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Peoria car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Peoria

  • If you have been looking forward to your trip to Peoria and want to experience the city with ultimate convenience, flexibility, and fewer restrictions, then you may need to consider renting a car. There are many car rentals in Peoria that are willing to offer you any car of your choice that will make your trip, not just comfortable but a lot more fun, whether you are going on business or vacation. One of the top reasons to rent a car in Peoria is having the ability to travel as close to or as far from the city as you please without having to worry about adhering to a given schedule. Imagine being able to hit the road and going to Lincoln House 72 miles away in about an hour or dropping at the Miller Park Zoo about 42 miles away in under an hour. Total flexibility.
  • The Downing Peoria International Airport houses a dedicated rental car area where you'll pick up your car of choice from agencies like Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, and Avis. The Rental Car Counter is directly in the baggage claim area, and the cars are usually parked outside the baggage claim. There are big signs for "Arrivals" and "Baggage Claim" that will lead you to the entrance where you'll find the counter for your rental car agency of choice. This is also where you'll return the car once the trip is over.
  • Jaywalking is rampant in Peoria, so you’ll want to drive safely to avoid getting into an accident in a new city. During the summer season, extreme heat may also cause the roads to bulge and buckle, causing hazards in the process. Traffic has previously been reported in Peoria along with War Memorial, Route 6 southbound and northbound, as well as the 1-474, so be on the lookout. Winters in Peoria experience ice and snow, and the roads can be quite slippery, so having the right type of car can go a long way.
  • Morning rush hour in Peoria starts at 9am and dies down to regular traffic at 10am. The reopening of the Murray Baker Bridge has significantly lowered the traffic congestion in Peoria. To maintain the traffic on the 1-74, the county installed traffic lights that operate between 2:30pm and 6:30 pm, at which time the evening traffic is at its peak.
  • Book your rental car in Peoria at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Peoria are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Peoria

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Peoria?

    If you're traveling to Peoria for business matters and intend to stay within the city, a standard or full-size car will serve you well, depending on your required capacity and budget. If you intend to venture out into the city's rural areas, you may want to get an SUV from Peoria car rentals, as rural areas can be filled with gravel and potholes. Most of them are crumbling at the edges due to bigger trucks and farm equipment placing pressure on them for prolonged periods.

  • What’s the speed limit in Peoria?

    When driving a rental car in Peoria, keep in mind that the state of Illinois requires a maximum speed limit of 30mph on residential streets, and there are many of those in Peoria. You need to maintain a speed limit of 15mph in alleys, 65mph on highways with at least four lanes, and 55mph on other roads, streets, and highways. Maintain a limit of 20mph on school zones, and be wary of traffic cameras and speed cameras in various parts of the city.

  • Where are the best places to park in Peoria?

    Once you get to Peoria, you'll find parking meters on city streets enforced from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. These meters have a parking time limit of 2h, and it's illegal to deposit additional coins once you reach your limit. Expect to pay approximately $1 per hour. Most parking meters are not enforced during public holidays. You'll also find parking lots at the Civic Center, and you can expect to part with about $10 per space.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Peoria?

    The average price of fuel in Peoria is ₹ 319 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 3,827 and ₹ 5,103, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Peoria?

    Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Peoria.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Peoria?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Peoria?

    An Economy car hire in Peoria costs ₹ 4,561 per day, on average.

Peoria car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

5.4

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.7

Value for money

5.9

2 locations in Peoria

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Locations in Peoria

1700 W Pioneer Pkwy

+1 309 693 0547

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

6100 W Everett M Dirksen Pkwy

+1 309 697 0650

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2022

KAYAK
It takes way too long to pick up the car, especially considering if you're coming from the airport, it's already 25 minutes out of the way.

4.0 Mediocre

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Pick up took 50 minutes. I was told that someone had called in sick so the only lady there had to go clean each car before it could get rented. Then the manager came in and explained the car cleaner had hand surgery and was out for weeks (so the lack of car cleaner was entirely foreseeable.) They also told me they didn't have my reservation despite me having a kayak confirmation email with a Hertz confirmation number. It very easily could have been a lot better customer service.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They don’t take chime cards

8.4 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

all phases of rental satisfactory

9.2 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes the Staff was Great

Cons:

The Car could have been Cleaner French Fries and Dog Hair was on the Back Seat

5.2 Fair

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Our flight in Chicago cancelled. We were unable to change the pick up location from Peoria to Chicago We were stranded in Chicago at night. We had to get another car from Chicago to Peoria and then the next day go get our Kayak rental in Peoria. We paid for a day we did not use. The other problem was booking through Kayak there was no opportunity to cancel. We will never book another car through Kayak.

1 out of 12

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

14 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.5

One location in Peoria

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6100 W Everett M Dirksen Pkwy

+1 309 697 5201

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and efficient.

Cons:

Couldn't ask for more!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy of pick up. Drop off. Customer service was excellent!

Cons:

No surprises. About $60 cheaper than a national competitor. Kayak made searching easy and straightforward.

5.6 Fair

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Ride was comfortable.

Cons:

Customer service at the airport counter.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I picked up the SUV at the airport and they required me to sign the sheet that has the checklist for any damage to the vehicle? This is before I even see the vehicle that is parked a few hundred yards from the building? They need to have a person drive it up to the building and go over it before driving away! Once i got it to the peoples house I was picking up, I opened the back gate and noticed some previous damage from another rental?? NOW WHAT AM I TO DO ?? How do I prove I did not do it since I have the vehicle in my posession? A real bummer! I did buy the insurance, which by the way, is way too expensive..if they charge it to that insurance it will be fraud ?? Also the vehicle was very dirty and water spotted on the exterior which in turn makes it difficult to see any damage before driving out of the lot!!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Appreciated the quick check-in process for the car at the airport. We liked the 4-wheel drive SUV we received - comfortable and performed well in the aftermath of a snowstorm.

1 out of 2

Budget

9.8

Wonderful

27 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.8

Value for money

9.2

One location in Peoria

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6100 W Everett M Dirksen Pkwy

+1 309 697 2722

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
The fact that it is so difficult with the process of renting a car all of the technicalities' that you have to go through

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes very friendly and efficient

Cons:

It was all good, PIA is small and doesn't have fastbreak but it didn't matter much.

6.4 Okay

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I had a Focus and unbeknownst to me it was a hybrid model. This made for great mileage and saved on the gas expense. Despite being overpriced in my opinion, it was the lowest price that Kayak had available.

Cons:

The entire infotainment system regularly shut off for the entire trip. While I had declined the Sirius and Navigation, it still made me unable to listen to the radio or CDs. The worker when I picked up the car was pretty condescending in her efforts to try and get me to spend more money. I had a one-way trip of about 600 miles, and I felt like the charge was pretty high for just a 24 hour rental.

7.6 Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The ease of pick up and drop off.

5.6 Fair

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Comfortable car. Good price

Cons:

Sunflower seeds and food in cup holders. Filthy dash and inside windshield. The guys at the car wash showed me their black paper towels after cleaning inside windshield.

5.6 Fair

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was not clean and smelled like smoke. Stains on the front seats. Windows very dirty.

1 out of 5

Dollar

9.8

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Peoria

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6100 W Everett M Dirksen Pkwy

+1 866 434 2226

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Price and quality of the car were excellent.

Cons:

Not much. The car had obviously not been cleaned from the last renter... but, not bad at all.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and easy to work with, very polite and knowledgeable.

Cons:

pick up and drop off times were alittle later, but I understand.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very Good

18 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.4

2 locations in Peoria

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2050 W Pioneer Pkwy

+1 309 691 9500

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00

6100 W Ev Mckinly Dirksen Pkwy

+1 833 511 1753

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Not good. Will never rent from them again!

2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I wasnt able to get a car after being told what to bring I brought it and wasn't able to rent 1

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, helpful staff

6.4 Okay

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The trunk space

Cons:

We were offered an upgrade for better leg room for passengers. The leg room was not there. We could have saved money by staying with our original rental and had the exact amount of space.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Greeted with a smile and pleasant attitude and helped in a timely manner

8.0 Very Good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Very helpful, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend this location. Only problem which happens it seems at all rental places, my reservation to pick up was 4, no car , so didn't get on the road till a hour later.

1 out of 4

Alamo

8.0

Very Good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Peoria

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6100 W Ev Mckinly Dirksen Pkwy

+1 833 516 2243

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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6.8 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

People were nice and accommodating.

Cons:

The car was cleaned but had a ton of stains which made the car look gross.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was a Hyundai Sonata and it was great. The car had great gas mileage also.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Wasn't allowed to rent a car because I do not have a major credit card, even though I had already pre-paid for the entire rental up front. Ended up leaving without a rental car, causing my trip to be ruined.

1 out of 1

National

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Peoria

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6100 W Ev Mckinly Dirksen Pkwy

+1 833 516 2242

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Peoria

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General Downing - Peoria International Airport

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Peoria

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6100 W.Everett Mckinley Dirksen Pkway

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126 travellers who rented a car in Peoria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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Pick-up locationPeoria
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