CHICAGO CHARTER BUS
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.