Houston Charter Bus & Minibus Rentals

Bringing a group into Houston? National Charter Bus has all of your group transportation needs covered, whether you’re organizing employee shuttle buses to and from your office or planning a custom bus tour of the Museum District. Chartering compact minibuses, full-size charter buses, and multiple bus sizes in between, we can accommodate groups of any size in Houston, no matter where or when you need to travel.

Call our 24-hour team today at 713-234-6591 to learn more about charter bus prices, ask questions about the bus rental process, and receive a free, no-obligation quote on your Houston charter bus rental!


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Charter Bus Rental Options in Houston & Throughout Texas

Need a custom fleet for your high school football team and marching band? Done.

What about a shuttle bus for your wedding? We’ve got you.

Trying to coordinate a group ride for your family reunion? No worries.

No matter what type of trip you’re taking in Houston, we have the perfect bus for you. Our charter bus network includes compact minibus shuttles, full-size motorcoaches, and everything in between, meaning we can always find you exactly what you need for your trip. While you ride, you’ll enjoy the services of a professional bus driver, relax in reclining seats, stay connected with WiFi and power outlets, and keep luggage and carry-ons stowed away in spacious luggage bays. We can also provide ADA-compliant bus features with advanced notice. Have any special amenity requests? Just let our team know when you call to book your Houston bus rental.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Houston Charter Bus Rentals

1. What public transportation can my group take in Houston?

Houston’s METRO system offers bus routes and 3 METRORail lines. Each METRORail or bus ride is $1.50 per person, and notable rail stops include the Theatre District, the Museum District, and the Houston Zoo. Bus routes cover a much wider range of the city and service stops every 15, 20, 30, or 60 minutes, depending on the line. A bus or rail ride can be a good way to quickly hop around the city, but if you’re traveling with a large group, on a tight schedule, or your itinerary includes venues far from METRO stops, a private bus rental might be an easier way to get around!

2. Where can my charter bus park in Houston?

Being a largely car-dependent city, you can find parking lots and street parking at most of Houston’s popular destinations. Check out our blog about parking a charter bus in Houston to learn more about where your bus can stay while you’re out exploring the city. If you’re visiting a venue with limited parking options, your charter bus will drop you off and wait at your hotel until it’s time to pick you up.

3. What are the best convention centers and meeting venues in Houston?

Houston’s biggest convention center is the George R. Brown Convention Center, which houses 1.9 million square feet of space. Smaller venues in the city include The Work Lodge (with two locations in Houston), Midtown’s Wi+CoWork, and the cozy Local Office Coworking Houston. If you need to shuttle employees or special guests to any of these venues, National Charter Bus can pair you with the perfect shuttle bus rental!

4. How’s the traffic in Houston?

Like most cities, Houston traffic picks up about noon and is typically worst between 5-6pm. The TomTom Traffic Index ranks Houston’s traffic as #214 in the world, which is more congested than other Texas cities like San Antonio and Austin but less congested than cities like Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami. You can almost always expect some delays if you’re traveling in the afternoon, but we definitely recommend avoiding the roads between 4pm and 6pm to evade some of the city’s worst traffic.

5. What are the most popular annual events in Houston?

Some of Houston’s most popular annual events include January’s Houston Marathon, March’s Tour de Houston, October’s Texas Renaissance Fair, and December’s Texas Bowl. If you’re bringing a group into town for your favorite event, we can drop you off right at the festivities and make sure you have an easy ride between the event and your hotel!

More About Houston Charter Bus Rentals

National Charter Bus has a nationwide network of bus providers available, so we can help you plan a trip to anywhere in the country—not just around Houston. Travel around Texas, the Southeast, or as far away as Chicago and New York City with a group.

As an experienced charter bus rental company, you can trust National Charter Bus to deliver the best in customer service and safety. Count on us for well-maintained buses, thoroughly vetted drivers and partners, and 24/7 customer support.

At National Charter Bus, we’re committed to customer satisfaction at every step of your bus rental experience. With a varied fleet of bus types and professional drivers who can provide private services, we can accommodate a group of any size traveling on a custom schedule or itinerary.

Our Favorite Things to Do in Houston

Downtown Houston in the evening

Hanging around Houston? There’s plenty to explore, whether it’s a show in the Theatre District, delicious Tex-Mex food at a local restaurant, a walk at Memorial or Hermann Park, or a day of learning at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. No matter what you choose, you can travel without stressing about how you’ll get around with a charter bus rental by your side.

Below are some of our favorite places to visit in Houston:


Museums & Educational Centers

Just south of Downtown lies Houston’s Museum District, which is–you guessed it–home to some of the city’s best museums and educational centers. 19 institutions showcase works dedicated to arts, sciences, history, and more. If you’re looking for a low-cost way to keep your group entertained (and in the air conditioning) for an afternoon, 11 of the district’s museums are free at all times and others offer free admission during certain hours on Thursdays (note that this results in bigger crowds at most museums on Thursday afternoons).

Most of the museum district is walkable, with lots of museums and restaurants being easily accessible from one another. Your charter bus driver can drop off your group at your preferred first stop, or provide easy shuttle services around the district for any passengers with disabilities or mobility concerns.


Houston Museum of Natural Science

Highlights: Ancient Egyptian artifacts, dinosaur skeletons, 60-foot Foucault pendulum, and rare gemstones

Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Phone: (713) 639-4629


Cockrell Butterfly Center

Note: The center is part of the Museum of Natural Science, but you’ll have to pay a separate admission to see the butterflies.

Highlights: 3-store glass conservatory with a 50-foot waterfall

Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Phone: (713) 639-4629


Children’s Museum of Houston

Highlights: Interactive water exhibit, traditional folktales and stories about South Korean society, and the SECRET Spy Game

Address: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004

Phone: (713) 522-1138


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Highlights: 70,000 pieces of North American, Latin American, African, Asian, and European art; and a notable collection of Impressionist art

Address: 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

Phone: (713) 639-7300


The Menil Collection

Highlights: Art that is open for guest interpretation with no explanations of works; over 17,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books

Address: 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006

Phone: (713) 525-9400


Holocaust Museum Houston

Highlights: Fourth largest U.S. Holocaust museum; testimonies of Holocaust survivors who settled in the Houston area

Address: 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

Phone: (713) 942-8000

Arts & Performance

Once you’ve explored Houston’s Museum District, head over to the Theatre District to sit back, relax, and enjoy a show! Visitors can enjoy a range of performing arts at any of the district’s nine theatres, including opera, ballet, symphony, theatre, stand-up comedy, and even touring Broadway shows. Make a night of it with a show plus a meal at a local restaurant and drinks at a bar after–your National Charter Bus driver will be your DD and make sure you get around safely all evening!

Here are a few of Houston's theaters that we love to visit:

Aerial view of multiple buildings in Houston's theater district

The Alley Theatre

Highlights: Houston’s oldest professional theatre company; third-oldest resident theatre in the United States

Address: 615 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

Phone: (713) 220-5700


The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Highlights: Lots of musicals, including touring Broadway shows

Address: 800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002

Phone: (713) 315-2525


Jones Hall for the Performing Arts

Highlights: Classical musical performances by the Houston Symphony

Address: 615 Louisiana St; Houston, TX 77002-2715

Phone: 713-224-7575


Wortham Theatre Center

Highlights: Grand shows from the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet

Address: 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

Phone: (832) 487-7000


Tex-Mex and barbecue have made Houston home for years, but you aren't limited to just these two Texas staples when you’re planning your meals in Houston! Below are a few of our local faves, including cuisine from Japanese, Vietnamese, and Mexican origins. Insert as many stops as you’d like on your custom itinerary—your bus driver will drop you off in time for your reservation and make sure you get to every other stop throughout your Houston trip!


Tejas Chocolate & BBQ

Cuisine: Texas-style barbecue and specialty chocolates

Address: 200 N Elm St, Tomball, TX 77375

Phone: (832) 761-0670



Cuisine: Upscale Mexican with plenty of space for corporate lunches or holiday parties

Address: 1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Phone: (713) 524-7744


The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation

Cuisine: Classic Tex-Mex; self-proclaimed “The best Mexican food in Texas since Texas was in Mexico”

Address: 2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003

Phone: 713-228-1175



Cuisine: Upscale Japanese with innovative sushi preparations and fusion dishes

Address: 904 Westheimer Rd Suite A, Houston, TX 77006

Phone: (713) 522-4808



Cuisine: Casual, homestyle Vietnamese

Address: 912 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003

Phone: (713) 224-8964


After a day full of wedding festivities, corporate luncheons, or exploring the city, it’s time to keep the energy flowing into the evening at some of Houston’s best after-hours spots. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual hang at a beer garden or a craft cocktail at an upscale bar, Houston has something for you. Load onto your minibus and let your professional driver be your DD throughout the evening!


Axelrad Beer Gardenfriends smile and hold up their beers after dark at a beer garden

Highlights: Housed in a 100-year-old building with lots of outdoor space; hammocks, food trucks, wine, cocktails, and beer

Address: 1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004

Phone: (713) 597-8800


13 celsius

Highlights: Laid-back yet classy wine bar in Midtown; vintage wines stored in a 13-degree cellar

Address: 3000 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

Phone: (713) 529-8466



Highlights: Live music in an urban, bohemian-style space with craft beer, wine, and sangria

Address: 1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010

Phone: (832) 360-2222


Anvil Bar

Highlights: Industrial-chic vibe serving craft cocktails made with housemade bitters

Address: 1424 Westheimer Rd STE B, Houston, TX 77006

Reserve Your Charter Bus Rental in Houston

National Charter Bus’s reservation team is available 24 hours a day to answer questions, discuss bus rental options, and provide a free quote for your upcoming Houston group trip. Call us today at 713-234-6591 to reserve your Houston charter bus rental!


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