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Scheduled and Charter Bus Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Scheduled and Charter Bus Services in the US

The Scheduled and Charter Bus Services industry offers a variety of passenger bus services. The industry's segments have had varying levels of success over the five years to 2019. Charter bus companies have grown over the past five years as rising disposable income, school budgets and business profit increased demand for this industry segment's services. However, the long-term decline of traditional scheduled bus services has continued because these operators are incapable of successfully competing with more convenient alternative forms of transportation. The industry is expected to continue growing over the five years to 2024. Charter bus company revenue is expected to continue to expand as projected growth in disposable income, school and public sector organization funding and business profit boost demand for diverse charter bus services. While demand for traditional scheduled bus services is expected to continue its fall, the popularity of curbside services is expected to expand further.

Operators in the Scheduled and Charter Bus Services provide scheduled and charter bus transportation services. Scheduled buses provide intercity, rural and other long-distance transport services on regular routes and schedules. Conversely, charter bus services are contracted out on an as-needed basis. This industry does not include urban public bus transport (IBISWorld report 48511) or school and employee commuter bus transport services (48541).

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Urban population
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table FirstGroup PLC (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Stagecoach Group PLC - (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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