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Rockford, IL
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Rockford car rental information

Pick-up locationRockford
Rental locations13
Airport locations8

Cheap car rentals in Rockford

$41/dayIntermediate
$75/dayStandard
$47/dayFull-size
$126/dayMinivan
$93/dayFull-size SUV
$62/dayPremium
$49/dayIntermediate SUV
$49/dayCompact SUV
$69/dayStandard SUV
$80/daySupplier choice
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Rockford car rental reviews and directory

From $27/dayRated #1
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Best rated
Most popular
6.8 Good (41 reviews)
2 locations in Rockford
Hertz
Locations in Rockford
#2 Airport Circle+1 815 963 5318
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
7549 Walton Street+1 815 391 6238
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and accommodating, fast and easy pick up.
2.0 MediocreFeb 27 2021
Pros: They were very quick at pickup so I didn't have to spend too much time waiting for a car.Cons: Hidden fees. My pickup and drop off times were 5pm. The store charged me for an extra hour when I arrived at 4:35pm. I returned the car in- store a few minutes before 5pm but I was charged an hour late fee even though the store closes at 5?
8.0 ExcellentJan 30 2021
Pros: Kind of car
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2020
Cons: After picking up the vehicle I found that it was not thoroughly cleaned which means it probably was not sanitized. There was food in the back floorboard, change in the cup holder, and other people's masks under the seats
2.0 MediocreDec 6 2020
Pros: No staff was rude. Car was filthy. Place was closed an hour earlier than it was so suppose to.
4.0 OkayNov 29 2020
Cons: We had a confirmation to pick up at 12:00. We got there at 12:02, the facility was closed. We went back the next day to pick it up, the employee said maybe 2 words to my husband.
2.0 MediocreSep 26 2020
Cons: No cars available
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2020
Pros: Never got the car because they wouldn’t give me oneCons: The staff was very unprofessional and rude
2.0 MediocreJun 19 2020
Pros: Nothing. I called the day before to confirm they would have the vehicle class I reserved, a seven passenger SUV, and they confirmed they would. As we were driving there I called them and they said “oh we tried calling you but no answer.”, and “ya we don’t have that vehicle!” So we had to cancel our trip!Cons: The service SHOULD have been at the bare minimum...which is actually doing their job! I know your company is closing, so this explains why.
6.4 GoodOct 8 2019
Pros: It was easy to book online.Cons: Local Hertz in Rockford did not have the reservation on file. They accommodated by picking up the van in another location, but that was only because I called ahead of time to confirm the reservation. It worked out in the end. During pickup, the employee that went over existing scratches was not thorough. When we brought up additional blemishes and scratches he just told me to take a picture with my phone. Not very comforting. We did key drop off which was fine. I had left my garage door opener in the van and called the next day and a helpful lady answered and retrieved it and put my wife's name on it to pick up later. My wife went to pick it up and the gentleman who provided customer service was not attending to current customers. He was on his phone having a conversation that can be surmised to be a personal call. When finally attending to customers, he stated to my wife he did not have the garage door opener and proceeded to only check lost and found after being asked repeatedly to do so. When nothing turned up, my wife was about to drive away when the gentleman came running out the door with the opener that had a note attached to it with my wife's name on it. So we did rent our van for our trip and got our opener back, which was my fault for leaving in the van. We will not be using Hertz though at least at the Rockford Illinois location due to the poor customer service.
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From $76/dayRated #2
National
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Rockford
National
Locations in Rockford
2 Airport Cir+1 844 370 8286
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentJan 18 2018
CleanlinessCons: The car was dirty. The Clerk did apologize saying due to the frigid conditions they did not was the vehicle because the doors may freeze shut.
From $43/dayRated #3
Enterprise
7.7 Good (22 reviews)
3 locations in Rockford
Enterprise
Locations in Rockford
2 Airport Cir+1 844 934 1088
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
221 N Alpine Rd+1 779 208 3919
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00
5643 E State St Ste 1+1 779 208 3919
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2021
Cons: The prices are ridiculous due to the extreme deposit for the vehicle.
2.0 MediocreJan 7 2021
Pros: They cancelled my reservation!! They said they are over booked and have no cars available
4.0 OkayJan 7 2021
Pros: Decent vehicleCons: Vehicle was dirty inside.
8.0 ExcellentDec 31 2020
Cons: Drop off parking lot was not well marked for specific rental company. The lot was exposed to bad weather and was icy when I arrived. The walk to the main entrance was challenging.
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2020
Pros: Pickup and drop off were both quick and easyCons: Car squeeked when ac/heat was on. Slight annoyance, no impact on the car though
7.6 GoodNov 2 2020
Pros: Easy drop off. Good car choice.Cons: Cleanliness of the car wasn't very good. Long pick up process.
5.6 OkayJul 13 2020
Cons: Car was junk. We will never buy a Nissan Kicks!
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2020
Cons: Everything was great!
2.0 MediocreNov 15 2018
They try to hurt youPros: NothingCons: They would not let me rent because i had an out of state license, my debit card was not godd enough and wanted a credit card because of the out of state license. Total inconvenience, since i do not have a credit card, so they just said screw you.
9.2 ExcellentOct 10 2018
Almost perfectPros: People were friendly courteous and efficientCons: There was confusion on wheee the car was and I had to walk a ways to find the lot and car. Would have been better if they could have brought the car to me.
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From $37/dayRated #4
Avis
7.6 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Rockford
Avis
Locations in Rockford
2 Airport Circle+1 815 962 8447
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
7396 N Cherryvale Mall Dr+1 815 332 3406
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreJul 15 2020
Pros: Rockford airport Avis personnel don’t care about customers. Allegiant airlines moved my flight to come in at 8pm. Avis employees would not stay or come in so I could pick up a rental car. Unacceptable and unprofessional. Avis doesn’t care !!!!!Cons: Had an employee stay allowing Me to rent / pick up a car.
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2019
Pros: Easy process; great car
4.8 OkayOct 24 2017
Poor quality controlPros: PriceCons: The left turn signal did not work, I think it was a bad bulb. Every time we made a left the turn signal sound would be very rapid.
10.0 ExcellentSep 20 2016
Pros: friendly, courteous service
From $60/dayRated #5
Alamo
7.6 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in Rockford
Alamo
Locations in Rockford
2 Airport Cir+1 844 370 8287
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMar 8 2019
Pros: The stag at the desk was extremely helpful and the work space was clean and tidy.Cons: You need to accept Debit Cards for payment. Being financially responsible and not putting things on Credit should not hinder a person from renting a car. They wouldn’t allow me to use a family members card either because it wasn’t mine or my husbands. I won’t be using Alamo until this is resolved.
6.0 GoodAug 17 2018
Staff was outstanding but...Pros: Employees on both ends were great period friendly and informative. Car was cleanCons: Car was not ready. Windshield was chipped, brakes were grabby
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2017
Cons: they did NOT have the car! what's the point of a reservation!
7.6 GoodDec 27 2017
OverbookedPros: They overbooked and instead of the car I reserved, I had to drive three kids and all our luggage out of state in a truck. They did comp our gas and give us a discount which was nice of them and I was thankful for the 4 wheel drive once it snowed. I think better inventory checking is needed though.
2.0 MediocreApr 17 2017
There is no after hours pick up like the website suggests.Cons: Counter closes at 2pm on Weekends. There is no way for after hours pick up to happen.
10.0 ExcellentSep 27 2016
Customer service rep at the airport was awesomePros: I had to wait in line for awhile to get my rental car. I really did not think my wait was unacceptable as I could see the service rep was just very busy helping others ahead of me in line. Anyway, she gave me an upgrade in my vehicle due to the time I had to wait. Very considerate, will make me choose Alamo again in the future.
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From $35/dayRated #6
Budget
6.1 Good (14 reviews)
2 locations in Rockford
Budget
Locations in Rockford
2 Airport Circle+1 815 962 9415
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
7396 N Cherryvale Mall Dr+1 815 332 9820
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 6
  • 5.8
  • 6
  • 5.8
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 21 2021
Pros: Typical rentals car placeCons: They ran my credit; all to tell me I couldn’t get the car. I’ve rented in several cities and rarely ever need a credit check to rent a car. Never again
2.0 MediocreMay 27 2020
Pros: NothingCons: They called me the next morning and told me they did not have a rental for me. So maybe check your inventory before letting someone book a vehicle.
3.2 MediocreOct 22 2018
Got wrong type of car rental, agent misleadingCons: Reserved a premium sUV (Suburban) as traveling with 4 adults and 3 children in car seats. Was given a full size suv (Tahoe) even though the same agent called 3 days to confirm asking if I needed a suburban premium suv. At gate when I tried to add my dad as a driver agent said he’d waive charge. Then handed me keys and said the Tahoe was all ready. When I said I didn’t want a Tahoe as my strolled doesn’t fit in back with our 7 passengers and luggage he said that was all available at site. Offered a second vehicle to rent which we didn’t want as I already paid for and reserved a suburban. I had to call national customer service who’s only solution was for ME to drive 1hr+ away to exchange car! Then offered to refund only $50 for mishap. I had paid $66 more for premium rental so demanded at least that back. I won’t be renting from Budget again if they cannot provide rentals they advertise as available.
2.0 MediocreJun 26 2017
What is the point of a reservation?Pros: NothingCons: I made reservations weeks in advance. Was called an hour before I was to pick up the car and was told there wasn't one available.
8.0 ExcellentMay 16 2017
Pros: Very kind customer service person. Upgrade without charge! :)Cons: It was not really clean
5.2 OkayFeb 23 2017
Pros: new car and nice bluish color; easy to pick up car and drop off car (except NO drop off sign that says Budget-I had to park and walk in to ask where to park the car). I'm not happy to spend $100 a day to rent car but it was the cheapest price available so happy about that.Cons: ALL DIRTY WINDOWS, inside perfume smell was annoying, drop off guy had lack of communication and charged wrong credit card becuz he didn't ask me-he assumed I wanted same card charged. I expected he would ask for my charge card and my signature. He credited my account and took a different card but I did not want a charge and a credit on that card. Then the words he used seemed he was blaming ME. He was Not very apologetic at all. Plus he was RUDE to the people behind us when we left the counter.
6.8 GoodApr 2 2016
Pros: The dropoff was quick.Cons: The rep in Rockford Il tried to hardsell double coverage collision coverage and even though we had purchased collision coverage/travel insurance through Allianz on the online aggregator we used. He had to redo the contract 2 times because of the excessive add ons that Budget attempted to add. Rep was very slow and tried to distract me with chatter. Car was late and rep said that he tried to call us while we were en route to pick up to tell us the car was late. Although we were picking up the car in Rockford he called NJ.
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Easirent
1 location in Rockford
Easirent
Locations in Rockford
Chicago/Rockford International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
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SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Rockford
Sunnycars
Locations in Rockford
2 Airport Circle
Recent reviews
96 travelers who rented a car in Rockford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Rockford

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$44/day

Good deal

$34/day

When to book a rental car in Rockford

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

Top tips for renting a car in Rockford

  • Rockford has several attractions for visitors, many of which are only accessible via car, such as the Rock Cut State Park. If you’re visiting the park with a rental car, you’re guaranteed ample cargo space for gear, as well as a place to lock up valuables while you explore the area. Another great advantage to having a car rental in Rockford is that you can take day trips to other major nearby cities, including Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is less than a 2h drive to the northeast, and Chicago, which is also less than a 2h drive, but to the southeast. 
  • There are a number of locations from which you can pick up your Rockford car rental, including Hertz on Walton St. and Budget on Hanson Ave. However, you’re most likely to pick up your rental at the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD). At the airport, there are rental desks for several brand-name companies, including National, Alamo and Avis. To locate the desks in the main terminal, just head to the left as you are exiting the building toward the main terminal parking lot—here, you can check in and receive directions to your vehicle. There are also rental car desks in a separate location to the east of the main terminal, so keep an eye out for airport signage directing you toward the desk for the specific company from which you’ve booked a car.
  • Like many larger cities in the U.S., you will find that you are sharing roadways with other types of vehicles, including motorcyclists and bicyclists—especially during the summer months. While driving here, you’ll want to be aware of your vehicle’s blind spots and keep your eyes open for these types of commuters. While driving downtown and close to the Rock River, you’ll also want to keep vigilant of pedestrians, since there are several bars and restaurants in this area and people may be crossing the roads at both marked and unmarked locations.
  • While in Rockford, if you have a flexible schedule, you’ll want to avoid rush hour traffic times, which are typically before and after the workday. You can expect traffic to increase in the morning between roughly 6:30am and 8:30am, then again between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Rockford for $34 or less
  • Book your rental car in Rockford at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Rockford are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rockford

  • Some car rental companies in Rockford 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 Rockford costs $44 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($47/day), Enterprise ($75/day) and Alamo ($80/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 7549 Walton Street 61108 (6 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Rockford is $3.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $41 and $54, depending on the car size.

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

  • 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 Standard car rental in Rockford costs $36 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Rockford costs $39 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Rockford costs $46 per day, on average.

  • In Rockford, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 7549 Walton Street (6 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Rockford costs $309 per week ($44 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Rockford costs $1,324 per month ($44 per day).

  • When securing a car rental in Rockford, you’ll want to consider the driving conditions for the time of year. During the winter months, roads can get slippery with ice and snow. An ideal car for this time of year is an SUV. In an SUV, the driver sits up higher, which improves visibility, and the vehicle’s drivetrain is elevated, allowing you higher clearance when driving over any frost cracks in the roads.

  • The speed limits are dictated by the type of area through which you are driving. On highways, like the I-39, which runs north and south through Rockford, you’ll find the posted speed limit is around 65mph. On major routes where there are typically commercial buildings, you can expect limits to range between roughly 35mph and 45mph. Residential areas will be posted around 30mph, with speeds reducing to between 15mph and 25mph in school and hospital areas.

  • Gas prices in Rockford range from just over $2 to just under $3 per gallon. For smaller vehicles, like compact and economy cars, this means it can cost between about $31.50 to $52 to fill your gas tank. For large vehicles, such as full-sized sedans and SUVs, this will cost between roughly $40 and $75. For cheaper gas prices, try the Shell station on Kishwaukee St. located between Peoples Av. and Blackhawk Park Av.

  • There are several parking lots and garages available to Rockport visitors. A handful of these offer free parking, but you will typically find that parking costs around $1.25 per hour. One well-located spot to park is the Wyman-South Garage on Elm St., between S. Wyman St. and S. Main St.

  • 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!).