What’s the Difference Between a Limo and a Party Bus?

Are you wondering what’s the difference between a limo and a party bus or which you should book?

If you’ve been looking for the best limo or party bus to book for your upcoming celebration but you’re left wondering what’s the difference between a limo and a party bus then take a few minutes to read this post. We’ll go over some of the key differences between stretch limos and party buses to help you decide which sounds like the most fun and hopefully help you decide which is the best fit for your next celebration!

Should I book something like this?

White Limousine

Or something like this?

Black Party Bus

The decision can be tough, understandably, because both offer an amazing ride but here are a few things to consider to help make up your mind:

Stretch Limos and Party Buses are both a lot of fun and definately add to any kind of event but there are some differences between the two that will determine which one you’ll need.

The First and Most Important: How Many People are Riding?

Party Buses are usually much bigger than limos and can hold a considerably larger group. That’s not to say limos aren’t roomy and spacious but they are smaller than most party buses. Our fleet can be considered somewhat of an exception but many limo companies only have limos that will seat 6 to 8 passengers. At Virginia Limousine, we strive to always offer the biggest, newest and nicest options for our customers so we have stretch SUV Limos that will fit up to 14 passengers in the rear.

Party Buses typically seat anywhere from 15 to 35 passengers with most party bus companies (including us) offering a 26 passenger as the biggest party bus option.

This concludes that limos are perfect for smaller groups while party buses are best for larger parties that still want a flashy but elegant limo style interior.

Do you want to Stand Up? This Calls for a Party Bus!

If you want to stand up inside the vehicle then a party bus is the way to go. There’s a step or two at the entrance door then once you’re inside you’re able to stand up and walk right to your seat. Party Buses have standing height ceilings so they do offer a bit more head-room than a stretch limo. While party buses offer the space to stand up inside the vehicle, we never reccomend standing up while the vehicle is moving for safety reasons, of course.

Do you want an Elegant Outside Look? This Calls for a Limo!

If you want an elegant exterior appearance that’ll make everyone’s head turn for a glance as you ride by the you’re looking for a classy stretch limousine. While Party Buses still have a clean, shiny exterior they’re still “just a bus” on the outside. When the occasion calls for an elegant exterior look then the occasion calls for a stretch limo. Limos give you and your group a more intimate feel since no one is spread too far apart. Party Buses have a lot of space but can make it difficult to socialize with those on the two opposite ends of the bus.

Ultimately the Biggest Difference Between a Limo and a Party Bus is Size

When you’ve got a group of 2 to 10 then many might consider a party bus to be somewhat overkill while if you’ve got a group of 20 or more then everyone is just not going to fit in a limo. As awesome as we are at Virginia Limousine we’re still not able to defy basic laws of physics (fitting two or more bodies of matter into the same space).

Hopefully we’ve helped you to determine the key difference between a limo and a party bus. Luckily we have both so no matter which one you might choose we’ve got an awesome ride for you!

Are you ready to get your limo or party bus booked? As long as the trip is in Virginia Give us a Call!