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Evanston, IL
May 19 — May 26
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Evanston, IL
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Evanston car rental information

Pick-up locationEvanston
Rental locations5

Cheap car rentals in Evanston

$51/dayEconomy
$51/dayCompact
$42/dayIntermediate
$63/dayStandard
$46/dayFull-size
$96/dayMinivan
$95/dayFull-size SUV
$64/dayPremium
$103/dayLuxury
$64/dayIntermediate SUV
$72/dayCompact SUV
$90/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Evanston car rental reviews and directory

From $26/dayRated #1
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Evanston
Hertz
Locations in Evanston
1901 North Green Bay Road+1 847 733 7553
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.8
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 26 2019
Cons: I will never use Hertz again! The car died and the "emergency" assistance was the worst I've ever experience; being on hold for 40 minutes at a time, impossible to talk to an actual person--then taking SIX hours to get a replacement while my children and I were left on the side of a busy highway!!!
10.0 ExcellentApr 30 2019
Cons: Had to call to get e-receipt. Pretty sure I provided an email on pickup... not sure what happened.
7.6 GoodJan 28 2017
efficient servicePros: Quick service
From $38/dayRated #2
Enterprise
Most popular
7.7 Good (21 reviews)
4 locations in Evanston
Enterprise
Locations in Evanston
1810 Maple Ave+1 847 332 2550
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 - 00:00
2636 Green Bay Rd+1 847 332 2550
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 - 00:00
3209 Howard St+1 847 329 7700
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
8225 Skokie Blvd+1 847 679 4004
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.4
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2021
Cons: Cleaner...
9.6 ExcellentNov 6 2019
Pros: The young woman working at the counter was fantastic! Quick, smart, polite, just all around amazing experience for the 4 minutes we spoke. Oh I forgot to mention, she was efficient!Cons: It can always be cheaper :-)!
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2019
Pros: Friendly,competent and quick.
2.0 MediocreMay 15 2019
Cons: If we actually got out rental. Our pick up was at 2pm and the place was closed when we got there
10.0 ExcellentJan 30 2017
These guys were sharpPros: Great experienceCons: N/a
8.0 ExcellentDec 30 2016
Great Service, awful carPros: Customer service was excellentCons: Jeep Compass is the worse car I have ever driven. I think the car was defective, because there is no way something like this vehicle should be allowed on the road if I was driving a vehicle without a defect.
5.2 OkayDec 29 2016
Syringe Needles in CarCons: Found used syringe needles in the car. When I dropped it off, they were appropriately mortified, but wouldn't offer any discount. I'm still waiting for a call back from customer service.
6.8 GoodNov 22 2016
Pros: Great location, easy access from the CTA yellow line. Fast, great customer service.Cons: There was trash under the car seats. The car was not in top shape--the knob to adjust the mirrors didn't work, and the car made loud intermittent noises on the interstate.
3.2 MediocreOct 22 2016
Be careful with the amount the company charges onCons: Overcharged on my credit card Had to pick the car in another branch The tank wasnt full The car had some broken parts and the cover of the luggage was missing
10.0 ExcellentOct 19 2016
Pros: Great
From $34/dayRated #3
Budget
7.7 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Evanston
Budget
Locations in Evanston
5151 Dempster Street+1 847 673 2445
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
801 Chicago Avenue+1 847 864 6661
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJul 3 2020
Pros: Yes the fastnessCons: Nothing
9.6 ExcellentApr 24 2018
Very professional experience overallPros: Everyone is efficient. Get in get out quickly. Return was quick also.Cons: None
6.8 GoodJun 11 2017
Mixed FeelingsPros: I enjoyed that rental was easy, cheap, and quick. I was in and out both times very fast.Cons: I didn't like the fact that the men inside who were helping me just stood around and talked nastily about me while my wife was outside struggling with bags. I was doing the final inspection of the car and we were moving our things inside the waiting room to get out of the way, but rather than helping my wife with the bags, the two men working just watched as the wind blew up her dress from inside the storefront. Not cool, not cool at all. Also not only did they badmouth me for "not filling the gas tank" which it was full. They also gave me grief about arriving at 245, when very clearly my check out time was 3. If anything I did then a favor.
5.2 OkayJun 9 2017
Cons: Food and dental scraps in car
2.0 MediocreJun 8 2017
No carPros: They did not have a car for me. Apparently their customers extended the rental so they did not have a car for me
2.0 MediocreMay 2 2017
Cons: Despite having made a reservation weeks in advance, this location didn't have any cars. I was forced to find another rental agency in the city.
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From $35/dayRated #4
Avis
6.7 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Evanston
Avis
Locations in Evanston
5151 Dempster Street+1 847 674 3047
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
6517 North Lincoln Avenue+1 224 592 4802
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
801 Chicago Avenue+1 847 491 9301
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 25 2020
Pros: The staff was not friendly AT ALL! I will never go there again. The car smelled like smoke and alcohol (they had a sign cars would be smoke free..). One of the staff was rude the entire time and the car was dirty and with a broken transponder. I will DISSUADE people from ever doing business with AVIS at this location. Overall HORRIBLE !Cons: DO NOT RENT CARS AT THIS LOCATION! ! ! The car smelled like smoke and alcohol badly and we found the car extremely dirty with cookies and fries under the seats (all of this during Covid times...). They gave a car with maintenance issues and a broken transponder. Called the rep from the facility and mentioned I would have to clean car myself while I had to pay for all my toll roads. HORRIBLE! Please DO NOT rent cars from this branch!!!
9.6 ExcellentAug 12 2018
Pros: The Avis rental on Chicago in Evanston is my favorite place to rent cars. Friendly, uncomplicated, and I will be back!
2.0 MediocreFeb 21 2017
They did not had the car that I booked.Pros: NothingCons: They did not had the car that I booked from Kayak. I had to go to some other place to rent the car. It had wasted a lot of time and money.
55 travelers who rented a car in Evanston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Evanston

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$47/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a rental car in Evanston

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Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Evanston

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Evanston for $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Evanston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Evanston are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Evanston

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

  • On average a rental car in Evanston costs $47 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($46/day) and Avis ($90/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 801 Chicago Avenue 60202 (1 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Evanston 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.

  • Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Evanston.

  • 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 Compact car rental in Evanston costs $47 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Evanston costs $42 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Evanston costs $41 per day, on average.

  • In Evanston, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1901 North Green Bay Road (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Evanston costs $328 per week ($47 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Evanston costs $1,404 per month ($47 per day).

  • 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!).