Whether you’re transporting children for your local Boys & Girls Club, taking the team to the state championship, or students on a field trip, Carolina Thomas will get you there — safely, reliably, and affordably.
We offer new and used buses for any activity and budget, including:
- Public, Private and Charter Schools
- Colleges and Universities
- Clubs and Organizations
- Shuttles – Airport or Leisure
Find a safe and reliable activity bus so you can stay on the go.
Download our free 25-item checklist designed to help you understand your choices and options as you shop for a new or used bus.
Centrally located in the Triad of North Carolina, we carry activity buses that …
- Seat for anywhere from 10 to 90 passengers
- Are built to the same high safety standards as school buses
- Don’t require a CDL to drive — smaller buses (14 passengers + driver and under) typically don’t require a commercial driver’s license
- Are wheelchair-accessible
What matters to you, matters to us.
Every Carolina Thomas bus — new or used — comes with the same quality and superior customer service that has allowed us to be the Carolinas leading bus dealer for over 17 years. We take our customer’s needs into consideration.
Modify & Customize
Every school has different needs — we can help you customize your school bus. You can add on a variety of features, including camera systems, wheelchair lift packages, and luggage racks. Learn more about our add-ons and accessories. Our body shop can help with everything from adding your school’s name to changing the paint colors to wrapping your bus.
Parts & Service
As the largest bus dealer in the Carolinas, we have a full-line bus maintenance and repair facility — a parts department with an extensive inventory, the largest parts distribution center in the state, and a body shop that can handle a full range of collision or structural repairs. And with our fleet of mobile service vehicles throughout North Carolina, we can help keep you moving.
Cost & Financing
With multiple options of financial services available, and new and used buses to choose from, our dedicated staff can work with your budget and craft a custom lease or finance offer. Our flexible terms, simple application process, and unparalleled customer service makes for a straightforward, haggle-free buying experience.
Safety & Reliability
You’re transporting very precious cargo, which is why we hold our Thomas Built activity buses to the highest safety standards. Each bus goes through a complete vehicle inspection and quality check. We offer custom extended warranties on used buses; every new bus comes with a warranty.