Charter Bus Rental Chicago
Professionals At Ideal Charter

Chartered Bus Company Serving Illinois and Indiana

Welcome to Ideal Charter, the easiest and most cost-effective chartered bus company for airport, meeting or special event travel from your home, office or hotel.

Ideal Charter is one of the leading charter bus rental companies in the Chicago area, providing door-to-door service to thousands of passengers each year. Our friendly and professional chauffeurs, comfortable sedans, vans, motor coaches, coach buses and reasonable rates take the hassle out of getting to and from any destination including:

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Gary/Chicago International Airport
  • Chicago Executive Airport
  • Chicago Midway Airport

Why Should You Use Ideal Charter Bus Rental?

Ideal Charter can help you cut down on travel wear and tear. Concentrate on your business, family and friends instead of traffic in Chicago. Treat yourself to comfort, convenience and safety at an affordable price!

#1 Chicago Charter Bus Rental Company In Chicago

We specialize in handling large groups, and our fleet is equipped to transport a group of virtually any size. When you make Ideal Charter your bus rental source, you put your transportation needs in the hands of one of Chicago’s most trusted names for charter bus rentals, wedding bus rentals, tours, and group shuttle service.

Our motor coaches and coach buses feature amenities including DVD entertainment systems, luggage racks and storage, restrooms and reclining seats. No matter how large your group is or where you need to be, Ideal Charter has the chartered bus services to get you there safely and in comfort.

Give us a call today to schedule your trip in Chicago today!

Chicago – (773) 570-1111 | North & Northwest – (847) 243-6900
West & Southwest – (708) 570-4019

Why We Are The Best Chicago Charter Bus Company

A leading provider of motorcoach, minibus, and charter bus rental services, Ideal Charter is a perfect solution to all Chicago charter bus needs. Serving the Chicago metro area for years, Ideal Charter’s fleet features charter buses ideal for corporate retreats, weddings, school outings, sporting events, and more.

Our charter bus rental service has managed to make every trip we have handled a success. If you are planning a group trip, simply reach out to us and let our team of reservation experts review the group’s itinerary, offer you an ideal quote, and help you reserve the best bus for the trip.

Ideal Charter Services We Offer in Chicago

Ideal Charter offers a wide range of transportation services. Once you let us know of your travel plans, we will ensure that the right vehicle arrives at the pick-up location on time. Our charter bus rental services include:

Sports Team Minibus and Charter Bus Rental

Book a Chicago charter bus for a comfy and luxurious travel experience to your next big game. Staff, team members, and fans will benefit from our updated charter buses. You will get to safely store your luggage and equipment. Featuring enough personal space for everyone and modern amenities, our charter buses allow you to relax and enjoy the ride while you blast your favorite tunes, enjoy watching the TVs, or browse the internet with free WiFi.

Wedding Shuttle Bus and Charter Bus Rental

We will help you transport all your guests to bachelorette/bachelor parties, showers, and the wedding ceremony and reception. With full-sized coaches available for large groups and minibuses for shuttling smaller groups, Ideal Charter will ensure that everyone arrives safely and on time to the wedding activities locations.

Corporate Charter Bus and Minibus Rental

With a personal Chicago charter bus, you get to stick to your schedule and enjoy a stress-free and smooth business event. With Ideal Charter, you get a full-sized bus to take you and your team to your chosen destination.

We will find an ideal minibus to offer shuttle services in between the different business meetings you intend to attend. We will ensure that you enjoy the entire travel experience, from the beginning to the end.

School Event Bus and Minibus Rental

Treat your students and yourself to a comfortable and fun field trip experience with one of our modern charter buses. Coming with amenities like WiFi, on-board restrooms, televisions, and air conditioning, our Chicago charter buses guarantee the best school field trip experience. Wherever the field trip takes you, our professional drivers will get you there in style.

Private Event Minibus and Charter Bus Rental

Navigating Chicago is much easier with an Ideal Charter private shuttle. With a professional driver behind the wheel, streamlining your private event becomes much easier.

Whether you are planning a church group trip, family reunion, or a private conference, we can handle your trip itinerary. Ideal Charter will get your team to any event in Chicago.

Things to See and Do in Chicago

Chicago features all the offerings you would expect in any major city – from vibrant shopping districts and ample nightlife venues to world-class museums – just to mention a few. Hiring a Chicago charter bus rental will allow you to explore the best attractions in the city. Below are some of the best things to see in Chicago:

1.    Grant Park & Buckingham Fountain

Grant Park, which is often called “Chicago’s front yard”, is a 319-acre swath of green space starting at the eastern edge of the Loop and stretching all the way to the northern fringes of Near South Side. This is where you will find Chicago’s most popular things to see and do, including Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, and much more.

At Grant Park’s heart, you will find the Buckingham Fountain. One of the biggest fountains in the entire world, this tiered water feature has 133 jets capable of shooting water as high as 150 feet during the 20-minute choreographed displays which usually take place every hour. At night, the performance of the fountains is accompanied by music and lights.

2.    Millennium Park

Located in the Loop, Millenium Park is a 24.5-acre space that is used to showcase cutting edge landscaping, architecture, and art. The park also acts as a backdrop for both festivals and concerts.

Most tourists park their charter buses in Millenium Park to view the Crown Fountain & Cloud Gate, which is also known as “The Bean”. Designed by Jaume Plensa – a Spanish artist – the Crown Fountain has 2 fifty-foot towers that face each other at the ends of its shallow reflecting pool. The tower has LED screens that project the faces of over 1,000 Chicago residents which are aligned with sprouts perfectly to look like they are spitting water on those passing by. Created by Anish Kapoor – a British artist – Cloud Gate is a 110-ton sculpture featuring a bean shape forged from stainless steel. The Bean’s elliptical shape reflects Chicago’s skyline.

3.    Lincoln Park Zoo

Home to dozens of species, such as hippos, zebras, and sloths, Lincoln Park is an ideal destination once you book a Chicago charter bus rental. Visitors get the chance to see the zoo’s animals in their natural habitat.

To view the gorillas, simply head to the Regenstein Center where African apes spend their time. If you would rather get close and personal with the seals, head to the Kovler Seal Pool.

4.    Navy Pier

Navy Pier has a lot to offer in terms of family-friendly entertainment. The first thing you will notice when your charter bus rental gets you to the pier is the Ferris wheel which features a height of 196 feet.

You will find a carousel and swing-seat rides. Once the kids have had enough thrill rides, you can enjoy some time on the miniature golf course or head to the Chicago Children’s museum. Concerts are pretty common on Navy Pier. You can also catch a show at Chicago’s Shakespeare Theater.

5.    360 Chicago Observation Deck

Towering 1,000 feet over The Magnificent Mile from its location on John Hancock Center’s 94th floor, the 360 Chicago Observation Deck offers the best skyline experience. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the observation deck features expansive views of the Chicago city – on a clear day, you will be able to see for 55 miles in all directions.

To enjoy a different point of view (plus an adrenaline rush), consider the 360 Chicago’s tilt. In the mechanized room, you will get to hold onto some handlebars as the top of the room’s windows extend outward, tilting you toward the bustling North Michigan Avenue below.

6.    The Chicago Riverwalk

The Chicago Riverwalk – a 1.25-mile pedestrian walkway available on the Chicago River south bank – is the most ideal place to take a walk and enjoy observing the city skyline. Plus there are various activities to enjoy on the water, including boat tours and kayaking.

If you prefer dry land, you can explore the art displays and public gardens. If you get hungry, you can grab a meal at a bar or a restaurant overlooking the Chicago River.

7.    The Chicago Theatre

Situated at the northern edge of the Loop and illuminating the North State Street, The Chicago Theatre opened doors for the first time in 1921 as a performance venue and extravagant movie theatre. Throughout the years, the theatre has hosted big names such as Lewis Black, Diana Ross, and Duke Ellington.

Although the theatre had fallen into disarray in the 1970s, full renovation in the 1980s and new management has helped return it to its former glory. Today, the theatre is used for a variety of musical, theatrical, and comedic performances.

8.    Maggie Daley Park

Located in downtown Chicago, Maggie Daley Park is a perfect destination for both adults and kids. The park features a mini-golf course, a climbing wall, a public garden, an ice skating rink, a tennis facility, and a playground.

Whatever you choose to do in the park, you will be impressed that the park offers fantastic views of Chicago’s skyline. The park is open 365 days every year, from 6 am to 11 pm.

9.    Skydeck Chicago

Occupying the 103rd floor of the 110-story Willis Tower, the Skydeck Chicago features breathtaking views of Chicago city. If you visit on a sunny day, you will be able to see beyond Chicago’s borders to Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and other parts of Illinois.

The highlight for the Skydeck Chicago is the Ledge. Extending beyond the exterior of the building, this platform is made entirely of glass – even its floor.

10. North Avenue Beach

Situated directly on Lake Michigan, North Avenue Beach is one of the best swimming spots in Chicago. The sandy beach features volleyball courts, plenty of space for the visitors, and spectacular skyline views.

The beach is perfect for running, biking, and relaxing. You, however, have to keep in mind that it can get busy on the hot days.

Chicago’s Top 5 Neighborhoods

If you are planning on booking a Chicago charter bus rental, you will probably want to explore some of the best neighborhoods in Chicago. Below, we have a list of 5 top-rated neighborhoods:

1.    Chinatown

Chinatown, Chicago’s Asian epicenter, is home to more than 65,000 Chinese residents. This makes it the largest neighborhood of its kind in the US. The main drag here is the Chinatown Gate, distinctive shopping, and Wentworth Avenue where you will stumble upon various restaurants.

2.    Wicker Park

Anchored by cafes, unique local bookshops, cocktail bars, and art galleries, Wicker Park is one of the most popular Chicago’s hipster neighborhoods. Running through this Chicago neighborhood is an elevated bike and running path called the 606 – a converted railroad brimming with beautiful public art installations and greenery.

3.    Old Town

A historic district on the Northern side of Chicago, Old Town is home to beautiful buildings and The Second City which is the world-famous comedy club. The neighborhood holds St Michael’s Church, one of the 7 buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

4.    Bridgeport

Location of the Guaranteed Rate Stadium, Bridgeport is a great neighborhood to visit when you want to catch a game. You can catch the game inside the stadium or at one of the many Sox bars. Bridgeport is considered one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Chicago and is home to the Bridgeport Art Center, a popular event and art venue.

5.    Rogers Park

The location of Loyola University, Rodgers Park is a beautiful lakeside neighborhood. It is the northernmost Chicago neighborhood and feels more like a delightful little town of its own. Featuring a large immigrant population, the neighborhood has a vast array of restaurant choices, from Indian and Peruvian to Greek, Pakistani, and Korean.

Our Modern Buses in Chicago

Charter Buses

Capable of accommodating up to 56 people, the full-sized Chicago charter buses are ideal for large groups and long-distance trips. Our charter bus rentals feature a wide array of amenities, including WiFi, on-board restrooms, DVD players, televisions, reclining seats, and more – all these make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable.


Ideal Charter has minibuses to take care of small groups traveling locally. Our minibuses feature a variety of capacities, with 18-passenger and 25-passenger minibuses being popular among our clients. Depending on the group’s needs, Ideal Charter can pair you with a minibus featuring TV monitors, air conditioning, WiFi, and more.

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