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Why Rent a Bus in Lexington?

Old architecture of Lexington, Kentucky at dusk

Many people who visit Lexington find the best way to get around is by personal vehicle. But if you’re from out of town or traveling with a group that doesn’t want to drive, carpool, or put miles on their personal vehicles, here are some other options for traversing the city:

  • Lextran—The city’s public bus system offers over 20 routes that radiate from the city center throughout the surrounding suburbs. Most Lextran rides cost about $1 per adult. While Lexington’s public transit system offers thorough services within city limits—especially on the University of Kentucky campus—if your itinerary takes you outside city limits, you’ll need to find alternative modes of transportation.
  • Taxicabs and Rideshares—Lexington is also served by businesses like Uber and Lyft, as well as a dozen taxi companies. These are great for last-minute ride plans and small groups with loose itineraries, given that these at-call transport services can take you nearly anywhere a road can take you. However, these vehicles can only hold up to 6 people at a time (so larger groups will need to split up and call multiple cabs and rideshares), and you may need to wait around for a ride to become available during peak travel times.
  • Private Lexington Bus Rentals—If you’re traveling with a medium- to large-sized group, the best way to keep everyone together and on a tight schedule is to rent a charter bus, minibus, or sprinter van. That way, a professional driver can handle all the navigation and parking details while your passengers enjoy amenities like WiFi, reclining seats, TVs with DVD players, and panoramic windows. Shofur offers transparent pricing and no-obligation free quotes, so while a bus rental may be more expensive than other modes of transport, there will be no surprise fees or budgeting guesswork leading up to your trip.

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College Campus Shuttles

If you’re visiting with prospective students, you’ll find that Lexington has many higher education institutions to choose from. Whether your aspiring academics are here to check out the popular research campus of the University of Kentucky or schedule an advising appointment at a small, private college like Transylvania University, Shofur’s team of representatives can help! We’ll connect your students to a pro driver that can drop them off right outside the admissions office with plenty of time to catch a campus tour—no need to worry about parking!

And if you’re planning a trip for your local college group, we can assist you too. Safely transport your clubs, Greek organization, intramural team, students, and staff on a schedule you create and in bus rentals that best suit your passengers’ needs. Our long-term reservation specialists would love to work out your collegiate organization’s ideal contract, so give us a call at 1-800-436-8719 when you’re ready to hash out the details.

 

University of Kentucky

Address: 125 Funkhouser Dr, Lexington, KY 40506

Phone: (859) 257-9000

Public, 4-year research university founded in 1865

 

Transylvania University

Address: 300 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508

Phone: (859) 233-8300

Private, liberal arts college established in 1780

 

Seamless Sporting Event Travel

The University of Kentucky football stadium, full of fans during a game

Although Kentucky doesn't have its own NBA team, its college basketball teams have trained some of the country's finest professional players for years. In fact, Rupp Arena is located in downtown Lexington and is the largest arena specifically set aside for basketball in the entire country!

In town to see your favorite college team play? No matter who you root for, nothing puts a damper on a tailgate like having to circle the parking lot five times to find enough parking spots for everyone. Luckily, the Shofur team can ease your game day travel plans. Let us know how much luggage and tailgate equipment you plan to bring, and we’ll connect you with a bus that can store all your coolers, tents, and suitcases under the bus rental—that way, your fan group will have plenty of room to stretch out, socialize, and gear up for the big game.

 

Rupp Arena

Address: 430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: (859) 233-4567

An indoor arena that hosts University of Kentucky basketball games, as well as concerts and other events

 

Kroger Field

Address: 1540 University Dr, Lexington, KY 40506

Phone: (859) 257-1818

An outdoor stadium that hosts University of Kentucky football games

 

Lexington Corporate Transportation

A group of factory workers in hard hats talk over a clipboard

Lexington’s growing manufacturing and distribution centers draw businesses from across the region for meetings and industry events. If your company is planning a business trip, the last thing your team will want to stress over is how you’ll get to and from every event. So rather than waiting for a taxi or rideshare to transport you between client meetups or cramming onto a public bus with all your luggage—let Shofur provide a shuttle service that runs on your schedule.

Experienced drivers in our network are no strangers to corporate shuttle circuits, so rest easy knowing your routes will run like clockwork. We can even connect your passengers to productivity-boosting perks like individual power outlets for recharging devices, onboard WiFi for sending emails, and plush leather seating for de-stressing after a long day on the clock. Whether you need one-time airport pickups or ongoing employee shuttles, our reps are available 24/7 at 1-800-436-8719 to make your Lexington corporate travels easier.

 

Field Trips Made Simple

A field trip chaperone teaches a group of young students in a garden

Taking a history class out for a field trip? Lexington has plenty of destinations to pique your little learners’ interests! The Mary Todd Lincoln House once hosted both her and Abraham Lincoln during their visits to the state and now stands as a popular tourist stop. Other historical sites include the Patterson Cabin—built in the late 18th century by one of Lexington's founders—and the Camp Nelson Civil War Site, a landmark where thousands of African-American families received documents of freedom.

Traveling with a STEM class instead? Pop into the Aviation Museum of Kentucky for a tailored group educational experience or a private guided tour of the airplanes, documents, and flight training equipment from the 20th century.

When traveling in and around Lexington, you may find it easier to stop at your favorite attractions with a personal charter bus driver who works solely around your group’s unique itinerary. Your students and chaperones will stay entertained and comfortable while enjoying free WiFi, movies on flatscreen TVs, and the sights they can see from your bus rental’s clean, panoramic windows.

 

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Address: 578 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: (859) 233-9999

 

Camp Nelson Civil War Site

Address: 6614 Danville Rd, Nicholasville, KY 40356

Phone: (859) 881-5716

 

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Address: 4029 Airport Rd, Lexington, KY 40510

Phone: (859) 231-1219

 

Reserve Your Lexington Bus Rental

Whenever you’re ready, Shofur’s 24-hour reservation team will be here to ease all your group transportation in Lexington, Kentucky. All you need is a headcount, an itinerary, and a list of desired amenities to secure your stress-free bus rental! Give us a call at 1-800-436-8719. Our team would be happy to answer your questions, tell you more about your fleet options, and offer a free and personalized quote with no obligation to book!

 

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Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Lexington

Vehicles Passengers Luggage Hourly Min Hrs
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CHARTER BUS

57 55
$110 - $170
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MINI BUS

25 7
$105 - $160
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