Why Rent a Bus in Albuquerque?

There are many reasons your group may want to rent a charter bus in Albuquerque. Here are the broad strokes of the city’s transportation options for travel groups:

  • ABQ Ride: The Albuquerque public transportation system is relatively robust for a town of this size—consisting of rapid transit, multiple bus lines, and a light rail. While the affordable fare and easy access to the city’s prime downtown destinations make public transit a great choice for small groups, large crowds and out-of-town visitors may find it challenging to navigate the bus systems without getting lost or separated along the way.
  • Taxis: If you’re traveling with a group of 3 to 6 passengers and are traveling with no set itinerary, hailing a taxi can be a flexible transportation option. However, if your group doesn’t all fit in one cab, paying for multiple fares can be a hassle—especially for large groups who don’t want to be separated while on the road.
  • Rideshares: Like taxis, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft offer easy, on-demand transportation services to any destination accessible by road. Be wary of hailing a ride during peak travel seasons and during popular events and conventions—surge rates will make grabbing enough rideshares to accommodate a large group expensive in the long run.
  • Private charter bus rental: When it comes to efficient group transportation, renting a charter bus is one of the most effective ways to travel in a large group. Especially with Shofur’s motorcoach network on your side, you can book a bus that best suits your headcount and will operate on a schedule that you set. While the upfront cost of a charter bus can be more expensive than other modes of transportation when you split the expense between all passengers you’ll likely pay the same if not less per person than hailing a rideshare or cab!

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Albuquerque Wedding Transportation for Every Event

Planning an intimate wedding reception or a grand gala? How about a memorable last hurrah with your newlywed-to-be? No matter what fills your wedding itinerary, Shofur has you covered! We’ve worked with couples across the nation to provide seamless wedding shuttle bus rentals for guests traveling between venues, bachelor(ette) party locations, hotels, and the Albuquerque International Sunport. With their transportation taken care of, no one has to worry about running late, finding parking, or electing a DD during your special day. Request amenities like plush reclining seats, onboard restrooms, free WiFi, and a high-tech entertainment system to keep your loved ones refreshed and relaxed between your Albuquerque wedding destinations.

Hotel Andaluz

Address: 125 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 242-9090

Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn

Address: 310 Rio Grande Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: (505) 767-1000

Timely Corporate Events Shuttles in Albuquerque

Getting down to business in Albuquerque has never been easier, now that the Shofur bus rental network is on your side. Streamline your next conference, off-site meeting, or even daily employee commutes with a custom corporate bus rental that’s tailored to your business itinerary. We’ll offer a sleek and modern charter bus or minibus that will keep your business events running smoothly—all with premium amenities like WiFi, tray tables, and power outlets to keep your passengers connected and ready to get to work.

Albuquerque Convention Center

Address: 401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 768-4575

Bosque Conference & Retreat Center

Address: 6400 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone: (505) 881-0636

Albuquerque Game Day Transportation Made Simple

Whether you’re rallying a New Mexico United fan group for the next big game or planning a tournament for your local amateur league, let us provide stress-free and seamless sporting event bus rentals to keep it all running smoothly. Shuttle in from nearby cities like Santa Fe and Las Cruces, and your fans and players will never have to worry about cramming into personal vehicles with equipment and coolers—not with a custom bus rental on your side with plenty of storage space for your gear. Stretch out in a climate-controlled cabin, hype up with speeches over the PA system and inspirational videos streaming over fast WiFi, and arrive at the stadium refreshed and ready to win!

​​Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park

Address: 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: (505) 924-2255

Rio Rancho Events Center

Address: 3001 Civic Center Cir NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Phone: (505) 891-7300

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Safe and Reliable Field Trips in Albuquerque

Planning a big day out for your little learners? Our network has just the motorcoach you need to keep them all together, comfortable, and safe on the way to and from your field trip excursions. Albuquerque charter bus rentals offer many amenities you won’t find on an average school bus, including full climate control, TVs and a DVD player for movie marathons, free WiFi for streaming music, and ample storage for backpacks and luggage.

Rest assured that every bus driver in our network is a certified professional, with hundreds of hours logged at the wheel and clean background checks and driving records. Pile into a field trip bus rental with your students, chaperones, and educators, and travel with peace of mind knowing your group’s transportation to the local zoo, museums, and science centers will be as seamless and safe as possible!

ABQ BioPark Zoo

Address: 903 10th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 768-2000

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Address: 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: (505) 841-2800

Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum of Albuquerque

Address: 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: (505) 600-6072

Seamless College and University Shuttles in Albuquerque

Need an easy transportation solution for your travels in and around local universities and colleges? The Shofur team has worked with countless institutions to provide stress-free campus shuttle services, off-campus and inter-campus transfer circuits, and prospective student college tours throughout the country. Ensure your students, staff, and faculty have reliable and comfortable transportation that’s tailored to your school’s specific schedule, thanks to the custom shuttle bus rental services our network can offer.

University of New Mexico

Address: Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-0111

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Address: 9169 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone: (505) 792-2976

Carrington College

Address: 1001 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone: (505) 200-3745

Rent a Bus to Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Every October, the skies of Albuquerque come alive with vibrant colors and interesting shapes as hundreds of hot air balloons take flight at once. Whether you’re preparing for take-off with your own group of enthusiasts or traveling with a photography group to capture the event on film, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a unique and fun celebration your crowd won’t want to miss.

Fiesta parking is first-come-first-serve and is known to fill up hours before the morning festivities kick off. And while the festival offers a park-and-ride shuttle service from multiple locations across Albuquerque, there is no guarantee that everyone in your large group will fit on the same shuttle. That’s where Shofur can help! Let us provide a private charter bus rental that operates on your schedule, so you’ll always arrive right on time for your group’s must-see showcases and everyone will have a stress-free ride back to the hotel after the fiesta.

Address: 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

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Our Favorite Group-Friendly Destinations Near Albuquerque

Petroglyph National Monument

Address: Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Phone: (505) 899-0205

As one of the most unique landmarks in the National Park Service, the historic and beautiful carvings of the Petroglyph National Monument is sure to engage your history buffs, art enthusiasts, and sightseers alike. Here, visitors can hike along 17 miles of desert trails and take in nearly 24,000 petroglyphs carved into the park’s volcanic stone. Some of the artwork was carved by native Pueblo people as early as 3,000 years ago, while other petroglyphs were carved by early Spanish settlers—making for an interesting collage of history and a fun desert hike all in one!

Charter bus tip: The park is comprised of separate trails where visitors can view the petroglyphs—but most trailheads are not walkable between each other. That’s where a dedicated bus rental can help. Have your bus driver drop everyone off at the Information Center to grab some maps and a few water bottles, then hop between trailheads at your leisure in a private charter bus. Your hikers will appreciate the crisp AC and comfortable seating after the long walks through the winding desert valleys.

Rent a Charter Bus in Albuquerque Today

When you’re ready for easy group transportation solutions, give the Shofur team a call at 1-800-436-8719. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have, walk you step-by-step through the bus rental process, and connect you to the perfect Albuquerque charter bus or minibus to suit your itinerary and headcount! Get in touch today for a free estimate with no obligation to book!

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Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Albuquerque

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Prices displayed here are estimates and may not reflect the price of your bus rental. The only way to get an accurate quote is to call our 24-hour team at 1-800-436-8719.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answer is: it depends. When you call one of our 24/7 reservation specialists with your trip details, they will build a quote for you based on a few factors, including how far you'll be traveling, which bus you rent, how many hours or days you will need the rental, and where and when you will be picked up. Depending on your trip itinerary, your rental cost will be broken down by hour, day, or mile.

You can learn more on our charter bus pricing page, and your reservation specialist will be happy to break down pricing further when you call.

Our network offers full-size charter buses, minibus rentals, and sprinter vans. Full-size charter bus rentals are great for larger groups or longer distance trips and can accommodate up to 56 passengers, while minibus rentals work well for medium-sized groups of 12 to 25 passengers. Groups even smaller than that can rent a sprinter van, which comfortably accommodates up to 12 people.

Visit our buses page to learn more about the charter bus options available in Shofur's network.

Every bus model in our network comes with their own special amenities and capabilities, including but not limited to:

  • WiFi and/or power outlets
  • A/C and heating
  • TV monitors and a DVD player
  • Onboard restrooms
  • AM/FM radio
  • Overhead storage bins
  • Luggage bays
  • ADA accessible features

If you have a specific amenity request, be sure to let your reservation specialist know and they will be happy to work with you to find the best bus for your group.

When you call to get a free, no-obligation quote, you will get a number that is transparent and all-inclusive. Below is a list of components your quote covers:

  • The bus itself
  • A professional charter bus driver
  • The bus's mileage and fuel
  • Insurance
  • Tolls
  • Processing fees

Remember that your quote will not include certain aspects that are out of Shofur's control or at your own discretion, such as:

  • Gratuity for your driver (at your discretion, typically 5-10% of the total cost of the rental)
  • Parking fees
  • Lodging for your driver (required for multi-day trips)

No. Your professional, trained, and highly experienced charter bus driver will take care of all the driving so you can sit back and relax during your journey. Each charter bus driver has undergone numerous background checks and driving tests to ensure their safety and expertise.

Yes. A fee of 10% of the total cost of the trip is due at the time of your booking.

Your rental will need to be paid in full 7 days before your trip date.

Most charter bus providers will allow you to drink on your bus. However, be sure to let your reservation specialist know so that they can determine for sure. Also, be mindful about not leaving a mess behind, or you may be subject to a cleaning fee that is usually $250.