HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY CHARTER BUS RENTAL?
Normally three months in advance is recommended. However, we will do our best to accommodate your request and we can book moves up to a week before your trip. If you need immediate last minute transportation, please call our office at 206.763.5817 and we will do our best to get you and your group on your way!
DOES STARLINE HAVE REGULAR SCHEDULED RUNS FROM CITY TO CITY?
No, Starline is exclusively a charter operation for groups who charter the complete motorcoach to go to the destination of their choice.
DOES STARLINE ARRANGE FOR TICKETS AT ATTRACTIONS AND ARRANGE TOURS?
We leave that up to the group. If you need help with that, we will be glad to help direct you or recommend a travel agency to assist with your plans.
CAN STARLINE ACCOMMODATE PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES?
Yes, our fleet includes full size motorcoaches, mid-size motorcoaches, and minibuses that all have wheelchair lifts and securements for up to two wheelchairs. More information on how we can serve your needs can be found on our Customers with Disabilities page.
CAN WE TAKE FOOD OR DRINKS ON THE BUSES?
Yes, food and drinks are permitted on the motorcoach. We supply trash bags, and ask that the motorcoach is kept picked-up for the group’s comfort.
CAN WE BRING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON THE BUSES?
Yes you can. Canned drinks are okay but no kegs or bottles please. Just like with food and drinks, we ask you to keep the motorcoach clean. Each motorcoach that will have alcohol consumption on it MUST have a banquet permit and each person that purchases a permit, MUST be on the motorcoach with the permit. For example, if your group is chartering 5 motorcoaches, and all motorcoaches will be consuming alcohol, Jon Doe cannot buy all 5 of the permits because Jon Doe cannot be on all 5 motorcoaches at once. Banquet permit information can be found at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board FAQ and a permit can be obtained online here.
CAN WE SMOKE ON THE BUSES?
No, Starline has a no smoking policy on the motorcoach. This includes, but is not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes, and cigars. If your group wishes to smoke, we will be glad to make rest stops as needed.
WHERE CAN THE BUSES COME TO PICK US UP?
That’s the beauty of chartering a motorcoach, we come to you. We can pick you up wherever you want and take you directly to your destination.
SINCE YOUR BUSES ARE BASED IN SEATTLE, DO YOU CHARGE TO GET THE BUS TO THE PICK-UP POINT?
It depends where you start your trip. Starline has free pick-ups from the following cities in Washington: Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham. In other areas we charge a fee from the nearest free city to your pick-up point.
DO YOUR BUSES TRAVEL TO CANADA OR MEXICO?
We do travel to Canada frequently. However we do not travel to Mexico.
DO YOUR BUSES HAVE RESTROOMS?
Our motorcoaches and mid-sized motorcoaches have a restroom. Our minicoaches do not.
WHAT OTHER AMENITIES ARE ON THE BUSES?
All of our motorcoaches are equipped with DVDs, AM/FM radios, PA systems, reclining seats, individual reading lights, and of course air conditioning. Feel free to bring your favorite videos to watch while traveling. Some motorcoaches are also equipped with Wi-Fi Internet service.
WHERE DO YOU STORE MY SUITCASE AND HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I TAKE ON THE BUS?
All of our motorcoaches have ample space under the motorcoach to carry your luggage. Motorcoaches also have overhead compartments inside for a carry-on bag.
IS THE PRICE THE SAME YEAR ROUND FOR THE BUSES?
No, but we do give seasonal discounts – ask one of our representatives for details.
IS THE GROUP RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DRIVER’S MEALS AND LODGING?
The driver normally takes care of their own meals, though if you wish to include the driver in group meals that is appreciated. We do normally ask the group to take care of the driver’s lodging, as it is beneficial to have the driver at the same hotel as the group and many times the group gets a better rate than an individual at hotels.