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Cheap Car Rentals in Chicago from C$ 53

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Chicago with a pick-up date of 26/5 and drop-off date of 2/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. 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 21 May 2024.

Most popular company

ROUTESCARTRK

Price of gas per litre

C$ 1.64

Average price per day

C$ 84

Cheapest price per day

C$ 53

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 21 May 2024.

January

C$ 51

February

C$ 54

March

C$ 65

April

C$ 70

May

C$ 78

June

C$ 85

July

C$ 88

August

C$ 88

September

C$ 78

October

C$ 78

November

C$ 70

December

C$ 68

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 21 May 2024.

medium car is the cheapest car type you can rent in Chicago this past week from 117 rental locations out of 29 rental agencies. Prices for a Chicago medium car rental start from C$ 53/day. Check out available deals for 6 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

Economy

Economy

C$ 56+

Compact

Compact

C$ 56+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 58+

Standard

Standard

C$ 53+

Full-size

Full-size

C$ 54+

Minivan

Minivan

C$ 76+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

C$ 63+

Premium

Premium

C$ 60+

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 21 May 2024.

Small cars

C$ 77 - C$ 148

All Car Types

C$ 75 - C$ 121

To rent a small car in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 98/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Chicago, the United States (~C$ 77/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 148/day). In fact, February is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chicago, renting a small car is 4% 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 small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 86/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Chicago, the United States (~C$ 58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 117/day). In fact, February is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chicago, renting a medium 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 medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 99/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Chicago, the United States (~C$ 78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 123/day). In fact, February is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chicago, renting a large car is 4% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 93/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Chicago, the United States (~C$ 70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 126/day). In fact, March is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chicago, renting 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 142/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a van in Chicago, the United States (~C$ 112/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~C$ 184/day). In fact, December is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chicago, renting a van is 33% 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 van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pick-up truck in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 39/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a pick-up truck in Chicago, the United States (~C$ 41/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 86/day). In fact, September is about 2% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pick-up truck rental for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chicago, renting a pick-up truck saves you 59% 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 rent a luxury car in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 98/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Chicago, the United States (~C$ 63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 124/day). In fact, December is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chicago, renting a luxury car is 3% 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 luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Chicago, the United States, you would pay an average price of C$ 113/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Chicago, the United States (~C$ 53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 210/day). In fact, January is about 54% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Chicago. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Chicago, renting a convertible is 16% 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.

Toyota YarisC$ 56/day
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Toyota Yaris
Nissan VersaC$ 56/day
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A/C
Nissan Versa
Hyundai AccentC$ 61/day
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Hyundai Accent

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 21 May 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving Chicago, such as 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
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

6.4
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 C$ 62. Data was last updated on 21 May 2024.
The best offers we've found on car rentals in the Chicago area. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Hyundai IoniqC$ 53/day
5
M
A/C
Hyundai Ioniq
Chevrolet MalibuC$ 54/day
5
M
A/C
Chevrolet Malibu
Honda FitC$ 56/day
2
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Chicago, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 21 May 2024.
  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Chicago?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 84/day when booking a rental car in Chicago. The best deal a user found was for C$ 46/day from Routes Car & Truck Rentals, booked on May 19.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Chicago from the following companies over the past two weeks: Fox (C$ 52/day), Dollar (C$ 60/day), and Sixt (C$ 62/day).

  • Which car rental 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 rental car companies in Chicago.

  • What are gas prices like in Chicago?

    The average gas price in Chicago is C$ 1.64/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 74 and C$ 106 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Chicago for a week from Routes Car & Truck Rentals?

    Routes Car & Truck Rentals offers rental cars in Chicago for about C$ 380 per week on average.

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

    Generally, for a better deal in Chicago it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 27%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

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

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

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

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Chicago can be found for about C$ 1,629, with the average price for a rental being around C$ 54 a day. Book with Routes Car & Truck Rentals, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 48% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Chicago.

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

    C$ 89 is, on average, how much a car rental costs for the weekend in Chicago. To save money, consider booking a Supplier choice car rental, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car rental in June, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as C$ 78 per day.

  • What car do most people rent in Chicago?

    The most popular car to rent while in Chicago is the Nissan Rogue, which is a Intermediate vehicle.

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Luxury car rentals in Chicago

Find luxury car rental deals in Chicago from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Chicago cost an average of C$ 102 per day. Price data was last updated on 21 May 2024.
Some of the most suitable options we've found on luxury car rentals within Chicago. Be sure that the car type, dates, pickup location and other key details suit your needs.
Audi A4C$ 74/day
5
2
M
A/C
Audi A4
Chrysler 300C$ 74/day
5
M
A/C
Chrysler 300
Chrysler 300C$ 76/day
5
M
A/C
Chrysler 300

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 C$ 106 per day. Price data was last updated on 21 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. If you're not finding the van rental that is right for you and your passengers, be sure to check back soon.
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 76/day
5
M
A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan
Toyota SiennaC$ 83/day
5
5
M
A/C
Toyota Sienna
Toyota SiennaC$ 85/day
5
5
M
A/C
Toyota Sienna

Car rentals by fuel type in Chicago

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Chicago. Currently, Gas/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Chicago. Deals were last updated on 21 May 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Chicago. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Gas/Diesel being the cheapest (C$ 38+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 53+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 38+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 45+

Airport car rentals in Chicago
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