Perfectly positioned in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara offers a small-town feel just 15 minutes from San Jose and an hour from San Francisco. If you need to be in the Bay Area for work or you’re taking a tour of Northern California, Santa Clara provides a great home base where you can relax and escape the San Francisco rush.
Planning to visit Santa Clara or the rest of the Bay Area with a large group? Don’t worry about finding enough rideshares or rental cars to take all of you up and down the 101. Call GOGO Charters at 408-849-4440 and book a charter bus that can keep your entire group together no matter where you’re going in Northern California.
Here are just a few of the companies that have trusted us with their group transportation needs.
Our charter bus company rents coaches and minibuses with guaranteed climate control and optional features like reclining seats, power outlets and TVs with DVD players. If you’re traveling with a school group, you can request free WiFi so your students can complete assignments on their tablets or stream music on their phones.
Full-size charter buses also have storage space beneath the bus, making them ideal for sports teams who need to stash balls, nets, or racquets. Just looking for a quick shuttle to take your wedding party to the ceremony? An 18-passenger minibus may suit your needs perfectly. When you call GOGO Charters, we’ll help you find the bus that’s right for your group.
Although one of Santa Clara’s biggest selling points is its proximity to San Francisco, the city has several attractions of its own that draw in visitors from across the Bay Area. Here are some of the most popular group-friendly destinations you can find in Santa Clara:
This theme park features intense roller coasters like Flight Deck and the aptly named Demon as well as more family-friendly coasters like the Woodstock Express. Don’t worry if coasters aren’t your style, though—your youth group or scouting troop can spend the day on less intense rides like Thunder Raceway, the Celebration Swings, and Mass Effect: New Earth. If you’re visiting in summer, set aside time to race down the waterslides and tube rides at the Great America water park.
Address: 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Bus parking: Parking for tour buses is free. The bus can drop you off at 4911 Great America Parkway before finding a spot in the theme park’s lot.
A cultural cornerstone of Santa Clara, the Triton Museum showcases contemporary artists, especially those with ties to the Bay Area. You may see exhibitions about the experience of African American, Japanese, or Mexican artists in Northern California or catch a selection of modern prints from the museum’s permanent collection. This museum is also free, so you don’t have to worry about how much it’ll cost to bring your entire group.
Address: 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Bus parking: The Museum provides free parking in its lot.
You can’t go to Silicon Valley without learning about computers, right? This intriguing museum shows how silicon chips are made and just how clean and automated Intel’s factories have to be to keep the chips working. But you won’t only learn about Intel’s products from a distance—you’ll also get to engage in interactive activities in the Learning Lab.
You can request a special field trip program for your girls’ coding group or a guided tour for your adult tour group by calling 408-765-5050 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Adult groups can also take a self-guided tour with no reservation needed.
Address: 2200 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Bus parking: The museum has designated parking, but if it fills up, your charter bus can drop you off and return to pick you up at the end of your visit.
The Triton Museum of Art and the Intel Museum mentioned above both welcome field trips, but GOGO Charters can also help your class reach educational destinations throughout the Bay Area. If you want to visit the Computer History Museum in Mountain View or The Science Factory in San Jose, rent a coach with plush, reclining seats to get your class there more comfortably.
Going all the way to the Children’s Creativity Museum, Chinatown, or Alcatraz in San Francisco? You don’t want to deal with 50 bored children on an un-airconditioned school bus. Charter buses not only have climate control but also feature free WiFi and TVs with DVD players. Put on a movie, ask your kids to complete online activities, or just let them listen to music until you reach SF.
GOGO Charters can easily transport your group of college-bound seniors to Santa Clara University, a Jesuit college in the center of the city. Don’t worry about your kids piling into carpools with each other and getting lost or becoming distracted while driving. A minibus will keep everyone together until you reach this beautiful campus that boasts a 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
Santa Clara blends a commitment to innovative technology (it is in Silicon Valley, after all) with an equally strong commitment to leaving the world a better place that comes from its Jesuit heritage. The university is also known for its sports programs, especially its women’s soccer program.
Address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Where to book your tour: https://ugrdslate.scu.edu/portal/visitscu
Bus parking: When you book your tour, you’ll receive free parking on the third floor of the parking structure. Minibuses should be able to fit, but if your charter bus can’t, let the admissions office know so they can provide instructions.
Santa Clara’s home team is The University of Santa Clara Broncos, who play a variety of sports, including basketball, baseball, tennis, and soccer. The campus has limited parking, so it may be a good idea to have your charter bus drop you off at Stanton Soccer Field or the Leavey Center before the game begins.
Address: Stanton Soccer Field, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Address: Leavey Event Center, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Home of the San Francisco 49ers
Address: 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054
If you’re getting married in the Bay Area, Santa Clara’s wedding venues offer a welcome alternative to San Francisco’s higher-priced hotspots. Check out the Santa Clara Marriott, the historic Jamison-Brown House behind the Triton Art Museum, and the Adobe Lounge at Santa Clara University for your celebration in Northern California.
If you have guests coming from out of town, they may be a little overwhelmed by the Bay Area’s packed interstates and expensive rideshares. Save your relatives some stress by booking a shuttle bus to take them from their hotel to your ceremony and reception. Once the reception ends, the bus will whisk everyone back to the hotel so you don’t have to worry about who does or doesn’t have a DD.
Santa Clara has several event venues that can host conferences, trade shows, and large meetings. If you need transportation from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to your hotel, rent a bus so your entire department can stick together and no one has to worry about finding a taxi or rideshare. You can also request power outlets and free WiFi so you won’t get behind on emails during your drive to the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Since San Francisco lies only an hour away from Santa Clara, it’s common for schools in Santa Clara to head to SF for field trips and for businesses to attend meetings or conferences there. If you need safe transportation from Santa Clara to San Francisco that ensures everyone will arrive at the same time, try a charter bus from GOGO Charters. One of the professional drivers in our network will battle Northern California’s traffic while you sit back in a reclining seat and read a book or scroll through your phone.
GOGO Charters can also provide recurring shuttle service for employees going from Santa Clara to tech campuses in Silicon Valley. Just call our shuttle reservation specialists at 1-844-897-5201 and let them know what size of bus you need, whether you need it on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, and what route it should follow. We’ll pick your employees up from designated stops or from the train station so they can relax for the entire ride and still get to the office on time. You can even request electrical outlets and free WiFi to ensure your coworkers don’t run out of power or data before they arrive at work.
We take into account a lot of factors when determining the cost of your charter bus rental in Santa Clara: your starting and ending cities, how far you have to travel, how many people you’re bringing with you, and what time of year you’re traveling, to name a few. Our pricing guide provides a more detailed breakdown of how we figure out your final cost.
If you’d like an exact quote, you can get one for free and with no obligation to book by calling us at 408-849-4440. Our reservation experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give you a personalized estimate.
Whether you’re attending an event in Silicon Valley, touring the Triton Museum of Art, or taking a group of kids to California’s Great America, GOGO Charters can help you get around Santa Clara without losing anyone from your group or scrambling to find rideshares. If you’re planning to travel a little farther, a charter bus provides a comfortable and low-stress way to reach Balboa Park, the Castro and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Give us a call at 408-849-4440 so we can find the perfect charter bus for your trip around the Bay Area.
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