About Us

Starting May 1st, 2020 All Passengers boarding our buses must wear masks at all times. Passenger are responsible for providing their own mask. Passengers without a mask starting May 1st, 2020 will be denied boarding, NO EXCEPTIONS. In response to COVID-19 Peoria Charter has temporarily Suspended Peoria & Normal Schedule and Champaign-Urbana Schedule is operation a Limited Service Schedule of one (1) run a Day.

Traveling with Peoria Charter Coach Company

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"Service, Reputation, Tradition Since 1941"

MOTORCOACHING IN THE NEW CENTURY

Choosing a motorcoach company involves many important factors. Our history of quality service, clean comfortable coaches, professional drivers and escorts, and dedication to safety and fair rates have made Peoria Charter the motorcoach company choice of the Midwest.


ABOUT OUR COMPANY

PEORIA CHARTER is a third generation, family-owned-and-operated business with over 70 years of continuous service. The company history is one of steady growth. Our meticulous preventive maintenance program provided for all coaches has given us a well-earned reputation for reliability and confidence among our some 400,000 passengers. A rigorous standard is exercised in the initial employment, training and retention of employees. Our clients see the greatest evidence of this in our courteous drivers who exercise the judgment nec essary to assure passenger safety.


We meet many diverse needs such as:

  • School Trips
  • Sporting Events
  • Airport Transfers
  • Senior Citizen Outings
  • Convention Transportation
  • Church, Civic and Fraternal Events
  • And Much More!

FAMILY OWNED

Dear Friends:

After seventy-five years and three generations in the motorcoach business, we reflect on the areas of the company which are responsible for its success. Here at Peoria Charter Coach Company, we consider each employee a "member" of the Winkler family. The drivers are responsible for the safety of our passengers and are our personal representatives of the entire company. The mechanics ensure solid, dependable performance from each of our motorcoaches and various other equipment. The cleaning staff produces immaculate coaches from top to bottom, working many hours of the day and night. The dispatcher keeps track of each coach and the drivers' assignments. The safety director continually trains drivers and tracks all aspects regarding safety. The office staff reserve coaches and record every minute detail from the start of a trip throughout each day until the coach returns empty. Other staff members develop creative travel ideas, make all necessary arrangements for group travel and at times step on board to conduct a tour. Escorts inform, entertain and serve the passengers, as well as handling all the details of each tour. As you can tell, the many people of Peoria Charter Coach Company are responsible for its success. Last but not least, you, our customers, keep the wheels rollin' for this company. We would like to personally thank you and wish you all good health and happy travels in the year ahead.

Sincerely,

The Winkler Family

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM PEORIA CHARTER

  • A clean motorcoach
  • Arrival for pick up on time
  • Driver will be a trained professional
  • Price quoted will not change upon booking
  • Utmost courtesy from our office staff and drivers
  • Liability insurance meeting or exceeding legal requirements
  • Every step taken to ensure a safe and thoroughly enjoyable trip
  • Our open-door policy for your inspection of all equipment and facilities