Car Rental Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD)

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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
$29.55 / per day
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Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
FOX
$52.01 / per day
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Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$61.69 / per day
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Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$69.49 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Full-size
TOYOTA CAMRY or similar
TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$101.59 / per day
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Special
Ford Fusion 5d or similar
Ford Fusion 5d
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$149.86 / per day
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Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$156.83 / per day
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Minivan
Dodge Caravan or similar
Dodge Caravan
  • 7x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$47.49 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 11:46 on 2019-10-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$52.49 / 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 $144 per day
  • Large cars - from $77 per day
  • Medium cars - from $74 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $132 per day
  • Premium cars - from $118 per day
  • Small cars - from $75 per day
  • SUVs - from $108 per day

Top car rental companies

  • National (Tel: +18338560901)
  • NuCarrentals (Tel: 18476714000)
  • Alamo (Tel: 8338631447)
  • SIXT (Tel: +13124291140)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • FOX (Tel: +13127410788)
  • Alamo (Tel: +18888266893)
  • Dollar (Tel: +18664342226)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +18772830898)
  • Advantage (Tel: +18007775500 / +18476358031)
  • 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
  • Airport name: Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD)
  • Airport type: Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Concrete / Grooved
  • Distance from City: 14 miles / 22.5 km NW of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day

Top Locations near Chicago O'Hare Airport

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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
$46.25
January
$44.66
February
$46.60
March
$46.00
April
$46.12
May
$41.23
June
$48.60
July
$44.97
August
$45.80
September
$48.56
October
$43.72
November
$43.71
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 $41.23. You can see that this is 9% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 15% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $48.60 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 at Chicago O'Hare Airport
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.
Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental 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 Agent Make / 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 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 Jeep Cherokee 4 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
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 12 Suppliers for Chicago O'Hare Airport in 2019

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
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
8338631447
10255 W ZEMKE BLVD,
SIXT
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
10256 W Zemke Blvd Suite 830, Chicago
Alamo
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
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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