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How to Get Ready for a Great Chicago Charter Bus Trip

How to Get Ready for a Great Chicago Charter Bus Trip

Are you planning to go on a charter bus trip featuring a Chicago departure point? If so, you should know that having a plan in mind, which includes bringing the right stuff with you, will be the key to ensuring that every single minute of your journey is pleasant.

Today, we’d like to help by letting you know how you can make your Chicago coach bus trip the best it can be!

What Should You Bring Along?

Remember to always bring your ID along for the ride. Also, we recommend bringing some warm clothes as, sometimes, the weather will change, especially if you are on a long-distance trip or if you are traveling during the night. It’s nice to be able to put on clothing or take it off when temperature changes! It’s all about ensuring premium comfort during the entire trip. A cozy hoodie can be a good choice, as could sweatpants. Shoes that are easy to slip on and off will be great choices. If you don’t usually wear socks with your slip-on footwear, bring a pair along in case it gets chilly.


Other things that are smart and practical for bus charter passengers to bring along include eye masks and earplugs. If you plan to sleep during your journey, these accessories will make it easier to deal with unwanted sound and light.

Earbuds for your smartphone, tablet, or laptop are another smart accessory to bring on the road. Make sure that you bring your phone charger, too. We also recommend bringing paperback novels and magazines. Reading is a great way to relax while enjoying a comfortable charter bus ride. You will be pleased to find out that 123 Charter Bus provides TV monitors, DVD, PA system, and CD player on all of our coach buses. We also offer WiFi for an additional fee upon request.

Lastly, be sure to bring snacks and drinks that you like. While some snacks and drinks may be available on the bus, or available at stops along the way, it’s better to have what you really like on-hand in your handbag.

Trail mix, sports drinks, and energy bars are popular choices. It’s best to bring non-perishable food and drink. However, an apple or banana will be a nice, healthy choice if you plan to eat it early-on during your journey!

COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 pandemic situation has truly affected each and every one of us. We at 123 Charter Bus would like to wish you, our valued customers, good health and safety during these trying times. For those who have lost loved ones, we would also like to send our deepest condolences.

As a transport company, we recognize that our responsibility and number 1 priority should always be the safety and health of our employees and our customers. In light of this pandemic, we would like to share with you updates on the state of our business and its operations and what we are doing as a company to protect the welfare of our customers.

As the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois, and the federal government works to respond to the outbreak, we continue to work with the authorities and follow the strict guidelines set by various organizations, including the CDC and the Health Department.

123 Charter Bus buses remain in the 123 Charter Bus compound and are not moving at the moment since the government has forbidden any gathering of people. They remain on standby and are ready to start moving anytime the restrictions are lifted. At the event that these restrictions are lifted, we have implemented the following:

  • All 123 Charter Bus buses are sanitized regularly according to guidelines set by the CDC. We wash and wipe down all handrails, seats, doors, and bus interiors with disinfectants daily.
  • Bus drivers have been provided with hand sanitizers and face masks. They will also be wearing medical gloves, not only to protect themselves, but also to prevent the spread of any virus.
  • For any event, we have implemented strict limitations in the number of people that we can accommodate inside our buses. This is to ensure that we adhere to the government’s guidelines on social gatherings and social distancing.
  • Disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizers, and disinfectants have been distributed around our offices and our compound. This is to ensure that all door knobs, doorways, handrails, and other areas can be disinfected regularly.
  • Hand sanitizers will also be made available to passengers.

We would also like to announce that none of the 123 Charter Bus employees have tested positive for COVID-19. While the management is happy with the results of the test, we would also like to continue implementing these strict guidelines to make sure our staff and our valued customers remain COVID-19-free.

We remain committed to doing our part and remain vigilant in these trying times to aid in our nation’s efforts to stop the spread of the virus so we can return to our normal routines as soon as possible.

Stay safe!

Book Your Trip Today

Charter buses are economical and comfortable ways to ride, so why not book your charter bus trip with 123 Charter Bus today? Our bus rental company in Chicago offers amazing deals and a wonderful fleet of luxurious, reliable charter buses available.

Looking for a long-distance ride to neighboring states for a sporting event or concert? 123 Charter Bus is the right place to rent your charter bus!

Don’t forget that it is always better to book your trip in advance to make sure that you have enough time for packing. We hope our list comes in handy!

Contact us today. We’ll offer you plenty of support and advice as you prepare for your charter bus journey. You can rely on 123 Charter Bus.