Cost of Shuttle Bus Service

posted 3 years ago in Ottawa, Canada
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@djtrin:  We rented a shuttle bus – but we’re in the valley so I can’t comment on Ottawa companies. 

For a cost comparison though, we paid just over $700 for one guest shuttle ride from the hotel to the venue (about a 25 min drive), and two runs from the venue back to the hotel (around 11:30 and then 1:30ish).

We also had a bus to pick up the bridal party and haul us to photos and to the venue which came to about $300.  (We were thinking of a limo, but that would’ve been about $1000 just for the bridal party, so we chose the bus.)

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are in the Toronto area.  We chartered a school bus and it was around $300 including taxes, I think.  It was one trip to the ceremony/reception location (2pm) and one trip back to the hotel (1am).  Not exactly classy, but it held a lot more than a shuttle bus and so we saved over $700 on it.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We aren’t in Toronto, but in Calgary instead. We are actually getting school buses – $200/round trip within the city limits. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@djtrin:  Sorry, ours were also school busses.  We just called them shuttle busses.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You should look into Responsible Choice or Safe Way Home. They service the Ottawa area. They drive both your guest and their private vehicle to any destination. They do special event rates as well as individual rates. I am using Responsible Choice, it was booked as part of our venue for $400. There is a driver at the venue when the guests arrive and the driver collects the keys. Then when the guest is ready to leave another driver is called to drive both guest and the guest’s vehicle back to the hotel. Apparently there is usually a small charge to each of the guests but because of the venue we booked through it was waived. 

 

Good luck and your venue is lovely 🙂

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