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City-wide music festivals, a delectable culinary scene, and our local network of trusted bus operators make the Windy City an ideal launching pad for your next adventure. 


Grab a slice of Chicago-renowned deep-dish pizza and head off to Lake Geneva to unwind or to Six Flags Great America for the thrill seekers. Either way, we'll make sure you rent the right vehicle for your trip at the best rates.

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What is Bus.com?

Bus.com is a marketplace for charter buses connecting event organizers and bus suppliers. We help you set up transportation to and from any type of events by partnering with reliable and vetted bus companies across North America.

What determines the price of a Chicago charter bus rental?

Charter bus prices in Chicago are determined by different factors, including the availability of buses in Chicago, driver’s time on duty, total mileage, your trip date, and the time of the year. We are also able to get preferred prices compared to the rest of the market thanks to our relationships with bus partners.

Where do you get your Chicago buses from?

We have a large network of trusted bus partners across North America. Our team personally vets the local bus companies in Chicago to ensure excellent charter bus service.

How do I rent a bus in Chicago with a driver?

Each Chicago charter bus rental comes with its own driver, so there’s no need to worry about making those arrangements! Our charter bus quotes factor this in by including driver’s gratuity and hotel accommodations based on industry standard.

What kind of bus rentals can I book in Chicago?

Depending on the distance you plan on traveling and the amenities that you need, you can book a coach bus rental, school bus rental, minibus rental, or mini coach bus rental in Chicago.

How soon do I have to book my charter bus rental in Chicago?

There is generally an increase in price as you get closer to your trip date. It is strongly recommended to book a bus earlier on in your planning process to take advantage of lower costs. However, it doesn’t mean that you are locked in. With our Book Now, Pay Later policy, you can make a reservation, but only have to pay for it 21 days before your trip runs.

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Weddings bus rentals in Chicago

Make sure your Special Day gets the treatment it deserves – which also extends to transportation for all your wedding-related events. With a charter bus in Chicago, everyone will have a safe and easy way to get to your wedding. Whether you need a coach bus rental to bring you and your bridal crew directly to your ceremony, or a minibus rental to set up shuttles for your guests, we'll help you find the best vehicle for your wedding transportation needs.

Planning your Wedding Group Travel

The thrill of organizing a wedding is often met with the same level of jitters. Booking a venue, deciding on menus and floral arrangements, sending out guest invitations, finalizing transportation… That’s a lot to stay on top of! We can help take some of that pressure off your shoulders by planning a Chicago charter bus rental for your wedding, so you can focus on other details. Whether you need to rent a coach bus or a party bus, we’ll make sure you have the right vehicle for all your wedding transportation needs.

Wedding Transportation

The quality of your transportation should be on par with how special your wedding will be. From a minibus for a pre-wedding photoshoot in Lincoln Park to a sleek luxury bus rental for the bridal party’s arrival at your ceremony, we’ll make sure you have a convenient way to get to all your events with wedding bus transportation that’s a perfect fit for all your needs.

Shuttles for Guests

Weddings count as some of the best occasions to gather all your loved ones together. While most of your guests may live in Chicago, others might be coming into town and arriving at O'Hare International Airport. No matter the case, make sure everyone has an easy way to travel from the airport to their hotels, or directly to your venue with a shuttle bus rental for weddings. Whether you’re holding your reception at The Monte Bello Estate or Lincoln Way Inn, our logistics experts will help you plan the most convenient itinerary to accommodate your guests.

Bachelor and Bachelorette Party

Chicago crawls with fun places to hit up while out on the town for your bachelor or bachelorette party. Elevate your standard night out with fine dining and drinks at Cindy's Rooftop at The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel where you can take in panoramic views of Lake Michigan. Or, perhaps you’re a bit of a sentimental, and would enjoy a visit at Emporium Wicker Park which boasts a variety of retro arcade games and the occasional live show. Rent a party bus in Chicago for you and your whole crew to make it easier to get to every spot on your itinerary!

Bridal Shower

Treat yourself and your bridal clique with a one-of-a-kind spa experience at AIRE Ancient Baths, a stunning space built inside an old factory where you can enjoy relaxing massages and blissful baths at various temperatures. Continue your pampering session with the girls at airy Summer House Santa Monica with copious amounts of champagne and light, fresh brunch. While there’s so much to do and see, you can rent a minibus in Chicago to make traveling between places easier for your whole group. With their logistics knowledge, our bus experts will help you plan a practical itinerary that includes all the spots you want to visit.

Engagement Party

Celebrate the fact that you’re about to marry the love of your life by throwing an engagement bash with all your closest friends and family. Whether you host it at RM Champagne Salon where you can enjoy champagne and seafood on a cozy, dimly-lit, Parisian-style patio, or toast to your engagement at The Aviary that’s best known for its complex, yet delicious science-based cocktails, make sure everyone has an easy way to get your party. By renting a bus in Chicago to provide full shuttle service for the night, your guests will be able to beat traffic jams and expensive parking fees!

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Corporate bus rentals in Chicago

Organize easy and reliable transportation to your next corporate event with a charter bus in Chicago. From a shuttle service to conferences with a minibus rental to comfortable transportation to a team offsite with a coach bus rental, we'll help you find the bus option that's just right for your specific corporate transportation need.

Planning your Corporate Group Travel

A company’s success starts with its corporate culture. Maintain a healthy level of employee satisfaction across your company with team-building activities like group outings, conferences, retreats, and offsite meetings. We’ll help move your team to all these corporate events with a Chicago charter bus rental. Whether you are looking for a minibus rental or a coach bus rental, we’ll make sure you find a vehicle that will perfectly accommodate all your corporate transportation needs.

Corporate Retreats and Team Outings

Get to know your co-workers while en route to your next team activity! The ride there is a great opportunity to chat up people in your company that you haven’t gotten the chance to meet yet. About 200 miles away from Chicago, you can visit the Abbey Resort & Avani Spa where you and your team can learn how to sail, participate in a scavenger hunt through the village of Fontana, or even face-off in a bike-building competition. If you’d rather stay in the city, you can also host an after-work social with an escape room at Fox in a Box. Wherever you decide to have your next retreat, we’ll make sure your group travels there easily with a lofty coach bus or a cost-friendly school bus for shorter trips.

Off-Site Meetings

To keep productivity flowing, sometimes a change in scenery is needed. That’s why offsite meetings are great for team morale! With enough space for your laptop and the possibility of adding WiFi to your coach bus rental in Chicago, you’ll still be able to get some work done while on your way to your destination.

Conferences and Tradeshows

Whether it’s being held at the Hilton Chicago or the Wit Chicago - A DoubleTree by Hilton, professional drivers will make sure you arrive safely and on time to your conference. Plus, you won’t even have to worry about missing out on important phone calls or interrupting your work routine. With a fully-equipped coach bus, you’ll have all the space you need for your laptop with extra amenities like power outlets, reclining seats, and WiFi to keep you comfortable and productive on your ride there.

Shuttles for Airport and Hotel Transfers

Arriving at O'Hare International Airport? Rent a bus in Chicago, and our team of logistics specialists can help you organize flexible routes that are personalized to your team’s schedule. That way, you can make sure everyone is able to travel easily from the airport directly to the hotel, or even make pit stops along the way if needed.

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Sports Teams bus rentals in Chicago

Provide safe and reliable transportation for your sports team and all your sporting events with a charter bus in Chicago. Get your players to their on-field practice with a school bus rental, or make it a comfortable long-distance trip to their next big game with a coach bus rental. No matter where your team is heading off next, our specialists will find you a vehicle that's just right for your sports team's transportation needs.

Planning your Sports Teams Group Travel

When a championship title is up for grabs, hours and efforts spent practicing on the field are where the team’s biggest investment go. From practices to winning matches along the way, we’ll help your team get to each of those important games with a Chicago charter bus rental. Whether you need to rent a lofty coach bus or a cost-friendly school bus, we’ll make sure you have the right vehicle for all your sports team’s transportation needs.

Out-of-Town Tournaments

Heading to a rival’s town for your next game? Your transportation there should be smooth and seamless, so you can focus on your pre-game rituals before facing off with the other team. From a coach bus rental adapted to long-distance travel with amenities such as power outlets, onboard restrooms, and A/C to a minibus rental perfectly suited for smaller teams, we’ll make sure you have the right vehicle for your sports team travel.

Team Practices

Prep time is an important factor in your team’s success, and taking advantage of each allotted minute is crucial. We’ll help you move your entire team to their practices easily and on time, whether they’re held at Toyota Park or the Allstate Arena. Our team of logistics specialists can help you charter a minibus rental or rent a school bus to organize pick-ups from a specific location, or to make pit stops to accommodate your team’s needs.

Shuttles for Airport and Hotel Transfers

Traveling with your entire team of athletes, coaches, and support staff requires a lot of coordination – we want to make that process as easy as possible. If you’re flying into town, facilitate the transfer from O'Hare International Airport to your hotel for your team with a bus rental in Chicago. You’ll have all the space you need for both your luggage and sports equipment. Plus, with their extended knowledge of logistics, our bus experts will be able to help you organize the most convenient itinerary from the airport to hotels.

Support Your Home Team

Grab your finest fan gear and cheer on your favorite sports team, whether it’s the Chicago Cubs at the Wrigley Stadium or the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Wherever your team plays their next game, we’ll help you travel there safely and on time. Rent a bus in Chicago to avoid the hassles of finding parking and beat traffic jams.

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Find the right bus

When you book with us, you can choose from a variety of vehicle options in your area, curated by availability, budget, and amenities.

Coach bus rental
Coach bus
55 seats
HOURLY PRICES STARTING AT*
$115/hr
  • AC

  • Audio System

  • AUX Input

  • Bathroom

  • TV/DVD

  • Power Outlets

  • Wifi

  • Leather Seats

  • Luggage

  • Accessibility

*Starting hourly rates may vary based on geography. Minimum times may apply.
School bus rental
School bus
47 seats
HOURLY PRICES STARTING AT*
$81/hr
  • AC

  • Audio System

  • AUX Input

  • Bathroom

  • TV/DVD

  • Power Outlets

  • Wifi

  • Leather Seats

  • Luggage

  • Accessibility

*Starting hourly rates may vary based on geography. Minimum times may apply.
Mini bus rental
Mini bus
21 seats
HOURLY PRICES STARTING AT*
$98/hr
  • AC

  • Audio System

  • AUX Input

  • Bathroom

  • TV/DVD

  • Power Outlets

  • Wifi

  • Leather Seats

  • Luggage

  • Accessibility

*Starting hourly rates may vary based on geography. Minimum times may apply.

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