Charter Bus Services

Metropolitan Shuttle provides professional, reliable and comfortable group transportation both between and within every major U.S. metropolitan area. As a nationwide reservation service for shuttle charter bus services that operates through a network of vendors, we have access to all kinds of charter buses, minibuses, shuttle vans and luxury coaches.

Our charter bus services are ideal for transporting your business partners, friends, clients or employees to conventions, sporting events, work sites and other gatherings. Because of our wide range of vendors and what each provides, we can find exactly the right fit for your group.

Benefits to Charter Bus Group Travel

If you’re transporting a group of people, it’s essential that each person arrive at the destination safely, on time and under pleasant circumstances. Managing multiple taxis or rental cars is both costly and inefficient. As well, you need to be working with someone who has a keen understanding of the local transportation climate at your destination to ensure that everything will run smoothly. At Metropolitan Shuttle, we make the calls to the local vendors on your behalf; they know which highways become parking lots at rush hour, whether there’s available parking at an event site and how long the actual travel time is (not the amount of time a mapping app says it will take). That way, we ensure that your group is going to be delivered and picked up exactly when it needs to be. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Add a Little Extra with a Charter Bus

Want to go the extra mile for your guests? A few little luxuries tell your clients, colleagues or employees that you value their contributions to your business. Many of our charter bus service partners offer top-of-the-line buses. These can include PA systems, reclining seats with ample leg room, adjustable foot rests, individual reading lights, restrooms, overhead racks, climate control, tinted picture windows for a glare-free view, weather-proof luggage compartments, heavy-duty shocks and audio/visual equipment.

Charter Bus Travel Planning

At Metropolitan Shuttle, we have professional group travel planners who design and deliver shuttle buses or specific transportation packages. They assist in planning personnel transport, meetings, excursions and special events.

Whether it’s to and from the airport, on a company outing or retreat, meetings, conventions, sporting events, academic or religious events or any other opportunity that requires group travel, this team of agents is available to work out all of the details for you.

We believe in taking a personal approach to organizing clients’ group travel needs. We are always available to help and we’ll work within your budget to establish the best travel choices for you.

Why Clients use Metropolitan Shuttle Charter Bus Services:

… for shoppers

Walmart contracts with Metropolitan Shuttle to get families who have no transportation into stores. The company sees value in providing free busing to shoppers who have no transportation, so it uses our minibuses to pick up shoppers at scheduled stops at various locations in their neighborhoods and drop them off at Walmart. The minibus chartered bus service operates on a constant loop during most shopping hours, so shoppers can spend as much time in the store as they want and then catch a ride home when the shuttle comes back around.
It’s a win/win… Walmart is gaining valuable customers who would otherwise shop elsewhere because they have no way to get to the store, and the shoppers have the opportunity to shop outside their immediate walking-distance vicinity.

… to get employees to work

At the Kraft Foods Inc. headquarters outside Chicago, Metropolitan Shuttle is providing transportation for employees getting to and from work. Thousands of Kraft employees are riding Chicago’s MetraRail to work each day; however, the MetraRail stops are still a distance from the many buildings on the large Kraft corporate campus. So that its employees can get back and forth to work as quickly as possible, and without having to walk very far outside in the cold Chicago winters, Kraft has hired Metropolitan Shuttle to provide buses that pick up employees at various MetraRail stops and shuttle them to their destinations on the corporate campus. The shuttles run for both inbound workers in the morning and outbound in the evening.
We also provide employee shuttles from outlying parking lots and public transportation stops for eBay, eHarmony and other large national corporations. If your company has a large corporate campus that requires shuttle transportation, call us today for a free quote.

… for major long-distance trips

When President Barack Obama was first inaugurated in 2009, the event set attendance records for any event held in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Shuttle was there with our charter bus service — we drove a group of supporters all the way from California to Washington for the historic occasion.
The group rented one of our buses and scheduled it to drive straight across the country with no overnight stops. We had four or five drivers standing by to relay, and the group saved travel time and hotel room expense by sleeping on the bus at night while in transit.

… for fun

It can’t be easy to be a skiing enthusiast who lives in Texas. That’s why we drive Texas skiers to Colorado for weekend trips to hit the slopes. Our charter bus service provides the baggage compartments large enough to accommodate skis, and it’s a comfortable ride for the skiiers.

… for sports

DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas, is known for its athletic championship wins. When its football team played in the regional championships in Florida, the football boosters hired Metropolitan Shuttle to provide charter bus service for the boosters and the marching band to accompany the team to the playoffs

… for multiple-day events

Football fans are already excited for Super Bowl XLVIII (2014), which will be held at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which is about 13 miles outside New York City. NFL Films is planning ahead; it has booked Metropolitan Shuttle for charter bus service for an entire weekend of Super Bowl festivities in the city. We’ll be driving football fans from various points in the tri-state area in and out of New York for restaurants, shows, shopping and nightlife throughout the weekend of the Super Bowl. And, of course, we will be there to get everyone safely to and from the Super Bowl, itself.

… for emergencies

When disaster strikes, safety is the most important thing. When something huge happens, ensuring quick and safe transportation is of the utmost priority. Metropolitan Shuttle is always ready…. just ask the New Yorkers who were displaced during Hurricane Sandy. The City of New York contracted with us to bus schoolchildren whose schools were closed in the aftermath of the storm to schools in alternate locations for a number of months.

Metropolitan Shuttle was also there following the BP oil spill in 2010; the months-long record-setting spill required a massive and coordinated response. Even three years following the spill, tar balls were continuing to be found on the Mississippi coastline. Metropolitan Shuttle was responsible for transporting workers with chartered bus services to and from their beach work sites to clean up the tar balls.

These and many other satisfied clients are using Metropolitan Shuttle’s services in lots of ways to get people where they need to go, when they need to be there.

We encourage you to read though each of the services pages to see how Metropolitan Shuttle can suit all of your group transportation needs. To receive a free quote for any of our charter bus rental charter services, please visit the request page and complete the quick form today!

Here's what some of our customers had to say about our service: Here's what some of our customer had to say about our service:

“The bus trip was perfect. I received many comments from the attendees about how convenient the service was for our trip. I believe during our future Yankees excursions we will use your service and keep you in mind for others. Thanks!!”

Columbia University Business School

“When the Department tasked your company to come up with drivers, vans & buses to support the G20 summit on such short notice, you not only met that challenge, but were resourceful in getting us photos and bio data needed to meet the security requirements. (We have a total of 44 drivers) with only 8 DOS drivers as well as all the vehicles needed – this is indeed an accomplishment!”

G20 Summit

“I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for the great service you gave the St. David Show Choir during our recent visit to California. The buses were always nice and prompt and the bus drivers were very courteous, We hope to use your company on future visits. Thank you again.”

St. David Arizona Show Choir

“Thank you for all of your help during the past few weeks. We couldn’t have made it through L.A. Screenings … without you!”

Sony Pictures Television International

“Thank you for your kind assistance to the Office of Homeland Security. It was a pleasure working with you.”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“I am an attorney and the coordinator for a golf trip for our firm’s clients in Birmingham.  I was recently left in a bind with another transportation company at the last minute.  I called Metropolitan and reached Nevin.  He immediately took care of me and rectified the situation – he responded to everything quickly, got everything I needed arranged, and had a great personality while doing it.  I just wanted to drop a note since customer service can be such unrewarding work as I feel that people are quicker to point out the negatives rather than the positives in this business.  Nevin did a job well done.”

Hennessy & Roach, P.C.

“Thank you, thus far, for your shuttle services from Morehouse School of Medicine to Grady Memorial Hospital. We have received numerous of compliments of vehicles as well as time efficiency. I kindly request for shuttle driver, Isaac, to frequently transport us to our locations. He is a careful and professional driver with extensive knowledge of the downtown Atlanta area as well as familiar with our time schedule and route. Again, thank you for your services.”

Morehouse School of Medicine

“Everything went off without a hitch. Your limos and buses were perfect, and very accommodating given the flexibility we needed with the rain. By all means, I won’t hesitate to call you for anything we need or refer my friends for anything they may need in the future.”

Private event

“Things went superbly; words cannot describe how amazing things went. This was my first year to act as Social Chair and put large groups like this and then move them for a night of fun. But ya’ll helped so much with finding the extra buses I needed in such a small time, I didn’t think it could be done but ya’ll proved me wrong. Andy kept me updated and helped out more than was necessary and was right on top of everything. He helped me understand what would be needed and expected and I hope that everything on our side went well. The service was great; the bus drivers introduced themselves, gave me cell phone numbers, and were very friendly to everyone that rode. Then we were off and everything ran smoothly. I cannot stress how grateful I am and how amazing the buses were, everything went better than planned. Thank you so much for the service and you went above and beyond our standards, you have a great company and we will definitely use you in the future… maybe with a little more time to spare (haha). Thank you again and if there was anything that [you] were concerned about on our part, please let me know so I can make changes in the future.”

Oklahoma State University

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support in coordinating the bus transportation for our employee meetings… As I mentioned to you when I first contacted Metropolitan, the drivers were late the last two years but this year, thanks to you, your driver Eric was at the facility earlier than the designated time. Because of this, our employees arrived at our main plant in a timely manner and the meetings started very promptly.”

Palladon Iron Corporation

“I wanted to thank and compliment you, your company, and most of all, your driver. Your response to our request for a quote was fast and efficient. You showed both courteous and professional service. We had already had scheduled and paid for our trip with another bus service when they cancelled three days prior to our service date. You got us back “on track” within hours of that cancellations at a competitive price. Your driver was exceptional. He was dressed in a well pressed suit, courteous beyond belief, and a excellent and safe driver. You have won all our future business.”

Hinsdale Cub Scouts

“I really appreciate the fact that you understood my concern about the driver being on-time. I was really worried that 2008 would be a repeat of 2006 and 2007 but thanks to you, everything went smoothly. I can assure you that I’ll call Metropolitan again in 2009. Thank you again for your outstanding work on this request. I enjoy working with people who pay attention to details and who make it a point to provide good customer service. You scored very high on both counts! Have a great day.”

Trojan Battery

“It was awesome. Our driver was exceptional and our bus exceeded expectations. Thanks for all your assistance and we will use you again in the future.”

Glazier Foods

“Your professionalism is greatly appreciated. It’s always a pleasure to work with  Metropolitan Shuttle!”

Mercury Marketing Resources, Inc.

“Thank you for the good service provided by Yvan last Saturday in NY. On time, friendly, clean bus…we shall surely recommend your company to others as the occasion arises.”

Hon. Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Illinois & Indiana

I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with our event this past weekend. The drivers were prompt and courteous and I received more than 1 compliment about them from the graduates, especially Glenn, whom the riders found very amusing.

They were fantastic at communicating with me and making sure that we were all on the same page and I am looking forwarding to booking your company for my next event.

Red Lion-Concordia University

“We had a wonderful time this weekend and it couldn’t have happened without great transportation. I had no references and got your co. from a Google Search and we were very pleased. The driver was early, the bus was nice and clean and Danny our driver was very good and personable. Based on my experience I would use Metropolitan again and recommend to my friends.”

Spread the Word Ministries

“I didn’t want the week to end without getting I touch with you to let you know in writing how satisfied we were with everything from beginning to end… your professionalism, our changes and your willingness to accommodate them. The bus was beautiful.  Mr. Thomas, our driver was fantastic.  A total professional.  Everyone raved about how wonderful he was.  How well he managed the high volume of traffic in Manhattan on the day of our trip.  He got our group here from NY to PA happy, safe and in good time… We are planning our next event and are looking at the logistics involved of shuttling guests every hour on the hour for a 24-hour period from the NJ transit station to our next locale.  We are keeping Metropolitan Shuttle at the top of our list for all our future transportation needs.”

The Shuttah Group

The service provided was excellent. We did not have any complaints with Bus that was provided or the drivers. There was a very high level of professionalism being exemplified by the office team (Chanel) and the drivers. I would highly recommend Metropolitan Shuttle to other clients. The level of service deserves 5 stars. Thanks again!

MHI Inc.