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Peoria Charter Coach Company is a family-owned bus company that has offered quality bus service to customers in Illinois since 1941. Its fleet of luxurious coach buses travels between Chicago and several surrounding suburbs and university towns such as Urbana-Champaign, Normal, and of course Peoria.
Peoria Charter Coach is committed to providing dependable and friendly service to its riders. A rigorous standard is placed on all drivers beginning from initial employment and employee training. Each Peoria Charter bus is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a DVD player (movies are not played on scheduled service bus trips), a restroom, and an emergency-use cellular phone.
Do Peoria Charter Company buses have WiFi?
Yes, Peoria Charter Company offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Peoria Charter Company will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Peoria Charter Company WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.
Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?
Yes, there are power outlets onboard Peoria Charter Company buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.
Since Peoria Charter Company might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.
What is Peoria Charter’s schedule?
On a typical day, Peoria Charter has 104 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.
Peoria Charter usually maintains at least 3 regular timetables for major university towns to and from Chicago. These are Urbana-Champaign, Peoria, and Bloomington. These timetables are updated prior to each school year.
Can you bring a dog on a Peoria Charter bus?
How much luggage can you bring onto the bus?
Peoria Charter allows two (2) luggage items per passenger to be stored under the bus for free. Additionally, each passenger may bring one (1) personal item onto the bus as a carry-on. Pillows, laptops, and musical instruments can be brought on board at no additional charge, in addition to the one allowed carry-on item.
Any baggage with wheels, such as suitcases, cannot be carried on and must be stored under the bus. Each checked bag must not exceed 70 pounds in weight or 63 inches in total exterior dimensions. Oversized, overweight, or extra baggage may be checked for a fee of $10 each if there is extra space available.
Are there bathrooms on Peoria Charter Company buses?
No, there are no bathrooms available on Peoria Charter Company buses. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.
Can Peoria Charter reservations be changed or refunded?
All Peoria tickets are non-refundable. However, reservations may be changed to a different date and time, as long as the change is made before your original scheduled departure. A $10 change fee will apply in addition to any difference in price for the new ticket.
Do you have to print your Peoria Charter Company ticket?
Peoria Charter Company does not require a printed ticket to board the bus. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.
Does Peoria Charter Company offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?
Peoria Charter Company focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.