Transportation Services partners with pre-screened bus vendors for special trips or large group transportation. University departments, schools, and student groups can book with a vendor that offers competitive pricing and outstanding customer service. We check the safety records of all vendors and ensure they maintain current insurance and compliance with industry safety standards.
Service can be for a special event, guest speakers, class trip, office outing, airport transfers, and routine or ongoing needs. Distance is not an issue as we provide service for many groups going out of state, some who stay overnight.
Vendors offer a variety of size and types of vehicles. Anything from a sedan/SUV to 56-passenger luxury coach buses. We can help you get the right size vehicle for your trip to help keep the cost down.
Our vendors are familiar with both the Chicago and the Evanston campuses making pick-up locations easy.
Rates and Billing
Rates include mileage, a uniformed driver, reliable pick-up and delivery, and a clean, comfortable vehicle. If applicable, tolls and parking fees are included as well. Estimates vary based on type of vehicle, distance, and time of use so it is difficult to provide estimates without knowing your specific needs. If you are in the planning stages, reach out to us and we can help you navigate through questions and provide a quote.
We take care of the billing, there is nothing you need to do. After your trip, we will pay the vendor and recharge the provided chartstring for the final cost.
Make a Reservation
To make a reservation, simply fill out the Charter Reservation Form. Requests must be submitted at least seven working days prior to the date of the event.
Want to provide feedback for charter services? Please complete our Charter Services Feedback Form.
Bus Parking and Idling
Northwestern bus service providers may park along the west curb of Ashland Ave at Ryan Field. Evanston’s parking enforcement will not enforce the “no parking” for Northwestern contracted buses. Buses are not permitted to stage or park in the lot itself.
Evanston does have an anti-idling ordinance for when vehicles are not in service. It is expected that all contracted buses obey the ordinance.