You have an upcoming event where you need quality transportation for a large group. Your group tasked you to find transportation. You do a quick search on Google and discover a confusing array of options. What is a charter bus? What is the difference between a charter and a shuttle bus?
Before your head spins off trying to understand the difference, let us help. Below we discuss the differences between these types of buses. Additionally, we talk about how Chicago Motor Coach can meet the needs of any group requiring a shuttle or charter bus.
What is the difference between a Shuttle and Charter Bus?
The answer is straightforward once you hear it. Yet, when you are renting a charter or shuttle bus for the first time it could be confusing.
The simple answer is a shuttle bus goes back and forth between two or more designated points on a regular interval. A charter bus has temporary destinations chosen by the group. However, the contrast goes beyond these descriptions.
Think of a shuttle to a sports event or between a car rental and the airport. Many shuttle buses have unique components that fit their specific route. For instance, shuttle buses that go between the car rentals and the airport provide a large baggage hold on the bus. This helps passengers quickly place their bags in an accessible location during the short ride.
Since most shuttle buses go short to medium distances, they don’t include amenities like bathrooms, adjustable seats, individual climate controls, and entertainment systems.
Conversely, many groups use a charter bus because of the luxuries, cost, and ability to choose their destination. Whether you have a school field trip or a baseball team playing out of state, a charter bus would be an ideal fit.
Depending on the size of your charter bus your amenities include restrooms, adjustable seats, individual climate controls, entertainment system, and other luxury features.
While many charter buses include some overhead compartments similar to a shuttle bus, many larger charter buses also have rear storage or luggage bays below the bus.
How can Chicago Motor Coach help?
When you take a charter bus with Chicago Motor Coach, you get a team with over three decades of experience in the transportation industry. This experience taught us the value of safety and customer service.
While we could talk more about the safety features on our bus like seat belts and aisle lighting, we would rather focus on people. Specifically, the person who will drive your charter bus. That is because at Chicago Motor Coach we realize a charter trip is only as successful as the person who gets you there.
At Chicago Motor Coach, we are diligent about choosing the best drivers to help you get to your destination safely and on-time. Our friendly drivers want to make the experience as flawless as possible for your group.
Use our 56 or 50 seat charter buses to take your group throughout the Chicagoland area or on your next long-distance trip. We offer a steady service at a reliable price to the airport, suburbs, or anywhere in between.
Here are a few suburbs we drive to regularly for your next event.
The Northwest suburb attracts a multitude of visitors with many high-traffic attractions like the Woodfield Mall, Boomer Stadium, and IKEA. Schaumburg convention center also drives a lot of people to the suburb.
Let one of our professional drivers give you the white-glove treatment from Chicago Motor Coach on your next visit to Schaumburg. Read more..
Oak Brook residents know a charter bus from us means a quality ride at a bargain price. We offer shuttles back and forth to Oak Brook! Whether you are visiting the Oak Brook Mall or working with the many corporations that call Oakbrook home, a charter bus can get your entire group there. Read more..
In most places around the country, a city of 150,000 would be a full city. However, being only 30 miles from Chicago makes Naperville both a suburb and a destination. When you use our charter rentals, you get knowledgeable drivers who know the best spots in Naperville to help you navigate this mini city.
From the Naperville River Walk to the charming downtown area to the Morton Arboretum, anyone can find something they enjoy in the Golden City.
Nestled just south of Naperville is Lisle. It is so close to the Golden City that a part of the Morton Arboretum is in Lisle as well. Businesses often want to charter buses there to reach the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor organizations. The village is a prime destination for many corporate mini charter bus rentals. Read more..
The Rosemont Convention Center hosts over 1.35 million visitors per year. The tiny town 4,100 is a hot spot for many corporate and private groups. Rosemont also has the nearby Rivers Casino, Allstate Arena, and numerous retail and entertainment outlets. Avoid the hassle of parking by taking one of our charter rentals to your next expo at the Convention Center or concert at the Allstate Arena. Read more..
Many companies such as CVS, Allstate, and United Labs call Northbrook home. The scenic suburb is also right next to the Chicago Botanic Gardens and has the expansive Northbrook Mall for all your shopping needs.
When a corporation needs a charter bus rental, they contact Chicago Motor Coach for professional drivers who provide a safe and enjoyable experience.
My company has collaborated a lot with Chicago Motor Coach over the past year and we are very pleased with the service. The drivers are friendly, the buses are clean, and the office staff is quick to respond to communications. We've developed a great relationship with this company and their people. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone searching for a reliable charter bus company in the Chicago area...
Chicago Motor Coach, Inc.
What a wonderful experience. Highly recommended for Chicagoland events.
Chicago Motor Coach, Inc.
This company was fantastic. It was pouring rain but they showed up early to bring all of our guests to the wedding. Our driver Stan could not have been more polite and accommodating. We would recommeng them to anyone who needs it done right for an important event.
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