Why Rent a Bus in Rochester?

There are several different ways to get around Rochester with a group during your visit, including:

  • Regional Transit Service (RTS): The public transportation option in Rochester has more than 100 routes and covers a wide area of Monroe Country. They have affordable fees of around $2 per trip, operate from early in the morning to late at night, and have around 15 to 30 minutes wait at stops. While it’s a convenient option for most groups, there are still areas that RTS does not cover, and larger groups may have trouble sharing the space of the crowded trains and buses. 
  • Taxis and rideshares: Like everywhere in New York, you can always find a taxi service or a rideshare option like Uber or Lyft to transport your group to and from your chosen destinations. It offers a lot of flexibility and the ability to go anywhere you choose with your group. However, their availability can be limited due to excessive demand and not enough drivers, and the seating capacity is limited. Rideshares and taxis are also unreliable in terms of price, being subject to surge fees and fluctuating pricing. Groups of six or more would have to split up and coordinate multiple rideshares to get where they need to be. 
  • Rochester charter bus rental: Renting a Rochester charter bus gives you the best bang for your buck for group transportation in terms of vehicles, flexibility, and overall cost. A charter bus with a private driver allows you to decide when and where you want to go, with no limited routes or availability timewise, and complete privacy for your group. You can also get special amenities that may not be available in other group transportation options, such as onboard WiFi, reclining seats, onboard restrooms, and power outlets. A private Rochester bus rental is great for events like family reunions or church and religious events, which require privacy and flexibility in scheduling.

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Rent a Wedding Shuttle Bus in Rochester

Nothing beats a beautiful wedding under one of the many stunning New York skylines. And when it comes to planning logistics for your special day, we have got you covered. Shofur can connect you with a wedding shuttle bus rental service in Rochester and the surrounding areas like Buffalo and Syracuse with ease. Guests will enjoy relaxing in cushioned seats, listening to wedding music over the PA system, and watching a slideshow of the couple’s sweetest moments over a TV screen on their way to the venue. And if you need a minibus rental for your bachelor or bachelorette party, let Shofur be your designated driver while you live it up in the city. 

Rochester Corporate Shuttle Bus Rentals

Everyone knows that New York is a bustling state that’s always on the move. And when it comes to all your business transportation needs, Shofur is here to help you keep things running according to schedule. We can set you up with a Rochester charter bus rental for team building events, conventions, picking up clients at the airport, shuttling your employees to and from the office, and more. Charter buses come with amenities to encourage connection and productivity, such as WiFi for checking emails, power outlets for charging devices, and an experienced driver to handle the rush hour traffic while your team members relax and bond with each other.

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Address: 123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604

Phone: (585) 232-7200

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Address: 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: (585) 428-6690

DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester

Address: 1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623

Phone: (585) 475-1510

Sports Team Charter Bus Rentals in Rochester

Whether you’re looking to cheer on your local Rochester Red Wings, or want to take a road trip to cheer on the Brooklyn Dodgers, we have sports charter bus rentals in Rochester from our network for every sports fan and every team. Rent a 56-passenger charter bus for sports teams, which comes with plenty of storage for sporting equipment and even an onboard restroom, or rent an 18-passenger minibus that can shuttle you and your fan club through the busy street to the big game! 

Frontier Field 

Address: 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester, NY 14608

Phone: (585) 454-1001

Home of the Rochester Red Wings

Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial 

Address: 100 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: (585) 758-5300

Home of the Rochester Americans, Rochester RazorSharks, and Rochester Knighthawks

Marina Auto Stadium 

Address: 460 Oak St, Rochester, NY 14608

Phone: (585) 454-5425

Home of the Rochester Rhinos

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Field Trip Charter Bus Rentals in Rochester

Elevate your group’s travel experience from a yellow school bus with a school trip charter bus rental. A Rochester bus rental for field trips includes amenities like seat belts for safety, ADA-accessible features for students with any special mobility needs, TVs to keep students entertained for the journey, and even an onboard restroom for longer road trips. Safety is our top priority at Shofur, which is why we only work with outstanding charter bus companies and drivers across the country. Trust us to keep you and your students safe during your next outing. 

Strong National Museum of Play

Address: One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607

Phone: (585) 263-2700

Seneca Park Zoo

Address: 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621

Phone: (585) 336-7200

George Eastman Museum

Address: 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Phone: (585) 271-3361

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Address: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Phone: (585) 271-4320

Rent a Rochester Bus for Campus Events

Shofur can connect you to bus rentals in Rochester for all your college needs. A college charter bus rental can serve students and faculty alike by providing shuttle services on and off campus, tours of the university, an option for shuttling students to offsite parking, and much more. When you call Shofur, we can work with you to arrange for short- and long-term campus shuttle bus rentals in Rochester for as long as you need. Students will enjoy using onboard WiFi to scroll the web, power outlets to work on their homework, and a PA system to listen to music as they go across campus. And a highly trained and vetted bus driver will ensure their safe and timely arrival to their destinations. 

University of Rochester

Address: 500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd, Rochester, NY 14627

Phone: (585) 275-2121

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Address: 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Phone: (585) 475-2411

Monroe Community College (MCC)

Address: 1000 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623

Phone: (585) 292-2000

St. John Fisher College

Address: 3690 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

Phone: (585) 385-8000

Rent Your Rochester Charter Bus Today

At Shofur, we are committed to your safety and the enjoyment of your journey to Rochester. The buses we charter are some of the best in New York in terms of amenities, models available, and the drivers behind them. On top of that, we make renting your Rochester charter bus as easy as possible. Just get together your travel dates, head count, and itinerary with addresses and give our team a call at 1-800-436-8719. We will help you book your Rochester bus faster than a New York minute!

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Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Rochester

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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.

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.