Why Rent a Bus With Shofur?

Want to know more about us? What sets Shofur apart is our commitment to safety and customer satisfaction. Rent a charter bus with Shofur in Santa Cruz, and enjoy benefits such as:

  • Personalized fleets tailored to the needs of each group, whether for corporate executives on the way to an event or students traveling for a field trip.
  • Nationwide coverage with access to over 3,000 buses, ensuring reliable transportation wherever your group needs to go.
  • 24/7 support from a team of experienced professionals, providing assistance with scheduling, route planning, and any other concerns.
  • High-quality amenities such as air conditioning, reclining seats, and on-board restrooms, making your trip comfortable and enjoyable.
  • Trained and licensed bus drivers who prioritize safety and follow strict regulations to ensure a smooth and secure journey for all passengers.
  • Customizable travel itineraries to accommodate any group size, budget, or travel preferences.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in the transportation industry, with a proven track record of successful trips and satisfied customers.
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Charter Bus Rental Options in Santa Cruz

Shofur offers a range of charter bus options in the Santa Cruz, California area. You can book a full-size charter bus for a large group of up to 56 passengers who are traveling locally or over a long distance. These buses come equipped with comfortable seating, air conditioning, and an onboard restroom for added convenience.

For smaller groups, minibuses are a great option. These buses can accommodate up to 20 passengers and are perfect for small groups attending corporate events, weddings, and private outings. They are equipped with air conditioning and comfortable seating to ensure a pleasant ride for everyone on board.

We also offer sprinter vans that can accommodate up to 12 passengers. These vans are perfect for smaller groups that need transportation to and from airports, hotels, or event venues. They come with comfortable seating, air conditioning, and plenty of room for personal belongings.

Bus Rentals Services We Offer in Santa Cruz

Shofur offers a wide variety of group transportation services to accommodate nearly any occasion or event in Santa Cruz.

Our employee shuttle services are designed to close the last-mile transportation gap for your employees commuting in Santa Cruz by providing custom office shuttles from your downtown Santa Cruz office to nearby neighborhoods or public transit stops. And if you're planning a field trip to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, or any other educational destination in the area, our modern, air-conditioned charter buses are the perfect choice for a safe and comfortable ride.

For colleges and universities in the Santa Cruz area, we offer customizable inter- and intra-campus shuttle routes to ensure that your students arrive right where they need to be for class. Meanwhile, sports teams and dedicated fans of the Warriors, Giants, or Sharks can take advantage of private bus rentals available for team transportation to and from games.

Private trip bus rentals are also available for custom tours of Santa Cruz's many attractions, such as the Santa Cruz Wharf, Natural Bridges State Beach, or the Mystery Spot. Your private bus rental, paired with a professional driver, is perfect for group outings to local restaurants, wineries, and more.

Shofur also offers government and military bus rentals for discreet and efficient transportation to and from government buildings or sites, as well as religious group bus rentals for trips like weekly shuttles to and from your place of worship or weekend spiritual retreats in the Santa Cruz mountains.

And for your special day, our wedding bus rentals can shuttle your guests to and from your Santa Cruz wedding venue or out to any venue in the surrounding area. Our experienced drivers and comfortable minibuses ensure that your guests arrive safely and on time.

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Book Corporate Shuttle Services in Santa Cruz

At Shofur, we understand that every business event or transportation need is unique, which is why we offer a range of customizable options for our corporate shuttle bus services. Whether it's a company retreat, team building event, or simply a group of employees commuting to the office, our charter buses and minibuses are equipped to handle any size group. The charter bus rentals we offer are well-maintained, regularly serviced, and driven by professional and experienced drivers who prioritize your safety and comfort. Book a bus with must-have amenities for professionals on the go, such as a WiFi hotspot, seat back trays to hold laptops or tablets, and power outlets in every seat to keep devices charged.

Premium Wedding Shuttles in Santa Cruz

Need top-notch wedding shuttle bus services in the Santa Cruz, California area? Whether you're looking for a charter bus to shuttle your out-of-town guests from the airport, or a minibus shuttle to transport your bridal party on the big day, Shofur has you covered. Our reliable and comfortable vehicles are operated by experienced and professional drivers who are committed to providing exceptional service, and with Shofur, you can rest assured that your wedding transportation needs will be taken care of with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Travel to Santa Cruz Sporting Events

Whether you need a large charter bus for an entire team or athletes or a smaller minibus shuttle for a group of avid fans, we have a wide range of bus rentals to choose from for your next sporting event trip. Travel to out-of-town tournaments in other California cities, like San Francisco, or charter a bus for a group participating in a local road race or triathlon. No matter the occasion, athletes and event participants will be grateful for spacious and comfortable transportation every step of the way.

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Field Trip Charter Bus Rentals in Santa Cruz

Shofur offers reliable and safe field trip charter bus rental services in Santa Cruz, California. Fully-certified bus operators are committed to providing a secure and comfortable journey for groups like school classrooms, summer camps, youth groups, and scout organizations. Whether you're planning a local day trip or a multi-day excursion, our charter bus rentals are equipped with climate control features to ensure the perfect temperature in any weather condition. Additionally, amenities such as WiFi and TVs with DVD players keep young passengers entertained throughout the trip.

Popular Locations to Charter a Bus To in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a beautiful coastal city with plenty of attractions to explore. Here are some of the most popular destinations in Santa Cruz that you can visit with a charter bus:

  • West Cliff Drive: Take a scenic drive along the coast and enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. You can stop at Natural Bridges State Beach, a popular spot for surfing and tidepooling, or visit the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: Known as the "Coney Island of the West," the boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park with rides, games, and attractions for all ages.
  • Downtown Santa Cruz: Stroll through downtown and explore the unique shops, restaurants, and art galleries. You can also visit the historic Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park and learn about the city's rich history.
  • Mystery Spot: Visit the Mystery Spot, a gravitational anomaly that has been baffling visitors for over 75 years. Take a guided tour and experience the weird and wacky effects of this mysterious location.
  • Roaring Camp Railroads: Take a scenic train ride through the redwood forest and learn about the history of the area. You can also visit the nearby Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park for hiking and exploring.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: Just a short drive from Santa Cruz, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must-see attraction for any marine life enthusiast. Explore the various exhibits and see a wide variety of sea creatures up close.

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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.