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Did you know you can book a charter bus in San Diego for your group quicker than the time it takes to order a California-style burrito? Thanks to CharterUP, you can book a bus for business or pleasure, large groups or small, for any event under the sun. Our easy-to-use app makes group transportation solutions simpler than ever by allowing you to compare providers, amenities, charter bus pricing, and more all in one place.

Head over to our app to see how easy it can be to reserve a San Diego bus rental.

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Simply enter your trip details, including the pickup location, destination, travel dates and the number of passengers.



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As soon as you confirm your reservation via our secure booking page, you can review your full itinerary and other details about your trip.


San Diego’s First and Only Charter Bus Marketplace

CharterUP is the first and only bus marketplace that allows travelers to instantly compare quotes, vehicles, and reviews. Gone are the days of being stuck on hold with an uninterested travel agent, trying to coordinate rideshares and cars for larger groups, and calling multiple companies to try and get the best price on your San Diego bus rental.

We offer bus rentals for all groups, from minibus rentals for smaller occasions to full-size coach buses for large-scale events with thousands of people. Each bus comes equipped with all the amenities you need from A/C to PA systems to onboard WiFi, and can come with ADA accessible features at no extra cost. All you need to do is put your travel dates, passenger count, and itinerary into the app, and you’re ready to hit the road with one of the countless buses in CharterUP’s network.

Benefits of Booking a San Diego Charter Bus

With a San Diego bus rental from CharterUP, the problems that normally come with group transportation are a thing of the past. Our network of professional drivers has logged thousands of miles on highways across the country, including San Diego, and will do all the stressful driving and finding parking for your group.

See America’s Finest City with a Private Charter Bus

Nicknamed “America’s Finest City,” San Diego has something to offer everybody with its world-class zoo and museums, thriving dining and music scene, shopping and entertainment districts, and more. And CharterUP is your finest solution in San Diego for group transportation! Here are some of the many ways we can make logistics easier for your next group event in San Diego.

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Cheer on the Padres at Petco Park

Feeling like cheering on the Padres at Petco Park for a company event or family outing? Avoid the overcrowded public transit or expensive and limited rideshares after the big game by preemptively renting your own San Diego bus for the occasion. You can book a Petco Park shuttle to take you directly from your hotel room or office to the stadium on the big day. And if you feel like celebrating (or drowning your sorrows), afterwards, you can choose to add some of the best bars and restaurants in the East Village. Your San Diego bus will have a designated driver who can take care of the driving and keep you safe while you indulge in San Diego’s craft beer and restaurant scene.

Easily Shuttle Guests to your San Diego Wedding

Planning a wedding is stressful enough. Make logistics one less thing to worry about when you say “I do!” to CharterUP for your San Diego wedding shuttle. From intimate elopements at Torrey Pines to beach weddings with hundreds of people, a San Diego bus rental from CharterUP is the perfect solution. Help out-of-town guests by securing a wedding shuttle that can take them from the hotel to the venue. Make sure everyone gets to the reception from the ceremony at the same time in the same vehicle. No matter what your wedding transportation needs are, we have a bus for you.

Visit Balboa Park with a Group

Balboa Park is the crown jewel of San Diego, with the world-famous San Diego Zoo, more than a dozen museums, and restaurants and gardens galore. It’s a perfect place for a group outing, and CharterUP can provide you with the group transportation solutions you need. Rent a charter bus to Balboa Park for birthday parties, corporate events, field trips, and more.

Explore nearby destinations with CharterUP

Just a short drive away from San Diego are plenty of cities to discover that would make for the perfect day trip or weekend getaway. With a private bus rental in San Diego, your group can visit wineries with an Irvine bus rental, see the Hollywood Sign and the other stars in a Los Angeles charter bus, and enjoy golfing and sunny days with a bus rental in Phoenix. Explore other parts of the Golden State with a San Francisco charter bus or a San Jose charter bus with ease! Your charter bus service runs according to your schedule, giving you reliable and comfortable transportation no matter where you decide to go.

Popular Trips from San Diego:

  • San Francisco, CA: 500 miles (8-9 hours)
  • San Jose, CA: 460 miles (7-8 hours)
  • Las Vegas, NV: 330 miles (5-6 hours)
  • Los Angeles, CA: 120 miles (2-3 hours)
  • Irvine, CA: 85 miles (1-2 hours)

(Miles and times are approximate)

Bus Rentals for Coachella and Other California Festivals

Looking for group transportation to and from Coachella or any other festival? CharterUP can help. For festival planners, we can organize shuttle bus rentals to transport attendees from their hotel to the festival grounds. These buses can be rented by the day, meaning you can secure an all-inclusive transportation solution for festival goers. With a Coachella bus rental, attendees can enjoy cooling off in the air-conditioned cabins and posting their photos to Instagram using onboard WiFi. The biggest buses in our network can accommodate larger groups with ease.

And if you just want to head to Coachella or any other festival with your own private transportation, we can help with that, too. The minibuses in our network can accommodate anywhere from 18 to 25 passengers, and come with almost all the amenities of a full-size charter bus including A/C, power outlets, WiFi, and more. For example, why not rent a bus in Sacramento for Aftershock and enjoy the services of a professional designated driver? This way, everyone can enjoy the event with confidence they have a safe ride home at the end of the day.

Hassle-Free Airport Transfers in San Diego

Navigating your way through the San Diego International Airport isn’t always easy, whether it’s your first time or you’ve visited it countless times. Not to mention trying to get a taxi or other rideshare, which often tack on surge fees due to the popularity of airport rides and occasional shortage of drivers. And navigating larger groups of people makes this task even more difficult and frustrating. Thankfully, CharterUP has plenty of experience with renting airport shuttles to groups larger and smaller.

With the help of CharterUP’s app, you can rent a bus in San Diego specifically for airport transfers and pickups. You will have guaranteed airport pickup transportation that will be there when and where you need it. Your charter bus driver is familiar with the airport layouts, will aim to arrive at the designated pickup point at least 15 minutes early, and can be easily reached by phone if you get lost. Have a reliable Atlanta charter bus waiting for you if you are flying across the country, a Seattle charter bus after a long flight up north, or even a Tucson charter bus rental if you are flying one state over. We have access to everything you need in our network!

Shuttle Students Safely With CharterUP’s Verified Bus Network

Book a Bus for Field Trips to the San Diego Zoo or UC San Diego Campus Events

CharterUP’s biggest priority is customer safety and satisfaction. We understand that the journey is just as important as the destination. That’s why we only work with companies that employ highly trained and vetted bus drivers. Each bus driver has on-the-road experience, a clean background check and driving record, and passes several tests before they hit the road. Furthermore, each bus in the network is maintained and inspected regularly for any mechanical problems, and comes with safety features.

When it comes to school-related event transportation, like Greek life events at UC San Diego, field trips, college shuttle buses, and more, CharterUP will keep you safe and get you where you need to go. Not only are we committed to the safety of your class, but the buses in our network are perfect for entertaining passengers of all ages. Your students can watch movies with the help of the onboard TVs, play on their phones or iPads with onboard WiFi, and teachers can play trivia or other bus ride games with the students using the onboard PA system.

Provide Safe And Reliable Transportation For San Diego Employees

Set up Shuttle Services for Commuters

For many workers, battling the highways into San Diego to get to the office is the worst part of their day. A long commute can be stressful and draining, and can even hamper productivity and decrease employee retention. But there’s a better way, and CharterUP can help. CharterUP can provide the perfect San Diego charter bus for your unique transportation needs, from shuttling employees to offsite parking lots or between office locations, to shuttling them home after a long day of work.

Book a San Diego shuttle service for employees that live in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Poway, and more. Each morning, your employees will arrive at an agreed-upon meeting location as a group to be picked up by a professional bus driver. From there, they can sit back and relax, enjoy onboard WiFi to get a jumpstart on the day, and enjoy bonding with their coworkers in a comfortable environment. A corporate shuttle service can increase employee productivity and happiness, foster closer relationships among employees, and help your company stand out in a competitive job market.

Book a Charter Bus Rental to the San Diego Convention Center and More

CharterUP can connect you to professional transportation for trade shows, airport pickups, weekend events, team building activities, and more. Each bus comes equipped with all the amenities a modern working person needs, from power outlets to charge their devices, WiFi to check their emails and get work done, a timely driver that aims to arrive 15 minutes early to each stop, and cushioned seats for comfort. No matter your corporate event, we have a solution for you.

Flying in some potential investors or business partners? Rent a bus in San Diego to make an impression. A professional driver can pick up your guests at San Diego International Airport in a sleek, discreet motorcoach with amenities built to impress. Planning a weekend event with more than a couple of stops? Work with us and we can help you build a custom transportation plan for your next team building event or corporate retreat.

Book a Private Bus Rental For San Diego Comic-Con

CharterUP can connect you with a San Diego Comic-Con bus rental (or several) depending on your specific needs. If you’re an event organizer, we can connect you to professional San Diego bus rentals for all your actors, producers, directors, and other stars of the show. Your talent will ride in a comfortable charter bus driven by a professional from the airport to their hotel, and from their hotel to the convention center. CharterUP can arrange multi-day rentals that span the entire event, making it an all-inclusive transportation solution for the convention.

And if you are attending the convention, a San Diego charter bus rental can pick you up directly from your hotel and take you to the convention center. No fighting the crowds, searching for parking and paying outrageous prices for a spot, or navigating stressful highways. Plus, you can set up stops on your itinerary before and after the convention to enjoy all the other bars, restaurants, and entertainment San Diego has to offer.

Secure Your San Diego Charter Bus Rental Today

Thanks to CharterUP, booking the perfect private bus rental in San Diego has never been easier. You can get a quote in record time thanks to our extensive marketplace and easy-to-use app. All you need to do is know where you’re going, when you are going there, and how many people you are going with. From there, let CharterUP handle the rest.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that my group will be safe when we travel with CharterUP?

CharterUP only partners with bus operators who share our vision for delivering the highest level of service and safety to all passengers. All bus operators go through a rigorous vetting process, which includes reviewing safety records, on-time performance, and customer reviews. Additionally, CharterUP requires bus operators to maintain high standards surrounding timeliness, cleanliness, and overall customer satisfaction.


CharterUP’s services are designed to meet the needs of schools, corporations, sports teams, church groups, wedding parties, and more. Groups and companies that travel frequently can partner with CharterUP to take advantage of additional benefits reserved for recurring customers.


CharterUP’s online marketplace displays safety ratings, recent reviews, and detailed vehicle descriptions so you can see exactly what to expect when you make your reservation. Our platform also allows you to communicate directly with bus operators, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and ensure that you’re booking the right bus for your group.


Simply input your travel details and our platform will generate real-time pricing and availability from our network of hundreds of bus operators across the U.S.

From there, you can compare vehicles, prices, operator reviews, on-time performance, safety records, and amenities all in one place. Once you’ve selected the bus that best fits your needs, you can book your reservation and receive confirmation right away.


CharterUP’s network of more than 4,000 vehicles includes minibuses, coach buses, and luxurious motor coaches. Amenities can include reclining seats, air conditioning, on-board restrooms, Wi-Fi, power outlets, and entertainment options such as TV screens or DVD players.


At CharterUP, we understand that sometimes plans change, and we’re here to help make any adjustments as smooth as possible. While it’s always best to finalize your itinerary in advance, we know that there are many moving pieces involved in travel, and we’re happy to work with you to make any necessary changes or cancellations. Changes can only be made up to 3 days before your trip.

CharterUP also offers a flexible refund policy:

  • 100% refund: Cancellations 30 days or more from pickup
  • 90% refund: Cancellations between 29 days and 72 hours from pickup
  • No refund: Cancellations fewer than 72 hours from pickup

*All refund percentages are based on the total amount of the booked trip.

For more information about our policies, refer to our complete Terms & Conditions.


Once you’ve found the perfect bus for your trip and accepted a quote, you will be directed to a payment page to confirm your reservation. At that time, a deposit of 10% will be due to secure your booking. The confirmation screen will also show the date by which the remainder of the payment is due. We require a valid credit card to be on file to secure a reservation.


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Type of Buses Available and their amenities

Pax Wifi Reclining
TV Power
Restrooms Luggage
Charter Bus charterbusMCI 55
Minibus minibus20 23
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