Car Hire in Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, IL, United States
13 Feb — 20 Feb
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Chicago, IL, United States
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Mon 20/2
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Best deals found for Chicago, Illinois car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Chicago, Illinois
Honda City
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

₹ 42/day

11 Feb - 16 Feb
Honda City
Suzuki Swift Dzire
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

₹ 36/day

15 Feb - 15 Mar
Suzuki Swift Dzire
Toyota Corolla
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

₹ 51/day

11 Feb - 16 Feb
Toyota Corolla
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

₹ 45/day

11 Feb - 16 Feb
Ford EcoSport
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

₹ 45/day

15 Feb - 15 Mar
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Important information about Chicago car hire

Chicago is highly recognised for its vibrant art scene, several cultural attractions, and outstanding architecture.  Some significant sights and areas can be accessed by car in the city, such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, and others. travelling across the city during the rush hour can be nerve-wracking due to the heavy traffic experienced. Suppose you are new to the town and travelling by Chicago car rentals. In that case, you should avoid the busy roads, such as North Michigan Avenue, West Roosevelt Road, North Western Avenue, and others since they are constantly experiencing heavy traffic congestion. Unlike other cities that refer to their expressways using letters and numbers, Chicago has a different way of doing this. Chicago refers to its highways using official names. While driving, look for names like The Eisenhower, Kennedy, Edens, Dan Ryan, and others. The city has ample parking, so you don’t have to worry about that. If you are new in the city and want rental cars in Chicago, you shouldn't be stranded as there are numerous car hire locations in Chicago.

If you need to travel out of the city, you might want a cheap car rental. Chicago experiences snowy winters and this season may call for cheap car rental in Chicago to use if a snowstorm gets you in town.  It’s recommended to have hired cars in Chicago to access the Chicago suburbs since they cannot be accessed by foot. Chicago is the home of international airports. You might want a luxury car rental to move from the airport to access the city's amenities. Driving hired cars in Chicago is convenient due to the city's proximity to the major interstate and highways. You can also visit various exciting towns that border Chicago, such as Geneva. However, getting to the neighbouring cities is not walkable, and that is why you need hired cars in Chicago.

When you reserve hired cars in Chicago, you are generally allowed to drive the car to nearby countries. However, if you plan on crossing the border with a Chicago car rental, keep in mind that you will need to provide additional documentation to your rental car company, like a passport or a passport card, as well as a government-issued driving license. Travelers driving to Canada with a car rental from Chicago will need to have a non-resident insurance card, while travelers headed to Mexico must obtain Mexican automobile liability insurance. Both of these can be obtained through most major car rental companies. If you plan on driving your Chicago rental car to a different country, make sure to let your rental car company know about your plans ahead of time.

To book hired cars in Chicago, whether you’d like an electric car rental, a people carrier rental, or cheap hired cars in Chicago, companies usually prefer that you pay with a major credit card. However, you can often pay with alternative methods if this is not an option. Many companies will allow you to pay with a debit card, but you may be required to show additional documentation, such as proof of insurance or a utility bill. Cash payments are also accepted by some rental car companies, but you may be asked for supplementary documents as well. Many companies do not allow customers to pay with personal checks, but traveler’s checks may be accepted, depending on the specific location. If you are not paying with a credit card, keep in mind that you may be asked to pay a cash deposit. Make sure to contact your rental car company of choice a few days before picking up your vehicle to ask about the specific payment process that you will be undergoing.

Stay as safe as possible while driving hired cars in Chicago by educating yourself about some of the local driving laws. For example, all passengers under the age of eight must be in an appropriately sized safety seat, which you can generally obtain from your rental car company. When driving, always make sure that you keep a distance of three feet between your vehicle and any pedestrians or cyclists. Be careful while drinking, as it is illegal for drivers to have a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher. Be aware of how loud you are playing music in your vehicle because, in Illinois, it is against the law for sound to be heard beyond a certain distance from your car.

If you are an international traveler, you can rent a car in Chicago, as long as you are able to provide specific documents. Most rental car companies will accept either a foreign driving license from your country of residence or an international driving license. If your license is not written in a Latin-based alphabet, the company might ask for an official translation. Make sure to have your passport with you as well, as most companies will want to keep a copy of it on file. To rent a car in Illinois, you must be at least 18 years old. If you are younger than 25, you will normally be asked to pay an underage driver fee.


Chicago, Illinois car rental deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Chicago that's right for you

Small cars

₹ 5,479 - ₹ 14,908

All Car Types

₹ 5,247 - ₹ 16,532

The average price of a Small rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 8,831. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Chicago, the United States is in February. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 5,479 per day. A Small rental is typically 20% less expensive than the average car rental in Chicago. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chicago can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Chicago Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 9,428. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Chicago, the United States is in February. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,828 per day. A Medium rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average car rental in Chicago. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chicago can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Chicago Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 12,320. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Chicago, the United States is in February. The price is 52% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 5,974 per day. A Large rental is typically 11% more expensive than the average car rental in Chicago. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chicago can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Chicago Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 11,216. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Chicago, the United States is in February. The price is 61% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,384 per day. A SUV rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average car rental in Chicago. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chicago can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Chicago SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 12,899. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Chicago, the United States is in November. The price is 52% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 6,314 per day. A Van rental is typically 15% more expensive than the average car rental in Chicago. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chicago can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 7,567. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Chicago, the United States is in January. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,194 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 32% less expensive than the average car rental in Chicago. The average price of a vehicle rental in Chicago can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Toyota Corolla
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

₹ 36/day

15 Feb - 15 Mar
Toyota Corolla

Chicago car hire directory

All major car rental suppliers in Chicago, Illinois

Alamo

8.3
Very Good
364 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Enterprise

7.8
Good
317 reviews28 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.5

Payless

6.8
Okay
354 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

7.0

Avis

6.5
Okay
132 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.1

Budget

6.3
Okay
344 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.2

Hertz

6.2
Okay
555 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.2

Thrifty

6.1
Okay
226 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.1

Dollar

6.1
Okay
312 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.1

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.1

Quick facts about car hire in Chicago

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Chicago

Most Popular Agency

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

Popular Car Types

SUV, Standard, Compact

Cheapest Rental Car

₹ 3,059

Most Popular Model

Nissan Rogue
The most popular Chicago car rental agency found on momondo this month is Routes Car & Truck Rentals. Other top choices for car rental companies are Thrifty and Dollar
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Chicago in the past 72 hours: SUV, Standard, Compact.
The lowest price for a rental car in Chicago is ₹ 3,059/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from ₹ 5,690/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Chicago in the past 7 days is the Nissan Rogue. Our users also prefer the Toyota Camry as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Chicago

Nearby attractions:

Lincoln Park22.7 km
River North24.1 km
Magnificent Mile25.0 km
Chicago Riverwalk25.4 km
Millennium Park25.7 km

Nearby attractions:

Lake Meadows Park12.4 km
McCormick Place12.7 km
Hilton Chicago13.8 km
Grant Park14.2 km
Millennium Park14.8 km

Nearby attractions:

Lincoln Park123.9 km
River North125.2 km
Magnificent Mile126.1 km
Chicago Riverwalk126.4 km
Millennium Park126.6 km

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Driving with a car hire in Chicago - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Chicago so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

The cheapest car hire in Chicago are generally found through Routes Car & Truck Rentals. When booking with Routes Car & Truck Rentals, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as 22.71/day. The average price to hire a car in Chicago is 36.42/day.

Every car hire company in Chicago has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car rental search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car hire companies in Chicago include Alamo, Enterprise, and Payless, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

Most people will rent an Economy car when travelling to Chicago during the month of March. Good fuel efficiency and an ability to handle wet road conditions make the Economy car a go-to choice when precipitation averages 86 mm and temperatures hover around 9 °C. Hiring a Economy in Chicago will cost you ₹ 2,469/day on average.

Enterprise has the most locations of any car hire company in Chicago, with 28 locations.

Travellers who hire a car in Chicago should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 40 km/h. Suburban speed limits around Chicago are generally 120 km/h, whereas speed limits on motorways are 120 km/h. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

Typically, the weather in Chicago through the month of February is -2 °C and the expected precipitation is 46 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

If you’re looking for a Chicago hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of February it’s important to know that the rest of Illinois typically has a temperature of -2 °C and will usually expect 43.5 mm of precipitation.


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