Champion Charter Bus makes renting a charter bus in San Diego easy. The California charter buses and minibus rentals in our network, along with qualified and experienced bus drivers, will ensure everybody in your group gets to their destination safely and on schedule. Each San Diego charter bus comes with customizable amenities depending on your group's needs, like A/C, power outlets, and even onboard restrooms.
Once you have your itinerary set to see America’s Finest City, give the charter bus reservation teams a call at 619-629-0453. We are available 24/7, and can set you up with a free, no-obligation quote on your San Diego bus rental in minutes.
As the largest bus model available for rent, the 56-passenger charter bus has all the bells and whistles you need for a comfortable long-distance trip. These buses are great for larger groups, such as school field trips to the San Diego Zoo. Store luggage in undercarriage bays, keep carry-ons in overhead racks, eliminate pit stops with onboard restrooms, and keep cool with air conditioning. Entertainment options like TVs with DVD players and WiFi will also help your trip fly by!
Have a decent amount of passengers, but don't need a full size charter bus rental? With many of the same amenity options as the 56-passenger charter bus (just in a slightly smaller package), the 48-passenger charter bus is great for groups who want to settle in for a comfortable trip. Enjoy onboard entertainment, plenty of space for luggage and carry-ons, reclining seats, and climate controls to keep everyone cool and comfortable.
Mid-sized charter buses such as this can service long-distance trips or in-town shuttle services. Settle in for a west-coast road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Seattle, or make sure event attendees or tour group members stay comfortable in between stops! Your bus driver will follow your custom itinerary, no matter where your travels take you.
Provide a shuttle service for your family, religious organization, school, or office with a 36-passenger minibus. Carry-on items like backpacks and purses can stay neatly tucked away in overhead racks while passengers enjoy WiFi, TVs with DVD players, climate controls, and more. With this bus by your side, everyone can enjoy a comfortable trip.
Minibuses like this are typically used for shorter trips or in-town shuttles–but that doesn’t mean they don’t include comfortable amenities for longer trips! You can still request WiFi, TVs with DVD players, reclining seats, power outlets, and more to keep passengers cool and entertained during your journey.
If you don’t need quite as much space as a full-size charter bus can offer, opt for a smaller 25-passenger model. Purses, backpacks, and other personal items can still stay tucked away in overhead racks, and you’ll keep cool with onboard air conditioning. Need any additional add-ons? Let us know when you call to book, and we’ll make sure you get the best bus for your trip!
Use a 20-passenger minibus as a shuttle service to special events, corporate gatherings, religious services, retreats, camps, and more all over the west coast. A professional bus driver will handle navigating and parking so you can focus on spending time with your fellow passengers!
Don’t let this minibus’s size fool you–it still packs a punch. Outfitted with overhead storage racks, air conditioning, WiFi, reclining seats, and more, you’ll travel in complete comfort while your professional bus driver zips you through city streets, college campuses, office parks, and more.
This compact minibus offers a little more room than our smallest option and makes a great ride for a quick airport pickup, a shuttle service to an offsite parking lot, or an easy ride to a mid-day luncheon. There’s enough space for each passenger to bring one carry-on item. While you ride, passengers can enjoy comfortable seats while a professional bus driver takes the wheel and navigates California traffic for you.
As the smallest bus option we charter, the 8-passenger minibus is great for small groups who need something a little bit sleek. And with more space than the family car, you won’t have to separate your group into multiple rideshares or personal cars. Book an 8-passenger minibus for airport transfers, Sunday services, and more quick trips around your hometown.
Champion has San Diego bus rentals for just about every occasion. The bus types available in our network vary from 18-passenger minibus rentals, to 56-passenger charter buses. Each bus undergoes routine maintenance and inspections, and is driven by an experienced and professional bus driver. You can also choose which amenities you want for your San Diego bus rental, like onboard WiFi so employees can stay plugged in during a ride to the San Diego Convention Center, or an onboard restroom on larger charter buses for school field trips. If you’re unsure which charter bus rental is right for you, one of our reservation specialists can help you decide.
If you’re wondering how much it costs to rent a charter bus in San Diego, we can’t give you an exact answer right away. San Diego charter bus rental pricing depends on a few factors, such as: distance and time that you plan to travel, the time of year you are traveling, and what type of bus you book. The good news is, you can get a free, no-obligation quote on your San Diego charter bus rental in minutes when you give us a call at 619-629-0453. Just have your headcount, dates, and rough itinerary ready, and we can give you a price with no hidden fees to trip you up later in your trip.
Frequently Asked Questions About Charter Bus Travel in San Diego
When should I book my San Diego bus rental?
Champion Charter Bus can accommodate last-minute reservations, but it’s always better to plan ahead if you can. We recommend calling to book at least three months in advance to ensure we can connect you with your ideal charter bus rental in San Diego. Peak travel season is between March and May, so if you plan to travel during those times, try and book at least six months ahead of your trip to be on the safe side.
What’s the weather like in San Diego?
San Diego is known for having wonderful weather year-round. The summers are short, warm, and clear, and the winters are long, cool, and partly cloudy. You can expect the temperature to be anywhere from 50°F to 77°F, and it is rarely below 44°F or above 84°F in San Diego. There won’t be very many surprises, if any, with the weather, so feel free to pack according to the season.
What are the public transportation options in San Diego?
Nicknamed “The Trolley” by locals, San Diego has an easy-to-navigate public transportation system, with three lines serving over 50 areas of the city. A one-way fare on San Diego’s public transit costs $2.50. If you are traveling with a group, you may be better off securing private transportation. With public transportation, your group may need to be split up, and staggered arrivals can throw your itinerary off schedule or even make you miss events due to potential delays. Public transportation is also limited because its routes are predetermined and cannot be customized to your group. Champion Charter Bus can connect you with a San Diego charter bus rental that’s right for your group.
What is traffic like in San Diego?
TomTom Traffic Index, which ranks traffic in different cities across the world, ranks San Diego at 242 in the world for overall traffic. This is compared to a city like San Francisco, which is more congested and ranked at 123, and New York, which is extremely congested at rank 43 worldwide. The best time to avoid driving is Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM, which is considered peak rush hour. With a charter bus driver behind the wheel, it won’t matter when you are driving, because they can do the driving while you stay relaxed and enjoy sightseeing with your group.
What are the largest annual events in San Diego?
San Diego Comic-Con is by far the biggest public event in the city, attracting 130,000 people a year and breaking world records for its sheer size. Another huge event in San Diego is the San Diego Restaurant Week, in which 180+ restaurants participate in food, fun, and memories. Additionally, the annual PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open men’s golf tournament is played in San Diego at Torrey Pines Golf Course, which gathered around 150,000 visitors pre-pandemic. The San Diego Fair near the oceanfront village of Del Mar is the largest in the state of California. Be sure to secure good transportation if you plan on attending any of these massive events, as public transportation is not always reliable for larger groups, and parking is limited.
Rent a San Diego Charter Bus for Private Events
With plenty of stunning wedding venues, numerous world-class restaurants and a thriving dining scene, convention centers for corporate events, and even some budget-friendly activities for family vacations, San Diego has something to offer everybody. If you need a private charter bus rental in San Diego for an event or occasion, Champion Charter Bus can hook you up with the right bus. You may be asking, why rent a charter bus in San Diego? There’s actually plenty of ways a San Diego charter bus can make your trip easier and more enjoyable.
A wedding shuttle bus rental in San Diego will help ensure your out-of-town guests get to the venue on time, and can transport them back safely after a big night of drinking and partying. A charter bus can also shuttle you and your bridal party to Anaheim for a Disney-themed bachelor/bachelorette party. What better way to get pumped for your party than watching a Disney movie together on your onboard TVs along the way? Or if casinos are more your style, you can rent a charter bus for a road trip to Las Vegas or Los Angeles.
If you have a San Diego-based business, consider renting a corporate charter bus for your company’s next meeting at the San Diego Convention Center, team building activity, or even a daily shuttle to take your employees living in the suburbs to and from work. Onboard WiFi and power outlets will make sure your employees stay plugged in when they need it, and help the team bond on the way to work events. A daily employee shuttle service will save your employees the stress of driving in rush hour traffic and help you stand out from other companies in a competitive job market.
When you decide to rent a San Diego charter bus, give us a call. We can help you determine which bus rental is right for you, and clear up any questions you may have about renting a charter bus in San Diego.
Charter Bus Rentals for San Diego Comic-Con
Every year, San Diego Comic-Con draws in around 130,000 visitors, and it holds the Guinness world record as the largest annual comic and pop culture festival in the world. If you and a small group of your comic-obsessed friends want to attend this major cultural event, reliable transportation is an important factor. Public transportation is well established in San Diego, but seeing as overcrowding is an infamous issue at San Diego Comic-Con every year, renting a private bus in San Diego is a better bet. Your driver can deal with the headache of San Diego traffic, and can easily transport you and your guests to and from the hotel or Airbnb you are staying at. And if you and your group want to rest in between panels, your bus driver can shuttle you to and from the general area of the convention. Plus, Champion provides charter bus rentals in cities near San Diego, too, so if you are one of the many out-of-towners attending, we are happy to accommodate you!
Secure a Bus for San Diego School Trips
There are some great spots for field trips in San Diego, such as the Maritime Museum of San Diego, The San Diego Zoo, Cabrillo National Monument, and The New Children’s Museum. If you are looking to take students on a field trip in San Diego, renting a San Diego charter bus is a great option. The charter buses in our network can support up to 56 passengers, and we have access to 25-passenger minibus rental for smaller classes. Safety comes first, which is why each vehicle in the Champion network is regularly maintained and inspected. Your charter bus driver will be thoroughly vetted, highly trained, and experienced. To ensure that no student feels left out and has the accommodations they need, you can opt for an ADA-accessible bus at no extra cost.
Get a Bus Rental for a San Diego Padres Game
In addition to many minor league teams in different sports like hockey, soccer, and lacrosse, San Diego only has one professional major league sports team: the San Diego Padres. Book a sports bus rental with Champion Charter Bus for an elevated game day experience. Parking for each vehicle at Petco Park can range from anywhere between $20 and $40, and that adds up quickly; bus parking is free and located along 14th Street, which is a short walk to the ballpark. You can park your bus and walk to the game, or your bus can drop you off at designated areas on the east and west ends of Petco Park. A San Diego charter bus has storage to hold all of your tailgating essentials, and you can bond together with your group on the way to the big game.
What You Need to Know Before Renting a Bus in San Diego
Before you rent a charter bus in San Diego, read these quick tips from Champion Charter Bus:
Make sure you have your dates, headcount, and cities you are traveling to handy. You’ll need this information so that your reservation specialist can provide you with a free quote.
Consider any special needs your group may have. Will you need an ADA-compliant bus with handrails and a wheelchair ramp to accommodate members in your group? Are you traveling with kids, and need some entertainment for the road? Your reservation specialist can find the right bus for you when you tell them about any special needs your group has.
Research the best places to visit in San Diego, especially if you are going to be visiting during the holidays, and make a list of where you want to visit. Remember, your San Diego charter bus driver can take you anywhere in the city you want, and even outside of city limits to nearby areas like Riverside, Oceanside, and Santa Ana.
Book Your San Diego Charter Bus Today
Think a charter bus is the right choice for you? We agree! Give our 24-hour team a call at 619-629-0453 to rent a bus in San Diego and learn more about transportation options for your group. Worried about rental price? Our team will give you a free quote when you call, with absolutely no pressure to book. Get your San Diego bus rental reserved today!
Top 10 Places to Visit in San Diego
1. Balboa Park
Balboa Park is often called “the Heart of San Diego.” Home to some of the biggest attractions like the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park covers 1,200 acres. Balboa Park would take a day in itself to explore, serving as the home to more than 10 museums, tons of restaurants and shopping, walking trails, and other attractions.
Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 (Balboa Park Visitor’s Center)
Phone: (619) 239-0512
2. USS Midway Museum
History buffs will want to visit the USS Midway Museum. It’s home to the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the United States, plus an impressive collection of different aircraft. Exhibits allow visitors to explore the ship’s flight deck, take part in flight simulations, and even host overnight adventures!
Address: 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 544-9600
3. Coronado Beach
Get a “postcard perfect” moment at the stunning Coronado Beach. The beach is said to literally sparkle, due to the type of mineral mica in the sand. The beach is broken up into several sections, so if you’d like to try different areas each day, your bus driver will make sure you’re dropped off right where you’d like to be and picked up when you’re ready to head home.
Address: 920 Ocean Boulevard, Coronado, CA 92118
4. La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove is home to snorkelers, swimmers, and even seals! Technically a marine reserve, you can witness seals in their natural habitat when you visit La Jolla Cove. Next to a beautiful seaside town with plenty of restaurants and shopping, La Jolla is a great place to spend the day.
Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
Phone: (619) 221-8899
5. San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
The San Diego Zoo is commonly known for being one of the best in the world. It pioneered the use of cageless, open-air animal exhibits that imitated the animal’s natural habitats, making for healthier environments for animals and leading the way for zoos to follow worldwide. Today, it houses over 3,500 animals across 650 species. Stay at the zoo for a classic zoo experience, or have your bus take you over to Safari Park for up-close encounters with your favorite animals.
San Diego Zoo:
Address: 2929 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-1515
San Diego Zoo Safari Park:
Address: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
Phone: (619) 231-1515
6. SeaWorld San Diego
Keeping in line with the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego aims to both entertain and educate visitors, and has a mission for wildlife rehabilitation and preservation. Enjoy different marine shows, seeing marine animals you love up close, and a few thrill rides just to mix things up.
Address: 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA, 92109
Phone: (619) 222-4732
7. Torrey Pines State Reserve
Explore a vast area of largely untouched wilderness when you visit the 2,000-acre Torrey Pines State Reserve. Those who love the outdoors will enjoy this easy escape from the urban, with the park’s close proximity to San Diego. Organize a guided group hike to learn more about the variety of wildlife that calls the reserve home.
Address: 12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 755-2063
8. Cabrillo National Monument
The Cabrillo National Monument honors Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, the founder of the San Diego Bay Area, and commemorates his first steps on Point Loma Peninsula in 1542. Within the park, enjoy beautiful views of the San Diego Bay, explore different hiking trails, and see historic structures that are rumored to be haunted. After your visit, your bus driver can take you to plenty of nearby San Diego attractions, including Balboa Park, Coronado Beach, or Legoland.
Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
Phone: (619) 557-5450
9. Mission Beach & Mission Beach Boardwalk
Visit the classic boardwalk beach town of your dreams when you visit Mission Beach and its famous boardwalk. Enjoy a family-friendly day of biking, volleyball, or surfing. And if you want to keep it adults only, check out the local bars. Need a designated driver? Your bus driver will be available to make sure you always travel safely.
Address: W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (619) 232-3101
10. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
See historical buildings that date as far back as 1820 to 1870. These buildings help commemorate the early days of the San Diego we know and love today. At Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, visitors can learn about the cultural influences that transformed California’s first Spanish settlement from a Mexican pueblo into a modern city.