Visiting the Windy City with a group? Rely on National Charter Bus Chicago to take your group to Navy Pier, one of Chicago’s top tourist destinations. Our 24/7 customer service specialists are ready to help you plan a cost-effective group trip to Navy Pier and other Chicago attractions, including United Center, UChicago, and Wrigley Field. Whether you’re a local from the city or a visitor from out of state, National Charter Bus can help you find a tailored transportation solution for your group. Call us today at 312-392-0239 for a free, personalized quote!
Navy Pier sees more than eight million visitors yearly, making it Chicago’s top attraction by attendance. Stretching over one thousand miles across Chicago’s Lake Michigan shoreline, it is home to a wide variety of restaurants, parks, exhibition spaces, gardens, and shops, allowing all visitors to find an activity that aligns with their interests. Choose from one of the many events and programs offered, or slow down and explore charming shops such as Sitara and Sweet Home Chicago. A family-friendly attraction for visitors of all ages, the pier will have something in store for every member of your group. For simplified transportation that will allow you to enjoy this family destination to the max, rely on National Charter Bus to arrange the best fleet of vehicles for your needs.
Chicago has one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the country, so it can be a hassle for large groups to navigate, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the CTA’s routes. Skip the risk of getting lost in one of Chicago’s neighborhoods and rent a bus with National Charter Bus. With a private driver at your side, you won’t have to worry about listening to the GPS’s belated directions, navigating the crowded Chicago streets, or braving the weather as your group walks from bus stop to bus stop. Instead, you will enjoy the Chicago scenery through the panoramic windows of your private bus, all the while enjoying the exclusive comforts of air conditioning, private elbow room, reclining backrests, WiFi, power outlets, and more.
Like every other big city, Chicago can be challenging to drive and be driven in. Rideshare services can hike up during high travel season and fluctuate during normal travel times, making it a less-than-ideal option for large groups. Instead of relying on a pre-scheduled bus route or a rideshare apps varying prices, rent a charter bus or shuttle through National Charter Bus for a dependable service that’s customized exactly to your specific itinerary.
Our access to a wide range of operators will ensure that we find the perfect bus for your group no matter the season or time of year. Whether you’re traveling to the pier with a small party of family members, a large group of students, or a massive band of employees, National Charter Bus will resolve the transportation and logistics of your trip, allowing you to focus on enjoying Navy Pier without worrying about transportation and parking. Rental options include 56-, 25-, 20-, and 18-passenger buses that can come with a variety of upgraded features, including TVs, DVDs, overhead storage, luggage bays, and PA systems.
Pumped about your trip to Navy Pier, but not sure how to get started? Our team has put together a short guide for you to make the most of your time in this sprawling lakeside attraction. With so much to see and do, you might feel overwhelmed, but not to worry! With this guide, you will get off your bus armed with the tools to take advantage of everything the pier offers.
There are plenty of restaurants to choose from at the pier, making it particularly difficult to decide where you’ll eat. Once you make a choice, don’t forget to book a table ahead of time to ensure quick service and guaranteed seating, Our team recommends the following spots:
Phone: (312) 288-8783
Don’t skip this local classic pizza chain. Offering deep-dish Chicago pizza and friendly table service, Giordano’s is a solid choice for lunch or dinner.
Phone: (312) 374-3923
Are members of your group 21 and over? Stop at Tiny Tavern for well-crafted cocktails and fun cuisine that will both delight and surprise your group.
Phone: (312) 644-7482
No Navy Pier trip is complete without a stop at Riva Crab House. Enjoy some delicious seafood while savoring uninterrupted views of Lake Michigan.
In a hurry and can’t make a reservation? There are plenty of options for counter service, including I Dream of Falafel, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice, and Big City Kitchen. The wait can be tough for some of these establishments, which is why your group might opt to eat somewhere in the city, then return to the pier.
As a tourist destination, Navy Pier’s shops and restaurants often offer exorbitant tourist prices, so it might be more economical to eat at a place off the pier. With a charter bus rental from National Charter Bus, your group will have the benefit of private transportation that has been tailored to your specific itinerary and needs. We only work with professionally trained drivers who would be more than happy to accommodate a lunch or dinner trip with advance notice.
Here are some delicious options right outside Navy Pier:
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Address: 1120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 725-7777
Address: 739 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 266-6691
Trattoria No. 10
Address: 10 N Dearborn St #1, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 984-1718
Address: 110 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 644-0500
The Purple Pig
Address: 500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 464-1744
Ready to get started? National Charter Bus is ready to help you plan a terrific trip to the Midwest’s top tourist destination. No matter how big or how small your group, we can match you with the perfect bus for your trip. Our nationwide service covers major cities in the Midwest such as Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, and Indianapolis, so no matter how far or how close you’re traveling from, our team will be able to accommodate your group with ease. Call us today at 312-392-0239 for a free, personalized quote!