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Pick-up location Chicago
Car types 4x4, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 93
Airport locations 30
Popular agencies Budget, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar

Cheap Car Hire in Chicago

Economy £23/day
Compact £24/day
Intermediate £25/day
Standard £27/day
Full-size £27/day
4x4 £25/day
People carrier £31/day
Mini £27/day
Premium £32/day
Van £210/day
Luxury £40/day
Convertible £71/day
Commercial £34/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Chicago advance
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Chicago europcar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Chicago advance
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Chicago avis
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Chicago advance
5 Adults, 3 Bags 4x4 car in Chicago routescartrk
5 Adults, 5 Bags People carrier car in Chicago routescartrk
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Chicago thrifty
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Chicago avis
5 Adults, 5 Bags Van car in Chicago budget
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Chicago sixt
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Chicago alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Chicago budget
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Chicago car hire reviews and directory

From £46/day
Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (7,209 reviews)
3 locations in Chicago
Alamo
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Blvd
+1 833 863 1447
203 N La Salle St
+1 800 462 5266
5150 W 55th St
+1 888 826 6893
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From £107/day
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,373 reviews)
28 locations in Chicago
Enterprise
Locations in Chicago
10 E Grand, Hilton Garage Fl 2
+1 312 670 7270
10255 W Zemke Blvd
+1 833 856 0900
1224 S Western Ave
+1 312 243 9190
1820 W 87th St
+1 773 239 3510
1842 N Milwaukee Ave
+1 773 862 4700
20 E Randolph St 3rd Fl
+1 312 251 0200
201 W Madison St Fl 3
+1 312 553 5230
2640 S Michigan Ave
+1 312 808 1228
2900 N Sheffield
+1 773 880 5001
3029 No Kedzie
+1 773 478 3310
303 W. Lake St
+1 312 332 7783
3057 N. Cicero
+1 773 286 0005
318 S. Morgan
+1 312 432 9780
4314 N Western Ave
+1 773 539 5900
4524 S Western Ave
+1 773 650 5800
4825 South Pulaski
+1 773 579 6800
5150 W 55th St
+1 773 735 8860
523 West North Ave
+1 312 482 8322
5313 N. Sheridan Road
+1 773 271 4500
5358 W Irving Park Rd
+1 773 283 1001
5451 N Northwest Hwy
+1 773 631 4422
5508 South Lake Park
+1 773 288 0500
555 W. Madison Suite 102
+1 312 906 8300
5950 N Western Ave
+1 773 989 3390
664 E 87th St
+1 773 783 6158
850 N State St
+1 312 951 6262
9214 S Stony Island Ave
+1 773 734 6400
930 W Division St
+1 312 475 2000
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From £30/day
Rated no. 3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,399 reviews)
9 locations in Chicago
Avis
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Boulevard
+1 773 825 4600
1830 South Wabash Avenue
+1 312 225 0788
214 North Clark Street (at Wacker)
+1 312 782 6825
225 South Canal Street
+1 708 392 6979
3255 West Fullerton Avenue
+1 773 252 4325
3721 North Broadway Street
+1 773 528 6400
5150 West 55th Street
+1 773 948 7001
8181 South Cicero Avenue
+1 708 424 1285
933 West North Avenue
+1 312 219 6151
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From £26/day
Rated no. 4
Budget
Most popular
7.4 Good (4,579 reviews)
10 locations in Chicago
Budget
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Boulevard
+1 773 894 1900
1830 S Wabash Ave
+1 312 225 5396
214 North Clark Street
+1 312 263 0086
225 S Canal Street
+1 708 392 6981
3255 West Fullerton Avenue
+1 773 252 4352
3721 North Broadway Street
+1 773 528 1770
5150 West 55th Street
+1 773 948 7002
714 South Wabash Avenue
+1 312 960 3100
8181 South Cicero Avenue
+1 708 229 8360
933 W North Avenue, Suite 933
+1 312 219 6153
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From £34/day
Rated no. 5
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,764 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Dollar
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Road
+1 866 434 2226
5150 W 55th Street
+1 866 434 2226
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From £30/day
Rated no. 6
Hertz
7.3 Good (4,702 reviews)
15 locations in Chicago
Hertz
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Blvd
+1 773 481 2400
151 E Wacker Dr
+1 312 819 3738
181 W Washington St
+1 312 726 1476
225 S Canal Street
+1 312 928 0539
2300 S Martin Luther King Dr
+1 312 567 0380
2828 N Clark St
+1 773 832 1912
3130 N.sheffield
+1 773 883 2356
3845 N Western Ave
+1 773 463 3840
401 North State St.
+1 312 372 7600
4621 West Belmont Avenue
+1 773 286 7251
5050 N Lincoln
+1 773 334 4818
5150 W 55th Street
+1 773 735 7272
5259 S Archer Avenue
+1 773 585 8825
909 N Michigan Ave
+1 312 280 5193
9240 S. Stony Island
+1 773 374 0713
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From £32/day
Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,984 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Thrifty
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Road
+1 877 283 0898
5150 W 55th Street
+1 877 283 0898
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Rated no. 8
Payless
6.7 Good (3,135 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Payless
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Blvd
+1 224 220 0604
5401 West 47th Street
+1 708 728 0237
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Rated no. 9
Fox
fox
6.1 Good (1,413 reviews)
1 location in Chicago
Fox
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Blvd
+1 323 593 7486
From £56/day
Rated no. 10
National
8.0 Excellent (897 reviews)
3 locations in Chicago
National
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Blvd
+1 833 856 0901
203 N La Salle St
+1 800 227 7368
5150 W 55th St
+1 888 826 6890
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Rated no. 11
Economy Rent a Car
5.0 Okay (969 reviews)
1 location in Chicago
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Chicago
4901 S Cicero Ave
+1 331 208 5100
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Eagle Rent A Car
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5 locations in Chicago
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Chicago
4520 W 63rd Street
9747 Foster Ave
9950 Joliet Road
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
3 locations in Chicago
Sunnycars
Locations in Chicago
203 North La Salle
5150 W 55th Street
560 Bessie Coleman Dr
Airport Van
2 locations in Chicago
Airport Van
Locations in Chicago
4435 West 46th St
+1 708 315 5500
4501 W 46th St
+1 773 650 9001
From £20/day
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
Cheapest deal
1 location in Chicago
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Rd, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
+1 847 635 8031
Avr
avr
1 location in Chicago
Avr
Locations in Chicago
Chicago O Hare Airport
From £23/day
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Chicago
Europcar
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Blvd
+1 847 635 8031
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Chicago
NU Car
Locations in Chicago
3901 Manheim Rd, Schiller Park
+1 847 671 4000
Right Cars
rightcars
1 location in Chicago
Right Cars
Locations in Chicago
W Ohare Ave
From £33/day
Sixt
1 location in Chicago
Sixt
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Blvd
+1 312 429 1140
TravelCar
travelcar
1 location in Chicago
TravelCar
Locations in Chicago
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Car hire locations in Chicago

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Most popular agency Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Average price £43/day
Good deal £32/day

When to book a hire car in Chicago

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Top tips for hiring a car in Chicago

  • Are you looking to make the most of your time in Chicago? Renting a car from the airport will allow you to be efficient and drive directly to the doorstep of your destination. With a car you will also have access to the glorious Lake Michigan, the fifth largest lake in the world, with its expanse of beaches and great fishing opportunities. If you are planning to visit the famous Brookfield Zoo, having a car will save you plenty of time and hassle as it is located 13 miles from downtown Chicago.
  • A shuttle bus takes you directly from any of O’Hare International Airport’s 3 terminals to the Car hire Facility, where major hire companies such as Avis, Enterprise, Thrifty, and Budget have counters. O’Hare International Airport is located 18 miles from downtown Chicago and the drive will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • When driving around Chicago keep in mind that it is a sport loving town and you will notice the effect this has on road traffic when the White Sox, Cubs, or Bulls play a game. Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, and United Center are all located in close proximity to downtown Chicago, so be vigilant and check whether these teams are playing -- and plan an alternative route if necessary to avoid these stadiums during big events.
  • Much like other major cities throughout America, rush hour means there will be a lot of congestion on the roads between 7 am and 9 am and 4 pm and 6 pm on weekdays. Being mindful of the increased amount of cars and cyclists on the road is crucial. Keep in mind that it is legal to turn right on a red light unless otherwise indicated.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Chicago for £32 or less
  • Book your car hire in Chicago at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Chicago are around 85% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in Chicago are around 66% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Chicago

How much does it cost to hire a car in Chicago?

On average a hire car in Chicago costs £50 per day.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Chicago?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Budget (£21/day), Thrifty (£22/day) and Routes Car & Truck Rentals (£25/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Chicago?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Chicago are Alamo (8.7, 7207 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13373 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2399 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD)?

Car hire companies onsite at O'Hare Intl Airport include Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Sixt, Advance Car And Truck Rental, Enterprise and Europcar.

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Midway Airport (MDW)?

Car hire companies onsite at Midway Airport include Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise and National.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from O'Hare Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise and National.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Midway Airport (MDW)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Midway Airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise and National.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Greater Rockford Airport (RFD)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Greater Rockford Airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Avis, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise and National.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Chicago?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 10255 West Zemke Boulevard 60666 (16 miles from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Chicago?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best hire cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Chicago?

A small compact car such as a Mitsubishi Mirage is ideal for Chicago to help navigate rush hour traffic as well as the narrow streets and street side parking downtown. Choose a car in which you feel comfortable checking the blind spots, as there are plenty of bike lanes and cyclists on Chicago roads. If you are traveling with others and plan to have a mix of inner city life and coastal exploration, try the comfort and security of a Nissan Rogue SUV.

What's the speed limit in Chicago?

Standard residential areas have a speed limit of 30 miles per hour, while non-urban areas have a speed limit of 55 miles per hour. If you venture outside of Chicago and use an Illinois highway to access Lake Michigan or a nearby town, the speed limit will be either 65 or 70 miles per hour.

How are gas prices in Chicago?

You can expect to pay approximately $2.60 per gallon for petrol in Chicago, which is in line with the American average. Keep an eye out for price increases around major holidays and the festive season.

Where are the best places to park in Chicago?

Street parking in downtown Chicago can be tricky and expensive, so, to save money and hassle, look into the option of using a parking garage. Alternatively, the Metra train system is expansive and an easy way to travel across the city. Find more accessible parking near a Metra station and leave your hire car there while you explore downtown via public transport.