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Car Hire Chicago 

Exploring Chicago: Your Comprehensive Car Rental Guide

Introduction:

The vibrant city of Chicago, known for its iconic architecture, rich history, and diverse culinary scene, is a traveler's dream. Renting a car offers you the convenience and freedom to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. Have a look at  our guide below for a smooth ride in the Windy City.

1. Distance to Nearest Airport:

O'Hare International Airport (ORD): Located about 18 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, it's one of the busiest airports globally. A drive to the city center takes approximately 35 minutes via I-90 E.

Midway International Airport (MDW): Situated about 10 miles southwest of downtown, it's a smaller alternative to O'Hare. Expect a 25-minute drive to the city center using I-55 N.

2. Tolls, Road Conditions, and Traffic:

Toll Roads: The Illinois Tollway system includes several roads around Chicago. While some booths accept cash, others are electronic only. It's advisable to opt for an electronic payment system or inquire with your car rental agency about toll payment options.

Road Conditions: Chicago's roads are generally well-maintained. However, the freeze-thaw cycle can cause potholes in winter and spring. Stay vigilant, especially in residential areas.

Traffic: As with any major city, Chicago experiences traffic congestion, especially during rush hours. It's wise to plan your routes and travel times accordingly.

3. Recommended Attractions and Routes:

The Magnificent Mile: Just a 10-minute drive from downtown, this iconic stretch on Michigan Avenue is packed with shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks.

Navy Pier: Located a mere 5-minute drive from downtown, it offers entertainment, dining, and spectacular lake views.

Millennium Park: Home to the famous "Bean" sculpture, this park is right in downtown Chicago.

Museum Campus: A 10-minute drive south of downtown hosts the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium.

Drive Along Lake Shore Drive: This scenic route offers unparalleled views of Lake Michigan and Chicago's skyline. It runs north-south, connecting Chicago's northern and southern neighborhoods.

4. Parking in Chicago:

Street parking is metered in most downtown areas. Pay attention to signs indicating time limits and restrictions.

Numerous parking garages are available throughout the city, with rates varying based on the location and duration.

Conclusion:

Chicago is a city teeming with culture, attractions, and experiences. Renting a car allows you to experience its vastness efficiently. Whether you're cruising along Lake Shore Drive, indulging in deep-dish pizza, or immersing yourself in its rich jazz and blues scene, the Windy City promises an unforgettable adventure.


Current Rental Rates in Chicago

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.16 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 260.13 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.42 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 261.98 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.68 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 263.79 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.49 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

7 Days rental at 325.45 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.79 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 390.53 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.45 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

7 Days rental at 514.20 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.75 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 579.29 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Chicago: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Chicago has a population of just under three million.
  • It’s the third most populous city in the US.
  • The city was founded in 1833.
  • 45 million people visited Chicago last year.
  • It’s the home city of President Barack Obama.

Best car rental companies in Chicago

9.1
No.1: ALAMO,
based on 5875 reviews
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92
88
92
95
24 min (average wait time)
8.9
No.2: NATIONAL,
based on 484 reviews
90
90
86
90
91
20 min (average wait time)
8.7
No.3: SIXT,
based on 2483 reviews
89
88
84
87
91
19 min (average wait time)

Chicago car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo US Corporate
  • € 260.12
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 37.16
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 31
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 14
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • 156
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Chicago

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January€ 83
February€ 79
March€ 70
April€ 88
May€ 107
June€ 111
July€ 106
August€ 90
September€ 86
October€ 87
November€ 95
December€ 100
ItemPercent
January€ 85
February€ 83
March€ 68
April€ 87
May€ 107
June€ 108
July€ 107
August€ 87
September€ 89
October€ 89
November€ 88
December€ 98
ItemPercent
January€ 116
February€ 110
March€ 101
April€ 116
May€ 134
June€ 132
July€ 123
August€ 111
September€ 120
October€ 121
November€ 127
December€ 130
ItemPercent
January€ 89
February€ 84
March€ 76
April€ 84
May€ 111
June€ 107
July€ 110
August€ 101
September€ 92
October€ 90
November€ 98
December€ 104
ItemPercent
January€ 102
February€ 91
March€ 83
April€ 98
May€ 125
June€ 123
July€ 113
August€ 98
September€ 102
October€ 99
November€ 109
December€ 107
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January€ 70
February€ 67
March€ 67
April€ 68
May
June€ 62
July€ 82
August€ 71
September€ 67
October€ 66
November€ 116
December€ 88
ItemPercent
January€ 104
February€ 99
March€ 93
April€ 102
May€ 125
June€ 120
July€ 123
August€ 113
September€ 111
October€ 112
November€ 112
December€ 124
ItemPercent
January€ 76
February€ 77
March€ 74
April€ 100
May
June€ 136
July€ 111
August€ 97
September€ 84
October€ 91
November€ 101
December€ 99

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices
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