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Detroit, MI
1 Dec — 8 Dec
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Detroit, MI
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Detroit car rental information

Pick-up locationDetroit
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, Minivan, Open-air all-terrain, Passenger Van, Pick-up truck, Premium, Premium SUV, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard station wagon, Supplier choice
Rental locations17
Airport locations13
Popular agenciesTuro, Dollar, Enterprise, Thrifty, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Detroit

C$ 38/dayEconomy
C$ 30/dayCompact
C$ 43/dayIntermediate
C$ 41/dayStandard
C$ 42/dayFull-size
C$ 122/daySUV
C$ 96/dayMinivan
C$ 68/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 94/dayMini
C$ 26/dayPremium
C$ 117/dayPassenger Van
C$ 76/dayLuxury
C$ 62/dayPick-up truck
C$ 50/dayCompact SUV
C$ 52/daySupplier choice
C$ 59/dayStandard station wagon
C$ 62/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 75/dayStandard SUV
C$ 103/dayLuxury SUV
C$ 118/dayOpen-air all-terrain
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Detroit car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 72/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (111 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Alamo
Locations in Detroit
338 Lucas Dr+1 844 934 1086
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
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From C$ 61/dayRated #2
Dollar
7.3 Good (247 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Dollar
Locations in Detroit
334 Lucas Dr+1 866 434 2226
Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 20:00
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 20:00
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
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From C$ 51/dayRated #3
Thrifty
7.2 Good (171 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Thrifty
Locations in Detroit
334 Lucas Dr+1 877 283 0898
Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 20:00
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 20:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7.3
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Rated #4
Payless
6.8 Good (195 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Payless
Locations in Detroit
Building 287 Lucas Drive+1 734 941 0719
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 7
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From C$ 70/dayRated #5
Budget
6.7 Good (203 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Budget
Locations in Detroit
Building 287 Lucas Drive+1 734 941 3632
Monday06:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 01:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 01:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 01:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 01:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 01:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
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From C$ 55/dayRated #6
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (63 reviews)
2 locations in Detroit
Hertz
Locations in Detroit
17651 Mack Ave+1 313 209 4818
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
289b Lucas Drive+1 734 941 4747
Monday00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
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From C$ 41/dayRated #7
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (53 reviews)
4 locations in Detroit
Enterprise
Locations in Detroit
1034 Randolph St+1 313 964 5205
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
3245 Wight St+1 313 393 2344
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 20:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
338 Lucas Dr+1 844 934 1085
Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00
7600 Second Avenue+1 313 393 2344
Monday00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
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From C$ 83/dayRated #8
Avis
7.2 Good (52 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Avis
Locations in Detroit
295 Lucas Drive+1 734 942 3450
Monday00:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
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From C$ 136/dayRated #9
National
7.6 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
National
Locations in Detroit
338 Lucas Dr+1 844 934 1087
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 7.3
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Easirent
2 locations in Detroit
Easirent
Locations in Detroit
Detroit City Airport
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Detroit
Sunnycars
Locations in Detroit
2068 E Street
Bldg. 338, Lucas Drive
Recent reviews
1101 travellers who rented a car in Detroit gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Detroit

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

C$ 66/day

Good deal

C$ 54/day

When to book a rental car in Detroit

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Detroit

  • Experience the freedom and ultimate flexibility during your stay in Detroit and opt for a rental car upon your arrival. Public transport can be a hassle with delays, changing timetables, and expensive fares, so discover everything Detroit and the surrounding areas have to offer conveniently at your own place with a car.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport is situated just over 21 miles from the city center of Detroit, so with a rental car you will be at your next destination in under half an hour. Free shuttles pick travelers up from the terminals and bring them to the car rental center with companies offering vehicles of all shapes and sizes. The quickest way into Detroit is via the I-94 E.
  • Driving in Detroit can be a pleasant experience compared to many other US cities, as the streets are broad and usually well-lit. However, road conditions could be improved and potholes or cracks are not uncommon. Also be careful with lane changing, as in Detroit the left lane is not necessarily used by drivers to overtake, and they may even go slower than drivers in the right lane. Driving attentively and defensively will help getting around the city without any hassle or problems.
  • Michigan regularly has very cold winters with lots of snow, so when driving in Detroit during the cold season, make sure the rental car is equipped appropriately or ask for snow chains at a surcharge. During morning and evening rush hours (about 7-9 AM and 5-6 PM), traffic jams can occur, especially on the I-94, so, if possible, these times should be avoided to start a day trip. Always plan at least one hour in advance when driving during these times, and allow more time when going to the airport.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Detroit for C$ 54 or less
  • Book your rental car in Detroit at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Detroit are around 22% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Detroit are around 52% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Detroit

  • Some car rental companies in Detroit which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Thrifty and Dollar

  • On average a rental car in Detroit costs C$ 66 per day.

  • Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Detroit.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar (C$ 69/day), Enterprise (C$ 81/day) and Hertz (C$ 123/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Detroit are Alamo (8.6, 482 reviews), Enterprise (8.2, 209 reviews), and Hertz (7.9, 447 reviews).

  • Car rental companies onsite at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport include Enterprise, Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Alamo and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport to off-airport locations include Enterprise, Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Alamo and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Full-size car rental in Detroit costs C$ 73 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Detroit costs C$ 62 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Detroit costs C$ 50 per day, on average.

  • In Detroit, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 3245 Wight St (3 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Detroit costs C$ 459 per week (C$ 66 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Detroit costs C$ 1,967 per month (C$ 66 per day).

  • A 4-wheel drive car is advisable for this area, especially during the winter season. Even though pick-up trucks are a beloved choice of vehicle of the people in Detroit, a more compact car is recommended when driving in the city, as changing lanes and finding a parking space becomes considerably easier.

  • Always adhere to the speed limits given on posted signs. Generally, 25 mph are permitted in residential areas, 55 mpg on unposted highways and up to 75 mph on freeways. The Basic Speed Law also applies, which means driving as fast as is sensible and adapting to the weather and road conditions.

  • The average gas price in Detroit is technically $2.90 per gallon but at gas stations like CITGO, it can go as low as $2.30 per gallon. Gas stations around the airport and alongside the freeway can be more expensive, so check in advance how much gas you have so you do not have to opt for the first station you see, even if it costs more than others.

  • Street parking, parking lots, and garages are all good options for parking a rental car. Street parking is mostly metered and operated usually between 8 AM and 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, so parking outside these times is free of charge. Garages include the Buhl Garage or Cadillac Square, but with prices ranging from $15 to $24 per two hours, they are a rather pricey solution. Generally, parking in Detroit comes at a cost, so opting for a hotel with a parking lot is recommended.