Portage car hire

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Cheap car hire in Portage

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Portage

  • One of the prime advantages of renting cheap car rentals in Portage is the flexibility it provides. Since Portage is a small city with fewer public-transportation options, renting a car can be a more reliable and convenient means of getting around. With Portage car rentals, travelers can access all the attractions spread out around Portage. Indiana Dunes National Park is one of the top attractions in Portage and is best explored with a rental car. Another popular attraction that you can easily get to with a rental car is the Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, which is located just a few minutes outside Portage.
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is approximately 60 miles from Portage. The rental-car offices are located on the lower level of the Main Parking Garage. There’s a free shuttle bus that operates 24/7 and runs every 5-10 minutes from the airport terminals to the rental-car center. Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is approximately 38 miles from Portage. The rental-car offices at MDW are located in the Rental Car Facility adjacent to the main terminal. There’s a free shuttle bus that operates 24/7 and departs every 5-10 minutes from the main terminal to the Rental Car Facility.
  • When driving cheap car rentals in Portage, it’s important to be aware of the rules and regulations on the road. The city has a relatively relaxed driving style, drivers generally following the traffic laws and respecting other drivers. One thing to be aware of is the presence of bicycles on the roads. There are bike paths around and near the Indiana Dunes National Park, so drivers should be cautious of bicyclists sharing the road and give them plenty of space when passing them. Common vehicles on the road in Portage are cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs.
  • You might get into heavy traffic on the main roads leading toward downtown when driving cheap car rentals in Portage on weekdays. The rush hour in the morning is usually from 7 am to 9 am, while the rush hour in the afternoon is typically from 4 pm to 6:30 pm. The most affected roads are the two main highways that run through Portage, namely I-94 and US-20 (Highway 20). During rush hour, these highways, as well as some other local roads like Willowcreek Road, might become backed up with traffic. Portage frequently experiences some extreme temperature variations, with hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Winter driving conditions in Portage can be challenging due to ice and snow on the roads, which make it difficult for drivers to maintain traction on the road.
  • Book your car hire in Portage at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Portage are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Portage

  • How much is the price of fuel in Portage?

    The average price of fuel in Portage is R71,96 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R864 and R1 151, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Portage?

    Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Portage.

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

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

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

    The only car hire company onsite at Midway airport is Thrifty.

  • 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 Thrifty.

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

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Midway airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Portage?

    An Intermediate car hire in Portage costs R1 011 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Portage costs R842 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Portage?

    A Full Size car hire in Portage costs R1 281 per day, on average.

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

    A standard compact car or mid-sized hybrid is recommended for driving in Portage. These types are recommended because roads in Portage are generally well maintained, and traffic is usually light, allowing drivers to maneuver through the streets with ease. A compact car or a mid-sized hybrid car are also excellent choices because they offer good gas mileage, which is important if you plan on doing a lot of driving around the city and surroundings.

  • What’s the speed limit in Portage?

    The speed limit in Portage varies depending on the type of road and the zone you’re driving in. The standard speed limit for city streets is 30 mph. However, residential areas may have lower speed limits posted. School zones typically have a posted speed limit of 20-25 mph; high-traffic areas and highways might have a speed limit of up to 60 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Portage?

    One of the best places to park Portage car rentals is the South Haven Street Parking Lot, which is located near the city center and offers free parking. However, it’s important to note that this lot can fill up quickly, so it’s recommended that you arrive early to secure a spot. There are also several metered parking spots available throughout the city, typically costing $0.50 to $1.00 per hour, depending on the location.  

Portage car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

20 reviews
Best rated

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

7 locations in Portage

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Locations in Portage

1100 W 81st Ave

+1 219 756 2233

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1500 W 37th Ave

+1 219 962 1019

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237 Melton Rd

+1 219 787 0120

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3790 Grant St

+1 219 985 1593

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4550 E Lincoln Hwy

+1 219 756 2233

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557 S Washington St

+1 219 531 2700

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6279 Us Highway 6

+1 219 764 9900

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5,6 Fair

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was not available at time of pick-up. Was not able to pick up car until the following day.

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.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

N/A

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

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They cancelled on me the day of the pick-up. Terrible help after the cancellation as well. I was basically on my own and never found a car.

1 out of 3

Hertz

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3 locations in Portage

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1101 Calumet Avenue

+1 219 462 6669

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4280 E Highway 30

+1 219 240 0694

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4280 E. Highway 30

+1 219 240 0694

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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 👏 😀 👍 🙌

9,6 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The interior of the car wasn’t completely cleaned as there were stains and spill residue left from other renters

1 out of 6

40 travellers who hired a car in Portage gave the car agency they used an average rating of 10.0

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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