hop aboard the irish express

The Complete Game Day Experience from Chicago to Notre Dame. We provide Irish and visiting fans alike with the very best Gameday experience for those living in or traveling through Chicago. From bus only, to full-day fun, Irish Express is the best way to travel to see the Fighting Irish.

All Irish Express tickets include:

  • A chauffeured coach that departs from a central location in Chicago
  • A comfortable ride in busses equipped with a restroom and WIFI
  • Beverages served on the bus (Alcohol Included for Plus and Platinum)
  • Snack for ride back

YOU'RE IN LUCK!
We have ADDED A NEW SEPARATE EXPERIENCE FOR CLEMSON. View the INFO BELOW!

With the luck of the Irish we have secured more busses for Notre Dame vs Clemson. We are launching a completely separate experience to offer even more fans a safe and fun way to visit South Bend. Please read carefully below to view the details for the ticket.

The Lucky IRISH EXPRESS

BREAKFAST + BUS + DRINKS + TAILGATE

$350
  • Ticket Includes:
  • Roundtrip Transportation from Chicago to Notre Dame
  • NEW TBD LOCATION Pickup/Drop-Off in Downtown Chicago
  • Luxury Motorcoach with Bathroom and Wifi
  • Grab n' Go Breakfast Box
  • Full Bar Service with Bartender Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music, Tv's Games, and More. *NEW TAILGATE LOCATION*
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

IRISH EXPRESS PLATINUM

BRUNCH + BUS + DRINKS

$ 275
Per Adult
  • Ticket Includes:
  • Roundtrip Transportation from Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Pickup/Drop-Off in Downtown Chicago
  • Luxury Motorcoach with Bathroom and Wifi
  • Brunch with Cocktail (Bloody Mary or Mimosa)
  • Full Bar Service with Bartender Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music. TV's, Games, and More
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

IRISH EXPRESS PLUS

BRUNCH + BUS + DRINKS

$ 195
Per Adult
  • Ticket Includes:
  • Roundtrip Transportation from Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Pickup/Drop-Off in Downtown Chicago
  • Luxury Motorcoach with Bathroom and Wifi
  • Brunch with Cocktail (Bloody Mary or Mimosa)
  • Full Bar Service with Bartender Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

IRISH EXPRESS

BUS ONLY

$ 110
Per Adult
  • Ticket Includes:
  • Roundtrip Transportation from Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Pickup/Drop-Off in Downtown Chicago
  • Luxury Motorcoach with Bathroom and Wifi
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back
  • No Outside Beverages allowed on the bus

Irish express Bus Layout

irish express platinum

Irish Express Platinum Package includes everything you need for an incredible Gameday experience.

  • Two Hot Meals
  • Beverages All Day
  • VIP Tailgate Access
  • Late night snack

*No cash bar as all beverages are part of the package. We just ask that you show the staff your gratitude for their hard work. 

Click the video below to view the experience.

GROUP & PRIVATE IRISH EXPRESS PLATINUM

Traveling with a group? We can do a discounted group rate on the main Irish Express Experience or we can do a private charter for just your group. The charters do not include brunch as we pick you up directly from your location of choice, however the rest of the experience is the same. You can view and book your private charter below.

PLATINUM 51 PERSON BUS

BUS + DRINKS + TAILGATE

$ 9500
Approximately $186pp
  • Private Bus for your Group
  • Up to 14 Hours of Service
  • Pickup Location of your Choice (Within Chicagoland Area)
  • Roundtrip Transportation fro Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Luxury Motorcoach with Bathroom and Wifi
  • Full Bar Service with Bartender Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music. TV's, Games, and More
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

PLATINUM 35 PERSON BUS

BUS + DRINKS + TAILGATE

$ 7500
Approximately $214pp
  • Private Bus for your Group
  • Up to 14 Hours of Service
  • Pickup Location of your Choice (Within Chicagoland Area)
  • Roundtrip Transportation fro Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Full Bar Service with Bartender Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music. TV's, Games, and More
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

PLATINUM 21 PERSON BUS

BUS + DRINKS + TAILGATE

$ 4700
Approximately $224pp
  • Private Bus for your Group
  • Up to 14 Hours of Service
  • Pickup Location of your Choice (Within Chicagoland Area)
  • Roundtrip Transportation fro Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Limited Bar Service Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music. TV's, Games, and More
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

PLATINUM 12 PERSON BUS

BUS + DRINKS + TAILGATE

$ 3300
Approximately $275pp
  • Private Bus for your Group
  • Up to 14 Hours of Service
  • Pickup Location of your Choice (Within Chicagoland Area)
  • Roundtrip Transportation fro Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Limited Bar Service Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music. TV's, Games, and More
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

PRIVATE LUCKY IRISH EXPRESS

Traveling with a group? The charters do not include Breakfast as we pick you up directly from your location of choice, however the rest of the experience is the same. You can view and book your private charter below.

The LUCKY IRISH EXPRESS 51 PERSON CHARTER

BUS + DRINKS + TAILGATE

$16000
  • Private Bus for your Group
  • Up to 14 Hours of Service
  • Pickup Location of your Choice (Within Chicagoland Area)
  • Roundtrip Transportation fro Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Luxury Motorcoach with Bathroom and Wifi
  • Full Bar Service with Bartender Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music. TV's, Games, and More
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

PLATINUM 51 PERSON BUS

BUS + DRINKS + TAILGATE

$ 11700
Approximately $229pp
  • Private Bus for your Group
  • Up to 14 Hours of Service
  • Pickup Location of your Choice (Within Chicagoland Area)
  • Roundtrip Transportation fro Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Luxury Motorcoach with Bathroom and Wifi
  • Full Bar Service with Bartender Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music. TV's, Games, and More
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

PLATINUM 35 PERSON BUS

BUS + DRINKS + TAILGATE

$ 8500
Approximately $242pp
  • Private Bus for your Group
  • Up to 14 Hours of Service
  • Pickup Location of your Choice (Within Chicagoland Area)
  • Roundtrip Transportation fro Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Full Bar Service with Bartender Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music. TV's, Games, and More
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

PLATINUM 21 PERSON BUS

BUS + DRINKS + TAILGATE

$ 5000
Approximately $238pp
  • Private Bus for your Group
  • Up to 14 Hours of Service
  • Pickup Location of your Choice (Within Chicagoland Area)
  • Roundtrip Transportation fro Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Limited Bar Service Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music. TV's, Games, and More
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

PLATINUM 12 PERSON BUS

BUS + DRINKS + TAILGATE

$ 3500
Approximately $291pp
  • Private Bus for your Group
  • Up to 14 Hours of Service
  • Pickup Location of your Choice (Within Chicagoland Area)
  • Roundtrip Transportation fro Chicago to Notre Dame
  • Limited Bar Service Both Ways- Beer, Seltzers, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum. Gin. Soft Drinks
  • 3+ Hour Tailgate Party in South Bend with Music. TV's, Games, and More
  • Snack Provided for Trip Back

CROWD PLEASER EVERY TIME!

“This is by far the best way to see a ND game. There was a great spread and games prior to leaving Chicago. There was a broad open bar on the way to ND. The tailgate was decent food and a ton of fun. It is so easy and convenient. I highly recommend it.”
Mark H.
“Everything from booking, brunch at Punchbowl Social, bus ride, drinks, tailgate and to the midnight snack was fabulous. All employees were so very nice and caring. This is well worth the money.”
John R.
“Everything about the Irish Express is first class. I would highly recommend and would use again without hesitation!”
Hal P.
“​​The Irish Express team puts on a great event. To a person, they were all very customer focused and friendly. There was a huge group for the UNC game and they handled the logistics well from what I could see. Great atmosphere. Thanks.”
Colin P.