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Cheap Car Hire in Illinois from $78

Chicago, IL, United States
27 Feb — 5 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Chicago, IL, United States
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Illinois car rentals in 2024

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

Most popular company

Europcar

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

$105

Cheapest price per day

$78

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Illinois 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 February 2024.

January

$61

February

$68

March

$84

April

$84

May

$94

June

$104

July

$105

August

$105

September

$94

October

$94

November

$84

December

$81

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Illinois 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.

Compare available car types for rental in Illinois

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Illinois 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 February 2024.

Small cars

$66 - $154

All Car Types

$92 - $175

To hire a small car in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $113/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Illinois (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$154/day). In fact, February is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Illinois, hiring a small car saves you 19% 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 Illinois small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $116/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Illinois (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$151/day). In fact, January is about 56% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Illinois, hiring a medium car saves you 16% 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 Illinois medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $151/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Illinois (~$108/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$233/day). In fact, March is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Illinois, hiring a large car is 9% 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 Illinois large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $132/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Illinois (~$83/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$204/day). In fact, March is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Illinois, hiring a SUV 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. Here are the best Illinois SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $144/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Illinois (~$75/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$304/day). In fact, January is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Illinois, hiring a van is 5% 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.

To hire a luxury car in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $86/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Illinois (~$75/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$269/day). In fact, June is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Illinois, hiring a luxury car saves you 38% 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 convertible in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $110/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Illinois (~$98/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$305/day). In fact, May is about 11% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Illinois, hiring a convertible saves you 21% 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$78/day
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Toyota Corolla$81/day
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Top rental agencies in Illinois

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Illinois known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Illinois. Reviews were last updated on 20 February 2024.
Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the Illinois region, including those located within the Chicago, Peoria and Libertyville area. Helpful information on each car rental agency is available, including reviews, pricing, pickup location, and more.

Alamo

8.1
Very Good
391 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.7
Good
350 reviews38 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.4

Payless

6.5
Okay
365 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.6

Avis

6.4
Okay
163 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.2

Hertz

6.1
Okay
641 reviews24 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.1

Budget

6.1
Okay
409 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.0

Thrifty

5.6
Fair
232 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.7

Dollar

5.5
Fair
346 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.6

Best Illinois car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Illinois. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Illinois with an average daily rate of $91. Data was last updated on 20 February 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals we've found on rental cars within the Illinois region, including options close to Chicago, Peoria and Libertyville. To make sure you find the deal you're looking for, verify the details of the renal, such as car type, price, and pickup address.
Suzuki Swift$78/day
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A/C
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Corolla$81/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla
Holden Commodore$85/day
5
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A/C
Holden Commodore

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Illinois, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 February 2024.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Illinois?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $97/day when booking a car hire in Illinois. The absolute best deal a user found was for $74/day from Fox, booked on Feb. 11.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Illinois?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Illinois from the following companies over the past two weeks: Dollar ($69/day), Europcar ($78/day), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($85/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Priceless (9.2 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Illinois.

What are petrol prices like in Illinois?

The average price of petrol in Illinois is $1.49/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $67 and $96 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Illinois for a week from Europcar?

Europcar is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Illinois. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about $661 per week.

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

Booking early can save you upwards of 29% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 7 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Illinois.

Can I rent a car for a month in Illinois?

Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Illinois check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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

The monthly cost of a car rental in Illinois is $2,833 ($94/day) on average.