We’re a REAL Melbourne Bus & Coach company, NOT an Agency


Harlan is well-established, fully Accredited and Insured transport operator

and has been serving hundreds of local and overseas inbound travel agents since 1995

Bus Hire with Driver Quote

Looking for a Reliable bus company for your next group coming to Melbourne, you’ve come to the right place! We service ten thousands of overseas tourists every year from all over the world.

Submit below enquiry form for a no-obligation Inbound bus charter quote, and we’ll get back to you very shortly.

Why go with Harlan Bus Charter?

Large Bus fleet & Experienced Team

Harlan is your go-to bus company. Owning a large fleet of vehicles and a team of well-trained, experienced and knowledgeable drivers, we’re capable of catering for any group size and transport needs.

Our fleet with various sizes ranges from luxury cars, 7 seater station wagons to 12 seater mini bus, 20 seater and 24 seater mini bus, 34 seater midi buses, 5-star luxury 42 seater48 seater and 54 seater coaches.

We’re experienced and sensitive when dealing with diverse cultures, especially Asian customers.

Tailored to your group’s specific needs

Our friendly sales team is always happy to discuss your itinerary and tailor it to your very specific bus transport requirements and provide a no-obligation bus charter quote.

If you are an interstate or overseas agent who are new to Melbourne and Victorian tourism market, we are happy to recommend the right hotels/motels or restaurants that suit your budget and needs either low-cost or premium services.

Unique travelling experiences

There is No “pushing for shopping” with Harlan as we want every passenger to have more time to truly experience Aussie nature, culture and cuisine.

Servicing you with Care” is our motto. We make sure every customer is looked after with duty and diligence.

Apart from visiting well-known tourist attractions that everyone else does, we take your guests to local shops & restaurants, and many secret places that only the locals know.

For example, we will take them to a local bakery to taste Aussie hot meat pies, head to a local restaurant for Aussie fresh steak or Fish and Chip, do an Aussie BBQ in the park, taste organic fresh fruits in a local orchard, some snapper fishing at the Port Philip Bay, or even “hunt” for Koala, Wombat and Kangaroo in the wild, just to name a few. These are unique experiences that they will not have with other bus companies.

In addition, our drivers are always happy to tell your guests Australian history and customs and teach them some Aussie slang. We love to deliver True Blue (genuinely Australian) experience to every guest on the trip that they will never forget their Australian trip.

Transparent & Genuine services

Everything is TRANSPARENT at Harlan

  • All provided quotes are inclusive of GST.
  • No hidden charges, no surprises, no fuel and parking fees, no tolls, etc.
  • This helps you easily and precisely calculate your price and profit margin

We have never aimed to be the cheapest provider, but the BEST.

We’re committed to providing high-quality, comfortable, safe bus charter service at competitive prices. However, sometimes you might find our price is not as competitive as others because we pay our drivers right. A happy driver will always treat your guests well.

Get started!

Fill in the Inbound Bus Hire with Driver online form above and we’ll get back to you very shortly. Alternatively, Call us now at 0493 756 612 or email [email protected] to discuss your itinerary and travelling requirements. In the meantime, you can check our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

We’re looking forward to establishing long-term business relationships with local and overseas Tour and Travel agents, and inbound tour operators of any size. Request our 2023-2024 Inbound rates now and start offering truly Aussie experiences to your customers!

We’re happy to offer discounts if you guarantee to bring in the agreed volume of work.

Harlan offers professional day bus charter and multi-day bus hire with driver services including:

  • VIP, Meet & Greet Airport Pickup service
  • Full-day and Half day Melbourne city tour & shopping tour
  • Touring trips to Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Sovereign Hill, Puffing Billy, Grampians and Mt Buller, etc.
  • Combo day tours to Puffing Billy & Phillip Island, Sovereign Hill & Phillip Island, or Sovereign Hill & 12 Apostles on the same day
  • Wine tours to award-winning wineries in Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Mount Macedon
  • Interstate tours to Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and Tasmania

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I make my reservation?

We recommend reserving your bus at least 2 weeks in advance. However, we are also able to provide buses in as little as 2 hours’ notice (subject to bus and driver availability).

Are there any hidden fees or additional charges?

Our provided quotation is the final amount you only have to pay. We do NOT charge extra for tolls, ferry costs, airport parking fees, etc.

Please note that the provided quotation is always exclusive of entrance fees unless stated otherwise. For multi-day long distance travelling or interstate bus charter, driver’s meals and accommodation is not included unless otherwise stated.

How many hours is for a day tour charter?

All bus charter services are quoted for 10 hours a day unless you requested a specific number of hours of service.

For some long distance travel tours such as Great Ocean Road and Mt Buller, they’re quoted for 12 hours a day.

For passenger safetyby law, driver can only work maximum 12 hours a day to avoid driver fatigue. If you need more than 12 hours, please advise our sales team so that we can arrange 2 drivers for your day.

Are all prices in Australian Dollar (AUD)?

Yes, prices of all services are in Australian Dollar (AUD).
Please note that payment by Credit card (Visa and Master cards only) will attract a processing fee charged by Stripe/PayPal/CBA. You can avoid this fee by making payment through bank transfer, or pay cash either at our office or directly to the driver on the day.

How much should my clients tip the driver?

Although tipping is not required, you’re very much appreciated to tip the driver to reward for his excellent service. Any mount is very grateful. Suggested amount is $3 per passenger per day.