A motor coach driver operates sightseeing or tour buses, and transports passengers locally or over long distances. They have excellent driving records and are able to transport customers safely. They provide for the needs of passengers and offer information about the locale. They are employed by motor coach touring companies or work directly for resorts or hotels.


  • Make routine checks of coach greet customers
  • Confirm destination and take tickets
  • Assist passengers on and off coach
  • Drive passengers/goods to requested destination
  • Practice defensive driving
  • Provide tour commentary
  • Provide information on locale, attractions, fares, etc.
  • Record transactions and trip log

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A valid operator’s license is required
  • Four to five years of driving experience
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Tourism or customer service experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organizational and record-keeping skills are good to have
  • Knowledge of destinations, routes, legislation and regulations an asset
  • Second language is an asset
  • Secondary school diploma is preferred
  • Training in first aid, defensive driving, basic auto mechanics and customer service recommended

Possible Future Career Paths

  • Tour Director
  • Manager
  • Owner/Operator

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