When do you usually leave a tip? It’s pretty customary for people to tip their hairstylist and waiter. But what about the driver of your charter bus? Is there a standard rate or does it depend on your experience? Keep reading to learn more.

Let’s say that you chose Merlo’s Charters for your event transportation needs. The driver arrives with plenty of time to spare, the vehicle is clean, and the drive is stress-free. At Merlo’s, this kind of experience is what we expect for our customers. Whereas other local companies might cut corners or do the bare minimum, we go above and beyond. Frankly, it doesn’t take long to truly tell the difference of Merlo’s. Our charter buses come fully equipped with all the amenities you could want. Take our motor coach, for example. These luxury motor coaches seat up to 56 passengers comfortably. They feature multiple TVs, DVD players, and seating for large groups.

Whether or not you tip shouldn’t just depend on the vehicle. Unfortunately, this charter bus industry is one where customer service often gets swept under the rug. That’s not how we do business at Merlo’s. Family owned and operated, we are committed to excellence and customer service. What does this mean exactly? It could be something as simple as answering a question on the day of your reservation. On the other hand, maybe it’s realizing that someone in your group left their phone in the vehicle. Should that happen, we would do everything possible to return the phone to them.

What to Tip Your Charter Bus Driver

Let’s get back to the original question. If you’ve booked your trip using Merlo’s Charters and you can see that we’ve done a fantastic job, then please be sure to let one of our staff members know. Nothing makes our day better quite like positive customer feedback. Not to mention, we never pass up the chance to tell our drivers that they did an incredible job. Here’s the thing: Merlo’s doesn’t expect a gratuity from customers. However, we encourage it as a way of thanking those made your experience a pleasant one. Now, what’s a good tip? Well, on average, it ranges between 10 and 20 percent of the total trip cost. It’s up to you, though, in the end. Are you feeling really generous and want to give more than 20 percent? We can’t thank you enough for your generosity. Would you be breaking the bank if you did more than five percent? Not to worry! Again, here at Merlo’s Charters, we appreciate your business just as much as we appreciate your trust in our services and drivers.

It’s no secret why so many folks in Houston prefer Merlo’s for reliable ground transportation. We will happily provide anything from event transportation and luxury transportation to executive transportation and road trip transportation. Need to book a last-minute airport shuttle for friends and family coming into town? We have you covered.

Contact our charter bus company today.