Bus sales can take several forms. Some bus companies will produce new, custom buses based on special orders, and these are what you'll pay top dollar for. Bus companies will generally also offer an inventory of ready-to-go buses through a series of dealers situated in locations throughout the country. Used bus sales are also available and are often conveniently located in every state. Bus sales can sometimes take the form of auctions, as well, if a bus company is liquidating parts of its fleet.
Buying a new bus is a lot like buying a new car. Bus companies allow you to customize your options. For instance, you can choose to install accessories such as a backup camera or public address system, or order a custom paint job. This is especially popular for specialized advertising buses. Conversion companies can also provide specialized bus interiors, from a luxury party bus complete with leather couches, fiber optic lights, big screen televisions, and fully stocked bars, to motor coaches for long trips with all the comforts of home, such as beds, lavatories, and showers. But if a fancy custom job isn't for you, you can also select a preexisting bus to drive away immediately.
Used bus sales fill an important niche in the bus sales market. Like used cars, used buses are available in huge quantities and are thus much easier to locate and much cheaper to buy than new buses. Used bus yards often have their inventory available online, making it easy to find the bus you are looking for in your price range. The Internet also makes it simple to find a bus yard close to you, so you don't have to travel a long distance to get your bus to where you need it to be.
You can find nearly any kind of bus at a bus yard or in an online inventory. There are school buses, charter buses, large motor, recreational vehicles, mini buses, even entertainer. You can find classic and antique buses as well.
When you're buying a bus, you will usually pay top dollar for a new or customized bus. Motor coaches can run well over $200,000, even for a fairly simple model. Mini buses, on the other hand, are decidedly cheaper, pricing in the $20,000 range. The high prices you will find for new buses for sale make buying a used bus more attractive, but you must be careful to find a bus that you can maintain.