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As America’s third largest city, Chicago is made up of an impressive forest of skyscrapers alongside the south-western shore of Lake Michigan, and is served by one of the world’s busiest airports. If you hire a car at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, you can take the 17-mile drive straight into the heart of this bustling city – it'll take just over 20 minutes.
Our pick-up branch can be found on Bessie Coleman Drive, in the centre of the airport complex and from here you can easily access all major routes into Chicago and surrounding Illinois.
We’re perfectly placed next to the Interstate 190, so you can get in and out of the airport quickly and efficiently. With no hidden extras to pay and no credit card fees, as well as 24-hour helpline in case you need our assistance, you can feel confident hiring a car from us.
Chicago is the capital of the mid-West and a fascinating place with its own character, style and attractions. With O'Hare Airport being so close to I-190, you can get straight out on the open road in your hire car and explore both Chicago and wider Illinois.
The Rosemont motorway interchange is just a couple of miles east and allows you to take route heading in all directions. Heading south-east out of O’Hare Airport, you'll find the I-190 turns into the I-90 and goes through flat residential districts before taking you into downtown Chicago. The I-294 is the main route for travelling north to Des Palines or south to Elmhurst. Taking the I-55 out of Chicago will allow you to explore the south of Illinois, and bordering Missouri.
The road system around Chicago is generally excellent. There’s a straightforward grid pattern to many areas and some wide, smooth freeways for longer trips. Watch out, however, for toll roads, such as the I-90 Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, and you may have to pay charges. So you are fully aware of any potential charges you may have to pay, it's worth checking before you set off what routes you may encounter, and the fees you might have to pay – find full details online.
Driving in Chicago is generally the same as driving in the rest of the US. Illinois law does state that headlights must be used from sunset to sunrise and in a weather conditions which require you to use you windscreen wipers. For more information on driving in Chicago, click here.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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From Willis Tower to Wrigley Field, Chicago can offer you a wealth of things to do and see, whether you’re here for business or just to enjoy a break away. The bustling city centre leads back from the waterfront, either side of the Chicago River. With so many attractions to pack into your trip, it can be hard to know where to begin.
Contrary to the stereotype, Downtown Chicago doesn’t usually feel especially windy - but it is one of the globe’s great shopping centres. Just inland from the lake, you’ll find the Magnificent Mile - a glossy strip of world-class shops including big designer names along Michigan Avenue. Don’t miss the Niketown museum also on the Mile – it celebrates the home of the famous sports brand.
A short walk west is Marshall Fields, a wonderfully old-fashioned department store that has become a Chicago institution. Officially it has been taken over by Macy’s and bears that name, but locals still dress up and head to here for Sunday lunch in the Edwardian walnut panelled dining room. This 13-storey store even has its own visitor centre and museum.
In Chicago, you’ll be able to some of the US’s tallest buildings, including the 110-storey Willis Tower (also known as Sears Tower), with a rocket-like lift trip to the Skydeck viewing room travelling at 1,600-feet-per-minute. The views across the city and lake are, of course, amazing.
For an eating experience like no-other, head for the grand 94th-floor restaurant of Hancock Tower and enjoy a meal overlooking the lights and amusements on Navy Pier. Offering panoramic views across the entire of Chicago, sit back and relax as the world moves underneath your feet, and you can learn all about the city below you in the Tower's interactive exhibits.
Being on the banks of Lake Michigan gives Chicago a beautiful backdrop of clear blue waters, and offers visitor a whole host of activities and attractions to soak up along this 18-mile long stretch. Take to the Lakeside Trail and tick off all the places to see on your way, like the Lincoln Park Zoo, perfect for an afternoon out with the kids, and try your hand at a game of softball in Grant Park, regarded as "Chicago's front yard".
Call in at The Shedd too. This large lakeside block houses one of the world’s largest aquariums. It’s not just a collection of pretty tropical fish and seahorses, inside you can see whales and dolphins. The trail will lead you north all the way to Montrose Harbour, where you can enjoy the spectacular views across the water.
Whether you're flying in for a business meeting in the Windy City, or looking to explore the tranquillity of Illinois' great outdoors, hiring a car from Chicago O'Hare Airport is a straight-forward way to get from A to B.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.