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Des Plaines, IL
May 19 — May 26
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Des Plaines car rental information

Pick-up locationDes Plaines
Rental locations4
Airport locations2

Cheap car rentals in Des Plaines

$62/dayEconomy
$62/dayCompact
$67/dayIntermediate
$67/dayFull-size
$137/dayMinivan
$119/dayFull-size SUV
$78/dayPremium
$112/dayLuxury
$46/dayCommercial
$83/dayCompact SUV
$83/dayIntermediate SUV
$85/dayStandard SUV
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Des Plaines car rental reviews and directory

From $29/dayRated #1
Hertz
Most popular
Best rated
7.4 Good (262 reviews)
2 locations in Des Plaines
Hertz
Locations in Des Plaines
10255 West Zemke Blvd+1 773 481 2400
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
2170 Mannheim Rd.+1 847 297 7147
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.9
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  • 7.2
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  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful. Clean vehicle.Cons: If they were all at the airport.
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2021
Pros: Paid extra for a Jeep Cherokee, when i arrived they tired toissue me a Nissan Rogue, Why advertise a larger vehicle and then upcharge you when youy go pick it upCons: Will not use Kayak in the future
4.0 OkayApr 11 2021
Pros: Provide out of state car to customer with smoking smelling. Even they said enhance cleaning, but it’s not clean and bad smelling, engine light is on all of time. Never advise customer to use EZ pass for toll chargers on highway.....Cons: Please check the car before giving to customers. If you have payment devices to pay the toll fee, please advise to tourists.
2.0 MediocreMar 31 2021
Cons: Four days prior to my pick0upn date, had made my appointment for pick-up at 11am, as I had to drive to a meeting in another state. When I arrived, the car was not ready. They informed me that it had to be cleaned and it would be a 1-2 hour wait. This was eventhough I had made an appointment in ADVANCE. They did not apologize or offer to fix the issue in any way. They just expected me to wait, inside the car rental center, during a pandemic, for a car that should've been ready. I waited for an hour and when I returned to the counter to inquire as to whether the car was ready, they informed me that they had cleaned a car, but it had a slight dent, so I'd have to wait another hour or two for another car to be cleaned. I asked them if they needed my cell number, so I could wait outside, so I could socially distance during Covid. They said they had it. After another 1.5 hours, I returned and asked again about my car. They said not yet, but I should give them my credit card information. Finally, after 2+ hours of waiting, the car was ready. It was not the car I requested. Again, no apology. Once in the car, I checked all the necessary features such as windshield wiper fluid (it was snowing), lights, etc. They all worked. However, as soon as I got on the freeway, where there was a lot of salt on the road for snow, the windshiled wiper fluid ran out. It was EXTREMELY dangerous. I could not see, I had to pull over on the freeway multiple times to wipe off the windshield. After finally finding a gas station, buying fluid (with my own monery), and filling up the EMPTY windshielf wiper fluid, I was able to finally see. Needless to say, I missed my appointment due to the delay and car issues. I am VERY dissapointed in Hertz. I rented from the Chicago airport, which is a large hub, so they should've been prepared. When I dropped off the car, no effort was made to ammend the issues I experienced. Never again HERTZ!
4.0 OkayMar 31 2021
Cons: Despite having a confirmed reservation we waited an hour for a car when we arrived. Midway through our trip the “check engine” light went on and the engine started shutting off - we drove two hours out of our way to exchange the car because they told us that’s where they had comparable vehicles. We waited an hour for a car, as they had none available, before being given a car that was not comparable to what we had AND reeked of cigarette smoke. They did give us a price adjustment upon return but were very unpleasant to deal with
6.0 GoodMar 8 2021
Pros: Easy to pick up drop offCons: The interior of the car was clearly not cleaned well since there was a face mask from someone else in the back seat. The agent that checked me in failed to mention the toll road/toll fees. I did not know that there was an option for the tolls to be paid through Hertz or that there was a device installed and how to use that. I logged onto the Illinois Tollway website to enter the information after driving through tolls. Hopefully that works, since I was given no information about it when I picked up the car.
4.0 OkayFeb 17 2021
Cons: Snow storm in Chicago and Hertz had one person working the counter. Several people were turned away with reservations for a car because they ran out of cars. I called Hertz and asked if they had any available cars and they told me no they were out. However I was able to go on Kayak and book and got reservation for a car. Can you guess who had that car. Yup Hertz! Then we got to hub for the car and stood in line for 3 HOURS!!!!! One person working. 11 people in front of us. So many people missed there connecting flights. It's not like Chicago didn't know this storm was coming and people would be missing flights. That's to Kayak we made it home.
6.0 GoodFeb 13 2021
Pros: Well, first off, I paid $26 total for a rental (the Hertz version of dealers choice, where they pick the car for you). I ended up with a Mustang, and it was awesome.Cons: I had to wait an hour for the car. An hour. I felt like I was in a Jerry Seinfeld bit, asking if Hertz knew how reservations worked. If you’re not in a rush, it’s brilliant. If you have somewhere important to be... might not be great.
10.0 ExcellentDec 14 2020
Pros: Price and comfortCons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2020
Cons: Super easy and super friendly!
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From $25/dayRated #2
Budget
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (219 reviews)
1 location in Des Plaines
Budget
Locations in Des Plaines
10255 West Zemke Boulevard+1 773 894 1900
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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  • 7.1
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
2.0 MediocreFeb 16 2021
Cons: Car was terrible shape and did not feel safe. Told the rerun clerk who seemed to ignore
2.0 MediocreDec 25 2020
Pros: Agent forgot to change my drop off location, so they charged me an additional $300.
3.2 MediocreOct 13 2020
Pros: pick up took 90 minutes!!!! only 4 agents helping 2 agencies!!! line was out the door, down the stairs!!! never waited this long for a car pick up! drop off required me to go back in and wait in line again to see an agent!! typically staff does that on their machine when I pull up! another wait!!Cons: More agents working, better system to speed the process on line, and typical drop off at the spot...
8.0 ExcellentOct 12 2020
Pros: My car was nice.Cons: Pick up was inconvenient. 20 people in line and two associates checking people out. It took an hour to get the car.
8.0 ExcellentSep 7 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: Initial wait and the first vehicle was dirty and smelled.
6.8 GoodSep 1 2020
Cons: I realize it's not completely within Budget's control, but the shuttle between the O'hare terminals and the rental car center is scary as hell during this pandemic. The shuttle buses are packed with people, not all of whom are properly masked. It's a bit silly that the rental car center has erected six foot spacing requirements and glass shields between customers and agents, and that you are doing extra cleaning of your cars, when an airport renter is forced to take a "no social distancing" bus ride to the car pickup where he or she is packed up against others like a sardine.
8.4 ExcellentJul 28 2020
Pros: easy to book and returnCons: Car was clean but smelled like smoke. I wish there was a non-smoking option.
2.0 MediocreMar 17 2020
Cons: I didn't get the car, they said the car (minivan) which I have booked is not there and they will cancel the booking
From $31/dayRated #3
Payless
7.1 Good (477 reviews)
1 location in Des Plaines
Payless
Locations in Des Plaines
10255 West Zemke Blvd+1 224 220 0604
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.4
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  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
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.
From $37/dayRated #4
Advantage
6.8 Good (173 reviews)
1 location in Des Plaines
Advantage
Locations in Des Plaines
10255 West Zemke Blvd+1 847 635 8031
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJan 2 2020
Pros: check in and drop off was smooth. Car was cleanCons: They did not have the crossover/SUV that we reserved and we had to accept an intermediate sized vehicle instead. Car inventory seems low
10.0 ExcellentNov 4 2019
Pros: There was no wait!
10.0 ExcellentNov 3 2019
Pros: Staff very friendly and helpful especially the last gal at dropoff
10.0 ExcellentOct 30 2019
Pros: Friendly staff throughout the pick-up drop-off process. Reasonable rates and quick serviceCons: Refueling at $9/gal??
5.2 OkaySep 20 2019
Pros: Staff was rude, nickel and dimed me with serious hidden fees. You’re forced to do a $200 hold and told it’ll be given back, but you do not get the majority of it back for fees unexplained.Cons: Customer service, pricing clarity
4.0 OkayAug 13 2019
Cons: Initial registration pickup were great! Car smelled horrible! Rental return process was not good.
10.0 ExcellentAug 11 2019
Cons: Good value. Nice car. All went smoothly!
5.2 OkayJul 17 2019
Pros: Almost no line at check-out, while the brand names had huge linesCons: Not really friendly service at the counter. Clerk did not speak loudly or clearly. Car was leaking oil and left a good sized oil stain in my new concrete driveway. Thanks!
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2019
Cons: Good experience overall. The person who dealt with us at at the car return was great. Very courteous and had great customer service skills.
10.0 ExcellentJun 17 2019
Pros: The staff were all great. ORD's new system, where the airport provides shuttles to a new building where all the on-airport rental companies are located, gets rid of the "whose shuttles are best" problem. Our Hyundai Sonata only had about 2400 miles on it, and it was in pretty much perfect condition.Cons: Nit-pick: When cleaning the cars, go a little easy on the air "freshener".
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From $29/dayRated #5
Avis
6.9 Good (76 reviews)
1 location in Des Plaines
Avis
Locations in Des Plaines
10255 West Zemke Boulevard+1 773 825 4600
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 7.3
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  • 6.5
Recent reviews
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....
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.
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.
2.8 MediocreFeb 17 2020
Cons: Pickup is like a pressure cooker environment. Deliberately made me wait (50 minutes wait on a weekday) and selling me lot of unnecessary services. I already bought insurance and they added insurance to bill without asking me. I still don’t know if I’d paid for gas, even though I filled gas while returning car. Very bad experience. Car isn’t of good quality either. It keeps prompting me about engine oil needing change and made me anxious if it going to stop on freeway.
6.8 GoodJun 9 2019
Cons: I reserved this car through CarRentals.com via Kayak. The reservation confirmation explicitly said: "Total amount of your booking USD 68.57" When I checked the car in, the total charge was USD 100.04, that is, $31.47 (45%) more than expected. Apparently the difference was in tax & "facility charge"
8.8 ExcellentJun 4 2019
Pros: Drop off was quick and easy. Cars were easy to find and instructions given were very clear.Cons: I had reserved an intermediate sized vehicle, but was first suggested an SUV. Don’t try to up-sell in such a sneaky fashion. If I had wanted an SUV, I would have asked for one.
7.2 GoodJun 2 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, clean carCons: Booked through carbooking.com and they didn’t quote me correctly. Ended up being much more expensive than they said it would be.
3.2 MediocreMay 19 2019
Pros: Anything good was negated by your customer service!Cons: Don’t let us reserve a car when you don’t have any. Your agents let everybody wait in line for two hours and didn’t let any of us know there were no cars. Suddenly the gate agents grabbed their stuff and clicked out without announcing anything. Closed your desk while we were waiting for our reser
6.4 GoodOct 17 2018
Charged extra for gasPros: Okay car. Got good gas mileage.Cons: I chose the self refuel option and filled up the gas tank (even added more gas after 1st automatic stop) about 1.5 miles from airport return. Avis added a $9.99 charge because according to them it was 0.7 gallons less than when I received it. The gauge was showing above the full line. I had to stand in line to dispute it. Finally the extra charge was removed when I showed the receipt. However, this seems to be a scam to get more $. Avis probably assumed I wouldn't notice or wouldn't have time to dispute it.
2.0 MediocreOct 10 2018
Never AgainPros: NothingCons: I arrived at the the rental location two hours before scheduled pickup time. I was told they couldn't honor rate given on Kayak unless I sat and waited the two hours. Even though I was going to drop off the car even earlier on the day of return. Found another car at a different agency at the airport and was on my way in less than 45 minutes. Avis just lost a customer for life.
From $43/dayRated #6
Enterprise
7.6 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Des Plaines
Enterprise
Locations in Des Plaines
1670 S. River Road+1 847 998 6090
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
2315 Oakton St+1 847 692 7600
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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  • 4
  • 10
  • 4
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodDec 31 2018
Hidden FeesCons: Failed to disclose a $105 one way fee
E-Z Rent-A-Car
1 location in Des Plaines
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Des Plaines
2170 Mannheim Rd+1 847 635 8031
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
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Flight Car
1 location in Des Plaines
Flight Car
Locations in Des Plaines
10300 W Higgins Rd844-435-8227
Recent reviews
1208 travelers who rented a car in Des Plaines gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Des Plaines

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$37/day

When to book a rental car in Des Plaines

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Top tips for renting a car in Des Plaines

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Des Plaines for $37 or less
  • Book your rental car in Des Plaines at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Des Plaines are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Des Plaines

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

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

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($62/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 2170 Mannheim Rd. 60018-2956 (1 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Des Plaines is Advantage (6.9, 194 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Des Plaines is $3.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $52, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Des Plaines.

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

  • 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.

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

  • A Mini car rental in Des Plaines costs $56 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car rental in Des Plaines costs $92 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Des Plaines costs $34 per day, on average.

  • In Des Plaines, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 2170 Mannheim Rd. (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Des Plaines costs $340 per week ($49 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Des Plaines costs $1,459 per month ($49 per day).

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