San Francisco Charter Bus & Minibus Rentals

When you need to rent a bus in San Francisco, National Charter Bus is on your side. We’ve booked transportation in California for groups of all sizes and itineraries—from field trip buses and charter buses for sports teams to wedding shuttles and transportation for corporate gatherings. We can provide seamless transportation throughout the Bay area and beyond thanks to our nationwide network of charter bus and shuttle bus rentals!

Call our 24/7 reservation team at 415-226-7853 to learn more and receive a free, no-obligation quote for your San Francisco bus rental.

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National Charter Bus Services in San Francisco

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Countless Bus Rental Options in San Francisco

Rent a bus with National Charter Bus, and you’ll have access to our vast network of motorcoaches big and small. In other words, we make it easy to find the perfect minibus or charter bus to suit your group’s travel needs! Whether you need a full-sized charter bus for a long-distance trip to Los Angeles or a compact 18-passenger minibus shuttle for quick trips to San Jose, Sacramento, or Santa Rosa, we’ll hook you up with just the right ride for your San Francisco group trip. You can even request specific amenities and accommodations to make the journey that much more enjoyable! Watch your favorite movies over TV screens, stream music with free WiFi, recline in a plush seat to take a nap, or ride with the peace of mind ADA features like a wheelchair lift and handrails can offer!


San Francisco 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 Francisco Bus Amenities

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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Charter Bus Rentals

1. Where can I park a charter bus in San Francisco?
The city is an old one, and very hilly—so parking an oversized vehicle here can be tricky if you’re unfamiliar with the streets. Luckily, we put together a blog post explaining where your charter bus rental should park in SF.

If you just need the broad strokes, check out the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency website and their map of where buses are prohibited. Be sure to avoid the northern tip of the peninsula, around Alamo Square, the road along Ocean Beach, and most residential areas to avoid a fine.

2. What’s the traffic like in San Francisco?
Anyone who has traveled through the Bay Area can tell you—the traffic here is hectic. It’s no surprise that the TomTom Traffic Index ranked SF as the fifth most congested city in the country. To avoid the worst of gridlock delays, plan to stay off the roads during the evening rush hours (between 3 pm and 7 pm), especially on Fridays.

3. Where can my charter bus pick my group up at the San Francisco International Airport?

SFO is one of the most bus-friendly airports in the region, in that it provides a variety of suggested meet-up points for passengers and charter bus drivers. Keep an eye out for designated “Meeting Points” in all four terminals (all located outside security) and you should easily be able to locate your San Francisco bus rental.

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

In a city as populated and diverse as SF, there’s almost always something to celebrate! Lunar New Year always brings a parade, great food, and good fortune throughout Chinatown and beyond. Fly your flags with pride at the biggest Pride event in the country, which takes place in SF all throughout June. From OysterFest in May to the Outside Lands music festival in late summer, there’s plenty to fill your calendar and group itinerary while traveling in San Francisco.

5. What’s the weather like in San Francisco?
Compared to California's more southern cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco stays relatively cool all year round. The Bay Area boasts a Mediterranean climate with cool summers and wet winters—so bring a rain jacket and extra layers if you plan to venture to this foggy coastal city. 

Popular Group Destinations in San Francisco

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San Francisco has a lot to offer for out-of-town visitors—even if you want to avoid the touristy spots like Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf. We suggest you rent a shuttle bus and visit the most popular destinations our passengers have frequented in past trips to San Francisco:

1.   The Original Ghirardelli Shop at Ghirardelli Square

This charming ice-cream-and-chocolate shop has been a Fisherman’s Wharf staple for decades of sweet-toothed visitors! The original Ghirardelli chocolate factory was founded in 1852, making it the third-oldest chocolate company in the U.S. Beat the heat on sunny days by letting your climate-controlled bus rental drop everyone off here to learn about some of the company’s history and grab a sundae or two.

Address: 900 North Point Suite #52, San Francisco, CA 94109

2.   Union Square

Looking to kill some time between tours? Or do you only have eyes for designer souvenirs? This major commercial hub is sure to have something to pique everyone’s interests. Window-shop at luxury stores like Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co before grabbing something to eat at one of the colorful cafes and restaurants such as Amber India, Colibri Mexican Bistro, or Chabaa Thai Cuisine. (And don't worry—your charter bus driver can look after your purchases for you when you arrive at your next destination.)

Address: 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108

3.   Lombard Street

The majority of Lombard Street runs predictably and smoothly between The Presidio and The Embarcadero. But the road between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets is one of the most recognizable roadways in the world! This twisting street is made famous by the 8 hairpin turns crammed into the 1-block downhill stretch, which has been featured in countless TV shows and movies. Although a charter bus can’t make it down the road, your driver can drop you off nearby so your group can walk up and down the hill and snap some selfies on the world’s most crooked street.

Address: 1070 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94109

4.   Golden Gate Park

Need a breath of fresh air? This sprawling urban park on the western side of SF offers stunning views of the bay and plenty of space to stretch your legs. Pack a picnic lunch in your San Francisco bus rental's undercarriage, spend a few hours relaxing on the grass, and take in the beautiful Bay Area sights.

Address: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94122

5.   Muir Beach Lookout

Nestled in the Golden Gate Recreation Area, this peaceful spot on the coast offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Pacific and access to the area’s famous and ancient redwood trees. Hiking groups love this spot for not only the beautiful views but also for its close proximity to the city of San Francisco. Even if you don’t have time to stage a full photo shoot, your passengers can enjoy the view from wide picture windows as your charter bus rolls by this iconic vista.

Address: Muir Beach Overlook, Muir Beach, CA 94965

6.   The Palace of Fine Arts

This San Francisco landmark is one your art lovers and history buffs won’t want to miss. Here, you’ll find a century-old, 1,100-foot Greek pergola that is surrounded by a peaceful lagoon and gorgeous greenery. Tons of special events, art showcases, and concerts are held here throughout the year, so keep an eye on the calendar and catch a local act in this stunning structure!

Address: 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123

San Francisco Charter Bus Rentals for Every Occasion

No matter what brings your group to SF—a wedding, a business trip, you name it—the National Charter Bus team is here for you. Let us provide seamless group transportation services for every group trip in San Francisco, so you can make the most of your time in the Bay Area!

Our 24-hour reservation team is standing by to answer your bus rental questions and provide a fast, free estimate with no obligation to book! Get in touch today by calling 415-226-7853 and see for yourself how simple it can be to rent a charter bus in San Francisco.


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Booked our coach with National Charter Bus, and their service was fantastic!


Our trip was a 6-hour drive and we did not want to take bathroom breaks. We requested a charter bus with a bathroom and I was very impressed with how clean it was. Made the trip much easier!


Had a wonderful experience chartering with National Charter Bus. Thanks for a fantastic service!


Very reliable company. Love doing business with them. They're dependable and friendly. 

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