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What Bus Do I Ride?

Posted July 27, 2022, 10:30 AM. Updated August 16, 2022, 10:18 AM.

Type in your address, and we can tell you.

To find out what bus your child should ride, visit My BusStop and type in your address. We can tell you: 

  • Where to find the bus stop 
  • Bus number
  • Pick-up time
  • Drop-off time
  • Route
  • Please note: Due to a school bus driver shortage, some school bus stops aren't available. If your student is eligible for transportation, but you can't find a bus stop for them, please call 505-880-3989.  

Who Can Ride the Bus? Image of children getting on a bus

  • Elementary school students whose home address is 1 mile or more from the school 
  • Middle school students whose home address is 1.5 miles or more from school
  • High school students whose home address is 2 or more miles from school
  • APS doesn’t provide school bus transportation for transfer students.

Who Should I Call? 

Is your child's bus late? Not sure where to catch the bus? Do you have concerns about your child’s safety? Questions or complaints about service?

  • Call the APS Student Transportation Office at 505-880-3989. During peak times, the office receives a high volume of calls. Thanks for your patience.
  • If this is an emergency (such as an accident, dangerous situation, or missing child), call APS Police at 505-243-7712.

It helps to know your child’s bus number as well as the bus stop location.

Bus Riding Tips

  • Arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes early.
  • Students will be picked up and dropped off only at their assigned stops.
  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop and the doors are opened before approaching the bus.
  • Only students assigned to a bus are allowed to ride it.
  • Middle and high school students are required to show their school identification cards upon request.
  • Use the handrail. Be careful no clothing or belongings get caught on the handrail.
  • Sit in assigned seats facing forward, feet on the floor, and speak in a normal tone of voice.
  • Follow the driver's directions.
  • The school bus will leave the school bus loading zone seven minutes after the bell rings in the afternoon.
  • Be careful in bus loading zones.
  • A school bus driver will not stop for students who have missed the bus once it is in motion.
  • No glass items, live animals, or dangerous objects will be transported on the school bus.
  • Musical instruments exceeding 40 inches in height will not be allowed on the bus.
  • Large items may not block the aisle or exits of the bus.

Bus Facts

  • Number of Buses: 382
  • Number of APS-operated buses: 255
  • Number of Students Transported Daily: 38,000+
  • Miles Traveled Daily: Nearly 30,000
  • Number of Bus Stops: 10,200+
  • Number of Bus Contractors: 6
 Visit the Student Transportation Services for more information.