Chicago Charter Bus Rentals from GOGO Charters

If you’re traveling with a group in the Windy City, GOGO Charters has Chicago charter bus rentals for every type of trip. We tailor each and every rental service to our passengers’ unique trip to suit your travel needs to a tee. Rent a charter bus for employee shuttles to your office in The Loop, a wedding in Lincoln Park, a field trip to the Art Institute, a sports game at Wrigley Field, or even for a private tour around the city.

Getting a quote for your Chicago charter bus is a quick process when you call the GOGO Charters team. Rent your bus today by calling 312-546-3925!

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What Bus Can I Book in Chicago?

Renting with GOGO Charters will give your Chicago travel group access to a fleet with several models of minibuses and charter buses. Not every type of charter bus will fit the needs of every group, but our rental experts are here to help you choose a vehicle for your Chicago trip.

Minibus rentals are popular picks for relatively small groups and come in a variety of passenger capacities ranging from 18-passenger minibuses to 30-passenger minibuses. You may want to consider a minibus rental for company shuttles or wedding parties. Full-sized charter bus rentals are often reserved for groups of up to 56 passengers traveling for school field trips and large tours. Each bus can come equipped with comfy amenities to make being stuck in Chicago traffic a little easier. Pick a bus with WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and onboard restrooms (on select models).

No matter the type of charter bus you rent, your vehicle will also be operated by a professional driver throughout your trip. Rent a bus in Chicago with a pro behind the wheel and relax on the roads to your destination!

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How Much Does a Charter Bus Rental Cost in Chicago?

The cost of a Chicago charter bus rental will vary from trip to trip. Since GOGO Charters personalizes all transportation experiences, the only way to get an accurate quote is by contacting the rental team with your Chicago itinerary. We’ll take into account factors like travel dates, duration, group size, and special requests while building your quote. Although we can’t tell you exactly how much your bus will cost without calling, you can review this helpful guide to charter bus rental pricing for an idea of what your trip might cost. 

Ease Chicago Commutes with Private Employee Shuttles

As one of the most traffic-congested cities in the country, Chicago commuters probably don’t enjoy being bumper-to-bumper every morning and afternoon. Even commuters taking the CTA likely won’t want to be stuck on a crowded rail or public bus. That’s where GOGO Charters employee shuttle bus rentals come in handy! Renting a bus or fleet of buses for your company will allow your employees to relax instead of white-knuckling the wheel into work every day.

Our experienced rental team can help you build a shuttle service suited for your employees’ schedules and transportation needs. Rent a charter bus equipped with WiFi and power outlets for colleagues to work on the road or stream their favorite relaxing podcasts after work. Does your Chicago business operate during very early hours? An employee shuttle will ensure everyone can relax and get some additional shuteye in reclining seats before the workday kicks off.

Keep Your Chicago Private Tour Running According to Schedule

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If you’ve planned a big private group tour of Chicago, you’ll want to make sure you stay on schedule and arrive where you need to be, when you need to be there. Having a group trip jam-packed with top Chicago attractions like the Willis Tower and Navy Pier can easily fall behind schedule when you’re traveling in separate vehicles. A charter bus or minibus rental will keep everyone together on the roads and ensure you’re traveling in comfort from stop to stop.

Even if you’re locals planning a private event like a family reunion or night out in River North with friends, a charter bus rental is an excellent way to travel around town. You won’t have to worry about organizing already difficult parking for several vehicles or losing group members in Chicago traffic.

Stress-Free Travel to and From Busy Chicago Airports

The Chicago metro area is home to two of the busiest airports in the region, O’Hare International and Chicago Midway International. With so much air traffic, Chicago is also home to heavy ground traffic surrounding the airports. This means that flying in and out of the city with a group may not always go as smoothly as you hope. Don’t sweat it! GOGO Charters offers bus rentals for Chicago airport transfers anytime, anywhere. Both private flight groups and airlines in need of emergency transfer shuttles can count on GOGO Charters for quick and efficient airport shuttle services. We can also provide long-distance airport transfer services for emergency flight routing through Milwaukee, St. Louis, and other major Midwestern airports.

Chicago Midway International Airport
5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 838-0600
O'Hare International Airport
10000 W O'Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666
(800) 832-6352

Safe Transportation for Chicago School Groups

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No matter the age of your students, GOGO Charters understands the importance of safety on busy city roads. All of our Chicago transportation partners only operate thoroughly-inspected and well-maintained vehicles to keep each and every passenger safe onboard. Educators, parents, and chaperones can also relax knowing that every driver is thoroughly vetted before they take on any trips.

Our charter bus rentals are suitable for academic events of all types, including everything from elementary school field trips to college tours at prestigious Chicago-area universities. Students can hop on a comfortable modern bus and enjoy the ride to numerous educational destinations. As your academic group travels throughout Chicago, teachers can keep young students entertained with movies onboard TVs. Older students can enjoy streaming music or videos with the bus’s WiFi.

 

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark Street, Chicago, Il 60614
(312) 742-2000
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-9410
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-2438
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 443-3600

Run a Smooth and Efficient Chicago Corporate Convention

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If you’ve planned a big business event in Chicago, you probably know that organizing attendee arrival and departure can be a hassle in areas around major venues like McCormick Place. Directing thousands of convention or trade show attendees around parking lots can be a mess, especially if you have out-of-town visitors unfamiliar with the city. GOGO Charters has helped convention organizers plan large-scale transportation for business events across the country. Our team will work with organizers to build a custom fleet of sleek charter buses to shuttle professionals to an event from business hotels, airports, or anywhere else in Windy City.

On top of large professional events, a Chicago minibus rental may be a good option for smaller events like company happy hours, holiday parties, executive meetings, or off-site training. Leave the transportation up to us so you can focus on business.

McCormick Place
2301 S King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 791-7000

Skip the Gameday Traffic Around Chicago Sports Venues

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Chicago is one of only ten cities in the country with a fully stacked roster of professional teams from all five major leagues. Whether you’re organizing season transportation for your Cubs fan club or you need a ride to a big Bulls game at United Center, a charter bus rental is one of the best ways to travel on game day.

Instead of struggling to find your group spread across multiple parking lots or being stuck in traffic as the game begins, let GOGO Charters help. With a private bus, your entire sports fan club can hop aboard and leave the traffic to your driver. Secure an oversize spot for your bus and stay together during your tailgate, on the way to your seats, and after the game.

Are you going to be on the field instead of in the stands? We’ve got local sports teams covered too. Rather than being cramped in a minivan or stuffing sports gear into a trunk, rent a bus for your entire team to comfortably travel to away games. Each full-size charter bus rental has spacious luggage bays for all of your equipment.

Guaranteed Rate Field
333 W 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 674-1000
Soldier Field
1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 235-7000
United Center
1901 W Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 455-4500
Wrigley Field
1060 W Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 404-2827

Customizable Long-Term Shuttle Services for Chicago Businesses and Events

We understand that ongoing transportation needs will vary depending on the occasion. Our long-term shuttle services can be customized to fit the needs of your group or business. We’ve organized ongoing shuttles on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis for a variety of Chicago organizations like religious centers, office parks, and university campuses. You choose how often you want the shuttles to run and where you want them to go, we’ll be sure those expectations are met.

Timely Wedding Shuttles in Chicago

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There are few things more stressful than planning a special event like a wedding and wondering if your guests will arrive on time. With Chicago being such a busy city, some guests are sure to be late as they look for parking or get lost navigating the city’s many one-way streets. A wedding shuttle bus rental can help you avoid the unnecessary stress of waiting for guests to arrive or taking last-minute calls to direct them where to park. GOGO Charters can help couples and wedding planners alike have a stress-free day with professional guest transportation. Request a wedding shuttle bus rental for your day-of services, bachelor and bachelorette parties, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner at one of Chicago’s most posh restaurants.

A Local Tour Guru’s Take on Where Every Chicago Visitor Should Go

Gilbert Longoria of The Chicago Tour Company

Gilbert Longoria

Founder of The Chicago Tour Company

Are you planning a tour around Chicago, but finding yourself a little unsure of what to see? We consulted Gilbert Longoria, local Chicago tour guru and founder of The Chicago Tour Company, to get some insider tips on where to go and what to see around a few of Chicago’s best spots.

Since Chicago is such a big city, what do you consider the best way to see the area?

“In order to admire a lot of the beautiful things in Downtown, you’ll want to travel by foot. Chicago is a very walkable city, so comfortable shoes are a definite must. I would also highly recommend a Chicago river architecture cruise. That is an amazing way to see a lot of the downtown area that you might miss unless you were actually on the river.”

Chicago has so many famed attractions. Which spot is the most popular with your tour groups?

“Millennium Park is Chicago’s crown jewel. It’s home to a lot of famous sculptures, including Cloudgate, more famously known as ‘The Bean.’ It’s one of my most requested tour sites.”

“One of the biggest attractions and literally the tallest is the Willis Tower, which locals still call by its former name, the Sears Tower. At one time, it was the tallest building in the world, but it's now the second tallest in the U.S. The Skydeck is on the 103rd floor and includes The Ledge, which is basically like walking on glass 103 stories above the city!”

“My groups also love 360 Chicago at the John Hancock Center. Featured there is TILT! You hold on to bars alongside the windows and a mechanism tilts you out over the 94th floor.”
 
What Chicago attraction is your personal favorite?

“The Museum of Science and Industry in Hyde Park is one of the top science museums in the world and is actually my personal favorite museum in the whole city. It’s also a popular location for student groups.”

Speaking of student groups, where would you recommend taking kids during a Chicago trip?

“Lincoln Park is like the Central Park of Chicago. The Lincoln Park Zoo is a free, family-friendly place to take tour groups looking for a fun, affordable activity. My favorite place in Lincoln Park, though, has to be the Lincoln Park Conservatory. The conservatory is a beautiful historic greenhouse that is tropical, warm, and green 365 days a year—even during our cold winter months.”

“The Art Institute is located in Grant Park and the nearby Museum Campus includes three of our most famous museums—the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium.”

What are a few of Chicago’s less-frequented attractions that you’d recommend?

“A museum off the beaten path called the DuSable Museum of African American History. It's a very important and powerful museum that covers a lot of the African American experience, from light-hearted topics to our country’s difficult and troubled past.”

“Those interested in architecture will definitely want to visit the Frederick C. Robie House, a home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. You’ll also want to check out the nearby Chicago suburb of Oak Park. It has the largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings anywhere in the world. It's definitely worth the short drive.”

Our Favorite Chicago Neighborhoods

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There are around 77 distinct neighborhoods in Chicago, ranging from rustic historic neighborhoods to modern luxury locations. Here are just a few of Chicago’s coolest neighborhoods for you to check out:

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s most beautiful and affluent residential neighborhoods. This neighborhood is home to the eponymous greenspace Lincoln Park, the beloved Lincoln Park Zoo, and the breathtaking Lincoln Park Conservatory. You’ll also find gorgeous lakefront views from Fullerton and North Avenue Beach.

Wicker Park/Bucktown

Wicker Park and Bucktown are neighboring areas that have been major enclaves for Chicago’s European immigrant population since the mid-1800s. You’ll still find heavy influences from the neighborhood’s Ukrainian, German, Norwegian, and Polish populations. Today, the neighborhoods are home to many local music venues, thrift shops, and a diverse selection of restaurants.

Downtown/The Loop

The Loop is Chicago’s central business district and is easily the busiest neighborhood in Chicago on any given day. It’s home to many of the city's biggest attractions like the Museum Campus, Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and Willis Tower. Groups can easily spend an entire day exploring this famed Chicago neighborhood.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of Chicago’s southern neighborhoods and is home to the prestigious University of Chicago, the world-class Museum of Science and Industry, and picturesque waterfront areas like Promontory Point. Stroll around the University of Chicago’s beautiful campus and make a few stops in the area’s amazing museums. 

Wrigleyville

Home to Wrigley Field, the second-oldest ballpark in the country, Wrigleyville is a bustling neighborhood, especially during Chicago Cubs gameday. Take a tour of historic Wrigley Field and make a stop at local restaurants like Murphy's Bleachers and Big Star.

Attend Major Chicago Festivals Like Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is hailed as one of the best music festivals in the country, attracting more than 400,000 attendees to Grant Park every year. With so many attendees, it’s one of Chicago’s biggest summer events! A charter bus rental can help alleviate traffic in an already congested area around Grant Park. We can easily work with event organizers to build a fleet for the event or offer private festival groups a safe ride to and from a long day of enjoying music from artists like Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, and The Strokes. 

Visit Millennium Park with a Charter Bus

 

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Home to the famous Cloudgate sculpture that’s become synonymous with Chicago’s tourism scene, Millennium Park is a must-see attraction. The park sees millions of visitors every year, which means that it also sees plenty of tour buses. Unlike traveling with a pre-scheduled tour company, renting your own private Chicago charter bus and visiting the park on your own time is an even better option. You can spend as much time as you’d like snapping photos of the massive reflective sculpture, cool of in Crown Fountain, and soak up some sun in the park’s green space.

Rent a Charter Bus to Chicago’s Navy Pier

This historic pier on Lake Michigan is another one of Chicago’s most-visited attractions and should be at the top of your itinerary if it’s your first time visiting Chi-town. The pier houses historic fair rides, games, lake cruises, a theater, several restaurants, and the Chicago Children's Museum. Navy Pier gets exceptionally busy during spring and summer, which can make parking multiple vehicles difficult during a group trip. Out-of-town groups traveling for a tour or even local school groups visiting the museum for a field trip will have an easy ride with a charter bus. Your group can easily be dropped off at the pier without the hassle of parking!

Book Your Chicago Charter Bus

Out-of-town groups and locals alike will have an easy group ride with a Chicago charter bus. GOGO Charters can provide the best travel experience for your business event, school field trip, private tour of the city, or any other group occasion in Chicago.

The GOGO Charters team is available around the clock at 312-546-3925 to help you rent a bus in Chicago for your group trip!

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What’s The Weather Like in Chicago ?

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Our Favorite Chicago Neighborhoods

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There are around 77 distinct neighborhoods in Chicago, ranging from rustic historic neighborhoods to modern luxury locations. If you’re planning a tour around Chicago, create an itinerary with stops in these popular neighborhoods.

Finding yourself a little unsure of what to see in these Chicago neighborhoods? We consulted Gilbert Longoria, local Chicago tour guru and founder of The Chicago Tour Company, to get some insider tips on where to go and what to see around a few of Chicago’s neighborhoods:

Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s most beautiful and affluent residential neighborhoods. “It’s a historic, vibrant, and trendy neighborhood with grand and beautiful homes,” says Gilbert. “Some homes are over a hundred years old.”

This neighborhood is home to the eponymous Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the breathtaking Lincoln Park Conservatory. “Lincoln Park is like the Central Park of Chicago,” says Gilbert. “The Lincoln Park Zoo is a free activity and great place to take tour groups looking for a fun, affordable activity. My favorite place in Lincoln Park, though, has to be the Lincoln Park Conservatory. The conservatory is a beautiful historic greenhouse that is tropical, warm, and green 365 days a year—even during our cold winter months.”

You’ll also find a great selection of local businesses in Lincoln Park for your group to check out. “Clark Street and Lincoln Avenue have lots of shops and restaurants,” advises Gilbert.

Wicker Park and Bucktown are neighboring areas that have been major enclaves for Chicago’s European immigrant population since the mid-1800s. You’ll still find heavy influences from the neighborhood’s Ukrainian, German, Norwegian, and Polish populations. Today, the neighborhoods are home to many local music venues, thrift shops, and a diverse selection of restaurants.

The Loop is part of Chicago’s Downtown area and is easily the busiest part of Chicago on any given day. “The Loop is the heart of the city,” says Gilbert. “In addition to The Loop, Chicago’s downtown area includes neighborhoods like River North, the Chicago Theater District, the River Walk, and Magnificent Mile, which is our main shopping district.”

This area is home to many of the city's biggest attractions. “One of the biggest attractions and literally the tallest is the Willis Tower, which locals still call by its former name, the Sears Tower. At one time, it was the tallest building in the world, but it's now the second tallest in the U.S.,” says Gilbert. “The Skydeck is on the 103rd floor and includes The Ledge, which is basically like walking on glass 103 stories above the city!”

The Willis Tower isn’t the only sky-high attraction in Downtown Chicago though! “My groups also love 360 Chicago at the John Hancock Center,” says Gilbert “Featured there is TILT! You hold on to bars alongside the windows and a mechanism tilts you out over the 94th floor.”

Gilbert also advises that groups interested in architecture and seeing the city from another angle should also consider a river tour. “I would highly recommend a Chicago River architecture cruise. That is an amazing way to see a lot of the downtown area that you might miss unless you were actually on the river.”

There are plenty of other major attractions Downtown that’ll keep you closer to land. “Millennium Park is Chicago’s crown jewel. It’s home to a lot of famous sculptures,” says Gilbert “including Cloudgate, more famously known as ‘The Bean.’ It’s one of my most requested tour sites.” 

Educational groups and museum lovers will also love Downtown Chicago. “The Art Institute is located in Grant Park and the nearby Museum Campus includes three of our most famous museums—the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium,” recommends Gilbert.

Hyde Park is home to the prestigious University of Chicago, the world-class Museum of Science and Industry, and picturesque waterfront areas like Promontory Point.  Hyde Park is also the home of many firsts. “Hyde Park is the site of the very first man-made nuclear reaction in history, the first Ferris Wheel, and the first automated dishwasher,” advised Gilbert. “It’s also the birthplace of spray paint, the zipper, Twinkies, Cracker Jack, Aunt Jemima, Juicy Fruit gum, Cream of Wheat, Hershey’s Chocolate, and my favorite—the brownie.”

“The Museum of Science and Industry is one of the top science museums in the world and is actually my personal favorite museum in the whole city,” says Gilbert. “It’s a popular location for student groups.”

“There’s another museum off the beaten path called the DuSable Museum of African American History,” recommends Gilbert “It's a very important and powerful museum that covers a lot of the African American experience, from light-hearted topics to our country’s difficult and troubled past.”

Groups interested in architecture will want to stroll the historic University of Chicago campus and also stop to visit the Frederick C. Robie House, a home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. “Those interested in architecture will also definitely want to visit the nearby Chicago suburb of Oak Park. It has the largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings anywhere in the world. It's definitely worth the short drive,” recommends Gilbert.

Home to Wrigley Field, the second-oldest ballpark in the country, Wrigleyville is a bustling neighborhood, especially during Chicago Cubs gameday. Take a tour of historic Wrigley Field and make a stop at local restaurants like Murphy's Bleachers and Big Star.

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