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Chicago to Las Vegas One-Way Campervan Rental

Planning a road trip from Chicago to Las Vegas? Did you know you can rent a campervan one way? Compare vehicles from several RV rental companies offering one way rentals from Chicago to Las Vegas.

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Cruise America C19 Compact

C19 Compact

Cruise America

Cruise America C30 Large

C30 Large Motorhome

Cruise America

El Monte RV C28 Class C

C28 Class C

El Monte RV

Escape 2-4 Berth Mavericks

2-4 Berth Mavericks


Expedition Class C Thor Citation

Class C Thor Citation


Road Bear 28-30ft Class C

28-30ft Class C

Road Bear


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Chicago to Las Vegas One Way Itinerary

Part One: Chicago, Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri

Distance: Approximately 483 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 4.5 to 5 hours


  • Gateway Arch in St. Louis
  • City Museum
  • Missouri Botanical Garden

Part Two: St. Louis, Missouri to Springfield, Missouri

Distance: Approximately 346 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 3.5 hours


  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
  • Route 66 Car Museum

Part Three: Springfield, Missouri to Tulsa, Oklahoma

Distance: Approximately 346 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 3 to 3.5 hours


  • Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa
  • Tulsa Botanic Garden
  • The Gathering Place

Part Four: Tulsa, Oklahoma to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Distance: Approximately 161 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 to 2 hours


  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
  • Myriad Botanical Gardens

Part Five: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Amarillo, Texas

Distance: Approximately 418 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 3.5 to 4 hours


  • Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo
  • Big Texan Steak Ranch
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Part Six: Amarillo, Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico

Distance: Approximately 466 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 4 to 4.5 hours


  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park
  • Old Town Albuquerque
  • Sandia Peak Tramway

Part Seven: Albuquerque, New Mexico to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Distance: Approximately 105 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1 hour


  • Santa Fe Plaza
  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
  • Loretto Chapel

Part Eight: Santa Fe, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona

Distance: Approximately 515 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 5 to 6 hours


  • Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Part Nine: Flagstaff, Arizona to Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Distance: Approximately 129 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 1.5 to 2 hours


  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • South Rim Trail
  • Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower

Part Ten: Grand Canyon Village, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada

Distance: Approximately 435 kilometers

Estimated Driving Time: About 4 to 4.5 hours


  • The Las Vegas Strip
  • Bellagio Fountains
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Frequently Asked Questions

Is free camping allowed in the US?

While free camping is only allowed in designated areas throughout the USA, there are plenty of locations in which you can do this.

Both the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management care for millions of acres of land where free camping is allowed.

Many retailers and casinos may also allow you to camp for a night in their parking lot with permission from the owner.

There are also truck stops and rest stops where you can pull up for a night, many of which have facilities included.

Does my motorhome come with unlimited mileage?

The majority of campervan rental suppliers in the US do not offer unlimited miles as a standard rental inclusion.

In most cases, miles (kilometres) are capped at a daily rate, and additional fees will be incurred if you exceed the limit. Additional miles can usually also be prepurchased in packages ranging from 100 miles up to unlimited. However, any remaining miles will not be refunded when the vehicle is returned.

Check our comparison tool for details.

Can I travel from the US to Canada in my rental campervan?

This depends on the company. Several rental suppliers will allow you to travel to Canada in your rental vehicle, including Apollo, El Monte, Jucy, Campervan North America, Travellers Autobarn, Escape Rentals and Cruise America.

Please contact support for information on other suppliers. You must comply with visa and customs requirements at all times.

Are there any restrictions on where I can take my RV in the US?

Most rental companies only allow their vehicles to be driven on sealed/bitumen roads.

In addition, note the following restrictions regarding specific areas:

  • Mexico - With the exception of El Monte, travel to Mexico is prohibited in rental vehicles.
  • Death Valley - Restrictions can vary between suppliers but is generally allowed. However, travel may be restricted during certain times of the year. Check with your rental supplier for full details.
  • New York City/Downtown Manhattan - RVs are generally not allowed due to vehicle height restrictions around the city.
  • Canada - RVs are generally allowed; however, travel to certain locations may be restricted during colder seasons.

If you take your vehicle where it is not permitted, you will be liable for all damages incurred and an additional fine may be imposed.

Check your rental agreement for any further restrictions regarding your RV rental.

How much does it cost to stay at a campground or RV park?

A stay at an RV park will usually cost around $25–80 (USD) per night.

The cost of campgrounds has risen in recent years due to the popularity of RV vacations in the USA.

What are the differences between Class A, B, and C motorhomes?

A wide variety of motorhomes are available in the USA, from smaller station wagons up to large motorhomes. Some of the common types include:

  • Class A: (21-45 ft) The biggest and most expensive vehicles, they can be hard to manoeuvre if you are new to driving motorhomes but are often equipped with additional luxuries.

Class A motorhomes are often built on a commercial truck or bus chassis and run on either diesel or gas, depending on the type of engine.

Usually, Class A vehicles are fully loaded with all amenities and have a large living space.

  • Class B: (17-19 ft) Small and affordable, these vehicles are easier to drive and manoeuvre. Class B vehicles are often known as conversion vans and are built on a smaller chassis compared to Class A vehicles.

Some Class B vehicles include a toilet or freshwater tank, but not all do. Class B vehicles usually have basic cooking equipment, folding beds and limited storage space.

Class B vehicles are a good option for short-term getaways.

  • Class C: (30-33 ft) These vehicles are medium-sized, with moderate storage space and a few extra luxuries.

Class C vehicles are a smaller version of the Class A motorhome. They are built on a truck or van cutaway chassis and usually have a gas-powered engine.

Class C motorhomes generally have sleeping quarters above the cab and more sleeping space in the back. Some Class Cs also have a slide-out option that increases the living space when the motorhome is parked.

Class C vehicles come equipped with a good number of facilities, including a self-contained toilet, refrigerator, heating or AC, and cooking facilities.

Class C vehicles are very versatile and are great for both short- and long-term getaways.

Our comparison tool will show you the specifications of each vehicle available to help you find a camper suitable for your needs.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.