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Easy San Francisco charter bus rentals

San Francisco is an important cultural, commercial, and financial center for not only California but the United States as a whole. There’s a lot to see in the city, so you should rent a charter bus from Bus.com to get around.

Organize your next group trip with a San Francisco charter bus rental. Bus.com will search our North America-wide network of bus companies to find the best one for your event. Whether you need a minibus for a bachelor(ette) party, a group of buses for your church group, or a fleet of buses for a construction crew or government workers, we’ll hook you up. San Francisco charter buses are a lot easier to handle when you’ve got the logistics experts of Bus.com on your side. Use our online booking tool to get started.

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What is Bus.com?

Bus.com is a marketplace for charter buses connecting event organizers and bus suppliers. We help you set up transportation to and from any type of events by partnering with reliable and vetted bus companies across North America.

What determines the price of a San Francisco charter bus rental?

Charter bus prices in San Francisco vary depending on several factors that include, but are not limited to, the date of your trip, total trip mileage, driver’s time on duty, availability of buses in San Francisco, and the time of the year you make your request. Our relationships with bus partners also allows us to get preferred prices compared to the rest of the market.

Where do you get your San Francisco buses from?

Our large network of bus partners spans across North America, but we make sure we vet each and every single local bus company we work with. Working closely with these bus companies allows us to provide you with exceptional charter bus service in San Francisco in addition to competitive pricing.

How do I rent a charter bus in San Francisco with a driver?

Our team makes sure you have everything you need for your trip, so a bus driver is included with each charter bus rental in San Francisco. The charter bus prices that you receive include driver’s gratuity and hotel accommodations.

What kind of bus rentals can I book in San Francisco?

You can choose to rent a school bus, coach bus, minibus, or mini coach bus in San Francisco—whichever fits your trip needs best.

How soon do I have to book my charter bus rental in San Francisco?

With prices that tend to go up closer to your trip date, it is better to rent a bus earlier on. Make the most out of early booking with our Book Now, Pay Later policy. You will be able to secure a reservation, but only pay for it 21 days before your trip runs.

Wedding charter bus rentals in San Francisco

The whole Bay Area is at the SF bride’s fingertips. Throw a bachelorette wine tasting in Napa or Sonoma, hold an elegant ceremony at the Palace of Fine Arts, and plan a classic wedding photo shoot by the Golden Gate Bridge. Bus.com’s team of booking specialists will help you plan a wedding transportation package that’ll take you all over the Bay.

Airport pickups

Whether your guests are flying into SFO, OAK, or even SJC, a charter bus rental is the perfect way to swoop your guests off on a magical wedding weekend. Organize pick-up from multiple airports to bring all your guests to the same hotel. Just make sure you account for luggage when you calculate how much space you’ll need on your airport pick-up buses.

Rehearsal transportation

Charter a minibus or mini coach bus to chauffeur your nearest and dearest to your rehearsal events. Pick them up at the hotel, make sure they arrive at the ceremony venue on time, head across town to a trendy wine bar in the Mission, then return your guests to their suites for a good night rest.

Ceremony to reception shuttle

It would be a massive disaster if your guests didn’t arrive at the reception in time for dinner. Make sure they stay on schedule by providing a wedding shuttle service between the ceremony and the reception. We also recommend providing transportation back to the hotel so guests are free to toast the happy couple.

Bachelor or bachelorette party

San Francisco is right smack in the middle of California, making it a great launchpad for epic weekend road trips. Head up the northern coast to the quaint towns of Mendocino County, Trek into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Lake Tahoe or take an unforgettable wine tour in Sonoma and Napa Valleys.

Bridal shower

Make time for some well-deserved pampering for you and your bridal crew with a relaxing spa session or morning fitness classes at Cavallo Point followed by afternoon tea for an intimate gathering at Lovejoy’s Tea Room. With so many things to do, make sure everybody can easily get to all your locations with a minibus rental. Our logistics experts can help you organize a convenient itinerary for your group!

Engagement party

Celebrate your soon-to-be-married status with all your loved ones! Whether you are wine connoisseurs looking to indulge at urban winery Dogpatch WineWorks, or want to enjoy amazing ocean views at Cliff House, make sure everybody has an easy way to attend your event. Rent a charter bus in San Francisco to help your guests conveniently get to your party, so they don’t have to worry about finding parking or getting stuck in traffic.

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Sports teams bus rentals in San Francisco

The City by the Bay has so much going for it culturally, it can be easy to forget about its sports scene. But the Bay Area has two baseball teams and iconic basketball and football teams. Team success here is a given, but so is beautiful sports venues that tend to come with a view.

Oracle Park

You’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful venue for baseball than the home of the San Francisco Giants. Oracle is a ballpark, not a stadium. And its waterfront location doesn’t just give it a scenic backdrop; it provides a target for left-handed batters to smack home runs into the bay, à la Barry Bonds of decades past.

Address: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
Phone: +1 415-972-2000

Levi's Stadium

Sundays in San Fran in the fall are for football. And while the 2014-opened Levi’s Stadium is considerably south, actually closer to San Jose in the town of Santa Clara, the 49ers tradition still runs deep on game days. Whether it’s for an NFL game, a concert, or a tour of the 49ers Museum, Levi’s Stadium is the home of football in the Bay Area.

Address: 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054, United States
Phone: +1 415-464-9377

Chase Center

The Golden State Warriors were the class of the NBA in the 2010s, playing in five consecutive NBA Finals and winning three. Prior to the 2019-2020 season, the Warriors went back to their roots, leaving Oakland to move into the brand new Chase Center on the San Francisco side of the bay. More than a basketball arena, Chase also boasts a public plaza, restaurants, and a waterfront park on its 11-acre site.

Address: 1 Warriors Way, San Francisco, CA 94158, United States
Phone: +1 888-479-4667

RingCentral Coliseum

On the east side of the Bay Bridge, the Oakland Athletics play their baseball games at RingCentral Coliseum. Its unique design makes it look small from the outside, but in reality, the playing surface is below ground and sea level. Enter at the top of the first deck and enjoy a night at the ball field.

Address: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621, United States
Phone: +1 510-569-2121

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Corporate bus rentals in San Francisco

With a corporate charter bus rental in San Francisco, the opportunities are endless. Whether it's transportation to a local conference or to a team-building event, a charter bus rental is the most comfortable option for group transport.

Conferences and trade shows

San Francisco is a hotbed for conferences — after all, it is within proximity of the Silicon Valley and home to some of the world’s most prominent tech companies. With a charter bus rental, you can keep your group together as your travel to conferences, trade shows, and other corporate events.

Corporate group travel

One of the best way to maintain a high standard of morale among your employees is by offering them opportunities to interact with one another while having fun. A team-building event or retreat is a great way to help ensure that your team members feel their value, and a great way to get to know one another.

Corporate retreats

Why wait until you arrive at your destination? When you rent a bus for your corporate team, the time spent in transit is the perfect time to get to know one another. Wherever your business trip takes place, we’ll help you get there, whether it be in a comfortable coach or a classic yellow school bus.

Airport transfers

Give your employees a simple, stress-free way to get from San Francisco International Airport to their hotels. With a charter bus rental in San Francisco, you won’t have to worry about taxi fees or parking fees. We can help you plan a personalized route to move your team directly from the airport to the hotel of your choice.

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Bay Area field trip bus rentals

Organizing primary and secondary school field trips can be complicated, but we’ve got some tips! One of the biggest challenges can just be keeping everyone together and on-time. Renting a charter bus is a surefire way to keep tabs on your group in the city, whether you’re planning a kindergarten trip to The San Francisco Botanical Gardens or a high school visit to The California Academy of Sciences.

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is a massive urban park designed by Park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren that spans over 1,000 acres right in the heart of San Francisco. Often compared to Central Park, The Golden Gate Park is 20% bigger and features a staggering number of attractions including meticulously tended gardens, hiking trails, picnic areas, sports facilities, live music, lakes, museums, a carousel, a bison paddock and more!

Address: 501 Stanyan St San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Phone: (415) 831-2700

Aquarium of the Bay

Located right at the edge of San Francisco’s historic Pier 39, The Aquarium of the Bay is a public aquarium that showcases the incredible aquatic diversity of marine life in Northern California. The aquarium features over 20,000 marine animals from anchovies and jellyfish to over 50 kinds of shark species. The aquarium has also begun conducting its own research and is firmly devoted to ocean and freshwater conservation efforts, particularly by reducing plastic waste.

Address: PIER 39 The Embarcadero &, Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133,
Phone: +1 415-623-5300

Alcatraz Island

The United States built Alcatraz to be the first offshore fort on the West Coast, and it was the home of an infamous prison until 1934. Today the island is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is a National Historic Landmark. It’s accessed via ferry from nearby pier 33, and over 1.7 million visitors tour its grounds every year.

Address: San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Phone: +1 415-561-4900

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

The Ripley’s name is synonymous with many things — among them the weird, the obscure,  and, perhaps most of all, the entertaining. It may seem strange that it’s possible to learn while you’re having this much fun, but the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum in San Francisco is quite educational, and ideal for field trips.

Address: 175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Phone: +1 415-202-9850

San Francisco summer camps

There’s no denying that the area around San Francisco is naturally beautiful. This makes it a great backdrop for summer camps, of which there are many in the surrounding area. If you are looking to transport a group of campers, Bus.com has budget-friendly charter bus options for you.

San Francisco campus tour bus rentals

Choosing a college or university is a difficult decision, but a campus tour can be a helpful place to start—providing an in-depth look at what certain schools have to offer.San Francisco is home to some of the county’s most prestigious post-secondary institutions, including The University of California, San Francisco; The California Culinary Academy; and The University of California, Hastings College of the Law, just to name a few.

University of California Berkeley

Founded in 1868, The University of California Berkeley is the flagship campus and oldest of all ten campuses that make up the University of California system. Its graduates are known and respected worldwide for their achievements and its alumni include 107 Nobel laureates, 19 Pulitzer Prize winners and 207 Olympic medalists! Its campus is about a 20-minute bus ride from downtown SF and 12 bus ride from minutes from downtown Oakland.

Address: Berkeley, CA, United States
Phone: +1 510-642-6000

University of San Francisco

First established as a Jesuit school in 1855, The University of San Francisco is now a 55-acre campus between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and certificate programs. It’s also home to dozens of diverse student groups, clubs, and organizations and, owing to its location in the heart of San Francisco, is well integrated into daily city life.

Address: 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States
Phone: +1 415-422-5555

San Francisco State

San Francisco State is part of the extensive California State university system. Found in the city’s southwest, the school is a large comprehensive public research school that offers more than 100 different bachelor degrees.

Address: 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132, United States
Phone: +1 415-338-1111

San Francisco Art Institute

The San Francisco Art Institute is both an art gallery and a college, offering both bachelor and master degrees in fine arts and arts. Notably it is the oldest art school in the Western United States.

Address: 800 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Phone: +1 415-771-7020

Arts & culture in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city for art lovers—home to a dizzying array of world-class cultural venuesA charter bus rental is ideal for making sure your students don’t miss out on anything the city has to offer. Catch a performance at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, grab a meal at the Hard Rock Cafe, explore the city's famous Chinatown, or get inspired by major 20th century and contemporary artworks at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, discover the Mission Cultural Centre for Latino Arts, or get immersed in the multidisciplinary exhibits at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Leave the transport to us and rent one of our cost-effective charter buses for your next student trip. You won’t have to worry about route planning, driving, or parking for that matter! Our vetted professional drivers will pick you up, drop you off, and get you around town in comfort and safety while your students soak it all in.

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, located on the grounds of San Francisco’s iconic Palace of Fine Arts is a mainstay in the fabric of the San Francisco cultural scene. It regularly puts on an impressive lineup of comedy shows, live musical acts, theatrical performances and more.

Address: 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
Phone: +1 415-376-1704

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens. The center’s collection features a variety of visual, video, and performance art by local, national, and international artists, with a particular interest in representing San Francisco’s diverse communities. 

Address: 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Phone: +1 415-978-2787

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The first museum on the West Coast to focus strictly on 20th-century art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has since expanded its facilities three times since its original opening in 1935. Today the collection includes over 33,000 paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and multimedia works produced from the likes of modern art greats like Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol.

Address: 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Phone: +1 415-357-4000

Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum is one of the world’s largest institutions solely dedicated to Asian art. It was established in 1966, holds more than 18,000 items in its collection. The museum is also home to a popular Japanese Tea House.

Address: 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Phone: +1 415-581-3500

Coit Tower

Coit Tower is a historic landmark in San Francisco. It was built in the 1920s as an attempt to beautify the city, which had recently been hit hard by the 1916 earthquake. The tower, which is fashioned in the Art Deco style, offers views of the city and the Bay Area.

Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Phone: +1 415-249-0995

Legion of Honor / de Young Museum

The Legion of Honor and the de Young Museum are both part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. While the Legion of Honor is focused on European and ancient art, the de Young Museum is known for its American art collection.

Legion of Honor
Address: 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
Phone: +1 415-750-3600

Weekend trips from San Francisco

San Francisco makes a great launchpad for exciting weekend trips, and a charter bus rental is a great budget-friendly way for groups to unwind and explore some of the incredible destinations in the Bay Area. There are great campgrounds in both the Empire Mine State Park and Yosemite National Park, some of the country’s best vineyards in Napa and Sonoma valleys, and unforgettable beaches up and down the coast! All our charter bus rentals include a professional driver, and our custom quote tool will automatically include their accommodation and gratuity—taking all the guesswork out of your budget.

Group hiking spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is home to a host of incredible local hiking spots that make for great group getaways— often without ever leaving city limits! From the classic, low-intensity Lover’s Lane walk, the three-mile Land’s End Hike, or the challenging Batteries to Bluffs Trail, just to name a few.

San Francisco beach outings

Up and down the coast, California is known for its picture-perfect beaches, and the beaches in the San Francisco area are some of the best. Local favorites include Baker’s Beach, China Beach, Fort Funston, and Clipper’s Cove—All just short bus hops away from downtown San Francisco.

Road trips near San Francisco

San Francisco is right smack in the middle of California, making it a great launchpad for epic weekend road trips. Head up the northern coast to the quaint towns of Mendocino County, Trek into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Lake Tahoe or take an unforgettable wine tour in Sonoma and Napa Valleys.

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Music festivals near San Francisco

San Francisco and the entire Bay Area has enjoyed a close association with incredible music ever since the Summer of Love in 1967. The tradition lives on today with an impressive lineup of local festivals ranging from Bottle Rock in nearby Napa Valley, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park, and of course, the legendary Fillmore Jazz Festival held in the very heart of the city every year.

Rent a charter bus and ensure your group gets the most out of their experience! Our versatile bus types can be equipped with storage space for all your picnic supplies, AC to keep your attendees cool, and reclining seats to keep them comfy. A charter bus is the best way for like-minded music fans to safely get to and from all the hottest festivals of the season!

Popular events in San Francisco

There’s always something happening in the City by the Bay. Whether you’re assembling an out-of-town contingent for San Francisco Pride, a troupe of Carribean tourists for Carnival, or a gaggle of die-hard music fans for Outside Lands, a charter bus rental from Bus.com is the efficient, comfortable and cost-effective way to transport your group to their event in San Francisco. If you're an event planner, Bus.com can help you with all of your transportation needs.

San Francisco Pride

Assembling over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and putting on shows at more than 20 community-run stages, San Francisco Pride takes place on the last weekend of June every year and is the single largest assembly of the LGBT community and its allies in the United States.

Chinese New Year in San Francisco

With a large population of citizens with Chinese heritage, San Francisco puts on some of the largest Lunar New Year celebrations in the entire world. There are loads of exciting events happening during February and March, but the highlight is certainly the Chinese New Year Parade. The parade features marching bands, lion dancers, firecrackers, stilt walkers, acrobats, and a Golden Dragon finale.

Outside Lands in San Francisco

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival occupies San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park for three days every year in August. The festival showcases some of the best live acts in the world, from all over the musical spectrum and previous years have featured the likes of Radiohead, the Who, Metallica, Lionel Ritchie, Elton John, Kanye West, and Grimes just to name a few.

Carnival in San Francisco

If you’re looking for a real party, Carnival in San Francisco delivers. Held over Memorial Day weekend every year in May, San Francisco’s Carnival is a massive street party that runs through the Mission District. It features exceptional international cuisine, arts & crafts activities for all ages, as well as a bevy of music and dance performances from all over the world.

Holidays in San Francisco

The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones. Whether you’re planning a picnic for the 4th of July weekend, a family reunion for Thanksgiving or an enchanting Xmas walking tour of Fisherman’s Wharf, a charter bus rental from Bus.com is ideal for transporting your group in safety, comfort, and style this holiday season in San Francisco.

The Holiday Season in San Francisco

San Francisco might not get any snow, but that sure doesn’t stop the locals from going all out to celebrate the season. Some of the city’s most beloved recurring events include visiting the Fairmont Hotel’s famous two-storey gingerbread house, seeing a performance of A Christmas Carol at the historic American Conservatory Theater, and of course, ice skating in Union Square.

New Year's Eve in San Francisco

During the holidays, most of San Francisco’s cultural institutions are closed, but during the day on New Year’s Eve, museums like the Aquarium of the Bay and the California Acadamy of Sciences are open and offer a great family-friendly way to ring in the new year. When the sun sets, though, it’s all about the fireworks on the Embarcadero. Be sure to show up to the waterfront early to stake out a spot south of the Ferry building for the best view.

4th of July in San Francisco

San Francisco pulls out all the stops to celebrate Independence Day weekend. Some of our favorite yearly traditions include patriotic big band performances at the Spreckles Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park, free guided walking tours at popular city hotspots like Telegraph Hill, and of course, fireworks displays at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Thanksgiving in San Francisco

Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to relax and curl up by the fire, but with everything that goes on in San Francisco over Thanksgiving weekend, you might not have time. Quintessential institutions like the San Francisco Zoo, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the San Francisco Botanical Gardens are open all weekend and prepare special programming for the occasion.

In and around the Bay area

The San Francisco Bay area is the cultural and business center of Northern California. The San Francisco area stretches across a significant distance, with several independent cities forming its conglomerate. In terms of notoriety, this area has it all: a stunning bay, famous bridges, hills, parks, islands, and the most renowned startup hub in the world.

San Francisco proper

San Francisco is a must-visit city with a trendsetting food scene, world-class performances, endless commercial offers, and outdoor activities. The Golden Gate Bridge is SF’s most recognizable landmark (perhaps closely followed by Lombard Street). The historic heart of SF, Market Street, the Financial District, the prime shopping and hotel district, Union Square, and the waterfront Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz Island are known across the world. Do not miss San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio, or Lands End where you might see whales. Visit Chase Center – the new home to Golden State Warriors and the Oracle Park – host to San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball’s team.  

Peninsula (Palo Alto)

Palo Alto is a part of Silicon Valley. The city was born thanks to the founding of Stanford University, and it still holds the title of one of the most educated cities in the US. Palo Alto is headquarters to advanced tech companies like Hewlett-Packard (HP), Tesla, the Ford Research and Innovation Center, Skype, and Palantir Technologies. Palo Alto is also the birthplace of Apple, Google,  Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Pinterest, and PayPal. For those who are interested in natural and cultural landmarks, there are notable Arastradero Preserve, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, Frenchman’s Tower, and Palo Alto Art Center.

North Bay (San Rafael)

The North Bay is connected to San Francisco by the Golden Gate Bridge and to the East Bay by the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge, the Benicia–Martinez Bridge, and the Carquinez Bridge. This is the least densely populated and urban part of the Bay, with the largest city being Santa Rosa. This area also includes the Napa and Sonoma wine regions. San Rafael has notoable sites like Mission San Rafael Arcángel, the Marin County Civic Center building, the Rafael Film Center, and Kerner Studios. China Camp State Park is a peaceful campground with hiking trails.

East Bay (Oakland)

The city of Oakland is a harmonious mix of historical and high-tech. Its dining experience reflects the culinary traditions of the city’s ethnically diverse population, offering great “foodie” tours. Oakland is one of the country’s top art communities, being designated one of the top 12 arts and performance hubs of the country. The Paramount and Fox theaters compete for being the star of uptown nights, often running events simultaneously. Historically a notable scene for West Coast blues and jazz, Oakland once gained the title of the “New Sin City” for its thriving bar and clubbing experiences. Recreation includes the Cascade Waterfall, Joaquin Miller Park with its French Trail, Redwood Regional Park, and the Oakland Zoo.

South Bay (San Jose)

San Jose is a United States Foreign-Trade Zone, and, thanks to the high-tech industry, is a mostly affluent area. Top-class hotels and restaurants are everywhere, and the cultural scene is thriving at destinations like the Opera San Jose, the Symphony Silicon Valley, and the Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley. Downtown hosts an indie movie festival called Cinequest Film. The San Jose Jazz Festival is another of many great events hosted throughout the year. San Jose also is home to the San Jose Museum of Art, one of the best Modern Art museums. The SAP Center at San Jose is one of the top event venues in the world.