Day Time:
(905) 727-8861
Night Time:
(416) 706-1461
Toll Free:
(1 (888) 795-2777
For any Monday services, please make sure of your booking by Friday to avoid missing your booking.
Day Time:
(905) 727-8861
Night Time:
(416) 706-1461
Toll Free:
(1 (888) 795-2777
For any Monday services, please make sure of your booking by Friday to avoid missing your booking.


Buses vs. Shuttles: What’s the Difference, and Which is Right for You?

shuttles are any vehicles that move passengers back and forth between two fixed points

Here at Air York Transport, we can take care of all your transportation needs. We operate a fleet of vehicles that will get you and your party where you want to go. When it comes to the services we offer, we find that there is some confusion on the difference between buses and shuttles. Our team wants to help you get the service that’s right for your needs, so in this article we’ll go over the difference between these two terms and what types of events each one is best for.

  • Buses- Most people are familiar with some type of bus, whether that’s a school bus or a bus in a public transit system. They are vehicles designed to transport large groups of passengers at once, taking them to a specific destination or making stops at a number of destinations along a specific route. At Air York Transport, we recommend choosing one of our buses if your party exceeds 15 passengers, or if your itinerary includes multiple stops.
  • Shuttles- Before it referred to a type of transportation, the word shuttle referred to the part of a loom that passes the thread horizontally through the long warp threads, moving endlessly back and forth. In transportation, then, shuttles are any vehicles that move passengers back and forth between two fixed points. While a shuttle service can use a bus as its vehicle of choice, not all shuttles are buses, and not all buses are shuttles. If you need to get your guests to only one destination and back again—for example, from the airport to the conference venue and back—shuttles are the right choice for you. Our team at Air York Transport can help you choose the right vehicles and work out the right shuttle schedule for your needs.