Corporate Transportation

Ideal for groups & trips of all kinds

Our school buses aren't just for kids. From field trips to corporate events, choosing yellow is the affordable alternative for a variety of groups and destinations.

First Student Charter Bus Rental Benefits

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Offering savings that don’t sacrifice safety.

We take a multi-faceted approach to safety that ensures every bus we send out is superbly maintained, fully bonded and driven by a skilled professional. All for 50% less than the cost of a coach.

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Our experience with First Student has been tremendous in every market we work together. 

Sean Sovacool

Executive Vice President - Golf, Bruno Event Team
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Our preventive maintenance program ensures that our 47,000 buses meet or exceed federal, state and municipal regulations.

It's not just the buses. Our drivers are also committed to safety. Each driver receives more than 50 hours of initial training.

We are the only student transportation company to be awarded the National Safety Council’s Green Cross for Safety® medal.

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We don't believe in one-size-fits-all solutions.

Every event has its own set of requirements: multiple pick up or drop off locations, staggered shuttle times, multi-day timeframes, or 10,000+ people to move. We’ve got you covered.

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Not having to worry about the transportation needs is always a huge relief during the planning process. 

Phil Kaspari

Agricultural Extension Agent, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
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Our team of transportation experts excels at finding the simple, custom solutions for your specific challenges.

We then go a step further, providing a personal touch to the charter bus business by paying attention to the details and working with you when plans change. We pride ourselves on providing flexible itineraries and the absolute best customer service in the industry.

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Your reputation is our reputation.

We know that every detail of your event puts your name on the line—event transportation. That's why you can trust us to provide the highest level of quality, reliability and professional service.

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I really appreciated your kind drivers as well as your absolute willingness to help us. 

Melissa Swald Camman

Executive Director, Pirate Toy Fund
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First impressions mean a lot, so we train our drivers to be ambassadors for your event.

Every driver receives extensive professional development training so that they’re friendly, courteous and always willing to lend a hand. And all of our buses are thoroughly cleaned and maintained before every event, so you'll never have to worry about getting off on the wrong foot.

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Like a true partner, we're there when you need us.

No matter when or where your event is, we can help get people there. With more than 500 locations across North America and a fleet of 47,000 buses, we’re always on call.

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I have [made] last minute requests, and your company has always come through. 

Loyal Hanrahan

Facilities Manager, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
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We have the largest bus fleet in the US and Canada, so we're able to accommodate most last-minute requests.

We also have solutions for single day, reoccurring or simultaneous events. And with locations in 39 US states and seven Canadian provinces, we can help simplify the transportation arrangements for events in multiple locations.

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Great for More Than Just Field Trips

First Student has worked with just about every kind of group, chartering buses to just about every kind of event.
Whether you need transportation for 10 or 10,000, we can help your group get there.

Where We Go

  • Event transportation (on/off-site shuttling)
  • Family outings
  • Field trips
  • Graduations and proms
  • Landmarks and tourist destinations
  • Leisure and social outings
  • Recreation and conservation parks
  • Religious events
  • Shuttle services
  • Sporting events and venues
  • Sightseeing, wine tour and casino trips
  • Weddings and showersGo

How Do We Compare?

Not sure if school bus rental is the right transportation for you? take a look at our handy group transportation comparison chart for a quick overview of bus
transportation vs. other types of group transportation. Still have questions? Get in touch with a booking agent now.

Transportation Type
First Student
First Student
>Small Fleet Bus
Small Fleet Bus
Passenger Van
Passenger Van
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

* 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.


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