We always took our regular stroller, which was heavy and difficult on the buses. This year, since my youngest was 2 1/2, I knew I still needed one, but I could not bring myself to spend the $ to rent one.
I ended up buying the Evenflo XSport Plus Convenience Stroller to take. Here it is at Baby Depot It is about $40-$50 and it is an umbrella style, but larger and sturdier than cheapy umbrella strollers. It was very easy to navigate and convenient. It has cup holders, zip pouches and a small storage area under the seat. I kept it in the box for checking at the airport. We had no problem on and off the buses.
I would recommend this to anyone with a little one. It was much more cost effective and I have used it since at the mall, zoo…etc. I don’t feel like I threw my money away and I can sell it at a garage sale when I no longer need it.