Scheduling Field Trips

Exploring Beyond the Classroom

Scheduling an Academic/Athletic/Cultural Field Trip

All schools can request transportation for additional bus trips. The Department of Transportation Services serves a wide and diverse School District, and accommodates various activities and events for all students. Availability of District vehicles for field trips is determined on a first-come, first-serve basis for a limited number of vehicles. If you are interested in reserving a vehicle for a field trip, you will be required to fill out the appropriate request depending on the nature of your field trip. Please view the Approved Vendors page for Coach Bus Vendors that are approved by the School District of Philadelphia for long distance educational and recreational trips.


For Academic Trip Requests
A Community-Based Instruction Off-Peak Bus Request Form must to be completed and emailed to The Office of Specialized Services.

Athletic Trip Requests An Athletic Trip Bus Service Request form must be completed and emailed to

Cultural Trip RequestsRequest for School District Operated – Off Peak Bus Service (S-175) form must completed and sent to