Car rental at Chicago Midway Airport

Car rental at Chicago Midway Airport

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Chicago, IL, United States - Midway
2 Jun — 9 Jun
Same drop-off
Chicago, IL, United States - Midway
Thu 02.06
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Thu 09.06
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Cheap car rentals in Chicago Midway Airport

Economy₪352/day
Compact₪354/day
Intermediate₪337/day
Standard₪385/day
Minivan₪682/day
Full-size SUV₪539/day
Premium₪525/day
Luxury₪441/day
Intermediate SUV₪364/day
Compact SUV₪364/day
Standard SUV₪407/day
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Chicago Midway Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (192 reviews)
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Alamo
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 23
They wanted $400.00 deposit and they don't use debit cards for intown rentals. You can only use debit card for flying. You must have an major credit card to rent a car, horrible had to go all the way back home to get credit card
10.0 Excellent2022 Jan 12
Excellent service. Staff was patient and helpful. It was late at night, past the counter service hours. The staff was manning the booth/office in the parking garage. It was cold and late but the staff was patient, helpful and kind. I especially appreciated their service after my long day of traveling/flying. Also the return was easy. Thank you very much. Ethan and his team did a wonderful job.
7.9 Good2021 Aug 29
Interior was kind of gross. French fry in carpet & back seat upholstery full of what looked like smashed in play dough
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 03
They had the best price compared to other companies for a one-way rental. I was able to choose from 4 different vehicles, and the Nissan Sentra I chose was awesome.The pickup experience was lacking, as there weren’t enough people working and the employees seemed frustrated.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Mar 30
I have been over charged
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 08
The lady at drop of made up for it thanks Ashley also Mr Justin Kay did awesome getting me a car at pick upThe lady at the front desk was rude and lie on me and about my conduct
10.0 Excellent2020 Nov 30
The car was ready when we got there. The car was clean & in great shape.I'm always looking for cheaper prices. However, the service was wonderful.
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 26
No spare tire or jack
9.6 Excellent2020 Oct 05
Nothing
2.8 Mediocre2020 Jul 15
Customer service and location employees should be in the same page as far as the company's rules and regulations.
Rated #2
Dollar
7.4 Good (156 reviews)
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Dollar
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 12
It wasn't clear address Pick up and drop down because Google map confused 😐. Everything was good.
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 06
We were charged twice for having one rental car for 20 hours
4.0 Okay2022 May 04
Requested a suburban, got a chevy traverse, paid for suburban.
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 06
The staff, Star and Shana were incredibly helpful and friendly.
8.0 Excellent2021 Dec 23
Good experience. The car smelled like someone had smoked in it. Other than that is was good.
8.0 Excellent2021 Dec 11
Smooth experience other than the tires being 5-7 lbs underinflated and the warning light on the drivers mirror, indicating a car was next to you, would randomly light up when I was the only one on a 3 lane highway at 2am.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 25
Great staff in MS too
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 14
I was charged $196 to rent a vehicle for one day after my flight was canceled. I was charged to $500 security deposit. I did not get my security deposit back they have charged me $339 to rent a car for one day I had the car in my possession for six hours. I am very upset
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 26
Reserved a car and prepaid for it. Went to pick it up Friday afternoon at Chicago Midway Airport and there were no cars available. No communication, they just told you to wait and they will call you. 13 people ahead of me were waiting for over an hour they. After an hour of this I gave up and cancelled my reservation. No apology, no information as to how to get a credit back.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 30
No vehicles available when checking in at airport. Had to wait 1 hour and 15 minutes for a vehicle.
Rated #3
Hertz
7.2 Good (210 reviews)
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Hertz
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 04
The pick up process was horrible. Didn’t have the car I had reserved. Despite me checking in online, the paperwork process was slow and disorganized. After i agreed to take a different kind of vehicle, no price adjustment was offered. Then, had to re-do the entire pick up process. Only then did they say the type of car I had ordered had been returned, so went through the entire process again. From that point on, everything was fine. Good vehicle. No problem at drop off.
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 25
The front desk was super helpful very early in the morning. Thank you!
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 31
Vehicle could’ve been clean better, Also staff was not really friendly
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 08
The car was in horrific condition cleanliness as well as under the hood i presume and being a single woman driving through ice snow ect i felt beyond unsafe i returned the car early and didnt even fret about the 10$/gal gas total. I drove quite slow the entire time worst rental ever and i will not use the company again.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 28
The pick up and drop off details were incorrect on our confirmation, so the Hertz desk at the airport wouldn’t let us collect a car from them. They sent us to a different location and we ended up spending over $50 on Ubers trying to find it. When we got there the people on the desk were very rude and blamed us, even after I showed them the documentation we had been sent which had the incorrect information on it.
4.0 Okay2021 Dec 26
At Midway we were sent to get our car to find it was not there. We were given another car but it did take more time then we had hoped. The car we got drove fine but was not very clean (sticky on parts of the door) and had a very heavy cleaner smell which made me wonder if someone had smoked in the car or thrown up. The car also made it whistling sound even though all the windows up. Bottom line- the car was safe to drive and got us to where we needed to go but was that pleasant. When we went to return the car that was also in ordeal as a drop off key box was not an option and we have been told it had been. We were eventually able to text the branch manager and came up an alternative plan this again took much more time than planned.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 26
I never used Kayak before. It was a excellent experience. I will use it again on my next trip. Thanks again
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 03
My flight got in late and the Hertz office at Midwsy was already closed. Even though it was nobody's fault and I had go rent a more expensive car from another provider, Priceline-Kayak refused to give us a refund...totally unreasonable!?
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 20
Car was dirty, falsely advertised and the charging port did not work. We paid for an upgrade and felt like we were given a downgrade.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 17
I had reserved a car with Hertz for 10 pm. My flight was delayed by about 20 minutes so when I arrived at the counter at approximately 10:30 pm, I found the counter closed, no note and no car/keys had been left with security, and no one knew anything about my reservation. I was in a panic since it was late at night, I didn’t have a hotel room or anywhere near to stay, and the National counter (downstairs) told me they had no cars available. I got on the phone w Hertz, the gentleman I spoke w was friendly and understanding but said there was nothing he could do. I then realized there were more rental agencies on the second floor and was saved by Alamo, who had one car left that they unfortunately rented to me for over $100 more than my booking w Hertz. I will never book through Hertz or Kayak again — the stress and panic of being stranded late at night alone in the Chicago airport rental car parking lot was not something I care to repeat ever again.
Rated #4
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (96 reviews)
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 11
The process of picking up and dropping off the vehicle was very smooth and fast. The people at the counter were very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.
7.9 Good2021 Aug 23
The person attention was good. On the negative side, Enterprise had terrible and conflicting signage at Midway airport. You have to use the signs for National because in several places there are no Enterprise signs or they direct you to the wrong floor. Also, we had a malfunction warning light go off in the car within 50 miles of starting to drive our Nissan (the light was cryptic, but using the owner's manual, we figured out that it may have something to do with the automatic breaking system-- but nothing about how serious it was or how to fix it). The malfunction warning light then stayed on for the entire rest of the rental, which made us worry, although the car drove fine.
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 16
Drop off was the only positive to this experience. Park the car and go.Pricing was terrible. The time it took to be able to talk to staff after an 11 hour flight was terrible. Car selection was terrible.
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 12
Pick up was easy and the person that helped me was considerate. Drop off was easy and the person who received the drop off was fantastic!
8.0 Excellent2021 Feb 19
The guy at midway airport was really nice. They were very quick and efficient too.I did notice that there was a bunch sticky stuff in the back seat when I got to Kentucky. It didn’t come from me as the only thing I put in the backseat was my suitcase, so I’m a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the vehicle. Also the vehicle itself shakes a lot when you get up to 70mph, and overall I wasn’t impressed with the Ford Ecosport.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 09
good service and new clean roomy car
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 25
The car was greatThey should pay for tolls
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 24
The car was greatThey should pay for tolls
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 29
Was able to rent very cheap on the spot and upgrade to a very nice car. Employees were kind and understanding of my situation (my flight was canceled and I had to make it to MSP that night)
7.6 Good2020 Jun 09
All was okPrice
Rated #5
Avis
7.7 Good (33 reviews)
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Avis
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 12
the rent is very expensive it should be a little cheaper
6.0 Good2021 May 11
Nice car and very clean. Drop off was easyPrice with add ons is ridiculous Pick up was horrible at Midway desk with only two agents working neither of whom was trying very hard to move the line. I was only 4 people back and had to wait 45 minutes to get to the counter.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Feb 17
No the staff was rude the lady tried to get me to down grade for the same price and when I told her I chose one of the most expensive categories she got upset and said we’ll wait 45 mins till a car is readyThey charged hidden fees that weren’t really put out there.
4.4 Okay2019 Oct 17
Drop off staff was friendly and helpfulThe car should of been cleaned, it smelled like cigarettes, they didn’t have the mid size car we rented, they only had suv
8.0 Excellent2019 Oct 16
The staff was friendly and efficientI don't have any negative feedback. The process went smoothly
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 14
The staff was very goodThe vehicle.
5.2 Okay2019 Sep 19
extended dropeff tine by 2 hours and cost $50 thought that was extremely high.
4.0 Okay2019 Apr 28
Easy drop off and pick up.Clean the car Flask full of alcohol in the backseat change left over food spilled drinks on multiple surfaces ketchup and barbecue sauce on doors car also came on with check engine light and reported that fuel was low constantly many issues with car
10.0 Excellent2018 May 11
Nothing in particular. Saw a nice guy & he gave me my receipt.The rental car agency is not people friendly & it is hard for people to drop you off & pick you up.
4.4 Okay2018 Mar 19
Compact = Full size apparentlyNothing stood out.Took 45 minutes to get our rental car. I booked a full size and she they put me in a VW Jetta which is a compact car. I even mentioned that I don’t believe it is a full size but she said it is according to Avis. After the 45 minute wait I didn’t feel like arguing or asking for another car because they were already very short on available cars. Horrible experience. I will be sticking to National or Hertz next time.
Rated #6
Thrifty
6.9 Good (72 reviews)
2 locations in Chicago Midway Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2020 Aug 25
Never know. HaD to cancel due to covid 19 banno freaking covid 19
4.4 Okay2020 Jul 21
The pickup took way to long. I saw another company process 4 customers while I was getting my car. The drop off was easy, however my return didn't get processed so I started getting charged for additional days after I turned my car in.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Mar 12
NOTHING!I am furious.... I rented a car and never received a confirmation email nor was there a reservation when I got to the airport. AND they didn't have any available cars. I had to rent a car from Alamo for $200+ and it took so long that I still missed my business meeting. I will literally never use kayak again.
2.8 Mediocre2019 Nov 05
NothingI lost money on this deal. The rental car company did not acknowledge the 65 dollars that I paid online with kayak and no one is retuning that amount to men they charged me separately for the whole thing. Feel cheated
3.6 Mediocre2019 Oct 15
No, the staff was not super helpful. We waited at least 40 minutes for a car after reserving one. They had a car available that was a step up for an upgrade and in my opinion, they should have offered it to us for the same price since they didn't have a car for us. Dropping our car off was very quick.Complimentary upgrade since they had no car for us.
4.4 Okay2019 Oct 06
Staff was very nice and helpfulCleanliness of vehical
6.8 Good2019 Sep 05
The car was in good condition, was clean, and drove well. The drop off went very smoothly and the shuttle was quick.The pick up location was understaffed and it took too long to get our car. The person who was on duty was working very hard but had no help. Not an ideal setup.
8.4 Excellent2019 Apr 24
Excellent value. Friendly staff.Check-in took forever. Clerk seemed unfamiliar with the process. Don't let them charge you $15/day for an additional driver. You can get it for no charge if you are a AAA member, but it should be free anyway for a spouse!
6.8 Good2018 Oct 28
The friendliness of the staff. They were presented with a failing that was out of their control, and they did their best to resolve the situation.My vehicle wasn't available when I arrived, on time, to pick it up. I wasn't a walk-up. I reserved this rental well in advance. I wasn't the only one waiting, either. I ended up waiting for nearly an hour (we were told it would take 15 minutes) before my partner and I walked up to the counter to complain. The staff was friendly and did their best to resolve the situation. Not long after complaining, we were on our way, but not before the delay forced us to miss an appointment and change other travel plans. Despite the professionalism of the staff, I'm not sure I'd rent from Thrifty again. I suspect that this incident is the result of an overbooking practice. When I book a vehicle in advance, I expect it to be there when I arrive. I've never had this issue with any other rental car company.
8.0 Excellent2018 Oct 23
Very nice car. Staff was helpfulNothing
Rated #7
Budget
6.8 Good (95 reviews)
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Budget
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 14
Never got the car.. 3 hour line at the counter.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 28
Your service is really bad
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 18
Easy pick up and dropping off
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 11
Car reeked of cigarettes smell
4.0 Okay2022 Jan 29
Asked for coverage of tolls. It didn’t work. I had to pay all my own tolls. I called and was told that it wasn’t in my contract. Got the receipt and was charged for it. 🤷🏻‍♂️ I’m calling in the morning and I sure hope I get reimbursed.
8.0 Excellent2021 Dec 29
A day and a half after my return and I still have no receipt of my return. There was no one there when I returned @ 2pm, so I am a bit surprised. It’s a little discon. Otherwise rental went well.
4.0 Okay2021 Dec 24
Took over 90 minutes to get the car and then they did not have SUV I reserved so I was given a minivan. It's winter in the Midwest and I specifically asked for an SUV for that reason. I could have rented a minivan elsewhere for less. Very disappointing.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 24
Grossly expensive. Seats were placed in a flat position and in a dark garage, it wasn’t easy to see how to bring them upright. I expected a KIA and got a lower to the ground Mustang. The engine sputtered during easy acceleration. There was a snow brush. It snowed
4.0 Okay2021 Dec 06
The first car we were given had a problem with the admissions system. The second car was NOT a full-sized car. This car had a very detectable cigarette smoke odor. We finally left the rental car facility an hour after we arrived, and the car had to be returned an hour early because our rental day began when we were given the ticket for the first car. If we were even 5 minutes late we were told we would be charged for another whole day’s rental fee. The staff was not particularly courteous or professional with the exception of the young woman who checked us in at the rental drop off. This car was rented at Midway Airport in Chicago. We will not rent from Avis / Budget again.
10.0 Excellent2021 Dec 06
Great Customer Service. Pick-up and return was easy and their staff members were friendly, cheerful, and helpful. Comparatively, the car price was excellent.
Rated #8
Payless
6.6 Good (58 reviews)
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Payless
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 6.7
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 5.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent2017 Dec 18
Location by Midway was greatThe drop off went smooth and the employees at the location by Midway airport in Chicago were very sweet and helpful.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Nov 26
Never AGAIN!NEVER AGAIN! This was booked less than a week before for car to be picked up on the Wed eve of Thanksgiving. They failed to disclose that they were not located with the other rental car companies at the airport, and that you have to take a 2nd shuttle that you call for to get to their lot. I started calling at 4:30pm and after 30 minutes of calling with no answer (once someone answered and hung up the phone), I took a cab to their lot only to find they were closed!!!! Took cab back to the airport and rented from Alamo, and the charge ended up being $110 less then Payless for the 3 day rental.
6.8 Good2017 Jun 11
Late model car provided. Quick check-out, check-in.Surprised by non-airport location. Long wait for pickup vehicle. Off-airport location with 5:00 pm closing time weekdays. Car needed exterior wash.
7.6 Good2017 May 31
Clean car. Quick return. Good value.Pick up/return not with other companies.
7.6 Good2017 May 24
Heads up for Midway, you need to take 2 different shuttles to rentalThe price was affordable...staff was pleasant. Car was clean.They don't tell you that you have to take a second shuttle from the first shuttle at Midway. The pick up office is so tiny, my luggage had to be brought in each piece at a time, since it wouldn't fit through the doorway. Only 2 people could wait in the office, it was so small. The parking lot does not have a drive to drop off car, so you just park it anywhere. No one tells you to write down your own mileage and bring it to the desk.
9.6 Excellent2017 Apr 13
Great CarClean well maintained and comfortable. Drove to NYC and back to Chicago for a wedding and was very happy.Drop off was a bit long but not due yo employees but very rude customer. Handled well by person checking us in.
4.8 Okay2017 Apr 11
You get what you pay for?Chevy Malibu was nice driving car. Price was great.Got to rental office. Place packed, except no one from Payless around. Very disorganized. Long wait. Finally got car -- not the cleanest but we just wanted to go by then. Realized the odor we smelled was smoke. Yuk. Next day we found French fry holders, a plastic cup and food wrappers under passenger seat. Washed rear window while getting gas only to discover the grime was on the inside. Also, no mention of GPS, toll tag, extras, etc while checking out car. Would have been nice to know about some of that stuff, especially due to toll roads around Chicago. The drop off wasn't much better than pick up. One agent, packed small office. All in all you are getting what you pay for. Decent car, bare bones customer service. Be prepared to be underwhelmed.
5.2 Okay2017 Apr 09
A dirty car with a bad tireFirst car was very dirty, and while I was driving the front left tire blew out. When I traded it for another car, the service rep. told me it had had a slow leak prior. They should NOT have given it to me! The replacement car was newer, cleaner, and nicer. But the hassle (and potential danger) was upsetting.I think I already explained, above. I will give credit to the very helpful representative at the O'hare location, who helped me replace the bad car from the Midway location.
8.4 Excellent2017 Mar 31
To pick it up...I waited at the counter before I was even acknowledgedOverall I was happy...but of coarse when I arrived I stood at the counter a while before anyone said anything... I made sure that the associates knew that I was there and still was ignored...
7.2 Good2017 Mar 28
The car had a few stains in the seat at pickup
Rated #9
Airport Van
5.7 Okay (42 reviews)
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Airport Van
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 5.7
  • 5.8
  • 5.7
  • 5.4
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2020 Mar 14
The pick up was close by but I didnt realize it would not be at the airport. The sign is super small and if your not looking for it you would miss the pick up spot. Our group waited over 30 minutes before they finally picked us up.
4.4 Okay2019 Dec 04
Cheap priceA clean car with all the body parts. Clearer information regarding closing time up front instead of at counter.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Oct 14
This is an unethical company. They did not honor their written rental confirmation and left me stranded without a rental car at Midway Airport, and nearly every other car rental company was without vehicles. They provided no justification for failing to live up to their written commitment. Avoid this company!
4.0 Okay2019 Oct 14
The driver from the rental shuttle stop to their off- offsite location was congenial.Tires on van were truly bald. Had it not been a cool weekend we woulda had a blow out. Not exaggerating—they had like 0-1 42nds left on them. Van was dirty, lots of stains on light gray fabric seats. Had no head rests in middle row, they’d been removed. We drove it all over middle of Illinois from Chicago and it was not comfortable or safe in the back for our kids without anything to rest head on/protect neck in middle row.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Oct 14
Nothing. One of the worst experiences I’ve ever had with the rental car agency.They could have the van I rented. Instead I had to then take a shuttle back to the terminal and go through the process of having to rent another van from another company. It was ridiculous.
2.4 Mediocre2019 Oct 07
You have to take shuttle to the rental car mall, then call and wait 20 mind for another shuttle to get to AVR. And to return the car after 4pm you have to Uber from AVR to airport. Very inconvenient.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Aug 13
Poor service and not enough vehicles. The one we got because we had to was all scratched up
2.8 Mediocre2019 Jul 25
Requires two shuttles to a back alley building with no other businesses around. Very secluded. Sketchy. They have NO shuttle after 6pm or before 8am but only disclosed that after I had paid. I had book an Uber at 4am in this secluded dark place after dropping the car off with the keys in a lock box.I will not use this again.
7.6 Good2019 Jun 28
Staff was good and accommodating. Shuttle was waiting for us at the rent a car center to take us to pick up the van.The fact that there is no accommodations to get or from AVR before or after normal hours of operations is a large detractor. AVR is located in an industrial area. No numbers of contacting a cab/Lyft/Uber were posted or provided. Even though AVR informs you ahead of time it is not of much help.
2.8 Mediocre2019 Jun 20
This was a bait and switch. I liked nothing about it. I'm surprised and disappointed that Kayak even lists this company as a rental option. I'm hesitant to use Kayak in the future because of this experience.This was a bait and switch. I liked nothing about it. I reserved an SUV and they didn't have any ready for my arrival (and I wasn't early). We had to rent a mini van that had numerous issues (cracked bumper, missing panels, scratches, broken hubcaps) and wasn't comfortable on long drives.
Rated #10
National
7.6 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
National
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 05
National didn't have my SUV available nor would they rent a car to me since I was local and not a distant traveler and booked on the same day. Why did they give the option on the website that a car was available? Wasted my time on Christmas day.
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 05
GMC Arcadia has a very nice smooth ride and customer service was professional.
8.0 Excellent2017 Sep 12
Great customer service..
10.0 Excellent2016 Jun 05
Chrysler 300 in ChicagoI rented from Icarus cars from several dealer this trip. National was the only one that actually had the car I reserved when I arrived, and did not jerk me around. Also, no line at midway (but the others had long lines...).
Rated #11
Economy Rent a Car
5.9 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.2
  • 6.4
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2016 Apr 10
Awesome people. Great prices. Clean reliable vehicle.No complaints.
2.0 Mediocre2015 Dec 29
The car that wasn't there"Reserved" online. It was not made clear that the company was offsite or that a credit card number was necessary to hold the car. Our flight arrived nearly 2 hours late. We took the shuttle to the rental counter only to realize Economy was in a different location. Called both the local number and the toll-free number and got no answer. By the time my phone calls caught up with me it was 12:30 am and the message was that they would hold the car until 10:00. So now we were stuck at Midway. Luckily we were able to rent anothe car but had to cram 6 adults with luggage into 1 car instead of 2 and had to pay a premium price. I would not use Economy again.
5.6 Okay2015 Dec 17
The employees of the company are friendly and helpful. The car was new and comfortable.The company has a hidden "mandatory" roadside assistance fee of $100. It is NOT printed on any of the paperwork, nor or is there a notification when making the reservation on Kayak. It doubled the price of my rental, but there was 0 communication upfont. I reserve thru Kayak all the time and expect they would be disappointed in the hidden costs as well.
2.0 Mediocre2015 Nov 28
They didn't have a car for me on Thanksgiving!!Nothing.Worst company ever. Told me they gave out all of their cars the night before thanksgiving and they didn't have any car to give me for my reservation. Had to rent from Avis for $260.00 for 1 day when my reservation with Economy was for $70.00
Chicago Van Rentals
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Chicago Van Rentals
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Easirent
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Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Rent-A-Wreck
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Sunnycars
1 location in Chicago Midway Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Chicago Midway Airport
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972 travelers who rented a car in Chicago Midway Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations at Chicago Midway Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Chicago Midway Airport

  • Car rentals at Chicago Midway Airport offer a cheap and fast way to travel from the airport to Downtown Chicago. You’ll also enjoy the flexibility to visit other parts of the city, particularly if you want to explore the city’s hidden gems, such as museums and restaurants. Besides giving you a flexible schedule, a car rental will allow you to save time and money. You’ll save yourself the hassle of waiting for buses or taxis to arrive, and there are no hidden surprise taxi bills after arriving at your destination. Discover more exciting attractions around town, feel the local ambiance with a drive down the Strip. Be sure to comfortably move from place to place without having to hop onto buses with your luggage.
  • Renting a car is recommended over public transportation options from the Chicago Midway Airport, as the train is the only public means available to the Downtown Chicago area. However, the airport provides the N62 Archer bus for overnight trips. If you are trying to get anywhere else in Chicago, a car rental at Chicago Midway Airport comes in handy if you want to be sure of reaching your desired spots.
  • Before you return your car rental to Chicago Midway Airport, remember to fill up the gas tank in your Chicago Midway car rental before arriving, since the gas stations close to the airport are costly. When you reach the airport, look out for signs for the rental car companies, proceed to drop the keys in the dropbox, and you’re on your way. The staff will tell you where to park. From there, you will see the signs indicating the different car rental companies where you can return your car. Once you’ve returned the vehicle, proceed to the main lobby, and wait for ground transportation to the airport.
  • A good bet to avoid delays in pick-ups and drop-offs of a rental car at the Chicago Midway Airport is to it between mid and late morning. The airport is busy mainly between 5 am and 8.30 am and 3 pm and 6 pm on weekdays. If your flight arrives these times, you’ll land to lengthy lines at the security gates. Still, if you choose to fly in later in the day, expect to get the domino effect of delays, with the buildup extending into the evening. If you’re departing on Tuesday or Wednesday, consider returning the rental car between 9 am and noon and avoid the TSA lines.
  • Book your rental car at Chicago Midway Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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