Cheap Car Rent Chicago

If you want to make the most of your trip to the Windy City, it's useful to have a rental car. Renting a car means you won't have to waste time or money dealing with cabs. If you don't know where to look for a cheap rental car, there are several useful options available:


Budget has six major rental locations in Chicago. These locations include both Midway and O'Hare Airport. In addition to having convenient locations, Budget's website is very easy to use. To perform your search, simply enter where you'll be arriving in Chicago, along with the dates of your trip. After you press the orange Continue button, Budget will compile a table that shows all of their available deals. You'll be able to see the best price on an intermediate and standard SUV, as well as an economy, compact, premium, intermediate, standard and full-size car.

Although you might expect that the economy and compact cars are always going to be the cheapest options, this isn't always true. Depending on when you visit Chicago, you may discover that an intermediate SUV is actually $20 to $30 cheaper than either of those cars. Regardless of what Budget vehicle you choose, you can count on it being in good shape thanks to the company's commitment to keeping their vehicles 100% smoke-free.


Instead of searching the websites of individual rental car companies, another option is to use a price comparison website. With just one search, you can pull in a wide range of deals from multiple rental car companies and other comparison sites:

  • On the site's homepage, simply click the Cars link on the left side of the page and then enter the details of your trip to Chicago.
  • At the bottom of the search options, you will be able to choose if you want to search other price comparison sites as well. These sites include Hotwire, Expedia, CarRentals, Priceline and Travelocity.
  • If you choose any of these options, their results will pop up in a new window.
  • After pressing the orange Search button, Kayak will compile all of the results it finds onto a single page.

When you see the results, keep in mind that the large blue number you see is the daily rate. The total for your trip is displayed in gray below the orange Select button. Thanks to the wide variety of search filters on the left side of the page, you can easily adjust the search to only show exactly what you want.

ACE Rent a Car

While they're not the largest rental company, ACE does have over 200 locations around the globe. Before you do a search, you should click the Specials tab to see if they're offering anything in Chicago. An example of a special you may find on this page is being able to save 15% on any vehicle that you rent. If you see a deal you want to use, simply click its link and the deal's code will automatically be added to the Promotion box in the search area.

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