Group travels to, from, or around Dallas? Let Shofur take the wheel! We have experience working with wedding parties, corporate event planners and their clients, sports teams and spectators, educators, and hosts of private events to coordinate the best transportation plans for their passengers. Let us take care of yours with minibus and charter bus services that are sure to keep everyone comfortable, all together, and on time.
Give us a call at 1-800-436-8719 any time, any day. Our around-the-clock reservation team is always available to offer some help and a free, no-obligation quote for your personalized Dallas bus rental!
So you’re planning your next group trip in Dallas. Great! But what’s the best way to get around the city?
Well, it depends.
The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is a sprawling expanse of connected cities and urban areas, so many locals opt for personal cars for everyday travel. But if you’re fresh off a plane from DFW, had an extra drink at the company happy hour, or are traveling with a lot of kids, senior citizens, or out-of-towners, taking a car or assembling a carpool isn’t necessarily ideal. What then?
Here are some options:
Public Transit here is known as the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART. It consists of a rail system, bus services, a streetcar, and a historical trolley line. These options are eco-friendly, efficient, and fairly affordable, with some fares as low as $1.50 for a single ride. But while the public transit system is constantly expanding, it’s mostly still limited to major places in Dallas proper. So if you’re heading to the suburbs, smaller cities within the metroplex, or stops off the beaten path, you’ll likely need to find a different ride there.
Taxis and Rideshare Services like Uber and Lyft are great for last-minute travel arrangements and small groups without a personal vehicle. You can reserve one right when you need it, and they can take you nearly anywhere in the city. However, depending on the vehicle, you can only fit about 7 people in a given ride. Which means you’ll have to hail multiple cars, and that gets expensive if you’re relying on these services for your entire trip—and that’s without taking surge rates into account.
Private Bus Rentals are probably your ideal mode of transport if you’re traveling with a large group, out-of-towners who don’t know the city well, folks with mobility concerns, or anyone who wants to stay comfortable while on the road. When you rent a private coach—whether that be a charter bus, a minibus, or a sprinter van—you get to set the schedule on which the bus runs and you decide which amenities you want on board. The only drawbacks? Oversized vehicles require specific accommodations when it comes to parking (so that’s something you need to consider when booking a hotel), and unless you’re splitting the cost across all passengers, they are more expensive than the other options listed above.
Comparing Dallas Group Transportation
Personal, professional driver
On-board climate controls
Tailored to your schedule
One vehicle for your entire group
When you book with a charter bus company like Shofur, you have access to a network of buses big and small—from full-sized, 56-passenger vehicles to minibus shuttles for medium-sized groups. Our network combined with our dedicated 24/7 specialist team means we can service nearly any trip you can think up, whenever you need it. From handling last-minute itinerary change-ups you may have, to sourcing multiple ADA-accessible buses at no additional cost, we’re here to make the charter bus rental process easy and stress-free.
Leave to us to simplify your group transportation services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, throughout Texas, and beyond!
Corporate Transportation in Dallas
Business trips in Dallas have never been easier! From shuttle circuits around the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center to zippy pick-ups and drop-offs at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, a bus rental is the best way to keep your large corporate groups together and on a schedule you create. Rather than waiting around for a string of taxis or rideshares, your attendees, employees, and clients can hop on their personalized motorcoach and get on with their day.
If you’re coordinating an offsite meeting or bringing in investors from out of town, impress your clients, partners, and employees with an efficient transportation service that caters to their every need. They’ll surely appreciate plush, reclining leather seats after a long flight, the ability to catch up on emails and tweak presentations over the onboard WiFi, or the chance to network with other passengers between workshops, master classes, and team-building events. Just let your representative know what amenities you think will set them up for success, and we’ll handle the rest.
Dallas Wedding Bus Rentals
When it comes to planning your Dallas wedding, we know you have enough to stress about. If you leave your wedding travels to the professionals at Shofur, your guests and wedding party will arrive at every event right on time—refreshed and ready to celebrate. Every minibus and charter bus rental includes a certified driver to act as your DD, so everyone can enjoy your special day to the fullest without stressing the ride to the venue!
And why not make the ride between ceremony and reception a party within itself? Ask your Shofur rep about setting up their shuttle bus with amenities like WiFi, AUX ports, and TVs so your guests can share their favorite moments to their social feeds, blast their favorite tunes, or screen their favorite rom-coms while on the road. Whether you need an ADA-accessible coach bus or a fleet of all-black or all-white buses to suit the theme, we’d be more than happy to make it happen for you.
Sporting Event Bus Services
If you’re taking the field with your team, let us ensure the ride to victory is a smooth one. Whether you’re on the road for offsite training sessions, team-building outings around town, or transportation to away games near and far, a single motorcoach is the most efficient way to get your players and coaches from here to there.
Cheering on the Cowboys, the Mavericks, or the Rangers? Whoever you root for, consider Shofur your go-to provider for game day transportation. Rally your fan group without drawing straws to see who drives or navigating the parking lots alone. With a professional bus driver at the wheel, everyone can be dropped off within walking distance and have a reliable trip home—no need to elect a DD!
Sports teams and spectators alike enjoy the extra space and comfort a coach bus offers. Store tailgating gear or team’s protective equipment in the roomy luggage bays, stretch out in a reclining seat, and stream hype videos over the onboard WiFi! Just tell us what you need when you book your bus.
Dallas School and Field Trip Transportation
Hitting the road with kids is no easy feat, and when you’re an educator there’s already so much you need to coordinate. Safety should be the least of your concerns. Luckily, when you reserve a ride through Shofur you can rest assured your little passengers ride in capable hands. Every driver in our network is a certified professional with a squeaky-clean record and years of experience, and every coach in your potential fleet is up-to-date on the latest safety features and is thoroughly inspected before every trip.
And when you’re traveling over longer distances—whether it’s for a debate tournament in San Antonio or a senior bash at Six Flags Over Texas—you don’t have to forgo comfort for the sake of safety and efficiency. Rather than relying on an uncomfortable traditional school bus, rent a bus that will keep your students, teachers, and chaperones preoccupied for the entire ride! Upon request, your rep can set them up with WiFi so they can stream music or play mobile games, TVs with a DVD player so they can marathon their favorite movies, or reclining seats so they can get some shut-eye between stops.
Safe and Simple College Tours in Dallas
Combine an already diverse population, an up-and-coming youthful culture, and close proximity to some of the country’s biggest corporations—read: post-grad job opportunities!—and what do you get? Dallas-Fort Worth: a great place to go to college.
But when it comes to getting around this sprawling metroplex with a group of prospective students, things can get tricky. Rather than having everyone drive or maneuver through public transit, consider keeping everyone on the same page with a Shofur bus rental! That way, no one runs late or gets left behind as you tour popular Dallas campuses like:
University of Texas at Arlington
Welcoming more than 40,000 students every year, this public university is the largest campus in the Dallas area and the second-largest in the University of Texas system.
Middle, high school, and community college students, sports teams, youth groups, and scout troops can all tour this university in groups of 10 to 50. Tours are conducted by current UT Arlington students, which means visitors can get a personal, insider’s perspective as to what to expect during the application process and day-to-day student life. The walking tour lasts about an hour and a half, so bring good walking shoes! If your group would like a more in-depth look into the admission process specifically, you can add on an admission information session as well. They are held twice daily on weekdays only, so reserve early if you want to attend one.
Address: 701 S Nedderman Dr, Arlington, TX 76019
Phone: (817) 272-2011
Southern Methodist University
Despite its name and foundation as a Methodist university, nowadays this private institution is the alma mater to students of many religious affiliations. It’s also home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, as well as renowned business and law programs.
Anyone is welcome to take a self-guided tour of the campus, but if you’re touring with about 10 to 40 high school students or current university students, the SMU Office of Admissions offers guided tours most weekdays. Reserve one at least a week in advance, and your aspiring Mustangs and hopeful transfers can sit in on an admission info session, take a campus tour, grab lunch at one of the student dining halls, and check out the Presidential Library.
Address: 6185 Airline Road, Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214) 768-2000
Go Big or Go Home at the State Fair of Texas
You can’t get much bigger than this time-honored Texas tradition. Originally celebrated in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has since grown to be one of the biggest state fairs in the country, drawing in over 2 million people every year.
The Fair itself lasts 25 days (usually from late September to mid-October) and is chock full of family-friendly fun, only-in-Texas attractions, and lots of good food. The highlights include:
The Starlight Parade, which kicks off the festivities and features illuminated floats, life-sized puppets, and stilt-walkers.
The Texas Star Ferris Wheel, one of the tallest in the country and the most popular ride at the Fair. Ride to the top and be treated to panoramic views of Dallas and the surrounding landscape—the same view you’d get from the top of a 20-story building.
The Cotton Bowl Stadium, the backdrop to one of the biggest rivalries in college football. Come see the Texas Longhorns take on the Oklahoma Sooners at the AT&T Red River Showdown.
Big Tex, aka: the huge talking cowboy statue near the stadium. At 55 feet tall, this towering animatronic is the mascot of the Fair and offers prime photo ops you can’t get anywhere else.
Live music from your favorite country acts, local talent, and famous Texas natives—-past performers have included Billy Ray Cyrus, Daughtry, Kacey Musgraves, and even Nelly!
Looking for a way to bond with your youth group, a treat for your senior community, or a fun outing for your office? You’re in luck. The Fair offers discount packages for groups of 25 or more, with add-ons like preloaded Midway game cards and coupons for food and rides. Group tickets are only available for purchase until late May, so act fast to secure your crew’s entry. (But if you miss the cutoff for the group deals, there’s still plenty of ways to save on admission—like bringing an empty can of Dr. Pepper to the ticket booth for half-price evening fare.)
Group Trips between Dallas and Shreveport
Whether you’re venturing out to celebrate Mardi Gras, treat your newlywed-to-be with a last hurrah at the casinos, or savor the sunset on a boozy riverboat cruise, good times await you in Shreveport, Louisiana. About a 3-hour drive from Dallas, this riverside party town boasts all the fun and festivities of New Orleans, but without the long drive and for a more budget-friendly cost.
Shreveport and its twin city Bossier thrive on out-of-towners, which means they offer a substantial array of transportation options given how small they are. Visitors can get a ride in the form of Uber, Lyft, taxis, and casino shuttle systems.
However, while these services are great for small groups or solo travelers, many of these options are not ideal for big groups. Rideshares can be expensive—especially around the casinos during the peak summer season—and taxis can only hold so many people at a time. For bigger groups, there are some city-sponsored casino-to-casino shuttles, but those only operate on the weekends, and if you want to go anywhere that’s not a casino, you need to reserve one an hour in advance.
Wouldn’t it be easier to set up your ride plan early, so you can skip all the little transportation-related hassles and get back to enjoying your trip?
That’s where we come in. Give us a call at 1-800-436-8719 with a headcount and an itinerary, and we’ll hash out all the details for you and connect you to the right bus. Then, when it’s time to depart, your group can just hop on your private bus and enjoy the ride! No carpools, hailing cabs, or waiting around for rideshares. Just kick up your heels, and let a professional driver handle the rest. And if you want to watch a movie or even enjoy a little alcohol while on board, we can make that happen too. Just let us know when you reserve so we can find you the perfect ride.
Take a Charter Bus from Dallas to Las Vegas
With the bright lights of Las Vegas beckoning from the western horizon, who wouldn’t want to take a trip to Sin City with your bridal party, family reunion, or group of friends? If you’re traveling with a large group and plan to split the expenses, hiring a charter bus service can cost less per head than booking airfare for everyone. That’s why Shofur is here to connect you with a bus that will keep everyone comfy and together for the long haul.
And when we say “long haul,” we mean very, very long: the ride is at least 18 hours if you were to drive nonstop. And if you rent a bus, your driver can only drive 10 hours at a time before they must take an 8-hour break. That means your ride to Vegas will take at least 2 days—so why not make it worthwhile?
Opt to stay on I-40 W, and you’ll likely spend the night near Albuquerque—a must-see city for natural science nerds and history buffs. Before you hit the road the next morning, consider checking out the ancient art and murals at Petroglyph National Monument or saying “hi” to the dinosaur fossils at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
For groups taking the I-20 W and I-10 W toward Vegas, there are two things you should know. The bad news? The drive will take about 2 hours longer than the fastest route, bringing the total drive time to about 20 hours. The good news? You’ll pass through some iconic Southwestern cities, which means there are more sightseeing ops along the way! Here are some pit stops we recommend:
El Paso - take a scenic drive or hike through Franklin Mountains State Park, or time your travels right and catch the Neon Desert Music Festival in the summer
Tucson - stroll through the Tucson Botanical Gardens, tour the historic airplanes and satellites at the Pima Air and Space Museum, or take a selfie with a huge cactus at Saguaro National Park
Phoenix - make some noise at the Musical Instrument Museum, sneak a peek through the Hole-in-the-Rock geological formation, or work on your swing at any of the area’s top-rated golf courses
If you’d rather power through the 18-hour road trip with minimal distractions, that’s fine too. Your driver will still need to stop driving every 10 hours, but your rep will be more than happy to set your passengers up with WiFi, TVs, power outlets, and reclining seats so they can tweet, binge, or nap away the long journey. And if you really want to cut down on pit stops, we can even include an onboard restroom in your rental—all you have to do is request your desired amenities when you book.
Explore Dallas’ Top Destinations
Dallas is one of the most visited cities in Texas, and it’s no wonder why! With museums, restaurants, and gardens, there’s plenty to do. If you’re looking for a place to start, here are some places in Dallas we think you should visit before you leave:
The Dallas World Aquarium
Great for: field trips and fans of terrestrial and sea life
In the heart of historic downtown—where you’ll find Dallas’ most popular sightseeing ops—lies an aquatic oasis you won’t want to miss: the Dallas World Aquarium.
While showcases of sea life are this place’s specialty (it is an aquarium after all), many visitors are surprised to find this attraction also hosts multi-level exhibits of terrestrial animals. Besides the 10 main tanks of aquatic life—electric eels, sharks, rays, and lionfish, to name a few—here you’ll also find endangered species like Orinoco crocodiles, black-footed penguins, and manatees, as well as dozens of species of exotic birds.
Visiting with 15 or more people? You qualify for discounted admission! Even better, the aquarium offers special programs and tours for educational groups—just be sure to reserve one ahead of your visit. Have your driver drop everyone off near the aquarium entrance, then park in the designated bus spots on either North Griffin Street or Magnolia Street.
Bus Dropoff Address: 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 720-2224
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Great for: sightseeing groups and history buffs
Here, you can pay respects to the 35th President at this somber yet important site in Dallas’ Historic Downtown District. Take a walk around the Plaza—passing by the very spot where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963—then continue on to the Texas School Book Depository, which now houses the Sixth Floor Museum. The museum covers a comprehensive history of the Kennedy presidency and the events leading to his assassination, with both guided audio tours and self-guided tours available to groups.
Your driver will drop your group off at the loading/unloading zone on the north side of the museum and can meet back up with your group after they’ve secured a parking spot—tour escorts and charter bus drivers receive complimentary admission to the museum.
Bus Dropoff Address: 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 747-6660
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Great for: senior communities, plant lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts
Located a few neighborhoods away from the bustle of downtown, this lush greenspace grants visitors fresh air, bright foliage, and views across White Rock Lake. Scope out the season’s finest flora at the Margaret Elizabeth Jonsson Color Garden, relax in the shade of Japanese maple trees at the Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill, and let your little ones blow off some steam with hands-on activities and immersive learning at the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.
Groups of 10 or more guests should definitely take advantage of the discounted group admission. Better yet, be sure to reserve your tickets well in advance to secure complimentary free parking for your charter bus!
Bus Dropoff Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Phone: (214) 515-6615
Great for: youth groups, field trips, animal lovers young and old
This zoo is a must-see destination for all the usual reasons you’d go to a zoo, sure–but did you know these 106 acres are also a piece of history? The Dallas Zoo is the oldest zoo in Texas! It was established in 1888 and has since grown into one of Dallas’ most popular attractions. Over 400 species now call this zoo home, including penguins, chimps, elephants, lions, Sumatran and Malaysian tigers, and many more.
As we said, this place is popular. It gets very busy here during the spring and summer, which can make navigating the parking lot and finding a spot tough. Book a shuttle for your zoo-goers, though, and your driver can drop everyone off near the front entrance and meet you back there when it’s time to head home.
Bus Dropoff Address: 650 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75203
Secure Your Dallas Charter Bus Rental Today
Whenever you’re ready to hit the road, Shofur will be here to make all your Dallas group travels easy. Feel free to reach out at any time—day or night, any day of the week—to learn more about your bus options, to ask about amenities, and to request a free quote on your bus rental price! There’s no obligation to book with us if you receive one, and we’d love to hear from you. Call 1-800-436-8719 to get started!