Why Rent a Bus With Shofur?

Renting a charter bus in Merced with Shofur offers traveling groups numerous advantages: 

  • Renting a charter bus provides you with personalized transportation to fit your specific needs, itinerary, and preferences.
  • Shofur's nationwide coverage means that you can travel in numerous cities across the country with the same level of convenience and comfort.
  • With 24/7 customer support, you can always reach out to Shofur’s team for any questions or concerns before, during, or after your trip.
  • The experienced drivers in our network have extensive knowledge of the Merced area, allowing for a smooth and efficient travel experience.
  • Renting a charter bus with Shofur can be a cost-effective option compared to other forms of group transportation, and charter bus pricing is all-inclusive and transparent.
  • Shofur takes care of all the logistical details, including parking, so you can focus on enjoying your trip.
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Charter Bus Options in Merced

Shofur’s network of transportation partners allows us to connect you with a range of charter bus options in Merced fit any group size and budget. Here are the different bus options available:

  • Full-size charter buses: These buses are perfect for larger groups and long-distance trips and can accommodate up to 56 passengers. They are equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, reclining seats, WiFi, and power outlets, ensuring a comfortable journey.
  • Minibuses: A Mered minibus rental is a great option for smaller groups and can accommodate up to 25 passengers. They are equipped with many of the same amenities as full-size charter buses, including air conditioning and comfortable seating.
  • Sprinter vans: These smaller vans are perfect for short trips and airport pickups and can accommodate up to 14 passengers. Like a minibus rental, each Merced sprinter van rental is equipped with comfortable seating and air conditioning.

No matter which bus option you rent, a professional driver and well-maintained vehicle in our network will ensure a safe journey. And with 24/7 support, you can have peace of mind knowing that Shofur is always available to assist with any questions or concerns.

Charter Bus Services in Merced

Shofur offers a range of group transportation services in Merced and the surrounding area to accommodate various transportation needs:

  • Employee shuttle services: Ensure that your employees arrive at work refreshed and ready to start the day with a custom shuttle service that transports them from nearby neighborhoods or public transportation stops to your downtown office.
  • Field trip bus rentals: Book a modern and air-conditioned charter bus for an easy and enjoyable ride to educational destinations in the Merced area, such as the Merced Zoo, Applegate Park, or the Castle Air Museum.
  • College & University campus bus rentals: Map your campus shuttle routes both on and off campus and let us handle the rest. Help make sure students and faculty arrive right where they need to be for class.
  • Sports team bus rentals: Coaches and fan clubs alike can book custom fleets for their whole crew. Avoid the hassle of game day driving and parking, and enjoy amenities like a PA system, reclining seats, and plenty of storage for sporting equipment or tailgate gear. 
  • Private trip bus rentals: Plan a custom tour to local attractions such as the Merced Fruit Barn, Merced County Courthouse Museum, or Yosemite National Park with a professional driver and private Merced bus rental by your side. You can even rent a charter bus to San Francisco for a weekend getaway.
  • Government & military bus rentals: Easily and discreetly transport personnel to and from important locations in the Merced area like government buildings or military bases. A Merced bus rental is perfect for making long-distance transfers comfortable and safe. 
  • Religious group bus rentals: Schedule bus rentals for retreats in nearby mountain areas, youth group events, or weekly shuttles to and from your place of worship.
  • Wedding bus rentals: Shuttle wedding guests to and from your Merced area wedding venue or any venue in nearby cities such as Modesto, Turlock, or Atwater. There is a merced shuttle bus rental in our network for every type of bride and groom.

Rent a Shuttle Bus for Corporate Outings in Merced

Experience seamless corporate transportation in Merced with Shofur's network of exceptional charter bus and minibus shuttles. Catering to the needs of businesses and organizations, these services are perfect for those seeking efficient and reliable transportation to nearby locations such as the Merced County Fairgrounds, Gateway Corporate Center, and the Merced Civic Center. Shofur takes pride in offering a comprehensive range of amenities tailored to meet the requirements of corporate groups. From comfortable seating and air conditioning to Wi-Fi connectivity and power outlets, these modern shuttles are designed to facilitate productivity while on the move. A Merced charter bus rental can be easily customized to accommodate a variety of corporate events, including meetings, conferences, and team-building activities.

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Wedding Shuttle Bus Rentals in Merced

Elevate your special day with wedding shuttle bus services! The charter bus and minibus shuttle services cater to a variety of wedding sizes, making it easy to coordinate transportation for intimate gatherings or grand celebrations. Amenities such as plush seating, air conditioning, a PA system to play wedding music, and ample luggage storage for out-of-town guests make the journey as enjoyable as the destination. With the added convenience of tailored pick-up and drop-off schedules, you can rest assured that your guests will arrive at the ceremony stress-free. 

Field Trip Charter Bus Rentals in Merced

Leave behind the traditional school bus and opt for a modern Merced charter bus rental, equipped with climate controls to maintain a comfortable environment, as well as amenities such as Wi-Fi and TVs with DVD players to keep young passengers entertained throughout the trip. A field trip charter bus rental in the Merced area provides seamless transportation to a variety of educational and recreational destinations. Explore popular locations such as the Merced County Courthouse Museum, Applegate Park Zoo, or the UC Merced campus with ease, knowing that the safety and convenience of your students are top priorities. 

Popular Locations to Charter a Bus To Near Merced

Shofur can help you charter a bus to popular locations in Merced, making group travel more convenient and enjoyable:

  • Merced Zoo: The Merced Zoo features over 75 species of animals from around the world, including giraffes, zebras, and tigers. Take a guided group tour of the zoo, or simply explore the exhibits at your own pace.
  • Applegate Park: This popular park features a variety of outdoor activities, including picnic areas, walking trails, and a playground. Take a ride on the historic Wurlitzer carousel or cool off at the splash pad during the summer months.
  • Castle Air Museum: The Castle Air Museum is a must-visit for aviation enthusiasts, with over 70 aircraft on display, including bombers, fighters, and helicopters. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of each aircraft.
  • Merced Fruit Barn: Visit this family-owned fruit stand for a taste of fresh, locally grown produce. Browse the selection of fruits, nuts, and vegetables, or enjoy homemade ice cream or milkshakes.
  • Merced County Courthouse Museum: Housed in a historic courthouse building, this museum features exhibits and artifacts showcasing the history of Merced County. Learn about the area's agricultural roots and see artifacts from local Native American tribes.
  • Yosemite National Park: Take a day trip to one of America's most famous national parks. See breathtaking views of Yosemite Valley, hike trails to iconic landmarks such as Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, or simply enjoy a picnic surrounded by stunning natural scenery.

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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.