Approved Bus Transportation

School Bus Vendors

Below is a list of all current vendors providing to/from transportation for the School District of Philadelphia. These vendors may also be used for off­peak trips.

Vendor NameContact Number
215 GET A CAB(215) 338-5000
ALC(800) 225-7750
BEST TRANSIT(215) 276-6400
CITY CAB(215) 492-6500
CLASS I(215) 934-5885
DEPENDABILITY(215) 228-5850
DURHAM (215) 537-5405
FIRST STUDENT - LM(215) 947-9711
FIRST STUDENT – D(610) 461-2586
FIRST STUDENT – PHILA(267) 758­-0520
GERMANTOWN CAB(215) 438-­8888
MONTCO(215) 783-­5713
PHILLY TRANS (Fox Street)(215) 842-1222
PHILLY TRANS TACONY(267) 686­-7286
RELIABLE TRANSIT(267) 202-0239
SAGUE AUTO SERVICES(610) 828-­5776
TOTAL (d/b/a MAT)(215) 383-­0470
WINWRIGHT(215) 900­-4469

Note: All school buses (as listed in the above table) with students on board, are prohibited from using limited access highways (for example, I­95, Schuylkill Expressway) without the written approval of the executive offices.

Coach Bus Vendors

In partnership with the Chief of Schools Office, the Office of School Safety, and the Office of Risk Management, the Department of Transportation Services (Transportation) completed an RFQ to select Coach Bus vendors for the use of The School District of Philadelphia schools for long distance or overnight school-sponsored trips. Each vendor was evaluated to ensure that The School District of Philadelphia’s strict safety and pricing criteria were met prior to final selection. Effective January 1st, 2019 the following vendors have been
approved for Coach Bus services through June 30, 2024:

CompanyAddressPhone NumberContract Term
Academy Express, LLC6 Western Drive,
Westhampton, NJ 08060
(609) 265-24001/1/2019 - 6/30/2024
David Thomas Tours14005 McNulty Road,
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 969-6700
ext. 200
1/1/2019 - 6/30/2024
Krapf’s Coaches, Inc.1060 Saunders Lane,
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 431-1500
ext. 2211
1/1/2019 - 6/30/2024
Starr Transit Co., Inc.2531 East State Street Trenton,
New Jersey 08619
(609) 587-06261/1/2019 - 6/30/2024
Stout’s Charter Service, Inc.20 Irven Street,
Trenton, NJ 08638
(609) 883-88911/1/2019 - 6/30/2024
Werner Bus Lines144 Chester Ave,
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-71001/1/2019 - 6/30/2024
Wertz Motor Coaches Inc.24 East 9th Street,
Marcus Hook, PA 19061
(610) 485-13207/1/2023 - 6/30/2026

The Chief of Schools Office would like to remind schools that all school-sponsored trips must be approved per the protocol provided in the enclosed document SY2018-2019 School Trip Guidelines. Failure to meet the requirements listed in these guidelines may result in trips being denied.

To request transportation from a Coach Bus vendor:

  • Contact the Bus Vendor to confirm availability and pricing and have the vendor submit a quote
  • Email a copy of the quote along with the Coach Bus Notification Form to Maureen Edozie, Director of Fiscal Management for Transportation Services, at with the subject line “COACH
  • Attach the quote and notification form along with the EH-81 and follow submission guidelines as provided by the Chief Schools Office

The pricing guide for each vendor is attached and is also posted on Transportation’s website at, along with additional contact information, documentation required to submit requests, and detailed instructions on the submission process.

For school-sponsored trips within Philadelphia City limits, the Department of Transportation Services will continue to assist with transportation via yellow bus between the hours of 9:30AM-1:30PM. We have recently lowered our price from $250 to $160 or less. For additional information on requesting yellow bus transportation, please email the Transportation Dispatch Team at or call 215-400-4350.