How it works:
  1. You give us your trip details.
  2. We work with the best operators to get you the best prices.
  3. Select the operator of your choice and go on your trip.

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Mini Bus Rentals

What is a minibus?

A minibus can be described as a passenger carrying motor vehicle that has a limited seating arrangement to ensure a luxury travel experience by adding a range of amenities that are usually absent in a normal bus. It is designed in such a way that it can accommodate more people than a minivan and less than a regular-sized bus. Minibuses typically feature a front-engine step entrance.

If a minivan seems too small for your group and a bus would be quite large, then making a minibus booking is your perfect bargain. The seating capacity of the minibuses varies depending upon the type of minibus you choose. There are multiple options to choose from when it comes to booking a minibus using the redBus portal. Usually, minibuses can be booked to accommodate a group of 15 to 30 individuals, depending upon the seating capacity of the minibus that has been booked.


Types of Minibuses that redBus Offers

We understand that there can’t be a “one size fits” all approach to travel vehicles. That is why redBus offers a range of minibuses to choose from for your travel requirements. There are various types of minibuses available to choose from with redBus, each having different seating accommodations and featuring different sets of amenities for passengers.


The availability of different types of minibuses is contingent on your travel location. Also, the amenities available inside these minibuses vary from operator to operator; you can easily check the availability of the minibuses and rent a minibus using the redBus website or mobile application. Usually, most of the cities have operators who provide the following options you can choose from as per your travel requirements.


  • 15 Seater Minibus
  • 18 Seater Minibus
  • 20 Seater Minibus
  • 21 Seater Minibus
  • 22 Seater Minibus
  • 25 Seater Minibus

Which cities do we cover?

redBus provides minibus services in multiple locations in PAN India. We cover all major cities and travel destinations to provide uninterrupted travel services for our customers. Some of the major cities where you can easily book a minibus service using the redBus application or website includes Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mysore, Kolkata, Madurai, Coimbatore, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam. We are currently in the process of adding new cities to our list for minibus services.


How much will it cost you?

redBus intends to provide you with the minibus services at the most affordable minibus price point so that your travel fare doesn’t seem like a burden. Usually, per kilometre charges are determined by the minibus operator and varies for different operators and accommodation booked by the passenger. In addition to per kilometre charges, you will need to pay other added charges like toll fees, bus hiring charges, etc. Here is a list of per kilometre charges for minibus hire from different operators in some of the major cities along with the type of minibus.


CityOperatorMinibus TypePer Kilometer Price
Delhi NCRArora Travels TATA A/C (21 seaters)31
Delhi NCR Cosy Travels TATA A/C (27 seaters)35
BangaloreSam Tourist TATA NON-A/C (21 seaters)24
Bangalore Rashmi Travels Swaraj Mazda (21 seaters)21
PuneAnand EntreprisesAshok Leyland (24 seaters)41
Chennai Sri Om Travels Eicher A/C (21 seaters)23
Kolkata Jha TravelsForce Motors (26 seaters)35

Why should you prefer a minibus?

Minibus travel is the ultimate choice for travelling with a small group of people and provides a perfect balance of comfort and affordability. Minibuses offered by redBus are equipped with all necessary amenities to ensure a comfortable and safe travel experience. Minibuses are usually featured with the dual rear wheel and steel cage construction that ensures a high degree of safety for passengers inside the minibus.


Long bus rides can be hectic at times but with minibuses, the comfort quotient is relatively higher making it ideal for even long travel routes. We all know how challenging it could be to fit all the baggage while travelling in a car or minivan. Minibuses are a life-saver in this regard, they also offer large storage bins and boot spaces to fit all the necessary baggage.


In addition to this, minibuses are packed with a plethora of amenities to ensure a luxurious travel experience. Some of the commonly available amenities include large plush seats, air conditioning, ample leg space, TV screens, WiFi, music system, and much more. If you are looking for a fun travel experience, then minibuses are surely the best fit for your travel needs. Minibuses are ideal for corporate tours, weekend getaways, religious tours, picnics, airports transfers, etc. An average minibus price will be far lesser than an average bus ticket fare for a group of passengers in a given route.


How can you book a minibus using the redBus portal?

redBus provides the simplest way to book a minibus using its online portal. If you are wondering how you can book a minibus using the redBus portal, just follow the steps mentioned below.


  • Go to the redBus website or open the mobile application
  • Enter details related to the city of hiring, starting point, destination point (local or outstation) and click on the hire tab
  • You have the flexibility to add multiple rest stops, drop-off and pick-up points as per your requirements
  • You will need to mention the seating capacity of the minibus needed as per your group size, you also have the option to book multiple minibuses for larger groups
  • You will be provided quotations from multiple operators depending on your budget and travel routes. redBus also helps to customize your travel route and optimize your travel budget, providing you with the most affordable price point
  • Finally, you will have to choose an operator as per your requirements and confirm the booking by paying 50% or more of the booking expenses, the remaining amount needs to be paid before the commencement of your trip
  • A bill of charge is provided to you beforehand, it contains the breakup of all the charges related to your booking that usually includes toll charges, per kilometre charge, bus hiring fee, etc.

Why book a minibus using redBus?

Minibus booking using the redBus application or website saves you a lot of effort, money and time. You don’t have to deal with operators and make a bargain. We at redBus take care of all the booking related hassle to give you a wonderful pre-travel experience. redBus ensures that the buses are equipped with all necessary amenities to create a comfortable and safe travel experience for its customers. When you rent a minibus using the redBus application you can let go of all your travel-related worries and focus on enjoying the journey. Minibus for rent couldn’t be more affordable.


What amenities can I expect inside a minibus booked using redBus?

Minibuses are innately designed to provide a luxurious travel experience while catering to a custom audience group. Minibuses provided by redBus’ operators features a range of amenities that includes all necessary amenities and packs luxury with amenities like LED television, music system, ample luggage and leg space, push back seats, hygienic and clean seat covers, air conditioners and plush interiors. To ensure the safety of passengers, amenities like First aid kit, fire extinguisher, etc. are also provided by most of the operators. The amenities provided are contingent on the minibus operator and the type of accommodation booked by you.


What types of minibuses can I book using redBus?

There are numerous options to choose from when booking a minibus for travelling using redBus. However, these options vary depending on the city and operators for your travel route. Here is a list of some commonly available types of minibuses in different cities.

  • Force Motors A/C (2+3), 26 seater
  • Force Motors A/C (2+2), 26 seater
  • Force Motors Non-A/C (2+2), 26 seater
  • Eicher A/C (2+1), 24 seater
  • Eicher A/C (2+1), 21 seater
  • Eicher A/C (2+2), 25 seater
  • Mercedes Benz A/C (2+2), 30 seater
  • Ashok Layland A/C (2+2), 26 seater
  • TATA A/C (2+2), 27 seater
  • Swaraj Mazda A/C (2+1), 22 seater
  • Swaraj Mazda Non-A/C (2+1), 22 seater

Which minibus operators are registered with the redBus for metro cities?

There are multiple minibus operators registered with redBus in metro cities. Here is a city-wise list for minibus operators who are registered with redBus to provide their services.

Delhi NCR

  • Arora Travels
  • Cosy Travels
  • Click India Tour & Travels
  • Ashwani Tour & Travels

Bangalore

  • Sam Tourist
  • Rashmi Travels
  • Preetham Heights
  • Happyman Tours & Travels

Mumbai

  • Ranjit Travels
  • Jyoti Travels Mumbai
  • Manik Tour & Travels
  • Patil Travels

Kolkata

  • City Service
  • Abanti International
  • Ramkrishna Tours & Travels
  • Jha Travels

Types of Mini Bus for Rent & Prices

cities

Operator

Make/Capacity

Price/Km

Bangalore
Sam Tourist
21 Seater TATA AC (2+2)
26
Pune
Anand Enterprises
27 Seater Ashok Leyland AC (2+2)
41
Bangalore
MMK travels
30 Seater Ashok Leyland AC /Non AC (2+2)
28
Mumbai
Ranjit Travels
26 Seater Force Motors AC /Non AC (2+2)
26

FAQs

What is redBus hire?
redBus hire helps you hire a bus from the best bus operators in your city.
How does it work?
We ask you a few simple questions regarding your trip. We work with the best operators in your city to get you detailed quotations, so that you get the best deal.
Which cities are you operational in?
We are currently operational in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Ahmedabad.
What are the payment terms?
Payment terms vary from operator to operator. Usually, operators ask for a 50% advance to confirm the booking and balance 50% at the start of the journey
What happens if the bus breaks down?
Since we work with the best operators, the buses are usually reliable. In case of a breakdown, it is the bus operators responsibility to replace the vehicle during the journey
How are the Kilometers calculated?
In case of outstation trips, Kilometers are calculated basis the return trip distance between the source and destination.Any extra kilometers which are used within the city and the distance from the Garage are not calculated.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Please email us at bushire@redbus.in