Party Bus Rental San Diego

San Diego, California

Home to 1.3 million people, San Diego is the second-largest city in California, famous for its beaches, universities, and diverse natural beauty. San Diego is also known for its proximity to Tijuana and its relaxed, laid-back atmosphere compared to the rest of Southern California.

As you might expect, the weather is fine just about any time of year, with temperatures around 74 degrees almost year round. Tourists and locals alike enjoy surfing, boating, rock climbing, kayaking, scuba diving, and whale watching. While there are many charter bus companies in San Diego, Metropolitan Shuttle is the one that can accommodate your plans no matter the size of your group. You can see the types of our vehicles and charter bus prices.

San Diego breaks down into several neighborhoods, including:

  • Downtown, the hub of business and tourist attractions
  • Balboa Park-Hillcrest, home to the museums, cafes, and the San Diego Zoo
  • Old Town-Mission Valley, the city’s historic district and hub of Mexican culture
  • Mission Beach-Pacific Beach, where you can find all the beach activities and nightlife
  • La Jolla, home to USCD and numerous beautiful beaches

There’s so much to do and see in the city, it would take months to see it all. But here are a few highlights to get you started on your San Diego adventure.

USS Midway Museum

One of the most unique museums in the world, the Midway Museum is the actual USS Midway, which served for 47 years (from Vietnam through Desert Storm) was the largest ship in the world until 1955. Decommissioned in 1992, the Midway is now a floating museum, employing 13,000 members and sixty locations available for self-guided audio tours. The Midway hosts thousands of students for field trips each year, making it a great destination for a school bus rental in San Diego. Other exhibits in the museum include aircraft (which visitors can climb aboard), flight simulators, videos, and more.

San Diego Zoo

Book a minibus rental in San Diego and head for one of the most popular zoos in the world, the San Diego Zoo is perhaps most famous for housing and breeding the giant panda. But the zoo houses over 3,700 other animals and over 650 species on its 100-acre grounds. Exhibits include the Monkey Trails and Forest Tales, the Owens and Scripps Aviaries, the Panda Trek, the Urban Jungle, the Polar Bear Plunge, the Elephant Odyssey, Absolutely Apes, and much more. One of the more unique features of the San Diego Zoo is the Skyfari, a gondola lift in which visitors can catch an aerial view of the zoo from high above. The San Diego Zoo is devoted to conservation efforts and raises and houses endangered species such as California condors, African black rhinos, and over a hundred others.

La Jolla Cave

Accessible by water (kayak or boat rental) from La Jolla Cove, or on foot for a $5 fee, the La Jolla Caves are a rare treasure. From here, you can see California sea lions up close and personal, chill out on the beach, or explore tidal pools. Local scuba and snorkel clubs offer guided classes and tours in the summer, and experienced locals can guide visitors around the awe-inspiring caves. Just be prepared to get wet — the crashing waves are bound to spray you with seawater. The La Jolla Caves are not for the claustrophobic (the trip down is through a dark underground tunnel), but the view is work it. Because parking can be a challenge, a tour bus rental is perfect for this San Diego landmark.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Nature lovers rejoice! Torrey Pines is two thousand acres of coastal state park. Gather your friends and book a shuttle bus rental for this sprawling San Diego spectacle. Bordered by a golf course on one side and the city of Del Mar on the other, the reserve boasts cliffs that overlook the beach and all manner of wildlife, including bobcats, foxes, coyotes, and rabbits. There are miles of trails for hikers, and a museum atop the hill for history enthusiasts. At certain times of year, it’s even possible to watch whale migrations from the cliffs overlooking Torrey Pines State Beach.

SeaWorld San Diego

True fans of marine life can also check out SeaWorld San Diego, which combines the appeal of a theme park, aquarium, and marine mammal park in one place. SeaWorld features animal habitats, rides, shows, events, and unique experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. Visitors can watch live shows featuring dolphins, sea lions, exotic birds, and killer whales. In between shows, relax on the Bayside Skyride, a gondola ride that travels on a six-minute journey over the park. Afterward, you can check out the penguins and beluga whales, or have shrimp and fresh fruit at Pineapple Pete’s Island Eats.

San Diego Party Bus Rentals

Metropolitan Shuttle is one of the most reputable providers of charter buses in San Diego. Big or small group, we have the experience and resources to solve your transportation needs. If you’re interested in a bus rental in the San Diego area, we’re here to help. 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.