San Diego Charter Bus & Minibus Rentals

Build your dream itinerary in San Diego and let us handle your need for a charter bus rental in California. Whether you want a private charter bus to visit La Jolla for a weekend getaway, want a bus for a San Diego wine country tour, or need a field trip charter bus to the San Diego Zoo, we have a charter bus in our network for you. A San Diego charter bus comes with your bus driver, amenities of your choice, and 24/7 customer service. Best of all, we offer transparent pricing and free, no-obligation quotes. Give our team a call today at 619-344-0549 to learn more! 

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National Charter Bus Services in San Diego

Questions about renting a bus? We have answers.

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Charter Buses in San Diego for Any Event

At National Charter Bus, we’ve partnered with charter bus companies in California to bring you a network of charter buses in San Diego of all shapes and sizes, from 15-passenger minibuses to full-size charter buses that can accommodate up to 56 passengers. Charter buses can come with amenities such as A/C, WiFi, power outlets, cushioned and reclining seats, TVs, a PA system, onboard restrooms, and more. Keeping you safe is our top priority, which is why each charter bus is maintained and inspected between trips to ensure they are in proper working order. We also work with charter bus drivers who are highly trained and vetted with on-the-road experience. You can count on us to keep your group safe and comfortable for your next outing!


San Diego Charter Bus Rental Options

Charter Bus

Up to 56 Passengers
  • Conventions
  • Events
  • Interstate travel
  • Large group transportation

25 Pax Minibus

25 Passengers
  • Corpporate outings
  • Off-site parking lot shuttles
  • Private airport shuttles
  • Wedding shuttles

20 Pax Minibus

20 Passengers
  • Economy transportaion
  • Employee shuttles
  • Small event shuttles
  • Faternity & sorority events
  • Private airport shuttles

Shuttle Van

15 Passengers
  • Local travel
  • Private airport shuttles
  • Small group transportation
  • Employee transportation to & from work sites

Popular San Diego Bus Amenities

Reclining Seats


Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Charter Bus Travel

1. What is the traffic like in San Diego?

According to the TomTom Traffic Index, as of 2022 San Diego ranks as the 93rd worst city for traffic in the United States. This is very light compared to cities like San Francisco, which ranks 6th in the country for worst traffic, or Los Angeles, which is ranked 20th. The best time to avoid rush hour traffic is Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

2. What are the public transportation options like in San Diego?

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) provides a variety of transportation options. Travelers can choose between the light rail system (which commuters favor), the bus lines (offering nearly 100 routes citywide), and the Red Trolley (popular among tourists and heads to popular sightseeing spots).

3. Are there any restrictions on charter buses in San Diego?

San Diego’s oversized vehicle regulations are geared more towards RVs and pull-along trailers, but many of the same rules still apply to charter buses. Oversized vehicles cannot park on public streets between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM. It’s also best to avoid residential areas when taking a private bus rental through San Diego. Otherwise, stick to coach-friendly hotel lots and oversized vehicle parking lots.

4. What are the largest annual events in San Diego?

The largest annual event in San Diego is the famous San Diego Comic-Con. Held since 1970, the event is the largest comics and pop culture convention in the United States, drawing in around 150,000 every summer. Other popular events in San Diego every year include the San Diego County Fair, which is the most attended fair in California, and the Miramar Air Show.

5. What is the weather like in San Diego?

San Diego’s weather is typical of Southern California and features many facets of Mediterranean climate. This means hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. San Diego often receives less rainfall in winter than other cities in the area.




Top 10 Places to Visit in San Diego with a Group

San Diego has no shortage of places to explore. Check out some of the most popular places our previous clients have visited for some inspiration for your itinerary, and count on us to get you there safely and in style! beautiful architecture at San Diego's Balboa Park

1. Balboa Park

Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 239-0512

Balboa Park is the crown jewel of San Diego. A sprawling urban green space, the 1,200-acre park features more than a dozen museums, historic buildings, shopping and entertainment, and even the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Book a Balboa Park charter bus to explore all this park has to offer with your group.

2. SeaWorld San Diego

Address: 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: (619) 222-4732

SeaWorld San Diego is one of the most popular attractions for both education and entertainment. Enjoy aquatic theme park rides and learn more about marine life and conservation around the world. It’s the perfect place for school field trips, scout trips, private group tours, and even for special group events like business holiday parties. Just book your group’s tickets and leave the transportation up to us!

3. San Diego Zoo

Address: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 231-1515

Be sure to add the San Diego Zoo to your list of stops when you visit America’s Finest City. The zoo regularly tops lists of best zoos in the world, and houses more than 4,000 animals representing 600 different species. Enhance your trip by booking an animal encounter or a private tour, and rent a San Diego charter bus for reliable transportation for your group.a statue of a navy soldier kissing a civilian at San Diego's USS Midway Museum

4. USS Midway Museum

Address: 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 544-9600

History buffs will love visiting the USS Midway Museum, home to the country’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. The aircraft carrier was converted to a museum in 2004 and now hosts an extensive collection of aircraft while employing veterans with naval experience. Book a charter bus to the USS Midway Museum to explore the museum and surrounding area with ease on a custom itinerary with a private charter bus driver. 

5. La Jolla Cove

Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037

Phone: (619) 221-8899

You can’t visit San Diego without making time to explore the coastal town of La Jolla just 20 minutes away. La Jolla Cove in particular is a prime snorkeling and swimming spot with breathtaking sunset views over the ocean. Spend the afternoon on the water and observe nearby sea lions sunbathing, and hop into your charter bus to browse local boutiques and waterfront restaurants.

6. Petco Park

Address: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 795-5000

Petco Park is more than just home to the San Diego Padres. It hosts special events like the NCAA Holiday Bowl, along with stunning skyline views of the city along with the Gaslamp Quarter District. Whether you’re a Padres fan looking for sporting event transportation or just exploring the area and need a family vacation charter bus, we can connect you to a charter bus in San Diego to ease logistics for your group.oceanside amusement park attractions at San Diego's Belmont Park

7. Belmont Park

Address: 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: (858) 488-1549

Belmont Park is San Diego’s oldest operating theme park, having been opened in 1925. The park features rides and attractions for every age and level of thrill seeker, from the Giant Dipper roller coaster to bumper cars. Rent a charter bus to Belmont Park and be greeted by a cool, air-conditioned charter bus in the parking lot after a day of playing in the park.

8. Cabrillo National Monument

Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Phone: (619) 557-5450

Located on the tip of San Diego’s Point Loma Peninsula, this monument commemorates Spanish conquistador Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo landing in the San Diego Bay in 1542. Rent a charter bus to the Cabrillo National Monument to see the famed statue, along with Old Point Loma Lighthouse, short hiking trails, and tidepools.

9. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Address: 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 220-5422

Immerse yourself in history by visiting Old Town, the cultural heart of San Diego. Established in 1825, it’s one of the most popular places in the city to pick up authentic Mexican food and handmade goods from local artists. Be sure to also visit the Old Town San Diego Historic Park, an open-air museum that teaches visitors about local life during the Colonial era.

10. San Diego Natural History Museum

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Address: 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 232-3821

As the oldest scientific institution in Southern California, the San Diego Natural History Museum is located in Balboa Park. The museum is one of the park’s most popular to visit, and features exhibits covering everything from dinosaurs to native California wildlife. Book a field trip charter bus in San Diego for safe transportation to and from this museum and more thanks to National Charter Bus.


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