Public Surplus and other websites allow people to find buses listed for auction, and local auctions might provide opportunities to find cheap buses as well. Consumers willing to find parts and perform work on their own might be able to find especially cheap buses at salvage yards.
Schools rely on buses to transport students, and public schools often sell used buses at government-run auctions; others outsource their buses to third-party auctioning companies. Charter buses can be more difficult to find, as companies often sell directly to other companies to try to recoup as much of the cost as possible. However, eBay auctions list some buses for sale, which can potentially save money.