As part of the prestigious Trailways® charter bus network, Kobussen Trailways of Kaukauna is the only designated Trailways company in our locale. The traveling public trusts the well-known Trailways name for its consistency since 1936. It is the largest network of independently owned bus companies in North America. This provides your group with many advantages including roadside support nationwide for peace of mind. Our company provides a variety of vehicle options for groups of all sizes and will utilize Trailways’ partners for large multi-bus moves as needed. Let us assist you with trip price quotes and charter trip planning services. We look forward to serving you.
In 1938, Elwood Kobussen aka “Grandpa Goldie,” a dairy farmer and trucker by trade, was chosen by the Kaukauna Board of Education to transport out-of-town students to and from the Kaukauna High School. Kaukauna Bus Service Incorporated was born that year and started with red, white and blue buses. The idea of busing children gained momentum and a second bus was purchased in 1940. One bus was added each year until the mid 1950s. James Kobussen, Elwood Kobussen’s eldest son, joined the company and they eventually formed a father-son partnership. Kaukauna Bus Service became Kobussen Buses, Ltd. in 1976. Kobussen expanded into motorcoaches in 1983 and offers chartered group trips throughout the US and Canada. More recently Kobussen has become a member of Trailways, which gives access to Trailways members for the rare need to keep a group moving when a bus or driver cannot continue. In 2012, Kobussen received the Contractor of the Year award from “School Bus Fleet Magazine”.