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Chicago, IL
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Cheap car rentals in Chicago

Economy$42/day
Compact$42/day
Intermediate$43/day
Standard$43/day
Full-size$47/day
Full-size SUV$72/day
Luxury$59/day
Compact SUV$43/day
Supplier choice$45/day
Intermediate SUV$47/day
Standard SUV$55/day
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Chicago car rental reviews and directory

From $94/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (825 reviews)
3 locations in Chicago
Alamo
Locations in Chicago
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 23 2022
They wanted $400.00 deposit and they don't use debit cards for intown rentals. You can only use debit card for flying. You must have an major credit card to rent a car, horrible had to go all the way back home to get credit card
10.0 ExcellentFeb 15 2022
The gentleman checking me in was wonderful and was so happy and helpful! He put me in a good mood and really brightened my dat
10.0 ExcellentJan 12 2022
Excellent service. Staff was patient and helpful. It was late at night, past the counter service hours. The staff was manning the booth/office in the parking garage. It was cold and late but the staff was patient, helpful and kind. I especially appreciated their service after my long day of traveling/flying. Also the return was easy. Thank you very much. Ethan and his team did a wonderful job.
2.0 MediocreDec 16 2021
I got the other car, I did not opted for it, the breaks were horrible and it was a risk travelling with 2years old kid. As I was struck in Chicago and wanted to earliest leave to Toronto the guys there did not offer me anything g I demanded and I paid huge amount for what j never asked for. I an talking to my credit card company to file dispute against your company and for sure tell give a review with pictures and videos.
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2021
Easy and effortless…everyone was helpful and it was an incredible experience!
10.0 ExcellentNov 22 2021
Great service great auto
10.0 ExcellentNov 1 2021
Our front desk clerk was very professional and had a great personality. Wish I could remember his name but he was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3.9 MediocreSep 7 2021
Car was pretty beat up for a rental, would have expected something a little better maintained. Hadn’t had a oil ch age since March, lots of seat stains. Scratches in truck bed.
7.9 GoodAug 29 2021
Interior was kind of gross. French fry in carpet & back seat upholstery full of what looked like smashed in play dough
7.9 GoodAug 25 2021
Liked other vehicle options that were available and flexibility to choose. Have the vehicle that was requested or more choices other than two. Not a problem though, satisfied with what rental overall.
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From $87/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.1 Excellent (626 reviews)
28 locations in Chicago
Enterprise
Locations in Chicago
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2022
The process of picking up and dropping off the vehicle was very smooth and fast. The people at the counter were very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2022
Enterprise always offers better service. On this rental, the guy offered me a choice of SUVs and (when I explained I was picking up my kid from college) said he could substitute a minivan at the same price. That worked better for me so I ended up in a nice, new hybrid minivan for the long ride.
6.0 GoodJan 19 2022
Kayak allowed me to make a reservation at an Enterprise location that is closed. The Kayak system did not share my phone number or email with Enterprise so they had no way to contact me until I called after arriving at the closed facility. I then had to walk over a mile in sub-zero temperatures in an unfamiliar city to get to the open location. The Enterprise people were great, but Kayak let me down.
2.0 MediocreDec 17 2021
1.5 hour wait... told things I knew were not true. Car smelt like smoke after the detailing smells wore off. Not a fun experience at all and will not use Enterprise again.
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2021
Good service. But renting from Enterprise always seems like a process. Great for "neighborhood" renting if you need a car for the day. I'd never use at an airport, National/Avis/Hertz for that.
2.0 MediocreNov 7 2021
The enterprise i rented from was an hour away from airport with not shuttle service.
7.9 GoodAug 23 2021
The person attention was good. On the negative side, Enterprise had terrible and conflicting signage at Midway airport. You have to use the signs for National because in several places there are no Enterprise signs or they direct you to the wrong floor. Also, we had a malfunction warning light go off in the car within 50 miles of starting to drive our Nissan (the light was cryptic, but using the owner's manual, we figured out that it may have something to do with the automatic breaking system-- but nothing about how serious it was or how to fix it). The malfunction warning light then stayed on for the entire rest of the rental, which made us worry, although the car drove fine.
7.9 GoodJul 14 2021
The staff were very helpful and friendly. Pick up and drop off we’re smooth. There was some trash in the car, under the seats, water bottle and receipts, so they could do better on cleanliness. Overall, a good experience!
1.9 HorribleJul 13 2021
Poor service they had me make a reservation come to there place and didn’t have a car i had no why to get back home the worst I have ever experience
10.0 ExcellentJun 29 2021
Pickup and drop-off was very fast with the exact car I had reserved.Rental car prices can always be lower, right?
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From $77/dayRated #3
Dollar
7 Good (498 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Dollar
Locations in Chicago
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 17 2022
Long Wait for pick up, told at the Register that the car booked was unavailable and to have it must wait for additional hours was a night mare. To save the time we had to upgrade and Pay more , was unexpected and unacceptable. A little courtesy to inform the status of the car ,would have been helpful. To pay the Money I paid , any other comapnay would have brought the car to the Terminal ---- The long wait and asked for addtional wait and availability of an upgraded car ---- all seemed a scam.
10.0 ExcellentMay 12 2022
It wasn't clear address Pick up and drop down because Google map confused 😐. Everything was good.
2.0 MediocreMay 7 2022
The car I requested required a 90 minute wait. Not happening after a six hour red eye flight. The only car they had was an exorbitantly priced SUV that, because I needed it for two extra days, end up costing me close to $700. NEVER. DOING. BUSINESS. WITH. KAYAK. AGAIN.
2.0 MediocreMay 6 2022
We were charged twice for having one rental car for 20 hours
4.0 OkayMay 4 2022
Requested a suburban, got a chevy traverse, paid for suburban.
4.0 OkayApr 27 2022
Car was not available on arrival - 1-2hr wait - so had to pay more for a different car that was available
4.0 OkayApr 24 2022
I had to wait in a long line and then They had no cars available.. so I had to pay more for an suv. That car smelled like cigarettes.
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2022
The staff, Star and Shana were incredibly helpful and friendly.
10.0 ExcellentMar 14 2022
I appreciated that there was a windshield ice scraper in the car, since it snowed and/or iced a couple of times while I had the vehicle. Pickup and dropoff was convenient and easy.
8.0 ExcellentMar 9 2022
Counter staff were friendly. Car was great and good to drive. The remaining price to pay at pickup was 210. Lady at pickup counter was very friendly but took advantage of our flight tiredness and we never were told or shown the total remaining amount to pay. Later looking at the receipt it was 565. We were told it is not possible to rent without taking the LIS (150). We were told about Chicago toll charges and that she can enable to auto toll device, and I said we probably only need this twice as we were going South to Indiana, so she enabled it and I thought it just added tolls to your bill as you pass toll gates but instead this was a daily addition of 11.49 totalling to 68.89. Luckily on return I got them to remove this fee as I manually created a number plate account with the toll company for the rental period (8 in total for the trip instead). I used the Fuel Purchase Option which they said was 4 dollars per litre, which made it sound like they were only going to charge you for each litre they had to fill the tank but instead this is a flat 77.69, which is about 10 more than the capacity of the tank x 4 per litre. On return they were good to remove the unfair toll charges applied. So in the end I paid 474 instead of the 210 I expected according to Kayak. I think the price at pickup needs to cover everything to avoid all the surprises (and avoid being taken advantage of).
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From $88/dayRated #4
Avis
7 Good (231 reviews)
11 locations in Chicago
Avis
Locations in Chicago
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2022
There were TWO agents, and well over 100 people in line in front of me. When I finally got to the agent (who was great), there were easily 150 people waiting behind me. There was finally a third agent brought out. It was ONE HOUR AND 40 MINUTES from the time I arrived at Avis and got my paperwork. The car was fine.
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2022
Worked out great!
2.0 MediocreApr 21 2022
I found out that my rental was cancelled after I already got there in person.
2.0 MediocreApr 19 2022
Avis cancelled my rental reservation a couple of days before my trip because they did not have the truck I rented at the location that they had it listed online at. They expected me to go all the way to an airport location to pick up my rental and on top of that for me to pay an additional $1700 more than what the price I reserved it originally for!! HORRIBLE experience in every way!!
4.0 OkayMar 22 2022
Seat belt didn’t work, audio for phone/radio was intermittent, they didn’t explain gas policy well.
10.0 ExcellentMar 11 2022
Was late picking up my rental due to unforseen circumstances and the gentleman behind the counter stated that they did not have the car that was picked (Ford Mustang) but did give me a vehicle that was a bit of an upgrade (Honda CRV) for the same rental price ... was extremely happy with it ... will definitely keep doing business with them.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 22 2022
I guess it's hard to improve on paperwork time but clock ticks slowly if anyone is in front of you
4.0 OkayFeb 18 2022
I repeatedly said, I will bring back the car full of gas. Please take off the charge. And repeatedly they put the charge to fill the gas back up. Pure fraud.
6.0 GoodFeb 9 2022
The windshield wipers were not well connected to their sensors. The Fluid was out but the car didn’t let me know. This was difficult since I drove during a snowstorm.
2.0 MediocreJan 4 2022
The car I wanted was not available although I booked it 2 months in advance. I had to downsize my vehicle and they charged me more money. Not fair at all. I will never rent from a neighborhood rental place again. Especially not an AVIS/BUDGET.
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From $60/dayRated #5
Payless
7 Good (556 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Payless
Locations in Chicago
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMar 1 2022
Car was ok, but charges were added which I didn’t authorize. I had to call later and have those charges refunded.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 27 2022
Everything was great except for the fee explanations. They didn't tell us that they added gas fees automatically and we filled the tank to avoid those. They removed them after we asked, but it wasn't a super simple process like we'd hoped. Cars were clean and comfy! Everything else was excellent.
2.0 MediocreJan 4 2022
no one answered the phone at the airport so i cancelled. never again
8.0 ExcellentJan 3 2022
Car we requested was ready when scheduled.
2.0 MediocreDec 31 2021
Scammed into extra charges
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2021
Reserved and prepaid for a car more than two weeks in advance the. Was told when I got there that they were out of cars. I waited for over an hour to get a car. When I went to the garage they had double booked that same car. Someone was already in my car. The attendant was able to get me a car but it was a Jeep Wrangler, not exactly the economy car with good gas mileage I had requested. First and last time with Payless. It wasn’t any cheaper than the big guys after they added their counter fee and other service fees to the bill.
6.0 GoodDec 28 2021
Avis/Payless have two different offices/desks, on two different floors. The signs pointed to the wrong location. Also, I was given the wrong location for my rental car. I spent a lot more time and did a lot more walking around with luggage than I should have.
2.0 MediocreDec 27 2021
The vehicle was dirty. Why rent a car that isn’t cleaned? Brown crap all over the hood. Not sure if the interior was cleaned because of the perfume smell. There was only 7/8 of a tank of gas.
2.0 MediocreDec 24 2021
I was not able to pick up due to their office being closed. Please support me getting my money back
4.0 OkayDec 20 2021
The care wasnt very clean and it didnt even have a door remote, just one key on a ring. When I asked the attendant where was the remote, he just brushed me off.
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From $84/dayRated #6
Budget
6.9 Good (598 reviews)
10 locations in Chicago
Budget
Locations in Chicago
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 17 2022
There was a long waiting line while the customer services was only two.
2.0 MediocreMay 14 2022
Never got the car.. 3 hour line at the counter.
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2022
I never got a car because there were 20 people on line with only 1 agent. After 10 minutes she completed 1 transaction. I wen over to hertz and for just a few more dollars I was getting my car in 10 minutes instead of what would have been hours
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2022
I put in a reservation on 3/30/22 They left me a voice mail 4/29/22 to tell me they didn’t have the 12 passenger van I needed to go out of town with for the next day . I was pissed my daughter was graduating from college in another state.
2.0 MediocreMay 8 2022
They didn't gave me car without US credit card.
2.0 MediocreApr 28 2022
Your service is really bad
2.0 MediocreApr 20 2022
Poor service during pick up
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2022
Easy pick up and dropping off
2.0 MediocreApr 11 2022
Car reeked of cigarettes smell
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2022
They did not have cars available and wanted to put me in a smaller vehicle than what I paid for then ended up charging me $40 a day for a vehicle that would 5 people. They also included more taxes than what was stated in the agreement. They charged me 2xs at drop off and would not refund me for the 2 charges for $233
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From $65/dayRated #7
Hertz
Most popular
6.7 Good (972 reviews)
16 locations in Chicago
Hertz
Locations in Chicago
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2022
I will never use Hertz again. Arrived at the time of my reservation. They said the van wasn’t there and would have to wait 2 hours. Then they said I had to go to a different location. They then moved my reservation to the next morning saying the van would be there and ready. Van wasn’t there again. Said it would be an hour. Then they said they were going to rent me a car to drive myself to where the van was so I can rent it from that location. Oh and the van was actually a truck. My move was completely a wash and I wasted over $150 in Ubers trying to pick up the van.
6.0 GoodMay 13 2022
The car was ok. It obviously wasn’t checked for the issue with the driver’s side door. There was a creeking noise. I ended up having to call roadside assistance because the door would not close. I got a text message saying the ETA was 2 minutes. They showed up 3 hours after the initial call. Very poor communication between Hertz and the tow truck company. I was told that I can exchange the car at the airport. There were no cars available at the airport. Clearly there there is no communication between customer service and the rental location. After all was said and done I lost 5 hours because of the poor level of service from Hertz. Very disappointed.
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2022
The pick up process was horrible. Didn’t have the car I had reserved. Despite me checking in online, the paperwork process was slow and disorganized. After i agreed to take a different kind of vehicle, no price adjustment was offered. Then, had to re-do the entire pick up process. Only then did they say the type of car I had ordered had been returned, so went through the entire process again. From that point on, everything was fine. Good vehicle. No problem at drop off.
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2022
They charged me two times for the same car.
8.0 ExcellentMay 4 2022
Hard to pick up in Chicago, Easy in Milwaukee.
6.0 GoodMay 2 2022
Long wait for pickup.
10.0 ExcellentApr 28 2022
Great experience
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2022
The front desk was super helpful very early in the morning. Thank you!
2.0 MediocreApr 22 2022
I paid a specific price for the car through Kayak/Priceline. The cost let Hertz select the vehicle. 1. They gave me a small vehicle (despite a lot of inventory) 2. They charged me 30 percent MORE than I paid! I understood the price I pre-paid was paid in full. If I had know it was going to be 30% higher for a compact car, I would have gone elsewhere for price and vehicle certainty! Awful experience, especially as a business traveler!!
2.0 MediocreApr 7 2022
If they actually had the car
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From $72/dayRated #8
Thrifty
6.6 Good (356 reviews)
5 locations in Chicago
Thrifty
Locations in Chicago
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 12 2022
Didn’t have a car available
2.0 MediocreMay 8 2022
Awful
4.0 OkayApr 24 2022
We picked up the car in a dirty state 1. There was rubbish including candy wrappers in the rear 2. the front floor and mats were soaking wet and we had to run a fan in the car overnight to dry it out. 3. There was white writing on the left passenger window that we couldnt remove.
4.0 OkayMar 21 2022
The car itself was fine. I had to wait three hours past my reserved pick-up time for a car. This was a business trip with meetings scheduled which were greatly affected by this issue. It was clear I was not the only one.
4.0 OkayMar 14 2022
Our flights were cancelled in Chicago and needed a rental for Cincinnati. We reserved a car, and showed up and they said they were out of cars and charged us an additional $100 for SUV. Felt like a bait and switch but had not other choice.
10.0 ExcellentJan 12 2022
I liked the price. Allowing me to add a rake on top of our van. We were going g out of town for a month and. Could have used the extra room..
8.0 ExcellentDec 21 2021
The price was great! Once we arrived at Thrifty, we had to WAIT for a vehicle. There were so many people waiting for hours with their families. Once we got it, everything was fine!!!
2.0 MediocreDec 10 2021
The car was fine, but the pricing was not transparent. I wasn't able to reach a person to help me extend my rental nor a true customer service, nor did geographically located offices- all was routed to a call center and was told if I needed to make a change I would have to go to a counter (nearest one 6 hour drive away~!) This lack of accountability and the inability I had in having any sort interaction or answers was extremely frustrating. When I drove to an office counter LISTED ON THEIR WEBSITE at Pittsburgh airport, I was told that they had closed it a year before. How does a national company actually not have the time/staff to UPDATE THEIR WEBSITE??? I am baffled and left feeling completely frustrated by it all
2.0 MediocreNov 22 2021
Was horrible. Had to wait in line for and hour only to find out they didn’t have the vehicle that I had already paid for. Was traveling with my elderly father-in-law who requires a certain size SUV to be able to get in and out of comfortably. They offered nothing to help out with the situation. Was forced to use Alamo next door, who provided great service and had me in the vehicle I needed in less then 15 min
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2021
It’s tiring having a jerk try and charge you insurance without saying anything, then he acts like I’m taking a huge risk not buying $200 worth of Thrifty insurance. I have my own insurance coverage. I’m sure he gets away with it a lot as tired travelers just want to get into a car and go. I think of them as “Thefty” not Thrifty. But the car was fine. I will likely avoid them in the future unless I see a really really great rate.
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From $60/dayRated #9
Fox
5.9 Okay (252 reviews)
1 location in Chicago
Fox
Locations in Chicago
  • 5.9
  • 6.2
  • 5.8
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 5 2022
The one pleasant experience was Shahidah at at the desk when I rented the car. She was very helpful explaining how the toll system had changed in Illinois.She was extremely Professional. Now for the bad. The car stunk. A foul oder was masked by air freshener. After 1.5 hours the air freshener wore off. The car smelled as if someone had changed dirty diapers in the back. In addition, anytime you applied the brakes above 60mph the steering shuttered. I was told I could return the car , but Indianapolis is along way from Chicago. I would spend one day of my vacation driving to Chicago and back. I am afraid this will be the last time I use Fox!
6.0 GoodApr 25 2022
Hours of operation were great. Staff was friendly and prompt. Car was dented, filthy, had broken sunglasses holder that would not close, and one burned out headlight. We were extremely disappointed with the vehicle we received.
2.0 MediocreApr 22 2022
They left us stranded without a car. No response from customer service. We were lucky that we got a car with Payless but as it was booked at the airport we paid double. I'd never use Fox or Rentalcars.com again
2.0 MediocreApr 19 2022
An awful experience. Apparently there was some fine print with Priceline restricting where I could drive the vehicle. Because I was driving 2 hours to a nearby state they refused to rent the vehicle. I have no idea where this fine print was in the reservation process but there was no transparency. It was 10pm on Friday night of a holiday weekend and I had to go to one of the big 3 rental agencies and pay the walk up rate. Guess what, the walk up rate was exactly the same as what Fox offered through Priceline. I will never book with Fox again (or go through Priceline).
4.0 OkayApr 8 2022
I cancelled my rental when advised the contract wpuld be voided if I went farther than an adjacent state. That would have been good to know before I rented the vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentApr 7 2022
Fox was good. Easy drop off. Long line to pick up and person at the check in desk let people from back in first which made several customers angry. Didn't care for the car, but that's not a Fox problem, it was a Mitsubishi problem.
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2022
Waste of time and money. Great price lured us to this deal just to waste time at the counter and be refused a car after agent did not like our destination. This is a scam with unlimited mileage just to find out that if you leave neighbouroring states you will be fined $2,000. Why can’t be listed next to unlimited mileage?
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2022
awful will never book again
4.0 OkayMar 31 2022
They claimed that there's no car size which I booked and tried to charge me more for upgading car. I arugued and they eventually only increased a small amount. They said that cleaners called in sick and there's only two car cleaner that day.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2022
Car requested was not available but got upgraded to the first SUV available
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From $129/dayRated #10
National
7.9 Good (37 reviews)
3 locations in Chicago
National
Locations in Chicago
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2021
good price, good customer svc. Let's go Brandon.
1.9 HorribleJul 8 2021
No car available on arrival
2.0 MediocreJan 5 2021
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
The staff was happy to see and serve me. Good customer service.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
Staff was great, car selection was great (plus free upgrade). Drop off was very easyThe pick up location garage is a little tight to navigate getting out
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2020
Exceptional Experience.
9.6 ExcellentMay 1 2020
Friendly staff...Cup holders and little cubby wasnt clean. Stick with spilled something.
9.6 ExcellentOct 7 2019
I was very pleased
6.8 GoodMay 12 2019
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
GMC Arcadia has a very nice smooth ride and customer service was professional.
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From $69/dayRated #11
Sixt
6.9 Good (79 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Sixt
Locations in Chicago
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 6 2022
I had to trade my first car for another one because I was getting tickets due to the fact that the license plate had expired a month earlier. Both times the pick-up process took forever. The only place to sit in the dingy office is a ledge along the windows. The staff (only two people) was very nice and helpful but clearly overwhelmed. Even though this office is only four blocks from where I live I'm not sure I want to rent from them again.
10.0 ExcellentMar 24 2022
When we arrived, a rep by the name of Erica greeted us extremely warm and made our arrival and rental car experience amazing. She was attentive to our specific needs and did her best to accommodate. Due to her excellent customer service, I will become a loyal customer of Sixt.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2022
I had great experience in Europe with Sixt. Chicago was equally great. I’ll come back to Sixt for future rentals.
2.0 MediocreNov 20 2021
Will never rent from again.
10.0 ExcellentNov 17 2021
Great experience from the people to the vehicle and payment.
10.0 ExcellentNov 12 2021
Sales office is convenient. Car was clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentNov 11 2021
Quick rental, no line at the counter, easy drop off when done.
10.0 ExcellentSep 13 2021
The SixT employee who helped me out at Chicago O'Hare was outstanding. Exceptional customer service!
1.9 HorribleSep 12 2021
Booked compact, they were out, would not honor the price.
10.0 ExcellentAug 3 2021
Great customer service!
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From $127/dayRated #12
Airport Van
5.3 Okay (66 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago
Airport Van
Locations in Chicago
  • 5.3
  • 5.5
  • 5.2
  • 5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMar 14 2020
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
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.The pickup experience was very frustrating and I will not use this company again.
3.2 MediocreJan 2 2020
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
The car was ready when I arrivedI 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
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.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
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
Cheap priceA clean car with all the body parts. Clearer information regarding closing time up front instead of at counter.
2.0 MediocreOct 28 2019
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
nothing. THis was the worst rental company ever. Do not rent from them ever.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
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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Economy Rent a Car
5.9 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Chicago
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10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2016
Awesome people. Great prices. Clean reliable vehicle.No complaints.
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2015
The car that wasn't there"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
The employees of the company are friendly and helpful. The car was new and comfortable.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!!Nothing.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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Europcar
5 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Chicago
Europcar
Locations in Chicago
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2.0 MediocreMay 12 2022
I got there and no cars. Then it took me almost an hour in the phone to get a refund
8.0 ExcellentApr 20 2022
Very straightforward check in desk and collection.
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5104 travelers who rented a car in Chicago gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Chicago

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$85/day

Good deal

$64/day

When to book a rental car in Chicago

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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 $64 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chicago at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Chicago are around 21% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Chicago are around 74% cheaper than other car types, on average

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