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!
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.
There are lots of factors that determine the price of your Houston charter bus rental–namely, the time of year you’re traveling, which bus model you book, and how far you plan to travel. You can check out our charter bus pricing guide for a summary of these factors and some price estimates. Once you’ve nailed down your itinerary and headcount, one of our reservation specialists will give you an accurate quote for your Houston charter bus when you call us at 713-234-6591.
From daily office shuttles to quick luncheons at The Work Lodge to multi-day conventions at the George R. Brown Convention Center, we’re always prepared to help you book reliable, efficient, and sleek corporate transportation in Houston. Book a custom minibus to shuttle employees to and from your Houston office in comfort and in style–complete with amenities like onboard WiFi, leather seats, power outlets, and climate controls. Or, secure a system of shuttles on a customized schedule to pick up convention guests at nearby hotels and bring them to the convention center. We’ll pick up employees and guests from local METRO stops, hotels, restaurants, and other nearby hotspots so no one has to worry about how they’ll get to your event!
With your date secured and all of the details finally falling into place, it’s time to think about how your guests will get around on your wedding day! Whether it’s for the bachelor/ette party, the rehearsal dinner, a grand reception at The Bell Tower on 34th, or any special event in between, National Charter Bus is always prepared to safely shuttle wedding guests throughout Houston. With a professional designated driver at the wheel, guests can stretch out with plenty of legroom, share photos from the day with onboard WiFi, and celebrate to their hearts’ content knowing they don’t have to worry about how they’ll get back to the hotel.
Planning a day out with the kiddos? We work with schools, summer camps, youth groups, and more to bring you safe, reliable student transportation in Houston that doesn’t require you or your chaperones to volunteer their own cars. On your bus, kids can stay entertained with TVs and a DVD player while teachers and chaperones relax in reclining seats. You’ll travel safely throughout Houston with a professional driver at the wheel who’s as dedicated to your passengers’ safety as you are. Plan a custom itinerary that includes the Houston Zoo, Space Center Houston, the Children’s Museum of Houston, or your favorite local stops. We’ll be there to make sure everyone is picked up and dropped off safely and in a timely manner.
Whether you’re spending the afternoon cheering on the Astros at Minute Maid Park, enjoying the evening in a luxury suite with coworkers at NRG Stadium, or planning transportation for your professional or local club team, National Charter Bus has everything you need to make sure everyone gets to the game without missing a beat.
Book a charter bus for your group of dedicated fans and enjoy a spacious, shaded hub for your tailgate. You’ll have plenty of space to store tents, coolers, TVs, and other game-day essentials—and your professional driver will make sure everyone makes it home safely after the post-game celebrations.
If you’re looking to transport players to a tournament, away game, offsite practice, or team-building event, trust us for all of your sports team transportation around Houston. Players will have plenty of space to relax with extra legroom and reclining seats, and all equipment and luggage will stay safely stowed away in spacious storage bays. With a professional at the wheel, your players, coaches, and staff will arrive rested and ready to bring home a W.
Private trips in Houston–whether they’re for family reunions, vacations, or special events–are easy with a bus rental by your side! When you book with us, you can plan your own custom itinerary that includes Space Center Houston, a day exploring the Houston Theatre District, or your favorite local spots. Your bus driver will follow your itinerary to a T, and you’ll get to explore without worrying about navigating roads or searching for parking. Hosting a special event in Houston? We’ll shuttle guests between your hotel and your venue for easy transportation all day long. For a few more ideas of where your bus can take you in Houston, keep scrolling to read about some of our favorite places in the city!
Traveling out of town for a bit? With our nationwide network, National Charter Bus can get you exactly where you need to go, whether that’s to other major Texas cities like Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio, or to cities like College Station, Corpus Christi, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, or New Orleans.
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 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!
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:
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
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:
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
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
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 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
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
Highlights: Industrial-chic vibe serving craft cocktails made with housemade bitters
Address: 1424 Westheimer Rd STE B, Houston, TX 77006
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!
Houston, TX 77002