With so much to see and do, San Francisco is a city on the move. If you need to rent a bus in the Bay Area, you can trust GOGO Charters to provide a stress-free charter bus rental personalized to your itinerary.
From weddings, private vacations, and wine country tours to field trips, sporting events, and daily commuter shuttles, our 24/7 team has years of experience getting groups where they need to be in San Francisco. When you book with GOGO Charters, your trip is in your control!
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Short and sweet shuttle services in town, long-distance road trips across California and beyond—whatever ground transportation solution suits your travel plans, the GOGO Charters team can deliver. Thanks to our nationwide network of over 3,000 vehicles, we can connect your traveling group with nearly any kind of charter bus, minibus, or sprinter van you might need.
Aside from make and model, you can also decide what amenities you’d like aboard your rental, so everyone is comfortable and entertained for the entire journey. Most buses offer overhead parcel racks for stashing carry-ons, and full-size motorcoaches often have undercarriage compartments so no one has to cram in with their luggage. WiFi, TVs, and a DVD player are perfect boredom busters for en route movie marathons, while onboard restrooms and reclining seats ensure everyone is refreshed once you arrive at your destination.
Need something not listed here? Just let your reservation representative know when you call 415-462-2870—whether it’s tacking on an extra minibus to your rental plan or securing an ADA-compliant vehicle at no additional cost, we’ll work with you to ease your San Francisco group trip
San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International, and the other regional airports in make SF a major hub if you’re planning any kind of air travel across the Pacific or anywhere in western North America. While the Bay Area’s public transit system, BART, does service most airports in the region, navigating a new transit system—especially if you’re on a time crunch between flights—can be a challenge.
If you’re traveling with a group and want the most stress-free flight experience possible, we recommend booking an airport transfer shuttle to handle all your ground transportation to and from the airport. That way, no one has to traverse the multi-level highways snaking past SFO in a rental car, all your luggage can be stored in your bus rental’s designated compartments, and everyone will arrive on time and all together to the terminal.
With a storied history, vibrant art scene, and cutting-edge STEM facilities, San Francisco is filled with great destinations for learners of all ages—but especially for kids and teens. So whether you’re planning a field trip to the Children’s Creativity Museum and Alcatraz Island or helping your university hopefuls tour San Francisco college campuses like UC Berkeley and Stanford, having a reliable ride to every SF stop can make your next academic trip a breeze.
Rest assured that GOGO Charters only works with certified professional drivers and regularly inspected motorcoaches with all the latest safety features. Our team is dedicated to providing the ideal transportation service for students, chaperones, and teachers—so feel free to request any amenities you think will make the ride more comfortable! Pop a documentary into the DVD player, let everyone stream music over the onboard WiFi, or settle in for a power nap in a plush, reclining seat after a long day exploring the city—or all of the above!
Looking for a transportation service that’s a little more permanent? Our long-term contract specialists are here to help! We’ve helped many local organizations provide reliable transportation—including weekly congregation shuttles to and from places of worship, temporary transport between office parks amidst construction, cross-campus shuttles for colleges, sightseeing tour routes, and much more.
Get in touch with our team at 1-844-897-5201 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how our recurring transportation services can ease your group’s travels in San Francisco.
No one wants to deal with transportation woes on game day. So whether your Little League team is taking the field or your fan group is gearing up to see your favorite team at Oracle Park, lock in your transportation to and from the stadium by renting a bus!
With a private sporting event shuttle, every player, coach, or fan will have plenty of room to stretch out before game time, soak in the comforts of a climate-controlled cabin with plush seats, and hype up for the win with videos screened over flatscreen TVs or over the onboard WiFi. Ask your reservation rep to connect you to a full-size charter bus, and you can even store your game day equipment—coolers, helmets, tents, etc.—in your bus rental’s undercarriage.
The best part? With a pro driver at the wheel, no one will have to worry about parking or navigating to the stadium. Just sit back, relax, and focus on securing the win for your San Francisco team!
Planning a corporate event in the Bay Area? Impress your clients, partners, and employees by providing a seamless transportation service to and from every venue. We at GOGO Charters have years of experience coordinating business travel across the country, within California, and throughout San Francisco. That means we can connect you to a sleek and modern minibus to service your convention, conference, or trade show, or even find a charter bus to transport your employees to your office’s next team-building outing.
We understand that polished and professional transportation shouldn’t come at the expense of total comfort when on the road. That’s why, upon request, we can provide a bus rental that offers free WiFi, power outlets, and plenty of in-cabin storage—so that every passenger can stay connected and recharged in clutter-free aisles between venues.
For any couple or wedding planner, San Francisco is a dream come true. With windswept views across the bay, romantic churches and cathedrals, and niche and intimate spots around every corner, SF offers no shortage of venues for a destination wedding.
So rather than having your guests stress over driving between the ceremony and reception, finding parking at your rehearsal dinner venue, or electing a DD for your unforgettable bachelor/bachelorette party, we recommend booking a wedding shuttle so they can focus on your special day! With a professional driver handling all the logistics, your loved ones can kick up their heels in a reclining seat, take in the gorgeous Bay Area views from panoramic windows, chat with fellow guests, and arrive all together at every wedding venue—on time and ready to celebrate!
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San Francisco is a diverse mix of cultures and history. In fact, the hardest part of exploring the city is figuring out where to start. With over 50 city-recognized neighborhoods in town, SF offers a little something for everyone—if you know where to look.
To help your group narrow down your itinerary, we spoke with Sharon Traeger—a certified tour guide and owner of Traeger Tours. With over a decade of experience showing folks around the Bay Area, she knows a thing or two about traversing the city with out-of-towners and first-time visitors. Here’s what she had to say about some of the most popular neighborhoods to explore in San Francisco:
Your crowd of art enthusiasts and architecture nerds are sure to adore this stately district full of historical government buildings, fine art museums, and performance halls.
“I’d recommend this spot as representing the ‘Spirit of San Francisco,’” Sharon says. “My favorite is visiting City Hall and enjoying the architecture, as well as the frequent weddings during business hours. This city hall was built after the 1906 earthquake and fire destroyed the previous city hall. The dome is taller than the dome of our U.S. Capitol building!”
Groups of 8 or more who want to poke around San Francisco’s historic city hall should reserve their guided tour in advance to ensure availability. Sharon notes that groups should be aware they will need to go through security to get into City Hall, and that parking may be difficult in the building’s vicinity. If you’re planning a visit during peak tourism seasons, consider having your charter bus driver drop everyone off nearby and find parking elsewhere.
Besides touring the city hall, here groups can catch a chamber ensemble performance at the War Memorial Opera House, visit the masterpieces housed in the Asian Art Museum, or simply walk around and take in the neighborhood’s Beaux-style architecture from the sidewalk.
“This neighborhood reflects the counter-cultural influences that have shaped San Francisco through the years,” says Sharon. “This is an eclectic, bohemian, and dynamic neighborhood with a clear desire to experiment and celebrate counterculture.”
One minute, you can stroll along avenues lined by well-preserved, colorful Victorian homes. The next, you can pop into a hole-in-the-wall record store, comedy club, or coffee house in this district, the epicenter of San Francisco’s hippie scene. Just keep in mind that you’re just as likely to walk past a tattoo parlor and storefront selling drug paraphernalia as you are to walk past an upscale boutique or restaurant as you navigate the neighborhood.
Sharon’s personal favorite stops?
“Pass by some of the Victorian Homes once occupied by now-famous rock music stars…. the Janis Joplin House (635 Ashbury), the Grateful Dead House (710 Ashbury), the Jimi Hendrix House (1524 Haight), etc.”
This neighborhood is considered a landmark neighborhood when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community, considering its role in gay activism and culture since the 1960s. Today, Sharon says the district carries on the same “out and proud, bold and brassy” atmosphere.
“Groups should keep in mind that there are occasional sights of naked individuals,” she says.
Learn more about the accomplishments of Harvey Milk by reading the commemorative plaques throughout the district and pay your respects at the Pink Triangle Park (which remembers and honors the LGBTQ+ people who were lost to the Holocaust).
Whether or not you’re here to learn more about LGBTQ+ history in San Francisco, every history buff in your group will enjoy stopping by Sharon’s personal favorite place in Castro: the beautiful Castro Theatre.
“It was constructed by the Bay Area architect Timothy Pflueger, with a design reminiscent of a Mexican cathedral,” she says. “It’s still used today for all kinds of events and speakers and films, even though it’s now a registered city landmark.”
San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of the most distinct neighborhoods in the city—24 blocks full of iconic Chinese-inspired architecture and some of the oldest structures in the city. Besides being the oldest Chinatown in North America, San Francisco Chinatown is home to Portsmouth Square, which is the city’s oldest public square. It serves as “Chinatown’s living room” and a neighborhood gathering place for music, tai-chi, mahjong, and reading the newspaper. (Portsmouth Square is also one of the only spots in the district with a public restroom, so keep this in mind if you’re not planning on renting a charter bus with a lavatory!)
This district also contains other historic sites like the Tin How Temple (the oldest Taoist temple in SF, which houses an altar that miraculously survived a devastating 1906 earthquake) and the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory (which has offered samples to visitors since its founding in 1962). Take a walk down Grant Avenue to admire the ornamental lamp posts, red lanterns, and traditional Chinese architecture that sets this district apart. In particular, Sharon recommends paying the building on 965 Clay Street a visit.
“Once Chinatown’s YWCA, this building now houses the Chinatown Historical Society,” she says. “The architect of the building, Julia Morgan, was the first woman architect to graduate from the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris. Morgan incorporated many Chinese architectural details in the building like the inset windows, the tile roof, the keystone over the door, metalwork in the lighting, and a mix of colors—red, green, and yellow.”
Considering it is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city and one of the most photographed structures in the world, your group would be remiss to pass up seeing this iconic bridge in person! (And because it's free to see, it's also one of the best things to do in San Francisco when you're on a budget.)
Constructed in 1937 to ease ferry traffic across the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge now sees 110,000 vehicles cross it every day! In order to take in the bridge in all its glory, your group has a few options:
Land-side — For the best photo ops of the bridge itself, we recommend viewing the bridge from one of the many vistas in the Marin Headlands across the bay.
Crossing the bridge — Of course, a well-rounded Golden Gate experience involves more than just taking a photo of it! Pedestrians are welcome to walk the 1.7 miles across the bridge—it takes about 35 minutes to walk each way if you don’t stop for photos. Or, if your group would prefer, your charter bus rental can drive across and you can take in all the views through your bus’s panoramic windows. Just keep in mind that there is a toll for all vehicles and that once your bus is on the bridge it cannot stop for photo ops.
For many first-time visitors to San Francisco, this waterfront entertainment area is near the top of their must-see list. And for good reason! Folks from far and wide love stopping by to see the colorful vintage boats, check out the dozens of local shops and seafood restaurants, and snag a selfie or two with the sea lion colony on Pier 39.
Welcoming more than 15 million visitors every year, Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the busiest tourist attractions in SF—so expect to wade through crowds! On the bright side, the heavy tourist traffic to the wharf means the surrounding area is especially accessible to motorcoaches. Keep an eye out for signage, and your charter bus driver should have no trouble finding the 18 loading/unloading zones within and the four 20-minute, metered tour bus parking spots near Fisherman’s Wharf.
Attending a Pride festival is an important milestone for many members of the LGBTQ+ community. But attending San Francisco Pride is on a whole other level! Whether you’re marching in the parade, running a resource booth at the festival grounds, or just taking it all in, you won’t want to miss a moment of this weekend-long celebration of love and individuality!
As one of the most-visited parades in the world, the San Francisco Pride Parade brings in tons of fun and festivities, yes, but also its fair share of road closures and traffic. Especially if you’re visiting with a nonprofit group, a college club, or a big group of friends, getting around the city by rideshare during Pride can be tedious and expensive. Forget the woes of parking or waiting on the curb for your cab to arrive, and let GOGO Charters make your Pride transportation easy! We’ll set your group up with a shuttle that runs on your own schedule so you can explore the city’s events at your own pace. Your designated driver will handle all the logistics between parties, concerts, festivals, and more!
The 6-hour drive down the California coast can be a drag—especially if you have destinations like Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Venice Beach, or the Walk of Fame waiting for you once you get there. But the long haul doesn’t have to be boring! Rent a charter bus between San Francisco and LA, and your passengers can marathon their favorite movies with a DVD player and TV screens, stream Netflix or a few audiobooks with onboard WiFi, or nap the whole way there in plush, reclining seats.
Planning an outing for your scout troop, hiking club, or group of outdoor enthusiasts? There are few places in the country as picturesque and remote as Yosemite National Park. From the towering and ancient sequoias to the breathtaking views from the top of the Half Dome, it’s no wonder this national park is one of the best group day trips from San Francisco. Rent a minibus to cover the 3.5-hour trek out to the park, and everyone in your group can sit comfortably, with all your backpacks and gear securely stashed in the overhead parcel racks.
With so many world-renowned wineries and vineyards right outside city limits, adding a day or two to explore Napa Valley is a great getaway for all kinds of San Francisco groups. And whenever there’s alcohol involved, renting a shuttle and letting someone else handle the driving is always a good idea. Plus, with a private wine country tour shuttle from GOGO Charters, your wine connoisseurs call the shots—you set the route and the itinerary, and your driver will ensure everyone arrives all together and all at once, no matter what.
No matter what travel plans you have in mind, GOGO Charters is here to ease your group transportation in and around San Francisco—from Silicon Valley to Golden Gate Park. Our 24/7 team is happy to help with any stage of the rental process—from walking you through the best motorcoach models for different kinds of trips to offering a free, no-obligation quote for your personalized San Francisco bus rental!
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GOGO Charters specializes in custom bus rentals with personalized routes, itineraries, and fleets tailored to your trip’s details. In other words, our rental plans aren’t one-size-fits-all—so neither is our pricing. The total cost of your charter bus rental will depend on a variety of factors, including distance traveled, number of passengers, time of year, what amenities are aboard your bus, and more.
That being said, the best way to know how much your San Francisco bus rental will cost is to call 415-462-2870 for a free transportation quote. Our 24/7 reservation team is always available to work through your trip’s details, and there is no obligation to book with us once you receive your quote. If you like what you hear, we can have your motorcoach rental ready within hours!
With its close proximity to tech and business hubs, San Francisco residents are used to long commutes into Silicon Valley, San Jose, and Santa Clara. And while public transportation is an affordable and accessible option for many employees, it’s not exactly flexible or comfortable.
Grant your team the best of both worlds by establishing an employee shuttle service! Your private corporate shuttle will operate on a route and schedule that suits your company’s hours and will only service your employees, granting a private ride to work without the need to transfer buses or trains. And with onboard amenities like free WiFi, personal power outlets, and plenty of storage space, every passenger can catch up on emails, stream podcasts, recharge their devices, and store their backpacks or briefcases out of the way. Book a San Francisco commuter shuttle service, and your workforce is sure to arrive at the office refreshed and ready to get to work.
Planning a sightseeing vacation, family reunion, or private event? Whether you’re traveling with history buffs, foodies, or art enthusiasts, San Francisco has something for every private group! No matter what draws you to the Bay Area, one thing is certain—setting up carpools, driving in unfamiliar traffic patterns, or navigating a new public transit system can slow down your getaway’s momentum and cause unnecessary tension.
Leave the transportation logistics to the professionals and let GOGO Charters take the wheel! Whether it’s a full-sized charter bus for a road trip down the Pacific Coast or a zippy minibus for a budget-friendly museum-hop across the city, we’ll connect you with the perfect coach to keep everyone together between here and there. With a pro driver at the helm and plenty of comfortable amenities like full climate control and an entertainment system, your passengers will focus less on the stressors of travel and more on enjoying all that the Bay Area has to offer.
With over 50 recognized neighborhoods within city limits, San Francisco’s variety of niches, cultures, and attractions make it the perfect destination for visitors of all walks of life. Once you’ve crossed “see the Golden Gate Bridge” off your list, it’s time to venture into some of the city’s other notable hotspots! Narrowing down the wide array of sights and experiences can be daunting, especially for first-timers, so here are some of the best San Francisco neighborhoods to tour for getting a better feel of the city.
Beaux-style government buildings and performing arts venues are this districts’ defining features. Take a tour of the stately golf-leafed City Hall, watch in awe as the San Francisco Ballet performs at the War Memorial Opera House, or visit the Asian Art Museum. Whether you’re in the area to catch a play, jazz jam, or chamber ensemble at the historic theaters and concert halls, or simply take in the beauty of the buildings themselves, Civic Center will not disappoint.
Wedged between Golden Gate Park and Hayes Valley, this neighborhood features well-preserved Victorian homes with colorful decorations and character, including the former abode of the Grateful Dead. Come explore the epicenter of San Francisco’s hippie counterculture by perusing this district’s hole-in-the-wall record stores, comedy clubs, and coffee houses.
With nautical shops and restaurants abounding, as well as access to watery expeditions for all, it’s no wonder this neighborhood is San Francisco’s most-visited and well-known tourist attraction (besides the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, of course). First-time San Fran visitors will not want to miss posing for a picture with Pier 39’s resident sea lion colony, admiring the ocean views from the end of the Hyde Street Pier, touring the decommissioned WWII submarine USS Pampanito, and more!
This neighborhood has been considered a mecca for gay activism and culture since the 1960s. Be sure to check out the historic Castro Theater, one of the only theaters in the world that can accurately reproduce the silent film experience. Learn more about Harvey Milk— SF’s first openly gay elected official and prolific Castro community activist— by reading the commemorative plaques throughout the district’s plaza of his namesake, paying your respects to the community’s founders at the GLBT History Museum, or contributing to present-day equality efforts at the Human Rights Action Center and Store.
One of the most iconic neighborhoods in town, this district is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest one outside the Asian continent. For an immersive deep-dive into local culture and cuisine, wander through the authentic Chinese produce and meat markets along Stockton Street, where locals often buy their groceries. If your tour group is short on time, however, a stroll down Grant Avenue should suffice, as long as you take the time to admire the ornamental lamp posts, red lanterns, and traditional architecture along the way.
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