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Chicago, IL, United States
10 Aug — 17 Aug
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Chicago car hire information

Pick-up locationChicago
Hire locations106
Airport locations38

Car hire excess insurance in Chicago

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

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.

Deductible

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.

Chicago car hire reviews and directory

From $149/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (806 reviews)
3 locations in Chicago
Alamo
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Blvd+1 833 863 1447
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203 N La Salle St+1 800 462 5266
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5150 W 55th St+1 844 917 0959
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Aug. 2021
7.9 Good12 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent3 Jun. 2021
Pros: They had the best price compared to other companies for a one-way rental. I was able to choose from 4 different vehicles, and the Nissan Sentra I chose was awesome.Cons: The pickup experience was lacking, as there weren’t enough people working and the employees seemed frustrated.
4.0 Okay17 May 2021
Cons: They did not have any cars. Was not able to rent anything
8.0 Excellent26 Apr. 2021
Cons: Was talked into buying a toll pass for $10.99 a day. Was a rip off.
2.0 Mediocre22 Apr. 2021
Pros: Staff sucks, car sucks, service sucks, if you like being shown one number and then charged double that number after the rental is completed, and then charged randomly for tolls months later rent here.Cons: Basically take the reservation quote that you et and multiply it by 3 because they nickel and dime you
2.0 Mediocre30 Mar. 2021
Cons: I have been over charged
10.0 Excellent30 Mar. 2021
Pros: Alamo staffs were very friendly and helpful. My flight arrived a little earlier. Not sure if that's the reason, but their system shows the total price more than doubled comparing to my reservation receipt. The airport Alamo staff were able to get it fixed.Cons: Because of the price difference, it took quite some time for the airport Alamo staff to get it resolved. Wish the system, especially for the reservation through 3rd parties, can be more seamless and fewer issues.
2.0 Mediocre13 Mar. 2021
Pros: I was allowed to pick up my car earlierCons: Price, I agree for one price and you would like to charge me more with reason.
4.0 Okay8 Mar. 2021
Pros: The lady at drop of made up for it thanks Ashley also Mr Justin Kay did awesome getting me a car at pick upCons: The lady at the front desk was rude and lie on me and about my conduct
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From $88/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
8.1 Excellent (613 reviews)
28 locations in Chicago
Enterprise
Locations in Chicago
10 E Grand, Hilton Garage Fl 2+1 312 670 7270
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10255 W Zemke Blvd+1 833 856 0900
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1224 S Western Ave+1 708 749 2000
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1820 W 87th St+1 773 239 3510
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1842 N Milwaukee Ave+1 773 862 4700
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20 E Randolph St 3rd Fl+1 312 670 7270
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201 W Madison St Fl 3+1 312 553 5230
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2640 S Michigan Ave+1 312 808 1228
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2900 N Sheffield+1 773 880 5001
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3029 No Kedzie+1 773 478 3310
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303 W. Lake St+1 312 251 0200
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3057 N. Cicero+1 773 286 0005
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318 S. Morgan+1 312 432 9780
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4314 N Western Ave+1 773 539 5900
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4524 S Western Ave+1 773 579 6800
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4825 South Pulaski+1 773 579 6800
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5150 W 55th St+1 844 917 0960
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523 West North Ave+1 312 482 8322
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5313 N. Sheridan Road+1 773 271 4500
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5358 W Irving Park Rd+1 773 283 1001
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5451 N Northwest Hwy+1 773 631 4422
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5508 South Lake Park+1 312 808 1228
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555 W. Madison Suite 102+1 312 906 8300
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5950 N Western Ave+1 773 989 3390
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664 E 87th St+1 773 783 6158
850 N State St+1 312 670 7270
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9214 S Stony Island Ave+1 773 734 6400
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930 W Division St+1 312 475 2000
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Recent reviews
7.9 Good14 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible13 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent29 Jun. 2021
Pros: Pickup and drop-off was very fast with the exact car I had reserved.Cons: Rental car prices can always be lower, right?
4.0 Okay22 Jun. 2021
Cons: The minivan was not in good shape! There was a problem with the front end which made steering and handling difficult, especially at high speed. The "change oil" light came on halfway through the trip which was disconcerting. When we reported this to the clerk upon returning he seemed unconcerned and said they would check it out but offered no type of compensation. After all of that, we were charged a fuel surcharge because we didn't fill the tank "enough" although it was not full when we picked it up. I thought that to be petty considering the problems we had. In summation, I was not pleased with this particular Enterprise or their customer service.
2.0 Mediocre15 Jun. 2021
Pros: The car was nice aside from scratch marks on the ceiling (I'm serious) and screeching tiresCons: It was an absolutely terrible experience. I arrived on time and as I arrived was getting a phone call from the facility. They informed me when I walked in that they were calling bc they didn't have a car (I've had this reservation for over a week) and that it would be two hours. That is unacceptable. I booked a car and I had somewhere to be. They then said two other people were waiting too but they would put me ahead of two other customers if I agreed to an upcharge for a more expensive car that was being sent there. I said I didn't feel I should be charged for to accommodate their error but they said they were doing me a favor by putting me ahead of the two other people. What a terrible way to run a business. I agreed but after some push back, again I had somewhere to be. It still took 30 minutes for that car to get there. While we waiting the same person and another employee were making fun of customers calling in on the phone because they thought their questions were stupid. There did not seem to be an sense of urgency about being so behind or anything being done to help the customers who are paying them good money. While waiting they provided me my updated quote. It was as I expected and planned for. We went through the ID stuff etc. Finally the car arrives and I go to pay and they let me know it's the amount they said PLUS a security hold of $300. I put money aside specifically for this and no where, including our 30+ waiting time, were we told about a security hold. I didn't have enough money on my card to do this. My partner, who was with me, then had to go in and do the Driver's licence etc all over again so we could finally get going. Honestly I want all of my money back. It was absolutely ridiculous. I am a customer support manager and if an employee or my company dealt this way I would be embarrassed.
2.0 Mediocre14 Jun. 2021
Cons: Charger 40% more on top of quote due to an additional “surcharge/tax” which I wasn’t told about until the very last minute of getting the car. Lame.
2.0 Mediocre16 May 2021
Pros: Drop off was the only positive to this experience. Park the car and go.Cons: Pricing was terrible. The time it took to be able to talk to staff after an 11 hour flight was terrible. Car selection was terrible.
10.0 Excellent12 Apr. 2021
Pros: Pick up was easy and the person that helped me was considerate. Drop off was easy and the person who received the drop off was fantastic!
8.0 Excellent19 Feb. 2021
Pros: The guy at midway airport was really nice. They were very quick and efficient too.Cons: I did notice that there was a bunch sticky stuff in the back seat when I got to Kentucky. It didn’t come from me as the only thing I put in the backseat was my suitcase, so I’m a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the vehicle. Also the vehicle itself shakes a lot when you get up to 70mph, and overall I wasn’t impressed with the Ford Ecosport.
10.0 Excellent9 Jan. 2021
Pros: good service and new clean roomy car
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From $61/dayRated no. 3
Budget
7.2 Good (501 reviews)
10 locations in Chicago
Budget
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Boulevard+1 773 894 1900
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1830 S Wabash Ave+1 312 225 5396
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214 North Clark Street+1 312 263 0086
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3255 West Fullerton Avenue+1 773 252 4352
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335a South Franklin St+1 708 392 6981
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3721 North Broadway Street+1 773 528 1770
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5150 West 55th Street+1 773 948 7002
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714 South Wabash Avenue+1 312 960 3100
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8181 South Cicero Avenue+1 708 229 8360
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933 W North Avenue, Suite 933+1 312 219 6153
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Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2 Aug. 2021
7.9 Good29 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent20 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent17 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible17 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent7 Jul. 2021
Pros: Convenient pick up and drop offCons: Overall cost could have been lower but vehicle was needed at the last minute and available.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jul. 2021
Pros: The new rental car center is nice.Cons: My options were not explained properly, costing me over $500 extra. The car smelled like smoke. And despite the fact that I topped off the tank less than a mile away, they still charged me for gas. Horrible experience. Won't be using them again.
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun. 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Everything
8.0 Excellent21 Jun. 2021
Pros: Staff was accommodating and offered a great upgrade. Drop off is seamless.Cons: Upon arrival, there were only 2 agents available, and dozens of customers. That was frustrating, as weather had delayed us, and we were already running behind. People were steaming. After about 30 minutes, 2 or 3 additional agents came out, and it moved along better after that.
10.0 Excellent14 Jun. 2021
Pros: The experience was excellent and I will rent from Budget in the future.Cons: I think that car rental rates are very expensive. It’s industry wide and not limited to Budget Car Rental.
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From $53/dayRated no. 4
Avis
7.1 Good (201 reviews)
11 locations in Chicago
Avis
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Boulevard+1 773 825 4600
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1830 South Wabash Avenue+1 312 225 0788
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214 North Clark Street (at Wacker)+1 312 782 6825
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3255 West Fullerton Avenue+1 773 252 4325
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335A South Franklin Street+1 708 392 6979
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3721 North Broadway Street+1 773 528 6400
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455 North Park Drive+1 312 782 6825
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5150 West 55th Street+1 773 948 7001
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8181 South Cicero Avenue+1 708 424 1285
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933 West North Avenue+1 312 219 6151
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Patton Drive Building 825
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5.9 Okay23 Jun. 2021
8.0 Excellent8 Jun. 2021
Cons: The waiting period for the rental was over an hour!!
6.0 Good11 May 2021
Pros: Nice car and very clean. Drop off was easyCons: Price with add ons is ridiculous Pick up was horrible at Midway desk with only two agents working neither of whom was trying very hard to move the line. I was only 4 people back and had to wait 45 minutes to get to the counter.
4.0 Okay22 Feb. 2021
Pros: Pickup was confusing as avis had no one at the desks, ghost town. Drop off was simple.Cons: Vehicle had broken glass under the seats and on floor mats at pickup, must've had broken windows previously?? 6 hour drive sounded like driving with the windows open, very loud and interior was not clean even though avis put a sticker on the dash starting vehicle was. Clean/sanitize from top to bottom....
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb. 2021
Pros: No the staff was rude the lady tried to get me to down grade for the same price and when I told her I chose one of the most expensive categories she got upset and said we’ll wait 45 mins till a car is readyCons: They charged hidden fees that weren’t really put out there.
6.0 Good28 Dec. 2020
Pros: Staff was helpful. Pickup/drop off was easyCons: Car was dirty and smelled like cigarettes
10.0 Excellent12 Dec. 2020
Pros: I’m probably never going to use another service except for you guys because of how smooth everything was!Cons: N/A, I’m thoroughly impressed
10.0 Excellent16 Aug. 2020
Pros: Easy, clean, friendly, efficient. Thanks!!!!Cons: I thought a bit expensive but you may not be able to help that.
5.2 Okay22 Jul. 2020
Pros: Desk manager at pickup was good.Cons: Dropoff clerk tried to slide in $15.99 fuel charge when the tank was full.
8.0 Excellent21 Jul. 2020
Pros: Car was great, Rental office great.Cons: As I was leaving the check oil and check tire light was on I ask the gentleman as I was leaving about it he said they just probably forgot to reset. It was late so I trusted and left. The next morning heading to my daughters hockey game, the car will not start. Could not detect key. I finally called Uber and continued to try to start actually got started before he got there so we drive to game. I had an hour before it started so I called Avis. The First Lady told me I could either go to wal mart to fix or drive 60 miles both ways to get a new car.... I said not an option. She put me on hold for forever I finally hung up and called back a nicer gentleman found one closer 20 minutes. I drove over they didn’t have cars available. By this time my head is about to spin off. So I drove back to game left my car running watched game and then proceeded to call again which I had to then drove to airport another 20 minutes away and get a new car. They were nice and helped me out so the service is lost somewhere in between. I will never use Avis again.
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From $49/dayRated no. 5
Payless
7.1 Good (536 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Payless
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Blvd+1 224 220 0604
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5401 West 47th Street+1 708 728 0237
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 May 2021
Pros: Sherry at Ohare facility was most accommodating.
10.0 Excellent1 May 2021
Pros: Staff very friendly and helpful. Whole process was very easy.Cons: I don’t have any recommendations for improvement.
9.2 Excellent11 Nov. 2020
Pros: Almost everything was fantastic. Customer service was timely and pleasant...there were only two of us in line, but there was no effort to put me off. Drop-off was easy and also quick. No receipt provided at drop-off, told I would receive via email. I filled the car with gas before turn-in...haven’t seen the receipt yet, but do hope I wasn’t charged for gas as that appears to be a problem for some.Cons: Getting the email receipt for the car rental facility is far from timely. When traveling for business in particular this receipt is critical for expense reports and a delay in the receipt costs money in disbursement lag, AND is frustrating. For this reason alone, I would generally rate lower, but the rest of the service and the car itself was really very good.
7.2 Good29 Sep. 2020
Pros: Swiftly processsCons: The Smoke smell of the car was intense - has no tiene to go back and ask for another vehicle. The price was exorbitant. Two hundred dollar for three days.
10.0 Excellent26 Sep. 2020
Pros: Great experience
3.6 Mediocre6 Aug. 2020
Pros: Car was cleanCons: Car was leaning to left all the time. Brakes were so bad that it shaked like crazy everytime press on the brake pedals. I have not felt safe for a moment in that car. When I called them they were not helpful
9.6 Excellent3 Aug. 2020
Pros: Great price, got a brand new car that was bigger than I reserved, very nice staff.Cons: The wait at the pickup was a bit long and there was only one person at the counter.
6.4 Good28 Jul. 2020
Cons: The rep at car return printed out my receipt and I discovered that they were billing me almost $100 more than my original contract. I went to the office and discovered that I was being billed for gas (car gas tank was full & she never got into car to check gas gauge) ,,
2.4 Mediocre21 Jul. 2020
Pros: NothingCons: I ordered my car for the midway airport in Chicago and they booked my car out of the o’hare airport. So I had to take a $60. Uber ride to where I needed to go. This was a bad experience
2.0 Mediocre20 Jul. 2020
Pros: They made me waiting for 2 hours to alot a car I missed my meeting, messed up my scheduled for that moreover faced loss for it.
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From $73/dayRated no. 6
Dollar
7 Good (454 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Dollar
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Road+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 23:00
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5150 W 55th Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
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5.9 Okay3 Aug. 2021
1.9 Horrible28 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible27 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible26 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent20 Jul. 2021
5.9 Okay20 Jul. 2021
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul. 2021
Pros: The car was clean.Cons: Everything else. The staff at pickup was excellent but she was overwhelmed and we needed to wait 2 hours just to get to the checkin desk. Every other car rental company had more than one employee working, even the ones with one checkin desk. Dollar and Thrifty had one employee despite having five seperate checkin desks. No employees could be found at drop-off. I finally found some one who said hertz/dollar/thrifty only had one person working (despite lines of cars for returns) and the best thing is to just leave the keys in the car and you will get an email later about checkout. Horrible customer service from a management perspective not an employee level. Staff your locations and service will be better.
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun. 2021
Pros: Staff very friendly, drop-off very easyCons: Waited in line, 3 HOURS to pick up a car. One agent.
10.0 Excellent28 Jun. 2021
Pros: The staff was awesome and drop off was very easy.Cons: The car wasn't super clean, but given the circumstance of our flight being cancelled we were just grateful we could get a car. Unfortunately, the price was high, which is typical right now due to the shortage of car rentals. But Dollar was the only company that had cars available thankfully!
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun. 2021
Pros: Pick up took almost 2 hours waiting in the long line! Final bill estimate was about $400; however, final bill was over $600!
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From $51/dayRated no. 7
Hertz
Most popular
6.8 Good (876 reviews)
15 locations in Chicago
Hertz
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Blvd+1 773 481 2400
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151 E Wacker Dr+1 312 819 3738
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181 W Washington St+1 312 726 1476
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225 S Canal Street+1 312 928 0539
Monday07:30 - 17:00
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2300 S Martin Luther King Dr+1 312 567 0380
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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2321 N Wolcott+1 773 341 9466
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2828 N Clark St+1 773 832 1912
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3130 N.sheffield+1 773 883 2356
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401 North State St.+1 312 372 7600
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4621 West Belmont Avenue+1 773 286 7251
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5050 N Lincoln+1 773 334 4818
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5150 W 55th Street+1 773 735 7272
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5259 S Archer Avenue+1 773 585 8825
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909 N Michigan Ave+1 312 280 5193
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9240 S. Stony Island+1 773 374 0713
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible1 Aug. 2021
7.9 Good1 Aug. 2021
1.9 Horrible30 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible25 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible23 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible22 Jul. 2021
5.9 Okay22 Jul. 2021
3.9 Mediocre19 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent16 Jul. 2021
5.9 Okay15 Jul. 2021
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From $57/dayRated no. 8
Thrifty
6.7 Good (330 reviews)
5 locations in Chicago
Thrifty
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Road+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 23:00
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181 West Washington Street+1 312 726 1476
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401 North State Street+1 312 372 7600
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5150 W 55th Street+1 877 283 0898
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Lc Pending Close Dec 1st+1 877 283 0898
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  • 7.1
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  • 6.4
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
7.9 Good1 Aug. 2021
1.9 Horrible29 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible19 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible19 Jul. 2021
7.9 Good15 Jul. 2021
3.9 Mediocre14 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible7 Jul. 2021
4.0 Okay6 Jul. 2021
Pros: The car was in fine working order.Cons: The pick-up process took 2 hours and then didn’t have the car we originally requested.
6.0 Good5 Jul. 2021
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful however it took 1.5 hours to get to the counter.Cons: More efficient processing of reservations.
10.0 Excellent30 Jun. 2021
Pros: Air traffic is at an all time high and some people don't take into consideration that rental car companies sold off their fleets due to the pandemic. Additionally, when people extend their rentals it affects the next person that had reserved the same size vehicle. Fortunately, even though the wait was a little longer than usual, we had no issues picking up or returning the vehicle at O'Hare.
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Rated no. 9
Fox
6 Good (193 reviews)
1 location in Chicago
Fox
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Blvd+1 323 593 7486
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  • 5.9
  • 6.3
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  • 6
  • 6.2
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1.9 Horrible3 Aug. 2021
3.9 Mediocre26 Jul. 2021
5.9 Okay20 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent19 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible17 Jul. 2021
1.9 Horrible10 Jul. 2021
4.0 Okay7 Jul. 2021
Pros: The staff was nice. They helped me talk with the rental company nextdoor when the rental agreement did not work out for me.Cons: They do not allow for driving in Michigan, with fines and reporting through GPS tracking. Very strange policy in my opinion, and one that was not clear at all upon making the rental reservation.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jul. 2021
Cons: Removing geographical restrictions in the fine print!!!!!
8.0 Excellent30 Jun. 2021
Pros: Staff was very nice.
6.0 Good28 Jun. 2021
Pros: The lady talked to Me about the add on for toll roads. Being unfamiliar with toll roads, I think it was good she convinced me to get it rather than dealing with toll roads additionally.Cons: I know it’s hard to smile when you’re wearing a mask and locked in a little room all day, but I’ve never seen a happy rental car employee. They always make me feel like I’m bothering them. I’m sorry.
Rated no. 10
National
7.9 Good (35 reviews)
3 locations in Chicago
National
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Blvd+1 833 856 0901
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203 N La Salle St+1 800 227 7368
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5150 W 55th St+1 844 917 0958
Monday06:00 - 23:00
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  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible8 Jul. 2021
2.0 Mediocre5 Jan. 2021
Cons: National didn't have my SUV available nor would they rent a car to me since I was local and not a distant traveler and booked on the same day. Why did they give the option on the website that a car was available? Wasted my time on Christmas day.
6.0 Good18 Dec. 2020
Pros: The staff was happy to see and serve me. Good customer service.Cons: Even though I called ahead, there were no full-sized trucks on the lot when I arrived. They had to get one from some auxiliary lot and drive it in for me. The truck they grabbed had not been properly cleaned - filthy steering wheels and side windows so dirty that I could not see the side mirrors. National made up for this by giving me a free day of rent (refund), and a deep apology from the management. So I will try them again next time.
9.6 Excellent7 Nov. 2020
Pros: Staff was great, car selection was great (plus free upgrade). Drop off was very easyCons: The pick up location garage is a little tight to navigate getting out
10.0 Excellent18 May 2020
Pros: Exceptional Experience.
9.6 Excellent1 May 2020
Pros: Friendly staff...Cons: Cup holders and little cubby wasnt clean. Stick with spilled something.
9.6 Excellent7 Oct. 2019
Cons: I was very pleased
6.8 Good12 May 2019
Cons: Way too much confusion trying to locate a car in the class I had reserved (luxury). 5 different people asked if we needed help (we did) but none delivered. After much delay, we got a car that was just cleaned and we’re on our way. Not a very good showing.
10.0 Excellent5 Sep. 2018
Pros: GMC Arcadia has a very nice smooth ride and customer service was professional.
8.0 Excellent12 Sep. 2017
Pros: Great customer service..
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From $53/dayRated no. 11
Sixt
6.9 Good (62 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Sixt
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Blvd+1 888 749 8227
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
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Thursday06:00 - 23:00
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714 S Wabash Ave+1 888 749 8227
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Aug. 2021
1.9 Horrible15 Jul. 2021
10.0 Excellent21 Jun. 2021
Pros: Great staff and drop offCons: The car's gas tank was really weird, the pump kept stopping abruptly as if it were full even though it was at half a tank. i think i managed to fill it up all the way though
10.0 Excellent21 Jun. 2021
Pros: The staff was great! Very friendly and knowledgeable.Cons: We did have a bit of a wait before a second staff member came out, but he was apologetic and very professional. He even provided us a free upgrade. The price of the rental was high, but I also booked last minute and it seems that all rental prices are very high right now.
2.0 Mediocre10 Jun. 2021
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: We never actually got our car because we would have had to wait 2 hours for it. They had run out of cars even though we had a reservation.
6.0 Good4 Jun. 2021
Pros: The drop off was the best part of the experience. The gentleman who helped us was professional and efficient. The car itself ran just fineCons: When you rent a car and there are visible parts missing-two holes where two what look like lights should have been and there is a long list of "dings"-if is off-putting. And when you have a "this car needs to be serviced" notice every time you start--that is off-putting too. It makes you feel like you are driving a car with problems.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jun. 2021
Cons: I got to the airport around 11:50am while my rental was scheduled to be picked up around noon and was told that they have no cars for me . Rental was paid for in full and yet company didn’t hold the vehicle for me but released it prior to another customer. Customer rep for Sixt then informed me that she will put me on a waiting list with remaining clients and I could try back around 3pm. I am disappointed in both Kayak for partnering with Sixt and them for misleading their clients.
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2021
Cons: Deceptive - ordered a mid-size SUV but only offered a small SUV until we had to pay up for the vehicle originally booked.
2.0 Mediocre6 May 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly but did not help me when I called in about the car being dirty on the inside.Cons: The car was in disgusting condition and clearly had not been cleaned or sanitized at all. Was not helped when I called into the store to report this. Also, the iPass did not work in the tolls. It was truly an awful experience and I would never recommend this service to someone.
10.0 Excellent25 Apr. 2021
Cons: Car had faint smell of cigarette smoke. Other than that we had a great experience and the Volvo SUV was a great drive.
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From $71/dayRated no. 12
Airport Van
5.3 Okay (66 reviews)
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
  • 5.3
  • 5.5
  • 5.2
  • 5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent14 Mar. 2020
Pros: The pick up was close by but I didnt realize it would not be at the airport. The sign is super small and if your not looking for it you would miss the pick up spot. Our group waited over 30 minutes before they finally picked us up.
6.8 Good5 Jan. 2020
Pros: A good initial price, but was then increased when they forced me to buy insurance before I could get the keys. The vehicle was in excellent shape and clean.Cons: The pickup experience was very frustrating and I will not use this company again.
3.2 Mediocre2 Jan. 2020
Cons: The car’s front end rattled the whole time. Alignment was off pulling to the right. Drivers door made a rattle like a can of beans the whole time we drove over 60mph. The car was dirty when we received it and had over 10 chips in the windshield. Worst rental I’ve ever had.
2.4 Mediocre2 Jan. 2020
Pros: The car was ready when I arrivedCons: I was charged more than what my quoted price was, costing me nearly $100 more than anticipated. Car had a broken rear windshield, no ice scraper, and a slow tire leak in the middle of winter.
3.6 Mediocre13 Dec. 2019
Pros: One lady was super helpful and nice, the rest of the staff I interacted with seemed like they hated everything. The second van I received was in excellent condition on the inside, though dented on the outside.Cons: Ended up being about 25% more than the quoted reservation cost with no explanation given. Inconvenient pickup/drop off location, at least for transit/walking. Took a very long time to pickup and drop off despite being the only customer there. First van they were going to give me was FULL of trash in the back. Second one was fine. Otherwise rude staff. put a huge hold on your card, mileage limit for IL residents - they do tell you this upfront when you’re there but it’s a bit sneaky if you’re reserving through a third party site like this. Some other stuff I can’t even think of right now cuz I’m trying to push the whole ordeal out of my head. It was pretty darn cheap though.
2.0 Mediocre5 Dec. 2019
Cons: We thought we were getting a great deal on a car rental for two weeks. When we arrived at the business to pick up our car, we were charged over $120 more than our initial payment. The reason was (at first) that they had to come and pick us up from the airport. When we pressed into why, the next reason they gave us was because we should have reserved the car through a third party like Expedia. Which we did-through Kayak. The NEXT reason they gave us for charging us so much more was that we came through the airport. Which made zero sense because that's where I filled all the information out at the time of making the reservation. We then asked to see the manager and someone else came out to talk to us. When we asked the woman if she was the manager she said, "well, kind of, but not really, I just help the manager." We then asked again to see the manager. She went back to get him and came back to us and said the manager refused to see us and would not come out front. We then cancelled our reservation. As we were trying to find an Uber to get to another car rental location, another customer was going through the same run around and was being charged over $100 than what all her paperwork said. We call this unethical and bad business and will never recommend this company.
4.4 Okay4 Dec. 2019
Pros: Cheap priceCons: A clean car with all the body parts. Clearer information regarding closing time up front instead of at counter.
2.0 Mediocre28 Oct. 2019
Cons: I reserved a car to pick up at the O'Hare airport and was told my pick up was for Midway airport so I was left to rent from a different company and paid twice the price.
3.2 Mediocre22 Oct. 2019
Pros: nothing. THis was the worst rental company ever. Do not rent from them ever.Cons: The company charged me more than the rate I booked through Kayak and refused to honor the rate. Also, they said they have a policy that limits people who rent cars from the same state as them to 350 miles per day vs. unlimited, which is what I booked in my contract. The whole "bait and switch" thing was shady and probably illegal. Also, when I got the car home and started loading stuff into it, I realized the car had never been cleaned. There were food crumbs all over the third row, with dirty napkins and drink cups. The irony is that they made me initial something saying that if I smoked or had a pet in the car, I would need to pay $199 for cleaning but they don't even clean out the cars in between customers. I had to vacuum the car myself before going on my trip.
2.0 Mediocre14 Oct. 2019
Cons: This is an unethical company. They did not honor their written rental confirmation and left me stranded without a rental car at Midway Airport, and nearly every other car rental company was without vehicles. They provided no justification for failing to live up to their written commitment. Avoid this company!
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Rated no. 13
Economy Rent a Car
5.9 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Chicago
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Chicago
4901 S Cicero Ave+1 331 208 5100
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.2
  • 6.4
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Apr. 2016
Pros: Awesome people. Great prices. Clean reliable vehicle.Cons: No complaints.
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec. 2015
The car that wasn't thereCons: "Reserved" online. It was not made clear that the company was offsite or that a credit card number was necessary to hold the car. Our flight arrived nearly 2 hours late. We took the shuttle to the rental counter only to realize Economy was in a different location. Called both the local number and the toll-free number and got no answer. By the time my phone calls caught up with me it was 12:30 am and the message was that they would hold the car until 10:00. So now we were stuck at Midway. Luckily we were able to rent anothe car but had to cram 6 adults with luggage into 1 car instead of 2 and had to pay a premium price. I would not use Economy again.
5.6 Okay17 Dec. 2015
Pros: The employees of the company are friendly and helpful. The car was new and comfortable.Cons: The company has a hidden "mandatory" roadside assistance fee of $100. It is NOT printed on any of the paperwork, nor or is there a notification when making the reservation on Kayak. It doubled the price of my rental, but there was 0 communication upfont. I reserve thru Kayak all the time and expect they would be disappointed in the hidden costs as well.
2.0 Mediocre28 Nov. 2015
They didn't have a car for me on Thanksgiving!!Pros: Nothing.Cons: Worst company ever. Told me they gave out all of their cars the night before thanksgiving and they didn't have any car to give me for my reservation. Had to rent from Avis for $260.00 for 1 day when my reservation with Economy was for $70.00
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Eagle Rent A Car
5 locations in Chicago
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Chicago
4520 W 63rd Street
9747 Foster Ave
9950 Joliet Road
Chicago - Rosemont
Chicago Bmw Mdw
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Sunnycars
3 locations in Chicago
Sunnycars
Locations in Chicago
203 North La Salle
5150 W 55th Street
560 Bessie Coleman Dr
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Chicago Van Rentals
2 locations in Chicago
Chicago Van Rentals
Locations in Chicago
1000 W Ohare Ave+1 773 800 9898
5700 S Cicero Ave+1 773 800 9898
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Easirent
2 locations in Chicago
Easirent
Locations in Chicago
Chicago Midway International Airport
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From $36/day
Advance Car And Truck Rental
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
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Avr
1 location in Chicago
Avr
Locations in Chicago
Chicago O Hare Airport
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From $49/day
Europcar
1 location in Chicago
Europcar
Locations in Chicago
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 312 741 0788
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Chicago
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Chicago
10256 W Zemke Blvd Suite 830 Chicago Il+1 312 741 0788
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Chicago
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Chicago
Chicago O Hare Airport
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NU Car
1 location in Chicago
NU Car
Locations in Chicago
3901 Manheim Rd, Schiller Park+1 847 671 4000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Rhodium
1 location in Chicago
Rhodium
Locations in Chicago
Chicago O'hare Airport. On-airport. O'Hare International Airport. 10255 W Zemke BLVD, Suite 830+1 323 593 7486
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Right Cars
1 location in Chicago
Right Cars
Locations in Chicago
W Ohare Ave
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TravelCar
1 location in Chicago
TravelCar
Locations in Chicago
Main Garage
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4679 travellers who hired a car in Chicago gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near Chicago

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$82/day

Good deal

$61/day

When to book a car hire 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 $61 or less
  • Book your car hire in Chicago at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Chicago are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Chicago

  • 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 Hertz, Budget and Dollar

  • On average a hire car in Chicago costs $82 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Chicago are Alamo (8.6, 941 reviews), Enterprise (8.0, 827 reviews), and Payless (7.3, 128 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Chicago is $5.76 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $69 and $92, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Chicago.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Midway airport include Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis, Payless, Enterprise and Airport Van.

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

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

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

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Chicago costs $82 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Chicago costs $72 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Chicago costs $59 per day, on average.

  • In Chicago, cars are most frequently hired at Routes Car & Truck Rentals 3901 Mannheim Rd, Schiller Park (23 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Chicago costs $577 per week ($82 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Chicago costs $2,472 per month ($82 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.