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Why Rent a Bus in Athens?

Aerial view of Athens Clarke County City Hall at sunset

Like most towns in Georgia and throughout the Southeastern U.S., Athens is best traversed by car. But we understand that may not always be an option. Whether you’re transporting minors, coming into town from nearby cities like Atlanta or Chattanooga, or simply not eager to put miles on your personal vehicles or strain on your group members, you’ll need to find alternative modes of transportation. Here are your options:

●      Athens-Clarke County Transit: Considered one of the best public transit systems in the area, the ACC public bus system is composed of 20 routes. The standard fare is $1.75, and most bus stops are frequented once an hour. Many of the routes are designed as loops, with outbound buses on a given route not returning on the same street. This can prove confusing for out-of-towners, and large groups may not want to risk getting separated or lost in transit.

●      Rideshares and Taxis: The area offers a few taxi companies, but your group may have better luck hailing a Uber or Lyft. These services can be convenient if you don’t have a set itinerary and need on-demand transportation. One drawback of taxis and rideshares, however, is vehicle capacity—these vehicles can usually only hold 6 people at a time, which is not ideal for larger groups who don’t want to split up. Also, rates and availability can be unpredictable (especially on busy game days), and no one likes waiting at the curb for their ride to show up when there are places they need to be.

●      Private Bus Rentals through Shofur: For many medium- to large-sized groups, renting a bus in Athens is the most convenient and comfortable way to get around the city. While minibus and charter bus rentals can be more expensive than other modes of transport, it’s easier to budget and plan ahead with one—especially when you book through Shofur. We offer transparent and up-front pricing and free, no-obligation quotes, so you know what to expect before you reserve your Athens bus. Additionally, our motorcoach network grants your passengers access to comfortable amenities you won’t find on other vehicles. Free WiFi, onboard restrooms, luggage storage, TVs, and a DVD player—just let us know what you want aboard your bus when you call 1-800-436-8719, and Shofur will deliver!

 

Cheer on the Dawgs, Hassle-free

A stadium full of rowdy football fans during a game

There’s nothing quite like sporting events in a Southern college town! Nearly 90,000 people turn out to see the Dawgs play on any given Saturday in the fall—which makes for a fun game day atmosphere and a nightmare when it comes to arranging transportation logistics.

Luckily, group tailgates have never been easier than with a Shofur gameday bus rental! Securely stash your coolers and tents in your charter bus’s undercarriage until it’s party time, so your fan group can stretch out in reclining seats, check the stats on free WiFi, and rest up before the game. And with a professional at the wheel, your fans can celebrate as much as they want without having to elect a DD!

 

Sanford Stadium

Address: 100 Sanford Dr, Athens, GA 30602

A historic football stadium that seats nearly 90,000 people.

 

Stegman Colosseum

Address: 100 Smith St, Athens, GA 30605

The campus basketball, gymnastics, and indoor event arena.

 

Foley Field

Address: 1 E Rutherford St, Athens, GA 30602

UGA’s official 3,000-seat baseball stadium.

 

Collegiate Shuttle Services

The historical and iconic steel arch at the entrance of the University of Georgia campus

When it comes to transporting your Greek organization, intramural team, club, or student body, Shofur wants to create perfect routes and schedules to ensure your event, outing, or day-to-day travel goes off without a hitch. That’s why we offer custom rental plans tailored to your passengers’ needs—whether you can fill out multiple full-size charter buses or simply need a sprinter van shuttle. We can even establish an ongoing contract for your college, university, or organization, so everyone has a reliable ride throughout campus and beyond. Call 1-800-436-8719 to get in touch with our long-term reservation team!

Taking your prospective students and transfers for a tour of the campus instead? We can help you there too. With a pro driver on your side, everyone will arrive at the admission office or campus visitor center all at once, all together, and ready for whatever campus tours and advisor appointments you have scheduled.

 

University of Georgia

Visitor Center Address: 405 College Station Rd, Athens, GA 30602

A four-year public research university with over 230 years of history and an average student body of 35,000+.

 

Athens Technical College

Address: 800 US-29, Athens, GA 30601

Originally established as a vocational school in 1958, this college offers certificates and associate degrees in business-, technical-, health-, and manufacturing-related fields.

 

Ease Your Employees’ Business Travel

On the road for business reasons? Whether your team is here for a Classic Center conference or you’re looking to ease employee commutes to manufacturing centers on the city’s outskirts, consider a Shofur bus rental an important investment for your company’s travel. Not only will your shuttle services run on a schedule that works for you (not the other way around), but you can boost your passengers’ productivity with onboard amenities. After checking their emails over free WiFi, recharging their devices with individual power outlets, and freshening up in an onboard restroom, everyone is sure to arrive calm, composed, and ready to get to work.

 

The Classic Center

Address: 300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601

A downtown conference center with 12 venues or varying sizes—from the up-close-and-personal Olympia Rooms to the 54,000-square-foot Grand Hall.

 

Stress-Free Wedding Transportation

Planning your Classic City wedding can be stressful. But Shofur can help take one worry off your mind: how your guests will get to the venue. Rather than having everyone drive between their hotels, the ceremony, and the reception, let a professional driver from our network take care of your loved ones on your big day. That way, they’ll arrive right when you want them to, and no one has to volunteer to carpool or worry about parking.

And your shuttle plan doesn’t have to start and end on your wedding day, either! Whether you’re planning a relaxed outing with your newlywed-to-be at Southern Comfort Brewery or a bar-hopping spree throughout Athens’ nightlife scene, your wedding party and guests will always have a DD at the end of the night—no matter how crazy your celebration gets.

 

Safe and Fun Athens Field Trip

Autumn leaves fall on a paved path through the woods at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Educators and academic organizers—when it comes to coordinating your next field trip, we know you have enough on your plate. Let us grant you and your chaperones peace of mind with safe and reliable transportation. Our network of coaches is regularly inspected and updated with the latest safety features, and your driver will always be a certified professional with a spotless background check.

Stress less about how your class, afterschool group, or youth sports team will get around Athens, and spend more time enjoying the ride. It’s easy to do when there are onboard DVD players and TV monitors to keep the kids entertained as well as WiFi for streaming music and podcasts and plenty of storage space to tuck backpacks away while on the road!

 

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Address: 2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605

These 313 acres of land are the official botanical garden of the state—and for good reason. Wander through a multi-story greenhouse, learn about local foliage and herbs, and explore the miles of hiking trails in this beautiful green space!

 

Georgia Museum of Art

Address: 90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602

Located on UGA’s campus, this museum has a lot to offer for young creative minds. Pose for photos with the funky outdoor sculptures, check out the history-minded permanent collection, or schedule a workshop or educational program for your aspiring artists.

 

Washington Farms

Address: 5691 Hog Mountain Rd, Bogart, GA 30622

Picking berries, navigating a corn maze, petting fluffy animals—all this and more awaits at this family-run farm! Despite the place’s small-town vibe, this farm is especially group-friendly! Reserve a field trip here for discounted admission and private educational programs about agriculture and livestock.

 

Reserve Your Athens Bus Rental Today

Whenever you’re ready to streamline your group’s travel plans in Athens, Shofur is here for you. All you need is an accurate headcount and a finalized itinerary to receive a free and personalized quote tailored to your bus rental needs. Call 1-800-436-8719 today to get started or to learn more about our Athens bus rentals!

 

Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Athens

Vehicles Passengers Luggage Hourly Min Hrs Cross State
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CHARTER BUS

57 55
$110 - $170
6
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MINI BUS

25 7
$105 - $160
5

Charter Bus Companies Serving Athens , Georgia

  • Bus Company : 1003

    Insurance

    $5,000,000

    Reported crashes

    0

    In Business since

    2001

    Buses in fleet

    3

    US DOT #

    19*****

    US DOT Verified

    Yes

    Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

    CHARTER BUS

    1 Setra 2006 56

    CHARTER BUS

    2 MCI 1999 55
  • Bus Company : 1075

    Insurance

    $5,000,000

    Reported crashes

    0

    In Business since

    1951

    Buses in fleet

    0

    US DOT #

    25****

    US DOT Verified

    Yes

    • Bus Company : 1096

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      2001

      Buses in fleet

      0

      US DOT #

      45*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

    • Bus Company : 1100

      Insurance

      $0

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      0

      US DOT #

      50****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

    • Bus Company : 1130

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1985

      Buses in fleet

      0

      US DOT #

      45****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

    • Bus Company : 1137

      Insurance

      $0

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      0

      US DOT #

      21*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

    • Bus Company : 1138

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      2005

      Buses in fleet

      8

      US DOT #

      14******

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      1 MCI 1999 55

      CHARTER BUS

      1 MCI 1998 55

      CHARTER BUS

      2 MCI 2000 55

      CHARTER BUS

      1 MCI 2001 55

      CHARTER BUS

      1 MCI 2003 55

      MINI BUS

      2 Krystal 2005 21
    • Bus Company : 1148

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      2005

      Buses in fleet

      0

      US DOT #

      21*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

    • Bus Company : 1149

      Insurance

      $0

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      5

      US DOT #

      23*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      MINI BUS

      1 Ford 2005 20

      MINI BUS

      1 Ford 2005 28

      MINI BUS

      1 Thomas 2005 40

      CHARTER BUS

      1 MCI 2009 50

      CHARTER BUS

      1 Ford 2015 45
    • Bus Company : 1150

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      2005

      Buses in fleet

      0

      US DOT #

      14*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

    • Bus Company : 1178

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      2010

      Buses in fleet

      2

      US DOT #

      21*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      2 Van Hool 2005 57
    • Bus Company : 1189

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1990

      Buses in fleet

      0

      US DOT #

      27****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

    • Bus Company : 1191

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      2000

      Buses in fleet

      0

      US DOT #

      11*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

    • Bus Company : 1213

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      2010

      Buses in fleet

      1

      US DOT #

      80****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      1 MCI 2001 56
    • Bus Company : 1214

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1970

      Buses in fleet

      1

      US DOT #

      92***

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      1 Van Hool 2005 57
    • Bus Company : 1235

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1999

      Buses in fleet

      1

      US DOT #

      22*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      1 MCI 1999 1
    • Bus Company : 1356

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      11

      US DOT #

      20*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      11 Van Hool 2015 56
    • Bus Company : 1369

      Insurance

      $1,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      1

      US DOT #

      18****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      1 Van Hool 0 55
    • Bus Company : 1708

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      1

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      100

      US DOT #

      10******

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      50 Prevost 2012 56

      MINI BUS

      50 Mercedes 2012 16
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Reviews

  • Liz

    Shofur helped our Sorority get buses last minute for a formal. Thank you for everything! If anyone from UGA needs buses again the in the future we'll give them your company.

Questions in Athens

  • Liz 13-06-2020

    Do you travel from Athens to Atlanta GA? Our sorority formal is coming up ?

  • Shofur Staff 13-06-2020

    Yes we can arrange to pick you up from Athens,Ga and drive you to Atlanta,Ga.