quote or fill out the contact form. We’re happy to give you a same-day quote and lock you in for a price for your trip.


Where Do You Offer Party Bus Service?

R&R Limo & Bus provides service throughout Austin and Central Texas. We try to accommodate our guests travel plans, within reason, around Austin and the surrounding areas. A few common destinations for party bus trips include:

  • Austin City Limits
  • University of Texas sporting events
  • Bachelorette parties in Downtown Austin
  • Brewery and winery day trip
  • Wedding parties
  • SXSW transportation


Book a Limo Bus with R&R Limo

R&R Limo & Bus prides itself on offering some of Austin’s best party buses for hire. We’ve been doing this 2006, so we know how to make your celebration a night to remember, and we’re happy to answer any questions you might have. Don’t hesitate to call about rentals, to ask for advice, or for planning help. We also offer quick, same-day quotes by phone and offer online reservations.