Planning a group trip around Boston? Consider renting a Boston charter bus rental for your trip! We’ll get you in a compact minibus for your private group tour of the Freedom Trail out or a full-sized charter bus for campus tours around Boston College, Boston University, MIT, and the area’s many other amazing schools. National Charter Bus’s group transportation services can be personalized to your group’s size, travel needs, and unique Boston itinerary.
Boston is one of many historic gems in the Northeast. With its world-renowned universities, impressive museums, and popular sports teams, it's the perfect place for any group trip. Although Boston is a wonderful city to explore with a group, getting around can be tough with the city’s notorious traffic. Rather than reserving multiple rental cars, splitting into personal vehicles, or needing to hail several rideshares, call National Charter Bus. A motorcoach rental is one of the most efficient ways for large groups to travel in one of the country’s most densely populated cities.
Are you a company in need of business shuttles to the office or an event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center? We can set you up with a fleet of charter buses with additional amenities like WiFi and power outlets for top productivity. Is your Red Sox fan club in need of a private group ride to Fenway Park? National Charter Bus services sports teams and fans alike with spacious rentals for tailgating gear and sports equipment.
We have a solution for groups traveling around Boston for any occasion. Whether you need an ADA-accessible bus for your senior tour around the Freedom Trail or a shuttle for your wedding on the water, National Charter Bus has you covered. Don’t hesitate to ring us 24/7 at 617-275-8102 to chat with one of our rental experts.
With its many schools, you could think of Boston as one giant collegetown. Sure, the city is famous for several other things (like being the birthplace of American independence) but with more than 350,000 college students in the area, campus events are bound to be plentiful. National Charter Bus is here to provide shuttles for everything from tours for high school students to event transportation for campus organizations.
If you’re planning a campus tour around Boston, you can build your own itinerary and leave the group transportation up to us! Take your top students to tour MIT, Harvard, and Boston University in a private charter bus. Explore at your own leisure and relax in your climate-controlled bus with reclining seats after a long day of walking around each campus.
Are you a current student or a staff member at a local university? We’ll be sure you have the best group transportation possible for your volunteer event, greek life formal, academic conference, or any other collegiate event in the area!
As an important location in the United States’ history, Boston is one of the best places for groups of history lovers to visit. From the beautiful grounds of Boston Common to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the many sites along Freedom Trail, there’s days worth of history to explore. There are several companies that offer pre-organized tours of the city but many function on strict schedules. On your next group, consider building your own instead!
National Charter Bus gives you the freedom to travel when and where you please throughout your entire trip. Take your time seeing everything at spots like Liberty National Historic Park and the Boston Public Garden. You’ll just need to organize a designated pickup/dropoff location and pay any parking fees for your bus. Once you’re ready to move to a new location on your itinerary, your driver can swiftly shuttle you along your way.
If you’re a group of local Bostonians, it’s likely you’ll want a change of scenery from time to time. Boston is in a prime spot to plan a short day trip to Cape Cod or weekend excursion to New York City or Philadelphia. When you book with National Charter Bus, you’ll have access to a wide network of transportation partners across the region. We service trips of all distances and durations, meaning there’s no trip too far or too long to request.
There’s no better way to enjoy a game than with a big group of fellow fans. Traffic and parking in Boston is already a hassle. Throw in game day at TD Garden, Fenway Park, or Gillette Stadium, and you’ll have even worse gridlock to deal with. Save your group the trouble by booking a private charter bus! Your group can travel together and party before the game kicks off while your driver handles the roads. If you’re planning to drink on your charter bus, just be sure to let your reservation expert know when you call us for a quote.
Each full-sized bus in our network is spacious enough for local amateur teams traveling for away games as well. You’ll have spacious luggage bays under the bus for all of your gear while the cabin is equipped with overhead compartments for personal items—from duffle bags to ski gear. You can also request a bus with reclining seats so your athletes can relax before and after a big game.
Are you hosting a special event like a wedding or major gala for your community organization? Providing a shuttle service is one of the small ways to show your guests how much you care. National Charter Bus can provide exclusive transportation from guests’ homes, hotels, or any other location. A shuttle service is especially helpful for events being held in busy city centers and inconveniently far venues (a waterfront wedding ceremony in Plymouth or a rustic dinner surrounded by fall foliage sounds quaint until guests get lost on the hour-long drive).
Your guests will have a team of professionals to take the group transportation of their hands. Everyone can focus on your special event instead of dwelling on the drive there. If you need an upscale charter bus or minibus, just let your rental expert know and we’ll do our best to find a vehicle with amenities like leather seats.
We want to make your charter bus rental process as easy as possible. Check out our helpful FAQ page and first-timer’s guide to charter bus rentals if you have any questions. If you still have remaining questions or want a charter bus quote, pick up the phone and give us a call at 617-275-8102. Our team is available to help 24/7!.
1. Where’s the best place to park and unload a charter bus in Boston?
There are posted signs in Boston indicating where a charter bus may park or unload, some with 15-minute limits and some with 3-hour limits. You can find these areas in this map of Boston tour bus routes.
Charter buses are prohibited from parking in front of MBTA bus stops, parking meters, and commercial zones. Your hotel may be the best place to keep your charter bus parked while you’re in the city.
2. What streets can buses drive on in Boston?
Boston has suggested tour bus routes through the city that will provide enough space for your bus to get around, as detailed in the guide to Boston tour bus regulations.
3. What’s Boston traffic like?
Like many cities, Boston sees a weekday evening rush hour between about 3 and 5pm, and it’s usually worse on Fridays between 3pm and 4pm, according to the TomTom traffic index. Lunch time on Fridays and Saturdays can also get a little busier. Traffic on tour bus routes should slow down after about 6:30pm unless there’s a large event taking place in the city.
4. What’s the weather like in Boston?
Winters in Boston are particularly cold, with a potential for snow from December to March and average temperatures in the 20s and 30s Fahrenheit. If you aren’t used to traveling in the snow, we recommend scheduling your Boston trip during a warmer time of year.
5. What are the largest annual events in Boston?
The Boston Marathon, held each April, is probably the city’s largest and best-known annual event. Boston also hosts a 4th of July celebration every Independence Day and an annual Pride celebration. The Boston Red Sox home opener at the top of baseball season also draws large crowds each year.
Boston has so much to see and do that building an itinerary can be tough. If you need a few ideas on what to add to your group trip itinerary, we’ve got you covered. Consider adding some of these quintessential Boston locations to your trip:
Even if you aren’t a baseball fan, visiting the iconic home of the Boston Red Sox should be near the top of your must-see list. The historic ballpark offers group tours every day and group tickets to games.
Address: 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (866) 800-1275
Bibliophiles and architecture lovers should definitely make a trip to the historic Boston Public Library. Established in 1852, this library has been an important location in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood ever since.
Address: 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 536-5400
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of the largest museums in the world with more than 450,000 works of art. The Museum is known for having an impressive collection of ancient and European art.
Address: 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
Phone: (617) 267-9300
Although the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum doesn’t match the size of MFA, Boston, its collection and beautiful grounds are well worth a visit. The museum is located in a restored Venetian villa and is a must-see for architecture lovers.
Address: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 566-1401
Faneuil Hall Marketplace opened in 1743 and was a major site of historic speeches by figures in the fight for American independence. Today, the marketplace is home to several local eateries and boutiques.Address: 4 S Market Street, Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 523-1300
The Boston Symphony Hall was opened in 1900 and has been home to the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra ever since. Be sure to check out the orchestra’s schedule to grab tickets for a show in the beautiful, historic hall.
Address: 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 266-1492
Doubling as a museum and indoor zoo, the Museum of Science in Boston provides plenty of learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Learn about everything from the human body and how electricity works to dinosaurs and outer space.
Address: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 723-2500
Paul Revere is one of the most famous names from the era of the American Revolution. Visit his colonial home along Freedom Trail and then shuttle to other important historic locations in the area.
Address: 19 N Square, Boston, MA 02113
Phone: (617) 523-2338
Home to more than 10,000 animals across 600 species, the New England Aquarium is filled with aquatic creatures from around the world. Say hi to crowd favorites like sea lions, penguins, and stingrays.
Address: 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 973-5200
If you’re traveling with a group of little ones, the Boston Children’s Museum is an amazing educational destination. Kids can enjoy interactive exhibits and play zones while parents can sit back, relax, and supervise.
Address: 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Phone: (617) 426-6500
15 Channel Center St. Suite 102, Boston Massachusetts 02210