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Peoria, IL
Sep 29 — Oct 6
Same drop-off
Peoria, IL
Wed 9/29
Noon
Wed 10/6
Noon

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Peoria car rental information

Pick-up locationPeoria
Car typesCompact, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations11
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Peoria

Economy$37/day
Compact$42/day
Intermediate$39/day
Standard$45/day
Full-size$43/day
Minivan$70/day
Full-size SUV$81/day
Premium$58/day
Premium SUV$124/day
Supplier choice$40/day
Intermediate SUV$48/day
Standard SUV$64/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Peoria car rental reviews and directory

From $29/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Cheapest deal
6.8 Good (54 reviews)
2 locations in Peoria
Hertz
Locations in Peoria
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 20 2021
When I went to pick up the car, eventhough it had been prepaid, they told me I could not rent it unless my credit card had a "chip" in it, which mine did not. Then they wanted to switch credit cards and when I agreed, they wanted to charge me $150 extra.
3.9 MediocreAug 4 2021
I had to wait 30 minutes while they cleaned the car before I could start my trip. Totally unacceptable, will not use this agency again.
8.0 ExcellentJun 2 2021
Staff friendly & helpfulToo expensive
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2021
They don’t take chime cards
8.4 ExcellentOct 16 2019
all phases of rental satisfactory
9.2 ExcellentMay 17 2019
Yes the Staff was GreatThe Car could have been Cleaner French Fries and Dog Hair was on the Back Seat
5.2 OkayAug 27 2018
Our flight in Chicago cancelled. We were unable to change the pick up location from Peoria to Chicago We were stranded in Chicago at night. We had to get another car from Chicago to Peoria and then the next day go get our Kayak rental in Peoria. We paid for a day we did not use. The other problem was booking through Kayak there was no opportunity to cancel. We will never book another car through Kayak.
9.6 ExcellentJul 19 2018
Good on gasWhen I picked up car windows were very spotty side view mirrors spotty hard to see out of side windows
3.2 MediocreJun 25 2018
gas milagehad to wait to pick up the car the lady was not very nice and it took forever
5.6 OkayApr 19 2018
Drop-off was easy. The employee was cordial and efficient.Despite my specifically asking ahead of time after a previous bad experience, I was given a car that smelled like stale cigarette smoke. I was offered a smaller car at no reduction to remedy the problem, but did not bother to check it out to see whether it, like the two other cars I'd been in from this location, also smelled of smoke.
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Rated #2
Dollar
9.8 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Peoria
Dollar
Locations in Peoria
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 11 2020
Staff was very friendly and easy to work with, very polite and knowledgeable.pick up and drop off times were alittle later, but I understand.
10.0 ExcellentMar 19 2020
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9.6 ExcellentNov 25 2019
Price and quality of the car were excellent.Not much. The car had obviously not been cleaned from the last renter... but, not bad at all.
From $82/dayRated #3
National
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Peoria
National
Locations in Peoria
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentJun 6 2017
I REALLY ENJOYED THE LOW NOISE LEVEL IN THE CAR!IT'S JUST TOO SMALL FOR MY EVERYDAY NEEDS
From $33/dayRated #4
Avis
9 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Peoria
Avis
Locations in Peoria
  • 8.8
  • 9.8
  • 9.1
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 25 2019
Staff was very friendly and efficient.Couldn't ask for more!
10.0 ExcellentMar 16 2017
Avis delivers!Easy of pick up. Drop off. Customer service was excellent!No surprises. About $60 cheaper than a national competitor. Kayak made searching easy and straightforward.
5.6 OkayAug 23 2016
Bad Customer ServiceRide was comfortable.Customer service at the airport counter.
6.0 GoodMar 4 2016
SUV RENTALI picked up the SUV at the airport and they required me to sign the sheet that has the checklist for any damage to the vehicle? This is before I even see the vehicle that is parked a few hundred yards from the building? They need to have a person drive it up to the building and go over it before driving away! Once i got it to the peoples house I was picking up, I opened the back gate and noticed some previous damage from another rental?? NOW WHAT AM I TO DO ?? How do I prove I did not do it since I have the vehicle in my posession? A real bummer! I did buy the insurance, which by the way, is way too expensive..if they charge it to that insurance it will be fraud ?? Also the vehicle was very dirty and water spotted on the exterior which in turn makes it difficult to see any damage before driving out of the lot!!
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From $36/dayRated #5
Budget
7.2 Good (19 reviews)
1 location in Peoria
Budget
Locations in Peoria
  • 6.9
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 14 2021
Overall, it was a pleasant rental. Car was fine.Could have used more than one person at the counter. Servicing for Budget and Avis.
10.0 ExcellentJun 9 2021
Connie was very helpful in a difficult situationDodge Caravan's exterior had not been washed & with approx. 40K miles should probably be sold & replaced
9.6 ExcellentAug 23 2020
Yes very friendly and efficientIt was all good, PIA is small and doesn't have fastbreak but it didn't matter much.
6.4 GoodAug 1 2018
Infotainment system didn't work and felt belittledI had a Focus and unbeknownst to me it was a hybrid model. This made for great mileage and saved on the gas expense. Despite being overpriced in my opinion, it was the lowest price that Kayak had available.The entire infotainment system regularly shut off for the entire trip. While I had declined the Sirius and Navigation, it still made me unable to listen to the radio or CDs. The worker when I picked up the car was pretty condescending in her efforts to try and get me to spend more money. I had a one-way trip of about 600 miles, and I felt like the charge was pretty high for just a 24 hour rental.
7.6 GoodSep 25 2017
The ease of pick up and drop off.
5.6 OkayMar 27 2017
The only rental car that I have had to take to carComfortable car. Good priceSunflower seeds and food in cup holders. Filthy dash and inside windshield. The guys at the car wash showed me their black paper towels after cleaning inside windshield.
5.6 OkaySep 2 2016
Car was not clean and smelled like smoke. Stains on the front seats. Windows very dirty.
2.0 MediocreAug 31 2016
Worst experience we have ever had with a rental caI didn't like anything.Customer service is awful. My husband had to fly to Peoria for a funeral at the last minute we had a car reserved. The computers at Budget Rental were not working and instead of working with him, they refused to rent him a car even though they had our credit card on file and he had the credit card in his possession they refused renting a car . he even offered them cash. He had to call a family member in the middle of the night because his flight got in late, to have that family member come and pick him up. I tried to talk to the woman on the phone to give her another credit card because they said they needed to charge more money than what the car actually was on to our account to pre-approve it. She was rude and unhelpful. Worst experience I've ever had with getting a car and my husband ended up having to rely on his family to get around town because he did not end up renting the car... we gave up. We didn't have a choice really ; when I tried to call customer service to complain or to solve the problem, they said their computers were down and they could not help me, that I needed to call back later. At that point it was way too late. We will never ever ever ever used Budget Cars again. Basically, because they could not process our credit card because of their own problems with computers, my husband was left without transportation in a time of family crises. I can't even express my disgust in budget car rental and also delta airlines, who also was having computer problems and still has our credit card tied up with pending charges for tickets we never purchased. Also, who could not fix it. I remember when companies used to bend over backwards to be helpful when a family member passed away.
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From $41/dayRated #6
Enterprise
Most popular
7.1 Good (7 reviews)
2 locations in Peoria
Enterprise
Locations in Peoria
  • 7.7
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 8 2021
I was told there wasn’t a car available even though I called the customer service to confirm availability.
2.0 MediocreAug 30 2020
I wasnt able to get a car after being told what to bring I brought it and wasn't able to rent 1
10.0 ExcellentJun 8 2019
Friendly, helpful staff
6.4 GoodNov 22 2016
Not as spacious as informedThe trunk spaceWe were offered an upgrade for better leg room for passengers. The leg room was not there. We could have saved money by staying with our original rental and had the exact amount of space.
From $45/dayRated #7
Alamo
6.7 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Peoria
Alamo
Locations in Peoria
  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 7.5
  • 7
Recent reviews
6.8 GoodAug 23 2017
People were nice and accommodating.The car was cleaned but had a ton of stains which made the car look gross.
10.0 ExcellentJul 4 2017
The car was a Hyundai Sonata and it was great. The car had great gas mileage also.
2.0 MediocreJun 13 2017
No Credit Card: Big ProblemWasn't allowed to rent a car because I do not have a major credit card, even though I had already pre-paid for the entire rental up front. Ended up leaving without a rental car, causing my trip to be ruined.
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Easirent
1 location in Peoria
Easirent
Locations in Peoria
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Peoria
Sunnycars
Locations in Peoria
Recent reviews
100 travelers who rented a car in Peoria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Peoria

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$51/day

Good deal

$36/day

When to book a rental car in Peoria

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Peoria

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Peoria car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Peoria.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Peoria car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Peoria

  • If you have been looking forward to your trip to Peoria and want to experience the city with ultimate convenience, flexibility, and fewer restrictions, then you may need to consider renting a car. There are many car rentals in Peoria that are willing to offer you any car of your choice that will make your trip, not just comfortable but a lot more fun, whether you are going on business or vacation. One of the top reasons to rent a car in Peoria is having the ability to travel as close to or as far from the city as you please without having to worry about adhering to a given schedule. Imagine being able to hit the road and going to Lincoln House 72 miles away in about an hour or dropping at the Miller Park Zoo about 42 miles away in under an hour. Total flexibility.
  • The Downing Peoria International Airport houses a dedicated rental car area where you'll pick up your car of choice from agencies like Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, and Avis. The Rental Car Counter is directly in the baggage claim area, and the cars are usually parked outside the baggage claim. There are big signs for "Arrivals" and "Baggage Claim" that will lead you to the entrance where you'll find the counter for your rental car agency of choice. This is also where you'll return the car once the trip is over.
  • Jaywalking is rampant in Peoria, so you’ll want to drive safely to avoid getting into an accident in a new city. During the summer season, extreme heat may also cause the roads to bulge and buckle, causing hazards in the process. Traffic has previously been reported in Peoria along with War Memorial, Route 6 southbound and northbound, as well as the 1-474, so be on the lookout. Winters in Peoria experience ice and snow, and the roads can be quite slippery, so having the right type of car can go a long way.
  • Morning rush hour in Peoria starts at 9am and dies down to regular traffic at 10am. The reopening of the Murray Baker Bridge has significantly lowered the traffic congestion in Peoria. To maintain the traffic on the 1-74, the county installed traffic lights that operate between 2:30pm and 6:30 pm, at which time the evening traffic is at its peak.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Peoria for $36 or less
  • Book your rental car in Peoria at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Peoria are around 18% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Peoria are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Peoria

  • Some car rental companies in Peoria 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 Peoria costs $51 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($42/day), Enterprise ($64/day) and Avis ($81/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 2050 W Pioneer Pkwy 61615-1828 (6 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Peoria is Hertz (6.9, 57 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Peoria is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Greater Peoria airport include Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Alamo and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Greater Peoria airport to off-airport locations include Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Alamo, 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 Peoria costs $36 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Peoria costs $36 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Peoria costs $37 per day, on average.

  • In Peoria, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 1700 W Pioneer Pkwy (6 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Peoria costs $355 per week ($51 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Peoria costs $1,519 per month ($51 per day).

  • If you're traveling to Peoria for business matters and intend to stay within the city, a standard or full-size car will serve you well, depending on your required capacity and budget. If you intend to venture out into the city's rural areas, you may want to get an SUV from Peoria car rentals, as rural areas can be filled with gravel and potholes. Most of them are crumbling at the edges due to bigger trucks and farm equipment placing pressure on them for prolonged periods.

  • When driving a rental car in Peoria, keep in mind that the state of Illinois requires a maximum speed limit of 30mph on residential streets, and there are many of those in Peoria. You need to maintain a speed limit of 15mph in alleys, 65mph on highways with at least four lanes, and 55mph on other roads, streets, and highways. Maintain a limit of 20mph on school zones, and be wary of traffic cameras and speed cameras in various parts of the city. 

  • Gas prices in Peoria cost approximately $2.59 per gallon. However, if you're vigilant on fueling at certain gas stations, you may be able to score as low as $2.41 per gallon.

  • Once you get to Peoria, you'll find parking meters on city streets enforced from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. These meters have a parking time limit of 2h, and it's illegal to deposit additional coins once you reach your limit. Expect to pay approximately $1 per hour. Most parking meters are not enforced during public holidays. You'll also find parking lots at the Civic Center, and you can expect to part with about $10 per space.

  • 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!).