Car Rental Chicago Midway Airport MDW

✓ No Hidden Costs ✓ No Booking Fees ✓ Free Cancellation
Pick-up location
Chicago Airport Midway, Chicago, USA - Illinois
  • Select a pick-up country
Unable to find any location
Please click here for using advanced search
Pick-up date
Drop-off date
Driver's country of residence is United States of America (USA) and age is 30-65
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30 - 65
  • 66
  • 67
  • 68
  • 69
  • 70
  • 71
  • 72
  • 73
  • 74
  • 75
  • 76
  • 77
  • 78
  • 79
  • 80+
500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Standard
Nissan Maxima 2014 or similar
Nissan Maxima 2014
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Alamo
$78.51 / per day
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
National
$123.31 / per day
Intermediate
Toyota Rav4 or similar
Toyota Rav4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Alamo
$119.59 / per day
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Alamo
$126.31 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Special
Ford Fusion 5d or similar
Ford Fusion 5d
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Alamo
$131.31 / per day
Luxury
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum or similar
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Alamo
$144.76 / per day
Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Alamo
$157.29 / per day
Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
National
$158.72 / 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
6 days
Economy car rental price
$97.22 / 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%

Airport Car Rental

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is Chicago’s, and the state of Illinois’s, second-busiest airport. Located about 10 miles from downtown Chicago, the airport primarily has service to domestic destinations along with some destinations in Mexico and the Carribean. The airport is much smaller and slightly closer to downtown than Chicago’s other major airport, O’Hare. 

Southwest Airlines comprises the overwhelming majority of commercial airline traffic at the airport with connections to destinations across the country. 

Rental Cars from all major companies are available at the Rental Car Center just north of the airport. 

Top international routes

  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Morellia, Mexico
  • Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Main airlines

Southwest Airlines has by far the most traffic at Chicago Midway with the airport being its largest focus city. In fact, more than 95% of passengers using Midway fly with Southwest. Delta uses the airport for connects to Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Internationally, besides Southwest Airlines serving Cancun and destinations in the Carribean, Porter Airlines serves Toronto and Volaris, a Mexican low-cost airline, serves a few Mexican cities.

Terminals

The top rental companies for domestic customers are Alamo, Dollar, and Thrifty. International renters can rent from National. Shuttles to the rental car center leave from the door 2 of the Lower Level about every 15 minutes all hours of the day and every day of the week.

Location

Midway is roughly 10 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The most direct route between the two is I-55. The time it takes to make the drive depending on traffic. At non-peak times, it can take only 20 minutes. During rush hour, it can take an hour or more. Plan your return to the airport accordingly.

Most popular types of rental car

Economy, Mini, Compact, Van, SUV

Top car rental companies

The top rental companies for domestic customers are Alamo, Dollar, and Thrifty. International renters can rent from National.

Car rental desks

The airport has a rental car facility located at 5150 W. 55th Street which is just north of the airport. Shuttles to the rental car center leave from door 2 of the Lower Level about every 15 minutes all hours of the day and every day of the week.

Services and facilities

Midway Airport has most of the services and facilities one would expect from a large domestic airport. The most notable benefit of the airport is that it is significantly smaller than O’Hare and can take less time to get through. Just after the security checkpoint, there is the Central Market which has cafes, restaurants, and shops, some of which are open 24 hours. There are more cafes and restaurants in both concourses. There are no lounges at the airport, though. As usual, there are hotels just outside of the airport with free shuttle services in case you have an early morning flight and would like to return your car the previous evening.

Nearest gas station

There are multiple gas stations along S Cicero Avenue between I-55 and the airport. They are, however, overpriced. Unless you are just topping up before returning your rental car, it is best to fill up elsewhere. One alternative is a Mobil station just a half-mile past the rental center on W 55th St. Another option is to exit onto South Central Ave. where multiple stations with competitive prices can be found. From there it is easy to get to the Rental Car Center. If coming from the south, you can stop at any station before you reach the airport.

Airport info

Rating
7.5
  • Getting to the airport 6.0
  • Departure and check-in 6.2
  • Terminal facilities 5.8
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.3
  • Lounge 3.4

Chicago Airport Midway (MDW)

  • IATA: MDW
  • ICAO: KMDW
  • Airport name: Chicago Airport Midway (MDW)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 189 m / 620 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Concrete / Grooved
  • Distance from City: 9 miles / 14.5 km SW of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day

Top Locations near Chicago Midway Airport MDW

When are car rental prices cheapest at Chicago Midway Airport MDW?

The cost of renting a car at Chicago Midway Airport MDW depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Chicago Midway Airport MDW
$49.33
January
February
$31.95
March
April
$33.64
May
June
$43.73
July
$31.39
August
$51.57
September
$42.04
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Chicago Midway Airport MDW is August when prices for an Economy class start from $31.39. You can see that this is 23% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 39% cheaper than renting a car in September (when rental prices start at $51.57 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Chicago Midway Airport MDW?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in October the average rental period is 14 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length at Chicago Midway Airport MDW
6
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
4
September
14
October
9
November
6
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Chicago Midway Airport MDW?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Chicago Midway Airport MDW in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Chicago Midway Airport MDW Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
69%
January
62%
February
75%
March
89%
April
117%
May
152%
June
162%
July
133%
August
91%
September
95%
October
80%
November
74%
December

Top 7 Suppliers for Chicago Midway Airport MDW in 2019

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
001 8 888 266 890
5150 W 55th St, Chicago, IL 60638
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
8888266893
5150 W 55TH ST,
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
8664342226
5150 W 55TH STREET
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
001 8 888 266 893
5150 W 55th St, Chicago, IL 60638
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
001 8 664 342 226
5150 W 55Th Street
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
001 8 772 830 898
5150 W 55Th Street
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
708 9249780
7250 S. CICERO AVENUE SUITE G

Why choose us?

  • Exclusive rates from a wide range of suppliers

    Providing rental offers for over 2,000,000 cars in 150+ countries, we can find you a great car in the right location for the best price
  • High level of satisfaction

    Great Trustpilot review score – 9 – based on feedback from thousands of our customers
  • Personalized assistance during the reservation process

    24/7 customer support in 12 languages via your preferred channel — chat, phone, email
We use cookies in order to provide you the best and most relevant experience and optimize our website functionality. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies. Read more
Please set up pick-up location and dates