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Elevate Your School Trips
With Premier Charter Bus Rentals

CharterUP's platform revolutionizes how educators plan school events, offering access to a vast network of premium charter buses tailored for school trips – anytime, anywhere.

Trusted by public, private and charter schools across the nation

School Charter Bus Rentals That Earn An A+ In Customer Service, Affordability And Comfort

CharterUP isn’t your traditional charter bus company. We’re at the forefront of transforming educational excursions by providing top-tier charter bus rentals for schools. We’ll help build a reservation tailored to the specific needs of any trip, from elementary through high school. Whether you’re planning a school field trip, an away game, or any off-campus educational experience, our comprehensive bus rental solutions ensure every journey is a success. With CharterUP, accessing affordable group transportation for your school events has never been easier.

CharterUP: The Ultimate Partner for School Transportation Excellence

Gone are the days of settling for the traditional school bus. At CharterUP, we understand the importance of safety, comfort and technology when it comes to buses for a school trip. Our easy-to-use platform allows educators to effortlessly rent a bus for your school, comparing a wide variety of options from full-sized charter buses equipped with modern safety features to versatile minibuses perfect for smaller groups. Enjoy amenities such as air conditioning, WiFi, DVD players, power outlets, PA systems, restrooms and reclining seats, making every trip enjoyable and comfortable.

Beyond Just Bus Rentals: Streamlined Transportation Solution

CharterUP goes above and beyond by offering not just a school bus rental service, but a complete educational transportation solution. Our private buses are designed with plenty of storage space for luggage and sports equipment, ensuring a comfortable journey to accommodate your students. Our commitment to accessibility, accountability and transparency guarantees that every experience with us is seamless, from an easy booking process to reserve the perfect bus to the comfortable ride when you travel together.

Unmatched Service for Unforgettable Educational Journeys

We pride ourselves on our dedication to making your school field trip bus rentals and off-campus events memorable. Our friendly reservations specialists are available 24/7 to book your next school trip, ready to provide you with answers to any questions. Whether you’re a chaperone helping plan the next field trip or want to rent a shuttle with experienced drivers, CharterUP unlocks access to a variety of buses to accommodate your needs.

Book a bus for your next trip with CharterUP, and discover our A+ transportation services. Call us any time at 1-855-920-2287 or receive a personalized quote in just 60 seconds online.

CharterUP provided transportation for more than 5,000 field trips in 2023

Why choose 

Quick Quote Creation
Vehicle Variety
Share & Prepare
Reservation Dashboard
Flexible Payment
Quick Quote Creation

Book your trip in 60 seconds

Our innovative marketplace revolutionizes how educators book transportation, delivering instant quotes for seamless comparisons and decisions.

  • Real-time quote comparison from a nationwide network
  • Access to reviews and comprehensive safety records for informed choices
  • Secure your trip in 60 seconds

Vehicle Variety

The nation's largest charter fleet

CharterUP offers access to the largest fleet in the nation, ensuring every educational trip is matched with the ideal vehicle.

  • Access to 4,000+ vehicles nationwide
  • Pre-approved vendors and SPAB-certified drivers for school compliance
  • Comprehensive driver checks and vehicle features like seat belts and wheelchair accessibility

Share & Prepare

Collaborative trip coordination

Between our award-winning platform and our 24/7 customer support team, CharterUP makes trip planning worry-free.

  • Direct communication channels for instant support and last-minute itinerary changes
  • Easy sharing of reservation details and live tracking
  • $10MM liability coverage, offering double the industry standard

Reservation Dashboard

Streamlined school travel

Elevate your trip management experience with CharterUP’s user-friendly dashboard that brings all your travel details into one convenient location.

  • Centralized dashboard for easy access to all trip details
  • Simplified user addition and authorization for booking across the school or district

Flexible Payment

Flexible financial options

CharterUP’s flexible payment solutions cater to the unique financial needs of educational institutions.

  • Multiple invoice management with versatile payment options
  • Access to vital financial documents in one centralized location
  • Customizable payment terms, including purchase orders


From Classroom to Competition

Explore Every Possibility With CharterUP

Volume Discounts for Frequent School Travel

Schools booking over 15 trips annually qualify for volume discounts with CharterUP. Our enterprise team is ready to craft a master service agreement, securing favorable rates, setting tailored payment terms and detailing all trip requirements. This ensures your educational journeys are both cost-effective and perfectly planned.

Educators Applaud Our A+ Service

CharterUP has earned 4.9 stars from customers, and is also top-rated by Reseller Ratings, Sitejabber, and others

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Frequently Asked Questions

Once you’ve found the perfect bus for your trip and accepted a quote, you will be directed to a payment page to confirm your reservation. At that time, a deposit of 10% will be due to secure your booking. The confirmation screen will also show the date by which the remainder of the payment is due. We require a valid credit card to be on file to secure a reservation.

Simply input your travel details and our platform will generate real-time pricing and availability from our network of hundreds of bus operators across the U.S. From there, you can compare vehicles, prices, operator reviews, on-time performance, safety records, and amenities all in one place. Once you’ve selected the bus that best fits your needs, you can book your reservation and receive confirmation right away.

CharterUP partners with more than 600 independent bus operators coast-to-coast, many of which are already listed as approved vendors with the school districts within their service areas. If you’d like to reserve a bus that’s not yet a verified vendor, we can complete the necessary paperwork and help with district or school board approval.

At CharterUP, we understand that sometimes plans change, and we’re here to help make any adjustments as smooth as possible. While it’s always best to finalize your itinerary in advance, we know that there are many moving pieces involved in travel, and we’re happy to work with you to make any necessary changes or cancellations. Changes can only be made up to 3 days before your trip.

CharterUP also offers a flexible refund policy:

  • 100% refund: Cancellations 30 days or more from pickup
  • 90% refund: Cancellations between 29 days and 72 hours from pickup
  • No refund: Cancellations fewer than 72 hours from pickup

*All refund percentages are based on the total amount of the booked trip.

For more information about our policies, refer to our complete Terms & Conditions.

CharterUP’s network of more than 4,000 vehicles includes minibuses, coach buses, and luxurious motor coaches. Amenities can include reclining seats, air conditioning, on-board restrooms, Wi-Fi, power outlets, and entertainment options such as TV screens or DVD players.

Many of the drivers in CharterUP’s network carry a School Pupil Activity Bus certification. Let a CharterUP reservation agent know if you require a SPAB-certified driver for your school trip, and we’ll be sure to match you with a driver and bus that fits your safety requirements.

Unlock a World of Educational Travel Opportunities with CharterUP

CharterUP for Schools is your passport to hassle-free educational journeys, offering award-winning technology, round-the-clock support and access to premium vendors nationwide. With CharterUP, educators can focus on what matters most – creating memorable learning experiences for their students.