Charter Services


charter bus

The Transit and Parking Department can provide charter bus service for most university activities. Four buses, with seating for 32 passengers, and one wheelchair lift van with seating for ten and one wheelchair, are available for trips within a 75 mile radius of campus on a regular basis and occasional trips to other points of interest in the region, when feasible. Charter bus trips will be driven by qualified bus operators with the appropriate commercial driver’s license (CDL).

The mission of “University of Arkansas Bus Charters” is to provide clean, safe, reliable, and affordable transportation services to the students, faculty, staff, and official visitors of the University of Arkansas, providing cost containment initiatives for the departments utilizing these services.

To request charter bus service, please contact the Charters Office at (479) 575-7913 to make arrangements or email Charter services requests should be submitted at least five working days days before the bus service is required.

Charter rates are $125 per hour per bus with a two-hour minimum during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and a three-hour minimum at all other times. Charges will accrue from the time the bus leaves the bus lot until it returns to the bus lot. Charges for waiting time during the trip will accrue at the same hourly rate on most occasions. Cancellation of a charter must be received at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled trip, to avoid the minimum 2 hour service charge.

When you schedule university charter bus service, you will receive prompt, courteous and safe transportation service from well-trained, licensed drivers and clean well maintained buses. Please call the University of Arkansas Bus Charters Manager at the above number if you have any questions about bus availability or scope of charter service.