Bus Charter vs Bus Rental in Singapore

Bus charter is the hiring of the bus for the purpose of ferrying the passengers from point to point or for a fixed period of time. The transport rate usually includes the hiring of the driver inclusive of fuel and some miscellaneous cost.

Bus rental refers to the rental of the bus itself excluding the driver and running cost. In Singapore, there is no company that provides rental buses for the purpose of self driving. This is due to the following reasons;

  1. Bus insurance coverage only covers employees of the bus transport company.
  2. Drivers driving a bus require a Bus Driver Vocational licence issued by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Therefore, it will be illegal for unauthorised drivers without valid insurance coverage and relevant vocational licence to drive a bus on the road

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