Taking a group trip to Singapore can be an incredible experience for everyone involved. There are many logistics to a group trip that need to be handled before arrival, with the most pressing issue involving your transportation. A minibus rental is often the easiest way to make sure that your entire party can get around the city together and not become separated. |
If you're thinking about arriving in a group to Singapore, here's what you need to know about renting a minibus:
You can rent a minibus for an entire day or just part of the day. A minibus is often rented under a package rate. A full-day package, which generally is a 10 hour rental, would cost approximately $600. A half-day package, or a 6 hour rental, would cost approximately $400. A 3 hour minibus rental, on the other hand, would cost about $210. Additional hours can be rented as well, with a corresponding per person per hour rate. For specific questions on fares, you would need to address them with your specific rental agency. A rental has a minimum of 2 hours for many rental agencies.
A minibus can generally seat up to 13 people. If you are concerned about comfort, then the maximum capacity of a minibus would be 9 people with luggage. It comfortably fits 9 people without luggage, but can accommodate 13 people without luggage if you have that large of a group. If you have an individual who requires a wheelchair, then a minibus is often equipped to handle one wheelchair, in addition to 7 other people.
The modern minibus focuses on safety. In seating 13 people maximum, that includes the driver. Each seat, not just the driver's, comes with a 3 point harness for additional safety while exploring Singapore. Each seat is designed to provide the maximum amount of comfort possible and includes both Captain's chair-style seating in addition to the traditional bench seating. There is plenty of roof space, large doors, and enough room for two people to enter or exit the minibus at the same time.
You will need to make a reservation to rent a minibus. In order to successfully rent a minibus, you will need to provide your chosen rental agency with your flight information, the number of people in your party, your contact information, and any special accommodations that your group may require to successfully enjoy what Singapore has to offer.
If you are touring Singapore as a group, taxi fares can start to add up quickly if you travel as a group. Public transportation can sometimes be cheaper than a minibus, but it carries with it the chance that someone will miss a stop. The most effective solution so that everyone can have fun, including someone with a physical disability, is the rental of a minibus. Rent one when you come to Singapore and you'll agree that the investment into a minibus will pay off in enjoyment dividends for everyone in your group!
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