Car Rental in Illinois
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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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Top 6 Most Popular Locations in Illinois
Car Rental at Chicago O'Hare Airport from $29.29 per day
Car Rental at Chicago Midway Airport MDW from $36.81 per day
Car Rental at Peoria International Airport from $42.23 per day
Car Rental at Chicago Rockford Int. Airport from $36.81 per day
Car Rental at Quad City International Airport from $36.81 per day
Map of Car Rental Locations
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|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|
|Avis||Kia Soul||4||2||Medium cars|
|Avis||Volkswagen Jetta||4||2||Large cars|