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Chicago Mini Guide

Chicago is an iconic American city, second only to New York in popularity. On the shoreline of Lake Michigan it has hundreds of things for the energetic tourist to experience. The centre is quite compact and you could visit the sky scraper district or the ’Loop Art’ tour that visits the outdoor art and sculpture of the city. For more culture, park your hire car on the Museum Campus and visit such delights as the Adler Planetarium.

Car rental can also be collecting with Rhino Car Hire from O'Hare International Airport which is located some 20 kilometres out of town and serves both the domestic and long haul traveller.

Cheapest car hire in Chicago

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 52.92 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 370.45 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sentra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 53.29 EUR/day
Nissan Sentra

7 Days rental at 373.09 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 2 Doors

From 53.67 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 375.73 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 54.02 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 378.19 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 57.20 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 400.45 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 57.41 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 401.92 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Elantra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 57.85 EUR/day
Hyundai Elantra

7 Days rental at 405.01 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 58.60 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 410.26 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 60.65 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 424.56 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
  • Chicago car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Chicago including;

  • Free additional driver
    With this car you get 1 free additional driver available from ALAMO, HERTZ.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, HERTZ.

Useful to know about Chicago

  • 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

8.4
No.1: ALAMO,
based on 4016 reviews
80
80
70
80
90
22 min (average wait time)
7.7
No.2: NATIONAL,
based on 332 reviews
80
80
70
70
80
19 min (average wait time)
7.5
No.3: SIXT,
based on 1561 reviews
70
70
60
70
80
20 min (average wait time)

Chicago car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo US Corporate
  • € 370.44
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 52.92
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 36
    Most Popular Type:
    Standard
  • 14
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Jetta
  • 159
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Chicago

ItemPercent
January€ 89
February€ 85
March€ 74
April€ 99
May€ 110
June€ 106
July€ 111
August€ 92
September€ 95
October€ 91
November€ 97
December€ 109
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January€ 92
February€ 89
March€ 72
April€ 95
May€ 107
June€ 105
July€ 114
August€ 92
September€ 99
October€ 95
November€ 93
December€ 107
ItemPercent
January€ 126
February€ 121
March€ 111
April€ 128
May€ 134
June€ 135
July€ 124
August€ 114
September€ 132
October€ 129
November€ 136
December€ 143
ItemPercent
January€ 96
February€ 92
March€ 86
April€ 91
May€ 115
June€ 105
July€ 116
August€ 108
September€ 103
October€ 96
November€ 102
December€ 113
ItemPercent
January€ 108
February€ 101
March€ 95
April€ 114
May€ 128
June€ 137
July€ 118
August€ 105
September€ 119
October€ 109
November€ 125
December€ 118
ItemPercent
January
February
March
April€ 69
May
June€ 62
July€ 82
August€ 67
September€ 64
October€ 63
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 113
February€ 108
March€ 108
April€ 115
May€ 127
June€ 119
July€ 131
August€ 119
September€ 124
October€ 119
November€ 119
December€ 136
ItemPercent
January€ 81
February€ 86
March
April€ 147
May
June€ 134
July€ 123
August€ 106
September€ 99
October€ 98
November€ 106
December€ 113

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

FAQs about car hire in Chicago

How much does car hire in Chicago cost?

Car hire in Chicago costs as little as €52.90 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Compact class vehicle is €77.10 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €237.90 per day from SIXT for a Chevrolet Suburban.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Chicago?

4 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Chicago, including SIXT, NATIONAL, ALAMO, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Chicago?

None of the car hire companies in Chicago are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Chicago?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Alamo US Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Chicago with a score of 8.4/10

with National US Corporate rated second best with a score of 7.7/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Chicago?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Chicago is €370.45 per week from SIXT.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Chicago?

The cheapest car hire company in Chicago is SIXT, with prices for a Compact class car such as the Nissan Versa available from as little as €370.44 per week.

How much is fuel in Chicago?

You can expect to pay €0.928/ltr of petrol and €1.254/ltr of diesel in Chicago. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Chicago?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Chicago with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, AVIS, BUDGET, HERTZ, NATIONAL, SIXT as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Chicago?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Fullsize Elite, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Premium, Special and Standard class rental cars in Chicago.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Chicago?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Chicago, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Chicago is €568.57 per week from ALAMO for a Ford Mustang Convertible.

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Chicago?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Chicago at the moment, however SIXT rates start from just €370.44 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €370.44 from SIXT in Chicago - Central (illinois) or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Chicago?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Chicago is €370.30 per week with an average price of €539.70 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Chicago

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Chicago

  • Alamo (tel: 8004625266)
  • National (tel: 8002277368)
  • Hertz (tel: 3123727600)
  • Hertz (tel: 3127261476)
  • Budget (tel: 773-252-4352)
  • Avis (tel: 312-225-0788)
  • Hertz (tel: 3128193738)
  • Hertz (tel: 3122805193)
  • Avis (tel: 312-782-6825)
  • Avis (tel: 708-392-6979)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Chicago

  • Alamo (203 N LA SALLE ST, CHICAGO, 60601 1210, Illinois, IL, Illinois)
  • National (203 N LA SALLE ST, CHICAGO, 60601 1210, IL, Illinois)
  • Hertz (401 North State St., Chicago, Il, Chicago, 60610-4607, IL, Illinois)
  • Hertz (181 W Washington St, Chicago, 60602-2305, IL, Illinois)
  • Budget (3255 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, 60647, IL, Illinois)
  • Avis (1830 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, 60616, IL, Illinois)

Car hire company ratings in Chicago

  • Alamo US: Rated 8.4/10 from 1002 reviews
  • National US: Rated 7.7/10 from 51 reviews
  • Sixt US: Rated 7.5/10 from 471 reviews
  • Hertz US: Rated 6.8/10 from 621 reviews
  • Budget US: Rated 6.7/10 from 667 reviews
  • Avis US: Rated 6.6/10 from 512 reviews

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