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Illinois car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Illinois. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on March 4, 2024.

Most popular company

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

Most common car type

Standard

Average price per day

$52

Cheapest price per day

$11

What are the car rental prices for popular cities in Illinois?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Illinois, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 155 pickup locations in Illinois to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on March 4, 2024.

Price

$25 - $55

Out of all the popular cities in Illinois, Peru is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $25/day. Renting a car in Peru is 55% cheaper than renting one in Carbondale where the per day rate is around $55. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Illinois to get a rental car in are: Chicago ($27/day), Belleville ($34/day), and Decatur ($35/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Chicago should expect to spend around $27/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Illinois is Chicago.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Illinois?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Illinois 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 March 4, 2024.

January

$38

February

$41

March

$52

April

$51

May

$58

June

$64

July

$65

August

$65

September

$58

October

$58

November

$52

December

$50

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Illinois 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.

Compare available car types for rental in Illinois

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Illinois to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on March 4, 2024.

Small cars

$43 - $75

All Car Types

$46 - $89

To rent a small car in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $64/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Illinois (~$43/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$75/day). In fact, February is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Illinois, renting a small car saves you 6% 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 Illinois small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $57/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Illinois (~$40/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$76/day). In fact, February is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Illinois, renting a medium car saves you 16% 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 Illinois medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $75/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Illinois (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$92/day). In fact, February is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Illinois, renting a large car is 8% 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 Illinois large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $66/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Illinois (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$104/day). In fact, February is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Illinois, renting a SUV saves you 5% 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 Illinois SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $107/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Illinois (~$82/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$121/day). In fact, February is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Illinois, renting a van is 37% 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 Illinois van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $68/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Illinois (~$39/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$105/day). In fact, January is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Illinois, renting a pickup truck saves you 0% 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 Illinois pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $91/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Illinois (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$117/day). In fact, February is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Illinois, renting a luxury car 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. Here are the best Illinois luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Illinois, you would pay an average price of $129/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Illinois (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$185/day). In fact, February is about 56% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Illinois. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Illinois, renting a convertible is 47% 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 Yaris$13/day
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Toyota Yaris$24/day
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Toyota Yaris
Chevrolet Spark$25/day
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Chevrolet Spark

Top rental agencies in Illinois

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Illinois known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Illinois. Reviews were last updated on March 4, 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Illinois, including those serving the greater Chicago, Belleville and Saint Charles area. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

Alamo

8.1
Very good
402 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.5
Good
403 reviews54 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.3

Avis

6.5
Okay
186 reviews23 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.3

Payless

6.4
Okay
365 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.5

Budget

6.3
Okay
457 reviews22 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.1

Hertz

6.2
Okay
787 reviews36 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.2

Thrifty

5.5
Fair
233 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.7

Dollar

5.5
Fair
349 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.6

Best Illinois car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Illinois. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Illinois with an average daily rate of $31. Data was last updated on March 4, 2024.
Browse some of the deals we've come across on car rentals in the Illinois region, including options close to Chicago, Belleville and Saint Charles. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Chevrolet Malibu$11/day
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Chevrolet Malibu
Toyota Prius$13/day
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Toyota Prius
Chevrolet Spark$13/day
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Chevrolet Spark

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Illinois, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on March 4, 2024.

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.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Illinois?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $51/day when booking a rental car in Illinois. The best deal a user found was for $21/day from Kyte, booked on Feb. 25.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Illinois?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Illinois from the following companies over the past two weeks: Getaround ($13/day), Europcar ($25/day), and Thrifty ($26/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Illinois?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Priceless (9.2 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Illinois.

What are gas prices like in Illinois?

The average gas price in Illinois is $3.56/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $42 and $61 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

Routes Car & Truck Rentals offers rental cars in Illinois for about $234 per week on average.

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

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting the vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 29% on your car rental. For a below average price in Illinois, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 7 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Illinois?

Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Illinois.

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

Generally, a month-long car rental in Illinois can be found for about $1,002, with the average price for a rental being around $33 a day. Book with Kyte, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 61% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Illinois.

Small car rentals in Illinois

Find small car rental deals in Illinois from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Illinois cost an average of $31 per day. Price data was last updated on March 4, 2024.
Hyundai i10$28/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$28/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$28/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Illinois

Find luxury car rental deals in Illinois from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Illinois cost an average of $34 per day. Price data was last updated on March 4, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've detected on luxury car rentals in Illinois, including options near Chicago, Belleville and Saint Charles. While researching the different options available, make sure to confirm the details of each offer to ensure they match your needs.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$30/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class$31/day
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Chrysler 300$32/day
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Chrysler 300

Van rentals in Illinois

Find van rental deals in Illinois from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Illinois cost an average of $35 per day. Price data was last updated on March 4, 2024.
Finding the right van for rent in Illinois can be daunting, so we've assembled these deals for you, including including pickup locations near Chicago, Belleville and Saint Charles. If these deals aren't exactly what you're looking for, not to worry, as new offers are constantly being added.
Nissan Quest$31/day
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Nissan Quest
Chrysler Pacifica$32/day
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Chrysler Pacifica
Dodge Grand Caravan$32/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan

Car rentals by fuel type in Illinois

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Illinois. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Illinois. Deals were last updated on March 4, 2024.