4 Fun Games to
Keep You Entertained
on Your Next Charter Bus Trip

Spending time with friends, family or colleagues on a charter bus en route to your destination can be as relaxing or as interactive as you want it to be. If you are travelling with a school group or a youth group, you might want to have a few games at the ready to keep the kids entertained for the journey. On the other hand, if you are on the way to a business event, you might like to have some icebreakers prepared to help everyone to get to know each other a little better. 

Forget the old classics like eye-spy and, instead, try some games that your group will actually enjoy en route to your destination.

Thumbs up on a bus

With a little preparation and imagination, you can be sure that your trip is fun and that everyone on board has a great time. Forget the old classics like eye-spy and, instead, try some games that your group will actually enjoy en route to your destination. Use the time on board your private bus charter to ensure that everyone gets to know each other a little bit better and arrives at your destination in good spirits. 

Continue reading for some great game ideas to keep you entertained on your next charter bus trip. 

1. Two Truths, One Lie

Two Truths, One Lie is a great game to use as an icebreaker for groups that don’t know each other at all or for groups that know each other well but want to learn even more about each other. Simply take it in turns to tell two truths and one lie about yourself and the other passengers must guess which is the lie. For example:  

  1. “I was captain of my rugby team in school”
  2. “I hired a charter bus to my wedding”
  3. “I have visited 15 countries”

Whoever guesses that number one is the lie, should go next and the game continues.

Two Truths, One Lie is a great game to use as an icebreaker for groups that don’t know each other at all or for groups that know each other well but want to learn even more about each other.

Group playing two truths one lie at the back of a bus

This classic game is a great choice for passengers of all ages.

Group of children on a bus smiling

2. The Chain Game

This classic game is a great choice for passengers of all ages. Simply choose a topic such as celebrities, footie teams, TV shows, movies, Simpson’s characters, bands, capital cities or anything else you can think of. Starting at the top of the bus, the first person gives one example from your chosen topic and then the next person must say something beginning with the last letter of the previous one. 

For example, if you choose capital cities, the first person might say “Paris”, the next person “Seoul”, the next “Lima” and so on. If you can’t come up with an answer, you’re out and the topic is changed. To make the game more interesting, you can prepare some topics before you set off on your charter bus, write the topics down on small pieces of paper and put them in a bag. When a new topic is needed, the next person simply draws a piece of paper from the bag. This will add a new dimension to the game and make it more fun for everyone.

3. Trivia Games

While this might take a little more preparation than some of the other games, it is always a favourite on charter bus trips. Start by dividing the passengers into teams. One of the best ways to do this is for the ‘Quiz Master’ to sit halfway down the charter bus and then split the passengers into four teams based on where they are sitting; front left, front right, back left and back right. Then begin the quiz, asking each team one question at a time and rewarding every correct answer with one point. Keep a running tally of the points and the team who has the most points at the end is the winner.

You can make this game even more fun by allowing teams to steal points from questions that are unanswered or having different questions in different categories. Let your imagination run wild and see what other ideas you can come up with to add to the fun.

Let your imagination run wild and see what other ideas you can come up with to add to the fun.

Tourists playing trivia on a bus

Working in teams of two, each team should have a printout of different license plate features they must look out for during the journey.

People playing license plate scavenger hunt on a bus

4. License Plate Scavenger Hunt

For a game that always goes down well with younger passengers on a bus charter trip, try playing License Plate Scavenger Hunt. Working in teams of two, each team should have a printout of different license plate features they must look out for during the journey. As they see each one, they have to check it off their list and the first team to complete the ‘scavenger hunt’ wins. 

For example, you might have teams find a “License plate with the letters B and D in it”, a “License plate on a red car” or a “License plate from Queensland”. You can have multiple rounds of this game ready before you depart to ensure your passengers are kept entertained until you arrive.

Look forward to playing these fun bus games on your next trip!

Games are a great way to keep your group hyped up and ready for any event!

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