Group Transportation Comparison
|Transportation Type || |
>Small Fleet Bus
Small Fleet Bus
|Passengers Per Vehicle ||40-50 ||10-80 ||10-40 ||15 or fewer ||15 or fewer |
|Large Scale Events (5,000+) ||Yes ||Yes ||No ||No ||No |
|Short or Long Trips ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||No |
|Professionally Trained Drivers ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||No ||No |
|Vehicle Size Options Available ||Yes ||Yes ||Varies ||N/A ||N/A |
|Onboard Restrooms ||Yes ||No ||No ||No ||No |
|Storage Areas ||Yes ||Varies ||No ||Varies ||Varies |
|Nationwide Availability ||Varies ||Yes ||No ||Yes ||No |
|365 Day Customer Service ||Yes ||Yes ||Varies ||Yes ||Varies |
|Last Minute Availability ||Yes ||Yes ||Varies ||Yes ||Varies |
|Approved for School Activities* ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||No** ||Varies |
|Cost Per Passenger / Hour ||Varies‡ ||$1.50† ||Varies ||Varies ||Varies |
* Federal law prohibits the sale or lease of new 12 and 15-passenger vans for the school-related transportation of high school and younger students because of a higher rollover risk. Some colleges, universities, and college organizations have established policies against the use of 12 and 15-passenger vans.
** Some States mandate that only school buses be used to transport school children. If your group is comprised of school children, please check with your State authorities for possible requirements.
† Based on full occupancy. Prices vary by location. Please contact a charter agent for a detailed quote.
‡ While costs vary by location, customers save an average of 50% on transportation by choosing a First Student Charter Bus rentals over a motor coach.