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Top tips for renting a car at Chicago Greater Rockford airport

  • When flying into Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (RFD), hire a car from one of its car rentals. This is because renting a car at the airport is usually much less expensive than public transportation's cumulative cost. Renting a car will also allow you to explore the area at your own pace, choose your route, and make changes to your plans as you go along. Some lovely Chicago destinations you can easily get to with a rental car include The Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum and Museum of Science and Industry.
  • Picking up your Chicago Greater Rockford Airport car rental is quite easy, as most car rental companies at this airport provide complimentary pickup and drop-off services. If you prefer getting your car rental yourself, visit the Ground Transportation Building, a 5- to 10-minute walk from the baggage claim, where you will find your rental counter. At your rental counter, you will be provided with a rental agreement as well as keys to your vehicle. Upon finalization of your agreement, one of your agency's staff will direct you to your car.
  • Returning your car rental at Chicago Greater Rockford Airport is relatively simple and convenient. This is because most airport car rental agencies require you to return the rental to the same location where you picked it up. After parking, ensure you have all your belongings before returning the key and rental agreement to the agency's offices. Please check for any additional charges that may be applied before you complete the return process.
  • During peak travel season and at the start and end of the week, picking up and returning a car rental at Chicago Greater Rockford Airport car rental tends to be more difficult than usual. This is because, during these times, there are plenty of long lines due to increased traffic in and around the airport. To avoid the wait times brought about by the long lines, it is best to book your car rental in advance.
  • Book your rental car at Chicago Greater Rockford airport at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Chicago Greater Rockford airport

  • What documentation is required to rent a car at Chicago Greater Rockford Airport?

    Renting a car at Chicago Greater Rockford Airport is subject to various requirements, depending on the agency. However, these rental agencies share a few consistent requirements. They include presenting a valid driver's license and an identification card, preferably one issued by the government. If you are a foreigner, you will need to submit a valid license from your country of residence. If the characters are not in English or Latin, an international driver's permit is recommended together with your passport.

  • What are some of the ways that I can pay for my Chicago Greater Rockford Airport car rental?

    Most car rental companies will require a valid credit card when paying for your car rental at Chicago Greater Rockford Airport. This being the case, it is in your best interest to have a major credit card. The signature on the back of the card must correspond with the name printed on the front. It is important to note that for security reasons, debit cards and cash are not accepted at most rental agencies at the airport.

  • Which rental car companies are most convenient at Chicago Greater Rockford Airport?

    The most convenient rental car companies at Chicago Greater Rockford Airport are Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, and Alamo. These companies offer a wide selection of vehicles and have convenient locations. They have competitive rates and offer various discounts and promotions that make it easy to save money. Additionally, these companies offer 24/7 customer service for any questions or concerns related to your rental. Overall, these companies provide a reliable and convenient way to rent a car at the airport.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Chicago Greater Rockford airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Chicago Greater Rockford airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and National.

Chicago Greater Rockford Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.8

Very good

16 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.4

One location in Chicago Greater Rockford Airport

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2 Airport Cir

+1 844 370 8287

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4.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The stag at the desk was extremely helpful and the work space was clean and tidy.

Cons:

You need to accept Debit Cards for payment. Being financially responsible and not putting things on Credit should not hinder a person from renting a car. They wouldn’t allow me to use a family members card either because it wasn’t mine or my husbands. I won’t be using Alamo until this is resolved.

6.0 Okay

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Employees on both ends were great period friendly and informative. Car was clean

Cons:

Car was not ready. Windshield was chipped, brakes were grabby

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

they did NOT have the car! what's the point of a reservation!

7.6 Good

Dec. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They overbooked and instead of the car I reserved, I had to drive three kids and all our luggage out of state in a truck. They did comp our gas and give us a discount which was nice of them and I was thankful for the 4 wheel drive once it snowed. I think better inventory checking is needed though.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Counter closes at 2pm on Weekends. There is no way for after hours pick up to happen.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I had to wait in line for awhile to get my rental car. I really did not think my wait was unacceptable as I could see the service rep was just very busy helping others ahead of me in line. Anyway, she gave me an upgrade in my vehicle due to the time I had to wait. Very considerate, will make me choose Alamo again in the future.

1 out of 3

Budget

8.3

Very good

16 reviews

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.2

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2 Airport Circle

+1 815 962 9415

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2.0 Poor

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They called me the next morning and told me they did not have a rental for me. So maybe check your inventory before letting someone book a vehicle.

3.2 Poor

Oct. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Reserved a premium sUV (Suburban) as traveling with 4 adults and 3 children in car seats. Was given a full size suv (Tahoe) even though the same agent called 3 days to confirm asking if I needed a suburban premium suv. At gate when I tried to add my dad as a driver agent said he’d waive charge. Then handed me keys and said the Tahoe was all ready. When I said I didn’t want a Tahoe as my strolled doesn’t fit in back with our 7 passengers and luggage he said that was all available at site. Offered a second vehicle to rent which we didn’t want as I already paid for and reserved a suburban. I had to call national customer service who’s only solution was for ME to drive 1hr+ away to exchange car! Then offered to refund only $50 for mishap. I had paid $66 more for premium rental so demanded at least that back. I won’t be renting from Budget again if they cannot provide rentals they advertise as available.

2.0 Poor

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I made reservations weeks in advance. Was called an hour before I was to pick up the car and was told there wasn't one available.

5.2 Fair

Feb. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

new car and nice bluish color; easy to pick up car and drop off car (except NO drop off sign that says Budget-I had to park and walk in to ask where to park the car). I'm not happy to spend $100 a day to rent car but it was the cheapest price available so happy about that.

Cons:

ALL DIRTY WINDOWS, inside perfume smell was annoying, drop off guy had lack of communication and charged wrong credit card becuz he didn't ask me-he assumed I wanted same card charged. I expected he would ask for my charge card and my signature. He credited my account and took a different card but I did not want a charge and a credit on that card. Then the words he used seemed he was blaming ME. He was Not very apologetic at all. Plus he was RUDE to the people behind us when we left the counter.

6.8 Okay

Apr. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The dropoff was quick.

Cons:

The rep in Rockford Il tried to hardsell double coverage collision coverage and even though we had purchased collision coverage/travel insurance through Allianz on the online aggregator we used. He had to redo the contract 2 times because of the excessive add ons that Budget attempted to add. Rep was very slow and tried to distract me with chatter. Car was late and rep said that he tried to call us while we were en route to pick up to tell us the car was late. Although we were picking up the car in Rockford he called NJ.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great

1 out of 2

Hertz

8.1

Very good

13 reviews

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

9.1

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#2 Airport Circle

+1 815 963 5318

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5.2 Fair

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly until we had a problem.

Cons:

Unfortunately, had to use a car reaking of smoke. Agent said if we wanted to wait an hour, they could probably get a car cleaned up for us. Agent had to turn away other customers because no clean cars were available. Not acceptable for a company the size of Hertz. Disappointing.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Loved the Nissan Versa. Drop off was quick.

6.8 Okay

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ford Fusion was great

Cons:

Waited 40 minutes for a person to come to the counter to get my key. Was told to put the key in the drop box after hours when returning the car, the slot in the box was too narrow to fit the key. Had to make a second trip back to drop key off the next day. I'll be trying another provider.

9.2 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at pick up and drop off.

Cons:

Car was very dirty on exterior, windshield was hard to even see out of

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly service.

2.8 Poor

Oct. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Because we prepayed with our credit card we had to pay a $225 deposit for some unknown reason. They claimed this is their policy for anyone who prepays. There was no mention of this when I made the reservation. They refused to let me use a different card for this. Then there was 3 separate charges totaling an extra $23 that I had to pay. Even though my confirmation specifically said $0 due at pickup. The guy at the counter could not tell me what the fees were for. He said "probably some airport fees or something". Hertz customer service people extremely rude and absolutely no help! I rent cars very often and have never had a problem. This was my first and last time going through hertz.

1 out of 3

National

7.6

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.2

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2 Airport Cir

+1 844 370 8286

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9.6 Wonderful

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was dirty. The Clerk did apologize saying due to the frigid conditions they did not was the vehicle because the doors may freeze shut.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.0

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.8

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2 Airport Cir

+1 844 934 1088

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221 N Alpine Rd

+1 779 208 3919

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5643 E State St Ste 1

+1 779 208 3919

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8.0 Very good

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The prices are ridiculous due to the extreme deposit for the vehicle.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They cancelled my reservation!! They said they are over booked and have no cars available

4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Decent vehicle

Cons:

Vehicle was dirty inside.

8.0 Very good

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop off parking lot was not well marked for specific rental company. The lot was exposed to bad weather and was icy when I arrived. The walk to the main entrance was challenging.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off were both quick and easy

Cons:

Car squeeked when ac/heat was on. Slight annoyance, no impact on the car though

7.6 Good

Nov. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off. Good car choice.

Cons:

Cleanliness of the car wasn't very good. Long pick up process.

1 out of 5

Avis

5.6

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

6.0

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2 Airport Circle

+1 815 962 8447

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2.0 Poor

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
They allowed me to book and charged me even though they knew their location was closed

3.6 Poor

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Rockford airport Avis personnel don’t care about customers. Allegiant airlines moved my flight to come in at 8pm. Avis employees would not stay or come in so I could pick up a rental car. Unacceptable and unprofessional. Avis doesn’t care !!!!!

Cons:

Had an employee stay allowing Me to rent / pick up a car.

4.8 Mediocre

Oct. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price

Cons:

The left turn signal did not work, I think it was a bad bulb. Every time we made a left the turn signal sound would be very rapid.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
Royce at Avis counter at Rockford airport didn’t have my car the day I arrived and my plane landed… nor did he make any contingency plans for another agent to stay. Had to cab to a hotel and cab back to the airport. Royce was very incompetent and not thoughtful at all. Plus he assured me my original contract price would be honored. No cal nothing and charged a$100 extra on my credit card. Royce is a very poor employee!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Pick up was quick and easy, everything was ready when I arrived. There were no changes to the price quoted online. The car was very clean and comfortable.

2.0 Poor

Jun. 2022

KAYAK
Worst experience I've ever had with a national company. First, the scheduled pickup time was the same as their closing time, but no mention of counter hours in any correspondence. Was it supposed to be "Pick up your car in 3...2...1... sorry, we're closed." Second, the car had a steering/suspension/tire issue and felt unsafe. When I called, they expected us to drive >100 miles each way if we wanted to exchange. We took our chances and got lucky. Third, we paid for SiriusXM. The counter clerk (who couldn't find his head with both hands) couldn't figure out how to activate it, and said that he didn't think that car has it. "SiriusXM" is the largest printing on the stereo and clearly visible from outside the car. At least I THINK we paid for it because... Fourth, when I tried to download the itemized invoice, I kept getting an error message that the page is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Three different browsers, (none of which was IE) had the same error. I guess it's only compatible with Netscape Navigator or Blackberry? There was a charge for "Taxable Products/Services*:" that was about ¼ the cost of the rental. I'm guessing that's the SiriusXM service that we never got, but who knows. When we arrived at the counter the day after the scheduled pickup day, the clerk said that there were no cars available. What happened to the one that we had reserved? He said that each day is a new day, and it's like food at a restaurant. So I guess that means that the wait staff brings them home for their families or something. The car he eventually found probably hadn't been completely checked in or someone would have noticed the issues. Again, worst experience with any national company.

1 out of 2

Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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80 travellers who rented a car in Chicago Greater Rockford Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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