Why Rent a Bus in Greensboro?
Considering the town’s long history as a transportation hub for the South, Midwest, and Appalachia, it should come as no surprise that Greensboro is fairly easy to navigate by a number of methods. But how do you decide which mode of transport is right for your trip to Greensboro? Keep reading to learn more about different ways you can get around:
● Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA): The city’s public transportation routes cover most major neighborhoods, districts, and attractions. Also, it only costs $1.50 for a one-ride pass, making this an accessible and cost-effective transport option if your destination is within city limits. However, large groups may have issues staying together while navigating the bus routes and transfers—especially those coming in from out of town.
● Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART): This public transit system covers 10 counties in what’s known as the Piedmont Triad region, which includes Greensboro. So if you need a quick ride to surrounding cities like High Point or Winston-Salem, this express bus service can get you there for a fee of $2.40, one way ($3 one way for more rural counties). But like GTA, this mode of transport is not ideal for groups of 10 or more, out-of-towners who are unfamiliar with the routes, and groups with a lot of kids who can get lost easily.
● Rideshares and Taxis: The biggest perk of these options? You can hail them on an as-needed basis—a convenient option if you don’t have a set itinerary and don’t mind waiting for your ride to come and meet you. However, if you’re with a larger group, you’ll need to split into multiple vehicles, and hailing more than one cab, Uber, or Lyft to get everyone you want around town can easily drive up your transportation expenses.
● Private Bus Rental: If you’re on the road with a large group of people and want the least amount of mid-trip hassle for your passengers, a minibus or charter bus rental is your best bet. When you reserve through Shofur, we provide a vehicle that best suits your itinerary and number of passengers, as well as a professional driver to handle all the parking, navigating, and driving details throughout your trip. That way, no one will need to put miles on their personal car or pull out a map, and your group can stay together while on the road. Also, if you split the price of your bus among a large group of passengers, it will likely cost you the same (if not less) than hailing taxis or rideshares throughout your trip!
Tour Greensboro’s Prestigious Colleges
The Greensboro area is home to several private and liberal arts colleges, a local campus of the University of North Carolina, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University—the largest historically Black college in the country.
If your academic hopefuls need reliable transit between these campuses, you can count on Shofur to get everyone to your tours right on time. Rather than splitting into multiple vehicles and struggling to find enough parking spots on each campus, a private bus rental allows everyone to arrive in unison—your bus driver can even handle all the parking details while you start your tour.
Columbia or Norfolk students who are here looking for out-of-state school options will need a comfortable ride that will keep everyone entertained for the long haul. With free onboard WiFi your chaperones can catch up on emails and check your social feed while the kids watch a movie on flatscreen TVs—just let your representative know what perks you want on your charter bus or minibus, and we’ll make it happen.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Address: 1400 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27412
North Carolina A&T State University
Address: 1601 E Market St, Greensboro, NC 27411
Sports Tournament Transportation
If you’re an east coast college sports fan, Greensboro, North Carolina, is probably already on your radar. Home to the headquarters of the ACC, the Greensboro Colosseum Complex sees hundreds of events, games, and tournaments every year, from the local roller derby league to the NCAA Final Four games.
Whether you’re here with a college team, ready to take home victory, or you’re here with a fan group, ready to cheer on your favorite team—your group is going to need an efficient ride to the stadium. That’s where Shofur comes in!
Our team can connect you with a game-day bus rental that has plenty of storage for whatever you may need for the game or a tailgate—equipment, safety gear, coolers, tents, you name it. With more room to stretch out in the cabin, everyone can check the stats over onboard WiFi, watch hype videos on flatscreen TVs, or catch some z’s in total comfort.
Greensboro Colosseum Complex
Address: 1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403
Easy and Simple Corporate Transportation
Whether you’re coordinating a transportation conference at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center or providing a stress-free commuter shuttle program for your corporate office, a private bus rental is the best way to ensure everyone stays on track and on time to every meeting, workshop, and shift. The drivers in our network are certified professionals with your schedule and safety as their top priority—they’ll strive to arrive early at every stop on your itinerary so your routes run like clockwork.
Even better, a private bus rental for corporate travels can be as sleek, elegant, and comfortable as any car service. At your request, your passengers can have an all-black fleet with tinted windows—sure to make a good first impression for clients as you pick them up from Piedmont Triad International Airport. Keep your employees productive and connected while on the road with free WiFi and individual power outlets, and let your business partners freshen up in onboard restrooms and store presentation materials, briefcases, backpacks, and luggage in storage compartments in the cabin and below the bus rental.
Joseph S. Koury Convention Center
Address: 3121 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27407
Greensboro’s Most Popular Destinations
International Civil Rights Museum
Great for: field trips, outings with history buffs
This building used to house Woolworth’s, a former restaurant and the site of peaceful sit-ins that helped the Civil Rights Movement gain traction in 1963. Nowadays, visitors can explore the history of the movement through exhibits, artifact displays, and lectures from docents and guest experts. Groups of 25 or more receive discounted admission, so reserve tickets in advance to save.
Address: 134 South Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401
Charter Bus Parking Tip: The museum is located in the heart of downtown, so finding a parking spot (oversized or otherwise) can be a hassle. When you call the reserve your group tickets, your museum rep can direct you to where your driver can park your bus rental, as well as group-friendly restaurants in the area.
ACC Hall of Champions
Great for: college sports fanatics, family vacations
This free museum showcases the accomplishments of colleges and universities in the Atlantic Coast Conference—including Clemson University, Florida State University, Georgia Tech, and more. Brush up on each school’s history (both on and off the field), test your knowledge of ACC sports at the interactive quiz stations, and pose for a selfie with your alma mater’s beloved mascot.
Address: 1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403
Charter Bus Parking Tip: The Hall of Champions is located inside the Greensboro Colosseum Complex, which means you’d park in the same place you would for a game: the lot east of the Special Events Center, in the designated spots along Service Drive.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Great for: outdoors enthusiasts and sightseeing groups
Once the site of a Revolutionary War battle, this park sees a lot more peace and quiet now. Check out the war artifacts at the visitor center’s museum, bike the miles and miles of wooded trails, or see all the historical sites from the comfort of your bus rental’s reclining seats and climate-controlled cabin by taking the Tour Road loop around the park!
Address: 2332 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410
Charter Bus Parking Tip: Parking spots at the visitor center can be a bit limited—especially on busy weekends when the weather is nice. Your bus driver may need to park in the lot along Old Battleground Road or in the nearby Country Park after dropping your passengers off at the center.
Reserve Your Greensboro Bus Rental
Ready to hit the road? Even if you need help nailing down the details, our team will be happy to help.
Call 1-800-436-8719 at any time, and our 24/7 representatives can assist you with finding the perfect motorcoach or shuttle bus for your needs, walk you through the rental process, and offer a free and personalized quote with no obligation to book. Get in touch today and see how easy it is to rent a bus in Greensboro!
Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Greensboro
$110 - $170
$105 - $160