Car Rental at Chicago O'Hare Airport

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Chicago O'Hare Airport, Chicago, USA - Illinois
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$18.95 / per day
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Compact
Toyota Yaris iA or similar
Toyota Yaris iA
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$29.35 / per day
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Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$37.81 / per day
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Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$44.76 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Ford Fusion or similar
Ford Fusion
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$63.06 / per day
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Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$77.00 / per day
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Special
Jeep Wrangler or similar
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$19.83 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes-Benz GLA or similar
Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$31.29 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:03 on 2020-03-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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    Travel Information

    Language
    English
    Currency
    USD
    Country code
    1
    Average car rental length
    6 days
    Economy car rental price
    $27.55 / per day
    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
    8.0

    Airport Car Rental

    Get your rental car at Chicago O’Hare Airport; then head to the city and start exploring! Check out the bustling downtown; then drive to the West Side—the area around Logan Square has a lot of concert venues and hip bars. Go to the East Side to enjoy Lake Michigan beaches and the relaxed atmosphere, and make sure to check out upscale Lakeview and Lincoln Park in the North Side.

    Chicago has many top-notch museums—the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History with its amazing dinosaur skeletons, and the DuSable Museum of African American History are a few. Join a local festival or take a tour of the city to appreciate the mixture of architectural styles that range from classical and gothic to ultra-modern.

    Chicago’s a great place to visit, but why not explore more with a longer-term car rental? You can check out more of the Great Lakes region, drive to nearby Cleveland and St. Louis, or take a real road trip all the way to New York City. You can even pick up your car at Chicago O’Hare Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure now!

    Top international routes

    • London-Heathrow
    • Toronto-Pearson
    • Tokyo-Narita
    • Frankfurt
    • Cancun
    • Mexico City
    • Beijing
    • Shanghai

    Main airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle, United Airlines, United Express, Spirit Airlines, and Frontier Airlines

    Terminals

    There are four—Terminal 1 (with concourses B and C), Terminal 2 (with concourses E and F), Terminal 3 (with concourses G, H, K, and L) and Terminal 5, which hosts all international flights (with concourse M). Terminals 1–3 are connected, and it’s possible to walk between all three. Terminal 5 can be reached via the Airport Transit System (ATS) or by a shuttle bus from Terminal 3.

    Location

    O’Hare is about 14 miles (23 km) northwest of downtown Chicago. Interstate I-90 is the main road connecting the airport to the city.

    Most popular types of rental car

    • Convertibles - from $145 per day
    • Large cars - from $44 per day
    • Medium cars - from $35 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $56 per day
    • Premium cars - from $69 per day
    • Small cars - from $33 per day
    • SUVs - from $42 per day

    Top car rental companies

    • National (Tel: +18338560901)
    • NuCarrentals (Tel: 18476714000)
    • Alamo (Tel: 8338631447)
    • Enterprise (Tel: +18338560900)
    • SIXT (Tel: +13124291140)
    • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
    • FOX (Tel: +13127410788 / +18002254369)
    • Alamo (Tel: +18888266893)
    • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
    • Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)
    • Advantage (Tel: +18007775500 / +18476358031)
    • Avis (Tel: +17738254600)
    • Budget (Tel: +17738941900)
    • Europcar (Tel: +18476358031 / +18007775500)
    • Routes Car & Truck Rentals (Tel: +18443779987 / +18476714000)

    Car rental desks

    O’Hare has a brand new facility that contains all of the airport’s ground transportation including all of the car rental desks. It is called the Multi-Modal Facility and can be reached by a free shuttle service that runs 24 hours a day from the curb outside of the Baggage Claim of each terminal.

    The Airport Transit System, a people mover system, is currently shut down. However, by the end of 2019, it will be operational again and will take passengers from the terminals to the Multi-Modal Facility replacing the current shuttle buses.

    Routes Car Rental is located outside of the airport on Mannheim Road. To reach its location, take the shuttle from the terminals to the Multi-Modal Facility and then call them for a shuttle to their location.

    Services and facilities

    There are countless restaurants, bars, and cafés, stores, and duty-free shops. You’ll also find lounges, a spa, a yoga room, power stations, ATMs, a currency exchange, a lost and found, a travelers aid office, a kids area, mother rooms, a medical center, and a chapel. Unfortunately, there is no luggage storage service. Many services are accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.

    Nearest gas station

    What gas station is most convenient at which to fill up prior to returning a rental car depends on whether the rental company you are using is located at the Multi-Modal facility or not and from what direction you are traveling to the airport from.

    When coming from downtown Chicago, most will probably prefer to use I-90. I-290 to I294, the Tri-State Tollway, is also an option though it is a toll road. Those choosing the latter can conveniently stop at a Mobil station that is on the Tollway. Those traveling to the airport on I-90 are best served by exiting I-90 onto I-190 and Manheim Road as if they were going to the Multi-Modal facility. Instead of turning into the facility, they should continue north along Manheim road a few blocks to a BP station which is by far the most convenient station to stop at before returning their rental car.

    If returning a rental car to Routes’ location, there is another BP station that is two blocks north of the location.

    Popular one-way rentals

    • Madison (134 miles / 216km)
    • St. Louis (296 miles / 476km)
    • Toronto (536 mile s/ 862km)
    • Cleveland (361 miles / 581km)
    • Columbus (377 miles/ 606km)
    • Traverse City (342 miles / 550km)

    Airport info

    Rating
    7.5
    • Getting to the airport 6.5
    • Departure and check-in 7.2
    • Terminal facilities 6.5
    • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.0
    • Restaurants and car rental services 6.3
    • Lounge 5.8

    Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD)

    • IATA: ORD
    • Name: Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD)
    • Type: Civil
    • Size: Large Airport
    • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Concrete / Grooved
    • Distance from City: 14 miles / 22.5 km NW of town
    • Working hours: 24 hours a day

    Top Locations near Chicago O'Hare Airport

    Map of Car Rental Locations

    When are car rental prices cheapest at Chicago O'Hare Airport?

    The cost of renting a car at Chicago O'Hare Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
    Average Rental Price at Chicago O'Hare Airport
    $46.50
    January
    $44.89
    February
    $46.84
    March
    $46.24
    April
    $46.36
    May
    $41.45
    June
    $48.86
    July
    $45.20
    August
    $46.04
    September
    $48.81
    October
    $43.95
    November
    $43.93
    December
    The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Chicago O'Hare Airport is June when prices for an Economy class start from $41.45. You can see that this is 9% cheaper than the yearly average and 15% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $48.86 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

    What’s the most popular rental length at Chicago O'Hare Airport?

    Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 6 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 4 days.
    Average Rental Length
    6
    January
    5
    February
    6
    March
    6
    April
    6
    May
    6
    June
    6
    July
    6
    August
    4
    September
    4
    October
    6
    November
    4
    December

    Which is the busiest car rental month at Chicago O'Hare Airport?

    Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Chicago O'Hare Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
    Popularity by Monthly Searches
    76%
    January
    61%
    February
    73%
    March
    84%
    April
    111%
    May
    154%
    June
    162%
    July
    142%
    August
    95%
    September
    90%
    October
    80%
    November
    73%
    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 Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
    Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
    Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
    Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Yaris Advance 4 2 Medium cars
    Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Caravan 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
    Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
    Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
    Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Cherokee 4 3 SUVs
    Routes Car & Truck Rentals Honda Civic 4 3 Large cars

    Our Customers Reviews

    Australia
    Dodge Durango
    October 1, 2019
    Chicago is a top destination with plenty to offer visitors. Allow plenty of time if you’re driving at peak times or in inclement weather as traffic can significantly impact arrival times. Pay tolls in cash if possible, as paying these on phone or via website after was a bit of a hassle and took some time.
    United States of America (USA)
    Toyota Yaris Advance
    September 26, 2019
    I lived in Chicago for years and it was great to be back. The location of Routes was great for getting on and off the highway.
    United States of America (USA)
    Toyota Yaris Advance
    September 23, 2019
    If you don't have anything scheduled, or if you are very early when you arrive to the separate location (must be shuttled to off site location from O'Hare rental center), the value is unbeatable. If you are a "last minute" type of person, you will definitely be late by choosing this rental company.
    United States of America (USA)
    Kia Rio
    July 9, 2019
    Chicago is a great city! You have to get a chicago style hot dog! I would reccomend taking a architecture boat ride down the river.
    United States of America (USA)
    Toyota Corolla
    May 30, 2019
    I was helped immediately and also given an upgrade. The shuttle took my directly to exactly where I needed to be in a timely matter.
    United States of America (USA)
    Jeep Cherokee
    April 1, 2019
    Chicago is a great place.
    United States of America (USA)
    Nissan Rogue
    March 18, 2019
    parking is expensive
    United Kingdom
    Toyota Yaris Advance
    March 15, 2019
    Keep you wits about you when on the Chicago Loop - it's easy to end up in the wrong lane and exit the highway.

    Top 15 Suppliers at Chicago O'Hare Airport in 2020

    National
    National
    Exceptional 9.2
    +18338560901
    10255 W Zemke Blvd, Chicago, IL 60666
    NuCarrentals
    NuCarrentals
    Exceptional 9.1
    18476714000
    3901 N MANNHEIM RD SCHILLER PK
    Alamo
    Excellent 8.8
    8338631447
    10255 W ZEMKE BLVD,
    Enterprise
    Enterprise
    Excellent 8.8
    +18338560900
    10255 W Zemke Rd, Chicago, IL 60666
    SIXT
    Excellent 8.7
    +13124291140
    10255 West Zemke Blvd
    Dollar
    Dollar
    Excellent 8.5
    +18664342226
    10255 West Zemke Blvd, Chicago, IL 60666
    FOX
    FOX
    Excellent 8.5
    +13127410788 / +18002254369
    10256 W Zemke Blvd Suite 830, Chicago
    Alamo
    Excellent 8.5
    +18888266893
    10255 W Zemke Blvd Chicago, IL 60666
    Dollar
    Dollar
    Excellent 8.5
    +18664342226
    10255 West Zemke Road
    Thrifty
    Thrifty
    Excellent 8.5
    +18772830898
    10255 West Zemke Road
    Advantage
    Advantage
    Excellent 8.5
    +18007775500 / +18476358031
    10255 West Zemke Blvd, Chicago IL 60666
    Avis
    Avis
    Excellent 8.5
    +17738254600
    10255 West Zemke Blvd Ohare Airport
    Budget
    Budget
    Excellent 8.5
    +17738941900
    10255 West Zemke Boulevard Ohare Airport
    Europcar
    Excellent 8
    +18476358031 / +18007775500
    10255 W Zemke Rd, Chicago, IL 60666
    Routes Car & Truck Rentals
    Excellent 8
    +18443779987 / +18476714000
    3901 Mannheim Rd, IL 60176

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