School Buses Built with Kids – Yours and Ours – in Mind.

A school bus needs to be so much more than just transporting kids to and from school. It has to be safe, reliable, and accessible. Carolina Thomas has been selling, servicing, and maintaining Thomas Built school buses for more than 17 years. Whether you’re shopping for an entire fleet for your school district or looking for only one, we can help you find what you need while staying within your budget. 

When shopping for a school bus, Carolina Thomas offers:

  • New and used Thomas Built school buses, including electric school buses
  • Large or small school bus orders
  • Large (72 passengers) or small (14 passengers) school buses, and anything in between
  • Branding for school buses 
  • Add-ons and accessories for school buses, including wheelchair lift, overhead luggage racks, and various seat belt options

Every Thomas Built bus we sell at Carolina Thomas — new or used — comes with the same quality assurance and superior customer service that has allowed us to be the leading bus dealer in the Carolinas.

Clean Diesel: Saf-T-Liner® C2 School Bus

Today’s diesel technology is not the diesel of a decade or more ago. Cleaner diesel fuel, advanced engines, and effective emissions control make clean diesel a proven cost-efficient, environmentally responsible option for bus fleets.

Clean diesel’s benefits include:

  • Fewer fueling events 
  • Larger fuel tank options 
  • Enhanced safety with its higher flash point

Driven by tougher EPA emissions standards, today’s clean diesel is composed of an ultra-low sulfur formula, and is estimated to remove 2.6 million tons of nitrogen oxide from the air per year and reduce soot and particulate matter by 110,000 tons per year.

If safety, efficiency, and durability are priorities, Thomas Built Buses’  clean diesel Saf-T-Liner® C2 school or activity bus might be the best option for your organization. One in every three children in the United States rides a Thomas Built school bus, and the Saf-T-Liner® C2 is dependable and safe.

Call today to speak to a member of our sales team to learn more.

We carry Thomas Built school buses because we believe safety is everything.

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

We know how much your students are depending on you, and you can depend on us for maintenance and repairs. Our parts staff has over 150 years of combined experience to get you the right parts quickly. Our Greensboro facility has a full-line bus maintenance and repair facility, and our fleet of mobile service vehicles throughout North Carolina ensures you’re able to stay on the road.

Costs & 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

We carry bus brands with excellent safety ratings and proven reliability. Each bus goes through a complete vehicle inspection and quality check. All of our new buses come with a warranty, and we offer custom extended warranties, as well.

Ready to find the right bus for your school?

Whether you’re a public, private or charter school, our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to help you find the right bus for your needs. Contact our team today to learn how Carolina Thomas can partner with you to solve all of you student transportation needs.