College and University Group Transportation
Affordable, custom bus rentals for you and your classmates
Providing our passengers with a safe, exceptional experience is at the heart of everything we do at First Student Charter. As North America's leading school transportation provider, we complete 5.5 million student journeys every school day. Whether with greek life, a college service project or a student activities group, First Student Charter is your single-source transportation provider, catering to your college or university's unique group needs.
Benefits and Features
Because of First Student’s size and resources, we make renting a school bus affordable. The average school bus rental is up to 50% cheaper than renting a coach bus.
Chances are First Student Charter is already part of your community! We have over 400 locations in 41 U.S. states and 8 Canadian provinces.
Our charter bus transportation solutions will align with your college or university’s program needs. We’ll create a custom, flexible solution that is convenient, affordable, and beneficial to you and your group.
GUESTS PER BUS
We’ve got you covered with flexible vehicle types, including accessibility options. Our standard yellow school buses can accommodate up to 48 adults per bus.
events PER YEAR
Transportation for college or university student organization groups is our specialty. We provide transportation to more than 2,500 special events each year, safely shuttling you and your students between multiple venues or across multi-day events.
Our well-maintained fleet of over 45,000 buses have the latest technology, undergo regular maintenance checks and pre- and post-trip procedures, ensuring that each bus is safe and ready for your event.
Who will be the bus driver(s) for my event?
The safety of your guests 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.
What if something happens the day of my event?
We want the transportation of your event to be seamless. Leading up to the event day, we provide you with detailed arrival and departure timelines. If something unexpected happens the day of your event, we provide all customers with a point of contact number that is available to support you.
Can my group bring food and beverage on the bus?
Yes, in most cases. Talk with our charter customer support team about this in advance to ensure that we allow food and beverages on your bus while we’re transporting your group.
Can you accommodate all event sizes?
Yes! Regardless of your event size, First Student Charter is here to help you with your event transportation needs. With a fleet of over 45,000 buses, First Student is North America’s largest and most trusted yellow school bus company, completing more than 5.5 million student journeys each day.
How do I reserve a school bus for my event?
Booking your event transportation is quick and simple at First Student Charter. Get started today by submitting a free, no-obligation quote and our support team will immediately get to work to help finalize all the details. There is no deposit required, final payment in full is due 7 days prior to your event. Once you’re booked with us, enjoy a safe, affordable, stress-free event!