Why Rent a Bus in Reno?
Reno used to lay along America’s first coast-to-coast highways, and the brightly lit arch that bears the city’s name commemorated the completion of those highways. It’s probably not a surprise, then, that Reno is a car-heavy city. Although there are public buses, most people rely on taxis, rideshares, or private vehicles. Here are a few advantages and disadvantages to each transportation method:
- Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe: Reno shares its public buses with the rest of Washoe County. Taking public transit is affordable and environmentally friendly, but it’s not the fastest or most convenient way to get around, and you have to plan your day based on the bus schedule.
- Taxis and rideshares: Taxis and Ubers/Lyfts can be lifesavers if you need a quick ride directly to your destination. However, if you’re with a large group, you’ll need to order multiple vehicles. This isn’t just expensive—it also requires your group to split up, which can be hard to do when you’re traveling with kids.
- Charter buses: Like taxis and rideshares, charter buses can take you straight to where you want to go, and they’re more environmentally friendly than everyone driving separately. Charter buses also allow you to keep your entire group together. They can be expensive, though, so you may need to split the cost among your group.
Corporate Events in Reno
Like Las Vegas, Reno draws large groups of corporate travelers attending trade shows, conferences, and seminars. Many of those events take place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, which has 600,000 square feet of meeting space on a single level.
You’ll also find many corporate events inside Reno’s casinos. The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa boasts an entire floor of conference space as well as on-site rooms and dining, and Eldorado at the Row offers a ballroom, 3 boardrooms, and multiple breakout rooms along with hotel rooms and a casino.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Address: 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502
Charter bus parking: The convention center has parking, but you’ll need to pay $10 per day.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Address: 3800 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502
Charter bus parking: Atlantis Casino has free parking for guests staying there, and you can even take the skybridge to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center if you’re attending events at both facilities.
Eldorado at the Row
Address: 345 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
Charter bus parking: The Eldorado offers free on-site parking for guests.
Weddings in Reno
Like Vegas, Reno has plenty of wedding chapels for quick ceremonies and elopements. But the city also has elegant venues for large-scale weddings that you’ve spent months planning. If you love history, you can hold your ceremony at The Elm Estate, an 1880s farmhouse on the Truckee River that offers views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This 300-person wedding space also comes with multiple bars and catering bays.
Looking for a more modern setting? Try The Club at ArrowCreek, a country club and golf course. You can have an outdoor ceremony on the greens accompanied by a reception in the Terrace Room, or you can take advantage of two brand-new event venues opening in 2021. Your charter bus rental will carry all of your guests from their hotel to the ceremony and back so you don’t have to worry about anyone getting lost or searching for a DD.
The Elm Estate
Address: 1401 W 2nd St, Reno, NV 89503
Charter bus parking: The Elm Estate provides on-site parking.
The Club at ArrowCreek
Address: 2905 Arrowcreek Pkwy, Reno, NV 89511
Charter bus parking: The Club at ArrowCreek has on-site parking for your wedding shuttle.
Sporting Events in Reno
Reno’s most popular sports team is the Reno Aces, a minor league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks who play at Greater Nevada Field. If you’d like to head out to the ballgame, you can book a comfortable, air-conditioned charter bus to drop your group of fans off at the stadium.
More into participating in sports than watching them? Thanks to its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Reno is a popular destination for skiing. If you don’t feel like driving up to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, let your bus driver take care of navigating the roads to this more than 8,000-foot-high resort with 1,260 acres of ski trails.
Greater Nevada Field (home of the Reno Aces baseball team)
Address: 250 Evans Ave, Reno, NV 89501
Charter bus parking: The baseball field does not have designated parking, so your bus will need to park in a paid public lot nearby.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Address: 22222 Mt Rose Hwy, Reno, NV 89511
Charter bus parking: The Main Lodge at the base of the resort has a parking lot where you can leave your bus.
Field Trips in Reno
Nevada has plenty of educational destinations for groups with kids, and the National Automobile Museum is one of the most popular. Located in the heart of the Reno Riverwalk District, this museum displays more than 200 cars that date back as far as the late 1800s. Let your students pose in a model car while wearing an old-fashioned duster and hat, or take them to see cars owned by celebrities like Andy Griffith, Sammy Davis Jr., Lana Turner, and Elvis Presley.
Outside of central Reno you’ll find the Animal Ark, a sanctuary for wildlife who were injured, orphaned, or raised in captivity. Your students will learn about how animals are cared for when they can’t return to the wild and meet cheetahs, lynx, raccoons, kit foxes, and bears. Typically guests walk along a one-mile granite and dirt trail to meet all of the animals, but if you have people in your group who aren’t able to walk that far, golf carts are available by request.
National Automobile Museum
Address: 10 South Lake St, Reno, NV 89501
Charter bus parking: The Automobile Museum has a free parking lot on Museum Drive.
Address: 1265 Deerlodge Rd, Reno, NV 89508
Charter bus parking: The Animal Ark has a designated parking area for buses.
The Great Reno Balloon Race
Every September, the world’s largest free hot-air balloon festival takes over the skies above Reno. The Great Reno Balloon Race lasts four days and typically features more than 100 balloons (including the famous Darth Vader balloon!) For a truly special experience, take your group to the festival in the early morning for the Dawn Patrol, where the balloons take off as the sun rises.
Because this festival draws around 12,000 spectators each year, it can be difficult to find parking. If you travel in a single charter bus, you won’t have to find parking for separate cars and your driver can drop you off before searching for a spot.
The Great Reno Balloon Race
Address: San Rafael Regional Park, Rancho Connector, Reno, NV 89503
Charter bus parking: The Great Reno Balloon Race offers public parking for $20.
Book a Bus for Your Group Trip to Reno
Whether you’re looking for casinos, skiing, or hot-air balloon festivals, you’ll find it all in Reno. Give Shofur a call at 1-800-436-8719 to book your transportation, and have an amazing time experiencing all that “The Biggest Little City” has to offer.
Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Reno
$110 - $170
$105 - $160