Surprisingly enough given their difference in size and cultural impact, Springfield is the state capital of Illinois rather than Chicago - a designation earned via the work of arguably its most famous inhabitant, Abraham Lincoln. Hire a car in Springfield and you'll have the means to get around in comfort and convenience to discover the city's rich history.
You'll often find Springfield abuzz with excitement during its various fairs and festivals - the annual Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair held in May brings many visitors down to see great works of art and inspirational performances by a diverse mix of artists.
For an enthralling history lesson we highly recommend a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; see the life and work of one of the greatest American presidents in one visit to this fascinating place.
There's much more to Springfield than its historical sites, as a visit to the White Oaks Mall will attest. Enjoy the short trip there by hiring a car in Springfield - just five miles southwest of town - and you'll be rewarded even further with a great many shops, stalls and eateries in the largest mall of central Illinois.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0900-1200, Su Closed
Address: 3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Phone: 0217 529-5712
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:00AM-10:30PM
Address: 1108 Capital Airport Drive
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 5:00AM-10:00PM
Address: 900 Capital Airport Drive
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM
Address: 1200 North Airport Drive
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. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
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.