|Car types||Compact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Avis, Budget|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Chicago car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Chicago.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Chicago car rental.
Some car hire companies in Chicago which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Thrifty and Avis
On average a hire car in Chicago costs £40 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (£46/day), Europcar (£50/day) and Sixt (£68/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz 9240 S. Stony Island 60617 (11 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Chicago is £3.08 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £37 and £49, depending on the car size.
Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Chicago.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from O'Hare Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise and National.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car hire in Chicago costs £27 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Chicago costs £41 per day, on average.
A Full-size car hire in Chicago costs £26 per day, on average.
In Chicago, cars are most frequently hired at Advance Car And Truck Rental 10255 W Zemke Rd, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (16 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Chicago costs £277 per week (£40 per day).
On average a car hire in Chicago costs £1,187 per month (£40 per day).
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.
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.
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.
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.