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Champaign, IL
Jul 7 — Jul 14
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Cheap car rentals in Champaign

Economy$51/day
Compact$52/day
Intermediate$53/day
Standard$50/day
Full-size$50/day
Premium$91/day
Supplier choice$49/day
Compact SUV$61/day
Intermediate SUV$61/day
Standard SUV$73/day
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Champaign car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

5.7

Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Champaign

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Locations in Champaign

11 Airport Road

+1 217 359 5413

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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707 North Mattis

+1 217 359 3746

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
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4.0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Tried to rip me off on gas And insurance add ons

8.0 Excellent

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Everything was fine. It was quite inconvenient that both spouses had to be present for both to be able to drive the vehicle; I’m sure there’s a good reason, but not everywhere has this requirement, so we’ll probably go back to rental services at CMI airport next time. Had to rearrange our whole afternoon last minute and bring our too-young-to-mask-or-vaccinate child in to the building. Drop off would have been better with a prior heads up or better signage regarding leaving the mileage report in the car; I put the keys in the box, then read that I was supposed to put the paperwork in the (locked) car. The car worked out great. Thanks.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They allowed me to book and didn’t have any cars available. They called me 20 minutes before I was supposed to go pick it up asking me to wait until the next day to MAYBE get a car . I just flown into Champaign and I was left stranded

Cons:

The organization and the staff . It was a terrible experience never again

10.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful!

Cons:

Hours are somewhat restrictive ... closing at 5p seems early!

8.0 Excellent

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was about 1/8 below a full tank. And then the car showed that one of the rear tires was very low which I didn’t notice until I was off the lot but it made me a bit nervous while on the highway.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very friendly and helpful.

1 out of 14

Alamo

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Champaign

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Locations in Champaign

11 Airport Rd

+1 833 516 2247

Monday14:00 - 21:00
Tuesday14:00 - 21:00
Wednesday14:00 - 21:00
Thursday14:00 - 21:00
Friday14:00 - 21:00
Saturday14:00 - 21:00
Sunday14:00 - 21:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Our confirmed reservations were not honored. After driving for over an hour to location to pickup car we were told there were not available. Confirmed reservation were worthless.

Cons:

If we had gotten a car per our reservations.

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

It was great, there wasn't a line i was in and out. The gentleman upgraded me at no extra cost, some the best customer service I've had in a while

10.0 Excellent

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

the older woman was helpful and i was pleasantly surprised to get a bigger car even though i had requested a kia or similar. since all she had on the lot was an Equinox i got that at the price i had planned to pay. Thank you

Cons:

nothing. very happy with the service

10.0 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and efficient service. Friendly staff. Excellent choice and condition of vehicles. The pick up location had a choice of vehicles we could take and when we indicated we have lots of luggage, the staff correctly suggested the Ford Explorer. Kudos to the staff.

Cons:

Perhaps there could be a small map with arrows indicating the exact drop-off location. Sometimes Google maps will not bring you to the exact location but somewhere there and in a city like Chicago, you have to figure out the exact spot by going around in circles

4.0 Okay

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

No one told us that 21 cannot rent a minivan. We wasted our time to rent this car. And i didn’t find how to cancel to reservation after the lady at the drop off location told us we can’t rent.

9.6 Excellent

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, easy to find.

Cons:

Instructions for after-hours key drop-off should be better.

1 out of 3

Budget

3.9

Mediocre

14 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

4.9

Comfort

5.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.9

Value for money

3.9

One location in Champaign

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Locations in Champaign

11 Airport Way

+1 217 378 8584

Monday11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday11:00 - 19:00
Thursday11:00 - 19:00
Friday11:00 - 19:00
Saturday11:00 - 19:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Car was NOT available!!!

4.0 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Customer service was absolutely terrible. I will NEVER rent from this company again

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

There were no cars left - I took a taxi to get to a location with no cars and then had to pay for a taxi to go to another car rental location where I just made it before they closed.

9.2 Excellent

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The price, the ease of pick up and drop off, the efficiency and value of the whole thing.

Cons:

The brakes on the Kia rental were so tight, they nearly threw me through the windshield each time i used them, til i got used to them

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Quick and easy pickup. Clean car in good condition.

1.9 Horrible

Oct 2021

KAYAK
There was no car on the lot for my reservation. They were unable to help me locate a car at another location or with a competitor. I was just on my own to figure it out at the last minute. Reservations should not be allowed to be made or confirmed if they are unable to fulfill them.

1.9 Horrible

Jul 2021

KAYAK
The first the Budget rep assigned to me at check-in was a sedan that smelled likecigarette smoke, was beat up looking, and had a warning light up about needing an oil change. The second car the Budget rep assigned to me was an old looking Toyota 4Runner that a worn out break pedal that you had to press down all the way to get it to function, a driver's side passenger door that did not open from the inside of car, and a rear hatchback door that sometimes opened from the outside and sometimes stayed locked no matter how many time you hit unlock on the remote. To add insult to injury, Budget charged about 30-40% more at the Champaign, Illinois location than they charge elsewhere in the U.S. Needless to say, I did foresee that I was going to be visiting rent-a-wreck after paying top dollar to Budget.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Car was NOT available!!!

4.0 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Customer service was absolutely terrible. I will NEVER rent from this company again

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

There were no cars left - I took a taxi to get to a location with no cars and then had to pay for a taxi to go to another car rental location where I just made it before they closed.

1 out of 3

Enterprise

2.0

Mediocre

22 reviews

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

3 locations in Champaign

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Locations in Champaign

11 Airport Rd

+1 833 516 2248

Monday14:00 - 21:00
Tuesday14:00 - 21:00
Wednesday14:00 - 21:00
Thursday14:00 - 21:00
Friday14:00 - 21:00
Saturday14:00 - 21:00
Sunday14:00 - 21:00
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1212 N Prospect Ave

+1 217 355 1300

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00
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1804 South Neil Street

+1 217 351 1400

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

EVERYTHING! Rented car through Kayak/Priceline, but the location rented from in Savoy had ZERO cars available - at all - and could NOT honor reservation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8.4 Excellent

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

A great value for the money!

3.6 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly

Cons:

Had the vehicle that we reserved. Didn’t have the minivan so had to settle for a SUV that didn’t have the room we needed. The vehicle also was filthy and smelled

9.6 Excellent

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very friendly and professional. I had to wait a bit, but they were very courteous. I didn’t especially care for the fact that when I got my rental, it had only about 1/4 tank of gas. I forgot that and filled it up before I dropped it off.

Cons:

Nothing besides gas fill up.

9.6 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, professional, not pushy

Cons:

They take a long time to answer their phone

2.0 Mediocre

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Terrible customer service from new employee

1 out of 3

National

2.0

Mediocre

2 reviews

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Champaign

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Locations in Champaign

11 Airport Rd

+1 833 516 2246

Monday14:00 - 21:00
Tuesday14:00 - 21:00
Wednesday14:00 - 21:00
Thursday14:00 - 21:00
Friday14:00 - 21:00
Saturday14:00 - 21:00
Sunday14:00 - 21:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff didn't do anything bad.

Cons:

The staff didn't do anything bad because no one was there. So no staff, no car, no rental.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb 2022

KAYAK
There wasn't any experience.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff didn't do anything bad.

Cons:

The staff didn't do anything bad because no one was there. So no staff, no car, no rental.

1 out of 1

Easirent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Champaign

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University of Illinois Willard Airport

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Sunnycars

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Champaign

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Airport Rd 11

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135 travelers who rented a car in Champaign gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

Car rental locations in or near Champaign

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$81/day

Good deal

$61/day

When to book a rental car in Champaign

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Top tips for renting a car in Champaign

  • A great way to get around Champaign and its sister city, Urbana, is in your Champaign car rental. The airport isn’t serviced by public transportation, and it is a 5-mile ride to the University of Illinois campus, and a 6-mile ride to the city center. Once you have your rental, you’re free to explore the city’s museums (such as the Krannert Art Museum), sample the libations at the local vineyards and breweries, and enjoy the city’s parks. You may also want to spend some time in one of the nearby cities: Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis are all less than 3h from Champaign by car.
  • When flying into the Willard Airport (CMI), arranging car rentals in Champaign is convenient and easy. The rental car counters are located in the lower level of the airport’s only terminal, near the baggage claim. The cars are parked in the lot closest to the rental car counters. All of the airport and car rental services are within a short walking distance in and around the terminal.
  • Champaign is a college town and as you’d expect, there are a lot of college students walking and biking along the roads, especially when classes are in session in the fall, winter and spring. Drivers should use caution and keep an eye open for pedestrians and cyclists, especially around the University of Illinois campus. Also, a large number of streets throughout Champaign have designated bike routes, with or without special bicycle lane markings, so drivers should be especially vigilant on these streets.
  • As in most cities, motorists should expect traffic to slow a bit in the morning and evening rush hours, but the traffic is not as heavy in Champaign as it is in other major cities of the region. The North Prospect and Neil Shopping District straddling I-74 can be congested in the busy shopping hours after work and on holidays. Although snow is efficiently removed after winter storms, drivers should be prepared for driving in snowy and icy conditions when traveling in the city from December to April.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Champaign for $61 or less
  • Book your rental car in Champaign at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Champaign are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

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