Private School Bus Service Melbourne
When it comes to school bus hire, Melbourne schools can rely on Crown Coaches. Safety is always a key factor in our decision-making. As one of the first school bus companies to offer a fleet of seat-belted vehicles in Australia, we’ve always placed a priority on safety; that’s why we’re the trusted transport partners to over 150 schools. Crown Coaches provides safe, reliable and accessible bus charter for kindergartens, early learning centres, primary and secondary schools, and universities. Get in touch with one of our friendly Charter Bookings Officers on (03) 9845 1400, use our Quick Quote online form online or request a quotation via our mobile applications.
School bus service for school runs
Our school bus charter services are tailored to suit each school’s requirements and our fleet of vehicles can cater for groups of varying sizes. Passenger safety is our main priority. Our professional drivers receive specialised training to ensure they are equipped to handle difficult road conditions and we remain committed to ensuring that students enjoy their experiences in our clean and modern vehicles. All vehicles in our fleet are fitted with seatbelts, air conditioning and modern safety technology to ensure a comfortable service.
CMS Mobile Public is a Crown Coaches mobile application for iOS and Android. It allows for existing and prospective customers of Crown Coaches to:
- Create an account linked to an email address
- Request and accept quotations
- View charter job information and driver / vehicle location on the day
- Register parents and guardians securely
- Parents and guardians can view the passenger status of a child and where the bus is
- Parents and guardians can view the historical record for school runs
School bus service for school camps
We take our school bus services across Melbourne and to regional areas of Victoria in order to transport students to their school camps.
Some of the camps we often take children to include Camp Rumbug in South Gippsland, Camp Manyung in Mount Eliza and the Adventure Resort in Phillip Island.
Our coaches include large luggage storage bins or optional luggage trailers for extra storage. This can be critical on school camps when children are bringing their own luggage that needs to fit in addition to the school’s equipment.
As most school camps include an educational aspect, coach tours with commentary can also be provided alongside our public address systems.
School bus service for excursions
The education of Victorian children is important, and we take pride in facilitating their hands-on learning by and taking them to new environments.
We provide a private school bus service Melbourne-wide for school excursions. Some of the destinations we frequent include Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Museum, Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.
As part of our comprehensive service as one of the leading school bus companies, a public address systems can be provided for teachers or group leaders wishing to speak to and educate the group while in transit. We find this particularly handy when instructing children on what to do upon disembarking.
Our excursion school bus service also includes educational tours with commentary when required.
School bus service for school sports
In addition to our regular school bus service, we deliver transport options for extra-curricular school sports and sporting carnivals. Our fleet includes a range of vehicles suitable for groups of all sizes, so whether you are transporting 20 students to a football match or 1000 students to an athletics carnival, we can help with competitively priced coaches of the highest safety standards.
We take great pride in providing a safe and convenient mode of transport for children in primary and secondary schools. Our public address systems can be used by teachers or group leaders to address the group, which can be great for motivating children before a sporting event.
For large multi movements we ensure the charters run smoothly on the day by offering an experienced ‘Transport Coordinator’ who will coordinate the movements and drivers.
Daily school bus services Melbourne-wide
On a day to day basis, school students need to get to school and home again safely. We provide a private school bus service Melbourne-wide and throughout Victoria to over 150 schools, including both public and private. That includes around 75 regular school runs each day, moving more than 1500 school children. If you have students who need an easier way to get to school, we can help. All of our vehicles are seatbelt equipped, which we know is important to both parents and teachers. Our professional coach drivers are all fully licensed and hold current Working With Children Checks. Educational tours with commentary can also be provided as part of our comprehensive service along with public address systems for teachers or group leaders wishing to speak with the group while in transit.
The beginning of 2019 saw the introduction of passenger manifests along with a parent application whereby parents can see the location of their child to/from school. An innovative feature of this system is that we have regular drivers on runs and these drivers build a long time rapport with students. For schools, this information enables them to process/confirm what students undertook trips, allowing for accurate billing and regular travel discounts.
Safety is paramount to us at Crown Coaches. Our fleet have been equipped with a number of safety features such as an electronic braking system and lane departure warning. All of our vehicles are fitted with seat belts and all routes are risk assessed. Additionally, we have introduced passenger manifests for school charters, provide SMS notifications in the event of traffic delays and have an exclusive app (CMS Public) for parents so the bus location is known at all times.
We take great pride in providing accessible transport for passengers of all abilities. To aid with boarding and alighting, we have buses in our fleet which feature wheelchair hoists and flip out ramps as well as automatic and manual steps. With five-point restraints for wheelchairs and storage space for mobility equipment, we can provide the ideal vehicle for our mobility assisted passengers.
It is our aim to pollute less and reduce our carbon footprint on the road. With solar panels and battery storage, we average 76% of our daily power requirements by renewable sources. In excess of 66% of our fleet are equal to or in excess of the current emission standard. In addition, we use recycled water for washing our buses and for the toilets on board and we conduct a recycling program in both our workshop and office.
Crown Coaches is not authorised to approve home pickups. All requests should be made directly through your child’s school.
Crown Coaches are not authorised to change Department of Education and Training (DET) school runs. Any request to vary the route, including a home pick up, must be done by the school and must be approved by the DET’s Student Transport Unit.
All routes and times are approved by the Department of Education and Training (DET). As changes to the runs can have an impact on the other users of the service, your request must be made directly through your child’s school.