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. 

High Quality, Safe, Reliable

Customized for Your School

Large or Small Orders

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 (90 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.

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 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.

Let’s talk about your bus transportation needs.


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