Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Car Hire / Rental

(Chicago, Illinois - IL, USA)

Car rental counters at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) can be found on the lower level of terminals 1, 2 and 3. Passengers arriving at the international Terminal 5 can arrange for pickup from the car rental agencies.

The center of Chicago is often busy and traffic can quickly back-up in early morning and late afternoon, particularly along the I-90 interstate (Kennedy Expressway West / Dan Ryan Expressway West) and the I-290 interstate (Eisenhower Expressway East). Whilst this area is laid out in a logical fashion, with numerical roads and avenues, public transport is often the preferred way to travel around downtown Chicago, with the elevated train network being especially popular.

Speed limits in Chicago, USA
Urban areas: 30 mph / 48 kph
Open roads: 65 mph / 105 kph
Motorways / highways: 70 mph / 113 kph

Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Chicago

The I-90 is one of the main thoroughfares around Chicago and stretches as far away as the city of Seattle. To the east of the city, the I-80 heads towards New York, while the I-55 reaches St. Louis. Many of the routes outside the city are especially scenic, particularly alongside the shore of the vast Lake Michigan, with many waterfront attractions along this route.

Several underground parking lots can be found in the Grant Park and LaSalle neighborhood, although these can be pricey. Whilst on-street parking is available in Chicago, it is often hard to find and available spaces are quickly taken.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) Car Rental Companies

The following car hire operators reside at O'Hare Airport:
  • Alamo Rent A Car
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • HERTZ Corporation
  • National Car Rental

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) Car Rental

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