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Charter Bus Fleet

Popular Bus Journeys in the Chicago

Ideal Charter is Chicago’s industry leader in providing ground transportation options for groups of all sizes. We have one of the largest, most diversified fleets in the Chicagoland area. We ensure you will be traveling in reliable, well-maintained vehicles. All of our vehicles are fully licensed and insured. Safety is our top priority.

Our fleet offers vehicles ranging from 55524435, Passenger Executive Coaches and 3228, and 23 Passenger Executive Mini Buses and 14’s.

Why Choose Us

Comfortable Seats

Comfortable Seats

The seats are extremely comfortable. They have a soft, padded fabric that's perfect for long trips, and they're also spacious so you can relax and stretch out.

Happy Customers

Thousands Happy Customers

We're extremely proud to have charter bus services that have made thousands customers happy. We're happy to help out and make the journey as smooth as possible.

Good Environment

Good Environment

Riding on a charter bus can be a very enjoyable experience, especially if the environment is good. That's why we take pride in having clean, comfortable, and safe buses for our passengers.

Affordable Price

Affordable Price

We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of charter bus travel. That's why we offer unbeatable prices on all of our services.

Cadillac XTS
Passengers 3    Luggage 3
  • A sunroof that lets in natural light and fresh air
  • Push-button start, so you don’t have to fumble for your keys
  • Heated and cooled seats for ultimate comfort
  • A modern sound system that fills the cabin with rich, clear sound
  • A navigation system that helps you get where you’re going
  • WiFi is available upon request, and additional fees may apply.
Lincoln Continental
Passengers 3    Luggage 3
  • Beautiful styling
  • Spacious interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • The interior features an updated classic design to keep up with current trends
  • Quiet and smooth ride
  • Premium sound system
  • Plenty of legroom and headroom for taller passengers
  • Leather seats
  • Sunroof
Chevrolet Suburban
Passengers 6    Luggage 6
  • Plenty of cargo room
  • Three rows of seats, making it ideal for larger groups or families
  • A host of storage options, including an under-seat storage area in the second row
  • Eight airbags
  • A rearview camera
  • Traction control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • A power-folding third row
  • A powerful V8 engine for excellent performance on the road
  • Flexible and comfortable ride
Cadillac Escalade
Passengers 6    Luggage 6
  • One of the largest trunk spaces in its class
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rearview camera
  • Spacious interior
  • Plenty of room for cargo
  • Built-in navigation system
  • A top-notch sound system that provides excellent audio quality
14 Passenger Sprinter
Passengers 14    Luggage 14
  • Perfect for larger groups due to its generous and comfortable interior
  • Seating for up to 14 passengers
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Comfortable seating
  • Luxury leather seating
  • Rear seat entertainment system
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Ample luggage space
24 Passenger Mini Bus
Passengers 24    Luggage 24
  • High Back Reclining Seats
  • Rear Luggage Space Only has Overhead Storage
  • TV/DVD/Cd Player/iPod Hookup
  • Seat Belts on All Seats
  • WiFi Available Upon Request/Additional Charges May Apply
39 Passenger Executive Coach Bus
Passengers 39    Luggage 39
  • High Back Reclining Leather Seats
  • Rear Luggage Space/Overhead Storage
  • TV/DVD/Cd Player/iPod Hookup
  • PA System
  • Seat Belts on All Seats
  • WiFi Available Upon Request/Additional Charges May Apply
56 Passenger Motor Coach
Passengers 56    Luggage 56
  • High Back Reclining Seats
  • Restroom
  • Under Carriage Luggage Space/Overhead
  • Storage
  • TV/DVD
  • PA System
  • Seat Belts on All Seats
  • WiFi Available Upon Request/Additional Charges May Apply

Ideal Charter Bus Reviews


We needed transportation for ten of my son’s friends to a paintball party and used Ideal Charter. I had never used them before and really didn’t know anything about them, but their quote for the job seemed reasonable and their response time to my question was the most prompt of any service I looked into (they actually responded to me on a Saturday; everyone else waited till Monday to respond). I couldn’t have been happier with the experience. Tom (the owner?) was personable and courteous on the phone, and even called me the day before (unasked) to confirm the time and location of pickup. He drove the van himself, showed up promptly, got us where we needed to go on time, and was very mellow with a mini-bus full of thirteen year olds. The van was pristine and didn’t have any weird smells like old cigarette smoke or chemically cleaners. I’m always nervous about using new services, but Ideal came through with shining colors and I’d use them again in a heartbeat.

Marjorie F.


We used Ideal Charter for our wedding day. We needed a limo bus to transport us (Bride and Groom) as well as the entire bridal party, photographer and videographer. We also used their services to transport us from our reception hall back home. From initial contact, our driver Tom was a pleasure to deal with. As most of you that are married and planned the entire days events yourselves know, the day can make you a nervous wreck. I have heard of stories of limos not showing up or them being entirely trashed or broken(no A/C). None of this was the case with Ideal Charter. We scheduled Tom to pick up the Bride and bridesmaids and drive them to church. Tom showed up exactly on time and arrived to church with no worries. After the ceremony we had a number of spots in the city for photographs. Tom was very knowledgeable and knew how to get around the city even though some streets were closed for city events. He even did additional things like help my Bride in and out of the limo bus. Given that it was a wedding and we were all excited and most likely obnoxious, he showed no sign of being annoyed at all, very professional. At the last minute (the night before) I called Tom and asked him to give us a ride after the reception at 1:30am. He told me not to worry about a thing and that he’ll be there to get us. Sure enough he was there on time and professional. We loaded up our gifts and he took us home. He even helped us unload into the house as well. It’s not often you need a limo bus but if I ever do, Chicago is fun to party in after all, Ideal Charter will be my first call.

Paul Z.