chauffeur / driver

The word driver is more general – anybody who drives a vehicle is a driver. You are a driver when you are driving your car. Some people work as bus drivers and taxi drivers (the drivers of trains are usually called conductors).

A chauffeur is a person who is employed to drive a car for a private individual. Rich people and celebrities often have chauffeurs so that they do not have to take public transportation, or drive themselves.

All chauffeurs are also drivers; not all drivers are chauffeurs.