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Bus Reservations

Hope College bus fleetAll bus rentals include a certified driver. Keep in mind that the federal requirements for commercial driver's license (CDL) drivers are a maximum of 10 hours driving per day, 15 hours "on duty" and 8 hours of off-time between days. Please plan accordingly. Common practice for bus trips is to include all meals and, if overnight, private lodging for bus drivers charged to your department fund.

A bus will be selected for you based upon availability, type of event, number of passengers and trip distance. Please note your trip leader's cell phone number, pick-up time and location, destination address and a detailed itinerary on the request form.

Request a bus through EMS 

If you have questions prior to requesting a bus, please email bustrips@hope.edu or call 616.395.7150.


You will be charged $135 or $2.40/mile, whichever is greater. If you cancel your reservation less than 48 hours before your scheduled trip, you will still be charged $135 for the rental.

Reservations must be made at least seven days prior to the trip. Any requests within seven days of departure date are subject to a bus and/or driver availability.