Rent a School Bus for After School Programs
Affordable, reliable bus rentals for your after school program
Providing a safe, exceptional experience to our student passengers is at the heart of everything we do at First Student. As North America's leading school transportation provider, we complete 5.5 million student journeys every school day. With our highly-trained, kid-friendly drivers and our commitment to safety, First Student Charter is your trusted after school program transportation partner.
Benefits and Features of Renting a School Bus
First Student’s size and resources make renting a yellow school bus affordable for your after school program. The average school bus rental is up to 50% cheaper than renting a coach bus.
First Student Charter has over 400 locations in 41 states and 8 Canadian provinces. Our well-maintained fleet of over 45,000 buses are equipped with the newest technology to safely get your students to your destination.
Our charter bus transportation services will align with your after school program needs. We’ll create a custom solution that is convenient and beneficial to you and your students.
GUESTS PER BUS
We’ve got you covered with flexible vehicle types, including accessibility options. Our standard yellow school buses can accommodate up to 72 children per bus.
trips per year
We provide more than 50,000 after school trips each year. Whether it’s transporting students to your local YMCA, Boys & Girls Club or athletic after school program, providing unmatched care and the safest ride for our student passengers is our mission.
We offer the highest per-trip insurance coverage in the industry. First Student Charter maintains at least $10MM for all services, which is double the required minimum by the USDOT of $5MM that most companies offer.
Who will be the bus driver(s) for my after school program?
The safety of your students is our foremost priority. First Student bus drivers must pass a comprehensive pre-employment screening and motor vehicle background check, including DOT drug testing, ensuring that they are compliant with federal, state and local laws. Once the drivers join our team, they receive continued DOT random drug testing and, and undergo up to 47 hours of training on safe driving habits and behavior, such as the Smith System of Advanced Driving Techniques.
Can you accommodate all group sizes?
Yes! Regardless of your group size, First Student Charter is here to help you with your after school transportation needs. With over 45,000 flexible vehicle types and 400 locations in 41 states and 8 Canadian Provinces, First Student is North America’s largest and most trusted yellow school bus provider, completing more than 5.5 million student journeys every school day. Our standard yellow school buses can accommodate up to 72 children per bus.
How much does it cost to rent a yellow school bus?
We want to make the transportation for your after school program cost-effective. Our dedicated team will work with you on a custom payment plan. Our average hourly rate is between $85 – $125 and is based on vehicle type, event size, location and timing. The average school bus rental is up to 50% cheaper than renting a coach bus.
What if something happens the day of my trip?
We want the transportation of your after school program to be seamless. Leading up to the start of the trip, we provide you with detailed arrival and departure timelines. If something unexpected happens on the day of your trip, we provide all customers with a point of contact number that is available to support you.
How do I reserve a school bus for my after school program?
Booking the transportation for your after school program is quick and simple at First Student Charter. Get started today by submitting a free, no-obligation quote and our dedicated team will immediately get to work to help finalize all the details. We’ll work with you on a custom payment plan. Once you’re booked with us, enjoy a stress-free and safe transportation experience!