Ally Charter Bus offers a variety of group transportation options and has helped groups of all sizes travel in Washington D.C. and to other major cities in the northeast. Small groups that need professional shuttles for business events in D.C. can reserve a sleek 18-passenger minibus rental for executives and VIPs. Bigger groups traveling for Washington D.C. field trips to the National Air and Space Museum will have a comfortable ride in a 56-passenger charter bus rental. Charter bus rentals have plush seats, spacious cabins, and plenty of storage for school groups, long-distance tours, and sports teams. Whether you book a minibus or charter bus, your rental can come fully loaded with features like WiFi, charging ports, plush seating, flatscreen TVs, and onboard restrooms. Upgrade your group trip to D.C. with Ally Charter Bus today!
Are there any restrictions on charter buses in Washington D.C.?
Yes. Washington D.C. sees a lot of tourist traffic throughout the year, which means the city maintains heavy-handed motorcoach regulations for the sake of safety and traffic flow.
Before your Washington D.C. bus rental even departs, keep in mind that most motorcoaches will need a Trip Permit from the DMV. This permit should be kept with your charter bus driver at all times in case it needs to be presented to the proper authorities.
In addition to a Trip Permit, your driver should have an idea as to where your bus rental should and shouldn’t drive throughout the city. D.C. is full of historic neighborhoods with narrow streets—as well as government facilities with strict security—so it never hurts to cross-reference your itinerary to the D.C. Department of Transportation’s map of which routes buses can safely take, located online here and as a PDF version here.
If you or your bus driver have any questions or concerns about D.C. charter bus regulations, feel free to call the city’s motorcoach hotline at 1-855-67-BUSES (28737) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. From there, an official can offer the most up-to-date information on parking, routing, and permits.
Where can I park a charter bus in Washington D.C.?
Like we said before, motorcoach regulations are fairly strict in Washington D.C. That being said, the city offers some parking lots with bus-friendly spaces:
Fees for these lots range from $50 to $75 per vehicle, depending on the season. Keep in mind that parking fees will not be reflected in your Ally Charter Bus rental quote, and will need to be budgeted separately.
Additionally, some street parking spots around town can accommodate oversized vehicles like charter buses, including:
What is D.C. traffic like?
According to the TomTom Traffic Index, Washington D.C.’s traffic flow is highly dependent on the time of year. As a highly touristed town, D.C. expects tighter traffic around the summer months (May to August) and especially on federal holidays like July 4th.
Otherwise, travelers can avoid the worst commuter traffic between the city center and nearby places like Arlington and Alexandria by staying off the roads during evening rush hour—generally between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
What are the largest convention centers in Washington D.C.?
If you’re planning a large-scale convention, conference, or event in D.C., it’s likely you will be holding it at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The facility is the district’s largest meeting venue and boasts more than 2.3 million square feet of floor space. Other popular and bookable event spaces include the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center near the National Mall, most hotels within walking distance of downtown, and many of the Smithsonian museums after visitor hours.
What are the public transportation options in Washington D.C?
D.C. is home to a relatively robust public transit system, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA or “the Metro”) which includes public buses and light rails. There are many routes within the city limits that reach popular tourist destinations and business centers, as well as commuter rails that transfer between the suburbs in Virginia and Maryland.
Having a private charter bus rental is one of the best ways to travel for your next D.C. group tour. Pre-scheduled options with tour companies usually have strict schedules and your group may not be able to fully enjoy each destination. Ally Charter Bus offers flexible and personalized group transportation services so you travel on your own time with a personal driver. With a private Washington D.C. charter bus rental, you can build a customized itinerary and leave the transportation up to our team.
If you get tired of typical D.C. museums and memorials, hop on your charter bus rental and travel to these D.C. hidden gems:
The Renwick Gallery
Address: 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
The Watergate Hotel
Address: 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
National Portrait Gallery
Address: 8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 633-8111
Ally Charter Bus is here to provide safe transportation for schools and youth groups traveling to top National Mall museums or other Washington D.C. educational destinations. We’re committed to keeping every group safe during any and every trip. Schools and youth organizations will have a thoroughly maintained Washington D.C. charter bus rental operated by a professional, certified driver. Charter bus rentals can also come equipped with entertainment features like WiFi and flatscreen TVs to keep kids preoccupied in the event of notorious D..C gridlock.
The Ally Charter Bus team can also organize safe transportation for tours of D.C.’s many top universities. We’re well versed in booking transportation for campus tours, university events, sporting events, and student organization formals. Here are a few college campuses that we can help groups travel to with a private D.C. bus rental:
George Washington University
Address: 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202) 994-1000
Address: 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-0100
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 885-1000
Organizing a corporate event bus rental service in Washington D.C. has never been easier than with Ally Charter Bus. A private charter bus rental service can be booked for conferences, meetings, trade shows, and training events anywhere in Washington D.C. Just let our rental team know the business occasion, the size of your group, and your travel needs. We’ll book small groups of business executives a sleek minibus rental with WiFi and upgraded interiors. Our team can also organize large-scale conference shuttle services for events at major event spaces. We’ll work with you to build a fleet of charter bus rentals to pick up and drop off business travelers at D.C. business hotels and airports.
Reserve a charter bus rental service to these major Washington D.C. event venues:
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Address: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 249-3000
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-3200
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 312-1300
Are you looking for a wedding shuttle bus rental in Washington D.C.? Ally Charter Bus has access to the transportation you need for your wedding, bachelor and bachelorette party, or bridal shower. A charter bus rental can keep your wedding guests from feeling stressed before your event while dealing with Washington D.C. traffic and hectic roads. A professional driver or team of drivers will handle D.C. traffic so your guests can travel stress-free to your special day. Even if you need a group transportation option for a bachelor or bachelorette party bar hop, Ally Charter Bus has you covered with safe transportation around D.C.'s best nightlife spots.
With a private shuttle service, your guests can easily travel to the beautiful Washington D.C. wedding venues:
National Union Building
Address: 918 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Address: 748 Jackson Pl NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 218-4333
The Capitol View at 400
Address: 444 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 450-4618
Groups traveling by charter bus rental should take advantage of Washington D.C.’s central proximity and the flexibility of Ally Charter Bus’s services. Plan a fun, historic group tour of cities throughout the northeast or travel for a day trip from D.C. Visit nearby cities like Alexandria and Arlington or travel a few extra miles to Baltimore and Philadelphia. With a charter bus rental, your group can travel on their own time and enjoy destinations at their own pace.
These are just a few unique day trip destinations that Ally Charter Bus can help you visit from Washington D.C.:
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Address: 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 746-4570
Jellystone Park Recreation Center
Address: 2250 US-211 E, Luray, VA 22835
Phone: (540) 300-1697
Independence National Historical Park
Address: 143 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 965-2305
Ally Charter bus partners with local drivers that are certified to service government and military transportation needs. Our network includes professionals with the necessary clearances to transport government and military officials around Washington D.C. Fleets include unmarked and sleek charter bus rentals to discreetly transport personnel to and from offices, bases, or other locations around the district.
Are you traveling to Washington D.C. for the first time? D.C. is jam-packed with things to do and see, which can make organizing a first-time group trip overwhelming. Wherever you decide to travel in Washington D.C, Ally Charter Bus will be here for reliable transportation. As you navigate between destinations in Washington D.C., your charter bus driver will ensure you have a safe, efficient, and stress-free ride.
The National Mall is a central location in D.C. to start your group tour. The mall itself is a 2-mile strip of park located in the center of D.C. and is flanked by numerous famed monuments, museums, and memorials. It's one of the best places to go for a walk, snap postcard-worthy photos, take a break from walking around museums, or even have a picnic-style lunch on the grass.
Spend a few hours during your trip hopping between outdoor monuments and memorials. Visit famed memorials and monuments like the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and
Thomas Jefferson Memorial. If you plan to visit multiple locations, you may want to consider shuttling in your charter bus between locations, as some spots like the Thomas Jefferson Memorial can be a long walk for some visitors.
Washington D.C. is packed full of museums, with around a dozen along the National Mall alone. Most museums are Smiithoaian-affiliated and completely free to visit. If you plan to explore a few museums, pencil in at least 2 hours per museum (some locations may even warrant a 3-hour visit!) Top museums to visit include the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. If you have additional time, hop on your charter bus and head north of the National Mall to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.
Groups interested in getting a deeper look into iconic D.C. government buildings should consider booking a group tour. The U.S. Capitol, White House, Library of Congress, and Supreme Court all offer guided tours to the public. Just be sure to book your tickets in advance and thoroughly read tour guidelines before your visit.
The Ally Charter Bus team is available 24/7 at 703-286-7418 to book your group a bus rental in Washington D.C. Leave the simple and stress-free group transportation up to the professionals! Reserve a private charter bus rental in Washington D.C. for your next group vacation, educational tour, or another special event around the district.
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