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First Student Van Service

Giving districts flexibility to drive efficiency and help all students succeed

Add flexibility to your fleet, plus help meet the needs of special population students.

Many districts are faced with operational and fiscal challenges of transporting out-of-district students, students served by McKinney-Vento, and students with developmental disabilities or other special needs. Vans are more than a vehicle — they offer safe, reliable transportation that can be transformative for your students. In fact, some of our students have made their very first friend on our vans.

Why vans from First Student:

  • Experts in providing safe, reliable student transportation 
  • Professional drivers and modern fleet
  • Excellent alternative to taxi/local van service
  • Flexibility to cover routes for SPED, homeless and students in remote locations
  • Reduces complexity and effort to manage transportation vendors
  • Efficient transportation option for extra-curricular activities
First Student vans are superior to taxi service and ride share alternatives

Drivers hired through our national recruiting team


We work with districts in 38 American states and 7 Canadian provinces


Developed with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, a top 5 children’s hospital in the US


Student journeys completed every day

Meet the needs of every student

First Student has a flexible fleet to meet all of your needs. Our vans are the safest on the road, outfitted with after-market safety features and First Student’s industry best technology stack. First Student vans are driven by professional, highly trained and experienced drivers who are dedicated to student transportation.

As your student transportation partner, our mission is to ensure your students have a safe start and finish to each school day. By providing exceptional student transportation services and positively impacting your students’ and families’ experiences, we will ensure your district can focus on educating students and preparing them to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

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We keep maintenance and repair costs low to help extend the life of your fleet. And with unmatched fleet and parts purchasing power, we can outfit you with high-quality equipment at lower price​.

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First Student drivers are the face of our company, but there is a whole team that stands behind and supports them. From Routing and dispatch to maintenance and safety, we’ve built our entire system around our promise to protect every student, every day. When you partner with us, you get that promise in action.

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Learn More About Us

As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student moves more passengers per day than all U.S. airlines combined. We know the value in leveraging our best practices, technologies and processes to deliver quality transportation solutions. What sets us apart is our desire to build close, trusted partnerships with the districts we serve.