Headed to Chicago? We’ve got you covered! National Charter Bus books charter buses, minibuses, and various vehicles in between to guarantee comfortable and reliable group transportation in the Windy City. To get started on your trip plans, keep reading to learn more about what we can do for you, or call our 24-hour team at 312-392-0239. Our reservation experts will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for your trip.
No matter what type of group you’re traveling with, National Charter Bus is here to pair you with the perfect group transportation solution. Sports teams love spacious storage bays on our large bus models; wedding coordinators love setting up shuttle services between venues; teachers love comfortable amenities to keep students and chaperones calm on field trips; and businesses love daily transportation solutions to keep commutes running smoothly. Our nationwide network of bus options makes it easy to travel into, out of, and around Chicago, no matter the size or scope of your trip!
If you ask a local, they’ll probably tell you that Chicago’s public transportation is fairly robust compared to other American cities. The Chicago Transit Authority and the Metra Commuter Rail combine to connect most corners of the city. But, getting a group on & off multiple buses and keeping everyone organized through train stations can be difficult-- especially if you’re traveling with small children. Plus, if your itinerary includes locations that aren’t near a public transportation stops, you might face a little extra difficulty getting around.
That's where National Charter Bus comes in. We're equipped to handle transportation for groups of any size. Need a compact minibus for fewer than 20 people? You got it. Looking for a custom fleet of full-sized motorcoaches? We can do that, too!
On your bus, you’ll enjoy climate controls to keep you comfortable no matter the weather in Chicago. Televisions with DVD players and auxiliary plug-ins make it easy to keep all passengers entertained. And reclining seats allow for relaxation time while a professional driver navigates your group around Chicago. Need an ADA-accessible bus? Just let your reservation specialist know, and we’ll make sure every member of your group can enjoy the ride.
If you’re hosting an event in Chicago, the last thing you want to worry about is how your out-of-town guests will get around. Some newcomers might not know the best routes around the city, which may cause them to turn up late. Eliminate stress for your guests by providing a personalized shuttle service! We’ll transport your group from nearby cities like Detroit, Indianapolis, or St. Louis, or pick you up from O’Hare so you’re not stuck waiting for rideshare services to become available.
What if you’re hosting an event at McCormick Place but staying at a hotel a few miles away? We’ll help keep guests connected to your event by providing an exclusive shuttle service between your venue and your hotel. This way, everyone has a guaranteed ride that runs in alignment with your event schedule and services your guests only.
Or, what if you’re hosting a wedding at a venue like Chez that isn’t connected to a hotel? We’ll set up a shuttle service to move guests from your hotel to your reception to your ceremony with absolute ease. Relax and enjoy your day knowing that everyone has reliable transportation!
While you’re touring Chicago colleges & universities, you should be focused on guiding students through their college choices, not navigating unfamiliar roads. Explore local campuses like the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and others in a comfortable minibus with a professional driver at the wheel! We’ll drop you off at each campus for your scheduled tours and drive you through all of the city’s hotspots to help you decide which school is right for you. Store gift shop finds like t-shirts & mugs plus information packets and notes right on your bus while you move from one tour to the next.
Planning a field trip for your Chicago students? Whether you’re staying in town for a visit to the Shedd Aquarium or planning a class trip to New York, Philadelphia, or DC, we’ve got everything you need to secure a comfortable ride for yourself, your students, and your chaperones. Minibuses come equipped with reclining seats, overhead storage, WiFi, and climate controls for a comfortable ride around the city. But, if you’re looking to accommodate a larger class, go for a full-sized charter bus with the works: an on-board bathroom, televisions with DVD players, reclining seats, plus all of the perks of a minibus on a larger platform, all for a low per-person cost.
Getting a group to a game has never been easier. Support the Cubs, the Bears, the Bulls, or your favorite local team with the help of a private bus rental! We welcome all groups of dedicated Chicago sports fans, whether you’re an alumni association, a group of coworkers, or a family. Relax and let a professional driver get you to local sports venues like United Center or Wrigley Field. You’ll have plenty of room to spare for essential tailgating gear such as coolers, tents, TVs, and more while you ride in comfort.
Our team here at National Charter Bus is always prepared to secure your group transportation into, out of, and around Chicago. Spend a day strolling around Millennium Park or Navy Pier, or plan an unforgettable road trip to anywhere in the nation—as near as Detroit or as far as Los Angeles. Whatever your group travel needs may be, we’ve got you covered!
Call our 24-hour team today at 312-392-0239 to receive a free, no-obligation quote for your bus rental. We’re always here to answer your questions and ensure that you’re paired with the perfect ride for your group. Call today to learn more!
New to Chicago? Here are a few local hotspots that our passengers love, sure to keep every member of your group entertained throughout your Chicago stay:
All jazz music aficionados must pay a visit to Green Mill Jazz Club. With a cool, 1940s vibe backed by over 100 years of history, this club is sure to leave all visitors feeling suave & sophisticated. As a bonus, you can enjoy your evening without worrying about a DD—your professional bus driver will be ready to pick you up when the night’s over.
Address: 4802 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 878-5552
If loose teeth, used hearing aids, skulls, medical supplies, and taxidermy tickle your fancy, you’re in luck, because Woolly Mammoth has it all! Say “goodbye” to magnets with the Chicago skyline… if you want a really memorable souvenir, this is the stop we recommend.
Address: 1513 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 989-3294
Just about an hour northwest of Chicago is the Volo Auto Museum, home to both vintage and modern cars—some even a little famous, like the “Greased Lightning” car from Grease or a replica DeLorean from Back to the Future. Outside of cars, the museum also houses exhibits like a Disney Gallery and a Warner Brothers Gallery for those group members who might not share an interest in auto history.
Address: 27582 Volo Village Rd, Volo, IL 60073
Phone: (815) 385-3644
Who hasn’t wondered what it’s like to be a secret agent? At this nonprofit creative writing center, you can pop in to buy some fun spy-related gear like fake mustaches, magnifying glasses, and toy security cameras. Shopping here helps support a local organization known as 826CHI, which supports creative and expository writing skills for young students.
Address: 1276 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 772-8108
Two words: turtle racing. That’s what you’ll find at Big Joe’s, along with dive bar classics like pool, darts, and plenty of drinks. Bar-goers can enter a raffle for the chance to win prizes based on each turtle’s speed. Winner gets a t-shirt. Loser gets a free drink. But if you ask us, there are no losers when racing turtles are involved.
If the turtles have your group a little too rowdy, don’t worry about how you’ll get back home—your minibus will be ready to transport you safely after the turtles have gone to bed and the night’s wrapped up.
Address: 1818 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 784-8755
Right photo Credit: Thrillist, Sean Cooley
If you’re looking to save a few bucks on Chicago hotels, try seeing what’s available at Wrigley Hostel! Private and dormitory-style rooms are available to keep your group comfy and on-budget. Plus, this hostel hosts daily events like game nights and pub crawls. It’s also just a stone’s throw away from Wrigley Field. When you’re ready to venture further into Chicago, hop on your bus rental for an easy ride to and from all of your planned stops.
Address: 3514 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 598-4471
Making your way to Chicago just to see a movie doesn’t sound like something most people would plan to do. But what if that movie was showing in a beautiful, old-school theatre with a history dating all the way back to 1929? Now, we’re talking. Music Box Theatre proudly screens independent, foreign, cult, and classic films on the reg, with a neat dose of history on the side to keep things interesting. As a bonus, group ticket discounts are available, and if you’re feeling really fancy, you can even rent out an auditorium for a private screening.
Address: 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (773) 871-6604
Known primarily as Chicago’s premier shopping destination, the Magnificent Mile is home to three multi-story malls and numerous high-end retailers like Tiffany & Co. and Burberry. Restaurants and landmarks such as the historic Chicago Water Tower also offer a little variety for those who might not be in the mood for luxe retail therapy. Walk the mile with your group or have your bus driver drop you off at your preferred stops!
Address: North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Craving some greenery amid Chicago’s big-city vibes? The 606 might be just what you need. Spread over 2.7 miles, you can walk, bike, and explore your way through works of art, shops, and Chicago history. Like the Magnificent Mile, you can wander through the whole park or have your charter bus driver drop you off at your preferred access point.
Address: Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (312) 742-4622
Wrigley Field isn’t just for die-hard baseball fanatics. As the second-oldest MLB ballpark in the U.S., it’s a great spot for the history buffs in your group; and, if you grew up in Chicago, loving the Cubs (and, by extension, trips to Wrigley Field) has probably been ingrained in you since birth. Head over to experience the history and the team spirit for yourself!
Address: 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (773) 404-2827
3550 W Peterson Ave #104, Chicago, IL 60659