School Bus Charters
From corporate travel to junior athletics, using our School Bus Charter services guarantees affordable and stress-free group travel.
Prairie Bus Lines School Bus Charter services offer you:
- Door to door service
- Well-trained professional drivers
- 24 hour on-call service
- Experienced planning
Prairie Bus Lines offers quality ground transportation solutions including group charter and customized shuttle programs. Of course, our diverse fleet of school buses can accommodate groups of all sizes.
Additionally, School Bus Charter services are a great alternative for local day trips that can accommodate up to 72 passengers. Whether it’s small or large group, Prairie Bus Lines has the experience and resources to meet your group’s requirements.
Service is regularly available throughout Alberta. In addition, we are able to assist you with any transportation needs throughout Canada and the USA.
Book Your Charter
Click here to read our frequently asked questions
- Do I need to book in advance? Yes.
- How far in advance should I book? Book one week in advance to ensure that we can accommodate your request. If you are interested chartering multiple buses, book earlier.
- What is your cancellation policy? There is no charge with 24 or more hours notice. If we receive less than 24 hours notice and depending on the length of the booking there could be a four hour or full day charge.
- What if we need an earlier pick-up time due to bad weather or other changes? Call our office and we will tell your driver about the changes. There is no extra charge to your group.
- Is there a restroom on the bus? Coaches have restrooms but school buses do not.
- Can we travel outside Alberta? Our School Buses can only travel in Canada. However, if you are traveling outside Canada can book one of our Motorcoaches.
- Do you provide a tour guide with the bus? Although our drivers are knowledgeable, we recommend you hire an independent guide to join you. They will focus on educating you and we will focus on driving you safely.
- Can we change the itinerary while we’re on the trip? Yes, as long as your driver and bus are available beyond the original charter request we will do our best to accommodate your itinerary change.
- How many people fit on a school bus? Depending on the bus, we can accommodate up to 48 adults or 72 children.
- Can we book a charter for evenings, weekends or holidays? Absolutely.
- Can I bring food on the bus? Yes.
- Can I drink alcohol or smoke on the bus? No.
- Who pays for National Park or other permits? The group chartering the bus must pay for entry into National Parks.
- Should we tip our driver? Gratuities can be given on a voluntary, individual basis.
- Will you wait for us if we are late? Our policy is to wait 10 minutes past the scheduled pick up or drop off time. If you need to make changes, please call us in advance.
- Do you provide insurance? We provide liability insurance only. Passengers are insured only while on the bus. Prairie Bus Lines is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged articles or luggage.
A huge thank you to you and your team. We are happy for all the work that was put in to make this busy month as smooth as possible for everyone.
Residence Operations Coordinator
Red Deer College
Your kindness, patience and caring attitude made this a very special experience for everyone.
École Innisfail Middle School
Your buses and drivers were great!
Londonderry Jr. high. Edmonton.
Our charter driver was excellent and we're extremely happy with his level of service. We won't shop around for charters again.
Red Deer Bantam Braves.
I followed your motorcoach on Hwy 2 during fog and light snow. Your driver was OUTSTANDING and should be complimented for the safe driving skills.
Our Driver was terrific, always early and did a fabulous job! We will use you again, tons of business for you!
Black Gold Regional Schools.