Heartland has provided superior charter bus service in the Midwest since 1989.

Heartland Trailways, a family-owned charter bus company, started in Maryville, MO in 1989, and now operates out of Kansas City, MO. For over 30 years Heartland Trailways has been a leading bus charter company and one of the largest privately held bus charter companies in the Midwest. We’re proud of our luxury motorcoaches and Black Car limo coaches. They are among the safest and most comfortable in the industry.

And, we’re even prouder of our professional staff. We receive many compliments for our courteous, friendly, and skilled drivers. We also invest in ongoing safety training for our crew and clean our vehicles after each trip for the safety of our passengers. Our customer service staff is known for listening carefully to the needs of each client and designing a service that’s just right for them while keeping an eye on the budget.

Chris, president of Heartland Trailways

Christopher Mnichowski


Mike Begnaud

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Clifford Jordan

Office Manager

Patricia Eskridge

Inside Sales Coordinator

Yvonne Taylor

Senior Administrative Assistant

Karson Worthington

Intern/Administrative Assistant

Daniel Chadwick

Head Mechanic

Ernie Nelson


Darrell Stansberry

Head Detailer

Franklin George



Our guiding principles that keep us “Driven by Excellence”


We provide safe and comfortable transportation for all of our passengers on well-maintained luxury motor coaches, anywhere they want to go in North America.


We are “Driven by Excellence”. From our fully-trained chauffeurs and drivers, to our knowledgeable mechanics, to our friendly office staff, we will make your travel experience one that you will treasure.


We maintain these core values: Honesty, Integrity, and Safety. This allows us to be “Driven by Excellence” for our clients and our employees.


What our customers say about us…

I wanted to tell you what an incredible job Walter did for us! He was so professional, friendly, and drove so well. It was the best experience that I have ever had with a driver at any time. He did an absolutely amazing job!

Matt Carpenter, Head Baseball Coach – Avila University

I wanted to let you know that your drivers were fantastic! Cynthia was incredible. The drivers were all so kind and patient and made good connections with our kids. Best experience we have had with a bus company in a long time. Thank you and thank your drivers for a great trip.

Dr. Tim J. Allshouse, Director of Bands, Blue Springs High School

I just wanted reach out and say thank you for stepping up and assisting Lakeview Middle School with transportation for our athletic teams. Your efforts allowed us to participate fully and not have to cancel any events. Lakeview Middle School looks forward to utilizing your services again if needed.

Matt Galley, Executive Administrative Assistant, Lakeview Middle School

The bus was very clean and neat, the driver (Walter) was extremely nice, an excellent driver and did a great job!! We so appreciate the service you all provided and the wonderful care we received, definitely a 5-Star experience! Thanks so much, and thanks to Walter!!

Lora J. Royer, Branch Office Administrator, Edward Jones

I would absolutely be thrilled if we could get Walter for all our trips. He has been awesome.

Shawn Summe, Avila University

I just wanted to reach out and express how happy our group was with our driver. He was extremely helpful in loading and unloading the luggage. He was very courteous to the teachers and students. He was always on time or early for picks and drop-offs. Our trip was a success because of Wally Lopez.

Jeffrey W. Baumann, Agriculture Instructor/FFA Advisor, Savannah High School

I want to take a moment to say what wonderful drivers we had for our After Prom event. They were friendly, professional, and obviously used to dealing with teens. It was a great experience and everyone was so willing to work with us with good communication. Thank you!

Lisa K. Pierce, NCSP, School Psychologist, Brown County Kansas Special Education Interlocal #615

The bus service you provided for our trip on 5/18 and 5/21 was excellent!

Brian Dempsey, Biology Teacher, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School