Why Rent a Bus in Kansas City?
Kansas City is a car-heavy destination. Although public buses are available, there’s no train system. When you need to get around quickly, cars or charter buses will be your only option. So how do you know what type of transportation is best for your group? Here are a few pros and cons of each:
- Public transit: The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) offers affordable public buses. However, these buses may not go straight to and from the destinations you want to reach, and it can be difficult to navigate public transit with young children or large groups.
- Taxis and rideshares: Taxis and rideshares offer a convenient way to get straight from where you are to where you’re going, and with rideshares, you won’t even have to book ahead of time. However, taxis and rideshares can quickly become expensive, especially when you’re with a group.
- Charter buses: A charter bus can take you exactly where you want to go, and if you divide the cost among a large group, it could be more affordable than a taxi or rideshare. You’ll also receive a quote ahead of time, so you’ll know how much your transportation will cost before you leave for your trip.
Sporting Events in Kansas City
As the home of the Kansas City Royals and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City has a long history of loving and supporting baseball. After you root, root, root for the home team at Kauffman Stadium, head to the museum to learn about amazing Black baseball players who often don’t get the credit they deserve.
Not a baseball person? Your group can cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs football team at Arrowhead Stadium. If you’re traveling with a group of athletes for a game or tournament, stash your bats, balls, racquets, or pads in the charter bus’s storage area and let your driver take you to the basketball and volleyball courts at Hy-Vee Arena.
Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals)
Address: 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129
Charter bus parking: For $25, your charter bus can park onsite. The stadium has several lots with space for oversized vehicles.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Charter bus parking: Charter buses should drop passengers off near the north entrance on “Buck” O’Neil Way and then either park along the street or in the parking lots between the NLBM and the KC Urban Youth Academy.
Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs)
Address: 1 Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, MO 64129
Charter bus parking: Charter buses require a bus/RV parking pass and will need to park on the northern or western side of Dubiner Circle. Stadium staff will direct your driver.
Address: 1800 Genessee St, Kansas City, MO 64102
Charter bus parking: Hy-Vee Arena offers complimentary motorcoach parking in an on-site lot.
Corporate Events in Kansas City
Kansas City isn’t just a hotspot for sports—it’s a major destination for businesses too. The Kansas City Convention Center, Overland Park Convention Center, KCI Expo Center, and Hy-Vee Arena regularly host training sessions, industry conferences, and corporate trade shows.
Whether your group is coming in from St. Louis, Oklahoma City, or Memphis, Shofur can provide a charter bus with free WiFi and power outlets to let you keep up with assignments during the drive. Want to relax instead? You can request TVs, DVD players, and reclining seats so everyone can watch movies or nap.
Kansas City Convention Center
Address: 301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105
Charter bus parking: The Convention Center only offers garage parking, but there are a few paid public lots nearby. The closest is at 106 W 14th St, Kansas City, MO 64105.
Overland Park Convention Center
Address: 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211
Charter bus parking: The Overland Park Convention Center has free parking for your bus on the north side of the building.
KCI Expo Center
Address: 11730 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153
Charter bus parking: Your driver can take advantage of free parking in the Expo Center’s main lot or in the upper west lot on Plaza Circle.
Weddings in Kansas City
Kansas City offers the perfect blend of natural surroundings and urban amenities to satisfy almost any couple. Whether you prefer to get married in an elegant country club or on a farm, you can find an ideal venue in the KC area.
Once you’ve decided where you want to hold your celebration, contact Shofur to arrange a shuttle for your guests. We offer safe transportation to and from the ceremony, reception, and hotel so your guests won’t have to worry about getting lost, finding parking, or appointing a DD. Here are a few of the most popular and well-reviewed wedding venues in Kansas City that you may want to check out.
For: Elegant weddings in a modern venue
Address: 4120 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111
Charter bus parking: La Villa has a private parking lot for groups who book the venue.
For: Rustic weddings in a historic space
Address: 11184 Lackman Rd, Lenexa, KS 66219
Charter bus parking: The barn has its own parking lot with ample space.
For: Cozy, intimate weddings in a wine cellar
Address: 222 W 20th St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Charter bus parking: Cellar 222 has its own free parking lot. However, please note that the venue lies at the bottom of a flight of stairs, so if you or someone in your group has mobility concerns, you may want to opt for La Villa, Thompson Barn, or another accessible venue.
Field Trips in Kansas City
Kansas City draws school groups from across the Midwest to see some of America’s most important museums, including the American Jazz Museum and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. A Smithsonian affiliate, the American Jazz Museum features exhibits on jazz legends like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington as well as performances by current jazz musicians and interactive “Jazz Storytelling” sessions for kids.
If you teach history, you won’t want to miss the National World War I Museum and Memorial. This museum has earned the designation of the United States’ official WWI museum because of the depth of its exhibits. You’ll find life-size trenches, tanks, and bomb craters as well as rotating exhibits on topics like women’s role in the war and how the war affected voting rights.
American Jazz Museum
Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Charter bus parking: Coaches can park along the street outside the museum or in the lot at the southwest corner of 18th & Vine.
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Address: 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108
Charter bus parking: Your bus driver can park for free along the U-shaped drive on the south side of the museum or in the West Visitors Lot. Accessible parking is available in both locations.
Easy Group Transportation in Kansas City
Whether you’re planning a wedding, a conference, or a field trip in Kansas City, Shofur can provide safe, comfortable transportation for your group. Call us at 1-800-436-8719 to start planning your trip to the home of jazz, baseball, and Midwestern history.
Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Kansas City
$110 - $170
$105 - $160