Countless groups traveling in Washington DC have trusted DC Charter Bus Company for efficient, safe, and comfortable transportation. We specialize in providing personalized charter bus rental services for events like private groups tours, business conferences, university events, weddings, and sporting events. Even if you’re flying into town, DC Charter Bus Company has access to private airport shuttles of all sizes for your group. Wherever you’re traveling in DC and whatever the occasion may be, we’ll make sure your travel needs are met.
Charter buses are also referred to as motorcoaches or coach buses and are popular rental options for large-scale events like companywide outings and school trips. A charter bus rental usually accommodates 55 to 56 passengers and includes spacious storage like luggage bays beneath the vehicle and overhead compartments for easy access. Each full-size charter bus rental includes onboard restrooms and comfortable reclining seats but can also be equipped with amenities like WiFi, power outlets, and TVs with DVD players.
Minibus rentals are best for small- and medium-sized groups that don’t need a full-size charter bus rental. Passenger capacity varies depending on the model of the vehicle and ranges from 18 to 25 passengers. Minibuses are often booked for occasions like airport transfers, group tours, nights out on the town, and short-distance travel. Although minibuses don’t have onboard restrooms, they can still include comfortable amenities like plush seats, WiFi, and TVs with DVD players.
Is your local DC sports team traveling out of town for an away game? Make your trip better with a comfortable charter bus rental! With a full-size charter bus, you won’t have to second-guess having enough space for all of your equipment. Are you a group of Wizards or Nationals fans instead? We’ve got your post-tailgate transportation covered to Nationals Park, Capital One Arena, and FedExField.Learn More
The Nation’s Capital has a long list of beautiful, historic venues that are perfect for planning a DC dream wedding. After a long planning process, you’ll want to make sure every guest arrives on time to enjoy the whole event! Reserve a wedding shuttle service around DC to keep your big day running like clockwork.Learn More
As a major political and business hub, having efficient corporate transportation around DC is a must. DC Charter Bus Company has organized corporate shuttles for companies of all sizes and business events of all scales. Your dedicated rental expert will organize a recurring shuttle service with sleek charter buses equipped with amenities like WiFi and power outlets for your business group.Learn More
With so many museums and monuments, Washington DC is a top spot for academic field trips. Plan a field trip for your school, community organization, youth group, or scout troop with a comfortable and safe charter bus rental. DC Charter Bus Company can also handle transportation for campus tours, university shuttles, and collegiate formal events across the metro area.Learn More
Renting a charter bus is one of the best ways to travel around DC for private events like celebrations, rallies, volunteer events, social gatherings, and family reunions. With a professional driver and spacious charter bus rental, your group can spend more time together rather than battling DC traffic in separate vehicles.Learn More
Rather than booking a pre-scheduled tour with a DC company, consider organizing your own private tour of the US Capital City. Organizing a private group tour will give your group the freedom to travel where you want and when you want. Create your itinerary and leave the transportation up to DC Charter Bus Company for every stop of your tour.Learn More
Washington DC has so much to see and do, which makes it difficult to narrow down what to add to your group trip itinerary. DC is home to 74 designated National Historic Landmarks, 600 listings from the National Register of Historic Places, and more than 80 museums—so you’ve got plenty to choose from!
If you need help narrowing down your choices, we’re here to help! Keep reading to learn more about Washington DC’s top sights that you can visit on your private charter bus rental.
You can’t visit Washington DC without visiting the most famous green space in the city, the National Mall. This 1.8-mile rectangular greenspace is located in the heart of DC between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. Many of DC’s most famous museums, memorials, and monuments line the mall, making it a popular first stop for many tourists. Walking the mall is one of the best ways to see the area, so be sure to put on comfy shoes. Most pathways throughout the mall are paved and accessible for visitors with mobility devices. Charter bus drop-off and pick-up areas are located in designated areas on streets surrounding the mall.
Visiting the US Capitol Building is a unique experience where you can witness lawmakers at work, tour a crypt initially built for George Washington and marvel at the beautiful murals adorning the inside of the 96-foot rotunda. Touring the Capitol is an exceptionally popular option for groups, which means you’ll want to make a ticket reservation well in advance. Reservations are not required for groups smaller than 15 participants, but they’re highly recommended. If your group has over 15 visitors, you’ll be required to make a reservation.
The Smithsonian Institution is affiliated with 17 major museums in Washington DC, including spots like the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the National Gallery of Art. You can easily spend at least 2 hours in each museum, so you’ll want to get together with your group and pick a few museums that appeal the most to you. Before starting your museum hop, consider stopping at the Smithsonian Institution Building (sometimes called “The Castle'') to snap photos of the beautiful architecture and get more information about museums at the Smithsonian Visitor Center.
Not only is Washington DC home to world-class museums and an endless number of historic attractions, but it’s also home to the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library by collection size. At over 200 years old, the Library of Congress is also the country’s oldest federally run cultural institution. The Library of Congress houses more than 170 million items, including Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 Map of the World, the first rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, and a vellum copy of the Gutenberg Bible. The library boasts impressive architecture, beautiful murals, and intricate mosaics for visitors interested in art and design.
If your group is getting tired of the crowds at DC’s center, consider traveling up to the US National Arboretum. The 412-acre green space is located on the Anacostia River in Northeast Washington and is the perfect place to get a breath of fresh air among lush greenery. Collection highlights include the bonsai exhibit, azaleas gardens, and the cherry blossom trees during the spring bloom. One of the most photographed locations at the arboretum is the National Capitol Columns, a set of 22 Corinthian columns that supported the U.S. Capitol from 1828 to 1958. The arboretum offers a variety of educational programs for school field trips and youth groups.
Nationals Park is home to the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team and holds the title of being the first LEED-certified sports stadium in the country. The ballpark offers waterfront views of the Anacostia River and visitors often say there’s no bad seat in the house! Groups of sports fans can qualify for ticket discounts during game day or even book a ballpark tour during non-game days and the off-season.
The National Zoo was established in 1889 and is one of the oldest zoological parks in the country. The zoo is home to over 2,00 animals that represent around 400 species, including giant pandas, orangutans, western lowland gorillas, Asian elephants, and sloth bears. Like with the other Smithsonian institutions, visiting the National Zoo is free and a fun time for visitors of all ages. Although entrance to the zoo is free, you will need to secure entry passes in advance.
The US Holocaust Museum is one of the most thought-provoking institutions in Washington DC. It serves to preserve, document, study, and educate visitors about Holocaust history. The building houses 4 floors of exhibits that house records, artifacts, and videos that tell the stories of victims and survivors. Even though the US Holocaust Museum is located near the National Mall, it’s not a Smithsonian Museum. The museum is still free to the public but entry passes are required. Keep in mind that the museum explores heavy topics and is recommended for visitors ages 11 and older. (Image credit)
District Wharf is often referred to as “The Wharf '' and is a mixed-use complex on the southwest side of the Washington Channel. It’s the perfect place to grab a fresh seafood dinner, enjoy the sunset off the water, and enjoy live music at waterfront venues. The Wharf is also home to the Municipal Fish Market, the country’s oldest continuously-operating fish market that dates back to 1805. The Wharf is particularly beautiful in the evening as the waterfront is illuminated by twinkling lights.
If you’re a group of performing arts lovers, a visit to Washington DC isn’t complete without visiting the JFK Center. The center sits in a picturesque location on the Potomac River and houses 3 performance spaces that host more than 2,000 events a year. You’ll find everything from local concerts to Broadway performances like Cats, Mean Girls, and Hamilton. Groups of 20 or more can qualify for group ticket discounts for select performances.
Washington DC is home to around 131 distinct neighborhoods packed with historic buildings, unique attractions, local shops, and a variety of experiences to enjoy. Exploring DC beyond the National Mall, museums, and monuments is one of the best ways to truly experience the city.
Need inspiration for what areas to explore during your DC trip? Keep on reading to learn more about the neighborhoods you can explore in your private DC charter bus rental!
Capitol Hill is often associated with the National Mall, U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, and DC’s many monuments and Smithsonian museums. Grab local food and produce at the historic Eastern Market, catch a play at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and stroll among the greenery in the U.S. Botanic Garden. The area is a short distance from the National Mall and an easy walk or charter bus ride away.
Georgetown is one of the oldest established neighborhoods in Washington DC and is actually older than the city itself. This neighborhood’s streets are lined with historic Federal-style estates like the Dumbarton House and Tudor Place House. Georgetown is a great spot to wine and dine at local seafood restaurants on the Potomac River. The neighborhood is also home to prestigious Georgetown University, which has a gorgeous campus that’s worth a visit for all tourists.
DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood is located just south of Capitol Hill on the Anacostia River. Learn about maritime history in the U.S. Navy Museum, catch a baseball game at Nationals Park, and watch the ships float by from The Yards. With all of its sports bars and local eateries, Navy Yard is also a popular spot to grab a casual bite to eat. Get a plate of raw oysters at The Salt Line or have Mexican fare and margaritas at Mission - Navy Yard.
The Dupont Circle neighborhood is named for the famed traffic circle with a white marble mountain located at the heart of the neighborhood. Architecture lovers have to make Massachusetts Avenue, aka Embassy Row, a must-visit location. Art lovers should also make it a priority to tour The Phillips Collection, an art museum with an impressive collection of work from European and American artists like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, El Greco, Georgia O’ Keeffe, and, Mark Rothko. Dupont Circle is also a prime spot to grab a recharge at local cafes like Emissary or grab a drink at The Lucky Bar. Be sure to also check out local eclectic bookstore Kramerbooks & Afterwords or catch a show at the underground DC Improv Comedy Club.
Adams Morgan is one of DC’s most trendy neighborhoods with buzzing nightlife, a vibrant live music scene, and a diverse mix of international restaurants. You’ll find Nepalese, Afghan, Mediterranean, Ethiopian, Italian, and American cuisine all located in Adams Morgan. No matter how varied your group’s tastes are, there’s something to satiate everyone’s hunger. If your group needs something to do late in the evening, enjoy live blues music and cozy atmosphere at locally loved Madam's Organ.
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