Traveling with Children

  • All children and young adults should be prepared to produce a photo ID with proof of age to avoid being refused from traveling on Land to Air Express.
  • Children’s fare will be based on the full fare paid by the accompanying adult and cannot be combined with other discounted fares or special promotions.
  • Children’s fare may not always be available.
  • No children’s fare will be honored for tickets destined for casinos.
  • State of Illinois only – No tickets will be sold for interstate or intrastate transportation of unaccompanied minor children under the age of 17 from locations within the state of Illinois.
  • Children ages 2-16 are not allowed to travel in to or out of the U.S. unless accompanied by someone 17 years of age or older.
  • Children under the age of 2 are not allowed to travel unaccompanied.

Fares And Discounts For Children

The subsequent rules are the basis for determining children’s fares. The carriers reserve the right to refuse to transport children from their origin, when the supervisory of such children is inadequate by the judgment of the supervisory personnel of the origin carrier.

  1. Under 2 Years of Age: One (1) child who has not reached his or her second (2nd) birthday can travel for free when accompanied by a passenger who is at least seventeen (17) years of age and will not occupy  a seat of their own (the child can sit on the accompanying passenger’s lap). For children under 2 years of age who will need to occupy a seat to the exclusion of another passenger, please see restrictions for “Ages 2-16.”
  2. Ages 2-11: All passengers who have not reached their twelfth (12th) birthday must be accompanied by a passenger of seventeen (17) years of age or older. Children ages 2-11 receive twenty percent (20%) off the full adult fare when traveling with a passenger seventeen (17) years or older paying full adult fare and on the same itinerary (both outbound and return). Limit two (2) children fare tickets per one (1) adult fare ticket. Additional children ages 2-16 in the travel party may be subject to paying the full adult fare.
  3. Ages 12-16: Children ages 12-16 receive twenty percent (20%) off the full adult fare when traveling with a passenger seventeen (17) years or older paying full adult fare and on the same itinerary (both outbound and return). Children age 12-16  are allowed to travel unaccompanied but with certain restrictions, including completion of the Unaccompanied Child Form and must comply with the guidelines regarding the transportation of Unaccompanied Children as outlined in the Policy Affecting Unaccompanied Children.

Unaccompanied Children

Any passenger under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a passenger at least 17 years of age or older at all times. Passengers between the ages of 12 and 16 years of age inclusive, may travel unaccompanied at full adult fare if the following conditions are met in their entirety: If any of the above conditions are not met, then the passenger must be accompanied by a passenger at least 17 years of age or older in order to travel.

  1. The passenger’s trip will begin and end on the same schedule (no transfers).
  2. The passenger’s trip will be no longer than five (5) hours in duration.
  3. The passenger’s trip (origin to destination) must take place during daylight hours only.
  4. Both the origin and destination stations are full service agencies or company operated facilities.
  5. The destination station will be open at the time the passenger is scheduled to arrive.
  6. Parent, Guardian or Legal Custodian of the child must complete and sign the Unaccompanied Child Form authorizing the child to make the trip and return this to the Customer Service Supervisor on duty. This form specifically names the person authorizing the trip and the person meeting the child at the destination station and the telephone number(s) at which this person may be contacted. It also provides an emergency contact name and telephone number in the event it is needed.
  7. In order for the child to be released at the destination, the person named on the Unaccompanied Child Form as the one meeting the child must have positive picture identification, such as a driver’s license or state issued identification card, and provide such to the agent at the destination station. Without such identification, the child will be released into the custody of Child Protective Services or to local law enforcement officials in the destination city.

If any of the above conditions are not met, then the passenger must be accompanied by a passenger at least 17 years of age or older in order to travel. Tickets for unaccompanied children are not sold online. To request the unaccompanied child form please contact Land to Air Express customer service

Child Safety Seats

Customers are welcome to use child safety seats for bus travel with children on Land to Air Express buses. Parents traveling with children who do not require a ticket may travel with the child in the adjoining seat at no cost unless seating capacity becomes an issue. At that point the driver will ask the customer to hold the child and check the car seat underneath the coach to make room for ticketed passengers. In order to guarantee use of the adjoining seat the space must be purchased at the discounted child fare. You should ensure that your child seat has been approved for use in a motor vehicle, and is used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

It is your responsibility to secure the child seat to the bus seat with strapping or webbing that is approved by the child seat manufacturer. You are responsible for providing the strapping or the webbing when traveling with kids on Land to Air Express. You should also secure your child in the child seat with a manufacturer-approved lap and/or shoulder belt/harness. Land to Air Express does not provide lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses.

Frequently asked Questions

Land to Air Express passengers are allowed up to five bags, including 1 free carry on and 2 free checked bags. Please see our luggage information for more details.

Yes! All vehicles in our fleet are full equipped with ADA capabilities including chair lift and proper strapping.

With standard one-way pricing from $5-30 per passenger, Land to Air passengers can already count on affordable daily pricing when traveling throughout Southern Minnesota. For exclusive offers, consider joining our monthly newsletter!

Federal law requires all customers wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while at our facilities, boarding our buses, and during travel. Masks must also be worn between sips and bites when customers are eating or drinking. Refusal to wear a mask is a violation of Federal law and may result in denial of boarding or removal from our facilities or buses; and passengers may also be subject to penalties.

Face masks with valves or vents, unsecured masks under the chin (such as a bandana), and plastic face shields (by themselves) are not allowed under Federal law and are not accepted as approved face coverings. If you don’t have an approved face covering of your own, please inquire about one at your local depot.
For more information on how to best protect yourself from COVID-19, we recommend customers review the CDC’s website before traveling.

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