Group Transportation Options

As you’d probably imagine, Orlando sees its fair share of tourist crowds—many of which arrive from either the Orlando International Airport or by driving their own cars into town. But not everyone can (or is willing to) rent a car at the airport or drive their personal vehicles here. Especially if you’re traveling with a lot of children, older folks, or people who require ADA-compliant transportation, arranging a carpool or finding enough rides to accommodate everyone can be tricky.

In that case, what are your options?

Public Transportation—Orlando offers two primary forms of public transit: the LYNX bus system and the SunRail trains.

The LYNX is the local public bus system for the Orlando area, providing transportation throughout the city and Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Lake counties.

The SunRail, on the other hand, is primarily used by out-of-town commuters who work in the Orlando city center. It offers substantial access to and from specific suburbs, but if you need to get around within the city, there’s better options out there.

Both of these options are relatively affordable and eco-friendly, making it a great option for locals, solo travelers, and small groups. However, as with any public transportation, navigating unfamiliar lines and routes with a group of out-of-towners, children, or folks with disabilities can be a challenge, as it is all too easy to miss your stop or get lost.

 

Taxicabs and Rideshares—like Uber or Lyft. They’re great for occasional and last-minute travel arrangements when you don’t have a personal vehicle. These options can usually accommodate up to 7 people at a time.

However, due to high demand, taxi availability and rideshare rates in Orlando can become very expensive if you plan to visit any of the theme parks or you’re in town for a popular, large conference. Also, if you’re visiting the town with a medium- or large-sized group, you’ll need to hail multiple rides to accommodate everyone—which can take time and will likely drive up your travel expenses even further.

 

Private Bus Rentals—renting a coach through a charter bus company is one of the best ways for large groups to travel in Orlando. Not only does a minibus or charter bus rental accommodate 18 to 56 passengers per vehicle, but you can also create a pick-up and drop-off schedule completely tailored to your group’s needs. Even better, motorcoaches can come equipped with amenities and comforts you won’t find on other modes of transit, such as free WiFi, power outlets, onboard restrooms, and storage options.

The downsides? Private shuttle services require parking locations that can accommodate oversized vehicles—which is completely possible in a tourist-friendly city like Orlando, but requires some extra planning nonetheless. Also, renting a bus entails a higher initial cost than the other transit options listed above. That being said, if you split the expenses across all passengers, the cost per head for your entire trip will likely be the same—if not cheaper!—than taking a cab or rideshare everywhere.

Comparing Orlando Group Transportation

Shofur

Public Transportation

Taxi

Rideshare

Private

x

x

x

Personal, professional driver

x

x

Curbside drop-off

x

On-board climate controls

x

On-board entertainment

x

x

x

Nationwide access

x

x

x

Tailored to your schedule

x

x

x

One vehicle for your entire group

x

x

When you reserve your private transportation service through Shofur, you’re not just renting a bus. We go the extra mile to make every group’s travel experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible. From our vast network of thoroughly-inspected motorcoaches and certified, reliable drivers, to our 24/7 availability for your late-night itinerary changes or last-minute cancellations, to added perks like fully customizable schedules and ADA-accessible vehicles at no additional cost—Shofur is here for you. Call 1-800-436-8719 today and claim a no-obligation, free quote tailored to your Orlando trip details!

 

Dream Weddings in Orlando

a groom whispers in his bride's ear on their wedding day

Is there anything more magical and exciting than getting married in the Theme Park Capital of the World? We think not! Coordinating your wedding transportation, however, is not so fun.

Let Shofur take the travel logistics off your plate so you can get back to daydreaming about your special day. We’ll ensure your wedding party and guests arrive at every venue right on time and ready to celebrate—no matter what events you have planned! Ceremony at the Cypress Estate House, with a reception at The Acre? No problem. Reserve a shuttle service to transport your guests between the two so no one has to pile into cars, stress over parking, or elect a DD. Simply have them file into your motorcoach of choice, allow them to kick up their heels, and let a professional driver maneuver the city traffic for them.

Just say the word, and your rep can connect you with an all-black or all-white fleet (whatever best suits your wedding’s theme!), amenities like free WiFi and AUX ports so your loved ones can party and relax between stops, and (upon request) a coach bus that allows passengers to bring alcohol onboard. We already know your Orlando wedding is going to be beautiful and unique—let us make it comfortable and stress-free.

 

Efficient Orlando Corporate Travels

a crowd of conference attendees network in a conference center

You know what they say about all work and no play. That’s probably why Orlando is one of the most popular cities in the country to host a corporate event! From team-building excursions with your department to exciting conventions your attendees won’t soon forget, there are so many reasons to make Orlando your next business destination.

While you’re in town for business, you can rely on a Shofur bus rental to keep your corporate travel running like clockwork. With professional drivers who strive to arrive at least 10 minutes early to every destination as well as sleek motorcoaches fitted with premium amenities, your passengers are in capable hands with an Orlando charter bus rental.

When you go to reserve your bus service, let your representative know what features will keep everyone comfortable and productive on the road.

Onboard WiFi and power outlets so your conference attendees can catch up on emails and recharge their devices? Check.

Reclining, plush leather seats so your clients can relax during their pick-up service from the Orlando International Airport? We hear you loud and clear.

Roomy luggage bays and storage bins where your employees can store coolers and equipment on the way to your next team-building session? We’ve got you covered!

Just call 1-800-436-8719 when you’re ready to hash out the details, and we’ll handle the rest.

 

Reliable Rides to Every Sporting Event

football players line up for a play in a crowded stadium full of fans

Gameday is approaching fast. The team is ready. Your fans are ready. Victory is in sight. The last thing you should have to worry about is how you’re going to get there.

That’s where Shofur comes in. We specialize in efficient and easy group transportation—which means we can make getting to game day a breeze for sports teams and spectators alike.

Coach, we understand your team has worked hard to get where they are. That’s why we recommend booking a reliable shuttle service for all your away games, training camps, and more. Your transportation plan will run completely on a schedule you create and can include any feature you think will best set your players up for success. With all their equipment securely stored in the undercarriage compartments, they can stretch out in reclining seats and rally over inspirational videos playing on flat-screen TVs—all you need to do is request your favorite amenities when you call and book.

As for Orlando sports fan groups, may we suggest renting a charter bus for your next tailgate? Your Shofur rep can hook you up with WiFi so everyone can check the stats before the game, and the spacious luggage bays mean there’s plenty of room to stash all your stuff—coolers, tents, tables, novelty foam fingers, you name it—while on the road. No matter who you cheer for (the Orlando Magic, Orlando City SC, the Solar Bears, even an out-of-town team), you can count on us to make your ride to the stadium as stress-free as possible.

Amway Center

Stomping grounds of the Orlando Magic and indoor concert venue

Address: 400 W Church St #200, Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-440-7900

 

Spectrum Stadium

Home stadium for the University of Central Florida Knights

Address: 4465 Knights Victory Way, Orlando, FL 32816

Phone: 407-823-1000

 

Camping World Stadium

Multi-use sports venue for Orlando’s MLS teams and various football bowl events

Address: 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, FL 32805

Phone: 407-440-5700

 

Safe and Secure School Field Trips

a class field trip group observes fish in an aquarium touch tank

Sure, Orlando has a reputation as a hub for fun and games, but the city has so much to offer when it comes to educational experiences as well! Here, you can build a robot or dig up dino bones at the Orlando Science Center, observe Florida’s oceanic residents at the SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, and tour the dozens of art museums throughout the city—just to name a few.

Whether you’re taking your dance class out to the Central Florida Ballet or treating your honor roll students to an end-of-year-bash at a theme park, a private bus service will keep them all together, safe, and sound.

The Shofur driver network consists of only certified professionals with clean driving records and years of experience behind the wheel. Pair them with thoroughly-inspected vehicles with state-of-the-art safety features, and you have a secure transportation plan that can service any school trip you can dream up.

Even better, reserving a motorcoach means you have your pick of what amenities will keep your youngsters preoccupied and entertained while on the road. Let your kids pop in a documentary (or a Disney musical), use onboard WiFi to catch up on homework (or scroll their social feeds), and fill the overhead storage bins with their textbooks (or road trip snacks)!

Orlando Science Center

Address: 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: 407-514-2000

 

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Address: 8449 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-270-8610

 

Orlando Museum of Art

Address: 2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: 407-896-4231

 

Tour Orlando Colleges

a gorup of college students study on the steps of a campus building

If your aspiring academics want to check out all the universities and colleges Florida has to offer, we’ll gladly service your trips to Gainesville, Tampa, or Miami. And if your prospective students want to check out the local Orlando institutions, we can help you there too:

University of Central Florida

UCF is one of the largest universities by enrollment in the country—with more than 68,000 students enrolled in 2019—and offers over 800 student organizations and clubs. If you plan to tour the campus, your group will need to request a guide in advance. Most tours start around 2 p.m., last about 2 hours, and include an information session and a walking tour of the grounds.

A large student body means a lot of people frequent the UCF campus daily, which can make parking scarce during touring seasons. Rather than trying to find multiple spots for multiple cars, keep everyone together in one vehicle and rent a charter bus. Your bus driver can drop your students off at the Duke Energy Welcome Center in time to catch their campus tour, then park at either the welcome center lot or across Gemini Boulevard South in Lot B7.

Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816

Phone: 407-823-2000

 

Rollins College

With an enrollment of nearly 2,000 students in 2019, this liberal arts college offers a more intimate learning environment for those deterred by UCF’s hugeness. Many students appreciate this private college’s small class sizes—2/3 of classes have 20 or fewer students—and 10:1 student to faculty ratio.

If your group of up to 50 students wants to tour Florida’s oldest post-secondary institution, you’ll need to call at least 3 weeks in advance to reserve your spot. Group tours include an information session and a walking tour of the campus and usually last about 2 hours total. As for parking your bus, finding a spot on campus can be tricky—Rollins College is tiny, after all. Once your driver drops off everyone at the admissions office, they may have to drive into downtown Winter Park to find a parking spot (ask them to try the intersection of Morse Boulevard and Knowles Avenue).

Address: 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: 407-646-2000

 

Theme Park-Hopping in Orlando

a large family yells and cheers as they ride a roller coaster in a theme park

We don’t need to tell you what Orlando’s biggest draws are, because you probably already know—it’s the theme parks! But if your group wants to hit them up, there are a few things you should consider before embarking to Disney World, Universal Studios, Fun Spot, or any of the other attractions Orlando has to offer:

 

  1. Stay outside the resorts.

As magical (and convenient) as it may seem to rest your head in a theme park, booking lodging at the parks’ resorts is an easy way to run up the cost of your trip—especially when reserving blocks for large groups. Keep in mind that the point of park-hopping is to make the most of the attractions and rides, so you likely won’t be spending much time at the resort anyway.

Luckily, Orlando has plenty of hotel options within driving distance of all the parks, and if you reserve a private bus service you’ll have easy access to all your favorite rides without the extra expenses.

 

  1. Get dropped off at the entrance.

These theme parks are popular, which means they see a lot of visitors on a daily basis. A lot of visitors means huge parking lots—and no one wants to start or end their day with a half-hour trek through a sea of cars.

Instead, have your charter bus driver drop off everyone as close to the front entrances as possible. It’ll not only save your group precious time, but also energy!

 

  1. Purchase tickets well in advance.

Once you arrive, your group is going to be so excited to meet their favorite characters, ride all the rides, and explore the parks. In other words, the last thing they’ll want to do is wait in line just to get in the gates.

Save time and order everyone’s tickets in advance, so you can bypass the long lines at the guest services kiosks. Also, depending on the park and how many people are in your group, you may be able to find a better promotional ticket online than you can at the main entrance!

 

  1. Make sure everyone has a park map.

So no one gets lost, ensure everyone knows how to navigate each park on their own. Not only will it make the scramble to their favorite rides easier, but now you can designate a meetup point for the end of the day and rest assured your park-hoppers know how to get there.

 

  1. Bring snacks and a water bottle.

Almost all of the popular theme parks in Orlando allow guests to bring their own light snacks and bottles of water. Take advantage of it! Food and drinks within the parks can be expensive, and sweltering Orlando sun is no joke. So ensuring everyone has something to munch and sip throughout the day will save you money and keep them hydrated until their climate-controlled coach returns to take them home.

 

Shuttles from Orlando to Port Canaveral

aerial view of the deck of a cruise ship in port

A mere hour’s drive from Orlando, Port Canaveral is the city’s closest cruise port and services cruise lines like Carnival, Disney Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Royal Caribbean. While it’s the primary launch point for adventures throughout the Caribbean and Central America, many visitors delight in this port town’s local attractions, from the towering rockets at the Kennedy Space Center to airboat tours throughout the area’s diverse wetlands.

One of the trickiest cruise logistics to coordinate? How you’ll get around when you’re on dry land! Port Canaveral offers rental car outlets as well as extensive parking for personal vehicles, but if you’re cruising with a larger group of people, renting or parking multiple vehicles can be tedious to coordinate and expensive.

Reserving a cruise port shuttle is the simplest way to keep everyone on the same schedule and in the same vehicle. No more stressing over your ship leaving you behind because someone got lost in the parking deck or someone’s rideshare got stuck in traffic. Simply hop on your personalized shuttle bus, stash your luggage and big floppy sun hats in your shuttle’s many storage options, and enjoy the ride to your port in total comfort.

 

Group-Friendly Destinations in Orlando

crowds enter Disney World, with the castle prominent in the background

Disney World

Great for: youth trips, family reunions

Don your mouse ears and tiaras! With four parks sprawling across 40 square miles, your park-goers are bound to find something magical during your visit. Brave the Hollywood Tower of Terror, sample cuisine from around the globe at the Epcot World Showcase, embark on a safari at Animal Kingdom, and meet all your favorite characters in the Magic Kingdom.

With so much to see and so little time in a day, if you want to take in all that Disney World has to offer, your group will need to visit the parks over multiple days. If that’s the case, don’t forget to book lodging for your driver! Logistically speaking, it will behoove your group to reserve a hotel block at a place that offers bus parking, because having the driver, your passengers, and your motorcoach all in the same place simplifies the pick-up and drop-off process.

Address: 1180 Seven Seas Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Phone: 407-939-5277

 

the globe statue outside Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando

Great for: private vacations, family reunions, and youth trips

Movie buffs of all ages, rejoice! This popular theme park is full of film-themed rides, restaurants, shows, and behind-the-scenes tours. From testing your magical prowess in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to meeting a dinosaur nose-to-snout on the Jurassic Park River Adventure, flying through the Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket to your favorite tune to seeing Spiderman, the Hulk, and the Transformers in action, there’s a little something for everyone here.

Universal Studios offers a variety of group rates, discounts, and packages for all types of different visiting situations. Here with a youth group? If you have 15 or more kids in tow, they can ride all the rides over multiple days for a discounted rate. In town for a conference or convention? Round out your Orlando trip with an afternoon full of thrill rides and tours, and take advantage of the discounted conference attendee rates while you’re at it!

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-363-8000

 

the sun sets of the Lake Eola as swans and visitors enjoy the view

Lake Eola Park

Great for: festival-goers, company outings, weddings, private events

Nestled in the heart of the city lies this often-overlooked yet gorgeous green space: Lake Eola! Time your visit right, and you can peruse the fresh fruit and artisan crafts at the weekly farmer’s market, catch a free concert at the Walt Disney Amphitheater, or sit back and enjoy the fireworks and festivities on nearly any major holiday. Or, weather permitting, your group can simply walk the mile-long paved trail along the edge of the lake, observe the diverse array of birds that call the park home, or take a swan-shaped pedalo out for a spin on the lake.

Looking to host your own private event, festival, or outing? From weddings at the stately Eola house to company picnics near the Chinese pagoda to fundraising events throughout the walking trails, Lake Eola is a great venue option if you seek fresh air and a laid-back atmosphere, yet want to stay close to the city center. Availability for the spring and summer festival seasons fills up fast, so contact the city of Orlando to reserve a date sooner rather than later. And instead of filling up the metered parking spaces around the park or having attendees walk multiple blocks from the nearest parking garages, consider booking an event shuttle for your guests. They’ll surely appreciate the lift and a break from the stress of feeding the meter!

Address: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-246-4484

 

Rent a Bus to Orlando

Whenever you’re ready to simplify your group transportation in Orlando, Shofur is here to make it happen. Our reservation team is available 24/7/365 to take your call, walk you through your bus options and the rental process, hash out logistics and your itinerary, and offer a free, personalized quote with no obligation to book! Call 1-800-436-8719 today and see for yourself how easy it is to rent a bus in Orlando.

Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Orlando

Vehicles Passengers Luggage Hourly Min Hrs Cross State
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CHARTER BUS

57 55
$110 - $170
5
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MINI BUS

25 7
$105 - $160
4

Charter Bus Companies Serving Orlando , Florida

  • Bus Company : 1031

    Insurance

    $5,000,000

    Reported crashes

    0

    In Business since

    1995

    Buses in fleet

    4

    US DOT #

    24*****

    US DOT Verified

    Yes

    Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

    CHARTER BUS

    3 Van Hool 2004 56

    CHARTER BUS

    1 Van Hool 2006 56
  • Bus Company : 1034

    Insurance

    $5,000,000

    Reported crashes

    0

    In Business since

    2005

    Buses in fleet

    6

    US DOT #

    13******

    US DOT Verified

    Yes

    Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

    CHARTER BUS

    3 Van Hool 2009 57

    CHARTER BUS

    2 Van Hool 2007 57

    MINI BUS

    1 Chevrolet 2007 30
    • Bus Company : 1252

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      2005

      Buses in fleet

      1

      US DOT #

      17******

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      1 MCI 2005 57
    • Bus Company : 1283

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      5

      US DOT #

      18*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      5 Setra 2007 56
    • Bus Company : 1284

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1975

      Buses in fleet

      9

      US DOT #

      53*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      9 Van Hool 2009 57
    • Bus Company : 1299

      Insurance

      $1,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      1

      US DOT #

      14*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      1 Setra 0 55
    • Bus Company : 1331

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1995

      Buses in fleet

      3

      US DOT #

      52****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      3 Van Hool 2006 57
    • Bus Company : 1344

      Insurance

      $0

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      1

      US DOT #

      27****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      1 MCI 0 55
    • Bus Company : 1462

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      50

      US DOT #

      90****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      50 Van Hool 2008 55
    • Bus Company : 1471

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      11

      US DOT #

      16*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      11 Van Hool 2008 56
    • Bus Company : 1472

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      20

      US DOT #

      14*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      20 Van Hool 2008 56
    • Bus Company : 1497

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      4

      US DOT #

      38****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      4 MCI 2010 55
    • Bus Company : 1534

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1980

      Buses in fleet

      25

      US DOT #

      15*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      25 Prevost 2012 56
    • Bus Company : 1545

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1970

      Buses in fleet

      18

      US DOT #

      79****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      18 MCI 4500 55
    • Bus Company : 1824

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      8

      US DOT #

      24******

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      8 Prevost 2010 55
    • Bus Company : 1978

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      1951

      Buses in fleet

      6

      US DOT #

      24*****

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      6 Van Hool 2010 55
    • Bus Company : 2082

      Insurance

      $5,000,000

      Reported crashes

      0

      In Business since

      2000

      Buses in fleet

      6

      US DOT #

      27******

      US DOT Verified

      Yes

      Vehicles Quantity Make Year Pass

      CHARTER BUS

      6 MCI 2012 55
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Questions in Orlando

  • Juan 04-05-2020

    Do you have buses that go to Disneyland from the Airport? ?

  • Shofur Staff 04-05-2020

    We can certainly arrange for you to go from the Airport to Disneyland.

  • Kay 01-05-2019

    Looking for a daily charter bus from Orlando airport to out hotel? How can we get a contract like this? ?

  • Shofur Staff 01-05-2019

    We can definitely assist you in chartering a bus daily from the airport to your hotel. You are looking at around $645 per day pricing is subject to change upon availability and number of passengers. I recommend calling one of our representatives to get a

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