Plan the Perfect Field Trip in San Diego

Looking for field trip transportation in San Diego? Champion Charter Bus provides buses of all sizes for school groups across the west coast. We’ll provide a private and comfortable alternative to traditional school buses with top-of-the-line charter bus transportation. Call our 24-hour team today to learn more and to receive a free, no-obligation quote for your trip!

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Field Trip Bus Rentals in San Diego

Champion Charter Bus makes it easy to book private, personalized transportation for your San Diego field trip. Instead of booking an old, outdated traditional school bus, rent a modern, clean, and comfortable coach with us for an unforgettable trip. We’ll help you find the perfect charter bus transportation at the best price, no matter your needs or requests! Give our 24-hour reservation specialists a call at 619-629-0453 to learn more about pricing and travel options for your upcoming trip!

Charter Buses for All School Groups

We charter a variety of bus types, capable of accommodating groups of any size. Book a compact minibus for a quick day trip, college tour, or faculty outing; or, rent a full-sized charter bus to accommodate multiple classes. If your group requires multiple buses, we’ll put together a fleet just for you so that everyone will be accommodated.

On your bus, you can choose from amenities such as WiFi and televisions with DVD players to keep students entertained, extra storage space for overnight luggage or sporting equipment, and other extras such as power outlets, reclining seats, and an on-board restroom. Many amenities can be added at no additional cost, to make it easier to book a comfortable coach for your trip.

Book a reliable shuttle for your teacher outing, a compact minibus for a college tour, a full-sized coach for a multi-class trip, or simply allow our experienced reservation specialists to put together a custom fleet just for you. No matter your needs, we’ll make sure you’re paired with the perfect transportation accommodation for you and your students on your field trip.

San Diego’s Best Field Trip Destinations

Ready to get your trip going? Choose from our recommended San Diego field trip stops, or craft your own itinerary for your group. When you’re ready, we’ll be available to take your call and book your transportation at 619-629-0453.

Museums: Military, Aviation, and Sea

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Address: 1492 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 234-9153

Since 1948, the Maritime Museum of San Diego has helped to preserve one of the nation’s largest collections of historic sea vessels. Here, students of all grade levels can learn about the history and science of sea travel. The museum can even take their ships out to sea for single-day or multi-day educational adventures.


USS Midway Museum

Address: 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 544-9600

This maritime museum houses the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the United States, the USS Midway, as well as an extensive collection of both watercraft and aircraft. Former Midway sailors narrate a self-guided tour through the nation’s most popular naval warship museum.

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Address: 4203 Anderson Avenue, San Diego, CA 92145

Phone: (858) 693-1723

Let your students explore the history of United States Marine Corps Aviation at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. Over 31 historical aircraft, as well as military vehicles, equipment, and artifacts from the early days of aviation, provide an unforgettable educational opportunity.


San Diego Air & Space Museum

Address: 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 234-8291

The San Diego Air & Space Museum houses many original as well as reproductions of historic aircraft and spacecraft, including the original Apollo 9 command module. Exhibits take visitors through the history of aviation and highlight San Diego’s contributions to flight.

Museums: Art, Culture, & Science

The New Children’s Museum

Address: 200 W Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 233-8792

The New Children’s Museum encourages kids to “Think, Play, Create” through educational courses, sculptures, and contemporary art exhibits. Programs are available for children and adults of all ages, with a “Tot Studio” for small children and occasional 21+ events for adults.

Fleet Science Center

Address: 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 238-1233

Established in 1973, the Fleet Science Center museum and planetarium set a new standard for major modern science museums when they combined their interactive science exhibits with a planetarium and an IMAX Dome theater. Numerous exhibits, as well as a planetarium and theater shows, are available for visitors to experience.


Mingei International Museum

Address: Balboa Park, Plaza de Panama, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 239-0003

Free tours for students of all ages provide an opportunity to explore this museum’s collection of over 26,000 folk art objects. The collection aims to celebrate human creativity while conserving folk art, craft, and design. The museum’s name comes from the combination of Japanese words for “all people” (min) and “art” (gei).


Junípero Serra Museum

Address: 2727 Presidio Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 232-6203

This San Diego landmark offers field trips for elementary and middle school students, during which they can learn of the history of San Diego before California became a state. The museum is named for Father Junípero Serra, who established California’s first mission and presidio.


Museum of Photographic Arts

Address: 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 238-7559

The Museum of Photographic Arts maintains and preserves photography, film, and video dating back to each art form’s earliest days. Within the museum’s gallery space is a classroom, a theater, a print viewing room, and a library, as well as the museum’s permanent collection.


San Diego Automotive Museum

Address: 2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 231-2886

Students can explore the history of automotive culture with this museum’s collection of cars and motorcycles. Rotating exhibits showcase cars of all types from various eras of automotive history.

Outdoor Activities

Sometimes, it's best for your students to get outside to learn about the world. here are a few outdoor activities we love in San Diego:

Cabrillo National Monument

Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

Phone: (619) 557-5450

The Cabrillo National Monument commemorates the first instance of a European expedition setting foot on the west coast of the United States. Named for Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, the monument is now a historical landmark. Throughout the year, the park also hosts various cultural events that showcase Kumeyaay, Portuguese, and Mexican singing and dancing.

San Diego Zoo

Address: 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 231-1515

Housing over 3,700 animals from 650 species, the San Diego Zoo’s 18 individual exhibits offer numerous opportunities to visitors of all ages to learn about animals of all types.


Japanese Friendship Garden

Address: 2215 Pan American Road E, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 232-2721

Good for a field trip or a relaxing teacher’s retreat, this beautiful and tranquil garden offers tours and rotating art exhibits for visitors’ enjoyment. Programs such as monthly craft clubs and weekly meditation are also available for groups to enjoy.


Presidio Park

Address: 2811 Jackson Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 692-4918

Presidio Park marks the location at which the first European settlements in the present-day Western United States were founded in 1769. This beautiful park also serves as a great setting for a faculty meeting, graduation party, or other gatherings outside of your school.

Other Field Trip Destinations

Petco Park

Address: 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 795-5000

Though it’s known for hosting the San Diego Padres, Petco Park also regularly hosts tours for school groups. Tour attendees can visit the press box, learn about the historic Western Metal Supply Co. Building, see the Padres dugout, and enjoy gorgeous views of the city.

San Diego International Airport

Address: 3225 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 400-2404

The San Diego International Airport offers a unique 2-hour “Terminals to Tarmac” tour, in which visitors can learn about the inner workings of the airport, get an up-close look at a runway, and explore public art throughout the building.

Secure Your San Diego Field Trip Travel

Call Champion Charter Bus today to book your perfect San Diego field trip travel accommodations! We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a free quote for your trip. Contact our reservation specialists at any time at 619-629-0453 to learn more about our school trip services!

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