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Car Rental in Chicago

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Car Rental in Chicago

Booking car rental in advance for your visit to Chicago is a great way to guarantee that you are able to explore the sites around Chicago, and ensure that you get the best price! With plenty of providers available, you are sure to find a deal and option to suit your travel needs.

Get Cheap Chicago Car Rental

Car rental prices can vary significantly and depend not just on the car you pick, but also on the fuel policy, cost of insurance and more. To help you find the best car rental deal from Chicago, we have designed our search to compare and providers and quotes so that you can find the best deal to meet your car rental needs. With a great range of rental car providers, including famous brands such as Hertz, and agents such as Expedia, we are able to provide the best coverage possible. This huge network means that we can compare a greater range of prices and options during your search for car rental in Chicago. Our unique combination of search features also helps to identify the best car rental option for your trip. These include:

  • The ability to search only for providers which allow you to drop-off in a different location than where you collect the car (e.g. collect in Toronto and drop-off in New York).
  • Filters for the number of passengers, car class, type, pick-up location (from the airport or by a shuttle), and more.
  • Icons and annotations which clearly highlight the number of passenger and luggage capacity, number of doors, transmission type and air conditioning availability.
  • Trustpilot reviews for either the broker, or direct supplier – depending on who you are booking with.
  • A Skyscanner value score, which is designed to help you understand just how many benefits are included in the quote.

As you search, remember that there are some tricks to finding cheap car rental. Being flexible in your dates, picking up and dropping up at the same location, keeping an eye on the fuel price, and having fewer requirements will all help you to get the cheapest rental car possible in Chicago.

Top tips for Renting a car in Chicago

If you haven’t rented a car before, or are looking to rent a car abroad for a first time, don’t forget to find out where you will collect your car in Chicago, how much the deposit will be, and the cost of insurance. Considering this information will help you to chose the right car rental option for your trip, and can limit any unexpected or extra fees.

Car Rental in Chicago: Frequently Asked Questions

How do you pick up a rental car in Chicago?

Before jetting off on your trip to Chicago, it is important to make sure you are ready to pick up your car on arrival – and know what to expect. Since the pick up process varies across providers, we always recommend checking any communications you have received. You can also contact the company you have booked with if you need any further information on the process before you arrive in Chicago.

How do you return your rental car in Chicago?

Before leaving the information desk when you collect your car in Chicago, it is important to be clear how you are meant to return it to. There may be a specific drop off location, or a process to follow. You should also make sure that you are aware of the fuel policy – in some cases you will need to return the car with a full tank and could be charged if you don’t. You can read more about the different fuel policies in our Guide to Hidden Charges. As this will vary depending on the specific option you have booked, it is best to review your booking details and clarify and questions with your booking provider to avoid any additional charges when you return the car.

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

The best price found for car rental in Chicago is C$58. Since prices change regularly, it is best to perform a search for car rental in Chicago on Skyscanner for the latest price information. Don’t forget to consider the cost of fuel as well, which also changes regularly and should be a factor in deciding the best car for your trip. To check the latest data on fuel prices in Chicago, you can visit a site such as Global Petrol Prices, which is regularly updated with the latest global gas prices.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Chicago?

The cheapest car rental location in Chicago will change regularly based on provider prices, changes in policies, and more. Therefore, it is best to perform a search for a rental car in Chicago on Skyscanner for the latest price information. Don’t forget to consider the proximity of the pick up location to the airport or your accommodation – and factor in the cost of travelling there. It may be worth paying a bit more for a convenient pick up and drop off location – especially if you are arriving early in the morning or late at night.

How can I find car rentals near me in Chicago?

When performing a search for car rentals in Chicago on Skyscanner, you will be able to look at the map for the car rental options which are closest to you. These might not always be the cheapest, but using the map you can weigh up cost and proximity to find the best car rental option for your stay in Chicago.

Find the best car rental deals.

In a single search we compare car rental prices with popular providers such as Enterprise, Avis and Budget so that you get a great deal for your next trip. With plenty of companies and car rental options to choose from, you will also find the best fit for your needs.

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Start comparing car rental with Skyscanner to find great prices, with the benefits of booking direct. You will go from Skyscanner onto the provider's site to book, so you can add in your reward details, and apply discounts. And since we never add fees, you can be sure you are getting the best deal.

Need a flight or hotel?

Skyscanner offers an all in one travel solution. As well as great car rental deals, you can get flight deals and hotels to complete your vacation. We compare prices across flight providers such as Air Canada and Expedia, as well as hotels.

*This is an estimated price to help you choose from a large number of options. Today's price is based on the average of the lowest prices found on Skyscanner for each of the past 15 days.