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Car Rental in Illinois

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$29.84 per day
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Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$30.95 per day
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Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Special
Jeep Wrangler or similar
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$31.94 per day
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Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Standard
Kia Forte or similar
Kia Forte
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$32.05 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan Rogue or similar
Nissan Rogue
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$33.15 / per day
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Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$34.36 / per day
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Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$36.70 / per day
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Chicago Rockford Int. Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$36.81 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 23:02 on 2021-08-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.9

Why rent a car in Illinois?

Illinois is a great place for renting a car. Chicago is a fascinating and huge city that can be explored for days, and having your own ride will let you travel to other destinations in Illinois and nearby states.

USA - Illinois Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Illinois

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Illinois and drop off in another country:

  • From Illinois to California - 104 offers from US$ 120.66 per day
  • From Illinois to New York - 48 offers from US$ 93.58 per day
  • From Illinois to Florida - 67 offers from US$ 119.69 per day
  • From Illinois to Iowa - 21 offers from US$ 144.92 per day
  • From Illinois to Colorado - 39 offers from US$ 94.70 per day

Top ways to enter Illinois

  • Chicago O’Hare Airport: O’Hare is among the busiest airports and connects Chicago to destinations in all parts of Europe.
  • Chicago Midway Airport: Located southwest of Central Chicago, Midway Airport has flights to and from destinations all over U.S., as well as in Central America and the Caribbean.
  • By land: You can also pick up a rental car at a nearby state and then drive to Illinois. Some large airports near Illinois include St. Louis Airport in Missouri, Detroit Airport in Michigan, and Milwaukee Airport in Wisconsin.

Top cities and places to visit

Chicago: America’s third largest city is rich in culture and atmosphere, so much so that it ends up being the favorite U.S. destination of many international travelers.

Peoria: Both proud and hospitable, Peoria is famous for its regional museum, botanical gardens, and the Wildlife Prairie State Park.

Cahokia Mounds: A World Heritage Site, Cahokia Mounds was was once the center of the Mississippian Culture and still shows traces of the pre-Columbian Native American life.

Shawnee National Forest: Located near the state border with Missouri, Shawnee has unique rock formations and great hiking trails.

Galena: This cozy town on Mississippi experienced its golden age in the 19th Century, and traces of that time can still be seen in its museums and the Old Market House. It makes a great day-trip coming from Chicago.

Most popular rental car

The most often picked rental car in Illinois is the Nissan Rogue, although travelers also like the Toyota Corolla and the Jeep Wrangler a lot.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car types in Illinois are intermediate, fullsize, and special.

Top driving routes

  1. Chicago - Columbus, Ohio (357 mi / 574 km) The nearby Ohio state’s capital and largest city, Columbus is about five and a half hour drive away from Chicago.
  2. Chicago - St. Louis, Missouri (296 mi / 476 km) One of the great cities of U.S. Midwest, St. Louis is just a four and a half hour drive away from Chicago, making it a great next travel stop.
  3. Chicago - Toronto (521 mi / 838 km) Canada’s largest city can be reached in about eight hours, but you can split the route into two or three days if you decide to also visit Detroit that’ll be on the way. Note that if you’re coming from Chicago to Toronto, you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $124 per day
  • Large cars - from $78 per day
  • Medium cars - from $68 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $138 per day
  • Premium cars - from $85 per day
  • Small cars - from $71 per day
  • SUVs - from $111 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Illinois:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Illinois is the cheapest in December when renting a car is about 16% cheaper than the yearly average.

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Illinois?

The cost of renting a car in Illinois depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Illinois
$50.88
January
$47.83
February
$41.86
March
$49.27
April
$42.50
May
$44.17
June
$49.17
July
$40.70
August
$51.82
September
$48.25
October
$46.82
November
$46.81
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Illinois is August — prices start from $40.70 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 13% cheaper than the yearly average and 21% cheaper than renting a car in the month of September (when prices start at $51.82 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Illinois?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in December — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in February — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Illinois
6
January
5
February
5
March
6
April
6
May
5
June
5
July
5
August
5
September
6
October
6
November
8
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Illinois?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Illinois. The most popular month is March, while the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Illinois by Monthly Searches
36%
January
233%
February
319%
March
2%
April
3%
May
4%
June
5%
July
4%
August
92%
September
91%
October
233%
November
178%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Kia Forte 4 3 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Avis Kia Rio 4 2 Small cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Avis Kia Soul 4 2 Medium cars
Avis Volkswagen Jetta 4 2 Large cars

Our Customers Reviews

United States of America (USA)
Nissan Rogue
July 27, 2021
United States of America (USA)
Dodge Durango
April 22, 2021
If you are about saving a few dollars on rental and spending it on piece of mind this is a great place to rent from.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Rogue
September 30, 2020
As always be alert and safe I live in New Your so I was used to Chicago traffic plus I visit often just never had to rent a car due to the fact that I always use my dad’s car when I visited
United States of America (USA)
Dodge Caravan
February 18, 2020
Rented a Dodge Caravan for 4 adults with large baggage to attend Great Lakes Navy Academy graduation. Vehicle rental was cheaper than round trip and extra travel for entertainment using the cheapest transportation. Booked through Travelocity.
United States of America (USA)
Jeep Wrangler
November 1, 2019
My only complaint is the other drivers in that area. Tailgating, using phones while driving, this is really stupid and also unsafe. At high speeds an accident is serious, could result in your death or serious injury or someone else's. Is it really worth the risk? Try this instead: keep the left lane open for passing. If you want to drive fast, then don't tailgate, just use the left lane to pass. Calm down and drive at safe distances, and absolutely do NOT use your phone while driving!
United Kingdom
Kia Rio
September 30, 2019
Crickets in Wisconsin sing sweeter than the ones in Chicago and The Korner House, 2736 E.Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village make the best egg and bacon sandwiches!
Bolivia
Hyundai Sonata
May 21, 2019
Great City
Ireland
Toyota Yaris Advance
February 28, 2019
There are tolls everywhere that don't actually say how much they are. You have to take a shuttle to the Multi-Modal garage. It takes a while between waiting for shuttle, then waiting for car. Get the GPS.
United States of America (USA)
Honda Civic
February 25, 2019
This was a business trip.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Rogue
February 2, 2019
Great City!
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
November 12, 2018
Love Chicago.
United States of America (USA)
Jeep Wrangler
October 12, 2018
Well, I'm originally from here. Visiting family. People should visit my family! They are a hoot!
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
July 30, 2018
cost effective and friendly service
United States of America (USA)
Honda Civic
July 24, 2018
Easy driving
United States of America (USA)
Honda Civic
June 25, 2018
I wait about 45 minutes for pick up shuttle. That's what I have. other than that no question.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla Sedan
June 6, 2018
Only went through the Chicago airport on way to Michigan.

Top 16 Suppliers in Illinois in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+18443701080
2200 69th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
18476714000
3901 N MANNHEIM RD SCHILLER PK
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
8443701081
2200 69TH AVE,
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+18335162249
2200 69th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+18887498227
10255 West Zemke Blvd
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
2200 69Th Avenue
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-22:30
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18772830898
2200 69Th Avenue
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-22:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+13097623606
2200 69Th Avenue Quad Cities Airport
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:00
Tue:09:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-16:00
Thu:09:00-16:00
Fri:09:00-16:00
Sat:09:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+13097624110
2200 69th Avenue Quad-cities Airport
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:00
Tue:09:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-16:00
Thu:09:00-16:00
Fri:09:00-16:00
Sat:09:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
8443701081
2200 69Th Ave
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-15:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+18664342226
5150 W 55th St, Chicago, IL 60638
FOX
FOX
Excellent 8.5
+13127410788 / +18002254369
10256 W Zemke Blvd Suite 830, Chicago
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.2
+18443779987 / +18476714000
3901 Mannheim Rd, IL 60176
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8
+18476358031 / +18007775500
10255 W Zemke Rd, Chicago, IL 60666
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:59
Tue:07:00-21:59
Wed:07:00-21:59
Thu:07:00-21:59
Fri:07:00-21:59
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-21:59
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.6
7089249780
7250 S. CICERO AVENUE SUITE G
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+1224782677 / +1878223872
10501 Delta Pkwy, Schiller Park, IL 60176, United States
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
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