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Elmhurst car hire

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Elmhurst car hire information

Pick-up locationElmhurst
Car types
Hire locations6
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Elmhurst

  • Elmhurst is a sprawling city, and a car rental in Elmhurst provides visitors with the flexibility to move around the city and explore its various attractions at their own pace. It is home to several malls and shopping centers, including the Yorktown Center and Oakbrook Mall. Having a car rental Elmhurst when shopping allows visitors to easily get their purchases back to their hotels without dealing with a crowded bus. For those looking to explore Chicago, using Elmhurst car rentals can be a great option. The city is only 25 miles away, and visitors can easily drive into the city and avoid the hassle of finding public transport to get there.
  • Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is approximately 13 miles from Elmhurst and is the closest airport to the city. The rental car offices at O'Hare are located in the multimodal facility adjacent to the airport terminal buildings, and passengers can take the free shuttle bus from the airport's designated shuttle pick-up points. Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is approximately 16 miles from Elmhurst. The car rental companies at Midway Airport are located across the sky bridge from the terminal building in the rental car facility, and there is a free shuttle available from the airport terminal to the rental car facility.
  • It is essential to know the unique traffic rules and driving conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable driving experience in Elmhurst. Drivers in Elmhurst are generally calm and relaxed, following traffic rules and respecting other drivers on the road. Elmhurst is also a pedestrian-friendly city with sidewalks, bike lanes, and paths. Therefore, it is crucial to look out for pedestrians, bikers, and skateboarders. You will likely encounter a mix of vehicles on the road, including small sedans, SUVs, and pick-up trucks when driving cheap car rentals in Elmhurst.
  • Rush hour in Elmhurst generally occurs between 7:00 am-9:30 am and 4:00 pm-7:00 pm Some of the most affected roads during rush hour are I-290 and IL-83. You may also experience challenges when driving cheap car rentals in Elmhurst during the winter due to snow and ice on the roads. Snowstorms can cause roads to become slippery and difficult to navigate, while heavy snow accumulation can hinder visibility. Therefore, it is advisable to adjust driving habits accordingly, including driving at slower speeds and allowing for more time to reach destinations.
  • Book your car hire in Elmhurst at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Elmhurst are around 25% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Elmhurst

  • How much is the price of fuel in Elmhurst?

    The average price of fuel in Elmhurst is R70,58 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R847 and R1 129, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Elmhurst?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Elmhurst.

  • Which car hire agencies are at O'Hare Intl airport (ORD)?

    The only car hire company onsite at O'Hare Intl airport is Budget.

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

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from O'Hare Intl airport to off-airport locations is Budget.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Elmhurst?

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Elmhurst?

    A Mini car hire in Elmhurst costs R1 849 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Elmhurst?

    A Standard car hire in Elmhurst costs R3 967 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Elmhurst?

    A Special car hire in Elmhurst costs R1 017 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a car rental in Elmhurst?

    Elmhurst has some narrow roads and tight parking spaces, so a compact Elmhurst car rental would be the most recommended type of car to rent.  These cars are easier to maneuver in these conditions and can make navigating through busy streets and parking in tight spots a lot easier. Compact cars also tend to have better fuel efficiency than larger vehicles.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving car rentals in Elmhurst?

    The speed limit in Elmhurst varies depending on the type of road and zone that you are driving in. In residential areas, the speed limit is typically 25 mph. School zones may have a lower speed limit, usually around 15-20 mph, especially during the times when school is starting or ending. On major streets and roads, the speed limit is typically 35-40 mph. Some larger thoroughfares may have speed limits of up to 45 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in Elmhurst?

    There are both free and paid parking options for Elmhurst car rentals, depending on the location and time of day. In downtown Elmhurst, it is recommended to use paid parking lots located on York Street and Schiller Street. The cost of parking varies, but most lots charge an hourly rate with a maximum daily rate. On-street parking in the downtown area is also available, but is metered and has a two-hour limit. The cost is per hour, and payment is required during the hours of 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday.

Elmhurst car rental reviews and directory

Budget

8,0

Very Good

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Elmhurst

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Locations in Elmhurst

890 N York Street

+1 331 826 1847

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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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and I'm very happy with the service and car

2,0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
After i made the reservation and was giving a confirmation number i got a call saying that there were no cars available

1 out of 1

Avis

7,4

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

6.9

One location in Elmhurst

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Locations in Elmhurst

890 N York Street

+1 331 826 1845

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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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The staff was super nice and the car was wonderful. Easy location and great price. It was just difficult to get in touch with them. I had tried to call them multiple times on different days to ask about drop off after hours and it would just rang and go directly to an automatic service that was like a dispatch center. No one could give me an answer if there was a night drop box. There was but I had to drive over there to make sure.

4,0 Mediocre

Sept 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was convenient.

Cons:

Car reword of smoke which was hard to deal with. The car was not ready during my pickup time and I wasn’t notified with much advance

5,9 Fair

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Easy pick up and return. Car was ready, but this was supposed to be a smoke free car and it reeked off cigarette and marijuana. The smell leeched onto our clothes and hair every time we were in the car. So noticeably that others noticed the smell on us.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,1

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.5

3 locations in Elmhurst

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400 W Grand Ave

+1 630 993 4430

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

501 West North Ave.

+1 630 833 4700

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

856 N York St

+1 630 941 1001

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I loved how they showed me how the car worked, and they gave me an upgrade.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The price of course.

Cons:

I had no way to get to Elmhurst to pickup the car from Evanston's Holiday Inn.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Location of the rental store

Cons:

Advanced notice that an extra $300 would be charged to my credit card before arrival.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was great! Friendly and knowledgeable.

Cons:

Nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, car requested was available and ready to drive when I arrived. Agents were ready and able to quickly get me on the way.

Cons:

Lower cost will always sweeten the deal

2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They told us our appointment was at 12, but the store closed at 12. When we got there a couple minutes late (thinking we wouldn’t even be allowed to pick up the car early) they were closed and we had to go somewhere else to rent a car. Very stressful and disappointing.

1 out of 6

Payless

6,4

One location in Elmhurst

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890 North York Street

+1 224 220 0603

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

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8,0 Very Good

May 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful friendly staff at pickup. car was clean and in good shape.

Cons:

Pickup of the vehicle took a little while as there was only 1 staff member in the office to help multiple customers.

9,2 Wonderful

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Good value for money. Also the car itself handled quite well. Pick up and drop off where great.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price and clean car. I will be back.

1 out of 1

Hertz

6,1

3 locations in Elmhurst

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1600 N.mannheim Road

+1 708 345 2781

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

313 W Grand Ave

+1 630 350 7397

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

856 North York Road

+1 800 654 3131

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00

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2,0 Poor

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Kayak said they had several vehicles, but they had none.

6,4 Okay

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Price

Cons:

Had to wait for an extra hour for pick up.

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy of return

Cons:

All good

8,0 Very Good

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

everything else... apart from what i didn't like

Cons:

distance from the airport... it cost $40to get there by taxi... which eats into the money i saved by searching high and low for the best rates.

1 out of 2

51 travellers who hired a car in Elmhurst gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

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Mini

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