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Cheap Car Hire in Chicago from $61

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 28/6 and drop-off date of 5/7. 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.
Driver's age: 26-65
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Chicago car hires 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 29 Mai 2024.

Most popular company

DOLLAR

Price of petrol per litre

$1.83

Average price per day

$101

Cheapest price per day

$61

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 29 Mai 2024.

January

$57

February

$60

March

$72

April

$78

May

$88

June

$94

July

$97

August

$97

September

$87

October

$87

November

$78

December

$75

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 29 Mai 2024.

In Chicago, there are 118 active hire locations from 29 car hire companies. small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Chicago in the past week - currently priced from $61/day. View deals for 4 car types available to hire in this destination:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for hire 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 29 Mai 2024.

Small cars

$70 - $142

All Car Types

$80 - $192

To hire a small car in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of $97/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 December (~$142/day). In fact, February is about 29% 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 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 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 $114/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Chicago, the United States (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$154/day). In fact, February is about 47% 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 9% 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 $142/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Chicago, the United States (~$87/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$273/day). In fact, February is about 39% 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 13% 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 $121/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Chicago, the United States (~$96/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$151/day). In fact, February is about 21% 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 3% 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 $144/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a van in Chicago, the United States (~$113/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$312/day). In fact, May is about 23% 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 is 15% 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 Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of $116/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Chicago, the United States (~$95/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$273/day). In fact, March is about 19% 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 7% 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 Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of $164/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Chicago, the United States (~$143/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$268/day). In fact, March is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Chicago, hiring a convertible is 25% 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.

Kia Picanto$61/day
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Kia Picanto
Toyota Corolla$65/day
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A/C
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla$67/day
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A/C
Toyota Corolla

Top hire 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 29 Mai 2024.
Choose from the top car hire agencies available in Chicago, including Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis. Skim reviews, hire company locations, prices, and more before making your decision.

Alamo

8.1
Very Good
383 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6
Good
329 reviews28 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.3

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

6.3
Okay
366 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.4

Budget

6.1
Okay
390 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
611 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 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.5

Best Chicago car hire 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 $72. Data was last updated on 29 Mai 2024.
Check out some of the very best car hire deals we've found in Chicago. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Kia Picanto$61/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Toyota Corolla$63/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla$65/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Chicago, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 29 Mai 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Chicago?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $101/day when booking a car hire in Chicago. The absolute best deal a user found was for $63/day from Routes Car & Truck Rentals, booked on May 26.

  • 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 ($61/day), Thrifty ($65/day), and Dollar ($67/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 $1.83/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $82 and $119 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 $496 per week on average.

  • 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 27% 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, hiring a vehicle in Chicago for a month is certainly possible.

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

    Our recent data shows that Routes Car & Truck Rentals can potentially be 45% below the average car hire price in Chicago. Check prices and availability for Routes Car & Truck Rentals and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle in Chicago is on average $2,126 a month or $71 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Chicago car hire.

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

    Car hire prices in Chicago are typically $301 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car hire deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider hiring a Economy to save money on your trip to $301. Our users have found prices for Economy car hire in June to be on average $91 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Chicago?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Chicago is Standard (Ford Mustang Convertible) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Van hires in Chicago

Find van hire deals in Chicago from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van hires in Chicago cost an average of $105 per day. Price data was last updated on 29 Mai 2024.
Have a look at some of the best options for hiring a car in Chicago we've found at this time. Deals are updated frequently to provide users with as many suitable options as possible.
Toyota HiAce$69/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$69/day
5
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A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce$69/day
5
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A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car hires by fuel type in Chicago

Browse car hires by fuel type in Chicago. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Chicago. Deals were last updated on 29 Mai 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Chicago. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($39+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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