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Types of Transportation Used During Funerals

When planning a funeral, one of the most important considerations for people to consider is transportation. Funeral homes and directors work closely with customers to decide how they will transport attendees, and most important the deceased. Let’s take a look at the most common types of transportation that is used by funeral processions.


This is the most common type of transportation used for funerals. Hearses, which are sometimes referred to as coaches, are designed to carry caskets. You can fit just about any size casket into the back of a hearse without a problem. Families can then use the hearse to transport the casket to the location of the funeral before making your way to a cemetery or other burial site. A hearse can also be used by funeral directors as they go to the various locations.


While some families choose to drive themselves during funeral services, others opt to rent limousines or sedans so that they don’t have to worry about driving while they’re mourning the loss of their loved one. The average limo can hold about 4 to 7 people safely inside. These people can accompany the hearse as it makes its way around town.

Lead Cars

In many cases, the hearse will serve as the “lead car” in a funeral procession. Nevertheless, many families also choose to rent an official lead car that can serve as the leader of the procession. The driver of the lead car will be in charge of mapping out the best route to get to the funeral service and cemetery and will also ensure everyone behind them knows where they’re going.

If you’re looking to rent transportation for funerals, Johnstown Hearse Rental can set you up with whatever you need. Call us at 800-452-2249 to make arrangements for your funeral.

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