How should my group get around Chattanooga?

Aerial view of the Chattanooga skyline on a sunny day

  • Downtown Shuttle: Chattanooga provides a free electric shuttle that is wheelchair accessible and goes to many of the city’s major downtown attractions. That being said, it only runs through the heart of downtown—from the ChooChoo, down Broad Street, past the Aquarium, and through Coolidge Park across the river. If you’re only planning to spend time in this main thoroughfare, this hop-on-hop-off shuttle is an easy choice. If your travels take you elsewhere, you should find another mode of transport.
  • Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA): Beyond the downtown shuttle, the city of Chattanooga offers a public bus system that covers most of downtown and accesses the surrounding districts. Fare for most riders is $1.50 ($0.75 for seniors, students, and folks with disabilities), and all-day passes are available for purchase. While taking public transportation is eco-friendly and cost-effective, large groups and those traveling with small children may find navigating a new public transit system without getting lost or separated to be a challenge.
  • Rideshare Services: Services like Uber and Lyft can be convenient if you’re traveling with a small group and don’t mind waiting for your ride to come and pick you up. However, these cars can usually only hold 5 to 6 passengers at a time—so larger groups who don’t want to split into multiple cars may want to reconsider. Also, the cost of your Chattanooga rideshare service is unpredictable and will likely skyrocket if you’re in town during a summer festival, a corporate convention, or the busy leaf-viewing season around mid-autumn.
  • Chattanooga Charter Bus Rental: If you’re traveling with a large group that would value a ride plan that’s a little more personalized, a bespoke bus rental through Shofur is the way to go. That way, no one has to share a cabin with strangers, and your bus service will only run on a schedule you set for it. Beyond logistics, a private bus rental will provide comforts you won’t find anywhere else, like free WiFi, TVs with a DVD player, onboard restrooms, enough storage for everyone to bring a piece of luggage and a carry-on, and much more. As for cost? Shofur offers predictable pricing, so you know exactly how much you’ll be spending before you book. Even better, passengers who split the price of their Chattanooga bus rental often find that their personal ride plan costs the same (if not less) than hiring a rideshare to each and every destination!

Comparing Chattanooga Group Transportation


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Seamless and Stress-Free Corporate Transportation

Business people in professional clothes sit in an outdoor venue, sipping drinks and networking

Between the dozens of business events held here and the many major corporations that have offices near the city, there are many reasons Chattanooga should be on your corporate travel radar. That’s why Shofur is here to ease your company’s ground transportation needs—whether that means a one-time pickup service from the airport, an all-weekend service for your out-of-town conference attendees, or a daily employee commuter shuttle to and from your local office.

Ask our reservation team about securing a polished, sleek, and modern motorcoach, and we’ll connect you with an all-black or all-white fleet with tinted windows and plush leather interiors. With productivity-boosters like onboard WiFi and power outlets, relaxing amenities like reclining seats, and practical features like storage space for luggage and briefcases, your corporate shuttle service is sure to make a good impression!


Chattanooga Airport (CHA)

Address: 1001 Airport Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421

A regional airport that boasts sparser crowds than the nearby and bustling Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta—with the same relative access to the region’s top business centers.


Chattanooga Convention Center

Address: 1 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402

With 100,000 square feet of columnless exhibit space, 21 executive meeting rooms, and green technology fueling the entire space, this center is considered one of the most innovative business venues in town.


Travel to Chattanooga’s Top Sporting Events

High school football players line up for a play on a sunny field

For a city of its size, Chattanooga is home to quite a variety of sports teams and venues. There’s no shortage of teams to root for—from your favorite NCAA finalists to any of the amateur leagues that call this city their home turf. And whether you’re here with your Knoxville triathlon club to compete in the next Ironman Challenge or your fan group to cheer on your favorite college team, a reliable event shuttle is just what you need to get in the zone.

With a professional bus driver to take the wheel, no one has to worry about navigation or parking details. And with plenty of onboard storage space to stow your safety gear or tailgate equipment, everyone can stretch out in a roomy, climate-controlled cabin and rest up before go-time.


Finley Stadium

Address: 1826 Carter St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

This 20,000-person outdoor stadium once held the NCAA Division I National Championship Game. Now, it serves as a field for high school football games and local soccer tournaments.


McKenzie Arena

Address: 720 E 4th St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

This is UT-Chattanooga’s basketball arena, which seats approximately 11,000. All kinds of tournaments, competitions, and shows are hosted here regularly, from rodeos to wrestling matches.


AT&T Field

Address: 201 Power Alley, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Here, Chattanooga’s minor league baseball team—the Chattanooga Lookouts—plays almost every weekend in the summer months.


Tour Chattanooga Colleges with Ease

Touring college campuses and seeing student life firsthand is a key part of any prospective student’s decision-making process. That’s why Shofur is here to make travel in and around Chattanooga’s top colleges as easy as possible!

Rather than assembling carpools and putting extra miles on your chaperones’ personal vehicles, pair your campus tour group with a professional bus driver and a coach custom-picked to fit your group’s size and itinerary. So whether your students have their hearts set on UT-Chattanooga or want to check out the area’s technical colleges and medical schools, everyone will arrive at every campus right on time for your tours, and no one has to sweat the parking logistics.


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Address: 615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403


Chattanooga State Community College

Address: 4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37406


Southern Adventist University

Address: 4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, TN 37315


Comfortable Chattanooga Field Trips

A teacher instructs a group of students during an outdoor field trip

With an abundance of historic sites, diverse wildlife, and places to burn off extra energy, it’s no wonder so many school groups, extracurricular organizations, scout troops, and youth programs pay Chattanooga a visit every year.

Rather than cramming into a traditional school bus for your next Chattanooga field trip, why not arrive in something a little more comfortable? Shofur can set up your students and chaperones with a bus that has plush seating and climate control so your long-distance travels will fly by. Marathon their favorite movies with TVs and a DVD player, let them play mobile games with free WiFi, and minimize pit stops with an onboard restroom—no matter what will make your school trip go off without a hitch, our team will connect you with the perfect bus rental and a professional driver you can trust!


Tennessee Aquarium

Address: 1 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Featuring one of the largest freshwater aquariums in the world, this downtown aquarium is home to over 12,000 aquatic animals and dozens of education programs to keep your little learners engaged.


Creative Discovery Museum

Address: 321 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

This children’s museum is geared toward curious minds aged 2 to 12. Here, your kids can explore interactive exhibits like a two-story riverboat, water tables with miniatures locks and dams, and guided art, science, and cooking lessons.


Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Address: 110 Point Park Rd, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

Once the site of two major Civil War battles, the park you see here today now serves as an education center and hub for outdoor recreation. Take a ranger-led tour of the grounds, hike along the 50 miles of trails, or plan a picnic in one of the park’s four pavilions.

An old Civil War canon on Lookout Mountain, the city of Chattanooga visible below

Reserve Your Chattanooga Bus Rental Today

Ready to hit the road? Even if you’re not, the Shofur team is here to help you get there. Our 24/7 representatives are always available to take your call, answer any transportation-related questions you might have, and help your group find the perfect minibus or charter bus rental for your next trip to Chattanooga. Give us a call at 1-800-436-8719 to receive a free and personalized quote with no hidden fees!

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Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Chattanooga

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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.