Your Guide to San Francisco on a Charter Bus

The Preferred Way to See the City by the Bay

You're planning a group trip and you want a vibrant and captivating city with something to offer all your participants. On the West Coast, there's no place like San Francisco, with its rich history, unique museums, diverse arts and cultural offerings, signature cuisine and eclectic shopping opportunities.

It's hard not to have a good time in the Bay City, but you don't want to turn your trip into work. San Francisco is a big and geographically challenging city. Trying to navigate its streets on your own can be a nightmare. With a charter bus rental from US Coachways, though, you can relax with friends and family while someone else takes care of everything.

The Many Reasons to Choose a Charter Bus for Your Group Travel

When you compare your different transportation options for a group of any size, there's no other mode of travel that offers the features and benefits of a charter bus rental.

  • You'll feel safe and secure — On a charter bus, there's a trained and skilled professional behind the wheel. That's one of the reasons why charter bus travel is consistently found to be one of the safest ways to travel. In addition, it's easy to control access to your bus—there's only one way on and off. You won't have to worry about unwanted guests. You and your personal items will be safe and secure.

  • You can count on a charter bus — Here's a sobering statistic—about 40% of air travelers will experience delays every day—that's almost a million people daily. While delays are unavoidable, there are factors that minimize the likelihood and consequences with a charter bus. Because of the vast network of charter bus service providers, it's easier to find a replacement vehicle in the event of a mechanical issue. In addition, the drivers have access to information and resources that allow them to quickly identify alternative routes to get you where you're going when you need to be there.

  • On a charter bus, everybody gets to relax — With other types of group travel, someone has to be in charge, to ensure that everyone knows where they're going and that they get there on time. That can put a real damper on your trip. With a charter bus, you don't have to check a map or GPS, keep your eye on the time or look for a parking space. That's all handled for you.

There's no TSA checkpoint before you board your charter bus. You won't have to empty your pockets or take off your shoes, and you can bring all your personal toiletries. No one's ever going to ask you to turn your device off, either. There's no "bus mode," so you can stay in touch with friends and family at all times.

  • You'll have virtually unlimited choices — With a charter bus, you won't have to select from a handful of set itineraries. You decide where you want to go, when you want to be there and how long you want to stay. We'll make it happen.

  • Charter buses let you stretch your legs — There's no middle seat on a charter bus. In addition, there's more leg room than on any other mode of transportation. The aisles are wide and you can get up and move about at your leisure.

  • Charter buses let you take advantage of the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes — In a city like San Francisco, that can save you a lot of time and headache.

  • Charter buses are cost-effective — Because you'll share many of the costs of transportation, you'll usually save money when you take a group to San Francisco on a charter bus. With that extra money in your pocket, you can bring home some great souvenirs of your trip.

  • You'll be helping the planet — Taking a group on a charter bus can mean a dozen or more cars that won't be on the road. That means reduced emissions and can have a positive impact on the environment.

At US Coachways, we bring more than 30 years of experience in the charter bus rental business to groups and group leaders across the United States. To get an estimate of the cost of a charter bus trip to San Francisco, visit our online cost calculator for a free quote. You can also call us at 1-855-287-2427 to learn more about the services we offer.

San Francisco—A Truly Cosmopolitan City

It's been dubbed the "Paris of the West," and for good reason. The arts and culture, the museums, the amazing food—the Champs Elysee has nothing on Lombard Street, Fisherman's Wharf or Nob Hill. Here are some of the unique attractions in San Francisco:

  • Theater, music and dance — The San Francisco Theatre District, with stages in the Union Square, Tenderloin and Civic Center neighborhoods, offers top-notch local productions as well as traveling Broadway shows. There are live music venues for fans of all genres, from the legendary Fillmore to Davies Symphony Hall to the War Memorial Opera House, as well as innumerable small clubs featuring jazz, folk, blues and other musical styles. The city's ballet company, founded in 1933, offers more than 100 performances every year.

  • Museums, museums and more museums — With 22 art museums and more than 40 specialty museums, San Francisco offers unique visual experiences across a wide spectrum. For fans of the visual arts, there's the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum and even the Cartoon Art Museum. One-of-a-kind museums in the Bay City include the Cable Car Museum, the Walt Disney Family Museum and the Beat Museum, a collection of memorabilia and artifacts paying tribute to the city's famed "Beat" poets.

  • Signature foods — San Francisco has many iconic eats, from its legendary sourdough to the many tasty treats that come from the local waters, including Dungeness crab, bay shrimp and something known as "sand dabs," a sweet, small fish found only along the West Coast. Of course, San Francisco is also home the largest Chinese district in any city outside of Asia, with authentic restaurants, Chinese-style markets and emporiums selling trademark Asian goods.

There's a Coach That's Just Right for Your Group

You've made the smart decision to choose a charter bus rental to get your group to and from San Francisco. That's just the first step in the process, though. You want to make certain you get the right coach for your group. Let us help.

At US Coachways, because we've worked with a large network of charter bus service providers for more than 30 years, we have access to a vast fleet of buses. We'll look at all the factors involved in your trip—where  you're going, how many people are coming, how long you'll be on the road—and help you find a bus that offers plenty of room, so your attendees will be comfortable. We'll also help you find a coach that accommodates any special needs you have.

For most groups, we recommend one of the following:

  • The mini-bus — If you're traveling with 24 to 35 people, this vehicle is ideal. The seats and aisles are spacious and there's plenty of storage space.

  • The full-sized bus—For larger groups, this 57 passenger coach fits the bill. Don't worry if you have a larger group—multiple bus rentals are always an option.

Most charter buses have a range of modern conveniences as standard features. That typically includes Wifi, charging stations, DVD players and stereo/PA systems. Some also offer on-board restrooms. The options vary from bus to bus, so inquire with your booking agent to learn what's available.

A Charter Bus—The Right Choice for Any Excursion to San Francisco

If you've done your homework, you know there's no better option for group travel than the safety, comfort and convenience of a charter bus. It's ideal for any type of travel:

  • Corporate and business outings—For transportation to a conference, convention or business meeting, a team-building exercise or a company party, it's hard to beat a charter bus. Use your travel time to prepare for the meeting, debrief employees or help break the ice.

  • Family affairs—With a charter bus, you can get family members to and from any celebration in style and convenience. It's perfect for any gathering, from graduation parties and reunions to weddings, rehearsal dinners and birthday/anniversary festivities.

  • School trips—When you're responsible for taking students, faculty and staff on an outing, you'll appreciate the safety and accountability of charter bus travel. It's an excellent option for athletic team travel, class and club outings, and arts and cultural events.

  • Once-in-a-lifetime concerts and games—There's no better way to see the big game or enjoy a great concert than in the company of other fans. Catch a Giants game or cheer on the 'Niners. Visit the legendary Fillmore or the Great American Music Hall for a performance by your favorite musical artist.

  • Church mission work—Mission trips, community volunteer work, youth group outings and general fellowship are safe and easy with a charter bus rental.

Book Your Charter Bus Trip to San Francisco Today

At US Coachways, we have more than three decades of experience meeting the charter bus rental needs of groups and group leaders nationwide. For a complimentary quote for a charter bus trip to San Francisco, use our convenient online cost calculator. For additional assistance or to get answers to your charter bus travel questions, call us at 1-855-387-2427 to speak to one of our experienced customer service representatives.

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