Driving around in the city of Chicago with a rental car can be a hassle but not impossible. Its a good way to move around but we advise to have a look at the local traffic rules as they may vary with what you are used to. Take in mind that in rush hour traffic can be pretty dense and it can take longer before you reach your destination.
Where to go with my rental car
When renting a car, you are free to drive wherever you want as long as you keep to the local traffic rules which can be different that you are used to. Always keep to the maximum speed limit and be a responsible driver. Watch out if you want to cross the border into another country as there might be restrictions and/or extra fee's to be paid. If you want to take the car on a ferry, please always check with the local car rental agent if this is allowed as not all car rental companies allow it or extra fees might be applicable.
Park your rental car in Chicago
Parking your rental car in Chicago can best be done in a garage. Its safer for you and your rental car. There might be the possibility to park your rental car in the outskirts of Chicago and move around by public transportation which is not too expensive and will compensate for the parking fee you will need to pay if parking in the city center.
Take in mind that many big cities have a city center only accessible for locals or delivery purposes.
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One way rentals in Chicago
Most major car rental agents in Chicago offer one way rentals. One-way rental is when you collect the car in one place and return the car in another location. In most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. In the terms and conditions will state if the one-way fee is included in the rental price. If the one-way charge is not included in the rental price, the one way charge needs to be paid on arrival directly to the car rental agent.