DCPS Transportation
  • Duval County Public Schools is committed to the delivery of safe, reliable, efficient, and cost-effective transportation services to the district community. A contracted fleet of more than 850 buses transports approximately 47,000 students annually. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the school bus is the safest vehicle on the road, and a student is much safer taking a bus to and from school than traveling by car. 

    Transportation is provided to students who live more than 1.5 miles from the school they attend. The distance to a bus stop can be up to one mile with exceptions for students participating in choice, special programs, alternative programs, and/or those with exception education requirements. Secondary magnet students will have “Express Routes” with stops made primarily at schools, near schools, or approved public locations which may be more than a mile away.

    Transportation Department - (904) 858-6200

    • Daily Office Hours 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Bus Routes and Times

    • Check your Focus Parent account for bus stop information.  If not present or for any further assistance, please call us at (904) 858-6200. Only students who are registered for bus transportation will have bus stop information available in Focus. 

    Before and After School Assistance

    • Office Hours 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on days when school is in session.

    Early Release Days

    • On early release days, all bus routes will run approximately 105 minutes earlier than on full days.
    • The office closes at 4:30

    Contacting Us

    • When contacting us about an issue or concern, please have some basic information ready so that we may assist you:
      • School your student attends
      • Route number
      • Home address
      • Bus Stop Location

    Contacting the Bus Companies

    • The bus company Customer Service Facilities can also be contacted to locate a bus or estimated arrival to a bus stop. The phone number for the bus company is printed on the side of the bus along with the District Transportation Office number. Routes are generally handled by each company based on the part of town serviced. If you are unsure of which company to contact call the Transportation Office for assistance. The companies are as follows:




    Contact Number

    • Arlington & Beaches

    Student Transportation of America

     (904) 720-2177

    • North (Downtown - Lem Turner - Airport)

    Student Transportation of America

     (904) 723-4352

    • Southside & Mandarin

    Durham School Services

     (904) 731-4150

    • Westside

    Student Transportation of America

     (904) 661-2370