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Special Event Bus Rental

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First Student Charter is your team's custom charter bus solution. Whether you have hundreds or over a thousand riders, we'll safely shuttle your party between locations, keeping your event on schedule and affordable.

School bus rentals for any size or occasion


Event Producers and Directors for marathon races to collegiate and professional sporting events, First Student Charter is your preferred gameday transportation shuttle service. We’ll have your hundreds of attendees arriving safely and on-time to go cheer on their team! ​


Moving 1,000+ attendees? Not a problem. We provide concert and festival attendees with convenient, reliable event shuttle service. Our custom solution will have your event running smoothly.


Hosting a large special event, such as a convention or conference, and need event shuttle service for your guests? At First Student Charter, our team knows to how move hundreds to 1,000+ attendees from Point A to Point B and all the stops in-between.

The First Student Charter difference


  • With a fleet of over 45,000 buses, when you partner with First Student Charter, you have the advantage of working with only one company for your event shuttle needs. We provide charter services with locations in 41 states and 8 Canadian provinces. ​


  • The safety of your team is our foremost priority. Our 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.


  • First Student Charter has on-site coordinators (Logistics Coordinator, Maintenance and Safety) who can be available on your event day to answer any questions and ensure your event goes smoothly.


  • Because of First Student’s and resources, we make renting 5+ buses for your event transportation to be affordable for you.
  • The average school bus rental is up to 50% cheaper than renting a coach bus.


  • We take pride in offering the highest per-trip insurance coverage in the industry. First Student maintains at least $10,000,000 for all services, which is double the required minimum by the USDOT of $5,000,000 that most companies offer.​

1,000+ Large event shuttles per year
48 Adult passengers per bus
525M Million miles driven per year
100% Customizable

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How much does it cost to rent a school bus?

We want to make your next event transportation shuttle as cost-effective as possible for you. 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.​ There is no deposit required at the time of booking, full payment is due 7 days prior to your event day. ​

At First Student Charter, we offer flexible vehicle types, including accessibility options. Our standard yellow school buses can accommodate up to approximately 48 adults per bus. For youth, our standard yellow school buses can accommodate up to approximately 72 children per bus.

We want the transportation for the hundreds of people that are attending 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 around timeline logistics, bus maintenance or bus safety, we have available on-site coordinators from First Student Charter that are equipped to problem solve and answer questions.​

On average, we provide over 1,000 large event shuttles for marathons/races, tournaments, college game days, pro sporting events, celebrations, music festivals, conventions and conferences. Don’t see your type of large event listed? No worries, still reach out to our team! We pride ourselves on being a custom charter bus rental that aligns with your event needs and will partner with you to safely move hundreds or 1,000+ attendee events. ​ ​

Booking your event transportation is quick and simple at First Student Charter. Get started today by submitting a free, no-obligation quote and our team will immediately get to work to help finalize all the details. Once you’re booked with us, enjoy a stress-free and memorable event!

Wrap a school bus with your event brand

When you’re looking to make a big splash a bus wrap can be a great visual statement that is highly visible and integrated into your overall marketing plan.

Wraps range in coverage from full vehicle, to partial vehicle, to decals. Our price includes printing, installation and removal.

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