San Francisco Charter Bus Parking Guide

San Francisco is one of the most-visited cities in the country, with more than 23 million visitors annually. As you plan a group trip to the Bay Area, book a San Francisco charter bus rental with GOGO Charters. Book a private shuttle for a San Francisco-area wine tour or reserve a group ride for another special occasion around the Bay Area.

The GOGO Charters team helps you organize point-to-point transportation, including where to load and park your charter bus in San Francisco. Call 415-462-2870 at any time to book a charter bus in San Francisco and keep reading to learn more about helpful parking and loading information around the Bay Area!

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Where to Park a Charter Bus in San Francisco


Finding San Francisco charter bus parking can seem daunting at first. Don’t worry, we've got you covered! Several oversized parking locations are scattered throughout the city, including at major landmarks and attractions. We’ve compiled a few loading and parking areas in San Francisco based on the attraction.

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Loading a San Francisco Charter Bus Rental at Golden Gate Bridge

If you’re booking a charter bus to visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll find designated bus parking at the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza at the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center. This parking area can be exceptionally busy and is not suitable for long-term parking.

Loading a San Francisco Bus Rental at Golden Gate Park

Whether you’re booking a San Francisco school field trip charter bus to the California Academy of Sciences or you need a private bus rental in the Bay Area for a group tour, you have to visit Golden Gate Park! When you book a charter bus to Golden Gate Park, paid parking can be found along Concourse Drive. Loading zones can also be found on the north side of JFK Drive near the Conservatory of Flowers and on the south side of JFK Drive near Nancy Pelosi Drive.

Loading a San Francisco Charter Bus at Oracle Park

Are you booking a San Francisco charter bus for your sports fans to attend a Giants game? Travel to Oracle Park for game day and reserve oversized parking in Lot A. Parking for your charter bus must be booked in advance alongside your group ticket options. Oversized parking is usually $80 - $100 on gameday.

Loading a San Francisco Bus Rental at PIER 39

As you travel to PIER 39 by charter bus, keep in mind that you cannot park your vehicle directly around the pier. Your group can be dropped off in designated passenger and taxi loading zones. Some metered street parking can be found on certain streets, including Mason Street and Beach Street, around Fisherman's Wharf.

Loading a San Francisco Charter Bus to Visit Alcatraz Island

If you’re renting a charter bus to visit Alcatraz Island, your group will be dropped off at the Alcatraz City Cruises departure point on PIER 33. On-site parking is not available at the cruise departure point. Your charter bus driver can drop your group off before finding metered street parking around Fisherman's Wharf.

Loading a Private Airport Shuttle at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Planning to fly into San Francisco for a special event? Travel through SFO and rely on GOGO Charters for easy ground transport to and from the airport. Charter bus pickup areas are located in courtyards at baggage claim/arrival areas at each terminal. A detailed map of charter bus courtyards can be found on the airport’s website.

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Overnight Parking for San Francisco Charter Bus Rentals

Overnight bus parking in San Francisco is prohibited on city roads or public lots. If you’re planning a multi-day trip and need to find overnight parking for your San Francisco charter bus rental, you’ll need to utilize Lot A at Oracle Park. The parking lot’s main entrance is located on Terry A Francois Boulevard. Oversized parking is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Daily pricing may vary.

If you’re planning a multi-day trip and plan to use the Mission Rock lot, be sure to book lodging accommodations for your charter bus driver. There are several comfortable and affordable hotels in nearby SoMa. Be sure to factor in your bus driver’s accommodations into the charter bus pricing for your trip.

San Francisco Charter Bus Restrictions and Rules

When you book a charter bus in San Francisco with GOGO Charters, you’ll have a team of professionals dedicated to a smooth travel experience. Although we’ll handle your transportation logistics, it's still important for your group to understand important tour bus guidelines in San Francisco. As your group loads locations throughout the Bay Area, be aware of the following rules and restrictions:

  • Only load in approved areas, which include tour bus exclusive loading zones at major landmarks.
  • Charter buses are not allowed to idle for more than 5 minutes.
  • Do not stop or load at SFMTA bus stops or commuter-only shuttle areas.
  • Try to avoid loading and parking in residential areas.
  • Oversized vehicles are prohibited on certain streets across San Francisco. A map of restricted streets can be found on the SFMTA site.

Your driver may have to adjust travel plans and routes to abide by these restrictions. Whenever it’s time to hop on and off your charter bus, be sure to have an efficient plan to ensure your bus doesn't have to occupy loading spaces at busy attractions.

Book a Charter Bus in San Francisco with GOGO Charters

A GOGO Charter representative will be here 24/7/365 to help you book the right type of charter bus rental in San Francisco. Call 415-462-2870 with your travel details to get a customized group transportation solution in the Bay Area. We’ll generate a customized San Francisco charter bus quote for your trip. Leave transportation logistics up to the professionals at GOGO Charters!

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