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San Francisco charter bus rentals

San Francisco Student Bus Rentals

San Francisco is known for its cultural richness. It’s perhaps even better known for its hills. The best way to get the most out of the former without being defeated by the latter is by booking a charter bus. We’ve got every type of bus to suit the needs of your student group, from the budget-friendly big yellow school bus, for day jaunts and multi-stops, to the deluxe coach bus, for a comfortable ride on long-haul adventures. Plan a to-the-minute itinerary using Bus.com’s online booking tool, and let our pro booking specialists and reliable drivers take the wheel, so you can relax and enjoy the City by the Bay.

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San Francsisco Field Trip Bus Rentals for K-12

We know you’ve got your hands full with a group of kids full of field-trip beans. Let us worry about how to get there and where to park the charter bus. But before we start thinking about how to get there, though, let’s figure out where to go! Here are some of our top spots in SF for the K-12 crowd.

Palace of Fine Arts Theater

Originally built to display works of art for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, the Palace was meant to be a temporary structure, but in the end was deemed too beautiful to see destroyed. Today, its grounds feature a (now structurally sound) replica of the original rotunda, a 966-seat theater, and a lagoon perfect for lazy afternoons watching people and wildlife swan about.

 

Address: 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone: +1 415-886-1296

Museum of Modern Art

SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast entirely devoted to 20th-century art, and today features over 33,000 works by artists such as Frida Khalo, Andy Warhol, and thousands more. The best part: it’s free to students and chaperones (just be sure to book ahead online). 

 

Address: 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: +1 415-357-4000

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The cultural heart of the Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood, YBCA is an inclusive space dedicated to bringing art, performance, and film to the community it serves. Exhibits and performances are created with the goal of provoking dialogue and inciting social change.

 

Address: 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: +1 415-978-2700

Alcatraz Island

A 15-minute ferry ride will take you to the famous island featured in countless action movies and legends of epic escapes. Students can tour the prison, check out the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast, and mingle with colonies of gulls and egrets that have made a home here. Plus, there’s a view of a little-known bridge that isn’t too shabby. 

 

Address: San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: +1 415-561-4900

Student Outings in San Francisco

There’s no shortage of things to do in San Francisco, whether you’re into structured, guided bus tours and activities, or just going with the flow amidst the natural beauty of the hills and coast. Whatever your student group is into, you can be sure complicated travel is not on the list. With a charter bus, it’s simple: you board, get comfy, and get hyped for the day ahead.

Team Building and Guided Fun

It’s no surprise that the city of startups and tech giants is a treasure trove of fun, creative team building activities. Go on a wild scavenger hunt across the city, make a movie in a day (that you then get to screen), or challenge your crew to a game of trampoline dodgeball. Hop on over to our San Francisco team building blog post for more inspo!

Take a Hike

Your group might be itching to get their blood pumping; luckily SF provides much in the way of hiking trails. Some have a rich history you can explore, while others offer unparalleled views of the ocean (complete with frolicking dolphins). Check out our list of fave trails in the Bay Area. Save your energy for the hike by having your charter bus drop you off right at the trailhead.

Explore the Coast

The water might be a little on the cold side, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a bomb beach day, replete with sun, sand, and some of the most Insta-worthy views this side of the Mississippi. We’ve got the lowdown on the more secluded spots, the rowdier scenes, and the, uh, clothing optional areas you might want to avoid.

Student bus rentals for field trips and campus tours.

San Francisco Campus Tour Bus Rentals

Be they budding artists, future scientists, or tech gurus in the making, students will feel right at home in San Francisco’s academic world. Getting a feel for which school is right for you typically means touring more than one campus. Take the guesswork out of planning your itinerary -- and save time -- by renting a charter bus. You input the details of your tour, and we take care of getting you there. And there. And then there.

University of California Berkeley

Considered the #1 public university worldwide, UC Berkeley is more than just a school: it’s a way of life. With a storied history and a laundry list of traditions, from the Big Game rally, to rubbing the 4.0 ball for good luck, the Golden Bear spirit will remain with you long after you graduate. 

 

Address:2227 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: +1 510-642-5215

University of San Francisco

Located right in the heart of the city, USF offers students a real taste of life as a San Franciscan. The school prides itself on its commitment to diversity, ranking fifth among U.S. national schools for student ethnic diversity. A top-ranked school in general, it really shines in the liberal arts and management departments.

 

Address: 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone: +1 415-422-5555

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Spring Break in San Franisco

For groups looking for an arts-and-culture-filled getaway, an LGBTQ+-friendly experience, or simply want the fun of a metropolitan setting with awe-inspiring nature at arms reach, San Francisco is where it’s at. Check out the sights at Fisherman’s Wharf, snap a pic of the famous Painted Ladies, or visit the trendy South of Market (- or SoMa, to locals) – for some arts, shopping, and great eats. Touring the Bay is a must, with the Golden Gate Bridge and Baker Beach topping the list.

 

 The 21+ camp will undoubtedly enjoy a day trip to nearby wine country — especially when they’ve got a charter bus ferrying them back safely to home base after a day of sampling the region’s finest. In fact, booking a charter bus to get you and your group around the sprawling city and the Bay area is the smartest and easiest (and most budget-friendly) way  for your classmates to get the most out of every minute of their week away from the books. So you can relax and let your hair down, the real San Francisco way.

Spring break charter bus rentals.

San Francisco Sports Rally Bus Rentals

Maul those Golden Bears! Defeat the Dons! Gather your school’s most raucous sports fans and fly your team’s flag on enemy territory. If you’re going to go to any city for a rally, make it San Francisco, especially if your school is playing UC Berkeley (or even if they’re not). Their Big Game rally is really a week-long party, and includes a cable car parade, dancing through the streets, and a humongous bonfire.

 

 Whatever team you’re playing, renting a charter bus is the best way to get your group to the rally pumped up and ready to win. You can even go all out with a custom wrap for your bus if you really want to make your presence known.

 

Pro tip: Bus.com’s book now, pay later option gives you plenty of time to rally yourselves and raise the funds for your rental, leaving you with more money to spend on face paint and noise-makers.

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San Francisco Student Conferences

With SF being home to some of the top schools in the country, it’s also host to dozens of student conferences held annually, in fields ranging from education, to interior design, to, of course, technology. Whether your group members are presenting or simply attending, a great way to get them there is by charter bus. It’s safe, cost-efficient, and, if you opt for a coach bus or mini coach bus, more comfortable than flying, by leaps and bounds – with the added bonus that you’re guaranteed not to lose your luggage. 

 

If your group does fly into SFO, though, aConversely, the school bus or minibus rental will get you from the airport to your hotel in a flash, and will be ready and waiting for you as soon as you touch down; no more pairing off into costly cabs. You can also easily organize a daily shuttle from the conference to the hotel. And while you’re there, why not hit up some of the city’s hottest spots for networking and team building. After all, what’s student life without an equal balance of work and play?

Student and academic conference charter bus rentals.

Student Job Fairs in San Francisco

With the world’s greatest tech giants (as well as hundreds of startups) in nearby Silicon Valley, San Francisco is undoubtedly the mecca for those looking for work in the industry. In fact, most of the top paying jobs in the city are in STEM and business management fields,  (according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics).

 

 For the same reason, job fairs in SF are highly competitive, and students must be prepared if they want to stand out in the crowd. A coach bus rentals, with its spacious seating and on-board WiFi, is the perfect environment for students to read up on the companies on their wish list, practice their pitches, and come up with a game plan for getting the most out of the busy fair. Read up on how to best prepare to wow recruiters and land that dream job here.

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Comfort and storage
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Minibus

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Small groups, big moments
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