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San Diego Your Guide To Charter Bus Rental

For a premiere destination for any group trip, come to San Diego. The weather in SoCal is balmy all year long, and there are seemingly endless beaches where you can get your share of sun, sand and surf. It’s the craft beer capital of the Southwest, has a fun and unique food culture and offers a great nightlife. Don’t put extra stress on yourself, though, by trying to handle the ground transportation details on your own. Book a charter bus rental from BusRental.com. We’ll watch the GPS, keep track of the time and worry about parking and traffic while you relax with everyone else.

Commonly Asked Questions about Charter Bus Rentals

Never traveled in the comfort, convenience and luxury of a charter bus? Here are some things you’ll want to know:

BusRental.com has been an industry leader in the charter bus rental business for more than 30 years, providing effective ground transportation solutions for all types of events to businesses, groups and group leaders across the nation

We have streamlined our process to make it as easy as possible. You can initiate the process by going to our online cost calculator, where you can look at your options and get a free estimate. You can also call us at 1-866-569-2012 to work directly with one of our experienced professional customer service agents.

We recommend that you contact us as soon as you can, as that will usually give us more options. However, because of our extensive, long-term connections with charter bus vendors nationwide, we can typically book an entire event with short notice.

In most instances, because we have strong relationships with charter bus service providers in rural and urban communities throughout the United States, we can arrange a pick-up and drop-off site that is convenient for you and your group.

The overall cost of any charter bus trip depends on many factors, including the size of the group, the length of the trip, the day of the week and time of the year of travel, and whether any special amenities are needed. To get a complimentary estimate, visit our online cost calculator.
At BusRental.com, we know from decades of experience that the right bus often makes a big difference in the outcome of your outing. We offer options, including the minibus and the full-sized charter bus. The minibus comes in a number of styles, seating anywhere from 24 to 35 passengers. The full-sized charter bus will accommodate up to 57 comfortably. All of the coaches we provide have ample storage space.

Except for some of our school buses, all the coaches we provide come with high-back bucket seats, climate control, a high-end stereo system and all the storage space you’ll need. Other amenities may be available for an extra cost, such as Wifi and charging stations for your devices, DVD players and monitors, P.A. systems, hardwood floors and leather seats. We can also get you an ADA-compliant coach, if necessary. Check with your booking agent for availability.

Yes, provided you have been granted permission before your trip starts. You must comply with the local laws in any state or city where you travel, and your driver will always have the absolute discretion to suspend or discontinue the use of alcohol at any time for any reason.

We require that you be at least 21 years of age to sign a charter bus rental agreement. We provide coaches for high school and college events, provided the rental contract is signed by a parent, guardian or other adult.

Book Your Charter Bus Rental to San Diego with BusRental.com

There are many reasons why we’ve been at the forefront of our industry for more than 30 years:

Price Match

We will meet or beat any competing price quote

Because of our longstanding relationships with thousands of premium charter bus vendors, we will guarantee you the lowest price for your trip, provided the competitor is DOT-compliant

Last Minute

Flexibility you won’t get anywhere else

Because of our longstanding relationships in the industry and the knowledge and expertise we have developed over more than three decades, we can make last minute or real-time changes or book an entire trip with short notice


We take all the steps to maximize your safety

We choose not to book with charter bus vendors who have any major current safety violations. We also ask that all our service providers strictly comply with governmental regulations for driving time and vehicle maintenance.

Customer Service

We place a premium on customer service

We work hard to ensure that we meet or exceed the expectations of every customer. The proof in the pudding? We have more than 2,000 positive online reviews!

Don’t Miss These Great Events in San Diego

Book your trip at the right time and you can enjoy one of the following San Diego crowd favorites:

San Diego Comic-Con

This is the grandaddy of all the Comic-Cons, held in San Diego every year since 1970. The scope of Comic-Con has continually grown over the past 50 years, now including video games, fantasy novels, webcomics and collectible card games.

Brazil Carnival

It’s like Mardi Gras in SoCal, as San Diego transforms to Rio for a day, with live music from samba, bossa nova and jazz musicians, a food and craft market with more than 150 booths, and all the costumes and colors of Carnivale.

The San Diego Pride Parade and Festival

More than a quarter of a million people come from across the Southwest and the nation to San Diego for this weekend festival, held in mid-July. Look for block parties, live music and dancing in the streets.

San Diego Bayfest

This eclectic music festival spans genres, from surf music to reggae, from hip hop to Cali-Mex. Slake your thirst at one of the craft beer tents or enjoy some of SoCal’s best street tacos from food trucks and booths.


The San Diego International Film Festival offers movie buffs nearly two weeks of screenings, often introducing new filmmakers. The festival promotes diversity, with an emphasis on LGBTQ films, social impact movies and Native American cinema.

The Miramar Air Show

Honored by the International Council of Air Shows as the world’s best military air show, Miramar draws about three-quarters of a million fans every year, with aerial performances and displays of new aircraft and prototypes

The San Diego Surf Movie Festival

This one-of-a-kind festival combines two iconic pastimes in SoCal—watching movies and catching a wave. It’s held in May every year, near the storied waves by Torrey Pines and Del Mar. Meet the stars of the surf film world up close and personal.

The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival

The name is a little misleading, as this weekend music festival in July includes jazz, soul, blues and more, with wine and beer tents, as well as many of the city’s most popular food trucks.

Things You Can Only Do and See in San Diego

This great American city offers many unique experiences. Here are just a few:

Balboa Park

You could spend all your time in San Diego at this 1,200 acre “urban cultural park,” where you’ll find museums, theaters, shops, green space and even the San Diego Zoo. It’s all built on the site of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

The USS Midway Museum

See the longest serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, home to more than 200,000 sailors in its 47-year-career. It’s part of the Midway Museum, and also houses an impressive collection of military aircraft built in Southern California.

The Cabrillo National Monument

Located at the tip of Point Loma Peninsula, this marks the site where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to set foot along the West Coast of the United States, landed in 1542. There’s also a great view of the San Diego skyline.

Sea World San Diego

Part theme park, part oceanarium, part aquarium and part marine mammal sanctuary, Sea World offers something for everyone. It’s a marine research facility, with many exhibits on marine and aquatic life and biology.

The San Diego Museum of Art

Opened nearly 100 years ago, the art museum, located in Balboa Park, has an extensive collection of Spanish art, including works by El Greco and Goya. In 2012, it acquired a number of German Expressionist paintings.

The San Diego Natural History Museum

Also located in Balboa Park, the Natural History Museum focuses on bringing in traveling exhibitions, and has including displays on mineralogy, desert flora and fauna, and fossils from Southern California and Baja California

The San Diego Air & Space Museum

Another Balboa Park museum, this facility houses an extensive collection of original aircraft, as well as many reproductions of famous planes and spacecraft, including the Apollo 9 command module and a 1902 Wright Glider

The Fleet Science Center

This science museum and planetarium, in Balboa Park, has three IMAX screens, an interactive tornado exhibit, and the world’s largest display of LEGO art, with millions of pieces.

A Charter Bus Makes Any Outing Better

Take any experience up a notch when you travel in the luxury, convenience and safety of a charter bus rental:

Absolutely. You’ll be able to multi-task more effectively, using the bus for meetings or breakout sessions as you travel. In addition, because you’ll all arrive and depart together, you can schedule events more efficiently.

There’s no better way to enjoy top sporting events than with fellow fans. On a charter bus, you’ll join others in cheering on your favorite team. Best of all, the party starts when you get on the bus and you’ll have a designated driver.

Yes. Charter bus travel offers two of the most important things you want when taking students anywhere—safety and accountability. You’ll know where everyone is at all times, and you’ll keep young drivers off the roads.

A charter bus makes travel to a rally, march or other public gathering much easier, minimizing the hassles associated with traffic and parking. We’ll drop you off right where you need to be, so you won’t have hike a mile to the car.

Visit San Diego’s Diverse Communities on a Charter Bus

With a charter bus, you can experience San Diego’s unique neighborhoods with less hassle:

The Gaslamp Quarter

Come to this 16-block Victorian neighborhood for some of the city’s most popular dining, drinking and entertainment venues. Home to the San Diego Symphony, the Quarter also offers art galleries, theaters, music venues, clubs and pubs.

Little Italy

Located at the northern end of the downtown area, this neighborhood offers authentic trattorias and cappuccino bars among sausage markets and macaroni factories. Look for the “love at first sight” tile on India Street or the “recipe tables” at Amici Park.

North Park

San Diego is known nationally for its craft beer culture, and North Park is the epicenter, with a number of stellar breweries, as well as art galleries, trendy restaurants and independent boutiques, offering a dizzying array of unique goods.

Old Town San Diego

A legacy of the city’s Mexican heritage, Old Town offers museums, historical sites, a train museum, and an officially designated haunted house. There’s also an open-air marketplace where you can buy handcrafted goods.

Schedule Your Charter Bus Rental Trip to San Diego Today

In San Diego, you’ll find world class art and culture, professional sports and championship golf, endless shopping, great dining and a bit of history as well. Best of all, it’s always warm here! But a group outing to San Diego can quickly turn into a lot of work if you decide to handle the ground transportation by yourself. Travel like a pro—let BusRental.com take care of all the details while you relax with everyone else.

To get a free quote on the cost of a charter bus rental to San Diego, go to our convenient online cost calculator. We’ll get an estimate to you in minutes. To learn more about charter bus rentals, or to get answers to any questions about our services, call 1-866-569-2012 and speak with one of our experienced and friendly travel consultants.
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