Join the only industry organization that connects all segments of the motorcoach and group travel industry to maximize their offerings to customers and help build their business.

Team up with the Right People.

ABA serves an industry that moves nearly 3/4 of a billion passengers annually on charters, tours, scheduled service and shuttles.  ABA represents 65% of all coaches on the road in North America which includes the largest group of motorcoach decision-makers. 

Access the Right Ideas.

Through personal connections, online and personal assistance, printed publications, education sessions and certification programs, ABA helps you understand important industry trends and access expertise worth thousands of dollars that you can implement immediately.

Be there at the Right Time.

During this time where the motorcoach and group travel industry is experiencing growth and reinvestment, you need your name in front of the motorcoach and tour operators who purchase your products and services.  Now is the time to increase your bottom line by getting involved in ABA.

Please click the appropriate membership type below for details on benefits, membership requirements and dues information:

Motorcoach Operator

Motorcoach/bus operator membership is for private companies that own motorcoaches and perform a variety of transportation services such as charters, retail tours, scheduled service, sightseeing, local receptive operations, school bus, package express and special operations. Some also own travel agencies. Bus operator membership requests are in a pending status for 30 days, allowing for comment by ABA operators to insure credibility of the pending operator. After that period, the membership becomes fully active.

Tour Operator

Tour operator membership is for companies that organize tours but do not own buses. Tour operator members’ primary business is organizing and selling outbound (as opposed to local area) tours for groups and frequently booking motorcoaches for their groups. Some also act as receptive operators for their local area, and some own travel agencies.  No tour operator affiliated with a bus operator is eligible for membership unless the affiliated carrier is a bus operator member of ABA.

Travel Industry

Travel Industry membership is available to travel/tourism/destination marketing organizations, tourism service/transportation companies, accommodations, attractions, and food service companies. 


Associate/Service Provider membership is available to companies that supply goods and services to the motorcoach and tour operator industry. 


Current Members

As a member of the American Bus Association, you're an expert on the benefits of belonging to ABA. So we're asking you to share your membership experience with colleagues and clients through the ABA Circle Club campaign. Spread the word with others about how ABA provides networking and business development opportunities, government advocacy and knowledge to help you connect to others in the motorcoach, tour and travel community, and you'll have the opportunity to earn rewards for your company. Join the Circle and Be Rewarded!