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Bus Rental Rates: How To Estimate Your Cost To Rent A Bus in Chicago?

How much does it cost to rent a charter bus in Chicago? Well, that depends on several factors.
 At Infinity Transportation, we provide people and businesses throughout the Chicagoland area with reliable and affordable coach rental services – and we also aim to provide all the information you need about charter bus deals right here on our website.

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57 Passenger Motorcoach

New comfortable bus Freightliner M2-106 before leaving
  • USB Outlets
  • Bluetooth
  • TV/DVD/CD Player

54 Passenger Bus Rental

Infinity Transportation's big bus with no hood
  • TV/DVD/CD Player
  • PA/Microphone System
  • Private Restroom

35 to 44 Passenger Bus Rental

Freightliner M2-106 middle size bus for small groups
  • Laminate Wood Flooring
  • Large Storage
  • Central AC & Heating

24 Passenger Bus Rental

Ford Berkshire hooded mini bus
  • PA/Microphone System
  • Central AC & Heating
  • USB Outlets

Our Process


Request a Quote

Please request a quote by phone or through our online form. We ask that you provide as much information as you can so that we can offer an accurate quote!


Reserve Your Service

Please contact us to reserve your service! We will send a formal confirmation for your review and will request a deposit to secure the vehicle(s).


Finalize Your Service

Discuss all the details of your group transportation with our customer service. Log into our client portal to see the booking information.

Calculate Charter Bus Rates
The cost of a charter bus rental will vary from trip to trip. Since we personalize all transportation experiences, the only way to get an accurate quote is by contacting the rental team with your 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 our helpful guide to charter bus rental pricing for an idea of what your trip might cost. 
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How We Calculate Our Charter Bus Service Rates

Bus rental cost is decided by a number of factors. At Infinity Transportation, we are fully transparent about the cost of your trip from the start, and we take the following things into consideration when providing a charter bus rental cost quote.

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Season Of Your Bus Trip

Short and long-distance charter rates will also depend on the season you choose for your trip.

The busy season for coach bookings tends to be April, May, and June. This is a time when more people are coming together for vacations and trips. Outside of this season, you will usually see lower charter bus rental costs.

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Distance And Duration 

The distance we travel and the duration of your journey are the primary factors that determine a tour bus trip cost. A charter bus for a weekend, for instance, will cost more than hiring a bus for a day.

Remember that weekend trips require drivers to travel with you and get eight hours of sleep for every 10 hours of driving.

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The Starting Location 

Remember that if your starting location is a substantial distance from our base in Chicago, you may incur additional charges to make up for that time spent driving to pick up your group.

The further away your starting location, the more a quote may be.

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The Size Of Your Group 

The size of your group will also dictate your charter bus quote, owing to additional vehicles or a larger coach being necessary to accommodate everybody.

Remember that a larger coach doesn’t always mean more luxury, so booking a big bus for a small group will cost more and is often unnecessary.

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The Types And Models Of Vehicles 

The kind of vehicle you choose will also determine the cost. Your tour bus trip cost will increase as the vehicle gets bigger due to the increased fuel cost.

Smaller vehicles are appropriate only when they can comfortably accommodate your group.

Additional Amenities 

Additional amenities may also cost more. In many cases, a charter coach provider will have a range of vehicles available to hire, and those with more amenities may cost more.

At Infinity Transportation, we have a number of different models of a coach with different amenities for you to choose from.

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Extra Expenses Not Included In Quote 

Finally, remember that your journey may incur additional costs that are not included in the quote. This may include the cost of tolls, parking, or a room for your driver. You may also wish to consider tipping your driver at the end of the trip.

At Infinity Transportation, we aim to give you a full overview of what you should expect to pay for your full journey.

How You Can Save On Your Bus Rental Costs

Now you’re familiar with the factors that determine a coach or shuttle bus rental cost, it should be easier to minimize your charter bus rental quotes.

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Try the following:

  • Use our service for pickup and drop-off to save on rates.
  • Reserve the right size bus to ensure you don’t overpay and don’t need to hire additional vehicles at the last minute.
  • Book as early as you can!
  • Work with our reservationists to create an itinerary that reduces mileage and ensures your trip is streamlined and efficient.

Follow these rules and enjoy a budget charter bus experience. Also, be sure to contact Infinity Transportation, where we’re always happy to work around your budget to ensure you get the service you need.

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Book Your Charter Bus Service Today!
We hope that you find this pricing information useful, but remember that your results may vary. The best way to get an accurate quote for your bus trip is to call us at 847-297-1110. You’ll receive a personalized, no-obligation quote on your next trip in and around the Windy City!
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