A party bus (also known as a Party Ride, limo bus, limousine bus, party van, or luxury bus) is a large motor vehicle usually derived from a conventional bus or coach, but modified and designed to carry 10 or more people purely for recreational purposes generally involving some kind of celebration, such as a birthday or graduation. Party buses are usually driven by chauffeurs.
Party buses offer seating capacities ranging from 10 to 50 passengers. In some cases, these are converted van or minibus chassis, with some conversions done using urban coach or motor coach chassis. Amenities may include upgraded electrical systems, fast idle controller, XM, DVD, IPod, Zune, TV, Phone charging, AM/FM stereo with CD player, power/heated remote control mirrors, power door locks and windows, upgraded seats and fabric, Two stripper poles, air actuated passenger entry door, video and audio systems, luggage partitions, back-up cameras, smoke machines, laser lights, disco lights, strobe lights, restroom facility, and a large array of floor plans to suit varying needs.
Party buses are primarily used for, although not limited to, weddings, proms and bachelor and bachelorette parties as well as round trips to casinos, nights on the town, personalized drop offs and pick ups at various bars and nightclubs, birthdays and city tours.
While some party buses are used for week long tours and events, most are used for day trips and events. Most party buses, however, operate as a vehicle for hire, providing more accessible competition to limousines and taxicabs.