California & Western States Bus Services

Serving California and the Western States


Avalon Transportation and

California Bus Service Join Forces!

California Bus Service is pleased to announce that its California based bus company is joining forces with Avalon Transportation, effective immediately. In an ever increasing competitive environment, California Bus Service chose to expand its services by joining with Avalon to insure we supply our valued clients with the level of service that they have become accustomed to. The California Bus Service and Avalon offices have worked closely together for many years, thus this merger is a natural progression of that close relationship.

Avalon Transportation is an international leader in providing complete ground transportation services, worldwide, for both chartered bus and chauffeured services. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and five other cities (and an affiliate network stretching the globe), Avalon can arrange transportation for anywhere clients need to go. For over thirty years, Avalon has maintained one of the most modern and diverse fleets in the industry and all of our motor coach drivers are trained professionals, carefully chosen for their competence and courtesy. Avalon is proud to add the exceptional California Bus Service drivers to its driving team.

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Do you provide sightseeing tours? Let Avalon Bus Services get to your destination in style and comfort.

Sporting Events

Get your team to and from the game hassle-free. Book with us and ride like an MVP.

Field Trips

Activity transportation for a child-safe ride, field trips, team / band, events and more.

Corporate Events

Group transportation for all your team building trips, conferences and seminars.

Church Outings

Is your group in need of transportation? Book us for theme parks, local activities and more.

Charter Bus

A clean, well-maintained fleet and friendly, professional drivers equal a great experience.

No Question or Job is Too Small, or Too Large

For over 25 years, Avalon Bus Services has provided its charter transportation services. We specialize in safe, reliable, and affordable group transportation. Whether a nonprofit organization, school, business, or senior center, we can help you with your travel needs. Avalon Bus Services has the highest safety rating in the industry. We take every precaution to make sure our customers are safe, comfortable, and getting to where they need to be.

Our motorcoaches can accommodate nearly any size group with 47, 51, 55, 56, and 59 passenger motorcoaches. We want to make your trip as comfortable as possible, so our buses are equipped with many amenities, such as CD/DVD players and monitors, plush reclining seats, touring size windows, and an onboard lavatory.

You can rely on Us – A Certified Company for a Secure travel

Avalon Bus services put an emphasis on being SPAB certified. SPAB certification requires the completion of a rigorous training program. SPAB (School Pupil Activities Bus) certification, is administered by the California Highway Patrol annually. During the inspection, the CHP Official performs a thorough vehicle inspection, inside and out. All aspects of our maintenance records, drivers’ paperwork and driving logs are inspected to ensure we comply with all laws, state and federal. Drivers are required to pass a “live-scan” background check through the Department of Justice.

Motorcoach Amenities Include

• Climate Control – A/C
• AM/FM Radio
• CD/DVD Players/Monitors
• Touring Size Windows
• Plush Reclining Seats
• Onboard Lavatory
• PA System
• Professional Uniformed Driver

The Benefits of choosing Avalon Bus Services over Others

Transportation Solutions

Customized Services
We have experience with all kinds of events requiring unique transportation needs.

Various Seating Capacities
Our motorcoaches can accommodate nearly any size group with 47, 51, 55, 56 and 59 passenger motorcoaches.

Available for Mountain Trips

Service Oriented

Clean Equipment
Our coaches are clean to make for a comfortable ride. Safe, comfortable travel.

Professional Drivers
Our friendly, uniformed drivers are trained professionals.

Go Green

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
A motorcoach is the best way to travel to minimize one’s carbon footprint.

A motorcoach is the most fuel-efficient transportation mode in North America, providing 206.6 passenger mpg.

Lower C02 Emissions
Motorcoaches emit the least carbon dioxide per passenger mile. A single motorcoach can replace as many as 55 passenger cars.


Dispatch and Roadside
Services for your safety and stress-free travel.

Inspection & Maintenance
Our fleet and drivers are constantly inspected and maintained. Nonetheless we are always available – we’ll get you there!


Casino turnarounds to Stateline are sure to make you some money.

Southern California’s First Choice
For fundraisers you can’t go wrong with a trip to the casino, everyone will want to go! We help you raise money for your cause.

Still have your doubts!! We Understand.
Read what our customers have to say about us –

Our experience here at Cal State San Bernardino with Shalimar is that no matter who our clients are or what the destination might be the drivers are always professional and courteous. The buses are immaculate, and everyone has a great time. I would highly recommend hiring Shalimar for whatever travels you may have in store.
Joyce Woolsey

Cal State San Bernardino

The Chino Valley Unified School District Transportation Department has worked with Shalimar Tours & Charter for many years. We have used other charter companies also, but the bulk of our charters have always been with Shalimar.  They provide excellent service. When any of our school sites request a charter company, it is Shalimar. Over the years Shalimar has proven to be very reliable, always on time, and they use courteous drivers. From the office standpoint, they are easy to work with; very flexible with our demands – even last-minute changes and deadlines. Another great bonus for using Shalimar is their pricing which is the most reasonable of all the charter companies we work with. Shalimar Tours & Charter is Number One on our list!!!
Greg Landry

Chino Valley Unified School District

I want to thank Shalimar Tours & Charter for serving our many requests of transportation at Loma Linda Academy. The busses are always in top notch shape. We have never experienced any delays due to a bus problem. You have been easy to work with when there were date and time changes.
Mel Jones

Loma Linda Academy

You Can Book Us For

Charter Motorcoach Transportation Services

Motorcoaches are luxurious, energy efficient and comfortable. They offer travelers amenities that include reclining upholstered seats, personal climate control, music hook-up and video entertainment, footrests, and lavatories. And they allow travelers to see, rather than fly over their destination. Travel by motorcoach is the greenest, safest, most hassle-free, convenient, and affordable way to travel.

Safe, Reliable & Affordable

Located within a few miles of Ontario Airport, we specialize in group transportation. Whether a non-profit organization, school, business, or senior center we can help you with your travel needs. Avalon Bus Services have the highest safety rating in the industry. We take every precaution to make sure our customers are safe, comfortable, and getting to where they need to be. Experienced with popular destinations throughout Southern California including beaches, museums, theme parks, zoos, and city tours.

Schools & Universities

We provide services for events such as field trips, sports, dances, and grad nights. Our safety record makes us a good match for transporting your students. We are SPAB certified and meet all the requirements to transport school aged children in the State of California. We are on the approved vendor list for LAUSD and have contracts with schools all over Southern California.

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A Few Common Questions answered for You

Do you do fundraiser turnaround?
Yes! Turnarounds are one of our most popular services and we specialize in doing Turnarounds as Fundraisers. Call or email us for our Turnaround Packet designed to give you the tools you need to make your Turnaround a success. Our one-day Turnarounds go to Stateline. Our weekends book up fast so be sure to book your Turnaround up to two months ahead of time; this will hold your date and give you plenty of time to promote!
Where do you go?
Avalon Bus Services go where you want to go! You can charter our services to take you almost anywhere. Our common destinations include Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. We specialize in Senior and Student Travel and our familiar with museums, amusement parks and popular destinations throughout California.
What do you need to know to give me a quote?
To provide you the most accurate quote, we’ll need to know the following: date or dates of trip, number of people, pick up location and time, destination, and return time. If you need help with your itinerary, we’ll be more than happy to assist you.
What is your authority number?
We have several authorities to operate in California and other states. We can assist you with any documentation you may need when it comes to chartering our motorcoaches. US DOT: 1460480 – MC: 176381 – California PUC: 19992
Are you SPAB certified?
Yes! Our coaches and drivers are SPAB Certified, which means we are able to transport school aged children in the state of California. Our drivers go through training and our coaches are inspected by the California Highway Patrol. Avalon Bus services have the highest safety rating in the industry.