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Central States Bus Sales, Inc.

We represent the following
bus manufacturers:

Visit the Blue Bird School Bus website

Visit the ARBOC Specialty Vehicle website

Visit the Braun ADA Vehicles website

Visit the Champion Bus website

Visit the ElDorado shuttle bus website

Visit the Goshen Coach website

Visit the KSIR Bus by Elkhart Custom Designs website

Visit the MV-1 by Mobility Ventures, LLC website

Visit the Starcraft Bus website

Visit the Turtle Top website

Visit the Turtle Top website

We are a Cummins
Full Service Dealer

Cummins Full Service Dealer

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We will buy your bus
We buy buses!

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New & Used Bus Dealer, Parts and Sales


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Welcome to Central States Bus Sales, Inc.

We are pleased to have assisted CMCSS in becoming the largest Alternative Fuel School Bus Fleet in Tennessee by providing propane school bus options from ROUSH CleanTech who developed the engine that reduces the emissions and Blue Bird Corporation which has been developing several types of cleaner-fueled buses to provide our customers with more options.

Blue Bird Alternative Fuel Propane School Buses

Since 1975 Central States has served the transit needs of Schools, Churches, Daycares, Retirement Communities, Transit Services, Airports, Casinos and more in the Midwest. Central States is a new and used bus distributor for commercial and school buses including:

We offer conventional, mini, special needs, and transit-style school buses. We also carry a large inventory of used school buses for sale and lease return vehicles from other school bus manufacturers such as Carpenter, Wayne, AmTran, Thomas-Built, and International, in addition to being the largest distributor of Blue Bird School Buses.

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If your organization is looking for a new or used coach bus for sale, school bus, church bus or shuttle buses for sale we can help. Furthermore, if you need parts or service, we have locations to serve you in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas.

We actively stock OEM and after-market bus parts and accessories from quality transportation industry vendors to keep your fleet in top condition.

The One-Stop Shop
for your commercial and school
transportation needs!

  • Five full-service locations
  • 1200 Sugar Creek Square, Fenton MO 63026


  • 49W102 Route 30, Building F, Big Rock IL 60511


  • 420 Lake Lane, North Little Rock AR 72117


  • 303 Business Park Drive, Lebanon TN 37090


  • 361 United Court, Lexington KY 40509


  • Full line of in-stock bus parts and bus accessories
  • ASE certified service technicians
  • Technical support / customer service department
  • Warranty, service bulletin, and recall support
  • A Cummins Full Service Dealer

We offer vehicles with anywhere from a 9 person to a 90 person capacity, so we're sure to be able to satisfy all your commercial transportation needs. We strive to provide transportation solutions that enrich the lives of people, no matter where you are.

We here at Central States are active in many industry associations and we are committed to providing outstanding products and services to our customers. We try each day to focus on fulfilling this mission. We offer full service locations in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky. We're based in Fenton, Missouri and are proud to represent manufacturers such as ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, Blue Bird Corporation, Champion Bus, ElDorado National, General Coach, Goshen Coach, KSIR Bus, Mobility Ventures MV-1, Starcraft Bus, Turtle Top, The Braun Corporation, Carrier Air Conditioning, Ricon, Q'Straint, Sure-Lok, Freedman Seating, and IMMI Seating. These manufacturers offer products for use in everything from public schools to charter coaches and everything in between, including para-transit vehicles.

In our school transit solutions, we're proud to offer Blue Bird products because, as a company, they have worked hard over the past five decades to provide safer, smarter, more economical vehicles that are easier to operate.

With our commercial solutions, we strive to stay up to date with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding the transportation of handicapped passengers.

In addition to this inventory of new equipment, we also keep a large stock of used vehicles and equipment for all your large scale transportation needs. From chassis to electrical parts and accessories, we have you covered. We employ trained ASE Certified technicians in our five facilities (in AR, IL, MO, TN, and KY) to get you your parts in a prompt fashion and to provide the best possible service support in a timely manner.

Established 1975 - Avail yourself of
our many years of Bus Experience

Central States Bus Sales, Inc., has been a school and commercial bus distributor since 1975, providing thousands of new and old buses to our many satisfied customers. Our Mission is to “PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS THAT ENRICH THE LIVES OF PEOPLE.” We never forget that though we may be a provider of equipment, it is the people who are ultimately served by the buses we provide who are our final customers and whose needs must be satisfied.

5 Full-Service Facilities
Serving 5 States including
Cummins Full Service Dealer Status

Our five facilities are located in Fenton (St. Louis County), Missouri; Big Rock (Chicagoland), Illinois; Lebanon (Nashville area), Tennessee; Lexington, Kentucky; and North Little Rock, Arkansas. In our shops Central States Bus Sales, Inc. can do body work, collision repair, detailing, lift repair, air conditioning HVAC, camera installs, EPA certified emission components, commercial vehicle repair, MVI (state inspections), electrical work, and ABS brake repairs. In addition, three of our locations are Cummins Full Service Dealer certified allowing us to care for your Cummins Diesel ISB and ISC engines including engine warranty repairs, engine maintenance, ECM calibration, after-treatment, genuine Cummins parts, campaigns, recalls, and updates.

One of the Nation's Largest Bus Dealers and Blue Bird's Largest Distributor

Being Blue Bird's largest distributor, covering the states of Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and one of the nation's largest dealers for school and commercial buses including ARBOC, ElDorado, Champion, Goshen, General Coach, Braun, KSIR, Mobility Ventures, Starcraft, and Turtle Top, means nothing if it doesn't translate into benefits to our customers. In the case of Central States, our size means five full-service facilities, a huge parts inventory, a large inventory of New, Lease/Return, and Used School and Commercial Buses available for quick delivery, a customer service department that specializes in solving bus-related issues, and a staff of over 75 people who work diligently to satisfy our customers' needs. In the case of Central States, size does matter!

Huge Parts Inventory in Five Warehouses for All of the Buses
We Provide

Central States maintains a huge inventory of bus parts and related accessories, and our team of bus parts experts ensures our customers get the right parts the first time. Those two key advantages enable us to consistently maintain a 95% fill rate for the parts we supply. For our customers, that means there is a very high probability they will get the right parts quickly, which means their buses will soon be back on the road safely transporting passengers.

"The Bus Experts"

We call ourselves "The Bus Experts" because we have invested in our people, systems, and processes to give our customers the best possible service. The Technical Support section of this web site includes electronic owners and service manuals, electrical schematics, service bulletins, recalls, and service tips. Whether it is our Customer Service and Warranty support team, our fully-equipped shops and ASE-Certified Service Technicians, our traveling Parts Sales staff, our experienced Bus Sales staff, our CRM system that ensures customer information is properly maintained, or even this web site that contains many helpful sections, we have built an experienced team and furnished them with the facilities, equipment, systems, and processes to ensure that our customers are well served.