Washington, D.C. Charter Bus & Minibus Rentals

Consider National Charter Bus for booking a charter bus rental when planning a group trip in Washington DC. We offer bus rental services from Virginia and Maryland, and can pair you with a motorcoach or minibus for a group of any size. Book a charter bus rental for touring DC's historic sites, providing a corporate shuttle service, transporting students on a DC field trip, and so much more. With a coach bus rental from us, you can count on a reliable group transportation service in the D.C. area and beyond. To get started, call (202) 250-3441, and one of our rental experts will guide you through charter bus pricing, and provide you with a personalized, no-obligation quote.

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National Charter Bus Services in Washington DC

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Transportation for Every D.C. Occasion

Renting a charter bus in Washington D.C. can help any group gathering or event go off without a hitch. We can help you rent a charter bus for city tours, field trips, birthday parties, and family vacations—but our group transportation services don’t stop there! Want to bring a youth sports team to Baltimore for a regional tournament? Book a sports team trip bus rental with us and ensure everyone arrives all together and on time. Need steady and consistent shuttle service for a big convention happening at Walter E. Washington Convention Center? National Charter Bus can set you up with a fleet of minibuses that fit the bill. No matter the occasion, we’ll help you arrange the logistics for any group trip in Washington D.C.!


Washington DC 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

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Frequently Asked Questions about D.C. Charter Bus Travel

What is the traffic like in Washington D.C.?

With a local population of nearly 700,000 residents, plus more than 23 million visitors every year, Washington D.C. is a busy place, and its traffic is no different. According to the TomTom Traffic Index, Washington D.C. has the 15th highest congestion rate in the country, comparable to other popular cities like New Orleans and Houston. In general, Fridays between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. see the highest congestion rates, so if you’re planning to travel on a Friday evening, consider leaving before or after this time to help mitigate some time in traffic.

Otherwise, a charter bus rental is the best option for enduring heavy traffic in D.C. caused by rush hour, a road accident, or a big event because it’s spacious and comfortable, can have an onboard restroom, and can include entertainment options like a DVD player and TV screens, or free WiFi for browsing the web.

What are the largest annual events in D.C.?

Locals and tourists alike flock into Washington D.C. for dozens of events and festivals each year. Some of the most popular include the Francophonie Cultural Festival in March, the DC State Fair, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. If you’re considering visiting D.C. for any of these events, book a bus with us a few months in advance to ensure reliable group transportation. No need to stress about busy parking lots, the cost of parking, arranging carpools, or navigating crowded public transit. All you need to do is tell us where and when to pick you up and drop off, and we’ll handle the rest so you can enjoy the festivities.

Are there any restrictions on charter buses in Washington D.C.?

Yes. Some rules and regulations you may find include routing maps, permits, and where to park. For the most up-to-date information regarding what you can and cannot do with a charter bus rental in D.C., read our guide for where to park your charter bus rental in D.C. We cover charter bus routing maps, how to obtain a trip permit, loading and unloading zones, parking options inside and outside of the city, and more.

Where can you park a charter bus in D.C.?

You can read our guide for where to park your charter bus rental in D.C. for a more in-depth look at the answer, but for a quick answer, some recommended parking options include the Union State Bus Terminal, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, and Buzzard’s Point Parking Lot. There’s also street parking available near the White House, at L’Enfant Plaza, on Frontage Road, and near the Museum of the Bible.

Where can my charter bus pick my group up at Dulles International Airport?

If you’re renting a bus for transit to Dulles International Airport, we can help you experience a seamless pick up process. You’ll be able to meet your bus rental and driver at the Ground Transportation level, or, you can request your driver to meet you in the airport for your convenience.

Explore Top Attractions in D.C.

Want some help building your ideal D.C. itinerary? National Charter Bus has you covered. Here are a few fan favorites that we and our clients have enjoyed traveling to over the years:

Museums, Memorials, and History Centers

If you’re traveling with a school class, community organization, or youth group, or you’re planning a customized city tour to see the best of Washington D.C., National Charter Bus is here to provide safe transportation. Your shuttle bus rental can take you anywhere on your itinerary, including these popular destinations:

Lincoln Memorial in the evening in Washington DC

United States Capitol

Address: First St SE, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 226-8000


Lincoln Memorial

Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037

Phone: (202) 426-6841


White House

Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

Phone: (202) 456-1111


Washington Monument

Address:2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024

Phone: (202) 426-6841


National World War II Memorial

Address: 1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Phone: (202) 426-6841

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Address:701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242

Phone: (202) 426-6841


a glass pyramid structure at the air and space museumNational Air and Space Museum

Address: 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560

Phone: (202) 633-2214


National Museum of African American History and Culture

Address:1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

Phone: (844) 750-3012


National Museum of Natural History

Address: 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560

Phone: (202) 633-1000


National Museum of American History

Address: 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

Phone: (202) 633-1000

Convention and Private Event Centers

Washington, D.C. is one of the best places on the East Coast for hosting big conventions and exhibitions. Located within a few hours’ drive from New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, you may find yourself planning a trip to D.C. for an event at any of these venues:Columns at the National Arboretum in Washington DC

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Address: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 249-3000

National Union Building

Address: 918 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

District Pier at The Wharf

Address: 101 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024

National Press Club

Address: 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

Phone: (202) 662-7500

Culture House DC

Address: 700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Visual and Performing Arts Centers

Every week there’s an amazing show or concert planned in Washington D.C. worth going to. Check out the event calendar for any of these visual and performing arts centers, pick your favorite one, then charter a bus with us for breezy travel in the city!an illuminated walkway at the national art gallery

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Phone: (202) 467-4600


Gonda Theatre

Address: 149 Old N Way, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 687-3838


Harman Center for the Arts

Address: 610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 547-1122


Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Address: 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Phone: (202) 488-3300


National Gallery of Art

Address: Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565

Phone: (202) 737-4215


Smithsonian American Art Museum

Address: F St NW &, 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 633-1000

Hirshhorn Museum

Address: Independence Ave SW &, 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560

Phone: (202) 633-1000

The Kreeger Museum

Address: 2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 337-3050

Colleges and Universities

A private charter bus service isn’t only helpful for high school students going on university tours. You can rent a bus for your campus organization’s volunteer event, a Greek life formal, an alumni association gala, or an upcoming sports game.

Georgetown University in Washington DC

George Washington University

Address: 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-1000


Georgetown University

Address: 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057

Phone: (202) 687-0100


Howard University

Address: 2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC 20059

Phone: (202) 806-6100


American University

Address: 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Phone: (202) 885-1000


University of the District of Columbia

Address: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 274-5000

Gallaudet University

Address: 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 651-5000

Group Dining Experiences

If you’re looking for a restaurant to accommodate a large group, consider making a reservation or booking a private dining experience at one of these popular D.C. eateries:Group of people toasting drinks over dinner for washington dc charter bus

The Hamilton

Address: 600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 787-1000


ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar

Address: 300 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 986-3795


Le Diplomate

Address: 1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (202) 332-3333


Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Address:750 15th St NW, Washington D.C., D.C. 20005

Phone: (202) 489-0140


Iron Gate Restaurant

Address: 1734 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 524-5202


With National Charter Bus as your go-to bus rental company, you’ll always have a professional designated driver for your group night out on the town in Washington D.C. Hop on your charter bus and let us shuttle your group between these D.C. hotspots:Drinks clinking at a nightclub or bar in washington dc

The Park at 14th

Address: 920 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 737-7275



Address: 911 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 638-4663


Eighteenth Street Lounge

Address: 1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 466-3922


Kabin Lounge

Address: 1337 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 810-2770

Cloak & Dagger

Address: 1359 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (703) 231-8221


Booking hotel blocks can be stressful for large groups, but with your transportation taken care of, you’ll have plenty of time to find the best hotel for your trip! Check out these options some of our clients have enjoyed:illuminated DC hotels at night

The Darcy Washington DC

Address: 1515 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 232-7000


Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Address: 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 824-9200


JW Marriott Washington, DC

Address: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 393-2000


Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown

Address: 815 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 783-7800


Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

Address: 700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 628-7177

Rent a Charter Bus in Washington D.C. Today

Once you’ve built out your D.C. itinerary, call National Charter Bus at (202) 250-3441 to reserve your group transportation. Our team is available 24/7 to calculate a personalized quote for your Washington, D.C. charter bus rental!


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