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Car hire at Bloomington-Normal Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Bloomington-Normal airport

  • Car rental at Bloomington-Normal Airport is a convenient option, especially if you are traveling with a large group or family to the city. Not only will you be able to fit everyone in your vehicle, but it is also much more affordable than chartering an entire bus like some other airports offer. A personal rental car also gives you the liberty to visit any destination in the city.
  • The most common vehicle types at Bloomington-Normal Airport's rental center include sedans, compact cars, and minivans. The sedans are ideal for a single traveler, or a couple that doesn't want to be cramped. Compact cars are best for small families and groups of two, while the minivans can seat up to seven people in one vehicle.
  • The rental center is located just off the Arrivals Level of the airport in between your baggage claim area and public parking areas. From the arrival, head to the left and follow the signs. This location is easily accessible via the skywalk across from the baggage claim. Renters should head towards the desk where they will be swiped in for their rental and given a map of the airport. Many rentals also offer an opportunity to purchase additional insurance or roadside assistance, so make sure to ask about this before your reservation is confirmed.
  • The airport is usually busy between 6 am and 8 am. It is best to arrive before or after these times if you want the quickest service. You can book in advance through KAYAK to ensure your Bloomington-Normal Airport car rental will be waiting for you when you arrive. Offpeak times include the mornings before noon, early evenings between around five in the evening and seven in the evening, and nights after 9 pm.
  • Book your car hire at Bloomington-Normal airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Bloomington-Normal airport

  • What documentation is required for car rental at Bloomington-Normal Airport?

    Documents needed include a valid driver's license and a passport for international renters. Drivers must be at least 18 years of age to rent a car in Bloomington-Normal Airport. There is no maximum age limit and some major credit cards are accepted as well. Other companies may require additional proof of identity, and this can be discussed with the rental company ahead of time. All documents must be presented when picking up your rental. For returns, renters will need to present their rental agreement, driver's license, and credit card.

  • What amenities are available at the Airport’s rental car center?

    Amenities available at the airport’s rental car center include a flatbed truck for loading and unloading heavy luggage, gas service with credit card payment, and airport parking. A representative will be on hand to help you find the right vehicle for your needs as well. It also has a spacious waiting area with televisions for your convenience. The rental center also has a photocopy machine available for you to scan and email your documents back home if needed. Other client-friendly services on-site include a lost and found, car wash, and child seat installation.

  • Which car rental companies are easiest to work with at the airport?

    The most convenient car rental companies available for car rental at Bloomington-Normal Airport are Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, and Enterprise. All these brands offer a shuttle to their offices from the airport. Hertz also has an office at the airport that is open 24h a day. Thrifty has a shuttle that runs from the airport to their office every hour. Enterprise stands out with a five-minute shuttle that runs to and from the airport. However, your choice will depend on availability as well as your personal preferences for the type of car, safety features, and amenities offered.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Bloomington-Normal airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bloomington-Normal airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and National.

Bloomington-Normal Airport car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

9,7

Wonderful

28 reviews

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

9.7

2 locations in Bloomington-Normal Airport

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1605 Morissey Ste 104

+1 309 665 0569

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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3201 Cira Drive Ste 114

+1 309 663 5201

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday11:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
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9,6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff!

Cons:

It's unclear that when you pay online, your reservation cannot be changed to return or pick it up on a different day. Thankfully you can upgrade. The 1st car only had 1/2 tank. The upgraded car was full.

8,8 Very Good

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pickup and availability. Corolla was clean and easy to operate.

Cons:

‘Maintenance Required’ indicator appeared the third day we had the car. Returned the car on Sunday and was surprised office was closed. This was not explained to me and assumed I was to drop the keys off into the Express Drop Off box.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The people in the road side assistance are wanderful.

Cons:

I rented an economy car, they gave compact one. It had an issue with alignment. And they replace it for me, the gave me a car without remote control or croess control. I didn’t really think they make such cars :( The lady took more money for the rental even thought I paid everything online. Her excuse was, I didn’t pay all taxes. How is that even possible?? The transaction clearly shows I paid taxes and I should her the email. But it didn’t change anything. I am actually considering canceling all my future reservation with them. It’s not worth it.

5,2 Fair

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They changed the car when the original car was having very very stained seats.

Cons:

1. The original car had all seats very very stained. How can they think of offering such a car. 2. The new car was good from inside but exterior was full of scratches all around the car and lots of chips went off the front of the car.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

This was my first time renting from this Hertz location. The staff were friendly and responsive. The car was clean and ready. The customer service rep explained everything and told me how to return the car on a Sunday. (Hopefully I did it correctly! :-)) I'd definitely rent from this location again.

Cons:

Nothing comes to mind in relation to needing improvement (not liking).

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I got my rental for $12/day, which was great..and then when I arrived to pick up my car from Hertz I also received a FREE UPGRADE! So I ended up with a full-size car for $12/day. The service I received at Hertz was professional and friendly. All in all, one of my best rental car experiences from start to finish!

Cons:

There was nothing I didn't like!

1 out of 5

Avis

6,6

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.9

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3201 Cira Drive,suite 115

+1 309 664 0781

Monday08:00 - 18:0018:00 - 22:00
Tuesday18:00 - 22:0008:00 - 18:00
Wednesday18:00 - 22:0008:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0018:00 - 22:00
Friday18:00 - 22:0008:00 - 18:00
Saturday20:00 - 22:0011:00 - 16:00
Sunday18:00 - 22:0011:00 - 16:00
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2,0 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Didnt even get the car

6,8 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and pickup was easy.

Cons:

Car did not have an owners manual and took a considerable amount of time to figure out all the buttons, dials and displays. Returned the car two days early but could not get a refund directly from AVIS they told me to go to the booking company but no clue where to even start that process.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
All went well, clean car, airport easy to navigate.

7,9 Good

Sep 2021

KAYAK
The car could’ve been a little cleaner inside. Otherwise it was a good car and good experience.

1 out of 2

Budget

5,9

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

5.4

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3201 Cira Drive Suite 117

+1 309 661 8029

Monday08:00 - 18:0018:00 - 22:00
Tuesday18:00 - 22:0008:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0018:00 - 22:00
Thursday18:00 - 22:0008:00 - 18:00
Friday18:00 - 22:0008:00 - 18:00
Saturday20:00 - 22:0011:00 - 16:00
Sunday18:00 - 22:0011:00 - 16:00
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
The manager at the front Desk argued with me and insisted on trying to overcharge me $100 more for my car rental even after showing him what my quote was. I had to strongly express my concern and to get my point across Very rude and unprofessional.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and fast with processing the rental.

Cons:

The Budget rental counter is not open at BMI. You are directed to Avis rental and the counter service there didn’t open for fifteen minutes.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

No cars available after reserving one and going through the process.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The experience started pretty rough. There was only one guy working so he ended up being about 45 minutes late opening. Pretty sure he was checking cars, mileage, fuel etc. However myself along with five other customers were not aware of this until later. Two were quite upset, I was just frustrated from waiting so long.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly staff, ease of pickup and drop off

Cons:

nothing

7,2 Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It's a small, regional airport, so there was no line when checking in and returning. About 15 minutes after returning the vehicle, I realized that I had left a jacket in the back seat of the car. The employee was able to give me a special remote (no key attached) in order to go back to the vehicle to get it out of the car. Responsive to my needs - see the what I didn't like summary.

Cons:

I was told the car was in a particular spot in the parking lot; however, after searching around, I ended up finding the car still parked in the "return" area. The car still had some trash in it from the previous renter, which I had to clean up. Upon starting the vehicle, I found that the gas tank was at 3/8 of a tank only, but the tank should have been full. I had to go back into the airport to the Budget (Avis) counter where the employee walked outside with me and directed another employee (a young man working in the parking lot area) to follow me to a gas station so he could fill the tank for me. The counter employee commented that someone was not doing their job and it shouldn't be that hard. Obviously, the car had not been "processed" properly upon being returned from the previous renter, which cost me about 30 extra minutes. Luckily, there were no mechanical issues with the car - I had no further problems.

1 out of 5

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5,8

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

5.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

5.6

3 locations in Bloomington-Normal Airport

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1206 South Veterans Parkway

+1 309 664 0100

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00
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301 Veterans Pkwy

+1 309 665 2000

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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3201 Cira Dr

+1 833 516 2244

Monday10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday10:00 - 21:30
Thursday10:00 - 21:30
Friday10:00 - 21:30
Saturday10:00 - 21:30
Sunday10:00 - 21:30
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4,0 Mediocre

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable however not the most professional. The car was vacuumed but the windshield was not cleaned on the inside. The windshield wipers were terrible and need to be changed. Closing at noon on a Saturday is ridiculous.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Called three places. Reserved 2 times only to be called back and be told no cars were available. Was still charged insurance.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Enterprise canceled the rental but did not bother to mention that until we arrived to pick up the vehicle. Poor customer service.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Reserved car Then told it wasn’t available

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We reserved a premium suv a week in advance for a family trip to Colorado (4 adults and 2 teens). I called mid-week to make sure they would have one on friday, he assured me they would. Arrived there as planned to pick it up and they did not have a premium suv. Tgey offered the 12 person cargo van, but we couldnt see it being comfortable for a 16 hour trip and we couldn't fold down the back seats to slide our numerous pieces of luggage in. It ruined our vacation.

8,8 Very Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Got the car I needed

Cons:

Didn't have my car at first.

1 out of 4

National

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

7.9

One location in Bloomington-Normal Airport

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3201 Cira Dr

+1 833 516 2245

Monday10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday10:00 - 21:30
Thursday10:00 - 21:30
Friday10:00 - 21:30
Saturday10:00 - 21:30
Sunday10:00 - 21:30
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Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Bloomington-Normal Airport

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Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal

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Sunnycars

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One location in Bloomington-Normal Airport

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3201 Cira Drive

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72 travellers who hired a car in Bloomington-Normal Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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