Car rental Chicago, IL

Blown away
in the Windy City

The many faces of Chicago are enough to keep you entertained, educated, and enjoying life for days on end. Head down the river on an architectural boat tour, fill up on tacos in Pilsen, and hit a world-class comedy show — that’s just one day in Chicago.

With a plethora of interactive museums, a thriving live music scene, and over 50 neighborhoods to explore, maximize your time by booking a Chicago car rental so you can spin around town and pack in the fun.

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Chicago has been a bustling city for centuries, so get in your Chicago car rental for a taste of the past and the present. When you’re maxed out on big attractions, don’t forget to see what’s brewing around the corner in your neighborhood.

Millennium Park

Head over to The Loop to see Anish Kapoor’s famed Cloud Gate sculpture (known fondly as The Bean) and the striking Crown Fountain, then catch one of the park’s free shows.

Wrigley Field

The ivy-covered walls of the Chicago Cubs’ legendary stadium give it that old-school baseball vibe, but with all of the quality concessions that make a luxurious day at the ball game.

The Green Mill

Originally established in 1907, it’s one of the oldest and most beautiful bars in the city, and you can still sidle in for excellent jazz and poetry slams.

Top hosts in Chicago, IL

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Jesus L. All-Star Host
1,209 trips Joined Mar 2014
Typically responds in 11 minutes

Recent reviews

I will rent from Jesus EVERY time I’m in Chicago! I have to admit, I was a little hesitant to try Turo, but I love Air BnB, and this is like Air BnB for cars! So glad I tried it. Just like Air BnB, TRUST THE REVIEWS. I chose Jesus because his reviews were so outstanding, and they did not disappoint. He was kind, courteous, helpful, accommodating, and had excellent communication, which is such an asset when you’re in a new city. If you’re looking at other renters, STOP. THIS IS YOUR GUY.
Amanda - July 14, 2019
Jesse was great! We accidentally booked a car starting a day later than we meant to, and Jesse was super flexible. He got us in another car that and let us keep that car for the whole trip rather than making us switch to the car we originally reserved. I would definitely get a car from him again.
Luke - January 4, 2020
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Tianshuang L. All-Star Host
1,510 trips Joined Feb 2016
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

Great car rental option for my trip to Chicago. Thanks, Tianshuang!
Aimee - December 12, 2019
Couldn’t ask for a better host! Excellent service, look no further for a excellent car rental experience.
Adam - January 15, 2020
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Hit the road

When you’ve had your share of Chi-town adventures, rev the engine in your Chicago car rental and see what the surrounding Chicagoland area has to offer.

Starved Rock State Park

Hop in your Chicago car rental for the quick 100-mile drive to this beautiful park, well-known for its many dramatic sandstone canyons and waterfalls carved about by glaciers.

Indiana Dunes National Park

Make the hour and a half drive to the southern shores of Lake Michigan in a Chicago car rental to find pristine beaches, towering sand dunes, and wild marshland.

Milwaukee, WI

Smaller than Chicago, but arguably just as fun, Milwaukee is home to all variety of festivals and museums, proud sports teams, and renowned breweries — and it’s only a two-hour drive north in a Chicago car rental.

Average ratings in Chicago (4.8 stars)

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015
John was just an amazing host! Everything was handled smooth and such a great guy to talk to! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to rent a car in Chicago! See you next time :)
Hanny V. - December 13, 2019
Chevrolet Cruze 2018
There is a reason Justin has so many great reviews, he made my first experience with Turo convenient and painless. He was great with his communication throughout the entire trip. He will definitely be my go-to person any time I need to rent a car in Chicago.
Douglas S. - August 27, 2019
MINI Cooper 2013
Great car rental option for my trip to Chicago. Thanks, Tianshuang!
Aimee K. - December 12, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2014
Couldn’t ask for a better host! Excellent service, look no further for a excellent car rental experience.
Adam B. - January 15, 2020
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Katia went above and beyond just for a car rental. Great communication and very nice in person.
Emmanuel M. - January 26, 2020
Volkswagen Jetta 2016
A great host! Would definitely rent a car from Marvin again.
Tamara M. - February 5, 2020
Toyota Prius c 2014
What a seamless experience renting from Eric! Infinitely better than renting via the traditional car rental companies. The communication was top-notch. Would I rent again from Eric? In a heartbeat....
Harpreet S. - September 21, 2018
FIAT 500 2015
This was the best car rental ever !!
Leah A. - April 2, 2019
Chrysler 300 2011
Will has great car. I always wanted to drive one. This Turo gave me the oppertunity. In the past I would use the major car rental companies and it always turned into a hassle one way or the other. “Will” took care of that also while juggling a couple of unforscene problems. When you rent a car from “Will” he has a good support system so it’s not just him , that’s why I definitely am going to use him in the future.
Mark D. - November 4, 2018
Tesla Model 3 2019
Great car - great rental experience
Jason S. - January 5, 2020
Ford Fusion 2013
Tawane is a great person to rent a car from!
Jeffrey T. - December 16, 2019
Ford Focus 2014
No issues! Thanks for the car rental!
Cal L. - April 13, 2019
Pontiac G6 2007
Hi highly recommend Tessa’s car rental!
Karen L. - August 9, 2019
Scion iM 2016
My first buy not my last time to use Turo. It was much more convenient than doing the conventional car rental at the Chicago airport. Everything went smoothly and just what I expected
David S. - November 21, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2008
Incredibly personable and flexible, Gaby was a joy to rent a car from. Wonderful car too!
Michael G. - November 18, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Easy Easy Car rental made with the client in mind!
Wayne P. - October 1, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2017
Very convenient car rental! Sade was a great communicator.
Victoria C. - August 6, 2019
Honda Civic 2008
Great gas mileage, reliable car! Perfect rental! Thank you!
Lonnie D. - December 26, 2019
Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2020
Thanks for the car rental, nice new car and 60+ MPG.
Jeffrey C. - September 3, 2019
Chevrolet Sonic 2017
This car rental went so smooth. The car was exactly what I expected which was great. I can’t say enough about Eric and his help to make this rental great. He gives good detailed instructions on pickup and return, he was accessible for any questions and was flexible when I needed to extend my stay. This was my first experience using TURO and Eric made it a really good one.
Cheryl W. - January 20, 2020
BMW 5 Series 2008
Wonderful! Definitely would rent a car from him again
Rubens J. - September 22, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2010
Always when I'm in Chicago I rent a car from Machael hes great host.
Toni S. - August 22, 2018
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011
Tianshuang was great to work with, communication throughout the rental process was prompt and pick up/return was easy. He has a great selection of cars at great prices. Will be using him again next time I am in Chicago.
Nick A. - January 22, 2020
Chevrolet Sonic 2017
Eric was a phenomenal host...he worked with me to do pickup and drop off at 2 different airports, he accomodated my needs at the last minute...and when I hit a major snag during my rental period due to Chicago's new parking signs, Eric went above and beyond to help me out of it...I would highly recommend him and any of his cars to anyone...THANK YOU AGAIN FOR BEING SO AWESOME ERIC!!!
Melinda B. - February 7, 2020
Dodge Dart 2016
Great option for a car rental. Easy to deal with and good communication. Would easily rent again from Andrew.
Jo S. - January 13, 2019
Ford Mustang 2016
Very friendly and professional and communicative. How a car rental should be. Will definitely rent from Freddie again
Donald M. - August 31, 2019
Acura RSX 2004
Always easy to work with, quick response time, will rent from again in the future for seamless car rental!
Daniel M. - October 22, 2019
Nissan Altima 2016
Everything was very easy with this car rental. The car itself was clean and rode easy. Highly recommended.
Mark G. - October 28, 2019
Scion iQ 2012
Great car, simple rental, recommended!
Robert F. - September 19, 2018
Ford Focus 2007
Thanks to Lucas, my first time using turo was a total breeze! This will forever be the only service I will use to rent a car!
Hamzeh R. - January 12, 2020
BMW 3 Series 2015
Rohan was great to work with. Recommend to anyone looking to rent a car in downtown Chicago
Cynthia S. - July 11, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2013
Another trip renting from Tianshuang and another 5 star experience. Just like last trip, communication was great, car was clean and Tianshuang was easy to work with. If you need a car rental in the Chicago area Tianshuang is the SMART place to go.
Jordan B. - November 11, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011
First time using Turo. Tianshuang was awesome to deal with. Picked me up at 7am at O’Hare and dropped me back off that evening even though it was blizzard conditions. Having the all we’ll drive on the e350 was definitely key to me getting around the city once the snow hit. Newer tires as well. Will be renting from Tianshuang for all my future trips back to Chicago.
Andrew R. - January 19, 2020
BMW 2 Series 2015
Awesome car! Everything was excellent. Great weekends in Chicago thanks to Foreign Sport Rentals!
Artem H. - January 17, 2020
Volkswagen Jetta 2014
Rented from Mr. Tianshuang, for my trip to the Chicagoland area for the MLK WEEKEND and I WAS TOTALLY SATISFIED!! Mr. Tianshuang was on time picking me up from O'Hare Airport and dropping me off, back at O'Hare. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Tianshuang to anyone, needing a rental.. Thanks Mr. Tianshuang!!!
Mark C. - January 22, 2020
Nissan Sentra 2015
Eric is a stellar host. Pick up of our vehicle was beyond convenient and the car ran and looked amazing. I'll definitely be renting from Eric my next trip to Chicago and I highly recommend to anyone reading this to do the same.
Michelle B. - February 4, 2020
Volkswagen Jetta 2012
Car was clean fuel efficient roomy just a great overall rentall. Tianshuang was just awesome guy. Will definitely rent any of his car next time im in Chicago
Kent L. - February 11, 2020
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Elina made the car rental such a easy and pleasant experience. Will definitely rent again from her ♥️
Leslie A. - September 16, 2018
Ford Fiesta 2017
Pick up and drop off from O'hare was a breeze. Elina was super professional and made the entire process very easy. Best car rental experience I have had.
Aaron S. - September 3, 2018
Audi A3 2015
Best Car Rental Service In Town. This Car Was The Highlight of My Prom Experience. Paperless, No Waiting or Red Tape. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽✨
Verlita O. - May 25, 2019
Honda Insight 2013
Great experience with Eric and his Honda Insight! Eric's communication left nothing to be desired and the car rental part of our trip was very convenient! Highly recommend.
Michael U. - July 30, 2019
Mazda 3 2009
Daniel made this the easiest and BEST car rental I’ve ever had! Marcel the Mazda is so fun to drive, I love that it’s manual transmission. The car is clean, gas was full, speakers are awesome, and Daniel made the whole car rental experience effortless and fun!
Claire B. - March 2, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2010
Tianshuang is a super example of the best of Turo. He has a great selection of cars, great prices and great service, and he runs his business well. The other people I met who were renting from him had similar stories to tell of how he did better for them than anyone else. Turo is about cars, but it is about freedom and greater options and opportunity. Turo is about the democratization of car rental. Renting from Tianshuang was a great small business and freedom experience. When I return to Chicago I absolutely will be using Turo, and Tianshuang again.
Richard G. - October 17, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2009
Fantastic car rental experience! Senai was very flexible and understanding when we needed to extend the trip slightly. Very much appreciated, I'd love to rent from him again in the future and recommended this car to others!
Samantha J. - October 20, 2019
Hyundai Elantra GT 2016
Eric was very easy to work with and gave clear and easy instructions for pick up and drop off. I would choose to rent a car through Turo from Eric again in the future
Megan M. - December 19, 2019
Honda Civic 2017
Perfect way to rent a car, wish we have this service and people like Elina in every town. Would love to do business with Elina again! Thank you Elina!
Sandeep K. - December 8, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2016
Amazing and incredibly professional would definitely rent a car again without a doubt ❤️
Eman A. - July 9, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2014
Adisa was on time and answered all questions within minutes or seconds. I will definitely book this car again if available in the Chicago area. This was my first Turo trip and Adisa explained everything perfectly. I don’t think I ever want to rent a car from a rental company again. Adisa made this service awesome.
Michael W. - October 7, 2018
BMW 7 Series 2013
Tianshuang‘s 7 series is the definition of perfect for Turo trip. This car is amazing. The moment you start it you immediately feel the elegant of the luxury BMW. Head up display, M sport packages etc really make me feel like Tom Cruise of the mission impossible. The flat Matte black paint is beautifully unreal!! Draw a lot of attention when we get to the club. Tianshuang is amazing! He is super flexible and a clear and responsive communicator. Renting from him is really hustle free. I will only rent from him when I came to Chicago.
ZEHUA W. - October 27, 2018
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
I was a little skeptical about driving a Mercedes for that cheap price. I was thinking either the car wouldn’t be good or it’s a scam. But honestly, Steve is an amazing gentleman to do business with. I still can’t believe I drove such a beautiful vehicle for that price. Steve over communicated to get me up to speed on schedule and also made sure everything was going well while I had the vehicle. This is my first trip with Turo and Steve has really given me a very good first impression. Thank you Steve for all your help. I’ll make sure to find you whenever I come to Chicago. I highly recommend Steve to everyone who wants to enjoy riding in a beautiful luxury car for less.
MAXWELL T. - April 23, 2019
Ford Fiesta 2011
Jonathan's car was great! Heated seats are s bonus on cold Chicago days. And he was a great communicator. I'll happily rent from him again next time we are on Chicago!
Michelle M. - January 23, 2020
Acura ILX 2019
The best Turo experience I’ve had. The car was clean, and the process was easy. When I come to Chicago I will use this owner again.
Adam S. - January 26, 2020
FIAT 500 2017
Renting Clinton’s FIAT was a fantastic experience. He was always so quick to respond via text or call if I had any questions or concerns. The FIAT has great fuel economy so I would definitely recommend this car as an option getting from point A to point B. Clinton leaves thorough instructions for how to pick up and return the car via Turo app and through hand written messages. I will definitely be doing business with him again whenever I’m in the Chicagoland area! 10/10.
Ravi G. - February 4, 2020
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2008
Wow! Great service and fantasic convenience. John keeps this car sparking clean, it drives great and is super fuel efficient. Great communicator. 100% will rent again from John if I return to Chicago.
Zachary M. - February 5, 2020
Ford Focus 2013
There is so much I can say about this experience. Eric, was very accommodating during a short timeframe. There was a snow storm at both the pickup/drop-off of this rental and Eric still delivered an amazing experience. I wouldn’t hesitate on renting again. The car drove well under the various weather conditions. It helped a great deal to have the rear windshield wiper. Previously owning a Ford Fusion, it felt great to be in the Focus while driving in snow. Overall, experience was completely worth it. Thank you to Eric for being so accommodating, relaxed and professional. It means the world to interact with honest people.
Jeanna H. - February 7, 2020
Ford Fiesta 2017
Elina and her car rental went so smoothly! No issues were encountered and she was extremely helpful/flexible with my check in and out.
MAURICIO V. - November 10, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2007
Fantastic car rental. Came at a clutch moment and it was great to have this vehicle to tote around the city in.
Ryan V. - July 7, 2019
Honda Insight 2019
This was one of the smoothest trip experiences I’ve had with Turo. Paulina is incredibly friendly and even dropped her car near me the night before my trip. The car is super easy to drive and very economic. Definitely keeping it on my favorite list and booking again. High five
Doug L. - December 16, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2018
Perfectly seamless. This was the ideal car rental interaction. Very pleased with the car, the owner and his professionalism. Was able to extend a day without an issue. Constant communication and very friendly. Definitely rent with Christophe!
Essence B. - September 4, 2018
Ford Fiesta 2017
Absolutely the best experience in car rental. This was my 7th rental from Elina this year alone!! Always the best service and communication each time. She is a joy to be with too. You will not be disappointed!!!
Warren A. - November 13, 2018
Toyota Prius c 2014
One of the easiest car rental experiences I’ve had on here. Brad was responsive and flexible. I would recommend to anyone needing a car for a last minute trip to the suburbs.
Mark L. - April 14, 2019
Audi A3 2017
Rafael made our car rental experience super smooth and easy! Pick up and delivery were convenient and quick. His A3 was immaculate. Aside from my wife stealing his phone charger our trip was perfect... haha sorry again about that Rafael!
Chad F. - February 5, 2019
Toyota Prius 2009
Best car rental experience! Jay was very responsive and accommodating, his car was great to drive, and parking was extremely convenient for pick-up and drop-off. Highly recommend!
America S. - March 12, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2016
My man Matt coming in clutch again with the Corvette. Second time I take a day trip out from Boston to Chicago this month, this time celebrating my wife’s birthday. Great service like before and the car was immaculate. I wont be back to Chicago again for a while but if I do go back I have no reason to go to a rental place. I will absolutely recommend Matt to all my family and friends if they are ever around town and need to rent a car.
Abner G. - October 4, 2019
Maserati Ghibli 2015
Cristian was so far my best Turo host yet, and I’ve touro’d about 100 cars. The car was clean, and an excellent value. His pickup and drop-off charge was a great value, and he worked around my constantly changing schedule to accommodate me. He even offered to deliver the car with personalized items my wife and I might want from the store upon our arrival. I won’t rent a car from anyone else in Chicago without making sure his cars aren’t already booked first.
Westley M. - September 23, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
Very cool convenient and cheap way to rent a car. Nick gave clear and easy instructions and was very flexible and accommodating.
Mike M. - October 3, 2018
Ford Focus 2018
She was a fantastic host and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to rent a car on Turo.
Courtney J. - July 7, 2019
FIAT 500 2012
Tianshuang was great! This was my first turo rental and it was easier than I expected. It's nice to get picked up and taken to his warehouse so that you can avoid being the one who is driving in the airport traffic. The car was clean, he explained everything, and responded quickly with any questions we have. If I come back to Chicago I will definitely rent a car through him again.
Tammy S. - September 29, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Dima was amazing. First time using the service. My wife flys to chicago frequently and uses Dima and said it has been seamless. So I decided too. Much better than your big car rental services and it was the service and communication
Christopher K. - February 11, 2019
Toyota Prius 2010
Henry made it so easy to rent. He set the keys into a lock box and parked it near me. Car was excellent and we had an amazing trip
Daniel D. - September 22, 2018
Mazda 3 2015
Gustavo was amazing to rent from him. He texted/messages back very quickly and was flexible and relaxing about the whole ordeal. His car was clean and ran perfectly fine. I would definitely recommend him and rent a car from him again if I come back to Chicago. He was very friendly!
Christine B. - September 18, 2018
Nissan Versa 2017
Booking with Mohammed was a great experience. he is excellent at communication and the drop-off and pick-up was very simple there's no doubt in my mind next time I rent a car from turo I will reach out to Muhammad first. Trust me you won't be disappointed.
Michael B. - November 29, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
Steve is a good businessman and a great guy. Renting a vehicle from him is better than any rental service, the pure essence of luxury just corses through you when riding in one of his BMW or Mercedes models. Will only rent from him when in Chicago!
Ridge R. - April 10, 2019
Dodge Charger 2019
Chance is the go to guy for rentals in chicago!! 5 star host, Excellent service and a top of the line fleet of cars.
Marcel C. - December 22, 2019
Toyota Prius c 2015
Yet another easy rental with the best host ever! Federico will always be my first choice when I’m in town. He provides quality, reasonable priced vehicles and excellent service, communication, and flexibility. I look forward to my next trip to Chicago. Five stars as usual!
Elvin T. - December 22, 2019
Tesla Model S 2015
My first time using Turo and Christopher made the experience just what I needed to ditch the standard rental car companies. To start with his model S is beautiful and like stated is extremely fast. He was flexible with our delayed flight and the car was easy to pick up at the airport. He was willing to give us pointers with the car if needed and has fantastic customer service. After our trip we dropped the car off at the parking garage convenient to our departure terminal and he took care of it from there. Pick up and drop off was way easier than a standard rental car return. Thanks again for a wonderful experience and if we are back in Chicago I will be using you again.
Joshua M. - December 31, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
I flew in to Chicago because I needed to be present for my grandmother’s funeral in southern Indiana, and I couldn’t find a decent last minute flight deal at any other nearby airport. Eric made my experience of renting a car from the airport seamless and pleasant. Punctual and great communication throughout the rental period. He’s a great host and I would gladly rent from him again
Paul M. - December 11, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2017
Best in Chicago. 100%! Thanks again Elina.
Stephen H. - January 21, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2015
Christian and I spoke a bit before and during the rental. He was very polite and responsive. The car was great. Everything went smoothly! Will rent again
Camille B. - January 20, 2020
Tesla Model S 2016
Very easy pick up and Bobby patiently showed me everything I needed to know as well as answered questions I had during the trip. Highly recommended and I’ll definitely rent this car again!
James B. - February 3, 2020
Toyota Corolla 2016
Aneta was by far the best host I’ve had since renting through Turo. The car was all around great vey clean and drove great. Will definitely be renting again. Thank you Aneta for making this a great experience.
Erica T. - February 3, 2020
Chevrolet Spark 2014
I never heard of using someone person vehicle as a rental but, Dmitriv's is very professional in my opinion. Very punctual with his communication to letting you know everything upfront & throughout your trip if you have any questions. On my next trip I will love to business with him again.
Valeesha E. - February 6, 2020
Hyundai Elantra GT 2016
It is a perfect car to drive in Chicago. Cozy and clean car. Owner is very nice and responsive. I highly recommend this car.
은정 김. - January 26, 2020
Ford Focus 2011
Michael is great to rent from and has so many options. I would note that if you are doing a highway trip then to maybe choose one of his other car options. The Ford Focus has a speed /volume limit Car key that gets difficult for road noise/passing
Dylon G. - January 27, 2020
Nissan Altima 2010
I have rented cars from Eric many times and will continue to rent his vehicles! He is amazing to rent from in every way possible!!! Makes the whole entire process EASY and his cars are reliable! Thanks again Eric!
Jamie L. - February 11, 2020
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Dmitriv was a wonderful host. The car was delivered promptly and with amazing instructions as to where it was how to get there. He would respond immediately to all my questions. He broke down any charges amazingly. I will be doing business with him again if I ever find myself in Chicago again!
Rossini N. - February 11, 2020
Audi A5 2018
Samuel's A5 was perfect for our day around the city. First, it looks amazing. Very premium and upscale looking, loaded with options, and impressed my group. Next, the car got excellent gas mileage and the hatchback created a surprisingly huge cargo area for our shopping trip. Lastly, the pickup and dropoff was such a breeze. In and out, no hassle, and easy to find. Samuel let us pick up half an hour early when we showed up too soon, and he replied quickly with each message I sent. Do not overlook this Streeterville luxury car for ANY of your needs.
Conrad G. - February 3, 2020
Volkswagen Passat 2015
Amazing renters loved them and I’ve rented 100s of Turo cars.
Biagio F. - February 3, 2020
Nissan Sentra 2014
This is my second time renting with Noe. One of the best experiences I have had with Turo. Very flexible and understanding. I gave him a heads up that the Mrs. was dragging me to Walmart and right away he said “ extend the trip as needed because you will probably be a while lol”. Great guy, will be a frequent flyer from now on.
Anthony T. - February 9, 2020
Chevrolet Spark 2013
Great vehicle to save on fuel and take quick trips, it got me everywhere I needed to be and I could park almost anywhere, the host was on time amd return was easy. I would rent again on my next trip home the cost was excellent compared to the big rental companies.
Derrick A. - February 8, 2020

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Illinois Route 66

Built in 1926, this historic drive still boasts some sections of brick-paved road, and for a blast from the past, pull your Chicago car rental into a retro diner or filling station.

Galena, IL

Head 150 miles east from Chicago to find this hilly area full of stunning vistas and exciting twists and turns that will let your Chicago car rental show its stuff.

Spoon River Valley

Hop in your Chicago car rental and drive west along the Illinois River for the 140-mile scenic drive into the Spoon River Valley. You’re bound to find antiques, festivals, and homemade treats along the way.