Chicago O’Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles, or 27km northwest of the Chicago Loop, and is the primary airport serving the city of Chicago, in the United States of America. It is also the third largest airport in the world, with well over 60 million passengers per annum. The airport is otherwise known as the O’Hare Airport, the O’Hare Field, the Chicago Airport, the Chicago International Airport or simply as O’Hare, and has the official airport code of ORD. For arriving passengers, there are several car hire companies available, such as Avis Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Avis is one of the most popular car rental companies at U.S. airports, and offers their airport passengers competitive car rental rates.
Chicago Airport, being a major hub for two important airline companies (United Airlines and American Airlines), and one of the largest airports in the world, has four terminal buildings with extensive facilities for arriving and departing passengers. The Terminals are named as Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Terminal 5, and each have several concourses. The terminal of arrival will depend on the airline company with which the passenger is flying, and whether the flight is from a U.S airport or an international airport. The terminals, as well as the remote car parking areas are all connected by the ATS, or the Airport Transit System, which is an automated people mover system travelling a total distance of 2.7 miles. Avis, as well as the other Chicago O’Hare International Airport car hire companies, are located on the lower levels of the building, nearby the baggage reclaim areas of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Passengers arriving at Terminal 5 may be required to call Avis from one of the courtesy phones on the lower levels. Certain car hire companies also send free shuttle buses to collect their customers from designated pick-up locations at the terminals.
In a rented car from Chicago O’Hare Airport is a popular way to travel, although driving in downtown Chicago is not recommended. A private car is best for the outer areas of the city, and for travelling to nearby cities and attractions. To rent a car in the United States, and from Avis, the primary renter will need to be at least 25 years of age or older, however, younger renters are permitted to hire vehicles from certain car categories, provided that an additional underage surcharge is paid. This amount is $27.00 per day of car hire. Persons aged 21 to 24 may hire from most car categories, but not from those which contain luxury cars, minivans, 12-passenger vans, specialty cars, full-size SUVs and premium SUVs.
All drivers registered on the rental contract must show a valid, U.S-issued drivers license at the time of vehicle collection. Customers without a U.S driving license should have a valid passport or a Canadian enhanced license. Drivers may also by subject to an electronic DMV check, or may be asked to sign a declaration attesting to certain criteria. This will be in order to check if the driver has had any license suspensions, convictions for driving whilst under the influence, has had any accidents that were not reported or that the driver has never been in possession of a stolen vehicle. The Chicago O’Hare International Airport car rental companies, including Avis, accept most major credit cards, as well as bank debit cards with the Mastercard or Visa logo, although a debit card cannot be used for the required hold should you be hiring a car from the cool car selections. A credit check for credit worthiness may also be performed.
The estimated total for your rental from Chicago O’Hare International Airport will not include any additional items you would like to hire and fees for the Gas Service Option. From Avis, the Where2 GPS Navigation system can be requested, and is a device that is capable of providing accurate directions to any location. A satellite navigation system is highly recommended for anyone unfamiliar with the Chicago road network. Customers of Avis can hire child seats for the younger members of their family as well, or booster seats for older children. Child seats are necessary for driving in the U.S., as all passengers in a vehicle should be wearing seatbelts. Avis hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available, and from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, hand controls are free of charge. All equipment is best reserved in advance.
At their car rental locations in the United States, Avis has a large variety of vehicles for hire. There are smaller cars similar to the Hyundai Accent and Ford Focus, as well as larger vehicles such as the Ford E350, which is a Passenger Van for twelve people. Vehicles of an intermediate and full-size include the Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Impala. Avis has a large choice of vehicles in their Specialty category, for example, the BMW 528, BMW X3, Toyota Prius (hybrid), Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, Ford Mustang Coupe, Jeep Wrangler, Lincoln Navigator, Fiat 500 and the Mini Cooper Convertible. There are Premium cars such as the Ford Crown Victoria available, and a number of SUV categories from which to choose, with vehicles similar to the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Edge and Chevrolet Suburban. Larger SUVs can seat seven or eight passengers, and the Dodge Grand Caravan, a Minivan, can seat seven as well.
Always specify if your car will be arranged as an Avis one way hire, when making the reservation, if you are planning to deliver the vehicle to a rental location other than Chicago O’Hare International Airport. One way hires may be a bit more expensive than an ordinary rental, but are sometimes more convenient. Cross-border rentals to Canada may also be permitted.
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Chicago O’Hare Intl Airport
10000 Bessie Coleman Drive
Chicago, IL, 60666, US
Telephone Number: (1) 888-849-0277