Around 80% of bus operators allow alcohol to be consumed onboard, but they often require a deposit or a cleaning fee for any possible mess they may cause. It's best to consume canned beverages and plastic cups, as most suppliers prohibit barrels or glass bottles to keep the coach clean and safe. Nobody likes having to give up their drink just because they have to get on a charter bus. Fortunately, BusBank is here to tell you that you don't have to.
Minors can accompany adults on a charter bus that serves passengers who consume alcohol. However, it's not uncommon for municipalities to have their own laws regarding the consumption of alcohol on a charter bus in the presence of minors. In addition, some states, such as California, require minors to be accompanied by companions when riding a charter bus with adults who consume alcohol. Alcohol and charter bus laws vary from state to state.
Although there are no federal laws prohibiting the consumption of alcohol aboard a private charter bus, it's not uncommon for local municipalities to have their own laws about whether you can drink on a charter bus. It's always a good idea to confirm with your assigned BusBunk account representative information about state and local alcohol laws that are in effect throughout the trip. We'll plan your trip for you and let you know if there are any discrepancies between the states you'll be traveling to. The answer to this question is a solid “maybe”.
It depends on the state in transit and on charter bus operators' regulations regarding vaping. However, smoking cigarettes, pipe tobacco, or any other substance is not allowed in BusBank charter rentals at any time. Federal Act TEA-21 prohibits opening containers in any motor vehicle, but there is no law prohibiting the use of alcohol by passengers on minibuses and charter buses. This means that you and your group can legally celebrate and drink alcohol on a charter bus in the United States.
However, you should keep in mind that responsible drinking is still a very important concept that should not be overlooked. You may also need to check local laws regarding the consumption of alcohol on charter buses to make sure it's legal in your particular location. Most charter bus companies allow their passengers to drink alcohol on board, but they usually request a deposit or a cleaning fee in case passengers get dirty or damage to the charter bus. If you confirm with the charter bus company that you can drink on their buses, you should opt for canned beverages and plastic cups, as glass bottles can present safety hazards while you're on the road.