MINOTOUR® School Bus

Minotour bus on white background

Passenger Capacity
Up to 24

Ford® Chassis: 158″
GM® Chassis: 139″ or 159″

SRW 9,900 lbs., DRW 10,050–14,500 lbs.

GM gas 4.3L V6
GM gas 6.0L V8
Ford gas 6.8L V10

Zonar V3 advanced telematics system

Little but loaded with features

The Minotour® may be the smallest school bus on the roads of New Jersey, but don’t be fooled by its size. Into this highly compact and maneuverable vehicle, Thomas Built Buses has packed all the safety features and rugged engineering of their bigger school buses. And, unlike most passenger vans, the Minotour meets and exceeds all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for school buses. The Minotour is one of the most popular small sized school buses on the roads of New Jersey!

Safety Features

At Thomas Built Buses, passenger safety is our number one priority. Every bus we manufacture meets or exceeds all State and Federal regulations for school buses. We designed the Minotour with a number of innovative safety features, including:

  • Strength like a full-size school bus
  • Safety cage body construction with one-piece skirt-to-skirt roof bows
  • Two internal roof crash rails for rollover protection
  • Four-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • 42″ x 47″ glass-paneled rear emergency door

Drive-ability / Comfort

  • 73″ interior headroom
  • Interior dome lights
  • Driver-friendly ergonomic instrument panel
  • Thermal poly fiber insulation

Driver Visibility

  • Driver control panel placed overhead
  • Manually operated front entrance door
  • 306 square-inch Saf-T-Vue window

Available Options

  • Wheelchair lift with 44″ wide door
  • Remote control/heated mirrors
  • Driver’s step
  • Dash and rear A/C
  • Various seat options available: bench seat with lap belts, with three-point belts; ISO latch; integrated child seat or coach-style seating


  • Electronics mounted in interior service compartment with light
  • Main circuit breaker located inside entrance door as master power to body
  • Access to lights from inside the bus
Minotour school bus with 4 children lined up along side it

Interior storage rack in a white passenger bus

Closeup of gray seats with safety belts

Drivers control panel in a Minotour bus

Interior front of a white passenger bus showing the first aid kit and access panel

Handicap ram closeup on yellow school bus