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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$29.01 / per day
Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan Rogue or similar
Nissan Rogue
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$31.16 / per day
Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Standard
Honda Civic or similar
Honda Civic
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$33.51 / per day
Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Special
Jeep Wrangler or similar
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$34.38 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Chicago Rockford Int. Airport Car Rental
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$46.88 / per day
Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$47.09 / per day
Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Dollar
$48.37 / per day
Chicago O'Hare Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$48.81 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
+1
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$54.08 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Illinois?

Illinois is a great place for renting a car. Chicago is a fascinating and huge city that can be explored for days, and having your own ride will let you travel to other destinations in Illinois and nearby states.

Illinois Car Rental

Top ways to enter Illinois

  • Chicago O’Hare Airport: O’Hare is among the busiest airports and connects Chicago to destinations in all parts of Europe.
  • Chicago Midway Airport: Located southwest of Central Chicago, Midway Airport has flights to and from destinations all over U.S., as well as in Central America and the Caribbean.
  • By land: You can also pick up a rental car at a nearby state and then drive to Illinois. Some large airports near Illinois include St. Louis Airport in Missouri, Detroit Airport in Michigan, and Milwaukee Airport in Wisconsin.

Top cities and places to visit

Chicago: America’s third largest city is rich in culture and atmosphere, so much so that it ends up being the favorite U.S. destination of many international travelers.

Peoria: Both proud and hospitable, Peoria is famous for its regional museum, botanical gardens, and the Wildlife Prairie State Park.

Cahokia Mounds: A World Heritage Site, Cahokia Mounds was was once the center of the Mississippian Culture and still shows traces of the pre-Columbian Native American life.

Shawnee National Forest: Located near the state border with Missouri, Shawnee has unique rock formations and great hiking trails.

Galena: This cozy town on Mississippi experienced its golden age in the 19th Century, and traces of that time can still be seen in its museums and the Old Market House. It makes a great day-trip coming from Chicago.

Most popular rental car

The most often picked rental car in Illinois is the Nissan Rogue, although travelers also like the Toyota Corolla and the Jeep Wrangler a lot.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car types in Illinois are intermediate, fullsize, and special.

Top driving routes

  1. Chicago - Columbus, Ohio (357 mi / 574 km) The nearby Ohio state’s capital and largest city, Columbus is about five and a half hour drive away from Chicago.
  2. Chicago - St. Louis, Missouri (296 mi / 476 km) One of the great cities of U.S. Midwest, St. Louis is just a four and a half hour drive away from Chicago, making it a great next travel stop.
  3. Chicago - Toronto (521 mi / 838 km) Canada’s largest city can be reached in about eight hours, but you can split the route into two or three days if you decide to also visit Detroit that’ll be on the way. Note that if you’re coming from Chicago to Toronto, you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Illinois:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Illinois is the cheapest in December when renting a car is about 16% cheaper than the yearly average.

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Illinois?

The cost of renting a car in Illinois depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Illinois
$48.48
January
$45.58
February
$47.56
March
$46.94
April
$40.50
May
$42.08
June
$44.42
July
$38.78
August
September
October
November
$36.43
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Illinois is December — prices start from $36.43 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 16% cheaper than the year’s average and 25% cheaper than renting a car in the month of January (when prices start at $48.48 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Illinois?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in May — an average of 12 days. The shortest are in October — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Illinois
6
January
5
February
6
March
8
April
12
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
6
September
4
October
5
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Illinois?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Illinois. The most popular month is July, while the least popular is February.
Illinois Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
70%
January
58%
February
96%
March
97%
April
120%
May
151%
June
160%
July
136%
August
80%
September
82%
October
79%
November
72%
December

Top 2 Best Illinois Suppliers in 2019

Europcar
Europcar
Very good 7.8
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Very good 7.7

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