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From $50/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (800 reviews)
3 locations in Chicago
Alamo
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Blvd+1 833 863 1447
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203 N La Salle St+1 800 462 5266
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5150 W 55th St+1 844 917 0959
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  • 8.7
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Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 26 2021
Cons: Was talked into buying a toll pass for $10.99 a day. Was a rip off.
2.0 MediocreApr 22 2021
Pros: Staff sucks, car sucks, service sucks, if you like being shown one number and then charged double that number after the rental is completed, and then charged randomly for tolls months later rent here.Cons: Basically take the reservation quote that you et and multiply it by 3 because they nickel and dime you
2.0 MediocreMar 30 2021
Cons: I have been over charged
10.0 ExcellentMar 30 2021
Pros: Alamo staffs were very friendly and helpful. My flight arrived a little earlier. Not sure if that's the reason, but their system shows the total price more than doubled comparing to my reservation receipt. The airport Alamo staff were able to get it fixed.Cons: Because of the price difference, it took quite some time for the airport Alamo staff to get it resolved. Wish the system, especially for the reservation through 3rd parties, can be more seamless and fewer issues.
2.0 MediocreMar 13 2021
Pros: I was allowed to pick up my car earlierCons: Price, I agree for one price and you would like to charge me more with reason.
4.0 OkayMar 8 2021
Pros: The lady at drop of made up for it thanks Ashley also Mr Justin Kay did awesome getting me a car at pick upCons: The lady at the front desk was rude and lie on me and about my conduct
2.0 MediocreFeb 11 2021
Pros: Great car, clean but mechanically unsound. Car died after one day.Cons: A car that works, roadside assistance that works as advertised, roadside assistance phone reps that do what they say they will do. Car died and had to rent a car from Hertz as Alamo couldn't figure out how to tow it or replace it. Cost me over $500.
4.0 OkayFeb 2 2021
Pros: Staff seemed niceCons: Clean the car out. Received my rental with weed in it
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2021
Pros: The staff was super helpfull
8.0 ExcellentJan 11 2021
Cons: Hours of operation in New York City could be better. They are pretty limited, and they make drop-off more difficult. Otherwise, good overall experience.
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From $51/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.1 Excellent (600 reviews)
28 locations in Chicago
Enterprise
Locations in Chicago
10 E Grand, Hilton Garage Fl 2+1 312 670 7270
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10255 W Zemke Blvd+1 833 856 0900
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1224 S Western Ave+1 708 749 2000
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1820 W 87th St+1 773 239 3510
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1842 N Milwaukee Ave+1 773 862 4700
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20 E Randolph St 3rd Fl+1 312 251 0200
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201 W Madison St Fl 3+1 312 553 5230
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2640 S Michigan Ave+1 312 808 1228
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2900 N Sheffield+1 773 880 5001
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3029 No Kedzie+1 773 478 3310
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303 W. Lake St+1 312 251 0200
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3057 N. Cicero+1 773 286 0005
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318 S. Morgan+1 312 432 9780
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4314 N Western Ave+1 773 539 5900
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4524 S Western Ave+1 773 579 6800
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4825 South Pulaski+1 773 579 6800
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5150 W 55th St+1 844 917 0960
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523 West North Ave+1 312 482 8322
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5313 N. Sheridan Road+1 773 271 4500
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5358 W Irving Park Rd+1 773 283 1001
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5451 N Northwest Hwy+1 773 631 4422
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5508 South Lake Park+1 312 808 1228
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555 W. Madison Suite 102+1 312 906 8300
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5950 N Western Ave+1 773 989 3390
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664 E 87th St+1 773 783 6158
850 N State St+1 312 951 6262
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9214 S Stony Island Ave+1 773 734 6400
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930 W Division St+1 312 475 2000
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  • 8.3
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Pros: Pick up was easy and the person that helped me was considerate. Drop off was easy and the person who received the drop off was fantastic!
8.0 ExcellentFeb 19 2021
Pros: The guy at midway airport was really nice. They were very quick and efficient too.Cons: I did notice that there was a bunch sticky stuff in the back seat when I got to Kentucky. It didn’t come from me as the only thing I put in the backseat was my suitcase, so I’m a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the vehicle. Also the vehicle itself shakes a lot when you get up to 70mph, and overall I wasn’t impressed with the Ford Ecosport.
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2021
Pros: good service and new clean roomy car
2.0 MediocreDec 23 2020
Pros: They treated me very bad they made me wait for 2 hours they were late then changed the book car then wanted to charge me 360 dollars not the amount that was on your application. It was bad I had a child with me and travel bags and the employee refused to use any other type of payment except my credit card which didn’t have that much money I want a compensation for my lost time lost money my agony long wait and missed work day. Unprofessional unacceptable.Cons: Hated all aspects and how they treated me really bad and made me wait two hours although I booked a day before didn’t pick us up and still told us to go get coffee while we wait. It was 45 min and extended to two hours then it was a different car and extraaaaaaaa money not the amount on ur app or even close. 360 dollars for whaaaaat???
2.0 MediocreDec 4 2020
Pros: Yes and yes.Cons: The booking process was borderline predatory. Not customer friendly at all. I will not rent a car through Kayak again.
10.0 ExcellentNov 30 2020
Pros: Easy pickup and drop off - friendly staff - clean and comfortable car
10.0 ExcellentNov 23 2020
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off
9.6 ExcellentNov 11 2020
Pros: Pickup and drop-off was quick and was conducted entirely outdoors.Cons: I wish the supplemental insurance was cheaper. It added a significant amount to the daily cost.
6.4 GoodNov 4 2020
Pros: Drop off was fast and cheaper than expected.Cons: Not making us wait outside in the cold while we wait an hour and a half past our reservation time would have been great.
2.0 MediocreOct 21 2020
Cons: They should put that is only credit and that it has to be under the same drivers name the car. It was a totally bad experience since i wasnt able to rent a car at all
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From $44/dayRated #3
Dollar
7.2 Good (429 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Dollar
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Road+1 866 434 2226
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5150 W 55th Street+1 866 434 2226
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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  • 7.7
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Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 4 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly although it took more than 40 minutes in line to get to her.Cons: More than 1 person at the desk on a Friday afternoon
2.0 MediocreMay 2 2021
Pros: Nothing. Ate my depositCons: Looooooooooooong line!
2.0 MediocreApr 6 2021
Pros: Someone from Hertz helped us, thank God.Cons: Dollar closed at 5pm our flight landed at 6pm. There was NO ONE there to help us- the counter and in the garage were empty. This was an hour and a half fiasco. Fortunately someone at Hertz helped us. The SUV we rented wasn’t available, so we got a minivan that had been smoked in. It smelled awful! I will never use Kayak again
2.0 MediocreMar 24 2021
Pros: It wasn’t clear until after the purchase that it was no refundable or exchangeable. We had a emergency and needed to change the dates and was unable to do so, we lost all our money.Cons: Unable to reach anyone at kayak
6.0 GoodMar 21 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and the car was very cleanCons: The vehicle I was assigned was smaller that what I had reserved and paid for.
10.0 ExcellentMar 13 2021
Pros: Drop off was very easy and I appreciated not having to go to the counter for check out.Cons: I wish there were instructions on how to use the EZ Pay transponder for the Toll Booths. It was difficult to remove and some booths did not have a scanner.
8.0 ExcellentMar 8 2021
Pros: The car we received was as expected and very clean. The drop off was very easy and quick.
2.0 MediocreFeb 17 2021
Pros: The staff communicated with us about the delayCons: I didn’t end up renting a car because the wait time was 2.5 hours. I had to go spend 4x as much on a neighboring rental company
2.0 MediocreFeb 9 2021
Cons: I was charged over $600 for a rental that was booked originally at $268. I was not able to return the car on time due to weather. I kept it an extra 13 hours. Dollar said I had to pay a “weekly rate” for 5 days. In essence, I was charged nearly $350 for an extra day.
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Car availability
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From $43/dayRated #4
Budget
7.2 Good (480 reviews)
10 locations in Chicago
Budget
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Boulevard+1 773 894 1900
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1830 S Wabash Ave+1 312 225 5396
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214 North Clark Street+1 312 263 0086
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3255 West Fullerton Avenue+1 773 252 4352
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335a South Franklin St+1 708 392 6981
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3721 North Broadway Street+1 773 528 1770
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5150 West 55th Street+1 773 948 7002
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714 South Wabash Avenue+1 312 960 3100
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8181 South Cicero Avenue+1 708 229 8360
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933 W North Avenue, Suite 933+1 312 219 6153
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  • 7.5
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Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 26 2021
Cons: Two things impacted my rating: Very long, two hour wait time to pick up car. At 1am in a hot crowded room during Covid was awful. I’m not comfortable driving a large vehicles and was only given the choice of extremely large trucks and SUVs. Something even remotely to the class of car I reserved (compact) would have been appreciated.
2.0 MediocreApr 26 2021
Pros: The car ran.Cons: They didn’t have the car I had reserved. I had reserved a mini SUV. They were out. So I got a Nissan Versa which did not make moving things out of my sons dorm easy. The worst thing was the Plate Pass. It worked only half time. Every time we went through a toll we backed up the line because we needed an attendant. Very very stressful. Since the tolls are gates we had no choice. Even the attendants could only get it to work sporadically. It was all in all- a terrible experience
6.0 GoodApr 13 2021
Cons: The vehicle was only so so clean. The worst part was the smudgy windows. Driving at night with a bit of heat inside caused the windows to fog and become hard to see out of with lots of glare. Dangerous, especially driving on unfamiliar streets.
10.0 ExcellentApr 5 2021
Cons: If the third party insurance coverage is some how indicated on the renters reservation so coverage is clear to agents.
4.0 OkayMar 16 2021
Pros: Very difficult to say what I could’ve liked. Poor experienceCons: Customer service at budget location at pickup. Very rude staff.
4.0 OkayFeb 24 2021
Pros: It was the correct vehicleCons: Match pricing between online and return. Differential was $200 more than advertised and caused a fight with the checkout clerk.
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2021
Cons: Car was terrible shape and did not feel safe. Told the rerun clerk who seemed to ignore
10.0 ExcellentJan 25 2021
Pros: The pick up and drop off was efficient and effortless. Usually I am stressed, but Budget made it an easy process!Cons: The price always shocks me.
2.0 MediocreJan 9 2021
Pros: They said they have no carsCons: Everything
10.0 ExcellentJan 4 2021
Pros: Great car for price! Clean and new modelCons: Nothing better
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From $33/dayRated #5
Avis
Cheapest deal
7.1 Good (197 reviews)
11 locations in Chicago
Avis
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Boulevard+1 773 825 4600
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1830 South Wabash Avenue+1 312 225 0788
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214 North Clark Street (at Wacker)+1 312 782 6825
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3255 West Fullerton Avenue+1 773 252 4325
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335A South Franklin Street+1 708 392 6979
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3721 North Broadway Street+1 773 528 6400
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455 North Park Drive+1 312 782 6825
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5150 West 55th Street+1 773 948 7001
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8181 South Cicero Avenue+1 708 424 1285
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933 West North Avenue+1 312 219 6151
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Patton Drive Building 825
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Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 11 2021
Pros: Nice car and very clean. Drop off was easyCons: Price with add ons is ridiculous Pick up was horrible at Midway desk with only two agents working neither of whom was trying very hard to move the line. I was only 4 people back and had to wait 45 minutes to get to the counter.
4.0 OkayFeb 22 2021
Pros: Pickup was confusing as avis had no one at the desks, ghost town. Drop off was simple.Cons: Vehicle had broken glass under the seats and on floor mats at pickup, must've had broken windows previously?? 6 hour drive sounded like driving with the windows open, very loud and interior was not clean even though avis put a sticker on the dash starting vehicle was. Clean/sanitize from top to bottom....
2.0 MediocreFeb 17 2021
Pros: No the staff was rude the lady tried to get me to down grade for the same price and when I told her I chose one of the most expensive categories she got upset and said we’ll wait 45 mins till a car is readyCons: They charged hidden fees that weren’t really put out there.
6.0 GoodDec 28 2020
Pros: Staff was helpful. Pickup/drop off was easyCons: Car was dirty and smelled like cigarettes
10.0 ExcellentDec 12 2020
Pros: I’m probably never going to use another service except for you guys because of how smooth everything was!Cons: N/A, I’m thoroughly impressed
10.0 ExcellentAug 16 2020
Pros: Easy, clean, friendly, efficient. Thanks!!!!Cons: I thought a bit expensive but you may not be able to help that.
5.2 OkayJul 22 2020
Pros: Desk manager at pickup was good.Cons: Dropoff clerk tried to slide in $15.99 fuel charge when the tank was full.
8.0 ExcellentJul 21 2020
Pros: Car was great, Rental office great.Cons: As I was leaving the check oil and check tire light was on I ask the gentleman as I was leaving about it he said they just probably forgot to reset. It was late so I trusted and left. The next morning heading to my daughters hockey game, the car will not start. Could not detect key. I finally called Uber and continued to try to start actually got started before he got there so we drive to game. I had an hour before it started so I called Avis. The First Lady told me I could either go to wal mart to fix or drive 60 miles both ways to get a new car.... I said not an option. She put me on hold for forever I finally hung up and called back a nicer gentleman found one closer 20 minutes. I drove over they didn’t have cars available. By this time my head is about to spin off. So I drove back to game left my car running watched game and then proceeded to call again which I had to then drove to airport another 20 minutes away and get a new car. They were nice and helped me out so the service is lost somewhere in between. I will never use Avis again.
2.0 MediocreJul 18 2020
Cons: There was a used mask in the center console. During a nationwide pandemic. Unacceptable.
4.8 OkayJul 6 2020
Pros: Drop off and pick-up was convenient.Cons: Car smelled TERRIBLE of smoke from previous renter
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From $33/dayRated #6
Payless
7.1 Good (535 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Payless
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Blvd+1 224 220 0604
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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5401 West 47th Street+1 708 728 0237
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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  • 7.3
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2021
Pros: Staff very friendly and helpful. Whole process was very easy.Cons: I don’t have any recommendations for improvement.
9.2 ExcellentNov 11 2020
Pros: Almost everything was fantastic. Customer service was timely and pleasant...there were only two of us in line, but there was no effort to put me off. Drop-off was easy and also quick. No receipt provided at drop-off, told I would receive via email. I filled the car with gas before turn-in...haven’t seen the receipt yet, but do hope I wasn’t charged for gas as that appears to be a problem for some.Cons: Getting the email receipt for the car rental facility is far from timely. When traveling for business in particular this receipt is critical for expense reports and a delay in the receipt costs money in disbursement lag, AND is frustrating. For this reason alone, I would generally rate lower, but the rest of the service and the car itself was really very good.
7.2 GoodSep 29 2020
Pros: Swiftly processsCons: The Smoke smell of the car was intense - has no tiene to go back and ask for another vehicle. The price was exorbitant. Two hundred dollar for three days.
10.0 ExcellentSep 26 2020
Pros: Great experience
3.6 MediocreAug 6 2020
Pros: Car was cleanCons: Car was leaning to left all the time. Brakes were so bad that it shaked like crazy everytime press on the brake pedals. I have not felt safe for a moment in that car. When I called them they were not helpful
9.6 ExcellentAug 3 2020
Pros: Great price, got a brand new car that was bigger than I reserved, very nice staff.Cons: The wait at the pickup was a bit long and there was only one person at the counter.
6.4 GoodJul 28 2020
Cons: The rep at car return printed out my receipt and I discovered that they were billing me almost $100 more than my original contract. I went to the office and discovered that I was being billed for gas (car gas tank was full & she never got into car to check gas gauge) ,,
2.4 MediocreJul 21 2020
Pros: NothingCons: I ordered my car for the midway airport in Chicago and they booked my car out of the o’hare airport. So I had to take a $60. Uber ride to where I needed to go. This was a bad experience
2.0 MediocreJul 20 2020
Pros: They made me waiting for 2 hours to alot a car I missed my meeting, messed up my scheduled for that moreover faced loss for it.
4.0 OkayMar 22 2020
Pros: The car had been damaged and repaired .Cons: The agent lied to me !!! When I called and asked if that car had PREVIOUSLY been damaged and he said they would send out a reservation that had damaged.
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From $36/dayRated #7
Hertz
Most popular
6.9 Good (811 reviews)
15 locations in Chicago
Hertz
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Blvd+1 773 481 2400
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151 E Wacker Dr+1 312 819 3738
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181 W Washington St+1 312 726 1476
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225 S Canal Street+1 312 928 0539
Monday07:30 - 18:00
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2300 S Martin Luther King Dr+1 312 567 0380
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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2321 N Wolcott+1 773 341 9466
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2828 N Clark St+1 773 832 1912
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3130 N.sheffield+1 773 883 2356
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401 North State St.+1 312 372 7600
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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4621 West Belmont Avenue+1 773 286 7251
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5050 N Lincoln+1 773 334 4818
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5150 W 55th Street+1 773 735 7272
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5259 S Archer Avenue+1 773 585 8825
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909 N Michigan Ave+1 312 280 5193
Monday07:30 - 18:00
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9240 S. Stony Island+1 773 374 0713
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  • 7.3
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Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Pros: Staff was helpful. Check in and out process was easy.Cons: They didn't have the class of car I had reserved available when I arrived
2.0 MediocreMay 10 2021
Pros: The staff left before time.
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful. Clean vehicle.Cons: If they were all at the airport.
2.0 MediocreMay 8 2021
Pros: They called me the same day to cancel and tell me that vehicle was not availableCons: Help to find an available vehicle
2.0 MediocreMay 7 2021
Pros: The place I rented the car from was closed permanently when I went to pick the car up at the agreed upon time.Cons: Literally everything
2.0 MediocreMay 6 2021
Cons: Over an hour wait at counter
10.0 ExcellentMay 5 2021
Pros: Easy pickup and dropoff
4.0 OkayMay 4 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpfulCons: The car sounded horrible while driving. It made lots of noise and it would randomly decide not to drive after being stopped. For example, stopping at a stop sign. The car wouldn’t moved for about 10 seconds. The same goes for stopping at red lights.
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2021
Cons: Hertz cancelled my reservation without telling me. I was forced to spend $500 for a last minute rental elsewhere. Not only did they cancel my reservation without telling me, but when I asked if there was anything they could do to help me find a new car they said no, figure it out yourself. The experience was incredibly poor and I will never book a car through Hertz again.
6.0 GoodApr 23 2021
Cons: The exterior of the car was covered in bird poop, and the car was over 30 days past due on an oil change (which made me nervous while driving that something could unnecessarily go wrong). Also, the office environment upon check in/check out I wish had been nicer. The floors in the office looked like they had not been cleaned in a very long time. There was also duct tape on the floor telling you where to stand, which cheapened the check in / check out experience.
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From $41/dayRated #8
Thrifty
6.9 Good (307 reviews)
3 locations in Chicago
Thrifty
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Road+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 23:00
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5150 W 55th Street+1 877 283 0898
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Lc Pending Close Dec 1st+1 877 283 0898
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 7 2021
Pros: There were no cars. Waited 20 mon in a line 50 people long. When asked agent where line ended they didnt tell us there were no carsCons: Honesty.
4.0 OkayMay 1 2021
Cons: Cutomer service to extend rental for 2 more days due to family emergency. I ended up renting something bigger for half the price. In addition, I got charged for unlimited tolls but there are no tolls btwn Ohare and Chicago
2.0 MediocreApr 21 2021
Pros: I had a terrible experience with this company. There was nothing good about it. I complained both to Thrifty and their parent company, Hertz, and did not get a satisfactory reply to either complaint.Cons: I was travelling unexpectedly due to a family emergency and needed a rental car to get home as soon as possible. When I reserved the car, I was quoted a reasonable, fair market price. When I got to the airport and actually rented the car, the amount was about triple that amount due to extras like liability insurance, extra driver, I-Pass charges. It was late at night, I had been travelling all day and needed to get home to deal with the emergency and not thinking clearly, I accepted all the charges. After I got home and had time to review the charges, I realized that I didn't need any of the extras: my own insurance policy covered the liability, and I could have paid the I-Pass fees on-line after the fact. The credit card used to pay the rental was my mother's, who was with me, so they counted me as an extra driver, even though my mother, (who is 86), does not drive. When I called to explain the circumstances, and ask for a partial refund, they said the charges could only be changed at the site of rental, back at the airport 4 hours away. I tried to speak to an attendant when I returned the car and that was impossible. There was no one to be found. I complained to both Thrifty and Hertz to no avail. They are not sympathetic to their clients' circumstances and seem to care a less about your customer experience. I consider that Thrifty engaged in fraudulent, unscrupulous behavior. I will not use any of the Hertz companies again and I urge you not to do the same. I would ask Kayak to remove them from their website.
10.0 ExcellentApr 17 2021
Pros: YesCons: Cost changed in second week when I purchased it.
2.0 MediocreApr 4 2021
Pros: Nothing. When we arrived at 21:30 hrs to pick up car, the attendant was not there. We we were informed s/he had left at 21:00 hrs. I had informed the rental that I would arrive approximately at 22:00 hrs. There were also others waiting for same reason. We were all redirected to Hertz which was the only agency still open.Cons: See above.
6.0 GoodMar 29 2021
Cons: The drop off was fine, however the pickup was difficult and took two hours.
4.0 OkayMar 12 2021
Cons: They didn't have any cars when I arrived for my reservation. 6 other people before me waited as well. They should be more organized, completely messed up my morning.
2.0 MediocreFeb 23 2021
Pros: Nothing. They had zero vehicles available when I checked in despite my reservation. Was told they "might" have a car for me in 2-3 hours. Unacceptable. I then had to rent as a walk-up customer at one of the other agencies, which of course cost significantly more.Cons: Have cars available if people reserve them!!!
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2021
Pros: NothingCons: The car was not ready at the reservation time and was delayed by several hours. Desk staff were not helpful.
6.0 GoodJan 21 2021
Cons: Pick up at ORD was very slow and they asked me to wait in the seating area as no cars I have reserved were available. I let staff know I wasn’t picky. After waiting for over half hour I realized I had been forgotten. I returned to the line and was treated quite rudely by a staff member. I noticed he was similarly very rude to another customer and family. It was extremely off putting. Traveling in a Pandemic I’d stressful and only due to emergency. Being treated disrespectfully when the agency itself was at fault was very unfortunate. The car itself was fine and served me well. The service left quite a lot to be desired.
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From $33/dayRated #9
Fox
6 Good (160 reviews)
1 location in Chicago
Fox
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Blvd+1 323 593 7486
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  • 5.9
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  • 6
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Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 11 2021
Pros: Car was mostly nice.Cons: No staff at the desk, a sign said to go up to the 2nd floor. When we got up there, the lady told us she would not help and to go back down. A ton of hidden fees, including an early return fee.
8.0 ExcellentMay 10 2021
Pros: The stuff was friendly. The Mitsubishi SUV is all right. Return is straightforward.Cons: Fox rental was not known to me previously. It is as good as the other brands. The price is decent.
8.0 ExcellentMay 10 2021
Pros: The car was easy to pick up and return and check in and check out were a breeze.Cons: They charged a lot of extra money on top of the initial quote from your site. I needed a transponder For tolls and it cost $25 a day. Ridiculous. And now there’s a late fee when you don’t bring the car back at the time you set it up for even though the airline changed my schedule.
10.0 ExcellentMay 6 2021
Pros: Customer service was excellent. The representative at the counter at ORD was extremely helpful. We arrived a few hours early and worried that it would be a problem. Dropping the car off was extremely easy.
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and great overall.Cons: There was a complication with my rental. Fox should have contacted me prior to my arrival to resolve a situation that I did not know existed.
4.0 OkayApr 21 2021
Pros: Nothing.Cons: Made sure the cars were clean inside.
2.0 MediocreApr 19 2021
Pros: NothingCons: I was not able to cancel my reservation and get a refund.
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2021
Pros: The staff was extremely NOT nice and not respectful at all!!! I'm Jewish and they were clearly shown that they don't like Jewish ppl! They told me to go in the side and let other ppl go before me ONLY because I'm Jewish!! And by the end, they did not want me to give a car. Hopefully, we will be able to sue them in court,Cons: Do not use this care rental!!!!
10.0 ExcellentApr 12 2021
Pros: Friendly staff, comfortable reasonably priced mid sized SUV as promised.Cons: Extra cost for returning less than an hour after the 24 hour period seemed unfortunate, although I know this is a common practice for most car rental companies.
4.0 OkayApr 8 2021
Pros: They were fine, but not very helpful in giving help. One spoke so low that I could not understand her.Cons: Clearer information.
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From $98/dayRated #10
National
8.1 Excellent (34 reviews)
3 locations in Chicago
National
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Blvd+1 833 856 0901
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203 N La Salle St+1 800 227 7368
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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5150 W 55th St+1 844 917 0958
Monday06:00 - 23:00
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  • 8
  • 8.3
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  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 5 2021
Cons: National didn't have my SUV available nor would they rent a car to me since I was local and not a distant traveler and booked on the same day. Why did they give the option on the website that a car was available? Wasted my time on Christmas day.
6.0 GoodDec 18 2020
Pros: The staff was happy to see and serve me. Good customer service.Cons: Even though I called ahead, there were no full-sized trucks on the lot when I arrived. They had to get one from some auxiliary lot and drive it in for me. The truck they grabbed had not been properly cleaned - filthy steering wheels and side windows so dirty that I could not see the side mirrors. National made up for this by giving me a free day of rent (refund), and a deep apology from the management. So I will try them again next time.
9.6 ExcellentNov 7 2020
Pros: Staff was great, car selection was great (plus free upgrade). Drop off was very easyCons: The pick up location garage is a little tight to navigate getting out
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2020
Pros: Exceptional Experience.
9.6 ExcellentMay 1 2020
Pros: Friendly staff...Cons: Cup holders and little cubby wasnt clean. Stick with spilled something.
9.6 ExcellentOct 7 2019
Cons: I was very pleased
6.8 GoodMay 12 2019
Cons: Way too much confusion trying to locate a car in the class I had reserved (luxury). 5 different people asked if we needed help (we did) but none delivered. After much delay, we got a car that was just cleaned and we’re on our way. Not a very good showing.
10.0 ExcellentSep 5 2018
Pros: GMC Arcadia has a very nice smooth ride and customer service was professional.
8.0 ExcellentSep 12 2017
Pros: Great customer service..
10.0 ExcellentApr 16 2017
Pros: Friendliness of staff about the pick up and drop off locations
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From $51/dayRated #11
Sixt
6.9 Good (53 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Sixt
Locations in Chicago
10255 West Zemke Blvd+1 888 749 8227
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
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Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
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714 S Wabash Ave+1 888 749 8227
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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  • 7.2
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Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 10 2021
Cons: Deceptive - ordered a mid-size SUV but only offered a small SUV until we had to pay up for the vehicle originally booked.
2.0 MediocreMay 6 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly but did not help me when I called in about the car being dirty on the inside.Cons: The car was in disgusting condition and clearly had not been cleaned or sanitized at all. Was not helped when I called into the store to report this. Also, the iPass did not work in the tolls. It was truly an awful experience and I would never recommend this service to someone.
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2021
Cons: Car had faint smell of cigarette smoke. Other than that we had a great experience and the Volvo SUV was a great drive.
2.0 MediocreApr 20 2021
Pros: Staff at pickup were friendly, and the person at their 24/7 help line was empathetic when we had a problemCons: Extra fees & car model restrictions for younger drivers not clear online. No way to see how much insurance would cost before you book. When our car's tire was damaged, we had to stand on the side of the highway for 30 min on hold for roadside assistance, only for them to tell us the best they could do was send a local shop (60 minutes away!) to put on the spare. So the roadside assistance isn't really any help. Because they have so few locations, if you have any car issue outside of Chicago/Indianapolis, you're stuck with taking the time to repair the car, paying for repairs upfront and being charged for any extra time you have to rent the car in order to get those repairs. You can't just exchange the car like you could at a larger chain. Untranslated German on their English website.
10.0 ExcellentApr 13 2021
Pros: The staff was very nice. It was super easy quick and easy.Cons: That when we picked up the car, the inside had a terrible odor, even in the trunk! We bought three vent air fresheners and placed one in the trunk and two inside the car, which helped. Other than that the car was awesome!
2.0 MediocreApr 3 2021
Pros: Yup they lied to me in Atlanta Airport when my car got breaking outside the hotel and they broke my Driver side rear window and Sixt send me a claim saying there was 2 window broken how is it even true when I have a police report saying they broke only 1 window are they trying to rip the CustomerCons: They have to charge what they offer and Car security system wasn’t working other wise I would have safe my stuffs and belongings
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2021
Cons: The check oil light came on, and I found that it was about one quart low. Maybe a little better review of maintenance procedures would help this. All in all is was great. Amit at the counter was excellent to work with.
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2021
Pros: NothingCons: This company is a scam. Save your money and book with a reputable company with non scamming policies. Never pre pay for a rental with this company. They will take your money and charge additional fees even if you can’t make the pickup due to having covid. They are willing to knowingly expose their employees and customers to covid all for the sake of money. And on top of keeping your money they will charge you an additional fee. If you care about your health or the safety and security of your money... book elsewhere. Poor customer service as well. You can’t even get through to a live person. The phone just hangs up on you and they send you responses through email and it’s always something different than what a service person on-location will tell you.
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 2020
Cons: All was great!
2.0 MediocreOct 30 2020
Pros: Wasn’t able to get car because it wasn’t stated that credit card had to match license, I paid for my girlfriend for a rental and told me I couldn’t use it. Sixt could t change the reservation in anyway because it was a 3rd party reservation.Cons: Clear set instructions on the forms stating policy
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From $47/dayRated #12
Airport Van
5.3 Okay (66 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Airport Van
Locations in Chicago
4435 West 46th St+1 708 315 5500
4501 W 46th St+1 773 650 9001
  • 5.3
  • 5.5
  • 5.2
  • 5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMar 14 2020
Pros: The pick up was close by but I didnt realize it would not be at the airport. The sign is super small and if your not looking for it you would miss the pick up spot. Our group waited over 30 minutes before they finally picked us up.
6.8 GoodJan 5 2020
Pros: A good initial price, but was then increased when they forced me to buy insurance before I could get the keys. The vehicle was in excellent shape and clean.Cons: The pickup experience was very frustrating and I will not use this company again.
3.2 MediocreJan 2 2020
Cons: The car’s front end rattled the whole time. Alignment was off pulling to the right. Drivers door made a rattle like a can of beans the whole time we drove over 60mph. The car was dirty when we received it and had over 10 chips in the windshield. Worst rental I’ve ever had.
2.4 MediocreJan 2 2020
Pros: The car was ready when I arrivedCons: I was charged more than what my quoted price was, costing me nearly $100 more than anticipated. Car had a broken rear windshield, no ice scraper, and a slow tire leak in the middle of winter.
3.6 MediocreDec 13 2019
Pros: One lady was super helpful and nice, the rest of the staff I interacted with seemed like they hated everything. The second van I received was in excellent condition on the inside, though dented on the outside.Cons: Ended up being about 25% more than the quoted reservation cost with no explanation given. Inconvenient pickup/drop off location, at least for transit/walking. Took a very long time to pickup and drop off despite being the only customer there. First van they were going to give me was FULL of trash in the back. Second one was fine. Otherwise rude staff. put a huge hold on your card, mileage limit for IL residents - they do tell you this upfront when you’re there but it’s a bit sneaky if you’re reserving through a third party site like this. Some other stuff I can’t even think of right now cuz I’m trying to push the whole ordeal out of my head. It was pretty darn cheap though.
2.0 MediocreDec 5 2019
Cons: We thought we were getting a great deal on a car rental for two weeks. When we arrived at the business to pick up our car, we were charged over $120 more than our initial payment. The reason was (at first) that they had to come and pick us up from the airport. When we pressed into why, the next reason they gave us was because we should have reserved the car through a third party like Expedia. Which we did-through Kayak. The NEXT reason they gave us for charging us so much more was that we came through the airport. Which made zero sense because that's where I filled all the information out at the time of making the reservation. We then asked to see the manager and someone else came out to talk to us. When we asked the woman if she was the manager she said, "well, kind of, but not really, I just help the manager." We then asked again to see the manager. She went back to get him and came back to us and said the manager refused to see us and would not come out front. We then cancelled our reservation. As we were trying to find an Uber to get to another car rental location, another customer was going through the same run around and was being charged over $100 than what all her paperwork said. We call this unethical and bad business and will never recommend this company.
4.4 OkayDec 4 2019
Pros: Cheap priceCons: A clean car with all the body parts. Clearer information regarding closing time up front instead of at counter.
2.0 MediocreOct 28 2019
Cons: I reserved a car to pick up at the O'Hare airport and was told my pick up was for Midway airport so I was left to rent from a different company and paid twice the price.
3.2 MediocreOct 22 2019
Pros: nothing. THis was the worst rental company ever. Do not rent from them ever.Cons: The company charged me more than the rate I booked through Kayak and refused to honor the rate. Also, they said they have a policy that limits people who rent cars from the same state as them to 350 miles per day vs. unlimited, which is what I booked in my contract. The whole "bait and switch" thing was shady and probably illegal. Also, when I got the car home and started loading stuff into it, I realized the car had never been cleaned. There were food crumbs all over the third row, with dirty napkins and drink cups. The irony is that they made me initial something saying that if I smoked or had a pet in the car, I would need to pay $199 for cleaning but they don't even clean out the cars in between customers. I had to vacuum the car myself before going on my trip.
2.0 MediocreOct 14 2019
Cons: This is an unethical company. They did not honor their written rental confirmation and left me stranded without a rental car at Midway Airport, and nearly every other car rental company was without vehicles. They provided no justification for failing to live up to their written commitment. Avoid this company!
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Rated #13
Economy Rent a Car
5.9 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Chicago
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Chicago
4901 S Cicero Ave+1 331 208 5100
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.2
  • 6.4
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2016
Pros: Awesome people. Great prices. Clean reliable vehicle.Cons: No complaints.
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2015
The car that wasn't thereCons: "Reserved" online. It was not made clear that the company was offsite or that a credit card number was necessary to hold the car. Our flight arrived nearly 2 hours late. We took the shuttle to the rental counter only to realize Economy was in a different location. Called both the local number and the toll-free number and got no answer. By the time my phone calls caught up with me it was 12:30 am and the message was that they would hold the car until 10:00. So now we were stuck at Midway. Luckily we were able to rent anothe car but had to cram 6 adults with luggage into 1 car instead of 2 and had to pay a premium price. I would not use Economy again.
5.6 OkayDec 17 2015
Pros: The employees of the company are friendly and helpful. The car was new and comfortable.Cons: The company has a hidden "mandatory" roadside assistance fee of $100. It is NOT printed on any of the paperwork, nor or is there a notification when making the reservation on Kayak. It doubled the price of my rental, but there was 0 communication upfont. I reserve thru Kayak all the time and expect they would be disappointed in the hidden costs as well.
2.0 MediocreNov 28 2015
They didn't have a car for me on Thanksgiving!!Pros: Nothing.Cons: Worst company ever. Told me they gave out all of their cars the night before thanksgiving and they didn't have any car to give me for my reservation. Had to rent from Avis for $260.00 for 1 day when my reservation with Economy was for $70.00
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Eagle Rent A Car
5 locations in Chicago
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Chicago
4520 W 63rd Street
9747 Foster Ave
9950 Joliet Road
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Sunnycars
3 locations in Chicago
Sunnycars
Locations in Chicago
203 North La Salle
5150 W 55th Street
560 Bessie Coleman Dr
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Chicago Van Rentals
2 locations in Chicago
Chicago Van Rentals
Locations in Chicago
1000 W Ohare Ave+1 773 800 9898
5700 S Cicero Ave+1 773 800 9898
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Easirent
2 locations in Chicago
Easirent
Locations in Chicago
Chicago Midway International Airport
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
1 location in Chicago
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Chicago
10255 W Zemke Rd, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois+1 847 635 8031
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Avr
1 location in Chicago
Avr
Locations in Chicago
Chicago O Hare Airport
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Europcar
1 location in Chicago
Europcar
Locations in Chicago
Please Go To Fox Counter+1 312 741 0788
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Chicago
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Chicago
Chicago O Hare Airport
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NU Car
1 location in Chicago
NU Car
Locations in Chicago
3901 Manheim Rd, Schiller Park+1 847 671 4000
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Rhodium
1 location in Chicago
Rhodium
Locations in Chicago
Chicago O'hare Airport. On-airport. O'Hare International Airport. 10255 W Zemke BLVD, Suite 830+1 323 593 7486
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Right Cars
1 location in Chicago
Right Cars
Locations in Chicago
W Ohare Ave
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TravelCar
1 location in Chicago
TravelCar
Locations in Chicago
Main Garage
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4478 travelers who rented a car in Chicago gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Chicago

Good to know

Most popular agency

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$38/day

When to book a rental car in Chicago

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Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Chicago

  • Are you looking to make the most of your time in Chicago? Renting a car from the airport will allow you to be efficient and drive directly to the doorstep of your destination. With a car you will also have access to the glorious Lake Michigan, the fifth largest lake in the world, with its expanse of beaches and great fishing opportunities. If you are planning to visit the famous Brookfield Zoo, having a car will save you plenty of time and hassle as it is located 13 miles from downtown Chicago.
  • A shuttle bus takes you directly from any of O’Hare International Airport’s 3 terminals to the Car Rental Facility, where major rental companies such as Avis, Enterprise, Thrifty, and Budget have counters. O’Hare International Airport is located 18 miles from downtown Chicago and the drive will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • When driving around Chicago keep in mind that it is a sport loving town and you will notice the effect this has on road traffic when the White Sox, Cubs, or Bulls play a game. Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, and United Center are all located in close proximity to downtown Chicago, so be vigilant and check whether these teams are playing -- and plan an alternative route if necessary to avoid these stadiums during big events.
  • Much like other major cities throughout America, rush hour means there will be a lot of congestion on the roads between 7 am and 9 am and 4 pm and 6 pm on weekdays. Being mindful of the increased amount of cars and cyclists on the road is crucial. Keep in mind that it is legal to turn right on a red light unless otherwise indicated.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Chicago for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chicago at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Chicago are around 27% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Chicago

  • Some car rental companies in Chicago which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Thrifty and Enterprise

  • On average a rental car in Chicago costs $49 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Chicago are Alamo (8.6, 935 reviews), Enterprise (8.0, 814 reviews), and Payless (7.3, 127 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Chicago is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chicago.

  • Car rental companies onsite at O'Hare Intl airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Fox, Avis, Payless and Sixt.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Midway airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Avis, Airport Van, Payless and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from O'Hare Intl airport to off-airport locations include Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Hertz, Thrifty, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Avis, Airport Van, and Payless.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Midway airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Avis, Airport Van, Rent-A-Wreck, and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Greater Rockford airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Avis, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Standard car rental in Chicago costs $57 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Chicago costs $50 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Chicago costs $45 per day, on average.

  • In Chicago, cars are most frequently rented at Avis 214 North Clark Street (at Wacker) (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Chicago costs $344 per week ($49 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Chicago costs $1,475 per month ($49 per day).

  • A small compact car such as a Mitsubishi Mirage is ideal for Chicago to help navigate rush hour traffic as well as the narrow streets and street side parking downtown. Choose a car in which you feel comfortable checking the blind spots, as there are plenty of bike lanes and cyclists on Chicago roads. If you are traveling with others and plan to have a mix of inner city life and coastal exploration, try the comfort and security of a Nissan Rogue SUV.

  • Standard residential areas have a speed limit of 30 miles per hour, while non-urban areas have a speed limit of 55 miles per hour. If you venture outside of Chicago and use an Illinois highway to access Lake Michigan or a nearby town, the speed limit will be either 65 or 70 miles per hour.

  • You can expect to pay approximately $2.60 per gallon for gas in Chicago, which is in line with the American average. Keep an eye out for price increases around major holidays and the festive season.

  • Street parking in downtown Chicago can be tricky and expensive, so, to save money and hassle, look into the option of using a parking garage. Alternatively, the Metra train system is expansive and an easy way to travel across the city. Find more accessible parking near a Metra station and leave your rental car there while you explore downtown via public transport.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).