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Welcome to Beach Transportation School Bus Services

Beach Transportation sets the standard for excellence in student transportation services. In business for more than 75 years, we have stood the test of time by delivering remarkable customer service and outstanding value.

We are a full-service student transportation provider; our services including home-to-school, special needs, and field trip transportation, as well as summer and charter trips. Beach Transportation is a third-generation family owned and operated business, which means quicker decision-making and greater flexibility. But more importantly, our reputation is on the line every day, so we work tirelessly to ensure the peace of mind of those who have entrusted their children to us. That's no small task when you consider that we are the largest private school bus contractor in the state of Montana.

At Beach Transportation, our number one priority is the safety of the students we transport and safety, above all, is the cornerstone on which we build everything. We earn our sterling reputation every day, and have been recognized many times as one of the best in the business. We are a three-time winner of the National School Transportation’s “Golden Apple Award,” given to the top bus operators in the county in recognition of safety, driver training, business practice, vehicle maintenance and superior service. Beach Transportation has also been recognized as one of the “Great Fleets across America” by School Bus Fleet Magazine. In addition, we maintain a #1 rating from the United States Department of Defense for superior operational and safety standards.

Beach Transportation is first in service and second to none. Experience a level of service that sets us apart. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.


Our Customers Speak

February 19th, 2014

Hello All Beach Transportation Personnel and Bus Drivers,

I wanted to “Thank You” all on behalf of the Montana Women’s Volleyball Team and coaching staff for an absolutely wonderful year of transportation service!    As a coach you certainly are aware of and can recognize quickly a well-run team and organization and that is what I see in Beach Transportation!   Have a great spring and summer until we see you again this fall!   Thanks Again!

Jerry Wagner

The University of Montana

Head Women’s Volleyball CoachFebruary 19th, 2014

Galaxy Elite

First of all I have to tell you how thankful I am for the drivers and service we had this weekend. It wasn’t just the amazing job they did getting us home, it was literally the entire weekend. They were so supportive of the kids, so nice to all of us. I can not even tell you how much easier it makes my job and how much I appreciate this working relationship!  You guys are always first class!! SO THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!


Again, thank you and please pass along to anyone and everyone how grateful and thankful we are to have had such great service!

August 5, 2013

WomenSing Tour

Hi Mitch:

I wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for your assistance with the WomenSing tour to Montana.  The outing to Phillipsburg was great – everyone had plenty to explore, even without the Sweet Palace and Sapphire Gallery.  Thank you for recommending it!  I think our driver’s name was Stephen?  He was great, too. 


Linda was an absolute dream throughout the tour.  She was always friendly and courteous, and you just knew that was just how she treated everyone.  She was always at the hotel ready for us, even when we weren’t ready.  And I just couldn’t have done the extension without her!  She probably mentioned that I ended up renting a car on the morning we left so that we had room for everyone and their luggage.  She was just as unruffled and calm, no matter what!  Please send her the regards of WomenSing, and mine especially.  She’s a lovely woman, and I am so happy to have had the chance to travel with her. 


I hope to bring another group to Missoula soon!  And you will be my first phone call.

June 5, 2013

Evergreen Junior High
I wanted to thank you for everything!!!  The busses were AMAZING.  The Bus drivers were AMAZING!!!  We will be using you agian in the future!!!!!!!  Thank you for your dedication to making the wheelchair situation work - the boys that were in the wheelchairs had a life experience!!
Thanks Agin for everything
April 29, 2013
Rose Park Neighborhood Council
On behalf of Rose Park Neighborhood Council & Missoula's Community Forum, I would like to thank Beach Transportation for providing, as usual, fabulous bus service during this month's Neighborhood Bus Tour.
The Beachliner was clean, comfortable, & classy - the P.A. system worked great for our various neighborhood representatives, city staff & other speakers.

I also feel I would be remiss if I didn't especially note the driving skills evinced by Clay Hopper - and how gracious he was in dealing with his charges.  (I suppose if you can survive a busload of middle school kids, handling the motley crew representing Missoula's neighborhoods seems pretty simple.)

Please pass our kudos on to Clay & all of the fine fords at Beach Transportation who helped make our bus tour such a great success.
September 21, 2011
UM MOLLO Program to Great Falls 

I wanted to let you know that Cliff was an amazing driver and everyone on the bus appreciated his help and his humor on this trip.  He was always willing to step in and help with every aspect of the trip.  I really appreciated his attention to details and willingness to help out.  Please let the powers that be know that he is an excellent addition to your team of drivers.  We will be requesting him with future trips. 

Thanks for your support and help throughout this process too.  You too have been a pleasure to work with. 


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