Car Hire at Chicago Midway Airport
This information is correct as of September 2015
Whether you want to get a lungful of fresh air on Lake Geneva, enjoy the race car scene in Indie or explore the wonders of the Windy City, you can find the best car hire at Chicago Midway Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Chicago Midway Airport
There are nine car hire companies with desks at Chicago Midway Airport: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Rent-A-Wreck. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Chicago Midway Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
The nearest petrol station to Chicago Midway Airport is a Marathon garage which is located just 3 minutes by car from the airport. Head north on South Cicero Avenue and the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Chicago Midway Airport
Chicago Midway Airport is conveniently located close to the areas main roads. From Chicago you take the I-55 South and exit at Cicero Avenue to the airport. From the North, take I-294 South and exit at the I-55 North. From the South of the region, take the I-294 North and exit at the I-55 North and finally from the West take the I-88, exiting at the I-294 South.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Chicago Midway Airport.
The summer getaway of many locals, Lake Geneva is a huge outdoor playground where mountain bikers, hikers, walkers, swimmers and water sports enthusiasts gather for a good time in the summer sun. Whether it’s parasailing or laid-back boating there is fun to be had both on and off the water. The surrounding area boasts a lovely selection of local shops, cafes and bars, ideal for when the sun begins to set and you fancy sampling the local nigthlife.
It takes just under two hours to reach Lake Geneva from Chicago Midway Airport. Take the I-55 S highway from the airport and exit at 277A to merge with the I-294 N toll road towards Wisconsin. Take the exit 344 for the WI-50 towards Kenosha and Lake Geneva and keep to the left hand lane.
For race car fanatics, there is no better place to come that Indianapolis. Take a spin around the speedway or watch the professionals in action. For those with other interests, the city has a wonderful array of museums, art galleries, cafes and quirky boutiques to explore and feast in. By night the bars and restaurants come to life while many locals enjoy a trip to the theatre.
Indianapolis is a three hour drive from Chicago Midway Airport. Get o the I-55 form the airport and take a right on to the 55 N ramp to Chicago. Merge onto the I-55 N and take exit 292 B to merge on to the I-90 towards Indiana. Keep left and follow signs for Interstate 90 Express. Take exit 11 for the I-65 S then exit 113 towards Meridian Street. Follow signs for the city centre.
The Windy City is a cultural melting pot. From sports and architecture to food and festivals, this city has it all. Baseball is the sport of choice in this town while design buffs can marvel at Frank Gehry Frank Lloyd Wright and Picassos creations to their heart’s content. The art museum is stuffed full of masterpieces and psychedelic art. Foodies will also be in their element in Chicago – and there are no small portions here! From gourmet cuisine to mountains of fast food, Chicago has food from all over the world. Between March and September there are around 200 music festivals ranging from hard rock to jazz. Coupled with barbeques on every street corner, this is the city at its best.
Chicago is just 25 minutes by car from Chicago Midway Airport. Take the I-55 from the airport and take the right hand ramp for Chicago. Take exit 293 A towards Chinatown and follow the signs for the city centre.
Chicago has free parking from 10am to 8pm. Out with these hours, parking is usually $2.00 per hour. In the Central Business District outside the Loop rates are $4.00 per hour. Inside the Loop rates are $6.50 per hour from 8am to 9pm and the same rate for two hours from 9pm to 8am. Some hotels in Chicago also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change