Why Take a Charter Bus to Los Angeles?

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A charter bus is a comfortable and efficient way to travel when you have a large group of people to keep on a schedule. Booking a private bus in Los Angeles means you can customize an itinerary, plan with your bus driver ahead of the trip, and have control over when and where you move around LA. Rent a charter bus to keep your group all together and on time throughout the day.

With a city as big as LA—and as notorious for its rush-hour traffic jams—a charter bus is a good option for avoiding the stress of weaving among other cars and finding parking. If you end up stuck in bumper-to-bumper evening traffic, a comfortable charter bus with TV monitors to play your favorite movies and power outlets to keep your phone charged is where you’ll want to be. You can sit back, relax, blast the A/C, and wait for the traffic to clear up.

Aside from ensuring a stress-free traffic experience, here are some common reasons you may want to choose a bus rental in Los Angeles:

  • Transporting employees to an industry conference or team-building event from the office to the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • Our 20 passenger van is great for shuttling wedding guests through the busy city between a hotel, ceremony venue, and reception venue.
  • Picking up and dropping off business associates or clients from LAX.
  • Providing comfortable transportation for long journeys to cities like San Diego or Las Vegas.

Group Transportation Options in LA

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Consider the size and needs of your group when choosing transportation to and from Los Angeles. While this sprawling metropolis has no shortage of ways to get around, the city infrastructure favors roadways over train tracks. Public transportation is more visitor-friendly in some areas than others, so for the most flexibility and dependability in your travel plans, we recommend opting for a car, shuttle, or charter bus.

  • Ride the LA Metro trains and buses for an affordable way to get around, especially in downtown Los Angeles. All you need is a TAP card to access the above-ground light rail, the underground subway, and more than 200 bus lines. However, if you have a large group of more than five people, taking public transportation might be more of a hassle than it’s worth. If you’ve never been to LA before, it’ll be challenging to keep everyone together while navigating an unfamiliar system, and there’s no guarantee that your destination will be near a transit stop.
  • Local taxi companies like Beverly Hills Cab, Checker, and Taxi Taxi are dependable ways to get around busy LA, but for the most part, taxis don’t roam the streets of the city. You can easily snag a cab at airports, train stations, bus stations and major hotels, but it’s best to organize a pick-up by phone. For groups larger than four people, you may need to coordinate multiple rides, and the cost-per-mile (up to $2.70) will add up in a city this big.
  • A rideshare service like Uber or Lyft is a quick and easy option for smaller groups  and is often more affordable than a taxi. However, while some rideshare options may fit up to six or seven people, you may still need to call for multiple rides to transport a large group. We only recommend a rideshare for quick trips with small groups that are easy to keep together.
  • Choose an LA bus rental for the most comfortable and reliable way to transport a group of people. Since a charter bus is private transportation, you can plan a custom itinerary and keep everyone together and on time. The biggest challenge with a charter bus is the cost. While renting a bus in Los Angeles could be expensive for small groups, it may be more affordable for groups of 10 or more. Split the cost among passengers for the added dependability and comfort of private transportation.

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Shuttle Buses For Your Los Angeles Wedding

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If you want to say “I do” at the Malibu West Beach Club and have your guests stay at the trendy Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood but are worried about transportation, Shofur can help. Rent a small fleet of minibuses or sprinters to transport your guests on your wedding day.

No matter where in Los Angeles you’re planning your wedding, you can plan to have a shuttle leave the hotel for the ceremony venue every 15-30 minutes within two hours leading up to the start time. Arrange to have the last shuttle leave 30-45 minutes before the ceremony to ensure everyone is settled and seated when it’s time to walk down the aisle.

Afterwards, your LA bus rentals can bring everyone to a second reception venue and back to the hotel at the end of the night. Guests will be grateful to hop from hotel to venue to hotel again with no need to rent a vehicle, navigate an unfamiliar city, call a rideshare, or designate a sober driver.

A Los Angeles wedding is bound to be an unforgettable one. Here are some popular venues known for their breathtaking setting and romantic atmosphere:

Taglyan Cultural Complex

Address: 1201 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Phone: (323) 978-0005

Malibu West Beach Club

Address: 30756 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Phone: (310) 457-0195

Hotel Casa Del Mar

Address: 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Phone: (310) 581-5533

Corporate Events & Conferences in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is home to dozens of massive professional conferences and corporate events every year. Rent a private charter bus to get you and your team to events like Digital Summit Los Angeles and Los Angeles Ultimate Women’s Expo. Be sure to ask for a bus with free WiFi and power outlets so your team can keep up on emails or make last-second changes to presentations while on the ride.

If you’re planning an annual conference, team-building event or corporate luncheon, rent a charter bus or minibus to transport your employees from the office to the venue with ease. They’ll be grateful for the chauffeured ride and for not needing to carpool, call a rideshare, or navigate public transportation. A sleek, private shuttle bus is a fast and professional option for transporting your team or corporate clients to your event.

Here are some of Los Angeles’ most popular trade show, conference and convention venues you may find yourself planning a trip to:

Los Angeles Convention Center

Address: 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles CA 90015

Phone: (213) 741-1151

Glendale Civic Auditorium

Address: 1401 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208

Phone: (818) 548-2787

Pickwick Gardens Convention Center

Address: 1001 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506

Phone: (818) 845-5300

Los Angeles Sports Teams and Events

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The LA Dodgers, Lakers, Chargers—whatever your pick, make Shofur your choice for the best transportation to and from your tailgate and the big game. Are you planning to attend the annual Rose Bowl Game with a big group of college football fans? Hop on a private LA bus rental with a pro driver to go cheer on your top school.

We also work with coaches and athletes of all types for spacious and stress-free bus rentals in Los Angeles. Gearing up for a big away game or state championship? Use a charter bus to make sure athletes are comfortable and well-accommodated for their trip. With overhead storage and undercarriage luggage bays, there’s plenty of room for personal belongings and large sports equipment like nets and goal posts.

For your next sporting adventure, here are the most popular stadiums in the city you may be planning a trip to:


Home of: Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks

Address: 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone (Box Office): (888) 929-7849

LA Memorial Coliseum

Home of: USC Trojans, Los Angeles Rams

Address: 3911 Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Phone: (213) 747-7111

Dodger Stadium

Home of: Los Angeles Dodgers

Address: 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (866) 363-4377

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Field Trips in the Los Angeles Area

Pupils And Teacher On School Field Trip To Museum With Guide

LA isn’t all about glitz and glamour. Around town, you’ll find hundreds of destinations big and small that make for fun and enlightening educational experiences. Whether you’re going to the Kidspace Children’s Museum or the LA Zoo, Shofur can arrange transportation for schools of all sizes. Younger students will love pressing their noses against the large panoramic windows or watching their favorite movies with the onboard TV screens and DVD players. Hard-to-impress teenagers will be happy with free WiFi and power outlets in every seat so they won’t miss a single TikTok and can create some of their own.

If you’re planning a field trip for young students and aren’t sure where to start, consider these popular options in LA:

Kidspace Children’s Museum

Address: 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103

Phone: (626) 449-9144

LA Zoo

Address: 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Phone: (323) 644-4200

Natural History Museum

Address: 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Phone: (213) 763-3466

College Tours in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to a handful of prestigious colleges and universities. Whether you’re organizing a private college tour for prospective students or a senior class trip to a college fair, organizing a bus rental around Los Angeles will keep everyone together and on time. You can craft a full-day itinerary and work with a professional bus driver to quickly and efficiently travel around Los Angeles. Here are some popular institutions you’ll want to add to your college bus tour:

University of Southern California

USC Admission Center

Address: 3607 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Phone: (213) 740-1111

University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA Undergraduate Admission

Address: 1147 Murphy Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Phone (Campus Tours): (310) 825-8764

California Institute of Technology

Address: 120 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6811

Tour Hollywood by Charter Bus

Young woman at the top of Hollywood sign

No trip to Los Angeles is complete without a romp through the glitzy, glamourous streets of Hollywood. From Hollywood Boulevard to the Walk of Fame, you have plenty to explore without needing to worry about navigation, traffic and parking. Neighborhood highlights include the Hollywood Bowl and the Dolby Theatre, home of the annual Oscars. Stay until the evening and visit improv comedy clubs, cool retro bars and upscale nightclubs.

Planning your Hollywood day itinerary? Hop on your LA bus rental and check out these hotspots:

The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Address: N Highland Ave & Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone: (323) 469-8311

The Hollywood Sign

Address: Los Angeles, CA 90068

Phone: (323) 258-4338

TCL Chinese Theatre

Address: 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

Phone: (323) 463-0879

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Bus Trips from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

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Looking for a long weekend getaway of indulgent fun and high stakes? Rent a private bus in LA and travel through the Mojave Desert National Preserve to the glittering oasis of Las Vegas. This trip is great for a corporate team headed to an industry conference, bachelor(ette) party guests ready to celebrate to the fullest, or a group of adults looking for a few days of gambling, concerts, and nightlife.

A trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas will take approximately 4.5 to 5 hours, so you’ll want to settle in for the ride. Ask for a bus with TV screens and DVD players for entertainment and an onboard lavatory to minimize the need for rest stops.  If you’re looking for some roadside attractions along the way, you’ll find unique sights along the famed Route 66. Plan a quick stop at Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch, the Route 66 Museum, or Calico Ghost Town.

And don’t just use your charter bus rental to get back and forth between cities. You can arrange for your bus rental to be your group’s personal chauffeur the whole time you’re in Vegas. When you call to book, explain your ideal itinerary. Here are some local group-friendly favorites you might want to add to the schedule:

Bellagio Hotel and Casino

Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: (888) 987-6667

The Neon Museum

Address: 770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Phone: (702) 387-6366

MGM Grand

Address: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: (877) 880-0880

Bus Trips from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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Traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco can be a 6- or 7-hour trip, so we recommend planning a 3- or 4-day itinerary for your time in the Golden Gate City. You might be considering this journey if you’re a sports team traveling to a championship game or a graduating high school class traveling for a senior class trip. To make the long journey as comfortable as possible, book a roomy bus rental in LA complete with reclining seats, TV screens and DVD players, WiFi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms.

One itinerary option is to add pit stops along your way. This may make your journey to San Francisco a full-day affair, but it will also make the road trip an adventure of its own. Choose to travel along the Pacific Coast Highway and stop at destinations like Hearst Castle, McWay Falls, and the town of Solvang—a historic Danish village in Santa Barbara County.

Once in San Francisco, use your charter bus rental to easily zip around from destination to destination in the city. Show your bus driver your travel plan, and work with them to craft the perfect schedule for your visit to San Francisco. Here are a couple of group-friendly options to add to your ideal itinerary:

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Landing Address: Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: (415) 438-8320


Address: Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: (415) 528-4444

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Address: 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 357-4000

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Our Favorite Group-Friendly Destinations in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is full of incredible destinations of its own. If you’re looking for highlights and hotspots to add to your itinerary, here are some group-friendly fan favorites:

Disneyland Park

Great for: Field Trips, Corporate Events, Weddings, Family Reunion, Religious Groups

For a magical adventure like no other, gather your group for a trip to Disneyland Park in Orange County. Just southeast of downtown Los Angeles, this destination is best known for Sleeping Beauty Castle, Downtown Disney, and the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It’s a great place to go for an end-of-the-school-year celebration or to host an unforgettable corporate meeting or training event.

Bus Tip: Parking for buses is available at the Toy Story Parking Area. To get there, follow signs from South Harbor Boulevard, West Katella Avenue and South Haster Street.

Address: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

Phone: (714) 781-4636


Griffith Observatory & Griffith Park

The top of the Griffith Observatory

Great for: Field Trips

Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park are iconic destinations in Los Angeles. They offer sweeping views of the Los Angeles skyline and surrounding landscape—not to mention a deep look into the cosmos above. Plan a visit during the day to see a show at the planetarium theater, or come in the evening for a chance to view the sky through the historic Zeiss telescope. If you’re a school group visiting for a field trip, the observatory offers special programs and resources for teachers.

Bus Tip: Parking is not available at the Observatory, so you’ll need to arrange pick-up and drop-off at the designated area near the main building. Buses may be able to find parking around the Greek Theatre nearby at 2700 North Vermont Avenue.


Universal Studios Hollywood

Great for: Field Trips, Corporate Events, Weddings, Family Reunions, Religious Groups

A film studio and theme park in one, Universal Studios Hollywood will be a memorable place to visit. Explore Harry Potter’s Hogwarts castle, brace yourself for Jurassic World™ - The Ride, and embark on The World-Famous Studio Tour to see 13 city blocks of historic movie studio lots. If you’re planning an event, venue choices include spaces at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Springfield U.S.A., home of The Simpsons, as well as CityWalk restaurants like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.

Bus Tip: Universal Studios Hollywood offers dedicated bus parking, and you’ll be directed to the outdoor uncovered parking lot or oversized reserved basement upon arrival. We recommend bringing extra cash to cover the additional fee for bus parking.

Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Phone: (800) 864-8377


Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier

Great for: Field Trips, Corporate Events, Weddings, Private Events

The Santa Monica Pier—a storied, seaside promenade where you can shop, dine, ride roller coasters or go fishing—has something for everyone. You can head to Heal the Bay Aquarium for an educational field trip or plan an unforgettable wedding at the famed and historic indoor carousel. If you’re looking to have a fun-filled company picnic, birthday blow-out, or field trip, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier offers event packages and group rates for groups of 12 or more. When you book three or more days in advance you get a great discount on Unlimited Ride Wristbands, meal cards, and gameplay cards.

Bus Tip: We recommend coordinating with your bus driver to drop off and pick up your group at the Santa Monica Pier entrance. Parking for buses is not allowed at the Santa Monica Pier deck, so if you’re wondering where to park your bus rental in Santa Monica, you may find bus parking available at the North Beach, Central Beach, and South Beach lots. Be sure to bring along extra cash to cover the parking fee (fees like this won’t be included in your initial quote from Shofur). North and Central Beach lots cost 6X the daily rate while lots in South Beach cost 3x the daily rate.

Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: (310) 458-8900


The Getty Center

Great for: Field Trips, Private Events

The Getty Center is one of Los Angeles’ most revered art museums. Go here to see a massive permanent collection of European and American art and a sculpture garden overlooking the city. If you’re visiting with a group of 15 or more, you can make a group reservation two weeks in advance of your visit and enjoy reserved bus parking and a guided tour. Tours will cover the unique architecture and gardens of the Getty Center in a 45-minute walking tour.

Bus Tip: Make a group reservation to ensure parking for your bus rental. You’ll also be asked to pay parking fees to the museum in advance by check or credit card. Rates may vary, but on average a minibus (up to 30 seats) will cost $80 to park, and a motorcoach (30+ seats) will cost $185.

Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Phone: (310) 440-7373

Top Events in the Los Angeles Area

The Los Angeles area hosts some of the biggest and best events on the West Coast. These events attract local Angelenos and out-of-towners in big crowds every year. Get your group together, book a private LA bus rental for everyone, and experience these top local events:

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books


Bibliophiles from across Southern California will want to stop by the LA Time Festival of Books in the fall. Held every year by the LA Times and USC, this free festival celebrates everything about literature and storytelling. Enjoy live music, author book signings, Q&A panels, live poetry readings, and film screenings. 

People running in a marathon

LA Marathon


The LA Marathon is one of the largest races in the country, attracting thousands of runners and spectators every year. If you have a big group of runners teaming up during the event, rent a comfortable bus in Los Angeles to shuttle everyone to the Dodger Stadium starting point.

LA Pride Festival and Parade


June rings in National LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Los Angeles sure knows how to celebrate. LA Pride is a multi-day event that includes a music and arts festival, a parade, parties, and community outreach programs. Event organizers can leave transportation up to shofur! Reserve a fleet of  bus rentals in Los Angeles to safely shuttle event attendees to and from different parts of town.

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival


With more than 250,000 attendees over two weekends, Coachella Music Festival is the music festival in California. Enjoy hours upon hours of performances from dozens of big names like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Radiohead, and Kendrick Lamar. Coachella Valley is a bit of a drive from LA and some travelers may find carpooling to be a pain. Instead, book a private bus rental in Los Angeles to transport your group of festival-goers to the big event!

Los Angeles County Fair


Located in Pomona about 30 minutes from LA, the LA County Fair is a beloved tradition among many locals. Groups traveling to the fair for a field trip or community organization outing can simplify their trip with a private bus rental in Los Angeles.

Local LA Holiday Celebrations

You’ll find holiday celebrations throughout the year in Los Angeles. Whether you’re attending or participating in the celebrations, your group can count on Shofur for efficient and safe LA bus rentals to any event.

Lunar New Year

A Lunar New Year Celebration Float

Lunar New Year in Los Angeles is celebrated with several parades, including the annual Golden Dragon Festival & Parade in LA’s Chinatown. Head down to the main stretch of Chinatown and enjoy the colorful floats, traditional Chinese dances and art, musical performances, and delicious food!

New Year’s

Beyond New Year’s Eve parties at popular bars, clubs, and restaurants, LA has plenty of parades and festivals to celebrate the new year. The Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game is the place to be for sports fans, Countdown is perfect for music lovers, and families traveling with kids will love celebrations at Disneyland.


Christmastime brings dozens of events to the LA area. Celebrate the holidays at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, travel to the theme parks for family-friendly fun, watch the Marina Del Rey Boat Parade, or enjoy holiday movies at the Rooftop Cinema Club.

Book a Shofur Charter Bus Rental in Los Angeles

A group trip in Los Angeles holds endless possibilities. From Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of LA to skyline views from the Griffith Observatory, you can craft the perfect itinerary for seeing the best and most iconic parts of the city. With a charter bus for transportation, planning the perfect field trip, wedding, or corporate event will be a breeze. If you’re ready to book your charter bus rental, call us at 1-800-436-8719 to speak with a reservation specialist and get started!

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Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Los Angeles

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Prices displayed here are estimates and may not reflect the price of your bus rental. The only way to get an accurate quote is to call our 24-hour team at 1-800-436-8719.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answer is: it depends. When you call one of our 24/7 reservation specialists with your trip details, they will build a quote for you based on a few factors, including how far you'll be traveling, which bus you rent, how many hours or days you will need the rental, and where and when you will be picked up. Depending on your trip itinerary, your rental cost will be broken down by hour, day, or mile.

You can learn more on our charter bus pricing page, and your reservation specialist will be happy to break down pricing further when you call.

Our network offers full-size charter buses, minibus rentals, and sprinter vans. Full-size charter bus rentals are great for larger groups or longer distance trips and can accommodate up to 56 passengers, while minibus rentals work well for medium-sized groups of 12 to 25 passengers. Groups even smaller than that can rent a sprinter van, which comfortably accommodates up to 12 people.

Visit our buses page to learn more about the charter bus options available in Shofur's network.

Every bus model in our network comes with their own special amenities and capabilities, including but not limited to:

  • WiFi and/or power outlets
  • A/C and heating
  • TV monitors and a DVD player
  • Onboard restrooms
  • AM/FM radio
  • Overhead storage bins
  • Luggage bays
  • ADA accessible features

If you have a specific amenity request, be sure to let your reservation specialist know and they will be happy to work with you to find the best bus for your group.

When you call to get a free, no-obligation quote, you will get a number that is transparent and all-inclusive. Below is a list of components your quote covers:

  • The bus itself
  • A professional charter bus driver
  • The bus's mileage and fuel
  • Insurance
  • Tolls
  • Processing fees

Remember that your quote will not include certain aspects that are out of Shofur's control or at your own discretion, such as:

  • Gratuity for your driver (at your discretion, typically 5-10% of the total cost of the rental)
  • Parking fees
  • Lodging for your driver (required for multi-day trips)

No. Your professional, trained, and highly experienced charter bus driver will take care of all the driving so you can sit back and relax during your journey. Each charter bus driver has undergone numerous background checks and driving tests to ensure their safety and expertise.

Yes. A fee of 10% of the total cost of the trip is due at the time of your booking.

Your rental will need to be paid in full 7 days before your trip date.

Most charter bus providers will allow you to drink on your bus. However, be sure to let your reservation specialist know so that they can determine for sure. Also, be mindful about not leaving a mess behind, or you may be subject to a cleaning fee that is usually $250.