Limo for hire in Chicago
We have several types of cars available for hire in Chicago: sedan, stretch, SUV, bus etc. For Lincoln sedans, there are a few models available, Town Car Signature, Signature Limited and Executive L. Then you have the stretches, 70″ stretch limo, seats up to six passengers, 100″ stretch, seats a maximum of eight passengers or a 120″ stretch limo with the seating capacity of 10 passengers. There are some 12 passengers ones but those are very rare. Then, you have the long SUV, all brands, from Mercedes to the popular H2 Hummer limo (20 passengers). Don’t forget the normal SUV, a wide selection to choose from (beautiful Escalade, Navigator or Suburban).
Factors for Deciding What Limo to Hire
Among the concerns when looking for limousine hire company is the price. Everybody’s looking for the best limo rates when hiring these services. Be careful not to get trapped by those companies that operate outside the law, there are a few red flags to look out for:
- Make sure the car is fully insured and certified
- They should have at least a website up and running and not online reservation only or e-mail address but a real person to answer the phone, preferably a land line or/and toll free number.
- A cell phone number or a P.O. Box number are early signs of poor companies or fly by night services.
- Don’t settle for the cheapest providers because the chances are you will get the “cheapest” service too.
You don’t want the driver to show up in jeans and sneakers, do you? Believe it or not, this actually happens. You don’t want the company to call you every 15 minutes to let you know that “the driver should there shortly” because “there is a lot of traffic”, etc… You get point.
You can compare various fares that are offered by different limo companies. Try to get as many quotes as you can, especially nowadays, when you can quickly get those quotes online (or use our handy rate finder!). Ask as many questions as you can because, by doing this you will make sure you will get a good limo company.
Prices for Limo Services
Here are a few tips on how to book a limo in the Windy City. If you find yourself as a tourist in Chicago, our limo services will provide you with a more classy way to get around the city. A typical limousine service in Chicago (sedan) will charge you around $50-$60 to go from O’Hare or Midway airport to Chicago, plus 15-20% gratuity. A much lower rate wouldn’t inspire too much trust.
By comparison, a taxi will charge you around $35 to $45 in bad traffic. Then of course, you have the other companies that will charge from $70 to $120 for the same kind of service (!) You would be surprised how many people think that by paying double they will get a better service. Sometimes it’s just not like that. So, how do you know which limo company to choose? Do your homework, read more of our advice on the blog, and I’m sure you will find a company you will be happy with.