Why Rent a Charter Bus in Minneapolis?
- Metro Transit: The Minneapolis public transportation system has numerous bus routes and light rail services throughout the city that can be an affordable way to travel for small groups. Bus fare begins at $2.00 per ride, and train tickets start at $2.75. Hopping on the bus or train can be convenient for groups who are traveling around Downtown, going to the airport, or heading to the St. Paul area. If you’re in a large group or running on a strict schedule, taking public transit can be unreliable.
- Zipcar: Groups with only a handful of people who are planning a short trip may want to consider a Zipcar. Zipcar services are popular among many students in the Twin Cities area who need a ride for errands and day-to-day activities. This service allows you to rent a car by the hour or by the day in an instant. You will need a valid license and to go through an approval screening process before getting in your vehicle. Unfortunately, most of these cars are only suitable for up to 6 passengers, and this service won’t be feasible for travelers without a valid U.S. license.
- Taxis and rideshares: Unlike Zipcar, you can leave the driving up to someone else with a rideshare or taxi service. Hailing an Uber or Lyft is convenient because you can travel when and where you want. Similar to Zipcar though, groups with more than 6 passengers will need to hail multiple vehicles. This option can get pricey depending on when you’re traveling and if surge rates apply.
- Private charter bus rental: A private bus rental can suit the travel needs of big and small groups of people. Shofur offers minibus and full-sized charter bus rentals in Minneapolis for all groups to travel comfortably. Minibuses can accommodate up to 18 passengers while full-size charter buses can fit up to 56 people. Every bus rental includes a professional driver who’s working on your time and unique schedule. You’ll also have the option to request additional amenities like WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and TVs with DVD players. The downside to a Minneapolis bus rental, though, is that costs may be high depending on your trip. Keep in mind that you won’t have to worry about any hidden fees and can also make your trip more cost-effective by splitting your bus rental cost per passenger.
Wedding Shuttle Bus Rentals in Minneapolis
A wedding shuttle bus rental can be useful for everything from the bachelor and bachelorette party to a bridal shower and the day-of services. Renting a wedding shuttle for your guests can help avoid any transportation-related issues on such a big day! You won’t have to deal with accidentally taking the wrong exit on I-35 and arriving late after battling traffic bottlenecks and wrong turns. With a wedding shuttle service, your guests will be picked up at a designated location and can relax on the way to your venue as a pro driver efficiently handles the road there. Even if you have wedding guests flying into MSP International, Shofur can organize a private airport transfer service to their hotel, straight to your venue, or anywhere else in the Twin Cities area.
Here are just a few of Minneapolis’ charming wedding venues that would be an amazing location for your ceremony and reception:
This beautiful brick Georgian Revival-style home is located in the city’s Whittier neighborhood and offers relatively affordable venue rentals.
Address: 2322 Blaisdell Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (952) 288-9966
Guest capacity: up to 250
Warehouse Winery is an eclectic space that’s perfect for couples who want a unique event. The functioning winery is decorated with rustic wine barrels and neon signs that are sure to leave a lasting impression on guests.
Address: 6415 Cambridge St, St Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: (612) 940-9463
Guest capacity: up to 200
Leopold's Mississippi Gardens
Leopold's Mississippi Gardens is located along the Mississippi River and offers indoor ballroom rental spaces as well as outdoor garden areas for ceremonies.
Address: 9500 W River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55444
Phone: (763) 315-3800
Guest capacity: 300+
Minneapolis Business Transportation and Employee Shuttles
Although Minneapolis isn’t as big as Chicago or Indianapolis, it’s still a major business center in the Midwest. Conference organizers hosting an event at the Minneapolis Convention Center or the RiverCentre in Saint Paul may want to consider a shuttle service for attendees. Big events with hundreds if not thousands of guests will surely have long lines of traffic to deal with. You’ll have to organize parking on-site and ensure that there’s a spot for all your attendees. Reserve a fleet of full-size bus rentals to serve as shuttles for your business event, and your Shofur rental expert will help you organize routes to and from local hotels and the convention center.
Are you an employer that needs a way to transport employees for an event? From daily work shuttles into Downtown Minneapolis to a biweekly shuttle for happy hour, Shofur has an employee shuttle service for your business. Request a bus rental with WiFi and power outlets for employees to get a jump on work projects or to unwind with their favorite podcasts.
Minneapolis Convention Center
Address: 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 335-6000
Saint Paul RiverCentre
Address: 175 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 265-4800
Ride to Sports Games in Comfort
Sports teams need to be well-rested and ready to play when traveling for away games. Being cramped in a minivan with equipment crowding your feet isn’t necessarily the most comfortable way to travel. Shofur has a spacious ride for your entire team! Book a sports team bus rental for your amateur team to travel in optimal comfort for away games. Players can stretch out in reclining seats and easily store any important equipment under your bus.
If you’re going to be in the stands instead of being on the field, attending a sporting event is always better with a group! There’s nothing like cheering your favorite team while surrounded by friends and fellow fans. Having to deal with game-day traffic and parking can be a downer though. It isn’t guaranteed that you’ll be able to snag spots near one another for your tailgate, and you may even end up in different lots completely. A private bus rental can help you avoid these hassles! With a private minibus or charter bus rental, everyone can hop on board and tailgate together once they’re at the stadium.
U.S. Bank Stadium
Address: 401 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 777-8700
Home to the Minnesota Vikings NFL team and the University of Minnesota college basketball team.
Address: 600 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 673-1300
Home to the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA team and Minnesota Lynx WNBA team.
Address: 400 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Phone: (612) 928-2400
Home to the Minnesota United FC MLS team.
Safe and Comfortable Field Trip Transportation Around Minneapolis
School buses aren’t usually enjoyable rides for students or chaperones on field trips. Sure, some newer school buses aren’t too bad, but it isn’t guaranteed that you’ll be paired with a modern ride. Book a private bus rental to avoid the dreaded “Are we there yet?” from all of your students. You won’t have to deal with sticky, cracking seats and weak climate controls on an old bus. Shofur bus rentals include plush reclining seats and quality climate controls and can be booked with additional amenities like WiFi and TVs with DVD players. Educators, camp counselors, youth group leaders, and parents can also rest assured that children will be in safe hands while traveling to these Twin Cities educational destinations:
Minnesota Children's Museum
This museum is located just a few miles outside of Minneapolis in St. Paul and offers field trips for groups of 20 or more children. Most exhibitions here challenge critical and creative thinking for elementary school-aged children. Field trip options are also available for groups with children who have special needs.
Address: 10 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 225-6000
Charter bus parking: The museum is located in Downtown St. Paul and does not have a private lot. You’ll have to organize parking at a public lot or find street parking near the museum.
Science Museum of Minnesota
The Science Museum of Minnesota has interesting exhibits for visitors of all ages. Interactive exhibits cover topics like the human body, dinosaurs, outer space, and local ecosystems along the Mississippi River. School groups can qualify for discounted field trip admission with a prior request.
Address: 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 221-9444
Charter bus parking: A designated dropoff location is available in the loop at Chestnut Street and Eagle Street. Parking can be found along the north side of Filmore Avenue across from River Park Plaza. Additional parking for your bus rental can be found on State Street and Lafayette Road West.
Minneapolis Institute of Art
With more than 80,000 works of art spanning over 4,000 years, the Minneapolis Institute of Art has plenty for students to learn. Explore exhibits like period rooms with furniture from a variety of eras and countries, European collections with works from masters like van Gogh, and an extensive Asian art collection with intricate jade sculptures. Guided and self-guided school tours are available by request.
Address: 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (651) 221-9444
Charter bus parking: Buses can drop groups off at the main entrance along 3rd Avenue South. Parking is available along 7th Avenue on the west side of the museum.
University Campus Shuttles in Minneapolis and Nearby Towns
Shofur’s personalized bus rental services are perfect for daily university shuttles, academic organization events, Greek life formals, and even campus tours for visitors. A shuttle bus service will ensure students arrive at class without having to struggle to find parking and that any groups traveling for extracurricular events have a safe ride.
Groups of university hopefuls can travel on their own time between these top universities in the Minneapolis area:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Address: 231 Pillsbury Drive S.E. • Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 625-5000
Tours begin at the Office of Admissions in Williamson Hall
University of St. Thomas
Address: 2115 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (651) 962-5000
Tours begin at the Office of Admissions in Murray-Herrick Campus Center
Address: Sayles Hill Campus Center, North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: (507) 222-4000
Tours start at the Admissions Office in Scoville Hall
Address: 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (651) 696-6000
Tours start at the Admissions Office in Weyerhaeuser Building
St. Catherine University
Address: 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (651) 690-6000
Tours start at the Office of Admissions at Derham Hall
Reserve a Minneapolis Bus Rental Today
Call the Shofur team at 1-800-436-8719 whenever you’re ready to book your bus rental! We’ll need your trip details and any special requests to find a bus rental that checks all your boxes. Our rental experts are available around the clock to get you a personalized bus rental quote!
Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Minneapolis
$110 - $170
$105 - $160