Car Rentals in Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, IL
May 31 — Jun 7
Same drop-off
Chicago, IL
Tue 5/31
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Tue 6/7
Noon

Important information about Chicago car rentals

Chicago is highly recognized 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. Traveling 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 traveling 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 rental locations in Chicago.

If you need to travel out of the city, you might want an economy 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 car rentals 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 car rentals 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 neighboring cities is not walkable, and that is why you need car rentals in Chicago.

When you reserve car rentals in Chicago, you are generally allowed to drive the vehicle 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 driver’s 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 car rentals in Chicago, whether you’d like an electric car rental, a passenger van rental, or cheap car rentals 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 car rentals 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 driver’s license from your country of residence or an international driver’s 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.


Best deals found for Chicago, Illinois car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Chicago, Illinois
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$51/day

30 May - 12 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$45/day

31 May - 17 Jun
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$43/day

30 May - 27 Jun
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$43/day

31 May - 17 Jun
Toyota Camry
Buick LaCrosse
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$56/day

29 May - 24 Jun
Buick LaCrosse
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$47/day

30 May - 27 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$43/day

31 May - 17 Jun
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$43/day

30 May - 27 Jun
Perodua Myvi
BMW 3 Series
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$45/day

31 May - 17 Jun
BMW 3 Series

Chicago, Illinois car rental deals found on momondo

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

Small Cars

$52 - $120

All Car Types

$76 - $141

The average price of a Small rental in Chicago, the United States is $86. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Chicago, the United States is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A Small rental is typically 25% 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 $90. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Chicago, the United States is in January. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just $55 per day. A Medium rental is typically 22% 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 $109. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Chicago, the United States is in January. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $81 per day. A Large rental is typically 7% 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 Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Chicago, the United States is $105. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Chicago, the United States is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just $63 per day. A SUV rental is typically 9% 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 SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Chicago, the United States is $143. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Chicago, the United States is in December. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $94 per day. A Van rental is typically 20% 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 Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Chicago, the United States is $131. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Chicago, the United States is in January. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just $80 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 12% 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 Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Chicago, the United States is $150. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Chicago, the United States is in January. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $115 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 23% 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.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$43/day

31 May - 17 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$43/day

30 May - 27 Jun
Perodua Myvi

Chicago car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Chicago, Illinois
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354 reviews3 locations
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Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

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8.0

Value

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Good
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Comfort

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Overall

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Good
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Comfort

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Value

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Good
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Comfort

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Good
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Okay
306 reviews10 locations
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6.6

Comfort

6.6

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5.6

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5.5

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Okay
524 reviews16 locations
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6.4

Comfort

6.4

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Okay
210 reviews5 locations
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6.3

Comfort

6.2

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5.1

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5.6

Quick facts about car rentals in Chicago

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Chicago
Most Popular AgencyHertzThe most popular Chicago car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Budget and Dollar
Popular Car TypesSUV, Compact, Full-sizeThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in Chicago in the past 72 hours: SUV, Compact, Full-size.
Cheapest Rental Car$30The lowest price for a rental car in Chicago is $30/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $85/day.
Most Popular ModelScion tCThe most popular car model to rent in Chicago in the past 7 days is the Scion tC. Our users also prefer the Fiat 500L as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Aragon Ballroom12.7 mi
Athenaeum Theatre12.7 mi
Wrigley Field13.0 mi
Douglas Park13.5 mi
Lakeview Historic District13.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Douglas Park5.7 mi
United Center7.5 mi
UIC Pavilion7.6 mi
McCormick Place7.9 mi
Museum of Science and Industry8.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

Aragon Ballroom75.4 mi
Douglas Park75.5 mi
Athenaeum Theatre75.6 mi
Wrigley Field75.8 mi
United Center76.2 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Chicago - FAQs

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

To rent a car for a weekend in Chicago in June, the average price was $110 with cheaper deals starting around $22. Stretching your rental over seven days shifts the price range to about $21 to $87.

Every rental car 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 rental companies in Chicago include Alamo, Enterprise, and Avis, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

Renting a Standard car in Chicago during the month of June is what most travelers prefer. With temperatures averaging 73.4 °F and precipitation around 3.7″ during June, a Standard car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Renting a Standard in Chicago will cost you $109/day on average.

Enterprise is the car rental company with the most locations in Chicago, IL. At those 28 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of $120 in Chicago, IL.

25 mph is the city speed limit for Chicago, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centers. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for highways around Chicago are 75 mph and 75 mph, respectively. If you rent a car in Chicago, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.

Those looking for a rental car in Chicago during the month of May should expect temperatures to be around 59 °F and should expect around 3.7″ of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

If you’re looking for a Chicago rental car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of May it’s important to know that the rest of Illinois typically has a temperature of 60.8 °F and will usually expect 3.9″ of precipitation.


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Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car rental searches for Chicago and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

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You can specifically filter for enhanced cleaning on rental cars in Chicago on momondo.

Yes, car rental deals in Chicago with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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