Merrillville car hire

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Merrillville car hire information

Pick-up locationMerrillville
Car types
Hire locations6
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Merrillville

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
People carrier
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
Pick-up truck

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Merrillville

  • Car rentals in Merrillville, Indiana offer an excellent way to save time and to explore the surrounding area. For instance, if you want to go from the Innisbrook Country Club in Merrillville to the Clarion Inn, public transit would take over an hour. In contrast, driving Merrillville car rentals would take less than 10 minutes.  Car rentals in Merrillville could also make it efficient for you to travel into Chicago, out to South Bend, or down to Bloomington or Peoria.
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is the closest major airport to Merrillville, less than an hour's drive away, making it an ideal place to secure a Merrillville car rental. At MDW, you can catch a free shuttle to the Rental Car Facility 24 hours a day, about every 15 minutes. At Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), about an hour's drive from Merrillville, rental cars are housed in the Multi-Modal Facility. From Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 5, passengers can board the Airport Transit System people mover which departs for the MMF all day, every day, about every 10 minutes.  If you are flying into the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD), about a 2-hour’s drive northwest of Merrillville, you will find the rental car counters in arrivals near baggage claim.
  • Merrillville is a town in the Chicago metropolitan area that has a dense suburban feel. Commuter traffic causes a rush hour that begins around 6 am and tends to last through 8:30 am. The afternoon commute tends to last from around 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm. In Merrillville, there is a concentration of restaurants, automobile dealerships, hotels, and big-box retailers situated on the US 30 between Taft Street and Colorado Street. Here, traffic can get congested, especially on the weekend. Merrillville has a lot of families, schools, and parks. Be aware when you are driving car rentals in Merrillville that you will need to slow down in these areas due to the presence of children.
  • One the biggest driving problems in Merrillville is speeding. Residents have shown up complaining at enough town meetings that police are taking the matter seriously. People driving car rentals in Merrillville will need to drive defensively and keep an eye out for speeders and be careful not to be lulled into speeding themselves because police are ticketing speeders with determination to curtail the problem. Speeding is particularly problematic near the intersection of Madison Street and 76th avenue, where rumble strips have been added in an attempt to slow down traffic.
  • Book your car hire in Merrillville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Merrillville are around -2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Merrillville

  • How much is the price of fuel in Merrillville?

    The average price of fuel in Merrillville is R66,35 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R796 and R1 062, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Merrillville?

    Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Merrillville.

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

    Car hire companies onsite at O'Hare Intl airport include Budget, Avis and Hertz.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Midway airport (MDW)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Midway airport include Budget, Avis and Hertz.

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

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from O'Hare Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Avis and Hertz.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Midway airport (MDW)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Midway airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Avis and Hertz.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Greater Rockford airport (RFD)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Greater Rockford airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Avis and Hertz.

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

    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 Merrillville?

    A Mini car hire in Merrillville costs R1 788 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Merrillville?

    An Economy car hire in Merrillville costs R2 101 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Merrillville?

    A Compact car hire in Merrillville costs R932 per day, on average.

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

    For those considering car rentals in Merrillville, an SUV makes a good choice of vehicle any time of year. If you will be driving into Chicago for business appointments or social events, a luxury SUV can ensure that you will be showing up in style. If you will be in Merrillville visiting friends and family, an SUV can accommodate a lot of people. And if it is the winter, an SUV can give you good power and grip through the snow and ice.

  • What's the speed limit in Merrillville?

    In Merrillville, the maximum speed limit you will encounter is 70 mph on Interstates and rural freeways. Rural freeways are major highways passing through sparsely populated areas. For urban freeways and Interstates going through more densely populated areas, the speed limit is 65 mph. Major roads that are divided with a concrete median have a speed limit of 60 mph while undivided roads have a maximum speed limit of 55 mph. Residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 30 mph. In Merrillville, be on the lookout for construction zones, schools, and hospitals, for you will need to slow down.

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

    Merrillville, a retail hub, is famous for its superstores, malls, and restaurants, most of which have their own large parking lots with free parking, usually for at least 2 hours. In downtown Merrillville, there are a number of parking garages. The cost of these parking garages could vary widely depending on which garage you choose.

Merrillville car rental reviews and directory

Avis

9,3

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.6

One location in Merrillville

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Locations in Merrillville

1750 West 81st Avenue

+1 219 769 2355

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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2,0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We went to pick up our van and they said they have been trying for two days to get one. They couldn't get us one so we went to enterprise and had to get a suburban for 1325 dollars over twice the price. Avis said to send them the bill and they will send us a check for 500 dollars. With that vehicle gas was more and the 500 don't make up for our original rental price. real disappointed.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,6

Very Good

10 reviews

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

7.9

6 locations in Merrillville

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Locations in Merrillville

10724 Broadway

+1 219 226 1770

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

1100 W 81st Ave

+1 219 756 2233

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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112 E Ridge Rd

+1 219 924 0707

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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1500 W 37th Ave

+1 219 962 1019

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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3790 Grant St

+1 219 985 1593

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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4550 E Lincoln Hwy

+1 219 756 2233

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly enthusiastic staff

Cons:

It took a little while to get going at pickup but I believe it is because the car just came in and they wanted to clean it.

2,4 Poor

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The single overworked staff member was very pleasant and competent.

Cons:

Hire more staff at this location! You can never get through on the phone and will be serviced by a single person (multiple visits - this was the case). Interior of the building was antiquated and dirty.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Car was dirty, smelled, back seats were sticky had to go to the car wash wash the car, clean the inside of the windshield, tires were poor. Car had an annoying vibration from bad tires three different types of tires on the car and got pulled over in another state bcc tyre played expired in 2017

2,0 Poor

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I booked the car before pick up they called me and said the car is not available. If the car is not available, they should let me know before only so that I can make other arrangements

1 out of 2

Budget

5,7

Cleanliness

5.1

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

6.0

One location in Merrillville

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Locations in Merrillville

1750 West 81st Avenue

+1 219 736 0373

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Aug 2022

KAYAK
I will never rent from Budget again. Their professionalism is lacking. I was a little early for my pickup and was scolded. I’ve rented from many facilities before and this was the poorest that I had ever been treated. The inside of my car was not what I’d consider customer worthy. Drop off was easy though. That was the only plus.

6,0 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The Vero Beach, FL staff was both friendly and helpful. Even though she was really busy she was professional and helpful.

Cons:

It would have nice to have a shuttle service to take me home after I dropped off the car. I live in town and fairly close to the drop-off location.

6,0 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car drove well

Cons:

trying to get a hold of anyone at the LAX Budget was impossible. Circular phone promts just for a simple question. Also, the Indiana Budget guy said if we returned the car a day early, that we'd get a day off of our payment and I didn't see reflected in our bill after we dropped off the vehicle.

5,6 Fair

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was decent, but not anything I would take on a trip again.

Cons:

They did not have the car class I wanted so I paid an extra $20 to "upgrade" or drive a nasty little car. Also, the agent told me I was covered with the insurance but it was marked as denied coverage in the box. We had a little discussion about that. Next time I go to an airport and pay more and be sure of what I am getting.

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Greg and Eric customer service was absolutely great! I loved the price and the features in the vehicle I rented. I loved how updated the 15 passenger van is...the backup camera was awesome! It made parking a vehicle of this size a breeze. I loved how easy it was for the passengers to get in and out of the vehicle. It made it very easily accessible for my mother, aunts and uncles to get in and out, especially since a few have physical disabilities.

Cons:

I wished it came with satellite radio...although it came with a USB so you can plug in your phone...but it would of been a nice feature, and possibly a tv for the passengers...especially if you are taking along road trip. Not necessary but would be a great added feature.

6,8 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Cheapest one way trip to airport ever

Cons:

The representative at pick up was very dismissive.

1 out of 4

Hertz

3,0

Cleanliness

3.4

Comfort

3.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.3

Value for money

3.4

2 locations in Merrillville

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4280 E Highway 30

+1 219 240 0694

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

4280 E. Highway 30

+1 219 240 0694

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

Feb 2024

KAYAK
No false advertising

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
It was great! Easy! Great customer service! And the young man Brandon who help me was very patient, extremely knowledgeable and helpful when I was having some issues with my card. Drop off was easy and quick! I’ll definitely be using them in the future!

2,0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
I pre-paid for my car and was late picking it up and there was no car for me when I arrived unless I wanted to pay more for a larger car. I was told I paid for a time slot. I did not pay for a time slot, I paid for a specific car that I picked out. Whether this is in your terms and conditions, this is horrendous customer service. What if I was flying in and my flight was delayed? Then, I'm just stuck at the airport? The person at the Hertz counter told me I had to call for a refund. I called and the person on the phone was very confused and repeatedly recited some other customer's travel info to me, even though I told him it was not me. I waited 7-10 business days for a refund and never got it, so just had to call back again and was told I have to wait another 7-10 days for a refund. In the end, I never got a rental car and it's been nothing but a hassle to try to get my money back.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Acknowledging that was there

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

When I went to pick up the vehicle, I waited for 20 minutes before I spoke a staff. She told me no cars available!!!! Then the manager asked me to come inside .After a few minutes she told me to go outside and wait. Another staff came out and told me that no vehicle available. I showed the proof of confirmation, and I Asked why I'm not getting a vehicle , she told me there are so many other people made reservation before me. When I asked for the explanation she told me to get out of the office. Thank you Hertz for your excellent service 👏 😀 👍 🙌

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

Horrible. Never got the car. Reservation at noon and got there at 11:45 and they were closed.

1 out of 4

42 travellers who hired a car in Merrillville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

Car hire locations in or near Merrillville

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Most popular car type

Mini

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