Car hires in Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, IL, United States
11 Dec — 18 Dec
Chicago, IL, United States
Mon 11/12
Noon
Mon 18/12
Noon
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Car hire insight and trends in Chicago

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Chicago

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Chicago?

The cheapest car hire in Chicago are generally found through Hertz. When booking with Hertz, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as ₹ 2,890/day. The average price to hire a car in Chicago is ₹ 4,886/day.

What car hire company in Chicago has the most locations?

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

What car do most people hire in Chicago?

Most momondo users will hire the Chrysler Pacifica in Chicago, though hiring the Toyota RAV4 is a popular second choice according to our data. If you’re interested in hiring the Chrysler Pacifica, prices are ₹ 9,572 per day on average. Some users have found Chrysler Pacifica hire deals in Chicago for as low as ₹ 4,536 per day. Toyota RAV4 hires in Chicago are ₹ 8,103 per day on average, with some of the cheapest deals at ₹ 2,977 per day.

Best deals found for Chicago, Illinois car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Chicago, Illinois
Economy₹ 2,715/day
Compact₹ 2,776/day
Intermediate₹ 2,837/day
Standard₹ 3,556/day
Full-size₹ 2,898/day
Minivan₹ 3,266/day
Full-size SUV₹ 5,339/day
Pick-up truck₹ 4,216/day
Compact SUV₹ 2,633/day
Intermediate SUV₹ 2,826/day
Standard SUV₹ 2,881/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

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.

While visiting is it worthwhile to get a rental car 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.

Can I drive to Canada or Mexico with a rental car from 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.

Can you hire a car in Chicago without a credit card?

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.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in Chicago?

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.

What documents does an international traveler need to rent a car in Chicago?

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

₹ 5,283 - ₹ 11,089

All Car Types

₹ 6,465 - ₹ 13,490

The average price of a small car rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 7,494. The cheapest time to rent a small car in Chicago, the United States is in November. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 5,283 per day. A small car rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 7,939. The cheapest time to rent a medium car in Chicago, the United States is in May. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 6,238 per day. A medium car rental is typically 18% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 10,171. The cheapest time to rent a large car in Chicago, the United States is in February. The price is 53% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,866 per day. A large car rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average rental car 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 SUV rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 9,533. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Chicago, the United States is in August. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 6,309 per day. A SUV rental is typically 1% less expensive than the average rental car 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 ₹ 13,341. The cheapest time to rent a van in Chicago, the United States is in November. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 5,959 per day. A van rental is typically 29% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car rental in Chicago, the United States is ₹ 8,070. The cheapest time to rent a luxury car in Chicago, the United States is in January. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,230 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 16% less expensive than the average rental car 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.

Hyundai i10
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 2,715/day

2 Jan - 9 Jan
Hyundai i10
Suzuki Swift Dzire
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

₹ 2,776/day

2 Jan - 9 Jan
Suzuki Swift Dzire

Chicago car hire directory

All major car rental suppliers in Chicago, Illinois

Alamo

8.3
Very Good
378 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7
Good
322 reviews28 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.4

Payless

6.6
Okay
365 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.7

Avis

6.5
Okay
146 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.2

Budget

6.1
Okay
378 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.0

Hertz

6.0
Okay
584 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.0

Thrifty

5.5
Fair
229 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.7

Dollar

5.5
Fair
335 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.6

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

Hertz

Popular Car Types

Passenger Van, Mini, Full-size

Cheapest Rental Car

₹ 3,448

Most Popular Model

Chrysler Pacifica
The most popular Chicago car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Budget and Payless
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Chicago in the past 72 hours: Passenger Van, Mini, Full-size.
The lowest price for a rental car in Chicago is ₹ 3,448/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from ₹ 5,054/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Chicago in the past 7 days is the Chrysler Pacifica. Our users also prefer the Toyota RAV4 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
Cloud Gate25.6 km

Nearby attractions:

Lake Meadows Park12.4 km
McCormick Place12.7 km
Hilton Chicago13.8 km
Grant Park14.2 km
Cloud Gate14.7 km

Nearby attractions:

Lincoln Park123.9 km
River North125.2 km
Magnificent Mile126.1 km
Chicago Riverwalk126.4 km
Cloud Gate126.5 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

Is there a fee to cancel my Chicago, Illinois car hire?

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

What is the best type of car to hire in Chicago during January?

Chicago experiences an average temperature of -2 °C and around 46 mm of precipitation during the month of January. In order to be best prepared for your trip to Chicago, you should hire an SUV. Renting an SUV will ensure that you can safely and easily make your way through the snowy and icy streets of Chicago. Hiring a SUV in Chicago will cost you ₹ 4,188/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Chicago, Illinois?

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.

What car hire company has the BMW X3 in Chicago?

What is the weather like in Chicago, IL in December?

Typically, the weather in Chicago through the month of December is -2 °C and the expected precipitation is 58 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.

Is the weather in Chicago similar to the rest of Illinois?

If you’re looking for a Chicago hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of December it’s important to know that the rest of Illinois typically has a temperature of -2 °C and will usually expect 55.5 mm of precipitation.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Chicago?

Prices for cars in Chicago were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Chicago?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Chicago?

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Chicago. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Chicago?

To rent a car in Chicago, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Chicago?

Using momondo to book a car hire in Chicago could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Chicago?

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in Chicago by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Chicago with free cancellation?

Yes, whether it is for cars in Chicago or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Chicago on momondo?

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car hire in Chicago.

Can I find a car hire in Chicago which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car hire locations including Chicago.

Can I search for car hire in Chicago with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on car hire in Chicago on momondo.


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