What is the difference between a bus and minibus?

What is the difference between a bus and minibus?

Mini bus and Coach services

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A bus and a minibus are both types of vehicles used for public transportation or group travel, but there are some key differences between them in terms of size, capacity, and usage. But it’s important to note that the specific definitions and distinctions between buses and minibuses can vary.

This is because different transportation authorities and regulations between countries and regions may have their own categorizations. The terms “bus” and “minibus” can sometimes be used interchangeably depending on the context, but generally, the aforementioned differences in size, capacity, and usage apply.

Difference between a bus and minibus – Size and Capacity

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Buses are larger vehicles designed to carry a significant number of passengers. They typically have a seating capacity of 30 or more passengers, depending on the specific model and configuration. Buses can be quite long, ranging from around 30 to 60 feet (9 to 18 meters) in length, and they often have multiple doors for boarding and alighting.

Minibuses as the name suggests, are smaller than buses. They are designed to carry fewer passengers compared to buses. The seating capacity of a minibus typically ranges from 8 to 30 passengers, depending on the size and configuration. Minibuses are generally shorter in length compared to buses, often under 30 feet (9 meters).

Difference between a bus and minibus – Usage

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Buses are commonly employed for urban mass transit systems, intercity travel, and long-distance transportation. They are often used for commuting, city tours, school transportation, and scheduled routes between cities.

Minibuses are more commonly used for smaller-scale transportation needs, such as shuttle services, airport transfers, community transport, and group outings. They are often used for shorter distances and in areas where larger buses may not be practical or necessary.

Difference between a bus and minibus – Design and Features

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Buses usually have a more robust design and are equipped with features like standing room, overhead compartments for luggage, and more extensive seating arrangements. They may also have additional amenities such as air conditioning, onboard entertainment systems, and wheelchair accessibility.

Minibuses are typically designed with a more compact and versatile layout. They often have fewer amenities and seating options compared to buses but may still offer basic comforts like air conditioning. Some minibuses can be modified to accommodate wheelchair accessibility, although it may be more limited compared to buses.

Other transportation services we provide

  • Wheel-chair transfer – for check-up appointments, available for point-to-point transfer and hourly disposal.
  • Bulky items transfer – Bicycles, surfboards, and even furniture bought from Megastores such as Ikea and Courts.
  • Charter to Malaysia – to Legoland, KSL Mall, JB City, and further areas like Malacca, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, etc.

So why wait? Call or book a maxi cab online now !!

  • ✓Economical (flat rate with no additional charges)
  • ✓Convenience (book one bus instead of multiple taxis)
  • ✓ Comfort (up to 7pax and 7 luggage of mixed sizes)

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Call us to book a Maxi Cab or for more information in regard to our services. Our friendly operator will assist you 24×7.

Please provide the following details :

  • Pick up Time & Date
  • Pick up Address
  • Drop off Destination
  • Type of Service (One Way, Hourly, Wheelchair, Bulky Items)
  • Number of Passengers
  • Number of Bags

Our range of fleet includes

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Available services

  • 1 or 2-way transfers  – Available for trips to Singapore attractions, company events, weddings, etc
  • Airport transfers– Available for both departure and arrival. Our arrival service comes with basic pick-up and also the premier Meet and Greet service which is strongly recommended for first-time travelers and corporate clients.
  • Hourly charter – Our value-for-money packages are ideal for tourists to explore the Lion City, weddings, and for corporate clients’ transportation to company meetings. The package is also recommended for trips that require multiple extra stops and waiting times.

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