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Rockford car rental information

Pick-up locationRockford
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Rental locations13
Airport locations8

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Rockford

  • Rockford has several attractions for visitors, many of which are only accessible via car, such as the Rock Cut State Park. If you’re visiting the park with a rental car, you’re guaranteed ample cargo space for gear, as well as a place to lock up valuables while you explore the area. Another great advantage to having a car rental in Rockford is that you can take day trips to other major nearby cities, including Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is less than a 2h drive to the northeast, and Chicago, which is also less than a 2h drive, but to the southeast.
  • There are a number of locations from which you can pick up your Rockford car rental, including Hertz on Walton St. and Budget on Hanson Ave. However, you’re most likely to pick up your rental at the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD). At the airport, there are rental desks for several brand-name companies, including National, Alamo and Avis. To locate the desks in the main terminal, just head to the left as you are exiting the building toward the main terminal parking lot—here, you can check in and receive directions to your vehicle. There are also rental car desks in a separate location to the east of the main terminal, so keep an eye out for airport signage directing you toward the desk for the specific company from which you’ve booked a car.
  • Like many larger cities in the U.S., you will find that you are sharing roadways with other types of vehicles, including motorcyclists and bicyclists—especially during the summer months. While driving here, you’ll want to be aware of your vehicle’s blind spots and keep your eyes open for these types of commuters. While driving downtown and close to the Rock River, you’ll also want to keep vigilant of pedestrians, since there are several bars and restaurants in this area and people may be crossing the roads at both marked and unmarked locations.
  • While in Rockford, if you have a flexible schedule, you’ll want to avoid rush hour traffic times, which are typically before and after the workday. You can expect traffic to increase in the morning between roughly 6:30am and 8:30am, then again between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • Book your rental car in Rockford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Rockford are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rockford

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Rockford?

    When securing a car rental in Rockford, you’ll want to consider the driving conditions for the time of year. During the winter months, roads can get slippery with ice and snow. An ideal car for this time of year is an SUV. In an SUV, the driver sits up higher, which improves visibility, and the vehicle’s drivetrain is elevated, allowing you higher clearance when driving over any frost cracks in the roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Rockford?

    The speed limits are dictated by the type of area through which you are driving. On highways, like the I-39, which runs north and south through Rockford, you’ll find the posted speed limit is around 65mph. On major routes where there are typically commercial buildings, you can expect limits to range between roughly 35mph and 45mph. Residential areas will be posted around 30mph, with speeds reducing to between 15mph and 25mph in school and hospital areas.

  • Where are the best places to park in Rockford?

    There are several parking lots and garages available to Rockport visitors. A handful of these offer free parking, but you will typically find that parking costs around $1.25 per hour. One well-located spot to park is the Wyman-South Garage on Elm St., between S. Wyman St. and S. Main St.

  • How much is gas price in Rockford?

    The average gas price in Rockford is ₪14.18 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪170 and ₪227, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Rockford?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rockford.

  • Which car rental companies are at O'Hare Intl airport (ORD)?

    Car rental companies onsite at O'Hare Intl airport include Dollar, Avis, Budget, Fox, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at O'Hare Intl airport (ORD)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from O'Hare Intl airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Avis, Budget, Alamo, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Rockford?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Rockford?

    A Special car rental in Rockford costs ₪151 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Rockford?

    A Mini car rental in Rockford costs ₪335 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Rockford?

    A Compact car rental in Rockford costs ₪207 per day, on average.

Rockford car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

6.2

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

6.7

2 locations in Rockford

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Locations in Rockford

#2 Airport Circle

+1 815 963 5318

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

7549 Walton Street

+1 815 391 6238

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Showed up for my rental that was booked to tell me They have no cars. Said they’d call me Tuesday and no one called Tuesday. Went with another provider

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Staff needs to improve their Coustemer service. Vehicles need to be clean. Overall very disappointing.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Would of been nice if they had actually charged the price they quoted. Even better would have been if they had paid the unpaid tolls on this vehicle instead trying to stick me with someone else's tolls. Very dismissive when told about the unpaid tolls.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Over all worse experiences every manager was completely unprofessional

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The car drove great.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and accommodating, fast and easy pick up.

1 out of 13

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

16 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Rockford

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Locations in Rockford

2 Airport Cir

+1 844 370 8287

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The stag at the desk was extremely helpful and the work space was clean and tidy.

Cons:

You need to accept Debit Cards for payment. Being financially responsible and not putting things on Credit should not hinder a person from renting a car. They wouldn’t allow me to use a family members card either because it wasn’t mine or my husbands. I won’t be using Alamo until this is resolved.

6.0 Okay

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Employees on both ends were great period friendly and informative. Car was clean

Cons:

Car was not ready. Windshield was chipped, brakes were grabby

2.0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

they did NOT have the car! what's the point of a reservation!

7.6 Good

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They overbooked and instead of the car I reserved, I had to drive three kids and all our luggage out of state in a truck. They did comp our gas and give us a discount which was nice of them and I was thankful for the 4 wheel drive once it snowed. I think better inventory checking is needed though.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Counter closes at 2pm on Weekends. There is no way for after hours pick up to happen.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I had to wait in line for awhile to get my rental car. I really did not think my wait was unacceptable as I could see the service rep was just very busy helping others ahead of me in line. Anyway, she gave me an upgrade in my vehicle due to the time I had to wait. Very considerate, will make me choose Alamo again in the future.

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.2

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.0

3 locations in Rockford

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2 Airport Cir

+1 844 934 1088

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

221 N Alpine Rd

+1 779 208 3919

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5643 E State St Ste 1

+1 779 208 3919

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
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8.0 Very good

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The prices are ridiculous due to the extreme deposit for the vehicle.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They cancelled my reservation!! They said they are over booked and have no cars available

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Decent vehicle

Cons:

Vehicle was dirty inside.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop off parking lot was not well marked for specific rental company. The lot was exposed to bad weather and was icy when I arrived. The walk to the main entrance was challenging.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off were both quick and easy

Cons:

Car squeeked when ac/heat was on. Slight annoyance, no impact on the car though

7.6 Good

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off. Good car choice.

Cons:

Cleanliness of the car wasn't very good. Long pick up process.

1 out of 5

Budget

7.1

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Rockford

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2 Airport Circle

+1 815 962 9415

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

7396 N Cherryvale Mall Dr

+1 815 332 9820

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Typical rentals car place

Cons:

They ran my credit; all to tell me I couldn’t get the car. I’ve rented in several cities and rarely ever need a credit check to rent a car. Never again

2.0 Poor

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They called me the next morning and told me they did not have a rental for me. So maybe check your inventory before letting someone book a vehicle.

3.2 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Reserved a premium sUV (Suburban) as traveling with 4 adults and 3 children in car seats. Was given a full size suv (Tahoe) even though the same agent called 3 days to confirm asking if I needed a suburban premium suv. At gate when I tried to add my dad as a driver agent said he’d waive charge. Then handed me keys and said the Tahoe was all ready. When I said I didn’t want a Tahoe as my strolled doesn’t fit in back with our 7 passengers and luggage he said that was all available at site. Offered a second vehicle to rent which we didn’t want as I already paid for and reserved a suburban. I had to call national customer service who’s only solution was for ME to drive 1hr+ away to exchange car! Then offered to refund only $50 for mishap. I had paid $66 more for premium rental so demanded at least that back. I won’t be renting from Budget again if they cannot provide rentals they advertise as available.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I made reservations weeks in advance. Was called an hour before I was to pick up the car and was told there wasn't one available.

8.0 Very good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very kind customer service person. Upgrade without charge! :)

Cons:

It was not really clean

5.2 Fair

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

new car and nice bluish color; easy to pick up car and drop off car (except NO drop off sign that says Budget-I had to park and walk in to ask where to park the car). I'm not happy to spend $100 a day to rent car but it was the cheapest price available so happy about that.

Cons:

ALL DIRTY WINDOWS, inside perfume smell was annoying, drop off guy had lack of communication and charged wrong credit card becuz he didn't ask me-he assumed I wanted same card charged. I expected he would ask for my charge card and my signature. He credited my account and took a different card but I did not want a charge and a credit on that card. Then the words he used seemed he was blaming ME. He was Not very apologetic at all. Plus he was RUDE to the people behind us when we left the counter.

1 out of 4

Avis

6.6

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in Rockford

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2 Airport Circle

+1 815 962 8447

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

7396 N Cherryvale Mall Dr

+1 815 332 3406

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
They allowed me to book and charged me even though they knew their location was closed

3.6 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Rockford airport Avis personnel don’t care about customers. Allegiant airlines moved my flight to come in at 8pm. Avis employees would not stay or come in so I could pick up a rental car. Unacceptable and unprofessional. Avis doesn’t care !!!!!

Cons:

Had an employee stay allowing Me to rent / pick up a car.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy process; great car

4.8 Mediocre

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price

Cons:

The left turn signal did not work, I think it was a bad bulb. Every time we made a left the turn signal sound would be very rapid.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly, courteous service

2.0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Royce at Avis counter at Rockford airport didn’t have my car the day I arrived and my plane landed… nor did he make any contingency plans for another agent to stay. Had to cab to a hotel and cab back to the airport. Royce was very incompetent and not thoughtful at all. Plus he assured me my original contract price would be honored. No cal nothing and charged a$100 extra on my credit card. Royce is a very poor employee!

1 out of 3

National

7.1

One location in Rockford

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2 Airport Cir

+1 844 370 8286

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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9.6 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was dirty. The Clerk did apologize saying due to the frigid conditions they did not was the vehicle because the doors may freeze shut.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Rockford

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Chicago/Rockford International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Rockford

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Locations in Rockford

2 Airport Circle

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135 travelers who rented a car in Rockford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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