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Why Rent a Charter Bus in Boise?

The downtown Boise skyline in the fall

Compared to bigger cities, Boise is relatively easy to travel around. You don’t have to deal with as many fellow drivers, and there aren’t too many major highways to handle. Though, if you’re traveling with a big group of people—you may have a more difficult time. Traveling with big groups comes with the added stress of losing passengers to wrong turns or lack of parking, which can throw off your entire trip. So be sure to review all of these ways you can travel around Bosie for your group trip:

  • Valley Regional Transit: Boise’s public transportation system includes bus routes that service the entire metro area. Bus fare starts at $1.50 per ride, so buses can be an affordable way for travelers to explore the city. Unfortunately, riding the bus in Boise isn’t always a reliable transportation option. Public buses aren’t always on time, and it isn’t guaranteed that there will be enough space for your entire group.
  • Boise Express Taxi, Uber, and Lyft: Rideshare services and traditional taxis are both popular ways to travel according to your own schedule. You can hail a vehicle when you need it, hop on, and ride to your destination. These transportation methods are perfect for groups with up to 5 or 6 people. If you’re traveling with a bigger group, though, you’ll need to hail more than one rideshare, which can be a pain. You’ll have to make sure all of your vehicles arrive around the same time and that everyone in your group has a seat.
  • Boise Charter Bus Rentals: Bus rentals from Shofur come in a variety of sizes to fit the needs of any type of group. From sprinter vans for up to 12 passengers to charter buses that can accommodate 56 people, your group will have plenty of vehicle options. Each private bus rental includes a professional driver that works on your schedule to ensure your Boise trip is running according to plan. You can also request additional amenities for optimal comfort like WiFi, reclining seats, power outlets, and TVs with DVD players. Your group will have exactly what you need when you need it. Keep in mind that charter bus rentals can get pricey depending on when and where you’re traveling. However, they often turn out to be more cost-effective in the long run when split per person.

Boise Wedding Shuttle Bus Rentals

Weddings often require a lot of planning, and it’s easy for some things to fall to the wayside. Shofur can handle transportation for your wedding guests so you can focus on other important parts of planning your Boise ceremony. Request a wedding shuttle bus rental to transport your guests from their homes, hotels, or Boise Airport to your venue. Guests won’t have to go through the hassle of renting a car if they’re from out of town or finding parking at your venue.

Are you planning to host your ceremony at a local church or religious center but having a reception at a different venue? Having each guest drive separately between your venues can be a logistical nightmare for parking and may cause your event to run behind schedule. Consolidate all of your guests onto a spacious fleet of shuttle bus rentals and leave the driving between venues up to Shofur. Your guests will arrive at Fourth Street Gardens or Water’s Edge with more than enough time to spare.

Business Event Transportation in Boise

Whether you need an employee shuttle service to your Downtown Boise office or a fleet of charter bus rentals for a big convention at the Boise Centre, Shofur will have your business transportation covered. Passengers can hop on a shuttle with WiFi and power outlets to add last-minute touches to projects and presentations. If you’re booking a shuttle for your employees, they can relax in reclining seats after a long day of work or catch up on their favorite podcasts and music with onboard WiFi.

Boise Centre

Address: 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 336-8900

Total Meeting Space: 85,000 sq. ft.

Sports Team Travel Around Boise and Beyond

Although Boise doesn’t have any professional sports teams, minor league teams and college teams like Boise State University offer exciting games for locals. University students and fans of the BSU Broncos can ride to upcoming games in a private bus rental with a built-in DD to transport your group after a fun tailgate. 

Shofur can also help fan clubs go the distance for games across the country! We offer nationwide group transportation services for Boise sports fans who are traveling to games out of state. Big groups can comfortably travel to cities like Seattle to cheer on the Seahawks or Denver to support the Broncos. Your bus rental will have all the space you need for your fan club to travel in complete comfort for the long haul.

Is your local amateur team in need of a ride to your own game? No worries! Our bus rentals are perfect for sports teams traveling to games anywhere in Idaho and beyond. Forget about meticulously strapping down sports gear to the top of a minivan. Book a bus rental with spacious luggage bays to easily and safely store all of your team’s gear.

Albertsons Stadium

Address: 1400 Bronco Ln, Boise, ID 83706

Phone: (208) 426-4737

Home to the Boise State University Broncos college football team.

Idaho Central Arena (CenturyLink Arena Boise)

Address: 233 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 331-8497

Home to the Idaho Steelheads ice hockey team (ECHL).

School Field Trip Transportation Around Boise

Schools, community organizations, scout troops, academic clubs, and youth groups can all count on Shofur for safe field trip transportation. Students will have a comfortable and secure ride when you upgrade your ride from an old school bus to a modern bus rental. The charter buses in our network include modern models that are thoroughly inspected and regularly maintained. Your group of students will also be in good hands with a professional and certified driver.

Reserve your field trip charter bus rental and ride with Shofur to these popular educational destinations in Boise:

A vet treating an injured young bird of prey

The Peregrine Fund's World Center For Birds of Prey

Address: 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln, Boise, ID 83709

Phone: (208) 362-8687

This unique nature center houses more than 50 species of birds of prey and has contributed to vital efforts in repopulating several species of raptor. Popular feathery residents include California condors, screech owls, peregrine falcons, and Philippine eagles. The center offers guests close-up educational experiences like bird shows and presentations. Educational programs must be booked at least two or three months in advance. Students will learn about the habitats these birds live in, their diets, their life cycles, and the importance of conservation.

Discovery Center of Idaho

Address: 131 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 343-9895

The Discovery Center of Idaho offers fun interactive exhibits for children to learn about everything from dinosaurs to the treasures of King Tut’s tomb. Exhibits regularly rotate at the Discovery Center to give children new things to continuously explore. Student field trips and admission vouchers must be reserved at least one week in advance.

Top Group-Friendly Destinations in Boise

If you need a few ideas on what to add to your Boise itinerary, consider penning these destinations into your schedule:

Sacajawea Interpretive Center

Address: 2700 Main St, Salmon, ID 83467

Phone: (208) 756-1188

Many history centers throughout the region focus on Lewis and Clark’s expedition along the Oregon Trail. This historic and cultural center is the only one to focus on Sacajawea and her important role in the expedition. The park around the center spans 70 acres and offers beautiful walking trails, interpretive exhibitions, and short films about Sacajawea’s life. Discounted group rates are available with advanced inquiry.

Charter bus parking tip: Groups can have drivers park their bus rentals at the far end of the center’s main lot on slow days. If the center is busy, there is a parking lot with oversized spaces right down the road.

The entrance to the Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Old Idaho Penitentiary Site

Address: 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712

Phone: (208) 334-2844

Visiting the site of an old penitentiary may seem odd, but the Old Idaho Pen is one of the city’s most-visited destinations. This eerie historic site was built in 1872 as the Idaho Territorial Prison and housed some of the state’s most infamous inmates until 1973. Guided tours are available by appointment and take visitors through the modern gardens, old cell blocks, and somber solitary confinement rooms referred to as “Cooler” and “Siberia.” You’ll also learn about the penitentiary’s history, prison life, and a few of the jail’s interesting stories through museum exhibitions.

Charter bus parking tip: On-site parking is free and available for all vehicles. If the main lot is full, oversized vehicles like charter buses can park at the nearby Idaho Botanical Gardens.

Book Your Boise Bus Rental Today

Renting a bus in Boise starts with getting a free, no-obligation quote! At Shofur, we personalize all of our bus rental quotes to each group’s unique trip specifications. Call us at 1-800-436-8719 and a rental expert will factor in your travel needs and itinerary to pair you with a charter bus. Our team is here to help you 24/7!

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