Car rental at Bloomington-Normal Airport

Car rental at Bloomington-Normal Airport

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Bloomington, IL, United States - Bloomington-Normal
18 Aug — 25 Aug
Same drop-off
Bloomington, IL, United States - Bloomington-Normal
Thu 18/8
Noon
Thu 25/8
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in Bloomington-Normal Airport

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Bloomington-Normal Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
9 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Bloomington-Normal Airport
Hertz
Locations in Bloomington-Normal Airport
  • 9.2
  • 8.7
  • 9
  • 9.4
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Apr 2017
BEST DEAL EVER!!I got my rental for $12/day, which was great..and then when I arrived to pick up my car from Hertz I also received a FREE UPGRADE! So I ended up with a full-size car for $12/day. The service I received at Hertz was professional and friendly. All in all, one of my best rental car experiences from start to finish!There was nothing I didn't like!
10.0 Excellent19 Mar 2017
Reserved a small car. Ended up with small SUV. Nice
8.0 Excellent30 Jan 2017
Hertz was Great -No wait at the Hertz counter. Friendly and efficient rep. The only problem was that they didn't have any record of my reservation thru Kayak. Not sure who's side the glitch was on and thankfully I had a copy of my reservation on hand. They didn't miss a beat, gave me exactly what I'd been promised. I would give them 5 stars if they had my reservation, would not have been happy if they didn't have a car for me as it's a smaller market.Didn't have a record of my reservation, otherwise a 5 star experience.
10.0 Excellent7 Nov 2016
Easy, fast pick-up, and drop-offThe customer service was efficient and friendly at pick-up and drop-off and they were conveniently located at the airport!Nothing-everything was great!
8.4 Excellent20 Sep 2016
Good experiencePricing seemed reasonable and I was able to drop the car off at a different location.Felt like I was being upsold quite a bit. Somewhat annoying. The car was supposed to be able to play my music via bluetooth and from the usb docking station. I took time to set everything up prior to leaving. Could only get the phone calls to work, was never able to get the audio to work. I wouldn't normally care but I was listening to a book that I was hoping would help pass the time driving.
Rated no. 2
Avis
7.9 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Bloomington-Normal Airport
Avis
Locations in Bloomington-Normal Airport
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2022
All went well, clean car, airport easy to navigate.
7.9 Good21 Sep 2021
The car could’ve been a little cleaner inside. Otherwise it was a good car and good experience.
2.0 Mediocre3 Feb 2020
Didnt even get the car
6.8 Good25 Sep 2019
Car was clean and pickup was easy.Car did not have an owners manual and took a considerable amount of time to figure out all the buttons, dials and displays. Returned the car two days early but could not get a refund directly from AVIS they told me to go to the booking company but no clue where to even start that process.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
7.4 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Bloomington-Normal Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Bloomington-Normal Airport
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 8.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent1 Sep 2016
Good valueGot the car I neededDidn't have my car at first.
7.6 Good23 Aug 2016
The Mini Van was nice and at a somewhat reasonable priceThe car was not very clean The gas tank was not filled all of the way - it just barely touched the F line and I was down to an eighth of a tank just driving around town.
Rated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Bloomington-Normal Airport
Budget
Locations in Bloomington-Normal Airport
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2022
They went above and beyond. We dropped the van off 20 minutes before they closed. We left and we realized about 2 minutes until your office closed that my granddaughter forgot her wallet, we called and Chris checked the vehicle and called us back and said it was there and waited until we got back there so we could pick her wallet up, I was dropping her off at the train station and she needed her ID. Thank you very much!!
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb 2022
Nobody was working the budget counter at the airport the night before my reservation… I drove there and received no help. I just wanted to make sure my one way car rental in the morning was all in order. I arrived at 8am when my reservation was booked for and nobody was there. Airport employees said “they might be in around 9…or 10…”. That was unacceptable. I had to make other arrangements, which concluded with me having to pay a $50 fee to hertz to cancel a one-way car rental home. I’ll gladly explain in further detail. 217-249-8855 I would appreciate either a budget credit, or a check for $50. I can send you the fee receipt. @mapex31@gmail.com Thank you. Daniel.
4.0 Okay1 Jan 2022
Pick up was a bit of a hassle since there was only one employee and he was out servicing a car during our pickup time. We had to wait about 30 mins for him to come back to the desk. The car we rented was nice but it was dirty and filled with animal hair. I am allergic so I had a reaction in the car. I notified the drop of agent but they were in a hurry. Pricing was fair but due to the animal fur and cleanliness of the car I was disappointed with the rental.
1.9 Horrible5 Aug 2021
I booked with the flight times and when I would pick up the car. The time listed was 5 pm which is when the counter was closing. I arrived early only to find they close at 4 and I could not get the car I paid for. I was extremely lucky to find a car at another company as it was the last at that location not booked. I had to pay a high fee to get that and so far have not been refunded the car I booked here. Never will use this service again!
10.0 Excellent26 May 2021
The staff was friendly and fast with processing the rental.The Budget rental counter is not open at BMI. You are directed to Avis rental and the counter service there didn’t open for fifteen minutes.
2.0 Mediocre25 Mar 2021
No cars available after reserving one and going through the process.
8.0 Excellent9 Sep 2020
The experience started pretty rough. There was only one guy working so he ended up being about 45 minutes late opening. Pretty sure he was checking cars, mileage, fuel etc. However myself along with five other customers were not aware of this until later. Two were quite upset, I was just frustrated from waiting so long.
10.0 Excellent23 Jan 2020
friendly staff, ease of pickup and drop offnothing
7.2 Good25 Sep 2017
Parking Lot Employee Needs Further TrainingIt's a small, regional airport, so there was no line when checking in and returning. About 15 minutes after returning the vehicle, I realized that I had left a jacket in the back seat of the car. The employee was able to give me a special remote (no key attached) in order to go back to the vehicle to get it out of the car. Responsive to my needs - see the what I didn't like summary.I was told the car was in a particular spot in the parking lot; however, after searching around, I ended up finding the car still parked in the "return" area. The car still had some trash in it from the previous renter, which I had to clean up. Upon starting the vehicle, I found that the gas tank was at 3/8 of a tank only, but the tank should have been full. I had to go back into the airport to the Budget (Avis) counter where the employee walked outside with me and directed another employee (a young man working in the parking lot area) to follow me to a gas station so he could fill the tank for me. The counter employee commented that someone was not doing their job and it shouldn't be that hard. Obviously, the car had not been "processed" properly upon being returned from the previous renter, which cost me about 30 extra minutes. Luckily, there were no mechanical issues with the car - I had no further problems.
10.0 Excellent31 Jul 2017
Great Corolla in BloomingtonClean, spaciousNothing
Easirent
1 location in Bloomington-Normal Airport
Easirent
Locations in Bloomington-Normal Airport
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National
1 location in Bloomington-Normal Airport
National
Locations in Bloomington-Normal Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Bloomington-Normal Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Bloomington-Normal Airport
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41 travellers who rented a car in Bloomington-Normal Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations at Bloomington-Normal Airport

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Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for renting a car at Bloomington-Normal Airport

  • Car rental at Bloomington-Normal Airport is a convenient option, especially if you are traveling with a large group or family to the city. Not only will you be able to fit everyone in your vehicle, but it is also much more affordable than chartering an entire bus like some other airports offer. A personal rental car also gives you the liberty to visit any destination in the city.
  • The most common vehicle types at Bloomington-Normal Airport's rental center include sedans, compact cars, and minivans. The sedans are ideal for a single traveler, or a couple that doesn't want to be cramped. Compact cars are best for small families and groups of two, while the minivans can seat up to seven people in one vehicle.
  • The rental center is located just off the Arrivals Level of the airport in between your baggage claim area and public parking areas. From the arrival, head to the left and follow the signs. This location is easily accessible via the skywalk across from the baggage claim. Renters should head towards the desk where they will be swiped in for their rental and given a map of the airport. Many rentals also offer an opportunity to purchase additional insurance or roadside assistance, so make sure to ask about this before your reservation is confirmed.
  • The airport is usually busy between 6 am and 8 am. It is best to arrive before or after these times if you want the quickest service. You can book in advance through KAYAK to ensure your Bloomington-Normal Airport car rental will be waiting for you when you arrive. Offpeak times include the mornings before noon, early evenings between around five in the evening and seven in the evening, and nights after 9 pm.
  • Book your rental car at Bloomington-Normal Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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