Charter a bus to get to Chinatown

San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in the United States and one of the largest Chinatowns outside of Asia. If you want you have a large or small group ready to explore beyond Chinatown’s iconic Dragon’s Gate, the best way to get there is by renting a charter bus in San Francisco.

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Sights of Chinatown in San Francisco
Chinatown in San Francisco
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About Chinatown

While there are actually four notable Chinatowns in San Francisco, the oldest and largest is the main Chinatown to visit. Since its establishment in 1848, it has played an important and influential role in the history and culture of Chinese immigrants in North America. Chinatown spans a total of 24 city blocks and it is the most densely populated neighborhood west of Manhattan. San Francisco’s Chinatown offers visitors the opportunity to experience Chinese culture. One of the most photographed locations in Chinatown is the Dragon’s Gate, which is the southern entrance to Chinatown on Grant Avenue, which runs the length of Chinatown. Once in Chinatown, visitors can explore a maze of herbal and tea shops, souvenir stores, bakeries, karaoke bars, and dark cocktail lounges. Other notable attractions include St. Mary’s Square, the Sing Chong and Sing Fat buildings, and Portsmouth Square, which is the oldest public space in San Francisco.

Why charter a bus to visit Chinatown

Chinatown is best experienced on foot, but if you’re traveling with a group and coming from another part of the city, you should charter a rental bus and arrive in style. We have many types of charter buses to choose from: mini coach buses that fit an average of 32 passengers, school buses for large class trips, coach buses for tour groups, and minibuses that fit an average of 21 passengers for a smaller outing. Whatever your groups needs, we have the right style of bus to meet them and provide safe transportation to and from Chinatown!

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About the location and the surrounding area

From the 1850s through the early 1900s, Chinatown was the port of entry for immigrants arriving from the Guangdong province of southern China. Today, Chinatown covers an area roughly a half-mile long and a half-mile wide. Its boundaries are Kearny Street in the east, Broadway in the north, Powell in the west, and Bush Street in the south. There are two main north-south thoroughfares in Chinatown. They are Grant Avenue, which is more popular amongst visitors, and Stockton Street, which presents a more authentic cultural experience. In addition to the numerous specialty shops in Chinatown, the neighborhood is also home to a variety of ornate temples, including the landmark Tien How, which is the neighborhood’s oldest Taoist Temple. Visitors can also pop into the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum to learn more about Chinatown and Chinese immigration to America.
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When you book with us, you can choose from a variety of vehicle options in your area, curated by availability, budget, and amenities.

School Bus
47 seats
$81 per hour

Economical and nostalgic—the classic schoolbus experience from your childhood. Perfect for students and adults alike.

21 Seats
$98 per hour

All the comfort and most of the amenities of a full-sized coach, sized just right for smaller groups.

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$115 per hour

Spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. The ideal choice for big groups traveling locally or long-distance.

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