Thomas Built Buses – Best In Class

Thomas Built Buses has been a leading manufacturer of school and commercial buses for over 100 years. During their extensive history, Thomas has been recognized for producing safe and reliable buses. Based in High Point, North Carolina, they are building for today and planning for tomorrow by providing proven, sustainable transportation solutions. Thomas Built Buses is a subsidiary of Daimler AG, one of the world’s largest automotive companies. This has allowed them to benefit from Daimler’s global resources and expertise.

Thomas is currently leading innovation in development and manufacture of electric school buses in North America. The emissions-and-fossil-fuel-free electric conventional school bus, aptly named Joule, is noiselessly making in-roads to traditional gas, propane and diesel markets. This forward thinking will continue to bring about the sustainable solutions our world needs.

At the Head of the Class

In the meantime, let’s not forget the zenith of school buses: the Saf-T-Liner C2. This trusted conventional unit is known for its exceptional driver safety features: the panoramic view windshield, combined with the low sloping hood, low instrument panel and A-pillar windows, makes the C2’s visibility footprint the largest in the type C category. This low emissions diesel gets the job in all climates and conditions and will be in demand for years to come. Thomas is also bolstering safety and enhancing driver comforts by moving toward in-steering wheel controls, full vehicle external sensors, auto-reversing entry doors and a plethora of safety features past generations could only dream of. This tried-and-true workhorse bus continues to get the job done.

A Bus for Every Route

Thomas offers three classes of school bus to meet a range of transportation needs. Type A, C and D units are available to accommodate a variety of passenger capacities. All buses can be designed to accommodate mobility needs and are available in the following categories:

  • Type A – 12–28 passengers (mini)
  • Type C – 32-71 passenger (conventional school)
  • Type C – 44 passenger (commercial)
  • Type D – 81-82 passenger (forward or rear engine)

We Have What You Need

The Bus Centre is sole supplier of Thomas Built Bus school buses in Alberta and Canadian Northern Territories. We’re able to provide a variety of school and commercial bus options and we stock buses in all categories. Check our inventory for what’s currently available.

The Bus Centre is also proud to be the largest provider of Thomas commercial buses in Canada. These beautiful smooth-walled coach-like units are often used for resource sites like mines or oil field industries. They provide superb functionality and they look distinguished. Tour groups and schools also recognize the value these buses have for activities and field trips. Stocked with 44 passenger coach-style seating and optional cargo space, they’re built on the safety of a school bus while appealing to adult comforts.

The Bus Centre Delivers

The Bus Centre continues to deliver on the reliable and trusted Thomas Built Buses name. Not only do we have the bus that fits your needs, we continue to support you with in-stock parts and knowledgeable service technicians for years to come. That’s backed by the assurance of being part of the Daimler Truck North America network. The Bus Centre can be counted on to provide the full package of support.

Check our current inventory below, or use our contact page to connect. We look forward to serving you.

Contact us Our Inventory Thomas Built Buses


Up to 28 Passengers

Saf-T-Liner® C2

Up to 71 Passengers

EFX – Forward Engine

Up to 82 Passengers

HDX – Rear Engine

Up to 82 Passengers

Jouley – All Electric

Up to 71 Passengers

Saf-T-Liner® C2 Commercial

Up to 44 Passengers

Our Partners

We partner with preferred providers of buses and parts vendors to give you access to the best range of brands at great prices, so you can keep your eyes on the road and the savings in your pocket. We are also proudly Platinum Support Certified.

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