Now Hiring Professional Motorcoach Drivers


Illini Shuttle is a bus service which operates between Champaign and the Chicago Suburbs and between Charleston and the Chicago Suburbs. We've been in business since November, 1983. Our customers are mainly U of I and ISU students.

We're growing, and we need you on our team!


Driving for Illini Shuttle has several benefits over other driving jobs:

For those who like adventure, we also operate charters to out-of-state destinations.


Coach Drivers earn $17-20/hr depending on qualifications and experience.

Drivers with strong communication skills who demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, and who are safe and reliable may be invited to do additional non-driving work, such as supervising loadings, training new drivers, etc.


Full-Time Coach drivers:

Part-Time Coach drivers::


Full-time drivers will typically be scheduled to work five days per week, on average. Weekend availability is essential.

Part-time drivers will be scheduled consistent with employee's availability and our needs. Part time drivers will generally work 2-3 days per week, mostly Thursday-Sunday.


Training takes approximately 40 hours. Training scheduling is flexible. Training is paid at minimum wage. Drivers who successfully complete training receive a $400 bonus after completion of first ten solo trips.

Candidates who do not possess a P endorsement on their CDL will receive free training leading up to P endorsement.

Home Base

Our bus lot is located in north Champaign. You'll report to work at this location. Free parking and free beverages are available at the garage.


Coach Driver

Application Process

Before you can drive for us, we'll check you out:


Application Instructions

Please bring a photocopy of your driver's license. If you have a current dot physical, please bring a photocopy of your DOT physical certificate.

Applicants who do not bring the above documents will be turned away.

Application takes about an hour to complete.


Current Application Times

Date             Time                   Location
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December 1       10:00 am - 4:00 pm      Champaign Storage Lot, Hensley x I-57, near the giant rooster, Champaign

Application needs to be started one hour prior to end time and completed by end time. 

Check back for additional dates/times. Remember, the early bird gets the worm.