About Us

Schmitty & Sons began back in 1941 when Wilfrid Schmitt “Schmitty” began driving for the Orchard Lake Co-Op, a local transit company. In 1952, Schmitty purchased his own bus and began transporting children for the Lakeville Schools. This tradition of excellence has allowed the company to expand and prosper throughout the years.

Schmitty & Sons still provides transportation for the Lakeville School district; however, the fleet has expanded from that one bus in 1952 to over 100 buses today. The expansion has also opened doors for new areas of business in the charter and transit division. In 2000, Schmitty & Son’s purchased the rights to the Gray Line Tours franchise for Minnesota. Within Gray Line Minnesota we operate a large fleet of school buses, coach buses and trolleys. The Schmitty & Sons transit division includes the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA). We also operate the Quick Ride Ramp shuttle buses at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Schmitty & Son’s mission has remained the same since the foundation in 1952. The focus has and always will be on the customer experience – ensuring the best in safe and reliable transportation. This is maintained through the team of knowlegeable staff and experienced drivers. We believe that our strong foundation in our core values will continue the growth of Schmitty & Sons into the future.

Since January 2016, we are excited to announce that Schmitty & Sons is now an employee-owned company!

Our services now reach beyond passenger transportation to include our state of the art repair and maintenance shop. We hire only the most experienced and qualified mechanics and body repair experts. Also, through our sales division we sell a wide range of quality vehicles, parts and equipment.

Schmitty & Sons still provides transportation for the Lakeville School district; however, the fleet has expanded from that one bus in 1952 to over 100 buses today. The expansion has also opened doors for new areas of business in the charter and transit division. In 2000, Schmitty & Son’s purchased the rights to the Gray Line Tours franchise for Minnesota. Within Gray Line Minnesota we operate a large fleet of school buses, coach buses and trolleys. The Schmitty & Sons transit division includes the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA). We also operate the Quick Ride Ramp shuttle buses at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Our Private Event Charter Bus Transportation services are ideal for all group sizes and for all types of trips. No matter what kind of trip you’re planning, you’ve love travelling with Gray Line Minnesota!

Our deluxe motorcoaches let you to relax while being productive. We provide wireless Internet, presentation capabilities and table space so that you and your executives feel comfortable working while traveling.

Our diligent & accommodating staff will make certain that you enjoy every moment of your special day. Ride in style & feel relaxed knowing that Gray Line always provides positive and reliable transportation.

Weddings & Receptions

We make team-travel easy and relaxing while providing professional & dependable busing for your athletes and personnel. Gray Line Minnesota provides climate controlled transport to games, hotels & practices.

Athletic Teams & Personnel

No matter the size of your group, Gray Line Minnesota will help you feel at ease when traveling to and from the airport. You can choose from our various selection of fleets that best fit the comfort of your family, colleagues or organization.

Airport Transfers & Transport

Our staff will precisely follow your schedule and will accommodate to whatever size group you may have. Gray Line Minnesota always puts our passengers first and wants you to feel at ease on your trips away from home.

Convention & Hotel Shuttles

Why not look to Gray Line Minnesota when it’s time for your school or college to hit the road? We have all the experience necessary to organize and transport your group to their destination. Let us make your next big school event a breeze!

Schools & Colleges

With our luxury motor coaches and mini-coaches, we take pride in our efforts to help groups getting involved in the community. Groups large and small can enjoy the comfort of our deluxe seating, restrooms, DVD players and spacious legroom.

Clubs & Churches

Gray Line Minnesota can specifically design a professional employee shuttle system for your workplace transportation. We'll meet the needs of any organization, providing employee parking lot shuttles, business travel, and company outings.

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