Austin Charter Bus

In addition to being the Lone Star State's capital, Austin is a city with a vibrant music, arts and tech scene.

Austin, the capital of Texas, is widely known as the “Live Music Capital of the World” and the “City of the Violet Crown.” It’s also one of the safest cities in the country and known as a clean-air city because of its strict no-smoking ordinances. Home to 912,000 people, it’s a center for music, film, technology, and a burgeoning food scene. Austin also has a reputation for being friendly to subculture, as noted by its unofficial slogan “Keep Austin Weird.” Whether you need an Austin party bus rental or a humble shuttle can, our staff can help you organize your next trip with ease.

The city of Austin is divided into several districts, including:

  • Downtown, the business center and home to many of the live music venues in Austin
  • North Central, an historic district full of cafes and residences
  • UT and the Drag, the artistic and student district
  • Northwest Austin, where upscale shopping meets technology

Here are just a few of the sights you can see when you book a charter bus rental in Austin.

Places to visit on a Charter Bus in Austin

Austin is famous for its live music, and hosts a wealth of music festivals each year. From SXSW to Chaos in Tejas to the Austin City Limits festival, there’s always new music happening in Austin. The city also holds a number of film festivals each year, from shows at the Alamo Drafthouse to the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival and the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival.

While much of the city is friendly to foot traffic or bike, the most comfortable way to see the city sights is by bus rental in Austin. Whether you’re in Austin for one of Austin’s many music and film festivals, or visiting to enjoy the nearby kayaking and hiking opportunities, Austin has something for everyone — and Metropolitan Shuttle can help you see it all.

LBJ Presidential Library

Located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, the LBJ Presidential Library is one of thirteen presidential libraries nationwide. The library was dedicated in May of 1971 by President Richard Nixon, and occupies fourteen acres. The library features year-round viewing of its documents and exhibits, drawing thousands of tourists each year. Visitors can view a replica of the Oval Office, and over forty-five million pages of historical documents. History buffs recommend blocking out about three hours to see all the LBJ Presidential Library has to offer.

Mount Bonnell

Also known as Covert Park, Mount Bonnell has been a magnet for tourists since the 1850s. From here, you can look down on a beautiful view of the city of Austin and the nearby lake. There’s a walking trail and a set of stairs for easy climbing to the point, and the sunsets from Mount Bonnell are reputed as second to none. Mount Bonnell is popular with hikers, photographers, and those looking to get out into nature for awhile. Mount Bonnell is only a nineteen minutes from downtown by charter bus rental.

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Take a minibus rental to Austin and see “the story of Texas.” Dedicated to state history, the Bullock Texas State History Museum promises to be paradise for history buffs and casual enthusiasts alike. Established in 2001, the $80 million museum features three floors of exhibits, named “Land,” “Identity” and “Opportunity.” There’s also an IMAX theater showing a film called “Star of Destiny,” about the history of the Lone Star state. Other features (past and present) include an exhibition on Stevie Ray Vaughn, the work of Daniel Johnston, and education programs for students.


The Thinkery, a children’s museum, was once a traveling exhibit without a permanent home. Since 1983, the Thinkery has been entertaining, educating, and engaging children with sensory exercises, engineering projects, and more. The Thinkery finally settled on a storefront location in 1987, but has remained mobile, changing locations twice since. The Thinkery’s exhibits include a kitchen lab, a light lab, workshops, and programs to encourage kids to build and create. The Thinkery is the perfect destination for educators to book a school bus rental in Austin.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

Just next to Zilker Park is the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, dedicated to the work of sculptor Charles Umlauf. Umlauf (1911-1994) was a master of abstract sculpture who found himself employed by the WPA Federal Art Project during the Depression and later went on to teach art school at the University of Texas in Austin. His home and work was donated to the city upon his death, and was turned into the sculpture garden and museum afterward. Make a day of it, book a minibus rental in Austin, and relax and enjoy the turtle pond in between viewing the sculptures.

One of the major events in Austin is South by Southwest or SXSW, an annual series of music, film, and interactive media conferences that attracts participants from all over the world.

Ready to get a quote for a Shuttle Bus Rental in Austin?

Metropolitan Shuttle is an experienced reservation service for charter buses. We specialize in finding you vehicles from the best charter bus companies in Austin and many other cities around the country. Whether you’re visiting Austin or have lived here all your life, Metropolitan Shuttle can solve your transportation needs. Want to learn more about how to rent a bus in Austin? Call us at 1-866-556-3545 or contact us today for a free quote.


Here's what some of our customers had to say about our service: Here's what some of our customer had to say about our service:

“The bus trip was perfect. I received many comments from the attendees about how convenient the service was for our trip. I believe during our future Yankees excursions we will use your service and keep you in mind for others. Thanks!!”

Columbia University Business School

“When the Department tasked your company to come up with drivers, vans & buses to support the G20 summit on such short notice, you not only met that challenge, but were resourceful in getting us photos and bio data needed to meet the security requirements. (We have a total of 44 drivers) with only 8 DOS drivers as well as all the vehicles needed – this is indeed an accomplishment!”

G20 Summit

“I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for the great service you gave the St. David Show Choir during our recent visit to California. The buses were always nice and prompt and the bus drivers were very courteous, We hope to use your company on future visits. Thank you again.”

St. David Arizona Show Choir

“Thank you for all of your help during the past few weeks. We couldn’t have made it through L.A. Screenings … without you!”

Sony Pictures Television International

“Thank you for your kind assistance to the Office of Homeland Security. It was a pleasure working with you.”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“I am an attorney and the coordinator for a golf trip for our firm’s clients in Birmingham.  I was recently left in a bind with another transportation company at the last minute.  I called Metropolitan and reached Nevin.  He immediately took care of me and rectified the situation – he responded to everything quickly, got everything I needed arranged, and had a great personality while doing it.  I just wanted to drop a note since customer service can be such unrewarding work as I feel that people are quicker to point out the negatives rather than the positives in this business.  Nevin did a job well done.”

Hennessy & Roach, P.C.

“Thank you, thus far, for your shuttle services from Morehouse School of Medicine to Grady Memorial Hospital. We have received numerous of compliments of vehicles as well as time efficiency. I kindly request for shuttle driver, Isaac, to frequently transport us to our locations. He is a careful and professional driver with extensive knowledge of the downtown Atlanta area as well as familiar with our time schedule and route. Again, thank you for your services.”

Morehouse School of Medicine

“Everything went off without a hitch. Your limos and buses were perfect, and very accommodating given the flexibility we needed with the rain. By all means, I won’t hesitate to call you for anything we need or refer my friends for anything they may need in the future.”

Private event

“Things went superbly; words cannot describe how amazing things went. This was my first year to act as Social Chair and put large groups like this and then move them for a night of fun. But ya’ll helped so much with finding the extra buses I needed in such a small time, I didn’t think it could be done but ya’ll proved me wrong. Andy kept me updated and helped out more than was necessary and was right on top of everything. He helped me understand what would be needed and expected and I hope that everything on our side went well. The service was great; the bus drivers introduced themselves, gave me cell phone numbers, and were very friendly to everyone that rode. Then we were off and everything ran smoothly. I cannot stress how grateful I am and how amazing the buses were, everything went better than planned. Thank you so much for the service and you went above and beyond our standards, you have a great company and we will definitely use you in the future… maybe with a little more time to spare (haha). Thank you again and if there was anything that [you] were concerned about on our part, please let me know so I can make changes in the future.”

Oklahoma State University

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support in coordinating the bus transportation for our employee meetings… As I mentioned to you when I first contacted Metropolitan, the drivers were late the last two years but this year, thanks to you, your driver Eric was at the facility earlier than the designated time. Because of this, our employees arrived at our main plant in a timely manner and the meetings started very promptly.”

Palladon Iron Corporation

“I wanted to thank and compliment you, your company, and most of all, your driver. Your response to our request for a quote was fast and efficient. You showed both courteous and professional service. We had already had scheduled and paid for our trip with another bus service when they cancelled three days prior to our service date. You got us back “on track” within hours of that cancellations at a competitive price. Your driver was exceptional. He was dressed in a well pressed suit, courteous beyond belief, and a excellent and safe driver. You have won all our future business.”

Hinsdale Cub Scouts

“I really appreciate the fact that you understood my concern about the driver being on-time. I was really worried that 2008 would be a repeat of 2006 and 2007 but thanks to you, everything went smoothly. I can assure you that I’ll call Metropolitan again in 2009. Thank you again for your outstanding work on this request. I enjoy working with people who pay attention to details and who make it a point to provide good customer service. You scored very high on both counts! Have a great day.”

Trojan Battery

“It was awesome. Our driver was exceptional and our bus exceeded expectations. Thanks for all your assistance and we will use you again in the future.”

Glazier Foods

“Your professionalism is greatly appreciated. It’s always a pleasure to work with  Metropolitan Shuttle!”

Mercury Marketing Resources, Inc.

“Thank you for the good service provided by Yvan last Saturday in NY. On time, friendly, clean bus…we shall surely recommend your company to others as the occasion arises.”

Hon. Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Illinois & Indiana

I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with our event this past weekend. The drivers were prompt and courteous and I received more than 1 compliment about them from the graduates, especially Glenn, whom the riders found very amusing.

They were fantastic at communicating with me and making sure that we were all on the same page and I am looking forwarding to booking your company for my next event.

Red Lion-Concordia University

“We had a wonderful time this weekend and it couldn’t have happened without great transportation. I had no references and got your co. from a Google Search and we were very pleased. The driver was early, the bus was nice and clean and Danny our driver was very good and personable. Based on my experience I would use Metropolitan again and recommend to my friends.”

Spread the Word Ministries

“I didn’t want the week to end without getting I touch with you to let you know in writing how satisfied we were with everything from beginning to end… your professionalism, our changes and your willingness to accommodate them. The bus was beautiful.  Mr. Thomas, our driver was fantastic.  A total professional.  Everyone raved about how wonderful he was.  How well he managed the high volume of traffic in Manhattan on the day of our trip.  He got our group here from NY to PA happy, safe and in good time… We are planning our next event and are looking at the logistics involved of shuttling guests every hour on the hour for a 24-hour period from the NJ transit station to our next locale.  We are keeping Metropolitan Shuttle at the top of our list for all our future transportation needs.”

The Shuttah Group

The service provided was excellent. We did not have any complaints with Bus that was provided or the drivers. There was a very high level of professionalism being exemplified by the office team (Chanel) and the drivers. I would highly recommend Metropolitan Shuttle to other clients. The level of service deserves 5 stars. Thanks again!

MHI Inc.