Chicago

Cheap Car Hire in Chicago from $70

Chicago, IL, United States
27 Apr — 4 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Chicago, IL, United States
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Chicago car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Chicago. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 April 2024.

Most popular company

ALAMO

Price of petrol per litre

$2.01

Average price per day

$106

Cheapest price per day

$70

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Chicago?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Chicago and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 20 April 2024.

January

$64

February

$67

March

$81

April

$86

May

$96

June

$108

July

$110

August

$110

September

$98

October

$98

November

$88

December

$84

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Chicago is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Chicago

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Chicago and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 20 April 2024.

At $70/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Chicago in the past week. Out of 29 car hire agencies operating in Chicago, there are, in total, 117 hire locations. View below for 4 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

People mover

People mover

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for rental in Chicago

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Chicago to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 April 2024.

Small cars

$70 - $141

All Car Types

$72 - $172

To hire a small car in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of $116/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Chicago, the United States (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$141/day). In fact, February is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chicago, hiring a small car saves you 10% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Chicago small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of $107/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Chicago, the United States (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$161/day). In fact, February is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chicago, hiring a medium car saves you 17% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Chicago medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of $153/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Chicago, the United States (~$125/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$231/day). In fact, December is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chicago, hiring a large car is 17% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Chicago large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of $115/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Chicago, the United States (~$88/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$170/day). In fact, November is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chicago, hiring a SUV saves you 10% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Chicago SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of $123/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Chicago, the United States (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$352/day). In fact, January is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chicago, hiring a van saves you 4% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of $57/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Chicago, the United States (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$154/day). In fact, June is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chicago, hiring a luxury car saves you 56% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Suzuki Swift$70/day
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Suzuki Swift
Hyundai i20$70/day
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Hyundai i20

Top rental agencies in Chicago

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Chicago known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Chicago. Reviews were last updated on 20 April 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in Chicago, including Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Alamo

8.1
Very Good
382 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6
Good
327 reviews28 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.4

Avis

6.6
Okay
152 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.2

Payless

6.4
Okay
366 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.5

Budget

6.1
Okay
389 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.0

Hertz

6.0
Okay
607 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.0

Thrifty

5.5
Fair
230 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.2

Value

5.6

Dollar

5.4
Fair
336 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.5

Best Chicago car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Chicago. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Chicago with an average daily rate of $81. Data was last updated on 20 April 2024.
Check out some of the very best car rental deals we've found in Chicago. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Suzuki Swift$70/day
2
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A/C
Suzuki Swift
Hyundai i20$70/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i20
Hyundai Accent$71/day
5
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A/C
Hyundai Accent

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Chicago, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Chicago?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $106/day when booking a car hire in Chicago. The absolute best deal a user found was for $82/day from Dollar, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Chicago?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Chicago from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($70/day), Thrifty ($81/day), and Fox ($84/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Chicago?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.1 rating), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.6 rating) and National (7.4 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Chicago.

  • What are petrol prices like in Chicago?

    The average price of petrol in Chicago is $2.01/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $90 and $130 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    Alamo is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Chicago. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about $749 per week.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Chicago for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 28% to make it a great deal in Chicago. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Chicago?

    Yes, renting a vehicle in Chicago for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Chicago for a month?

    You can potentially save up to 35% on a month-long rental by booking with Dollar. Dollar is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Chicago can cost you on average $3,211 a month or $107 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

  • How much is a car hire in Chicago for a weekend?

    $0 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Chicago. To save money, consider booking a Economy car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in May, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as $114 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Chicago?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Standard (Ford Mustang Convertible) in Chicago, making it the most popular option.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Chicago

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Chicago. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Chicago. Deals were last updated on 20 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Chicago. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($40+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

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