Visit Austin with Reliable Transportation You Can Trust
Whether it’s your first time in Austin or your sixth, there’s always something new to explore in the city and the surrounding areas. luckily, we have access to more than 3,000 buses, so you’ll never be without a ride, no matter where you’re headed. We know you’ve probably got a busy itinerary while you’re in the Lone Star State, so leave the transportation to us. We’re proud that, even with more than 5 million miles logged, Shofur buses have zero recorded accidents. That’s kind of a big deal.
You can trust the buses we charter to provide the comfort you crave and the safety you expect while traveling around Austin. It’s easy to book and get started. Just call us at 1-800-436-8719 (we’re here 24/7), and within minutes, you’ll receive a quote with no obligation whatsoever. If you choose to bus with us, we can have your reservation booked quickly and painlessly.
Beautiful Parks and Outdoor Activities
If you’re looking for Austin travel tips and things to do while in the city, the first step is to ensure you have trustworthy transportation. Navigating new streets alone and dealing with public transportation can be headaches—instead, consider renting a charter bus that has room for your belongings while you get out and explore at your destination.
Speaking of destinations to explore, you would be remiss not to check out the various parks and trails that anchor Austin’s active lifestyle. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a great option for school field trips and educational tours—kids will love the extra amenities packed into the buses we charter, and teachers will enjoy the stress-free organization of having transportation handled. Or, bring eager minds to the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, which is full of fun you wouldn’t typically expect from Texas’s capital city. Our comfy 38-56 passenger charter bus is the perfect ride to take teachers, chaperones, and students to and from these exciting destinations.
Austin is such a beautiful city to explore, especially when you’re with a group. Shofur can help make your travels even better with stress-free bus transportation. The best outdoor places to explore with a group include:
Lady Bird Lake
Address: Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
This river-like reservoir is the perfect spot for kayaking, rowing, hiking, camping, and more.
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 974-6700
A fun park full of hiking trails, a botanical garden, disc golf courses, boat rentals, and more.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
Phone: (512) 232-0100
This botanical garden features over 800 different species of Texas native plants and hosts numerous educational programs.
Congress Avenue Bridge
Address: Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Each summer, visitors come to watch large bat colonies flying out from under the bridge.
Must-See Austin Museums Some things in Austin are just must-sees. There’s the Texas State Capitol building, for example, as well as the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, which is full of interesting exhibits and information about America’s 36th president. Both of these places make for great sightseeing activities when trying to entertain large business conventions during downtime.
The best way to accommodate your attendees? At least one luxurious minibus that can accommodate up to 44 passengers—it truly raises the bar for charter bus transportation and makes business travel a pleasure. Enjoying the ride is half the journey, so riders can soak up the sights through the panoramic front viewing window as they head to the Bullock Texas State History Museum for more interesting insight on the locale.
Booking a minibus or a few in advance is simple, and once you’re done, you can mark off the to-do from your list. Especially when you are in charge of planning large events, the sheer convenience of booking with Shofur is crucial. We’ll make traveling to Austin’s top museums an easy, fun, laid-back experience. Our clients love visiting places like:
Texas State Capitol
Address: 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-4630
Visit the state’s capitol, where you can see the House and Senate chambers.
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
Address: 2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78712
Phone: (512) 721-0200
Learn the story of President Lyndon Baines Johnson through photographs, artifacts, momentos, and documents.
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Address: 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 936-8746
Discover the story of Texas through exhibits, IMAX, and other educational experiences.
Blanton Museum of Art
Address: 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712
Phone: (512) 471-5482
With 189,340 square feet, the Blanton Museum of Art is one of the largest university art museums in the nation.
Austin Nature & Science Center
Address: 2389 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 974-3888
Explore over 80 acres full of educational exhibits that showcase fossils, dinosaur tracks, and more.
Explore Austin’s Quirky Culture and Entertainment As you plan your trip through Austin, remember that the city’s unofficial motto calls to “Keep Austin Weird.” Get a full taste for this offbeat, hip culture by visiting famous Sixth Street, which is the entertainment district lined with bars and restaurants catered to the tourist set.
Or, if you want to live more like a local, consider renting an eco-efficient bus and taking it to South Congress Avenue, lovingly abbreviated “SoCo.” Here, you’ll find eclectic eateries, funky photo opportunities, and cute shops to stop into for a spell. When you travel via charter bus instead of a taxi or public transportation, you also get the option to safely store your items inside the vehicle—a huge plus when walking around somewhere like SoCo or downtown Austin. An added bonus? You don’t need to be tied to time-constricting city tours when you have a tour bus of your own.
Whatever itinerary you set, Shofur’s trusted professionals will ensure you get to your destinations in style and with a smile. Because the last thing you need to worry about is transportation. Austin’s eclectic culture is something everyone should explore, including places like:
The Cathedral of Junk
Address: 4422 Lareina Drive, Austin, TX 78745
Phone: (512) 299-7413
This eccentric attraction is a collection of junk built into a multilevel structure and can be found in the suburbs.
Museum of the Weird
Address: 412 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 476-5493
This museum features a variety of oddities, like Bigfoot, shrunken heads, feejee mermaids, and more.
Address: 1602 Fortview Road, Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 442-4000
A unique collection of antiques and strange junk that showcase American culture. Everything comes with a price tag, too!
Address: 403 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 320-0900
The most interesting toy store you’ll ever see, Toy Joy sells a collection of classic and quirky toys.
HOPE Outdoor Gallery
Address: 1101 Baylor Street, Austin, TX 78703
This community park provides a space for local artists to paint murals with inspirational quotes.
Wedding Transportation and Day Trips in Austin
Plenty of brides choose this southern locale to celebrate their weddings, and one of the biggest to-dos when planning a wedding is ensuring guests are taken care of. If you need transportation to and from the venue for your out-of-town wedding guests, Shofur is thrilled to be a part of your big day.
Minibuses make wonderful shuttles for your wedding guests, ensuring a classy ride and punctuality every time. We’ve worked with event planners and couples of all kinds to arrange seamless transportation for everyone to venues like:
Ranch Austin Wedding Venue
Address: 10313 Circle Dr, Austin, TX 78736
Phone: (512) 348-7264
The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge
Address: 1215 Chappell Ln, Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 291-5535
Address: 708 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 472-1336
Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom
Address: 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754
Phone: (512) 926-6907
House On the Hill
Address: 319 Addie Roy Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-5377
Of course, if you’re looking to branch out from Austin city limits, we are happy to take you anywhere. That’s the best part about renting a charter bus—planning day trips are hassle-free when you have transportation handled. To taste what the “barbecue capital of Texas” has to offer, head to Lockhart, which is just 25 miles south and a simple bus ride away.
Fredericksburg and San Antonio are two cities you may want to visit for bachelorette and bachelor parties. For German culture galore and a landscape peppered with wineries, make the 1.5-hour trip to Fredericksburg. (Pro tip: you don’t have to worry about how you’ll safely get home after wine tasting when you have a bus driving you around.) And San Antonio’s River Walk is worthy of a whole day itself. The city is also about an hour and a half from Austin—the ideal day trip distance.
Charter Bus Rentals Made Easy
We believe that getting reliable transportation should be the least of your worries when planning a trip. No matter your reason for traveling to or around Austin, Texas, drop us a line at 1-800-436-8719 so we can help you with your Austin travel plans.
We have bus services for every occasion and will help you book your trip super fast. Children, business executives, and bridal parties alike can all enjoy our charter buses and minibuses. Come ride with Shofur. We’ll save you a seat.