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Lease a School Bus

Your drivers, our school buses

First Student Charter provides affordable school buses leasing options to solve transportation needs for companies, school districts, summer camps and more. Leasing a bus with First Student Charter is renting only the bus for your groups needs. You will need to supply the driver(s) and insurance.

Features & benefits of leasing a school bus

national coverage

Chances are First Student Charter is already part of your community! Bus leasing options are available with our U.S. fleet of over 35,000 buses spanning 400 locations in 41 states. We offer flexible vehicle types with accessibility options.​

the safest fleet

Save money on maintenance costs while First Student maintains the leased buses! Your leased buses will undergo regular preventative maintenance tests by our highly-skilled technicians. We’ll ensure the buses remain safe and reliable while your drivers are on the road. ​


Our leased yellow school bus solutions will align with your transportation needs. We’ll create a custom, flexible option that is convenient, affordable and beneficial to you and your group.

Lease your next school bus with First Student Charter

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Who will be the bus driver(s) for my leased bus?

The bus drivers for your leased vehicles will be the same familiar faces that you already work with! With leased vehicles, your group provides the licensed CDL drivers and insurance to transport your group. First Student Charter will not provide our own drivers for your leased vehicles.

Because of our size and resources, we can normally accommodate all event sizes. With over 35,000 flexible vehicle types spanning 400 locations in 41 states, First Student is the largest and most trusted yellow school bus company in the U.S. Our standard yellow school buses can accommodate up to 72 children or 48 adults per bus.​

Our charter customer support team will work with you on a custom leased solution that works for you and your group. Our standard bus leasing terms usually are a minimum of a month-long leasing agreement. The price will be based on vehicle type, estimated mileage, location and timing. ​

Booking a bus lease for your group is quick and simple at First Student Charter. Get started today by submitting a free, no-obligation quote and our dedicated charter team will immediately get to work to help create a custom solution for you. Once you’re booked with us, enjoy a stress-free and safe transportation experience!

Wrap your leased 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.

Lease your next school bus with First Student Charter