Bus Options

Types of Buses

A brief overview of the various vehicle selections offered by Trailways:

Type of Vehicle


Luxury Motorcoach

The most popular option for transporting groups, local outings, point-to-point shuttles, and over-the-road (charter-tour) excursions.

Passenger seating capacity can range from 35 to 57 persons.

The coach is equipped with VCR and multiple monitors, stereo sound systems, and a restroom on board.


Best for smaller groups for no more than 15 passengers. Each mini-coach has individual seating similar to a full-size motorcoach; however the mini-coach is recommended for short distances; primarily local transportation only. This type of vehicle does not offer onboard restroom facilities.

Day (Executive) Coach

Great vehicle utilized for business, social, and specialty travel events (weddings, business field trips, or sales meetings, product introductions, and/or event-to-event transport).

Great for smaller, more intimate travel groups (no more than 20 passengers) for longer distances.

Also known as an entertainer coach, it is a customized, five-(5) star suite on wheels, which features many unique options such as a luxury bathroom with shower, separate bedrooms, lounge, kitchen galley, game and meeting area, and the latest high-tech communication devices

Traditional School Bus

Represents the basic transportation option for customers seeking the least expensive way to transport a group, locally.

Trolley and/or Double-Decker Vehicle

A specialty vehicle used mainly for around town or local transport activities (parades, sightseeing, touring, weddings, community, or seasonal events, etc.). If you use your imagination, a trolley or double-decker vehicle is a unique and fun way to transport a group; these vehicles will vary in passenger-transport capacity.

Wheelchair Accessible (ADA-Compliant) Vehicle

Equipped with a lift mechanism to aid passengers with disabilities, including those individuals needing mobility assistance.

Sleeper Coach

Truly an extraordinary vehicle, which is the preferred choice of school and professional sports teams, bands, touring groups, etc. The vehicle can sleep up to 25 passengers, as well as offers regular seating capacity for 25 to 40 passengers; provides extra luxury-coach amenities such as card tables, sofas, and full size restrooms.

Shuttle Van

Just the ticket for moving people quickly and short distances. Generally, vehicle options range from full-size passenger vans offering a minimum seating capacity of eight (8) and extending all the way up to seating 15.

Luxury Sedan

A great way for those passengers who wish to travel luxuriously and non-stop to and from their destination. Sedans are also used for traveling to-from special events, concerts, or any other local destination, comfortably accomodating three (3) to four (4) passengers.

Limousine Vehicle

Also referred to as a "stretch limo," typically seats six (6), eight (8), and/or ten (10) passengers, who are partitioned from the driver. Most limos offer plush leather seating, wet bar with champagne-wine glasses, and other refreshment amenities, as well as, the latest LCD-TV, DVD, and CD player technologies.


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