Illinois

Cheap Car Rentals in Illinois

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Illinois car rental prices in popular cities

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Illinois

Price

$36 - $75

Cheapest time to rent a car in Illinois

January

$46

February

$52

March

$67

April

$72

May

$78

June

$85

July

$84

August

$78

September

$70

October

$71

November

$70

December

$64

Top rental agencies in Illinois

All major car rental suppliers in Illinois

Alamo

8.2
Very good
381 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Enterprise

7.7
Good
389 reviews55 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.4

Payless

6.8
Okay
354 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

7.0

Avis

6.5
Okay
163 reviews23 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.3

Budget

6.5
Okay
409 reviews22 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.3

Hertz

6.4
Okay
745 reviews35 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.3

Dollar

6.2
Okay
324 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.1

Thrifty

6.1
Okay
229 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.1

Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Illinois?

You’ll need to be 21 years or older to get rental cars in Illinois. However, most Illinois car rentals providers require their renters to be at least 25. Young drivers, drivers under the age of 25, will also be subjected to a daily surcharge. All drivers must present a valid US or Canadian driver's license and a credit card bearing their name before picking up any rental cars in Illinois. Those with a foreign driver's license will be required to present an International Driving Permit.

What are the rules for driving in Illinois?

Ensure that all car occupants wear a properly secured seatbelt before driving a cheap car rental in Illinois. Passengers who are eight or younger must be secured in a child restraint system. It is a criminal offense to drive any car rentals in Illinois with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher. Drivers must also give pedestrians the right of way in unmarked and marked crosswalks. In Illinois, drivers must keep to the right lane unless they are overtaking or avoiding an obstruction. Ensure you don't use your phone in any capacity while driving car rentals in Illinois as distracted driving is prohibited in the region. We recommend checking with Illinois’ Department of Motor Vehicles for recent traffic law updates before getting behind the wheel of a cheap car rental in Illinois.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Illinois?

The kind of Illinois car rentals you use will be influenced by your planned destination and the reason for the trip. For those looking to explore urban Illinois, an economy rental car would be ideal for squeezing through the jam-packed streets. A cargo van rental would do well for those ferrying luggage to the rural locations of Illinois. An SUV would be great for family trips and group excursions and those looking to explore the more rocky regions like Charles Mound should consider renting a four-wheel drive or rugged car rentals in Illinois.

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