A San Diego charter bus rental is the simplest way to travel for upcoming events and trips in SoCal. National Charter Bus can provide group transportation services for any and every group trip in San Diego. No matter what brings you into the city, we’ll match your group with the right type of minibus or charter bus rental for your San Diego travel occasion.
When you work with National Charter Bus, you’ll have a large selection of minibuses and charter buses to choose from in San Diego. Since we partner with a large network of transportation providers, you’ll have access to everything from 18-passenger minibus rentals to full-size 56-passenger charter buses. So small groups traveling for private tours around Balboa Park will have a compact ride and large groups headed to San Diego Zoo for a field trip will have a spacious charter bus. Both charter buses and minibusses can come equipped with convenient features like WiFi, power outlets, plush seating, and flatscreen TVs. No matter the type of bus you choose, your ride will be operated by a professional charter bus driver focused on providing the best service for your San Diego trip.
Group travel varieties from trip to trip, which means determining charter bus prices isn't a one size fits all solution. Don't worry though, the National Charter Bus team is available 24/7 to get you a personalized rental quote. Your rental quote will be influenced by factors like when you’re traveling, how far in advance you book your bus, and the type of vehicle you request. We’ll take all of this information into account when we create your no-obligation rental quote.
If you’re looking for sunny SoCal vibes for a group vacation but don't want to deal with the crowds of Los Angeles or Long Beach, San Diego is your spot. National Charter Bus can provide groups with transportation for vacations, special celebrations, wine country group tours, or any other private event in San Diego. Having designated group transportation can keep your friends and family from having to worry about driving or from needing to hail several rideshares from stop to stop. Rent a shuttle bus, enjoy your group’s company, and have an easy ride to your special event or tour destination in San Diego.
San Diego schools and youth groups can boost their field trip transportation with a charter bus service. Sure, school buses are an easy transportation option but charter buses offer additional features to keep your students, campers, or scouts comfortable and entertained too! Charter buses can include amenities like WiFi and flat-screen TVs. So if your educational group gets stuck in traffic on the way to the USS Midway Museum, kids can pass the time with mobile games over WiFi and watch movies on the bus’s TVs.
National Charter Bus is also well-versed in organizing safe transportation for colleges and universities too! Charter bus rental services can be booked for group tours of SDSU, campus events at USD, or club trips from UC San Diego. Our services can be customized for on- and off-campus travel occasions throughout San Diego.
Looking for a way to simplify your wedding logistics where you can? Booking a San Diego wedding shuttle service is an easy way to streamline guest transporation to your ceremony. If you're having a large wedding at Kona Kai Resort and you’re worried about parking being a mess for your guests, a shuttle bus rental service can easily be arranged. A professional driver (or team of drivers for exceptionally big weddings) will pick up your guests at local hotels and other designated locations before whisking them away to your beautiful venue. You won’t have to worry about guests being late while queuing for valet or self-parking. They can just hop on and hop off your wedding shuttle bus rental!
Whether your San Diego athletic club needs transporation to an LA away game or you’re a group of Padres fans going to a big game, National Charter Bus has sporting event transportation for you. Having a spacious charter bus rental is the best way to ensure your athletes are comfortable and well rested. A full-size charter bus rental comes equipped with all the storage space San Diego sports teams will need for equipment and luggage and plenty of legroom for athletes. With a charter bus rental, our players won’t have to deal with cramped legs and achy backs after sitting for hours on the way to games from San Diego. San Diego sports fans can also rely on National Charter bus for a safe ride from a pregame party! You’ll have a built-in DD to take on gameday traffic and safely transport your group to and from Petco Park.
National Charter Bus can make San Diego corporate transportation a breeze for upcoming executive meetings, conferences, conventions, and team-building events. We also offer customized employee shuttle services for daily commutes or for recurring company events. Business travelers and company employees likely already have enough on their plates, dealing with San Diego traffic before a long day of work or an important convention panel is sure to be exhausting. A corporate shuttle service can be customized to your business event needs, including travel routes and schedules. Your shuttle bus rental can be equipped with features like WiFi, power outlets, and tray tables for business travelers to utilize for work or leisure. Rent a shuttle bus and let a professional charter bus driver handle San Diego traffic for every type of business travel!
Ready to reserve a San Diego charter bus? Give us a call at 619-344-0549! The National Charter Bus team will be here around the clock to answer questions about San Diego coach bus rentals. Just be sure to have all of your trip information on hand and we’ll get you a personalized, no-obligation bus rental quote.
1. What is the traffic like in San Diego?
According to the TomTom Traffic Index, San Diego ranks as the 25th most-congested city in the country. And compared to other vehicle-dependent Southern California cities like Los Angeles, San Diego’s traffic patterns are relatively manageable—if you know when to travel.
To skip the worst of the city’s traffic, avoid hitting the road around traditional rush hour times (7 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 6 pm). This is especially true on Friday afternoons, which see the most traffic congestion out of the entire week.
2. What are the public transportation options like in San Diego?
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) doesn’t offer a subway or underground train, but it does provide a variety of transportation options that service most destinations in town. Travelers can choose between the light rail system (favored by commuters), the bus lines (an economical option with a $2.50 fare and 89 routes citywide), and the Red Trolley (a fun alternative for tourists hopping between popular sightseeing spots).
3. Are there any restrictions on charter buses in San Diego?
While San Diego’s oversized vehicle regulations are geared toward RVs and pull-along trailers, many of the same rules still apply to minibus shuttles, charter bus rentals, and other motorcoaches. Keep in mind that oversized vehicles cannot park on public streets between the hours of 2 am and 6 am, and it’s best to avoid residential areas when taking a private bus rental through San Diego. Otherwise, if you stick to parking your bus rental in coach-friendly hotel lots and keeping an eye out for oversized vehicle parking around popular sightseeing destinations downtown, traversing San Diego by charter bus will be easy!
4. What are the largest annual events in San Diego?
When you think of “big event” and “San Diego” you’re most likely thinking of San Diego ComicCon—and for good reason! It’s the largest comics and pop culture convention in the U.S. and draws over 150,000 attendees into town every summer. Other popular events include the San Diego County Fair (the largest fair in the state!) and the Miramar Air Show.
5. What is the weather like in San Diego?
Like most of Southern California, San Diego features many facets of a Mediterranean climate—including hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. That being said, San Diego often receives less rainfall come wintertime than other SoCal cities in the area.
With so many world-class attractions, it's no wonder San Diego is also referred to as “America’s Finest City”. If you need a few ideas of what to add to your group itinerary in San Diego, keep on reading!
1. Balboa Park
Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 239-0512
Balboa Park is the heart of San Diego and is the city’s largest urban green space. The park is home to numerous gardens, historic buildings, museums, and top attractions like the San Diego Zoo. This 1,200-acre park has so much to offer for groups of all ages and a variety of occasions. Book a charter bus for your private tour of the gardens in the historic Botanical Building or for a field trip to the unique Museum of Us.
2. SeaWorld San Diego
Address: 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (619) 222-4732
SeaWorld San Diego is one of the city’s most popular attractions for education and entertainment. Visitors can enjoy aquatic theme park rides and learn about marine life from around the world. SeaWorld is the perfect location for school field trips, scout trips, private group tours, and even for special group events like business holiday parties. Reserve your group tickets to SeaWorld and leave the transportation up to our team!
3. San Diego Zoo
Address: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-1515
The San Diego Zoo pioneered the idea of cageless, open-air exhibits for animals and is often considered the best zoological park in the world. The zoo houses more than 4,000 animals representing 600 species, including giant pandas, polar bears, pygmy hippos, and cheetahs. Your zoo trip can be enhanced with additional experiences like up-close animal encounters and private tours. After you book your tickets and additional expenses, lock in your charter bus rental to easily transport your group to and from this famed zoo.
4. USS Midway Museum
Address: 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 544-9600
Groups interested in naval or maritime history have to stop at this location museum. The USS Midway was the country’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century and was converted into a museum in 2004. The museum now houses an extensive collection of aircraft and employs veterans with firsthand naval experience. Parking at San Diego’s Navy Pier can get packed quickly, so book a simple charter bus service to easily drop off and pick up your group
5. La Jolla Cove
Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone: (619) 221-8899
If you’re looking for a prime snorkeling and swimming spot or you want gorgeous sunset views of the ocean, La Jolla Cove is the place. The La Jolla Cove features beautiful sandstone cliffs and a variety of native sea life like sea lions, pelicans, and seals. After an afternoon of exploring La Jolla’s beautiful natural landscape, hop on your charter bus and shuttle to the neighborhood's posh boutiques or waterfront restaurants.
6. Petco Park
Address: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 795-5000
With its San Diego skyline views and location in the posh Gaslamp Quarter District, Petco Park is hailed as one of the best ballparks in Major League Baseball. The park is home to the San Diego Padres and also hosts special events like the NCAA Holiday Bowl. A charter bus rental can simplify travel for your Padres fans or be used for easy transport to large-scale concerts at the park.
7. Belmont Park
Address: 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 488-1549
Belmont Park opened in 1925 and is San Diego’s oldest operating theme park. This historic waterfront theme park has rides for every type of traveler. Whether you’re traveling with small children or visitors who like a little more adrenaline, you’ll find plenty to do at this classic theme park. After a long day of riding the Giant Dipper roller coaster and bumper cars, relax on a comfortable charter bus on the way home.
8. Cabrillo National Monument
Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: (619) 557-5450
The Cabrillo National Monument is a historical site located on the tip of Sa Diego’s Point Loma Peninsula. This monument commemorates Spanish conquistador Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo landing in the San Diego Bay in 1542.The monument includes the famed Cabrillo Statue, Old Point Loma Lighthouse, short hiking trails, and tidepools. You may even be able to see Tijuana, Mexico from the peninsula on a good day!
9. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Address: 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 220-5422
San Diego’s Old Town neighborhood was established in 1825 and is the cultural heart of the city. The Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is an open-air museum that teaches visitors about local life during the Colonial era. It's also one of the most popular places in the city to pick up authentic Mexican food and handmade souvenirs.
10. San Diego Natural History Museum
Address: 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 232-3821
The San Diego Natural History Museum is the oldest scientific institution in Southern California. The museum is one of Balboa Park’s busier museums, with popular exhibits covering topics like dinosaurs and native California wildlife. Schools and youth organizations planning field trips to the San Diego Natural History Museum will have safe transportation with services from National Charter Bus.
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