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Cheap Car Rentals in Chicago from ฿1,688

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Chicago with a pick-up date of 14/8 and drop-off date of 24/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Chicago car rentals in 2024

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

Most popular company

DOLLAR

Price of petrol per litre

฿44.00

Average price per day

฿2,503

Cheapest price per day

฿1,688

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 May 2024.

January

฿1,370

February

฿1,442

March

฿1,731

April

฿1,875

May

฿2,091

June

฿2,272

July

฿2,344

August

฿2,344

September

฿2,091

October

฿2,091

November

฿1,875

December

฿1,803

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 rent in Chicago and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 20 May 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Chicago this past week from 117 hire locations out of 29 hire agencies. Prices for a Chicago small car hire start from ฿1,470/day. Check out available deals for 5 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

฿1,470+

Compact

Compact

฿1,643+

Intermediate

Intermediate

฿1,506+

Full-size

Full-size

฿1,942+

Minivan

Minivan

฿2,528+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

฿2,505+

Premium

Premium

฿1,926+

Luxury

Luxury

฿1,854+

Compare available car types for rental in Chicago

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental 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 May 2024.

Small cars

฿1,641 - ฿3,138

All Car Types

฿1,569 - ฿3,884

To hire a small car in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of ฿2,233/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Chicago, the United States (~฿1,641/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~฿3,138/day). In fact, February is about 27% 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 12% 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 ฿2,014/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Chicago, the United States (~฿1,174/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~฿3,410/day). In fact, February is about 42% 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 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. 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 ฿2,034/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Chicago, the United States (~฿1,345/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~฿4,659/day). In fact, December is about 34% 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 saves you 20% 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 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 ฿2,671/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Chicago, the United States (~฿1,418/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~฿6,812/day). In fact, September is about 47% 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 is 6% 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 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 ฿1,695/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in Chicago, the United States (~฿1,815/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~฿4,646/day). In fact, November is about 7% 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 33% 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 van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Honda City฿1,764/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City
Hyundai i20฿2,078/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Toyota Yaris Sedan/Vios฿2,160/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris Sedan/Vios

Top rental agencies in Chicago

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Chicago known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Chicago. Reviews were last updated on 20 May 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Chicago, including Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

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

7.7
Good
329 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

7.2

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.3

Payless

6.4
Okay
366 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.5

Budget

6.1
Okay
389 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

5.9

Hertz

6.0
Okay
609 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.0

Thrifty

5.4
Fair
230 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.1

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 rental deals in Chicago. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Chicago with an average daily rate of ฿2,286. Data was last updated on 20 May 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rental cars in Chicago. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Honda Civic฿1,688/day
5
M
A/C
Honda Civic
Honda City฿1,764/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City
Honda BR-V฿1,997/day
4
M
A/C
Honda BR-V

Car rental FAQs

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

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under ฿2,503/day when booking a car hire in Chicago. The absolute best deal a user found was for ฿2,155/day from Hertz, booked on May 12.

  • 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 (฿1,688/day), Fox (฿2,047/day), and Dollar (฿2,199/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.0 rating), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.6 rating) and National (7.5 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 ฿44.00/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between ฿1,980 and ฿2,860 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    Dollar offers hire cars in Chicago for about ฿16,932 per week on average.

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

    Booking your car hire early can save you up to 27%. Aim to book your car hire at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Chicago.

  • 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?

    Hertz currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 23% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Chicago. Typically, a monthly car rental in Chicago can be found for ฿72,564. You can find car rental deals to be on average ฿2,419 a day.

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

    For a weekend car hire in Chicago, you can expect the average price to be around ฿0. Usually a Intermediate hire in Chicago is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Intermediate for June, it will cost approximately ฿2,787 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Chicago?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Chicago is Full-size (GMC Yukon) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Van rentals in Chicago

Find van rental deals in Chicago from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Chicago cost an average of ฿3,135 per day. Price data was last updated on 20 May 2024.
If you're in need of a larger vehicle, check out some of the deals we've found on van rentals in Chicago. Be sure to check back often to find alternative deals on van rentals.
Toyota HiAce฿2,528/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce฿2,817/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce฿2,964/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce

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 May 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 (฿39+).

Electric

Electric

฿39+

Hybrid

Hybrid

฿56+

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