Services for Penn Departments Charter Services Overview

Travel the Penn way to your next University event, and reserve a charter with Penn Transit Services.  Able to accommodate large groups or small gatherings, buses and shuttles from Penn’s fleet are available to provide a unique transportation experience to University departments.  Each charter request is tailored to a group’s specific needs based on Penn Transit’s selection of fleet vehicles.  Group planners will enjoy  Penn Transit’s competitive rates and convenient billing through an internal process that uses the 26-digit budget code from the sponsoring department.  There’s no need for a purchase order or credit card payment.

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How to use Penn Transit Charter Services

Step 1.

Choose a Vehicle

Determine which of our charter bus vehicles is right for you.

View Vehicles
Step 2.

Check our Charter Bus Rates

All charters include a certified University driver.

View Pricing

Step 3.

Review our Cancellation Fees and Policies

Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are subject to fees.

View Cancellation Fees and Policies
Step 4.

Reserve Your Vehicle

Complete the online charter bus service reservation form and we will contact you to confirm your requests.

Reservation Form

Note: When Penn Transit Services does not have resources available to accommodate a charter request, the request is outsourced to a qualified charter vendor. Penn Transit assesses the safety records of bus companies using a thorough, comprehensive review process and monitors the companies to ensure they continue to operate safely. Motor Carriers are only selected after Penn Transit reviews a comprehensive Motor Carrier Report by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Penn Transit monitors all approved bus carriers on a consistent basis to ensure performance continues to meet Penn’s strict standards.


Proposals for service will be provided with an emphasis on customer service and cost savings, which will include a nominal booking charge. A vendor may contact you to confirm or review your request details. The remainder of the booking and actual charter event will be managed and monitored by Penn Transit Services.