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Why Rent a Bus in Tucson?

The Tucson cityscape skyline at sunset

Although Tucson has convenient transportation options around the Downtown area, large groups or travelers headed outside the city may have more limited options. Reserving a private bus rental in Tucson is one of the best ways to ensure your large group of travelers can travel around the metro area and beyond.

If you’re a small group or solo traveler, you do have a few options though! Here are some of the most popular ways to travel around the Tucson area:

  • Sun Link Streetcar: The Sun Link Streetcar is a convenient way for academic groups and travelers staying around Downtown Tucson to travel to the University of Arizona. A day pass starts at $4.50 and provides unlimited streetcar rides. Keep in mind that the streetcar does not service the entire metro area and may not be the best option for late-night or early morning travel.
  • Sun Tran Bus: Sun Tran is Tucson’s public transit system that includes over 40 bus and 13 express bus routes around the city. One-way trip fare starts at $2.00 and can be an affordable way to travel around certain parts of Tucson. Though, if you’re traveling on a tight schedule, taking the bus isn’t usually time-efficient. Large groups may also have a hard time organizing bus rides and having enough space onboard for everyone. 
  • Rideshares and taxis: Uber, Lyft, and standard taxis are available for service throughout Tucson. Hailing a private ride is one of the easiest ways for small groups to quickly travel around town. Last night and early morning transportation are easy to secure but you may have a difficult time hailing multiple vehicles if you’re an extra-large group.
  • Private Tucson charter bus rentals: Renting a private bus in Tucson is one of the most convenient ways for large groups to travel. From 18-passenger minibuses to full-sized charter bus rentals for over 50 passengers, Shofur can provide travel solutions for groups of all sizes. Your ride will be customized to your group's size, schedule, and travel needs. So no matter where your travels take you around Southern Arizona, you’ll have a designated ride. Private bus rentals can be expensive but when you book with Shofur, you won’t need to worry about hidden or surprise costs at the end of your trip.

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Wedding Shuttles in Tucson

A wedding shuttle bus rental is a simple way to transport your guests to your beautiful but inconveniently far desert venue. If you’re getting married at La Mariposa or Wild Horse Ranch outside of Tucson, providing your guests with a shuttle will make their trip a little easier and keep everyone traveling to your wedding on time. Your guests won’t need to worry about driving out to your desert venue and getting lost on the way.  Everyone can load up onto a sleek bus rental service at designated locations and leave the transportation to the Shofur team. Another major perk of booking a Tucson wedding shuttle is having a built-in designated driver for guests. Rather than worrying about how people will get home after indulging in an open bar, a professional charter bus driver can safely shuttle guests back into Tucson.

Corporate Events in Tucson

A group of people clapping at a convention

Local businesses or out-of-town corporate visitors looking for transportation options will find personalized solutions with Shofur. Our team has organized corporate transportation for conferences, company retreats, and employee shuttle services. Do you need a multi-bus transportation service for events at the Tucson Convention Center? Give us a call! Or is your Phoenix business looking to provide employee shuttle services to Tucson? We’ve got you covered too. Renting with Shofur will give your corporate travel group access to bus rentals equipped with WiFi, power outlets, TVs, tray tables, and comfortable interiors. Business travelers can relax onboard or continue important work while on the road around Arizona.

Tucson Convention Center

Address: 260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: (520) 791-4101

Casino Del Sol Conference Center

Address: 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757

Phone: (855) 765-7829

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Sporting Events in Tucson

Although Tucson doesn't have professional league sports teams, it’s a busy location for golf and college sports. Tucson is also only a stone's throw away from Phoenix’s major sports centers. A bus rental is the best travel option for Tucson golf-centric group vacations, homecoming game shuttles for UA Wildcats fans, and transportation to Phoenix for Cardinals games. Booking a sporting event bus rental is also optimal for Tucson sports teams traveling to away games. Your local athletic club can travel in complete comfort with a spacious charter bus rental built for short- and long-distance trips. Players won’t have to sit in cramped vans packed with equipment and gear. Load bulky equipment into your bus's luggage bays and enjoy plenty of legroom on your bus rental!

Arizona Stadium

Home of the University of Arizona Wildcats football team.

Address: 1 N National Championship Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone:  (520) 621-2200

McKale Center

Home of the University of Arizona Wildcats basketball team.

Address: 1721 E Enke Dr, Tucson, AZ 85721

Home: (520) 621-2200

Kino Sports Complex

A multiple-use sports complex primarily used for baseball games.

Address: 2500 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: (520) 724-5466

Field Trips in Tucson

a trail in Desert Botanical Garden in Tucson

Schools and youth organizations won’t have to worry about safety when booking a bus rental with Shofur. Our team is dedicated to providing the safest and highest-quality service to every passenger. Students will be on a bus that’s been thoroughly inspected before each trip and a professional, vetted driver will be handling the roads. In addition to being a safe transportation option, a charter bus rental will keep your students comfortable on the road. Your bus rental will be equipped with powerful climate controls and plush seating for peak relaxation after long days at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Address: 2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712

Phone: (520) 326-9686

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743

Phone:  (520) 883-1380

Tucson Museum of Art

Address: 140 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: (520) 624-2333

College Tours in Tucson

Touring college campuses is a major step in any student's educational career. Shofur can help high school seniors and continuing education groups tour Arizona’s best universities. Your academic group can shuttle to the University of Arizona campus in Tucson or plan a day or two of touring universities in Tempe, Phoenix, and Flagstaff. Wherever your college tours take your group of college-bound students, your transportation around each campus will be safe, comfortable, and timely!

 

Arizona State University

Visitor Center Address: 660 S. College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: (855) 278-5080

University of Arizona

Visitor Center Address: 811 N Euclid Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone: (520) 621-2211

Northern Arizona University

Address:  S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Phone:  (928) 523-9011

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Our Favorite Group-Friendly Destinations in Tucson

Cacti at sunset in Saguaro National Park

Looking for a few destinations to add to your upcoming group itinerary in Tucson? Keep on reading to learn about a few of the most unique group-friendly destinations in the city!

Saguaro National Park

Great for: school and scout trips, private tours, team-building activities

Tucson Mountain District Address: 2700 N. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona 85743:

Phone: (520) 733-5158

Named for its famed giant saguaro cactus, this 92,000-acre national park is one of Tucson’s most picturesque locations. It's one of the best places to learn about Arizona's desert flora and fauna, offering ranger-led programs for children and adults. Not only will you learn about the native cacti and animals, but you’ll also learn about the ancient petroglyphs that adorn rock formations throughout the park.

Charter bus tip: Park fees will vary depending on your group. Local schools and youth organizations may qualify for reduced admission while organized, non-commercial groups traveling by private bus rental will be charged a maximum of $100.

 

San Xavier del Bac Mission

Great for: groups of art or history lovers, school trips, religious groups

Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746

Phone: (520) 294-2624

This historic Spanish Catholic mission was established in 1692 on lands of the Tohono Oʼodham Nation. San Xavier del Bac is the oldest standing European structure in Arizona and is a beautiful example of  Spanish Colonial architecture. Guided tours may be available on certain days. Please remember that San Xavier del Bac is on Tohono Oʼodham tribal lands and follows tribal regulations. It is also a functioning parish church with active worship services. Before visiting, thoroughly read through the church's website to learn more about the worship service schedule and current tribal regulations.

Charter bus tip: San Xavier del Bac has a spacious private parking lot. If the parking lot is full, additional space can be found near the San Xavier Plaza. 

 

Pima Air & Space Museum

Great for: school trips and private group tours

Address: 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756

Phone: (520) 574-0462

With more than 300 aircraft displayed on 80 acres, the Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aerospace museums in the world that function without government funding. This unique museum houses aircraft across 7 hangars and outdoor spaces, including historic bombers, reconnaissance, and cargo aircraft. Guided tours of the museum are available to the public and private groups. A tram tour of the grounds can be added to your museum admission. Private 45-minute walking tours can be booked for up to 35 people. Large groups will need to book more than one tour slot.

Charter bus tip: Free parking is available on-site at the museum for oversized vehicles like buses and RVs.

 

Rent a Bus in Tucson with Shofur

When you’re ready to book your Tucson bus rental, one of our team members will be available to assist you. Call 1-800-436-8719 to chat with a Shofur representative about your transportation needs in Arizona and beyond!

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Prices for Charter Buses and Minibuses in Tucson

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$110 - $170
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$105 - $160
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