List of bus manufacturers

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List of bus manufacturers
School bus manufacturers are integral to the United States education system. (school buses image by alwayspp from

Thousands of school and charter buses operate across North America, but they come from a relatively small number of manufacturers. Ranging in speciality from small school buses to large, luxury motor coaches each company is integral in supporting both mass and private transit.

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Blue Bird Corporation

Blue Bird Corporation has been in business since 1927 and manufactures a variety of buses. Among its products are school buses and coach bases ranging from Type A, which is the smallest and holds fewer than 10 passengers, to Type D, which is the largest and usually holds up to 90 passengers.

Blue Bird Corporation

402 Blue Bird Blvd.

Fort Valley, GA 31030

Collins Bus Corporation

Collins Bus Corporation was founded in 1967, and was the first company to build a Type A bus in North America. Today they still specialise in Type A school and activity buses. Sister companies Corbeil and Mid Bus offer very similar products out of Canada and the U.S. Contact information is the same for all three companies.

Collins Bus Corporation

415 W. 6th

P.O. Box 2946

South Hutchinson, KS 67504-2946



Ebus, founded in 1998, specialises in 22-foot, fuel-cell and electric buses and trolleys.

Ebus, Inc.

9250 Washburn Rd.

Downey, CA 90242


Eldorado National

Eldorado National has two divisions--the California division specialises in heavy duty buses while the Kansas division specialises in cutaway buses and mobility vans.

Eldorado National -- California, Inc.

9670 Galena Street

Riverside, CA 92509


Eldorado National -- Kansas, Inc.

1655 Wall Street

Salina, KS 67401


Gillig Corporation

Gillig Corporation is based in San Francisco and was founded in 1890. The company specialises in heavy-duty transit buses.

Gillig Corporation

P.O. Box 3008

Hayward, CA 94540-3008

Motor Coach Industries

Motor Coach Industries began in 1933 as Fort Garry Motor Body and Paint Works Limited and now specialises in luxury and public transit coaches.

Motor Coach Industries

1700 East Golf Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173


North American Bus Industries

North American Bus Industries, formerly Ikarus, is headquartered in Alabama and specialises in medium- and heavy-duty transit buses.

North American Bus Industries, Inc.

U.S. Headquarters and Manufacturing

106 National Drive

Anniston, AL 36207


Setra - North America

Setra North America is part of Daimler Buses North America and specialises in luxury motor coaches.

Setra North America, Inc.

6012 High Point Rd.

Ste. B

Greensboro, NC 27407-7009


Girardin Minibus

Girardin Minibus, headquartered in Quebec, Canada, began selling buses in 1958 and specialises in Type A and B school and commercial buses.

Girardin Minibus, Inc.

3000 Girardin

Drummondville, Quebec



New Flyer

New Flyer, Inc., founded in 1930, operates out of Canada, but serves all of North America. The company specialises in heavy-duty buses and is known for creating the first low-floor bus and the first zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell fleet.

New Flyer, Inc.

711 Kernaghan Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba



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