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Rental locations14
Airport locations9

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Lansing

  • Rent a car with cheap Lansing car rentals and explore the attractions within the beautiful city. We’d also recommend driving to the surrounding locations for more adventure. Grab your key and kickstart your trip. Detroit, being a city with more than meets the eye is renowned for tourist attractions including Ford Field. Furthermore, it’s only 81 miles away. Make a stop at Skydeck Ledge which is about 168 miles from Lansing for a feeling of refreshing tranquility. Ann Arbor, about 53 miles away, is another destination you can’t afford to miss. The city’s main selling point is Michigan Stadium which we’d recommend seeing for yourself.
  • While driving in the city can prove to be frustrating, drivers of cheap Lansing car rentals should take extra caution at the intersections to avoid getting confused. S Waverly Old Lansing Rd intersection tends to get crammed especially at rush hour and has no turn signal so drivers should beware. Exercise extra caution at S Cedar & Edgewood intersection when driving as the light is not as clear. Until you're directly beneath it you won’t know what color it is. Cedar and Jolly intersection tends to have pedestrians on the road so drive carefully.
  • We recommend for travelers disembarking from the East Lansing transit Station opt for cheap Lansing car rentals for maximum flexibility and comfort when navigating throughout the city. You can choose to ride with Zipcar which is conveniently placed at Parking Lot #73, East Lansing, or Enterprise Rent-A-Car which is at 2311 E Michigan Ave. Budget Car Rental situated at 2601 E Michigan Ave is another highly rated agency we’d endorse. These car rental companies are right there next to the station it’s nearly impossible to miss them.
  • Make the most of your time in Lansing by renting a car to help you get around the bustling city with ease. Public transportation may be a cheaper alternative, but it is less flexible. You may also have to wait a long time to catch a bus. Using a taxi can be convenient although it often turns out to be more expensive. Renting a car from one of the car rentals in Lansing will help you explore several attractions in and around this charming city, like the iconic Michigan History Center located in Downtown Lansing, and the Waterloo State Recreational Area, located 48 miles from Lansing.
  • Capital Region International Airport has multiple rental car agencies. The Lansing car rentals customer service counters are located in the terminal across the airport's baggage claim area. There are several car rental companies, including Avis, Hertz, Budget, National, Sunnycars, Eagle Rent A Car, and Enterprise, with spaces within walking distance of the terminal.
  • A great way to take in Lansing's scenic beauty is by driving around. Expect to encounter some heavy traffic, especially during rush hour, which tends to make navigating challenging. However, most car rentals in Lansing stock cars that come fitted with a navigating system to help you find your way with ease. Be sure to drive slowly during the winter months to avoid skidding and watch out for roadwork and jaywalkers, who do not adhere to road use rules.
  • Lansing normally has light traffic, except during the morning rush hour, which is between 7:30am-8am and 4:30pm-6pm, especially on the west and east sides of town. You are likely to get stuck in slow-moving traffic if you use the 1-496, which gets congested during rush hour from all the people driving from Downtown Lancing. If this is the case, you can opt for less congested roads like Michigan Avenue. Winters in Lansing can be severe, which makes driving difficult due to icy and slippery roads, so be sure to leave early for your destination.
  • Book your rental car in Lansing at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Lansing

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

    Because of Lansing's harsh winter conditions between January and March, SUVs and four-wheel drive vehicles are more suitable, as they make navigating in thick snow and slippery icy roads easier. Renting a compact luxury car is ideal for exploring the city's attractions during the summer months.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lansing?

    If you are driving in a residential area, by a school, or in most areas within the city limits, especially in parks and work zones, you need to maintain a speed limit of 25mph. When driving on the highways and freeways in the city's outskirts, you should maintain a speed limit between 55mph and 75mph. There are traffic cameras at various intersections, with some on interstate 1-96 and 1-496, so be sure to adhere to traffic rules.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lansing?

    Lansing has plenty of parking lots, garages, and on-street parking sections where you can safely park your vehicle. The Albert Avenue Garage is a convenient place with ample parking space that charges $1.50 for 2h. For other affordable parking options, you can leave your car at the North Grand Ramp for $3 for 2h or the City of Lancing Lot 50 at $36 per month. The city has a modernized parking system to make it easier for you to find parking spaces.

  • How much is gas price in Lansing?

    The average gas price in Lansing is C$ 5.31 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 Lansing?

    Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lansing.

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

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Lansing?

    A Mini car rental in Lansing costs C$ 66 per day, on average.

  • Are there car rental agencies located in downtown Lansing?

    Yes, there are. Some car rentals agencies found in downtown Lansing include A&A Rent-A-Ride Inc situated at 2009 S Cedar Street and Enterprise Rent-A-Car found at 2311 E Michigan Avenue. These are just but a few of the many you can choose from.

  • Can access any cheap car rental from Union Depot train station when in Lansing?

    Yes, you can. Near Union Depot, whose address is 637 E Michigan Avenue, you can get cheap car rentals stationed close to this former train station. You’ll easily spot Budget Car Rental located at 2601 E Michigan Ave and Enterprise Rent-A-Car which is right there at 2311 E Michigan Ave.

Lansing car rental reviews and directory

Avis

7.7

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in Lansing

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Locations in Lansing

2601 E Michigan Ave

+1 517 333 7963

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

4100 Capitol City Boulevard

+1 517 323 9132

Monday07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday07:30 - 20:00
Thursday07:30 - 20:00
Friday07:30 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the woman who checked mo out was friendly ad gave me a new suv.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and efficient.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

After I paid to reserve online Avis called and said they had no cars available. I was still charged. Please refund.

5.6 Fair

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and the car was clean.

Cons:

The staff failed to mention that when I ran my debit/credit card at check in that they were required to run it as a debit even though it literally has a MasterCard logo on it??? I had over 6k in the bank ready for the trip and at the last minute my car reservation is declined? Thanks for that :/ Due to this failure, I had to have my son (who has an "actual credit card" according to the staff) drive from Detroit to Lansing to re-rent a vehicle for the trip. When he arrived, and we went back, they had given my car to someone else and stated that all they had left were something like a Geo Metro. A Geo Metro??? Seriously??? Sigh... So, we made a new reservation and asked if they had anything in the same size of larger. They said we have a Mazda3 but it's $7.00 more a day. So, I paid the extra $70 and renter that car instead. So, the $400 plus price i'd already paid for the reservation that was lost, but the price was mysteriously still available. Sigh... I got the car and then seen I only had a little over half a tank of gas? So, went and filled up the car. Additionally, it looked like moisture had gotten behind the instrument window and was so fogged I could barely see the mph gage. Overall, it was a frustrating experience in comparison to the previous 4 visits when I had rented from the exact location, it went smooth as glass! I rarely write this type of review but hopefully, someone else doesn't make the same assumptions I did and have to go through this experience.

7.6 Good

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car looked like it had been through an infestation of bugs before I picked it up. Windshield was dirty from bugs and the front of the car was infested with dead bugs. The interior was dirty and dusty. I had to clean the car before leaving on my trip. Once cleaned the car ran extremely well and was very fuel-efficient.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful. I appreciate the upgrade I received when the vehicle I thought I was getting wasn’t quite road ready. Thank you!

1 out of 6

Budget

6.8

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Lansing

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Locations in Lansing

2601 E Michigan Ave

+1 517 337 3158

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

4300 Capital City Boulevard

+1 517 323 2916

Monday07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday07:30 - 20:00
Thursday07:30 - 20:00
Friday07:30 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Appreciate the professional staff and upgrade - good value for a days rental -

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
Always love Budget.

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was the best!...provided special arrangements to accommodate our late arrival needs, which was much appreciated...can't say enough positive things about them!

4.0 Mediocre

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental counter was closed when our flight arrived. Our reservation was for 8pm. Rental counter closes at 7...on a Friday night...when there were reservations and flights still coming in. Poor practice to operate like this. We were only one of many from our flight in the same situation. We had to cab to the hotel and back again in the morning. There was also no snow brush/scraper in the car which was covered in snow and ice when we we picked up the car the next day. The car smelled of heavy smoke. Overall miserable experience.

6.0 Okay

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful.

Cons:

I wanted to drop the car I rented off in a different site than I picked up from. The fee was ridiculous!

6.0 Okay

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The Budget facility was convenient and workers were helpful.

Cons:

The vehicle had a strong smoke odor, not very clean, and some interior trim pieces were broken. Both of the passenger side grab handles were loose or held on by only one screw.

1 out of 10

Hertz

8.1

Very good

6 reviews

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.9

One location in Lansing

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4100 Capital City Blvd

+1 517 321 1445

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday11:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00

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6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Have the van there, I might get one today

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
Customer service, ease of filling out info online , the car, it was all excellent and we will rent from them again!!

3.9 Poor

Aug. 2021

KAYAK
There was no one at the Hertz counter and I’ve waited for 1 extra hour. I was nearly missing my flight because of that.

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.8

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

6.8

4 locations in Lansing

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2311 E Michigan Ave

+1 517 374 2880

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4100 Capitol City Blvd

+1 517 703 8060

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday11:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

6001 South Cedar Street

+1 517 394 5575

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

7200 W Saginaw Hwy

+1 517 627 8717

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It wasn't the locations fault. The staff was friendly.

Cons:

I reserved a car online through a discount dealer. So I blame them, really. It allowed me to make the reservation when in fact the location only had minivans left. The minivans would have cost an additional (approximately from memory) $150 or something. I couldn't afford that. Also this location was only accepting credit cards - no debit cards or cash.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and pick up/drop of was quick and easy!

Cons:

Only thing that could have been better would be the option to extend the rental online.

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn’t actually have a car available for me to rent.

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Rented online for Enterprise pick up at the airport. Arrived and Enterprise said we booked at another location, we were a bit confused. The biggest perk from Kayak was pick up and drop off at the airport. Enterprise did not have a shuttle to the different location. We chose another rental car agency at the airport because it was cheaper than the car rental at Enterprise with the added taxi cost to and from new location. Disappointed with both Kayak and Enterprise.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy Pick Up Easy Return

9.2 Wonderful

Feb. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

It took a while to get the car. I think they were having computer issues.

1 out of 3

National

4.4

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.6

One location in Lansing

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Locations in Lansing

4100 Capitol City Blvd

+1 844 868 8509

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday11:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Lansing

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Locations in Lansing

Lansing, Capital City Airport

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Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in Lansing

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Locations in Lansing

Lansing airport

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Lansing

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Locations in Lansing

4100 Capitol City Blvd

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VIPCars Recommendation

No score available yet

One location in Lansing

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4100 Capitol City Blvd, Lansing, , USA Michigan

+1 914 368 0091

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00

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

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