Thanks to our knowledgeable reservation specialists and high quality of bus services, Chicago Charter Bus Company is known as one of the leading group transportation companies in Illinois. We cater to groups of all sizes for any occasion and destination. Whether you’re going around town or across the country, we’ll ensure that you get there safely and on time.
Whether you’re traveling in Chicago for a Little League sports tournament or you’re transporting fans to the city for a Cubs or Bears game, a charter bus rental is the best way to travel. Rent a private bus with ample storage space for heavy sporting gear and premium amenities for athlete comfort.
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Chicago is a world-class destination stocked with hundreds of popular things to see and do, so where do you start? If you’re planning a group visit to The Windy City, build your itinerary around the top 10 places in Chicago you should see before you leave.
This 25-acre urban park is the city’s main spot for group gatherings like music festivals, public art showings, cultural events, and much more. It’s home to some of Chicago’s most famous places to visit, like Cloud Gate (commonly known as “The Bean”), Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, and Wrigley Square. Plan your visit around one of the park’s many big events, and don’t leave without a group photo in front of “The Bean.”
Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 742-1168
Founded in 1879, The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the largest and oldest art museums in the United States. It’s home to famous, culturally significant artworks like American Gothic by Grant Wood, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Sauret, and Liz #3 by Andy Warhol. Travel here for a tour on a high school field trip, or to host a private corporate event or fundraiser.
Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 443-3600
Chicago’s most popular waterfront destination on the shores of Lake Michigan is a must-see for every visitor to the city. Go here for events, free public programs, outdoor attractions, and premium shopping and dining for every group type. Host an event like a wedding reception or corporate gala at the event spaces on the pier.
Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 595-7437
On the 103rd floor of Willis Tower, at 1,353 feet above Chicago, the Skydeck provides unparalleled, 360-degree views of The Windy City. It’s most famous for The Ledge, a glass box that extends out 4 feet from the Skydeck and allows visitors to look at the city street directly below their feet. Bring students here on a field trip or make it a fun stop for a sports team or corporate gathering in town. Image Credit.
Address: 233 S. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 875-9696
Head to Shedd Aquarium in the heart of Chicago to visit more than 30,000 animals and sea creatures like beluga whales, sharks, and a Giant Pacific Octopus. Opened in 1930, this aquarium is among the largest in the world and is a great Chicago hot-spot for field trips and private group events. Image Credit.
Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 939-2438
Home to the Chicago Cubs, this historic baseball stadium is a must-see for any fans and athletes traveling in Chicago. Groups can schedule a tour of the park on non-game days, including private tours led by a personal guide for groups of 50 or more. Catch a game by renting a private box or rooftop deck for your whole group.
Address: 1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (773) 404-2827
Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) ranks among one of the best science museums in the country. It features exhibits on everything from the science of storms to undersea exploration to modern farming innovations. Visit with a group of curious students for a full-day field trip packed with awe and educational opportunity.
Address: 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Phone: (773) 684-1414
Found in Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world. Its opulent size is meant to symbolize nearby Lake Michigan and uses up to 15,000 gallons of water per minute. Head to the park after sunset to see a spectacular light and music show that starts every hour, on the hour.
Address: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 742-3918
Founded in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo is the fourth oldest zoo in North America—and one of the few to offer completely free admission. Home to nearly 200 species of animals, you won’t want to leave without seeing bald eagles, giraffes, and rhinos. Plan your visit around a privately hosted event or a public program like Fall Fest or a craft brewery beer tasting.
Address: 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 742-2000
The Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Plan a trip around visiting dozens of attractions from museums and comedy clubs to historic landmarks and upscale shops. Every winter, the Magnificent Mile hosts the Lights Festival, where more than one million lights are illuminated on the trees along the mile—a stunning view for your travel group.
Address: North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 642-3570
Chicago is famed for its many neighborhoods, each with its own vibe, culture and array of things to offer curious travelers. When you’re in the city with your group, consider planning your trip around a couple of Chicago’s most loved communities:
The Loop is the heart of the city, where Chicago’s most iconic attractions come together. Here you’ll find Millennium Park, the award-winning Chicago Riverwalk, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the celebrated theatre district. If you want to see the best of The Loop, do it from a cruise tour on the Chicago River that winds through the skyscrapers of this part of town.
River North is the go-to district for art, dining, and nightlife. One of the neighborhood's most popular landmarks to visit is theMART, an iconic business hub for art and design that frequently hosts events and showcases for home designs, furnishings, and fashion apparel. River North is also home to dozens of trendy restaurants for group dinners, like Eataly, Chicago Cut Steakhouse, and Shaw’s Crab House.
The lakefront neighborhood of Streeterville is one of the city’s most popular. It’s where you’ll find must-see spots like Navy Pier, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Chicago Children’s Museum, the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and so much more. In the summertime, locals and visitors alike flock to Ohio Street Beach and the neary Lakefront Trail for watersports and lakeside hiking.
Between being the site of the 1893 World’s Fair and home to former President Barack Obama, Hyde Park is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Chicago. Here you’ll find the University of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, the DuSable Museum, and the Hyde Park Art Center. While you’re in this part of town, plan a meal at a famous local eatery like Giordano’s, Virtue Restaurant, or Valois Restaurant.
This picturesque neighborhood is best known for its beautiful parks, gardens and green spaces. Head to Lincoln Park to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Nature Boardwalk, and Theater on the Lake. Don’t leave without paying a visit to the famous Goose Island Brew House, where you can enjoy a craft beer tasting or host an event for your group.
For large groups and long-distance trips, the 56-passenger bus is the best vehicle with the most value. You’ll even have room to store luggage, equipment, and supplies in the bays below the bus and in overhead bins above the seats.
With access to a variety of minibuses such as the 18-passenger, 20-passenger, and 25-passenger vehicles, we can accommodate any group in and around Chicago. Choose from premium amenities like WiFi, TV monitors, and DVD players when you call for a quote today!
“The whole booking process took 5 minutes. They found us a bus and sent over a quote almost immediately.”Jack D.
“Our driver was super friendly. I’m hoping we get to work with her on our next retreat!”Vanessa C.
“The kids loved that they could watch movies on the way to the Art Institute. Our chaperones enjoyed having WiFi on the bus too!”Kenneth L.
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