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Santa Rafael Charter Bus & Minibus Rentals

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Group travels bringing you in or out of San Rafael, California? Let CharterUP ease your transportation logistics with an all-in-one platform. Our online marketplace makes it simple to find the perfect San Rafael charter bus rental, minibus shuttle, or sprinter van for your specific travel needs. Check out our self-service app today and see how simple your group transportation can be throughout the Bay Area!

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How it Works

Charter a bus with our revolutionary marketplace


Tell us about your trip

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



Compare quotes

CharterUP instantly calculates price quotes from different vendors in your area and displays them along with ratings, reviews and pictures of the buses.



Book with confidence

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 Rafael’s First and Only Charter Bus Marketplace

Never before has it been so easy to rent a bus in San Rafael than with CharterUP. Rather than calling multiple providers and manually keeping track of quotes and vehicle availability, you can instantly compare fleets across our network’s 4,000+ motorcoach options, safety ratings from countless local charter bus companies, real-time customer reviews, and competitive pricing for bus rentals big and small. Plus, you can keep track of your trip details and make changes to your reservation with our easy-to-use interface—making the process of booking a San Rafael bus rental as stress-free as possible.

Stress-Free Group Transportation throughout the Bay Area

When you rent a San Rafael charter bus or minibus, you’ll receive more than just a vehicle for hire. You always have full control over where and when your bus arrives and departs, which makes planning a custom itinerary that fits your schedule simple and stress-free. Every reservation also includes the services of a professional bus driver to handle driving and parking, assist with loading luggage, and provide seamless customer experiences for every group. Traverse the Bay Area without having to worry about arranging carpools, navigating public transportation with a large group, or getting separated on the road during heavy traffic. Just hop aboard your private motorcoach, watch the scenery roll by your panoramic windows, and let the professionals handle the rest.

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San Rafael Private Excursions Made Easy

Whether you need a wedding shuttle service to keep your loved ones on time throughout your special day or a private event bus rental for your milestone birthday, family reunion, or church outing—CharterUP’s all-in-one platform can pair you with the ideal ride for optimal comfort. Ensure your guests, friends, and family arrive right on time and all together with a comfort-minded motorcoach that ticks every box on their “must-have” list. Our nationwide network of bus rental options means it’s as simple as clicking a button to find ADA-compliant coach bus rentals with wheelchair lifts, high-tech features like WiFi and USB power outlets, and other features for your bus rental in San Rafael and beyond.

Efficient Charter Bus Rentals for Sporting Events

Heading into Oakland to catch a Raiders game? Coordinating away game trips for your local travel team? Whatever fills your game day, you can rest assured everyone will arrive all together and ready to win with the CharterUP platform! Easily connect to a sporting event charter bus from San Rafael to your favorite stadiums, and your players, coaches, and fans will have ample storage to secure your gear and tailgating essentials while on the road. That means your climate-controlled cabin can stay clutter-free and clear for pre-game stretches, hype-up chants over the PA system, and quick power naps in a plush, reclining bus seat.

Explore Nearby Destinations with CharterUP

When group travels bring you outside San Rafael city limits, you can still trust CharterUP to smooth out logistics every step of the way. Book a San Francisco charter bus for sightseeing adventures, a shuttle service in San Jose for your next big business trip, a day trip by bus rental in Santa Clara, and any other group excursion in and around the Bay Area. You can even reserve a ride anywhere on the West Coast, making bus trips to LA and San Diego charter bus tours a stress-free process with our intuitive self-serve booking platform.

Popular Day Trips from San Rafael

San Francisco, CA: 18 miles (45 minutes)

Santa Rosa, CA: 38 miles (45 minutes)

San Jose, CA: 70 miles (1-2 hours)

Sacramento, CA: 85 miles (1-2 hours)

Los Angeles, CA: 393 miles (6-7 hours)

San Diego, CA: 511 miles (9 hours)


(Miles and times are approximate)

Reliable Academic Transportation and Field Trips

We understand that reserving group transportation for a large crowd of students can be daunting and tedious. That’s why we’ve made the booking process as simple as possible through our online interface! Whether you’re coordinating campus transportation to and from the Dominican University of California, planning a big day out to San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve with your little learners, or reserving transportation for academic conferences throughout the state, you can always find a safe and reliable bus rental for school trips in San Rafael. Easily compare safety ratings and customer reviews, and rent a bus with peace of mind through CharterUP.

Streamlined Corporate Events and Daily Transportation

Coordinating a large-scale conference, convention, or networking event? A solid transportation plan will go a long way in keeping attendees on time and focused. Luckily, it’s easy to book and keep track of conference shuttle services through the CharterUP interface—so you can spend less time shuffling through expense sheets for rideshares and parking lots and more time providing a valuable experience for your traveling professionals.

Considering transportation options for day-to-day workplace transitions instead? You’re still in the right place. Booking recurring shuttle services for your San Rafael employees is as easy as it gets through our self-service app. Simply plug in your project passenger count, how long you want your bus service to operate, and where the most efficient pick-up and drop-off points will be, and our platform will do all the heavy lifting so you can get back to business. We’ve worked with countless companies across the United States to provide seamless group transportation, from GSA-certified contracts for government transportation to daily employee commuter shuttles—from hospital campus shuttles to job site bus rentals for construction workers—and every industry in between.

Secure Your San Rafael Charter Bus Today

You can trust the CharterUP team to provide a seamless bus reservation experience—no matter what fills your itinerary or how many folks need a lift. Whenever you’re ready, our rental marketplace is always here to help streamline your next group excursion or event. Check out our all-in-one platform today and receive bus rental estimates from San Rafael bus companies within minutes!

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.


Ratings & Reviews


Get a Quote for your Charter Bus with our Online Marketplace!

Type of Buses Available and their amenities

Pax Wifi Reclining
TV Power
Restrooms Luggage
Charter Bus charterbusMCI 55
Minibus minibus20 23
Van van-15-No-Background

5,000,000+ riders later

94% of customers give us 5 stars

Easy to book, easy to make changes. Great system.

Lori S.

First-class service. Constant communication ensured a great experience.

Tracy E.

TOP NOTCH. Seriously one of the best experiences with a company I've had.

Jay D.

No stress and no hassle during the whole experience

Nicolas S.

Such a great user experience. The technology is fantastic

Lily K.

The customer service is OFF THE CHARTS. From booking to final drop off of our clients, every detail was attended to.

Dan R.

The bus tracking feature and everything in-between is just so easy and convenient.

Trish M.

Booking a reservation online was easy. CharterUP really saved the day.

Michelle T.

Process was easy and communication was terrific throughout. Bus was clean and on-time.

Aaron V.