Why Rent a Bus in Galveston?
Many locals and veteran visitors alike say the best way to get around Galveston is the same as other Texan cities like Austin or Dallas: by car. But what if your group is fresh off an IAH or HOU flight, would rather not spring for multiple rental cars, or simply doesn’t want to drive? Here are some of your other options for traversing Galveston:
- Galveston Island Transit: The island offers a public transit system that includes seven routes (six public buses and a trolley line). One-way tickets for most destinations are just $1 per adult or 50 cents per child. However, Galveston’s public transit system only runs from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., so if you have late-night dinner reservations or nightlife plans, you should consider another transport method.
- Taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts: Ridesharing and taxi services are a convenient way to get around a city you’re not familiar with, and Galveston is no exception. Most of these vehicles, however, can only accommodate up to 6 passengers at a time—which means larger groups will need to split into multiple rides and pay multiple fares.
- Galveston Bus Rental: Want the least amount of hassle for your travelers? A private bus rental may be more expensive than other transportation options in Galveston, but everybody will ride in total comfort. Not only can your rental include amenities like WiFi, luggage storage, and onboard restrooms, but your routes and schedules are planned well in advance and are tailored to your itinerary. So all your passengers need to do is hop aboard their charter bus, minibus, or sprinter van and let a professional driver handle the rest!
Elegant Wedding Transportation
Planning your wedding day can be stressful, but securing reliable transport doesn’t have to be! Shofur has years of experience shuttling guests and wedding parties to every kind of nuptial event, with services from drop-offs at rehearsal dinners along the Strand to ceremony-to-reception shuttles across town. Let a pro driver keep your bus rental on track, and your loved ones won’t get lost or run late on your big day. Call 1-800-436-8719 and let us know what features matter most to you, and we’ll tick every box on your list of must-have amenities. No detail is too small—whether you need an all-black or all-white fleet to match your wedding theme or AUX ports so your guests can start the party before they even reach the reception.
Lyceum of Galveston
Address: 2401 Winnie St, Galveston, TX 77550
With gorgeous stained-glass window vignettes, exposed wood rafters, and storied history, this affordable chapel venue is perfect for traditional and intimate services, ceremonies, and special events.
The Tremont House
Address: 2300 Ship Mechanic Row St, Galveston, TX 77550
This hotel and event space is one of the oldest on the island, featuring elegant and ornate design elements and enough space to comfortably seat 800 guests.
Corporate Event Shuttles for Employees
Whether your company is based in Galveston or you’re in town for a conference, one thing is certain: Shofur can make your business travels run like clockwork. Our network of charter buses and minibuses includes a variety of luxury models with tinted windows, wood flooring, and sleek leather interiors, so your partners, employees, and event attendees can ride in style and comfort. But beyond the aesthetics, your Shofur shuttle service will operate on an efficient schedule that works for your Galveston plans—whether that means airtight conference shuttle circuits or employee commuter routes to and from the office.
Galveston Island Convention Center
Address: 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
The island’s largest convention center, boasting 140,000 square feet of total meeting space, a 15,000-square-foot ballroom, and ocean views.
Easy and Simple Private Vacations
Back in the day, many referred to this island as the “Playground of the South”—and in a lot of ways, that still holds true. From cozy, vintage bed and breakfasts to luxury beachside resorts, lowkey historic sites to lively Mardi Gras parties, there’s plenty of places to kick back, enjoy the Gulf Coast surf, and take ‘er easy here in Galveston.
And on your group’s relaxing vacation, no one is going to want to drive, navigate, or figure out the parking situation every step of the way. Hit the beach or a casino without having to worry about the ride home with a private shuttle service! That way, no one has to miss out on the fun and everyone can enjoy small comforts like WiFi, reclining seats, and flatscreen TVs along their journey—video streams, naps, and en-route movie marathons are sure to make the drive from Houston or beyond fly by.
Address: 6285 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
As the most popular and longest stretch of sandy beach on the island, this spot welcomes beach bums who enjoy exploring the nearby restaurant-lined promenade after a day of sunbathing.
Address: 201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
This calm and wide beach is also a popular spot but sees fewer crowds than other beaches on the island. It features lifeguards, volleyball courts, showers, and even a snack bar.
Seamless Cruise Transfer Services
If you’re planning to set sail from Port Galveston, your group of cruisers is going to need a reliable ride to the docks for Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, or Carnival. Rather than cramming your luggage into the back of your friend’s minivan or hailing five rideshares just to lose someone in traffic along the way, let Shofur take the wheel. No need to pay expensive parking fees or worry about part of your group running late and missing the departure. Our reservation team can set up a simple and straight-forward bus rental with plenty of luggage space and a punctual driver, so everyone arrives at the port all at once and right on time.
Port of Galveston
Address: 123 Rosenberg Ave, 25th St 8th Floor, Galveston, TX 77550
Safe and Comfortable Galveston Field Trips
A town as old as Galveston is full of history, which makes it a great spot for field trips with your class, afterschool club, scout troop, or youth group! And when you let Shofur handle all your field trip transportation, you’ll spend less time stressing over the logistics and more time enjoying your Galveston travels.
Your average charter bus rental is much more comfortable than a traditional school bus, and it can include boredom-busters to make the ride more fun. With free WiFi for streaming music and games, TVs with a DVD player for Bill Nye marathons, and plush seats for quick naps, your students will forget to ask “are we there yet?” and will arrive refreshed and ready to learn!
Address: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
Though these grounds are known for their critically acclaimed resort, this is also a great educational space! The iconic glass pyramids are actually a series of museums, wildlife conservatories, and aquariums, with a planetarium thrown in too.
Galveston Railroad Museum
Address: 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550
Learn all about the railroad system’s role in the development of Galveston. With a garden full of steam engines, walk-through replica train cars, and model trains galore, this downtown museum is sure to delight train-lovers young and old.
The Bryan Museum
Address: 1315 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
For a broader history tour, check out this museum’s collection—it’s one of the world’s most comprehensive displays of documents and artifacts from Texas and the western U.S.! See the dioramas depicting Texas’ history from native habitation through the colonial era, then admire the art galleries full of Texan masterpieces and landscape paintings.
Reserve Your Galveston Bus Rental
The Shofur team wants to make your Galveston group travels a breeze! Call our 24/7 reservation team at 1-800-436-8719 whenever you’re ready to simplify your ground transportation for your next trip or event. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, assist you with every step of the reservation process, and offer a free, no-obligation quote for your Galveston bus rental plan!
Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Galveston
$110 - $170
$105 - $160