Guest transportation…why is it so expensive?!

posted 8 years ago in Virginia – Northern Virginia
Post # 3
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hey, i’m in the same exact position as you.  My date is only a couple days after you as well.  Where is your venue and what hotels are you going through?  I’m at Bluemont Vineyard and for now we’ve only booked through Comfort Inn in Leesburg and they only have the one-way 14 person shuttle.

Personally, I’m looking into renting a Loudoun County school bus since my event is pretty rustic and low key to begin with – I don’t think it is nearly as expensive as a charter bus.

I’ll come back to this thread with any updates I may have. 

Post # 4
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@KateByDesign:  Please do share any luck you may have!

We are doing Leesburg& would love to know how we can get our guests from Ashburn to Leesburg.

Post # 5
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Please keep sharing!  We’re looking at Culpeper, VA and have a similar situation.  Our venue (Old House Vineyard) is about 20 min away from the hotel, and like Bluemont, it’s down a twisty, windy road.  I’m worried about guests driving from the reception back to the hotel after a few drinks, but have no idea how to get them from A to B without a ton of trips or a really expensive bus.


@KateByDesign: I like the school bus idea, but I have SUCH bad memories of musty, uncomfortable school buses when I was a kid in Texas.  Are VA buses better?  Would this be worse for guests than nothing at all?  By The Way, congrats on Bluemont – that’s a gorgeous venue and I love their wine!

Post # 6
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I rented a school bus for my wedding and it was MUCH cheaper than a coach!  I paid $654 for 7 hours of service.  I rented through American Limousines Inc and was very happy with their service.  (also, the bus was of a nice quality– it belongs to the company, so school children don’t ride in it everyday– no bad smells, no gum stuck to seats)  🙂

Post # 7
1 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hi all! I am getting married in Hamilton VA in July next year. We are hoping for our guests to stay in Leesburg and are looking for a shuttle. Did anyone have any luck getting a Loudoun County School Bus? I also know a friend who uses Chariots for Hire for all of her events and she is always really pleased with them. Any further information would be much appreciated. Thanks!!

Post # 7
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m having the exact same issue!  I’m looking into American Limousines Inc., like @MsTerrapin suggested, but even that’s a bit out of my budget.  @KateByDesign:  Did you just call Loudon County School District to ask about the school buses?  I’d love to go that route – except I would be using the school district in Upper Marlboro – if it will save me some money.

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