Why Rent a Charter Bus in Fresno?
Compared to larger cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, Fresno traffic is relatively calm. Large travel groups should still consider how they’re planning to get around town though. Thoroughly planning your group transportation can help you avoid unneeded travel-related stress. Here are some of the ways you can travel around Fresno:
- Fresno Area Express (FAX): Fresno’s public transportation system has around 16 bus routes that service the metro area. While riding the bus can be affordable (starting at $1.25 per ride) schedules often change, and it isn’t always a reliable way to travel.
- Rideshares services and taxis: Uber, Lyft, and several taxi services are available throughout Fresno. You can hail a vehicle on demand, and you’ll have a completely private ride. Unfortunately, most rideshares and taxis can only hold a maximum of 6 passengers. If you have a larger group, you’ll need to request and wait for more than one vehicle, which isn’t always the most convenient option.
- Private Fresno bus rentals: A bus rental can be a great option for small and large groups alike. Minibuses are best suited for small groups, and full-size bus rentals can fit up to 56 passengers. Shofur bus rentals also come with a professional driver to keep your trip running smoothly and on-schedule. Each bus can also be equipped with additional amenities like WiFi, power outlets, and plush reclining seats. Although private bus rentals are convenient and comfortable, they can be expensive depending on your trip.
Wedding Transportation in Fresno
Wedding planning can quickly become overwhelming for couples. Don’t let guest transportation be one of your stressors. Shofur has handled wedding shuttle services for events across California, and we can easily handle transportation for your Fresno wedding. When you reserve a wedding bus rental, you won’t have to worry about guests getting lost or running out of parking space at smaller venues. A wedding shuttle will consolidate all of your guests into fewer vehicles that will be operated by professionals who will handle the navigation. Your guests will arrive with plenty of time to spare before your wedding, and everyone will have a designated ride on the way back.
On top of wedding shuttles to popular venues like The Manor Estate and Holland Park West, we can also provide private shuttles for bachelor and bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners.
Employee Shuttles and Conference Transportation in Fresno
When your local business needs efficient group travel solutions for employee transportation to and from work, conferences at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center, and long-distance corporate trips, Shofur can ensure all of your professional travel needs are covered. Our corporate transportation services can include bus rentals equipped with additional features that increase passenger comfort. Reclining seats allow business travelers to unwind after long flights into Fresno Yosemite International Airport, and onboard WiFi can be used to stream relaxing podcasts.
If your Fresno company is hosting a meeting for high-level executives, we also book upscale minibuses and sprinter vans for a sleeker look. These can also include features such as WiFi and power outlets that allow passengers to get work done on the road.
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center (FCEC)
Address: 848 M St, Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 445-8100
Charter bus parking: Most parking options closest to the FCEC are garages that can’t accommodate oversized vehicles. Additional lot parking can be found near Chukchansi Park.
Radisson Hotel Fresno Conference Center
Address: 1055 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 233-6650
Charter bus parking: Parking may be limited for oversized vehicles. Off-site parking can be organized at lots in the surrounding Downtown Fresno area.
Field Trip Bus Rentals in Fresno
Shofur loves working with local schools, summer camps, and community organizations for field trips both long and short. We understand how important it is for parents and educators to know that their children and students are safe when partaking in off-campus activities. That’s why we prioritize safety above all else when organizing bus rentals for our passengers. Buses must pass several safety inspections and undergo preventative maintenance before they hit the road, and drivers are vetted thoroughly before they’re placed behind the wheel. Adults can rest easy knowing that kids will be traveling in good hands on their way to field trip spots in Fresno.
Put a film on your bus rental’s TVs to keep everyone entertained on the way to these Fresno field trip destinations:
Fresno Art Museum
Address: 2233 N First St, Fresno, CA 93703
Phone: (559) 441-4221
Unlike many larger art museums, the Fresno Art Museum dedicates most of its gallery space to local artists. The museum offers educational opportunities through its ArtLink programs for all age groups. These programs include guided tours and hands-on art-making projects.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Address: 894 W Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
Phone: (559) 498-5910
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is home to more than 200 species of animals, including sea lions, red wolves, Malayan tigers, and emus. A variety of educational programs like zookeeper talks and nature play activities can be organized with prior reservation.
Address: 890 W Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
Phone: (559) 486-2124
This small amusement park features nursery tale-themed rides and offers educational programs to encourage reading and writing skills for young children. Field trips must be booked by phone in advance.
Our Favorite Group-friendly Destinations Near Fresno
Are you unsure of what to add to your private trip itinerary around the Fresno area? When you book a bus rental with Shofur, you’ll have a professional transportation team running on your unique schedule and itinerary.
Here are a few popular spots to consider adding to your itinerary:
Yosemite National Park
Visitor Center Address: 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389
Phone: (209) 372-0200
Yosemite National Park is about a 1.5-hour drive from Fresno. The iconic national park is a wonderful day trip option for locals and out-of-town visitors alike. Choose from dozens of trails to hike and admire the park’s valleys filled with giant sequoias and granite monoliths like Half Dome and El Capitan.
Charter bus rental parking: Oversized vehicle parking tends to fill up very quickly. You’ll want to arrive early and instruct your driver to park your bus at the Curry Village parking or Yosemite Falls parking.
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Address: 5021 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722-5026
Phone: (559) 271-0734
This unique attraction was once the home of Sicilian artist Baldassare Forestiere and features a network of handbuilt rooms, corridors, and gardens. The gardens are only accessible by guided tours, and reservations can be made online in advance. Tours explore Forestiere’’s building process and the underground bedroom, kitchen, and gardens filled with citrus trees.
Charter bus rental parking tip: The Forestiere Underground Garden does not have a parking lot. Limited street parking is available along Shaw Avenue, Forestiere Avenue, and Cornelia Avenue.
Shinzen Japanese Garden
Address: 114 E Audubon Dr, Fresno, CA 93720-1512
Phone: (559) 840-1264
The Shinzen Japanese Garden was built in 1967 to honor Fresno’s Sister City, Kochi, Japan. This traditional-style garden includes a koi pond, waterfalls, a bonsai collection, and Japanese maple trees. The garden offers self-guided and guided tour options.
Charter bus rental parking tip: A spacious parking lot is available right at the entrance of the gardens and overflow parking is available along nearby Yosemite Rd.
Book Your Fresno Bus Rental with Shofur
Enjoy a comfortable and efficient travel experience when you book with Shofur. Regardless of your destination or travel occasion, we’ll make sure you have the transportation you need. For more information about our bus rentals in Fresno, contact us today at 1-800-436-8719.
Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Fresno
$110 - $170
$105 - $160