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Car Hire at Moline's Quad Cities International Airport

 Situated in the heart of the Midwest, Moline's Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) serves as a pivotal touchpoint for travelers eager to delve into the charm of Illinois and its neighboring states. Opting for a car hire directly from MLI paves the way for a liberating journey across the region’s captivating landscapes and sites.

Exiting Quad Cities International Airport:
When you depart MLI, you'll primarily take the 69th Street heading north. Shortly after, it connects to Airport Road, which leads you towards the main city areas. For those wishing to venture further, I-74 and I-280 are easily accessible, giving you a straight route to explore more distant attractions.

Distances and Toll Information:

  • Downtown Moline: Approximately 4 miles (10 minutes) via Airport Road. No tolls.
  • Davenport, IA: Roughly 10 miles (15 minutes) using I-74. No tolls.
  • Chicago, IL: About 165 miles (2 hours 45 minutes) via I-80. There are toll roads once you approach the Chicago area, so be prepared with either an electronic payment system or some change.

Road Conditions and Traffic Updates:
Generally, Moline and the surrounding Quad Cities have well-maintained roads. However, urban congestion during rush hours is not uncommon. For a smoother drive, it's recommended to plan your journey during off-peak hours or leverage real-time traffic apps to circumvent any potential delays.

Illinois Driving Customs and Regulations:

  • Seat Belts: Illinois has a primary seat belt law, which means drivers and passengers can be ticketed solely for not wearing one.
  • Cell Phones: The use of handheld devices while driving is prohibited. Ensure you're equipped with a hands-free option if you need to stay connected on the move.
  • Right on Red: After coming to a complete stop and ensuring the way is clear, drivers in Illinois can make a right turn on a red light unless a sign indicates otherwise.

Considering Weather When Hiring a Car:
The Midwest is known for its seasonal fluctuations:

  • Summer: Ensure your rental vehicle features reliable air conditioning as Midwestern summers can be quite humid.
  • Winter: Moline can experience snow. If traveling during this season, consider vehicles with 4-wheel drive, and always check if they come equipped with winter tires or chains.
  • Spring/Fall: These transitional seasons are usually mild, but occasional rain can warrant a vehicle with good wet-weather performance.

In Summary:
Moline's Quad Cities  International Airport serves as the perfect starting point for those wishing to unearth the Midwestern wonders. By securing a car hire from MLI, you’re granting yourself the flexibility to journey at your own pace. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with local driving habits, be prepared for potential tolls, and choose a car suitable for the season to ensure a pleasant and memorable road trip across Illinois and beyond. 

Current Rental Rates in Quad Cities Airport

Mazda CX-5

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.99 EUR/day
Mazda CX-5

7 Days rental at 258.97 EUR from 23/09/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.15 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 260.06 EUR from 23/09/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.52 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 262.65 EUR from 23/09/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Quad Cities Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Explore the Quad Cities: Utilize your rental car from Moline Airport to discover the unique attractions of the Quad Cities area, which includes Moline, Rock Island, Davenport, and Bettendorf. Enjoy riverfront parks, museums, and local eateries.
  • Scenic Drives and Mississippi River Exploration: Drive along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway for breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, stop at lookout points, and explore river towns with rich cultural and historical sites.
  • Outdoor Activities: Use your rental car to access numerous outdoor activities in and around the Quad Cities, such as hiking and biking in the Black Hawk State Historic Site or enjoying water sports on the Rock River.
  • Cultural and Historical Sites: Visit significant landmarks such as the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport to delve into the region's industrial and art history.
  • Shopping and Dining: Explore the area's shopping destinations like SouthPark Mall in Moline or the Village of East Davenport for unique boutiques and restaurants offering local Midwest cuisine.


Quad Cities Airport - Popular Destinations

  • Galena, Illinois: Approximately 70 miles northeast of Moline Airport - A charming historic town known for its well-preserved 19th-century buildings, boutique shopping, and art galleries.
  • Maquoketa Caves State Park, Iowa: Roughly 60 miles southwest of Moline Airport - Offers unique natural attractions .
  • Peoria, Illinois: About 90 miles southeast of Moline Airport - Explore the Peoria Riverfront Museum, take a scenic drive along Grandview Drive.

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Quad Cities Airport

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Quad Cities Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo US Corporate
  • € 258.93
    Average price:
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  • € 36.99
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    Volkswagen Jetta
  • 263
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Average prices per day in Quad Cities Airport

January€ 73
February€ 74
March€ 67
April€ 80
May€ 67
June€ 68
July€ 82
August€ 61
September€ 59
October€ 68
November€ 70
December€ 77
January€ 66
February€ 69
March€ 62
April€ 73
May€ 62
June€ 63
July€ 82
August€ 64
September€ 61
October€ 71
November€ 63
December€ 73
January€ 121
February€ 110
March€ 101
April€ 111
May€ 95
June€ 98
July€ 118
August€ 105
September€ 98
October€ 113
November€ 115
December€ 125
January€ 79
February€ 78
March€ 72
April€ 83
May€ 72
June€ 76
July€ 94
August€ 76
September€ 73
October€ 79
November€ 78
December€ 89
January€ 96
February€ 108
March€ 82
April€ 94
May€ 76
June€ 70
July€ 79
August€ 121
September€ 67
October€ 87
November€ 88
December€ 102
April€ 42
May€ 42
June€ 44
July€ 56
August€ 38
September€ 38
October€ 36
January€ 86
February€ 84
March€ 76
April€ 88
May€ 74
June€ 77
July€ 100
August€ 81
September€ 77
October€ 84
November€ 81
December€ 94
January€ 60
February€ 64
March€ 62
April€ 116
May€ 66
June€ 64
July€ 71
August€ 52
September€ 56
October€ 55
November€ 56
December€ 51

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