- Renting a car in Illinois
- Requirements to rent a car
- Car rental companies
- Car rental return locations
- Frequently asked questions
Book a Cheap Car Rental in Illinois with VIPCars
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Book a car rental in Illinois with VIP Cars and explore the land of Lincoln. Best known for its cultural city Chicago, Illinois is just the right place to get into the skin of authentic American experience. The 5th most populous city of America has numerous vivid locations, thus a car rental in Illinois is advisable for easy travel in and around its captivating locales.
As VIP Cars gives you access to a huge fleet of cars that are distributed under different segments of mini-van, compact, economy and luxury cars, you can easily plan an expedition to suit your convenience. When booked with us, you can be sure of service excellence and lowest possible prices as our rental packages are all inclusive of taxes and insurance. When in Illinois, book a car rental with VIP Cars and make the most of our super economical rental options and deals.
Requirements to rent a car in Illinois & car rental advice:
- Mandatory documents: Kindly carry your valid driver’s license, the credit card in the main driver’s name and an identification proof at the rental desk for a successful pickup
- IDP: In case your driver’s license is not in Roman alphabet, make sure that you have the international driver’s permit or an official translation of your driver’s license
- Refueling the rental car: At the time of car rental return, make sure that you drop-off the vehicle with the same amount of fuel which is instructed in the rental voucher. Keep the fueling tickets with you in case the representative asks for them.
Book from the best car rental companies in Illinois
On VIP Cars, you can rent a car in USA Illinois and have a great time moving about the city at your own pace and time. Our car rental partner companies offer a great fleet with benefits, like add-ons and inclusions; while inclusions are offered as the part of the deals i.e. you don’t have to pay anything extra for them later on, add-ons are offered as optionals that you rent for a small fee. They also cover a big network of locations in Illinois and US, making it easy for us to offer one-way rentals.
The following are the car rental agencies we work with in US Illinois:
- Ace Rent A Car
- Dollar Rent A Car
- Thrifty Car Rental
- Enterprise Rent A Car
- Alamo Rent a Car
- National Car Rental
Popular Car Rental Types in Illinois, USA
Looking for a spacious van in Illinois? Or an economical car? With VIPCars you can choose from a large fleet of vehicles with popular car rental categories like-
- Economy car rentals
- Sedan Rentals
- Van/Minivan rentals
- Compact Rentals
- Luxury car rentals
Car rental return locations in Illinois, USA
Since our car rental partners offer the option of one-way car rental, with us you can pick up your car at one place in Illinois and return it at a different location, no matter whether you want to drop the car within Illinois or somewhere else in the US. Please note that on our booking engine if you are not using the 'different drop-off location?’-section, by default the pickup and the drop-off locations are taken to be the same.
The following are the popular car rental locations within Illinois where you can request a pick or the drop-off:
- Bloomington Airport
- O’Hare Airport
- Midway Airport
- Moline Airport
- Rockford Airport
- Willard Airport
Non airport locations
- N LaSalle
Explore Illinois with a rental car
Illinois may be having plentiful of nature’s beauty, but the state also houses a series of World-class architecture and renowned museums. From a picture perfect skyline view in front of Adler Planetarium to Cloud Gate sculpture in the Millennium Park to Cahokia Mounds; the state of Illinois owns a pleasant mix of both historic features and contemporary artifacts.
For all those, who mistook Illinois to be low on entertainment, there are land and river-based casinos for an electrifying nightlife. Don't miss the chance of trying your luck at riverboat, Argosy Alton on the Mississippi River. Then there is also Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, a restaurant-cum-bar for a pleasant dinner.
Things to do in Illinois
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago houses the finest treasures and masterpieces from all over the World
Visit Navy Pier, the most visited attraction in Chicago to plan a fun ride to the classic museum in Chicago
With a rental car you can drive along the classic Route 66 to unfurl various attractions comprising of Gemini Giant, Shea’s Gas Station Museum, Henry’s Ra66it Ranch and other roadside attractions.
For the shopaholics, there are shopping sights inclusive of Macy’s on State Street, Woodfield Mall and other first-class shops at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora.
Car rental tips for driving in Illinois
- Driving Side- Cars are driven on the right-hand-side of the road and overtaking is allowed from the left side of the car to be overtaken.
- Seatbelt- Wearing seatbelts is compulsory in Illinois and there might be fines if the law is not being followed.
- Children- Children under the age of 8 must be seated in the back seats in proper child-seats. In case you are not going to carry one, you can rent a child seat or booster seat at the time of booking by paying a small per day fee.
- Winters- In winters, driving is really difficult. If visiting in winters drive slowly, never use cruise control and always keep your gas more than half to keep it from freezing.
FAQs Illinois Car Rental
Can you rent a car in Illinois without passport/driver’s-license?
Though a passport and a driver’s license are both mandatory documents, you can still rent cars in Illinois if you don’t have your passport by showing some other form of the identification, but without a driver's license, you will not be allowed to book a rental car. However for international tourists a passport is definitely the preferred identification. Renting without a driver’s license is not allowed.
Can I drive in Illinois with International/Chinese/Missouri/out-of-state driver license?
Yes, renters can drive their hired cars in Illinois for maximum 90 days with their driver’s license (DL) issued by their native country. Therefore, whether you are from China, Missouri, Australia or UK, all you need is a valid and full driver’s license issued by your native country. An International driver’s license is only required if your DL is not in English; however, if suppliers lists it as one of the mandatory documents, make sure you have it as without it you will not be allowed to pick the car.
How old do you need to be to rent a car in Illinois?
To rent a car in Chicago Illinois the renter needs to be 21 years or above. The minimum rental age may vary from supplier to supplier as well as on the basis of the car-type you are renting and the location where you are requesting the pickup. Read the deal-specific T&Cs for the accurate and current information.
Can I rent a car in Illinois if under 21 or 25 years?
Though the minimum age for various car types varies from 21 to 25 years as per the supplier’s age policy and the car-type, suppliers do allow underage drivers to rent. For this service 'young driver’s surcharge’ fee is charged by the suppliers. (Also, make sure that while booking online, you are providing your correct age, as if the rental company finds you under age at the time of pick up they have the right to refuse you the rental.