Get The Right Bus To Meet Your Church’s Needs

Help your congregation stay actively engaged and connected to your community with a fully customizable church bus.

You’re doing important work. You want to keep your members connected to your church while also equipping them to go out and serve in the local community. 

All of these things depend on making a wise transportation decision:

  • Getting your members safely to events
  • Growing your congregation 
  • Access to reliable, trustworthy service if you need it
  • Spreading awareness of your church’s name everywhere you drive

We can help. 

Buying or leasing a bus is often one of the most expensive budget concerns for churches. 

Carolina Thomas has a large selection of church buses that are reliable, safe, comfortable, and customizable. We’ve been serving churches around the southeastern United States since 2004. Whether you need to transport 14 members or 40, we can help you find a church bus that fits your needs and your budget.

When shopping for a church bus, Carolina Thomas offers:

  • A large selection — our most popular model has options for 14, 20, or 25 passengers
  • Church buses of all sizes, from small (14+ passengers) to large (40 passengers) 
  • Buses that don’t require a commercial driver’s license (CDL) 
  • Branding for your bus  
  • Any add-ons and accessories you might need, including wheelchair lift, overhead luggage racks, and backup cameras. 

Every church bus we sell at Carolina Thomas comes with quality assurance and superior customer service. 

Is a bus the right choice for your church?

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Long-Term Goals

The right bus can help you achieve those big goals your church has been talking and praying about. Consider not just where you’re going today, but where you want to be going in the next several years before making this long-term investment.

Here are a few things to consider before making your next church bus purchase:

Your Drivers

What are their CDL constraints? Large buses require a commercial driver’s license, which may be a barrier for some congregations. A 14-passenger bus is a great fit for many churches because any driver of your choosing with a standard license can be in the driver’s seat.

Your Passengers

Step one is determining capacity needs. Our most popular church bus has options for 14, 20, or 25 passengers. Step two is asking yourself what their needs are. Do you need wheelchair access, seatbelts, or other safety features dependent on the age and ability of your groups?

Baggage Needs

Overnight trips require rear or side luggage storage. If no extended trips are in your plans, it’s still wise to consider solutions that may make short trips more comfortable, such as overhead storage for purses and backpacks.

Spreading Your Mission

Branding your bus helps raise awareness of your church throughout the community. Custom colors, graphics, and logos also speak to the heart and quality of your mission. If you’ve been renting or driving a basic white vehicle, this could be an opportunity to spread the word.

Paying for Your Bus

Whether you’re looking to buy a bus outright, lease a new bus, or planning to finance, it’s important to know your options. There are many different ways to enhance your transportation while being mindful of your budget.

Staying Up & Running

Regular service helps maximize your investment. Having a trusted, local resource for service and parts makes owning a bus more feasible for churches. The team at Carolina Thomas even offers mobile service for some repairs.

Modify & Customize

Make your church bus … yours. With the help of our body shop, you can spread the word about your church by changing your bus’s paint colors, adding your name, or even wrapping your bus. Add on features, including wheelchair lift packages, overhead luggage racks, or custom seating options.

Parts & Service

You don’t need a miracle to stay on the road. Our Greensboro, North Carolina, facility has a full-line bus maintenance and repair facility, and we have a fleet of mobile service vehicles throughout the state to ensure you have help when you need it. We maintain the largest and most complete bus parts inventory in the Carolinas so we can get the parts you need quickly.

Is a bus the right choice for your church?

Shop for a bus with confidence. Get your free Church Bus Infographic now!

Costs & Financing

With our extensive inventory of new and used Thomas Built child care buses for sale, we can accommodate any budget. (Search our inventory anytime from your phone or laptop.) With multiple options of financial services available, our sales team will work with you to craft a custom lease or finance program with flexible terms. Our application process is simple and straightforward.

Safety & Reliability

You’re transporting very precious cargo, which is why we hold our Thomas Built child care 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.

Superior Customer Service

Carolina Thomas supports churches all across the Carolinas , as well as the southeastern United States. Just like you, we are dedicated to and believe in our mission. Read more about our company here

Let us help you find a safe, comfortable, and affordable church bus.

At Carolina Thomas, we partner with reliable and trusted brands like ElDorado Bus. We’ve worked with numerous churches – all with unique needs – to find dependable, comfortable, and safe travel solutions. We invite you to contact us online for additional information or give us a call at (800) 440-3492. We look forward to partnering with you!

Use our convenient Bus Inventory Search tool to begin your search today.