How to Choose a Tour Bus

How to Choose a Tour Bus

If you are considering buying a tour bus, there are many variables at play that will and should influence your decision. A short blog article like this one cannot cover every nuance, but we will offer some tips to help you in your decision-making. You should consider your budget, business plan, whether the bus is new or used, the intended use, comfort, interior requirements, durability and fuel efficiency.


The first consideration is budget within the context of your business plan. Are you buying one? More than one? Are you buying several over a certain period of time? You will likely be able to afford more if you buy used, although a used bus may have higher maintenance costs. This would be determined on a case-by-case basis.;

Intended Use

The next consideration is how you will use the bus. Will it be traveling over hard terrain? Will it run all year round? Is your winter harsh? All of these questions and answers will figure into your decision. Similarly, how it will be used will be a factor in the tour bus interior required and whether you can get what you new or used or how much will it cost to retrofit the interior.


The interior may or may not be important for you. What do you need? Luxurious seating? Extra space for luggage? Bells and whistles for a discerning clientèle. Or maybe you just need as much seating as possible.

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel efficiency may play a role for you as fuel prices keep rising. This would affect what type of engine you have and which brands manufacture that particular engine. You may need to do some complex calculations based on rising fuel prices and the different types of engines.

If you are in the market for a tour bus, talk to us first. Call us toll-free in western Canada at (888) 416-9333. We have been in this business for over 30 years, and we are a trusted dealers, supplying and servicing all kinds of buses, both new and used, for important businesses like BC Transit.


Dynamic Specialty Vehicles has been supplying and servicing mid-sized buses for over 30 years. With long-term contracts with demanding clients like BC Ambulance and BC Transit, Dynamic Specialty Vehicles knows how to keep their clients safe and their buses running smoothly.

If you have any questions about this article or would like further information about buses and/or services, please call us on our Toll-Free number, (888) 416-9333.

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