BMW car rental alternatives in Chicago, IL

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The many faces of Chicago are enough to keep you entertained, educated, and enjoying life for days on end. Head down the river on an architectural boat tour, fill up on tacos in Pilsen, and hit a world-class comedy show — that’s just one day in Chicago.

With a plethora of interactive museums, a thriving live music scene, and over 50 neighborhoods to explore, maximize your time by booking a Chicago car rental alternative so you can spin around town and pack in the fun.

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Chicago has been a bustling city for centuries, so get in your Chicago car rental alternative for a taste of the past and the present. When you’re maxed out on big attractions, don’t forget to see what’s brewing around the corner in your neighborhood.

Millennium Park

Head over to The Loop to see Anish Kapoor’s famed Cloud Gate sculpture (known fondly as The Bean) and the striking Crown Fountain, then catch one of the park’s free shows.

Wrigley Field

The ivy-covered walls of the Chicago Cubs’ legendary stadium give it that old-school baseball vibe, but with all of the quality concessions that make a luxurious day at the ball game.

The Green Mill

Originally established in 1907, it’s one of the oldest and most beautiful bars in the city, and you can still sidle in for excellent jazz and poetry slams.

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Hit the road

When you’ve had your share of Chi-town adventures, rev the engine in your Chicago car rental alternative and see what the surrounding Chicagoland area has to offer.

Starved Rock State Park

Hop in your Chicago car rental alternative for the quick 100-mile drive to this beautiful park, well-known for its many dramatic sandstone canyons and waterfalls carved about by glaciers.

Indiana Dunes National Park

Make the hour and a half drive to the southern shores of Lake Michigan in a Chicago car rental alternative to find pristine beaches, towering sand dunes, and wild marshland.

Milwaukee, WI

Smaller than Chicago, but arguably just as fun, Milwaukee is home to all variety of festivals and museums, proud sports teams, and renowned breweries — and it’s only a two-hour drive north in a Chicago car rental alternative.

Average ratings in Chicago (4.9 stars)

BMW 5 Series 2011
I normally drive the i3 and Mini Cooper (both BMW) in Europe so I was pretty excited to get behind the Series 5 sportspack from Steven. The 2-week experience was in general 5 stars but I like to leave fair reviews for future Turo drivers so here we go: Pros: 1. The car was great, especially comfy on the ride from Chicago to Madison 2. Great pickup on the highway when you need to switch lanes. Definitely switch to Sports mode (shift the gear to the left to engage) 3. Even though I thought I wouldn't need it, the heated seats and wheel actually came in handy for a couple of those chilly/rainy evenings (despite the fact that I rented in early summer. Oh well, Chicago..) 4. Roomy in front and the back. Loved the sunshades in the back. 5. Dropping off the car in his truck-trailer and picking it up in the same way is a really professional touch with a massive cool-factor. 6. Affordable. I got a great rate for the 2-weeks! Cons: 1. No iPass. I'm happy to pay for the toll amounts afterwards through Turo or PayPal (I just value the convenience of iPass over carrying change in the car. It's also cheaper.) 2. There's limited room at the airport terminal for pick-up and drop-off so transfer of keys and car handover is almost too quick! I would recommend a calmer staging area near the airport for pick-up/drop-off (like a large parking lot/gas station) 3. The car wasn't as clean when I picked it up. Would've liked a deep clean before it was delivered to me. I actually found a boarding pass of the previous Turo driver in the seat (privacy!). Also, halfway through the trip I had to top up a quart of engine oil. The bluetooth seemed a little buggy at times. Overall, I'd rent from Steven again as long as he works out some of these details.
Nikhil M. - June 26, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2015
Rohan was great to work with. Recommend to anyone looking to rent a car in downtown Chicago
Cynthia S. - July 11, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2016
Amazing and incredibly professional would definitely rent a car again without a doubt ❤️
Eman A. - July 9, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
It was pleasure to rent from Steven! Easy pick-up and drop-off. Great communication before and during the trip. Amazing car (we got 2011 BMW 550) which rides as a brand new, you really want to buy this car and take home with you:)) 5 star overall experience, will definitely rent from him again next time we are in Chicago.
Nikita P. - May 25, 2019
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 2014
Big thanks to Tianshuang for his last minute accommodation to my late night rental. All other car rental places were closed but Tianshuang made it! Tianshuang is a very caring host, honest, friendly, and straightforward. The car is very clean and fun to drive. I will rent from him again soon.
Charley X. - July 12, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2011
Eric was fantastic from the beginning to the end of my trip! He was very accommodating and friendly and I would highly recommend to rent his BMW!
Monica S. - November 4, 2018
BMW i8 2015
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5-star Turo renter and rental. Convenient pickup location, very professional renter. The BMW i8 is an AMAZING car that will surpass your expectations. I have driven every /M car (2-6), and in a way I like this more than all of them. It's definitely more exotic than any current factory BMW, the performance from the Sports mode is comparable to most any /M car, especially 0-60. The noise sounds similar to a supercar and the handling might be better than most. The amount of attention this car gets is something else. I highly recommend this car. The rental price is fair, and not requiring a deposit (at the time of my rental) makes this listing idea. Extremely accessible to someone with a lower budget, really nice. Again, I highly recommend this car. Supercar experience for a reasonable price.
David W. - June 22, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2011
Had an amazing time in Chicago and Eric made things all the better. Easy pick up and drop off with helpful pictures along the way. I’ll for sure be using Eric’s BMW again in the future.
Brandon M. - May 6, 2019
BMW 7 Series 2013
Tianshuang‘s 7 series is the definition of perfect for Turo trip. This car is amazing. The moment you start it you immediately feel the elegant of the luxury BMW. Head up display, M sport packages etc really make me feel like Tom Cruise of the mission impossible. The flat Matte black paint is beautifully unreal!! Draw a lot of attention when we get to the club. Tianshuang is amazing! He is super flexible and a clear and responsive communicator. Renting from him is really hustle free. I will only rent from him when I came to Chicago.
ZEHUA W. - October 27, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2011
Steve is a good businessman and a great guy. Renting a vehicle from him is better than any rental service, the pure essence of luxury just corses through you when riding in one of his BMW or Mercedes models. Will only rent from him when in Chicago!
Ridge R. - April 10, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
Steven was an excellent host. He was flexible with my schedule. He was easy to talk with and we had great conversations. I enjoyed Steven and his vehicle so much that I and renting from him again this weekend when I come into town. If you want luxury car and a great host Steven is who you need to book through!
Brett K. - June 24, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2011
If you don't rent from Eric your missing out, the BMW is amazing, great on gas and super fun to drive. His communication was excellent, on time and welcoming for a new Turo user. Will definitely rent again from him.
Christopher S. - June 22, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Great car and an overall amazing experience. Would rent again!
Kyle N. - July 2, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
I rented from Steven 2 weeks in a row. When I come back to Chicago I will only rent from him. His communication and flexibility was key and his vehicles are amazing!
Brett K. - July 1, 2019
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe 2016
The car was great....Christian was a great host....very easy to communicate with and very professional....Will surely rent with him again
Simone W. - July 5, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Car was fantastic and Emmanuel was on top of everything. Had a great week with the BMW. Would definitely use again.
Brandon H. - July 4, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2010
Outstanding rental. Car was great and Tianshuang was very accommodating. I would definitely rent from him again and recommend him to my friends.
Steven H. - July 7, 2019
BMW i8 2015
The i8 was an amazing car to drive around! Pick up and return was very easy. Mason personally hands you the keys and was great and communicating where you needed to be. 10/10 would rent again. Amazing time. Thank you!
Mike A. - July 10, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2015
Lance made the rental experience flawless. Excellent communication, flexible, and easy to work with. The BMW is a blast to drive too. Highly recommended.
Adam P. - July 8, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2017
Jeffrey was awesome to deal with - very flexible and quick to respond. Car was great and will rent fr him again.
Dana B. - July 1, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2015
Jeffrey was excellent! We used his car for a photoshoot, and he always made sure it was in excellent condition. He was flexible, communicative, and incredibly understanding when things had to be changed. Would use him and his car again any time!
Sam G. - June 22, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2010
Tianshuang, was easy to work with. Speedy communication, great vehicle and smooth pick up and return. Definitely a go to for transportation in Chicago.
Benny S. - June 23, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2016
she was just great! awesome car and awesome communication. love it!!
Jayt D. - June 21, 2019
BMW i8 2015
Great car , will definitely use it again
Eric Y. - June 24, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2013
Would rent again, top notch service and communication.
Patrick G. - June 27, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2013
Tianshuang was very communicative and the car was great 👏🏾
Charles B. - June 30, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2013
Kendall was great to rent from and his 535i was awesome to drive. Would highly recommend renting one of his vehicles!
Kyle V. - July 3, 2019
BMW i8 2015
Absolutely amazing host, overall a great individual, honest, tearing and very smart. Car was amazing just like the experience and very simple and straightforward process. Definitely the best on all of Turo.
Emmad A. - July 4, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2011
Had a great trip made better by the ease of Steven's service! Got a great car! He communicated awesome and was very thorough for my trip. Highly highly recommend using Steven for your vehicle needs!!!
Jose S. - June 28, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2013
Nice car clean and amazing service Kendall is amazing
Luis R. - June 24, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2011
Mr. Eric made this experience hassle and stress free. He was very responsive to any questions I had. Would definitely request his services again, and to others visiting Chicago.
Willie M. - July 3, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Chris was ready to communicate with. Nice car. He Washed it right before I picked it up
Russell V. - July 8, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2017
Jeffrey was really great to work with. His car is super cool and very convenient.
Allison N. - July 8, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2012
Brian was amazing to work with! Couldn’t have asked for better. I would and will recommend him to anyone and will be renting from him again! Thanks again for everything Brain
Tevvan D. - July 14, 2019
BMW i8 2015
Great experience and reliable host. This is a car I’ve always wanted to experience driving. Thank you!
Ankur P. - July 15, 2019
BMW M3 2018
Beautiful car and great service
Ahmad Y. - July 15, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2017
Easy pick up and drop off and beautiful car
Kevin L. - June 28, 2019
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 2014
Really quick at responding. Very nice and clean car. Would recommend to anyone!
Brendan C. - June 28, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
This was my first time using Turo. I was a bit hesitant at first, but after dealing with Steven and using his car, I felt a lot better. Steven was great, very kind, flexible, and knowledgeable about the city. The car was great. Would definitely use Steven’s car again. Thank you Steven.
Ramon M. - June 30, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2013
The car was great and Kamil was responsive amd accommodating. Highly recommend!
Ryan Z. - July 9, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Enrico is very accommodating, quick and easy communication. Easy pick up process. Thank you and will recommend this others for this rental.
Masako K. - July 9, 2019
BMW i8 2015
Car is insane and Moe was easy to work with
John T. - July 1, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
great car. awesome owner. highly recommend
Tom. C. - July 5, 2019
BMW i8 2015
The car is truly amazing. Super fun to drive and a major attention getter. Pickup and drop off was super easy.
Kenneth J. - July 7, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Nice car that drives really well. And if you give Chris a heads-up, he is very commucative and flexible. Would recommend to anyone!
Vihar P. - July 1, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2010
Amazing response and communication with Tianshuang. The car was in a very good condition.
Mostafa Z. - July 3, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2016
Loved the car and the owner will do building again
Salvador R. - July 5, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2017
This car turn heads beautiful
Kendon H. - July 14, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2010
Couldn’t have been easier and communication was great. Would absolutely rent again
Christopher T. - July 15, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2017
Top of the line rental. This was my second time and it won’t be my last
Preston G. - July 16, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2009
Thank you for the hassle free Turo car rental :)
Jaswanth V. - February 15, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2016
Easiest way to rent a car. Abraham is a stand up guy would definitely recommend.
Javier M. - February 28, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2011
Eric and his BMW were awesome. He communicates effectively with text/call, photos for directions, and detailed instructions that made drop off/pick up seamless at the airport.. It’s obvious he puts his Turo business on high priority. I come home to Chicago area once a year and will definitely use Eric again! Thank you!
Nora J. - November 26, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2015
Jeffrey is a very pleasant person to work with and any questions I had he answered within minutes. The car was amazing and we really enjoyed it. Thank you for allowing us to use your BMW to take my nephew to prom. I would definitely rent from him again in the future.
Mary R. - May 26, 2019
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe 2016
This was my first time using Christian and he was fantastic. Punctual, urgent and provided great customer service. I will definitely utilize his luxury arsenal in all my future endeavors.
Ayo O. - June 18, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2013
Great guy..professional, accommodating, and would use again and recommend.
Lykee L. - June 24, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2011
Eric was responsive, flexible, and knows about customer service. What more could you ask for? 😊
Stacie P. - June 18, 2019
BMW i8 2015
Awesome thanks so much great host
Jeremy G. - June 26, 2019
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 2014
Excellent vehicle and customer service. Would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
William H. - June 17, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2011
This is my second time renting the same BMW coupe from Eric. Pick up and return to airport was streamlined perfectly. The car drives great. Clean and comfortable. Eric is a pleasure to do business with. I hope to try his other cars on future trips. Excellent all around.
Philip M. - May 30, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
Steven was friendly and communicated well about the pick up and drop off times. I did not have any issues with the car and I would rent again from Steven next time I’m in Chicago.
Chinnu J. - May 14, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
Walking away impressed and extremely grateful to have found such an awesome resource for when my family and I travel back to Chicago . Steve was and remained super punctual, transparent , helpful, and friendly thru the entire process. Great selection of German cars and a tailored / accommodating pickup/ drop off ! Thanks !
David H. - May 14, 2019
BMW 2 Series 2015
Amazing experience. Foreign sports rental was very flexible and made it extremely easy to pick up and return the car. Would recommend to anyone in the Chicago area.
Stephany R. - June 13, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2015
Super flexible and super accommodating. Pick up and drop off were a breeze! Thanks Lance!
John T. - June 29, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2017
Easy to work with and a nice ride. Michelle was great!
David S. - July 3, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2010
Was great 3 series was awesome and he was flexible when I was delayed
Brooke F. - July 10, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2011
I rented BMW’s from Eric for 5 months. The best car rental experience I have ever had!!!The cars are very clean and amazing to drive. And Eric is the most friendly and reliable person! I can absolutely recommend renting cars from him. Thank you again for everything Eric!
Marie S. - June 14, 2018
BMW 5 Series 2014
Adisa was on time and answered all questions within minutes or seconds. I will definitely book this car again if available in the Chicago area. This was my first Turo trip and Adisa explained everything perfectly. I don’t think I ever want to rent a car from a rental company again. Adisa made this service awesome.
Michael W. - October 7, 2018
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 2014
I highly recommend renting this car or any car from Tianshuang! Very professional and Clean.
Timothy A. - June 12, 2019
BMW 2 Series 2015
Second time renting with FSR and won’t be the last. Car was in perfect condition. Pick up and return had clear and flexible communication. This car (M235) is a great little car with just enough excitement to make even driving into the office fun! Highly recommend!
William W. - April 21, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Lance is honestly the best. Super flexible, incredibly patient, communicative, down to earth. All around great guy. Awesome car. Can't thank him enough for everything. Big ups to Lance. Will definitely rent again. Thanks!
Jason A. - April 29, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Great host and a great car! You can’t go wrong with renting it!
Mariana S. - June 2, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2011
Eric is awesome. Was great communicating with me, easy pick up and drop off. Car was perfect. Loved every aspect of my first Turo experience. Will look to renting Eric’s car again. Thanks for everything!
Susan O. - May 27, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2016
Loved the car! Great value and a fun drive. Eric was a breeze. Will rent again.
Jason A. - May 13, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2014
Pretty great experience with Scott, the car is awesome, fun to drive and very well maintained. The pickup location was convenient and close to train lines. Would definitely rent again.
Roland S. - May 13, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2012
Renting this car to escort our daughter to her senior prom and it didn’t disappoint! The car was perfect for the occasion. Oswaldo responding promptly and the cost was reasonable! Thank you Oswaldo!
Demoine H. - May 5, 2019
BMW 2 Series 2015
Great first experience using Turo! The car was excellent and fun to drive! I will definitely use Turo again with Foreign Sport Rental being a favorite!
Earl B. - April 29, 2019
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 2015
Harsh was a fantastic host. Incredibly flexible— willing to work with me despite 4 hours of delays and flight cancellations (thanks American!). The car itself is fantastic, a good drive in wonderful shape. I would rent from Harsh again in a heartbeat.
Ryan K. - May 1, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2016
Great guy would rent car again
Adrian D. - May 6, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2013
Mr. Tianshuang provides 5 star service on every trip! Could not have asked for anything better. Went out of his way to make sure my experience was perfect and it was. With many cars available I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a rental car.
Dakota N. - May 17, 2019
BMW M3 2015
Great Car! Fun to drive! Definitely would rent from foreign Sport rental’s. Give them a try! You won’t regret it.
Catalin B. - May 28, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2014
Lance is awesome to work with. Quick to reply and his cars are great! I always check to see if I can rent from him first.
Zaynab B. - May 30, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2011
Stephen was awesome. He made this so easy. I will be back and back again to rent his cars.
Rudy R. - May 20, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2015
Communication between myself and Lance was great. He answered my questions and even the ones that I hadn’t yet asked. Very ahead of the game. Car was just enough for the days rental!
Zena S. - June 8, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2010
Really nice and reliable guy, very clean car. Looking forward to renting again.
Ryan U. - June 10, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2013
Another great trip with Tianshuang. Love the free delivery option. Perfect for airport trip, so much more convenient and cheaper than any type of rental car company
ZEHUA W. - June 10, 2019
BMW 2 Series 2015
The owner was great and the car was awesome. I rented the car for my daughter's prom and we loved it. Will definitely be doing business with you again.
Tiffany S. - June 10, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2016
I have to say this was the best car rental experience ever. John was very professional and prompt. The pickup and drop off went smoothly. Turo is the way to go!
Elonda S. - June 3, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2009
Eric is awesome! He is so friendly and accommodating. Eric made this rental so easy by providing pick up and return. I definitely would rent a car with him again!
Faiza A. - April 13, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2016
As always, Eric's communication and the car were incredible. I've now rented from Eric a number of times and he always exceeds expectations. I will only rent from him in the Chicago area. Thanks again for a great experience!
Aaron R. - March 13, 2019

Best Chicago driving roads

Illinois Route 66

Built in 1926, this historic drive still boasts some sections of brick-paved road, and for a blast from the past, pull your Chicago car rental alternative into a retro diner or filling station.

Galena, IL

Head 150 miles east from Chicago to find this hilly area full of stunning vistas and exciting twists and turns that will let your Chicago car rental alternative show its stuff.

Spoon River Valley

Hop in your Chicago car rental alternative and drive west along the Illinois River for the 140-mile scenic drive into the Spoon River Valley. You’re bound to find antiques, festivals, and homemade treats along the way.