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Kalamazoo car rental information

Pick-up locationKalamazoo
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Rental locations6
Airport locations4

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Kalamazoo

  • When using car rentals in Kalamazoo and traveling with children, make sure to get a car seat if you intend the child to ride in the front seat, as the state’s laws require this. Children under 4 years in the front seat can sit in either a forward-facing or rear-facing car seat. Children under 8 years and less than 4ft are also required to be in a booster seat when in the car. Make sure to make inquiries when getting car rentals in Kalamazoo to ensure the company offers car seats and booster seats, and the additional fees charged on obtaining the seats.
  • When obtaining cheap car rentals in Kalamazoo, you are not required to pay for additional insurance if you have your own auto insurance policy as this will take care of liability coverage, as well as additional coverage in your insurance policy. However, if you do not have an auto insurance policy, you will be required to pay an additional fee to cover insurance costs for Kalamazoo car rentals. Car rental insurance policy also differs when using the vehicle for business purposes and personal purposes, so if using the car rental in Kalamazoo for business purposes, check with your employer or insurance for coverage details.
  • Booking cheap car rentals in Kalamazoo from KAYAK makes it easy to drive out of state as our car rental company options include some of the largest car rental companies in the country, such as Enterprise, Hertz, and Avis. Renting a car from a larger car company gives you the ability to travel out of state as these companies have multiple drop-offs in different states, which reduces the fee you will incur when dropping the car off far from the pick-up location. You should also opt for an unlimited mileage car rental when planning trips out of state.
  • If speed and ease are a priority when traveling to Kalamazoo, consider renting a vehicle from car rentals in Kalamazoo. When traveling to a new city, nothing beats being able to explore at your own pace and access any part of the city without having to rely on others. A car will let you get the most out of your trip by getting you where you want to go at your own convenience. Besides, having a car ensures safety, and if you're traveling in a group, you can save a lot by using one car together. The flexibility of being able to head out as far as North Pier Brewing Company, about 50 miles away, in under an hour cannot be overlooked.
  • The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport houses a car rental counter in the baggage claim area, which you'll find after disembarking at the terminal. There are several Kalamazoo car rentals to choose from, including National, Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget. For a smoother trip and to ensure you don't spend too much time at the airport, you can reserve your car of choice through KAYAK. Once you arrive at the airport, you'll only have to pick up your key at the car rental counter and drive off to Kalamazoo.
  • Kalamazoo city is one place where you have to watch out for jaywalkers. The city is so notorious for this that at some point, the police department had to install a crackdown to prevent more pedestrian accidents. Yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and avoid illegal turns. You should also make sure to stop at stop signs before the crosswalk. Be wary of cyclists as well.
  • Rush-hour traffic starts around 7am and gets really heavy by 8am, then slows down by 9am. The evening rush hour is typically from 6pm to 7pm. Interstate 94 and Highway 131, in particular, can be congested during rush hours. Some of the streets in Kalamazoo can also get jammed at times. During the rainy season, expect to find some flooding in downtown Kalamazoo caused by the Kalamazoo River, and during the winter season, expect snow and icy roads when cruising through the city.
  • Book your rental car in Kalamazoo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Kalamazoo are around -121% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Kalamazoo

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

    A compact SUV would be well-suited for Kalamazoo City. When selecting a car rental in Kalamazoo, opt for a car that can handle any kind of road you may encounter, including those with potholes, but one that is small enough to cruise through the one-way streets without problems.

  • What’s the speed limit in Kalamazoo?

    Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit along local streets is 25mph and 55mph on highways. In residential, school, and business areas, the limits are 35mph. The limit is 45mph on highway segments with no more than 39 access points. Highways with more than 39 access points have a limit of 25mph. There are traffic cameras along various roads and streets in the city, so drive carefully.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kalamazoo?

    Parking spaces in Kalamazoo are relatively easy to find as the city offers more than 400 free parking spaces, in addition to garages and lots. You can find free street parking for 3h maximum. Metered parking spots charge approximately $1.75 per hour and up to $3 per day. These spots are free after 5pm on weekdays and free all day on weekends and holidays. Attended parking lots charge an average of about $1.15 per hour, while unattended lots charge an average of around $1.25 per hour.

  • How much is gas price in Kalamazoo?

    The average gas price in Kalamazoo is C$ 5.33 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 64 and C$ 85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Kalamazoo?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kalamazoo.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Kalamazoo?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Kalamazoo?

    An Intermediate car rental in Kalamazoo costs C$ 217 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Kalamazoo?

    A Compact car rental in Kalamazoo costs C$ 116 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Kalamazoo?

    A Standard car rental in Kalamazoo costs C$ 97 per day, on average.

  • What documents do I need to get cheap car rentals in Kalamazoo?

    You are required to provide an original copy of your valid driver’s license when getting a car rental in Kalamazoo. Most car rental companies on KAYAK only accept credit card payments, with the credit card having to be in your name and with available credit.

  • Where is best to pick up car rentals in Kalamazoo?

    Given the choice, pick up your car rental out of the airport as these car rental companies often offer rentals at a cheaper rate. You can pick up your car rental in Kalamazoo town as the town is not too busy and will not trouble you too much with traffic.

Kalamazoo car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8.1

Very good

36 reviews

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.3

One location in Kalamazoo

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Locations in Kalamazoo

5235 Portage Road

+1 269 381 0555

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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9.6 Wonderful

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There weren't any cars initially when I went to pickup my car because they were being cleaned. Shortly after checking in though, more cars became available.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Avis at Kalamazoo Airport was great. Quick and friendly.

7.6 Good

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was easy

8.8 Very good

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The first guy I dealt with wasn't helpful and even if I initially made an earlier reservation, he said a vehicle wouldn't be ready for several hours.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The number of vehicles available to choose from - it was two.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

So easy! Friendly fast and no line!!

1 out of 8

Hertz

6.3

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.2

2 locations in Kalamazoo

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Locations in Kalamazoo

3621 Stadium Dr

+1 269 372 0495

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00

5239 Portage Rd Office P

+1 269 382 4903

Monday10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday10:00 - 21:30
Thursday10:00 - 21:30
Friday10:00 - 21:30
Saturday10:00 - 21:30
Sunday10:00 - 21:30

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6.0 Okay

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car drove smoothly.

Cons:

We were already on our way to pick up the car at one location when we received a call that that location was closed and we had to pick up at a different one that was farther away. We should have been notified much sooner, as we were needing to get on the road for our trip. At this new location, the Kalamazoo airport, they only had one person working and it was "here. here's your keys." We quickly that the car had not been cleaned between rentals, as there were crumbs in the car, dust on the dashboard, two bags of chips in the glove compartment, and the WORST part was that it was very obvious whoever rented it last had smoked something in the car. It STUNK. We did not have time to return to the airport to see about a different car, as we were already behind schedule with having to pick up at a different location, and need to get on the road to make it to our appointment in another state. We also didn't have an employee walk around the car with us, checking it out, so we were concerned we would be charged for the nick in the windshield or other scratches and dents that we noticed right away. What could have been done better? Having more than one person working at the rental counter, having the car cleaned (especially when it STUNK) and finding out we needed to go to a different location sooner. Finding out ten to fifteen minutes before pick up, when you've already left home, is not good enough.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The van was dirty when I picked it up, both inside and outside. I found a used water bottle in the door compartment. I swept hair bands and metal screws and dirt off the floor of the cargo area. The side cargo door rattled the entire time. Because the door did not close properly, the van was cold even when the heater was running full blast. The clerk had told me the vans had been used hard by Amazon. I expected a better vehicle than I received.

8.4 Very good

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick and drop off were easy and effortless

Cons:

I used a car from Florida, so when I used it in the winter in Michigan, the wiper fluid was unusable because it was frozen. I think thorough consideration of environment should be consideration with all aspects of the vehicle

10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the fact that we were in and out . Great service upon pick up and when we dropped the vehicle back off .

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Sirius radio, smooth and quiet ride. All in all, loved the ride and options in the vehicle.

Cons:

navigation of siriusxm radio from the steering wheel,

8.4 Very good

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great price. Effective little car that did what it needed to do. I appreciated the ice/snow scraper included.

Cons:

The windows either were or got hard to see through very quickly and the squirts didn’t make that better. I finally just poured water over it and that helped.

1 out of 8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6

Very good

12 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

7.3

3 locations in Kalamazoo

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Locations in Kalamazoo

3611 Stadium Drive

+1 269 372 1234

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3651 E Cork St

+1 269 383 9900

Opening times not available

5239 Portage Rd

+1 269 226 4488

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Employees were great, it was busy, but they were moving!

6.0 Okay

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff are very nice and cooperation

Cons:

The prices are little high

5.6 Fair

Jul. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very friendly

Cons:

The car that we rented was turned around so quickly, that the cleaning crew missed an obvious spill in the back. As our trip went on & the car sat out in the sun, a rotten milk smell began to consume the car. When we arrived in Wisconsin, we went to an Enterprise there & the kind young man offered to deodorize the car & immediately discovered the spillage spot. He offered to trade the car out the following day, however, when we went back, there were no cars available. He contacted another Enterprise who had a car available, however, we opted to keep the car versus driving to the other rental office as we only had a couple of days left & the odor had decreased.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I wish my car had an cruise control. Would have made my trip a lot easier.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was super clean and had all of the amenities that an out of towner would need. The service in Kalamazoo was super fast and easy. The service professional was very friendly and communicated well. She did however tell me that she was positive driving from Kalamazoo to Detroit would need half a tank of gas so, per her advice, I pre-purchased the half tank of gas. I actually used not even 1/8 of the tank. But the good news is that the professional at drop off in Detroit verified my gas use and refunded me the rest!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
Very helpful staff I like it

1 out of 2

Budget

8.5

Very good

27 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

7.8

One location in Kalamazoo

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5235 Portage Road

+1 269 381 0617

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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8.0 Very good

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
There was white dog hair on the passenger seat.

9.2 Wonderful

Apr. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

This fee for people under 25 is extreme. However, I know this isn't a company-specific issue.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I loved the car!

Cons:

I extended my lease for three days because my own car was still in the shop. I thought the price for the extra days was excessive.

7.6 Good

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

it was ok, it would be great if there was a more expedited way to return the vehicle.

Cons:

The car I received was pretty basic, not what I usually get in the same categories from other companies. The vehicle had over 25k miles o it and the tires were worn making it unsafe to travel in the snow with.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It was a great experience overall.

4.8 Mediocre

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Have the car I wanted Have educated associate

1 out of 5

Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Kalamazoo

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Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport

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Alamo

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One location in Kalamazoo

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5235 Portage Rd Rm 140

+1 269 226 4488

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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8.8 Very good

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The check in and out were amazingly quick and easy. Very friendly and professional staff.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Stay was welcoming and very friendly. Pick up was easy and I was well informed. Drop off was smooth and easy.

Cons:

No complaints.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ruben was excellent.

Cons:

Everything was great.

4.8 Mediocre

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were nice.

Cons:

I want aware that I couldn't use a debit card at that location. Had to drive all the way home and back to get a credit card. Lots of construction and traffic. Wasted an hour of time. Very inconvenient. That information should be BIG AND BOLD online.

8.8 Very good

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The check out and return were painless. Great staff.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ruben from Kalamazoo Airport desk of Alamo was very helpful. He should be commanded for the great service he rendered.

1 out of 9

National

No score available yet

One location in Kalamazoo

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5235 Portage Rd Rm 140

+1 269 226 4488

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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One location in Kalamazoo

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5235 Portage Rd Rm 140, Portage, , USA Michigan

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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

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Intermediate

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