Elgin car rentals from $22/day

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Elgin car rental information

Pick-up locationElgin
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations3
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesTuro, Getaround

Cheap car rentals in Elgin

Compact$24/day
Intermediate$28/day
Standard$27/day
Full-size$22/day
Minivan$33/day
Full-size SUV$35/day
Premium$28/day
Luxury$38/day
Intermediate SUV$28/day
Compact SUV$31/day
Standard SUV$31/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Elgin

  • Fox River cuts across Elgin, separating the town into two sections, each with a commendable collection of tourist destinations and sites to visit. Though there is good public transport and taxis and ride shares across the town, you can only best experience it with Elgin car rentals. Driving around the city offers you control over your trip, ensuring you can experience the sites at your own pace. With places like the Wing Park Golf Course, Willow Creek Park, Elgin History Museum and the Grand Victoria Casino, car rentals in Elgin are a must-have for anyone in town for business or pleasure.
  • You can easily make your way to Elgin by landing at the O'Hare International Airport. Once at the airport, you must take the Airport Transit System (ATS) to the Multi-Modal Facility (MMF). Several car rental companies are located at the MMF and offer a good range of services. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Eldin from the airport using the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. You must be 21 years of age to rent a car in Elgin.
  • The west side of Elgin, especially along Larkin Ave, gets busy from time to time with both car and foot traffic. The avenue serves Ascension Saint Joseph - Elgin and several elementary and high schools. Observing your speed limit whenever you are using your car rentals in  Elgin to get around this part of town is advisable. Be mindful of pedestrians, school buses and emergency service vehicles. Speed limit signs posted on various parts of this road serve as a guide for drivers and pedestrians.
  • Elgin traffic jams occur in the morning from 6.30 am to 8 am as people make their way to work. You can expect the traffic to get slow in the evening from 6 pm to 8 pm. If you want to cruise, drive your car rentals in Elgin from midday to around 2 pm. Plan your trips better in the mornings and evenings to ensure you do not miss your reservations.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Elgin for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Elgin at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Elgin are around -20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Elgin

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Elgin?

    On average a rental car in Elgin costs $41 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Elgin found in the last 2 weeks is $20.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Elgin?

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  • How much is gas price in Elgin?

    The average gas price in Elgin is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Elgin?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Elgin.

  • Which car rental companies are at O'Hare Intl airport (ORD)?

    Car rental companies onsite at O'Hare Intl airport include Kyte, Hertz, Fox, Sixt, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Dollar, Europcar and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at O'Hare Intl airport (ORD)?

    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, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Advantage, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, and National.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Elgin?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Elgin?

    A Mini car rental in Elgin costs $103 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Elgin?

    A Compact car rental in Elgin costs $90 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Elgin?

    A Premium car rental in Elgin costs $139 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Elgin?

    On average a rental car in Elgin costs $345 per week ($49 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Elgin?

    On average a rental car in Elgin costs $1,478 per month ($49 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Elgin?

    Most car rental providers in Elgin offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Elgin, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Elgin?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 2 car rental agencies in Elgin.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Elgin?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Elgin?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Elgin so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Elgin?

    Elgin has excellent roads and ample parking. Any car would be ideal for use within the city.  Your choice of car depends on your intended use during your visit. If you are in town for business or pleasure, you can opt for an Economy vehicle. It is convenient to drive around and easy to find parking. If you are in town to check the Elgin Community College,  then a Full-Size SUV is a great option for you and your friends to visit the college or your family.

  • What’s the speed limit in Elgin?

    Illinois state speed limits dictate the speed limit in Elgin. On interstate highways, the limit is 70 mph. On the Rural Interstate Highway, a speed limit of 65 mph must be observed by all drivers, with a non-interstate highway requiring a speed limit of 55 mph. If you are driving your car rentals in Elgin through an urban area, a speed limit of 30 mph is advised and 25 mph through a school zone or a hospital region. Limits are posted on various parts of the roads in Elgin to ensure that new drivers know what is expected of them.

  • Where are the best places to park in Elgin?

    Parking is free in the city of Elgin. The municipal council institutes this law to make it easier for locals and visitors to use their vehicles in the city. Some rules have to be observed, the most important being that parking within the Central Business District is restricted from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. this is done to ensure efficient street cleaning and maintenance. There are also municipal parking spaces throughout Elgin that can be used for free by anyone. The parking is restricted to a maximum of 72 continuous hours. While on the go, you can take advantage of the city’s Quick Spots that allow for free parking on the street for 30 minutes.

Elgin car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

7 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

Locations in Elgin

400 S Randall Rd Ste E

+1 847 488 9990

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771 Dundee Ave

+1 847 836 6900

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910 East Chicago Street

+1 847 741 2002

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was wonderful and was a great value

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Truck was clean

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very helpful and great customer service.

1 out of 1

Hertz

7.1

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.8

Locations in Elgin

1350 E Chicago Ave

+1 847 531 6304

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Car was in good condition and ready when i arrived.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Great staff, communication and service. Price was right and the car was a wonderful full size auto/

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was filthy inside and out. Obvious no protocol for Covid i’ve never seen such a filthy car that even smelled of smoke. The car had mechanical problem. the transmission jumped and car stalled every time you would come to a stop. it’s was scary to even drive.

Cons:

everything!

6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff good, suv was very user friendly

Cons:

Inside windows were filthy, and so were the gauges and radio, when the sun was out you couldn’t see the road. Had to use my handkerchief to wipe window and then had to throw it away it was sickening

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff helpful and friendly Yolonda and Denise .

Cons:

Will return to rent a vehicle with them again .

4.8 Mediocre

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was nice but didnt explain much. I felt rushed. Like they want to just be done with me and out of there way.

Cons:

Slowed down and explain all the extras (and cost) that are available like the insurance and they toll plate so I don't need to use mine. Slow down when reviewing the car to make sure nothing is missed (scratches or leave of dirt in the car)

1 out of 6

Avis

No score available yet

3 locations in Elgin

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Locations in Elgin

1072 Spring Hill Mall

+1 847 836 6229

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2668 East Main Street

+1 630 587 1945

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724 South Barrington Road

+1 630 483 7368

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7.2 Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

There was a car available last minute

Cons:

The car wasn’t clean. At drop off the clerk was grumpy, grouchy—irritated that I was there. Very short with me—rolled his eyes, got frustrated because I did t come in with vehicle miles.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The people here are super friendly and the prices are fair. Last time I rented a car (from another company) the workers were extremely shady and tried to upcharge me on everything, not to mention that they scam a lot of people by making false claims and then charging for them. Instead of AVIS making me feel like they were doing me a huge favor and I needed them, they treated me with respect and alike they valued me as a customer. Very easy and hassle free. Will definitely be renting from AVIS exclusively from now on.

Cons:

Everything was perfect.

6.0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The car was old dents everywhere. Lots of scratches. But it ran OK.

1 out of 1

Budget

No score available yet

Locations in Elgin

1072 Spring Hill Mall

+1 847 836 6249

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2668 East Main Street

+1 630 513 3000

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724 South Barrington Road

+1 630 372 7143

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4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
There was a huge crack in the windshield we were not told about. Car was covered in snow and parked far away. And an old candy wrapper in the backseat.

4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The car was filthy - full of trash (opened bottles of water, food wrappers, etc) and had not been washed or vacuumed. The windshield had caked on bugs and grime that were so old the wipers and fluid would not remove. Tail light was out as well. Really gross and unprofessional.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Really good experience! The staff was very helpful, worked quickly and carefully in a very busy season, and delivered what they promised. I also liked how they didn't over push the add ons. Just asked if we needed insurance, toll pass, etc. without pushing. The cart I had (dodge dart) was very new and worked great though I detected a noticeable rattle which didn't efect driving but for a new car probably shouldnt be there. Overall great experience. btw boooked through kayak . -Mike

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Customer service was great.

1 out of 2

49 travelers who rented a car in Elgin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Elgin

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$41/day

Good deal

$33/day

When to book a rental car in Elgin

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