School Buses Built with Kids in Mind – Including our Own

Since their first bus rolled off the assembly line in 1936, Thomas Built Buses has operated with one simple philosophy: build the kind of school bus that we want our own children to ride in. This idea drives how Thomas Built Buses and Carolina Thomas do business, from the way our buses are engineered, to our combined commitment to customer service and satisfaction. Today, one in every three children in America who rides a bus to school rides a Thomas. At Carolina Thomas, we are proud to provide Thomas buses – the best in the industry – to our customers.

Personalized for Your Passengers

When it comes to safely getting our children to and from school, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. We offer a wide range of new Thomas Built school buses to meet the needs of every school and every student. From the 14-passenger Minotour to the 90-passenger Saf-T-Liner C2, we have the right bus for you. Options including a wheelchair lift, overhead luggage racks, and various seat belt options help you customize your buses to fit your school’s specific needs. At Carolina Thomas, we strive to help you find the right bus for your budget, keeping your maintenance costs down and your passengers safe. We also offer used school buses for sale. 


Financing Options

At Carolina Thomas, we work with you to find a financing solution that will help you get the right bus. With a wide range of financing options available, our dedicated staff can develop a custom lease or finance program that fits your budget. With flexible terms, a clear application process, and leading customer service, your school will get the buses it needs.


Carolina Thomas provides the best warranty in the industry to give you added peace of mind. We include a 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty with every new Thomas school bus we sell to cover any defects in material and/or workmanship within the warranty period. For long-term protection, we also offer custom extended warranty options.

Service and Parts

With every new school year, it’s important to keep your buses running well through expert care. The certified technicians in our service department have the knowledge and experience to give you the best in regular service and repairs. And our parts department has over 150 years of combined experience, helping you get the right parts at the right price. We also offer limited warranties to protect all aftermarket parts we sell.

Ready to Find the Right Bus for Your School?

Whatever your needs, our friendly, qualified sales team can help you find the right new or used school bus. Contact our sales team today to learn more about what Carolina Thomas has to offer.

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