Springfield car rentals

Springfield car rentals

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Springfield, IL
Dec 4 — Dec 11
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Springfield, IL
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Springfield car rental information

Pick-up locationSpringfield
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations12
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Budget, Avis, Alamo

Cheap car rentals in Springfield

Economy$35/day
Compact$37/day
Intermediate$39/day
Standard$42/day
Full-size$42/day
Minivan$66/day
Premium$48/day
Intermediate SUV$40/day
Supplier choice$43/day
Standard SUV$44/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Springfield car rental reviews and directory

From $44/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
9.9 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Springfield
Avis
Locations in Springfield
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9.6
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From $35/dayRated #2
Budget
7.7 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Springfield
Budget
Locations in Springfield
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 10 2021
Small airport, no long lines.The car had damage, missing pieces, had clearly been in an accident and was dirty. But the attendant refused to provide an alternative vehicle. Additionally, credit card (not debit card) is required for full purchase amount and not disclosed prior to booking.
9.2 ExcellentOct 23 2020
Drop off was very easy. Nice upgrade. Great price.Check in was very slow, mainly due to several customers who didn't have a clue.
2.0 MediocreJun 3 2019
Made a reservation over the phone in Texas. That was pretty easy.No cars were available. Why take a reservation if there are no cars available?
4.0 OkayDec 10 2017
Car had a bulge in the tire. Noticed it when I pulled into a gas station to clean the windshield which was bug spotted. Called and they said don't return it, call Roadside Assistance. No other cars local so they had me drive to another city. That location rented the car they told me was saved for me so I ended up in a Mitubishi Lancer - which is no Mustang.
8.0 ExcellentOct 8 2017
Didn’t get the same type of car I reserved, and the tires didn’t have enough air so there was a light on for it.
10.0 ExcellentSep 3 2016
I liked the Kia Soul, it was comfortable and fun to drive. I also liked the blue tooth calling and satellite radio which was helpful on my 4 hr drive
8.0 ExcellentJun 24 2016
Additional fees added inI feel the rental person rushed through the application so that I wouldnt be aware of the additional fees that i was going to pay. At my drop off in Bloomington, my balance was twice as high as I thought i was paying.
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From $29/dayRated #3
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.2 Good (23 reviews)
2 locations in Springfield
Hertz
Locations in Springfield
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleJun 22 2021
I requested a full size SUV and when i went to the office they wanted to give me a compact SUV (Nissan Rogue Sport). The agent was nice and understanding and cancelled my reservation without fees.
2.0 MediocreApr 20 2021
Let us rent a car
10.0 ExcellentApr 7 2021
Staff was friendly and check in/out was a breeze. Car was clean & good for the trip from Illinois to Florida & back!Nothing
2.0 MediocreJan 10 2021
The lack of confidence in what price should be applied, money off my account, then money off my account, still fighting about money.
9.6 ExcellentJun 19 2020
Staff was very friendly and process was quick
6.0 GoodJun 27 2019
Fast serviceNo german car. Only bulky US cars available.
4.4 OkayDec 30 2018
PriceNo cruise control for a 15-hour trip!!!
6.8 GoodNov 4 2018
Car had very strong pot smell.
6.4 GoodJan 18 2018
The car was really nice.The service at the pick up location was not that good. They rented me a car with an expired sticker on the plates and proceeded to tell me it must of fell off. Well that doesn't stop me from being pulled over twice and feeling embarrassed and slow my trip down. Also told me that the rental insurance that I purchased online was a scam and he could sell me his insurance for 24.99 a day. No thanks.
5.6 OkayNov 26 2017
Close to where I was stayingThey gave a very very hard time about my husband being on credit card and me being primary diver and not him..a horrible ordeal...
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From $49/dayRated #4
Alamo
6.8 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Springfield
Alamo
Locations in Springfield
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 15 2019
Agent would not provide car. Stated none were available.
9.6 ExcellentDec 31 2017
Great experienceThey did't slam us with extra fees at pickup like some competitors do. Pickup was quick and easy. Staff was polite. Cars weren't too far from the terminal.There's wasn't a great selection of cars at this location, we ended up with a bigger vehicle than expected, but it was clean and ran well so it's not a big issue.
2.8 MediocreMar 6 2017
Customer Hold.The customer service rep at the Springfield, IL airport was very helpful.I had a hold on the account because of an issue that I was unaware of through Enterprise. I was renting this on a Sunday and the office that could have resolved this was closed. I am thankful that there was another car rental company available. It would have been helpful to have known about an issue before or as I was securing my reservation.
4.4 OkayJan 17 2017
Had to wait because vehicle was not there.I had to get a rental and be on the road at 12:30. So I scheduled the pick up for 12:00. At 12:30 the vehicle just showed up, I then had to wait for it to be inspected and cleaned. This made me late and having to hurry to catch a flight out. Was any apology or compensation offered, NO. Very surprising in a market w so many choices.
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2017
HorribleThe counter was closed when I arrived to pick up the car. I had a family emergency and needed to get home to Washington DC early band was unable to make my flight that evening. I will never rent from Alamo again.Everything. And when I sent them an email about it they had the audacity to wish me a happy new year. They don't even deserve 1 star.
6.8 GoodSep 20 2016
Great experienceCar and its maintenanceWhy dont airport locations do pickup/drop offs
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From $39/dayRated #5
Enterprise
6.6 Good (25 reviews)
4 locations in Springfield
Enterprise
Locations in Springfield
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentNov 24 2021
Offer pick-up service on weekends. Otherwise, change the Enterprise ad to say, “We pick you up…except on weekends.”
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
The car was very very dirty when I picked it up. I was late so had to take it right away but later spent 30 minutes cleaning hair, food, and other trash, and of course disinfecting it.
6.4 GoodAug 10 2020
The employees were nice and wanted to accommodate my needs.My vehicle was not ready when I arrived, they were sanitizing it. Then they didn't have the class of car that I had made my reservation for and it wasn't available at any other location in town. They even called and confirmed it the day before.
2.0 MediocreAug 4 2020
We were promised a rental that would seat 7 and when we arrived to pick our rental up they didn’t have anything for us!We were promised a rental that would seat 7 and when we arrived to pick our rental up they didn’t have anything for us
9.2 ExcellentOct 15 2019
Friendly, helpful etc.Call me ahead of time if the car requested isn't going to be available.
2.0 MediocreAug 11 2019
Nothing. The staff at Enterprise in Springfield was extremely unhelpful. I was never even able to rent a car, and had to refund the insurance I paid for.When I showed up to Enterprise, they told me they had no cars available (despite my reservation). They left me stranded for 2 days as I awaited a car. I’ve never been so upset, angry, disappointed with a company. Ever. I’m a traveler from abroad so I was left abandoned because of their lack of prep.
6.0 GoodJul 15 2019
They did their best to make it right.They didn’t have the vehicles I reserved ready to go.
2.0 MediocreMay 15 2019
Agent would not provide vehicle stating none were available.
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2017
really a pleasant experience for me. nicole stayed over an extra 10 min for my pickup. easy access. and quick pickup and drop off. hope i find more cheap rentals at this place so that i wont have to drive to the airport location..
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2017
Terrible service -car was booked through app at the appropriate city but kayak did not note which site. My assumption was that it was at the airport, not knowing there was a Seco d pickup spot in the downtown area. First enterprise rep said she would change it. She never did. I called back and got another rep. She changed the reservation to a completely different city. Once the reservation came through, I gave up and cancelled all together. Went with a competitor instead.
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Easirent
1 location in Springfield
Easirent
Locations in Springfield
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From $112/day
National
1 location in Springfield
National
Locations in Springfield
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Springfield
Sunnycars
Locations in Springfield
Recent reviews
87 travelers who rented a car in Springfield gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Springfield

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Premium

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$36/day

When to book a rental car in Springfield

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Car rental insurance in Springfield

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Springfield 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 Springfield.

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 Springfield car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Springfield

  • Car rentals in Springfield give you the freedom to visit all of the local attractions on your to-do list, whether it be the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Dana Thomas House, or the Illinois State Museum. Having access to your own vehicle will also make it easy to explore cities in the surrounding region, including Bloomington and Decatur. You can even head to Lincoln's New Salem, a state park that is approximately a 30min drive from Springfield.
  • If you’re interested in booking car rentals in Springfield, you can conveniently pick them up directly from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. To pick up your vehicle, head to the Car Rental Center that is located in the east end of the main terminal, near the door marked "D." It is within walking distance of the Arrivals Terminal, so you don’t need to worry about taking a shuttle or taxi to get there. There are a few different companies based here, including Avis, Budget, and Hertz.
  • As Springfield is a busy city, particularly in certain neighborhoods like downtown and the Historic West-Side, you’ll find that there are many pedestrians and cyclists in the streets. Make sure to be cautious when driving and keep your eyes open for anyone crossing the road or in a bike lane. Many large streets can be confusing to navigate for those that are not used to driving in the city, so you can always choose to add GPS to Springfield car rentals to make it easier to find your way.
  • Several of the local highways are known for having a substantial amount of traffic during rush hour, including 4, 55, and 97. To save yourself time when driving to your destination, avoid taking these roads during the hours of 8-9am and 5-6pm. During the winter months, there may be snow or ice on the roads, so drive as cautiously as possible if this is the case. Always check to make sure that your vehicle is equipped with proper winter equipment.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Springfield for $36 or less
  • Book your rental car in Springfield at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Springfield are around 23% more expensive than airport locations on average

FAQs about renting a car in Springfield