Field Trip Services are available to all University departments and programs; our vehicles can travel anywhere in New England. Our staff will plan routes based on your itinerary and the size of the vehicle, we will also provide cost and travel time estimates.
Groups that will be transporting children should arrange to have adequate adult supervision including at least one representative from the UMass organization sponsoring the trip. UMass buses are not "school bus certified" and do not have school bus lights.
Deluxe Coach Service
Field Trip Services does not have coach buses but we can provide some basic information on prices and local vendors. Coach bus companies usually need 4-8 weeks notice to schedule trips.
Cost Estimates and Additional Charges
When your trip is scheduled you will be given a cost estimate. Your cost will only exceed this estimate if the driver's day ends more than half an hour later than expected, side trips are added that increase the miles traveled or the vehicle requires excessive cleaning at the end of the day. A cleaning surcharge, typically $40, will be applied if mopping is necessary.
Payment must be made by University Recharge. Field Trip customers are sent a Confirmation Form that has a payment section; this form should be completed and faxed back one week before your trip.
The Maroon and White buses seat 38 passengers. The school buses seat 38 adults comfortably, or approximately 55 children. If your group is larger, ask Field Trip Service staff if a bus seating 44 adults is available. Wheelchair accessible vans accommodate two passengers using wheelchairs and up to four seated passengers.
No alcohol or smoking is permitted on any of our vehicles.
Eating in our vehicles is allowed but we ask that you keep the mess to minimum.
For smaller groups and VIP transportation, ask about our Meet and Greet Service