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Cheap car rentals in Milwaukee

EconomyC$ 78/day
CompactC$ 82/day
IntermediateC$ 79/day
StandardC$ 88/day
Full-sizeC$ 90/day
Full-size SUVC$ 144/day
LuxuryC$ 120/day
Supplier choiceC$ 82/day
Standard SUVC$ 90/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 112/day
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Top tips for renting a car in Milwaukee

  • When you think of picturesque scenery, Milwaukee should be given the credit it deserves. The city has generous options for outdoor enthusiasts. With a car rental in Milwaukee, you can conveniently navigate the city, exploring the various beauties of the city. It is crucial to adhere to the driving laws to avoid being on the wrong side of the law. For instance, it is essential to know that numbered streets start from north to south while streets are named from east to west. While driving on highways, always turn right on a red signal unless there are particular signals. Always move to the right lane regardless of the speed limit while driving in the left lane. The left lane should always be used for passing.
  • If you are not a Milwaukee native, you must have a legit driver’s license and an international driver’s permit from your state to rent a car. Also, ensure your driver’s license is up to date for the entire period of driving a car rental. You risk hefty penalties and breach of your car rental contract if your foreign driver’s license is invalid. It is vital to get insurance, especially if you’re contemplating navigating with a luxury car. Your car rental will give you comprehensive details about the insurance. Finally, ensure you have a credit card, which will be used for making payments.
  • You will disembark from your flight at General Mitchell International Airport. The airport is situated a few miles south of downtown. To proceed to the car rental facility, you can board a bus situated outside baggage claim Exit 1. Some top car rental companies include Avis car rental, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget car rental, and others. Some companies will still give you their cars even if you are below 25 years. However, the policies are not the same for all the suppliers. Therefore, do in-depth research before looking for a car rental company.
  • The city of Milwaukee, nestled on the edge of Lake Michigan, is the perfect place to rent a car, as it is easy to navigate with its wide roads and sparse traffic. Avoid the discomfort of public transportation by renting a car, which you can drive all over the city while visiting its famous sights, including the Miller Brewery, or Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. A rental car is also a great option for those looking to explore other areas around Lake Michigan, or even cross the state border for a day trip to Chicago, which is only 90 miles south of Milwaukee.
  • All the major car rental agencies can be found at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), located just six miles south of downtown Milwaukee. The car rental counters are situated on the first floor of the main airport parking garage, right next to the baggage claim area. Most companies are open from early in the morning (6-7 a.m.) until late in the evening (11 p.m. to 12 a.m.).
  • Driving in Milwaukee is fairly easy, as the city features wide, uncongested roads, and a good highway infrastructure system. Drivers should know numbered streets run from north to south, while named streets run from east to west. Turning right on a red signal is usually allowed unless a sign states otherwise. While it's best to drive around in the summer months, those wishing to avoid big crowds should know that the summer season sees plenty of lakeside festivals.
  • Milwaukee traffic generally flows nicely throughout the day, with the city having one of the shortest commute times in the country, but congestion can still happen during rush hours. Avoid driving during peak times; traffic headed into the city gets worse between 7 and 8:30 a.m., and then again between 4 to 5:30 p.m. as people leave the downtown area. The main congestion points are the Marquette Interchange, the Stadium Interchange, and the Zoo Interchange.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Milwaukee for C$ 46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Milwaukee at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Milwaukee are around 5% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Milwaukee are around 0% cheaper than other car types, on average

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Milwaukee car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.7

Very good

108 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.1

5 locations in Milwaukee

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310 W Wisconsin Ave Ste 170a

+1 414 223 3720

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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4377 S 27th St

+1 414 281 8811

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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5300 S Howell Ave

+1 844 934 1084

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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5932 N Green Bay Ave

+1 414 540 7100

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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8205 W Brown Deer Rd

+1 414 365 0800

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Drop-off was a breeze.

Cons:

A staff person called me a few hours after picking up the car saying they needed to verify the mileage and it may need to come back and swapped for a different car due to a possible need for an oil change. Tried calling back, but they were closed, and didn’t open until 9:00am the next day. The main Enterprise toll free number we tried had hours that started at 7:00am, but we would have been already long gone. When I picked up the car, the staff said to “call us anytime if you need anything” but the branch’s restrictive hours and the toll free number’s lack of 24-hour service prevents this. In the end, the staff person said don’t worry about it, there’s typically a 1500 mile buffer built in. All turned out well, but we were stressed after getting that initial voicemail because there was no way we could go all the way back to swap out a car, nor divert our course to go to a different Enterprise to do it, as we were on strict time constraints.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was in great shape. Staff was exemplary in their service.

7.6 Good

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was simple and complete, barring the EZ pass that did not work.

Cons:

The EZ pass toll system that I was given did not work. Therefore, I had to pay tolls with my personal card, absorbing additional charges, for something that I rented specifically to work.

9.2 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I was upgraded to a new, larger car. I am usually more interested in fuel efficiency, but it was a good small efficient SUV/sport wagon. When I returned the car within a day + 1 hour, I was charge for this instead of 2 days, I really appreciate that.

Cons:

I messed up and booked my reservation to the downtown location instead of the airport. I think getting a more obvious notification of this would be really helpful. The drop-off fee for going from one city to another was a little frustrating, but not too large.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

That y’all took my money

Cons:

Stop ripping people off

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Alex was extremely helpful and professional. I was super impressed at how smooth he ran things with so many people in the waiting room.

1 out of 16

Alamo

8.4

Very good

118 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

7.4

One location in Milwaukee

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5300 S Howell Ave

+1 833 571 5615

Monday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great and very helpful.

Cons:

I can’t think of a thing that would have made my experience better.

6.8 Okay

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The quoted price was $29.95 plus taxes per day with 200 miles per day. Somehow, I wound up being charged $265 for a 4 day rental. That alone is enough to upset me because obviously the quoted price was hiding extra fees or other costs.

8.0 Very good

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very Friendly staff and smooth pickup and dropoff experience.

2.0 Poor

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The lady that actually worked for National Car rental made me EMAIL her a copy of my flight itinerary ROUNDTRIP and then after doing so, TWICE, denied me a rental due to my flight being a stand by

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ice scrapper, gps screen and phone play through car. Classy looking car

Cons:

I have no recommendations

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were patient and helpful. You’d think that should be common in customer service but sadly it’s not so it’s great to step up to the counter and receive this great service. Especially during the holidays!

Cons:

Nothing I can think of

1 out of 19

Dollar

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.1

2 locations in Milwaukee

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5300 S Howell Ave

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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804 Vel R Phillips Avenue

+1 414 272 8787

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

on 2nd day dashboard said tire air pressure low. garage took a nail and some staples out of the right rear tire and said the tread was worn.

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I got the Nissan Pathfinder I wanted and it was a good drive

Cons:

When I dropped the car off, luckily I stayed around for the person to examine. She told me I had not filled up the gas - but actually, I did, to just above 1/2, as the the tank was right at 1/2 when I picked it up. She told me this wasn't correct, but after a few minutes of me telling her I definitely left the car with more gas than I started with, she said it was cool - but if I had just left it, I would have been charged extra for refueling.

6.0 Okay

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up staff were so-so; drop off-fine. no real encounter there

Cons:

Vehicle needed maintenance; several signs on the dashboard recommending service; tire light came on; my brother filled 3 out of the 4 tires which were in the 20# range. Only one tire nearly correctly filled.

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was nice but miss leading on the total price She told me i would not be charged the extra 2 hrs with the upgrade and i was charged the extra and then sum.

Cons:

Honesty

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was horrible. And I didn’t even end up getting the rental and still haven’t received my money back for it.

Cons:

Everything could have been better.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and kind through each step

Cons:

Car was dirty in multiple areas, smelled like cigarette smoke, needed an oil change 2 minutes into driving it it. Not worth it for the money.

1 out of 48

Thrifty

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

7.1

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Lc Pending Close Dec 1st

+1 877 283 0898

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
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9.6 Wonderful

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Exterior needed a wash.

4.8 Mediocre

Oct. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

when I got to rental counter in Mke- Marie argueed with me re. me wanting to return the car with a full tank of gas- so I got taken- a 10 gallon tank at $2 a gallon - and was charged 27....

Cons:

when I got to rental counter in Mke- Marie argueed with me re. me wanting to return the car with a full tank of gas- so I got taken- a 10 gallon tank at $2 a gallon - and was charged 27....explain it better and given me my options- car was too small .....

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

None

Cons:

Our reservation for a speciality van was at noon. We arrived at the location at 12:07 and the location was closed. The sign on the door and the website both said the location was open until 2:00. Avis was very unhelpful, insisting that it was my fault for “missing my appointment.” I told them that there were several steps they could have taken to make the situation a more customer service friendly experience, when the rental office saw they had a specialized reservation at noon, and they closed early, they should have had the courtesy to call us to alert us that our reservation was at closing time. The evening before, I called Avis to confirm the reservation, at that point the agent should have mentioned that the location closes at the time of my reservation. Neither steps were taken. I ended up having to drive to an airport location, and pick up a much smaller car, they didn’t have my specialty van in stock. I now have to pay $400 in shipping to get the remaining items shipped that was intended to go into the van. Avis customer service has been unhelpful, and maintains this is “my fault.” Buyer beware.

9.6 Wonderful

Jun. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car that was clean and hadn't been smoked in before my trip.

Cons:

I'm not a big fan of the Milwaukee Airport. The signage is awful. I got lost trying to get back to the concourse.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Never again this was my worst rental experience ever. I would never use Kayak or Thrifty again.

Cons:

Using any rental company never using Kayak

9.2 Wonderful

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Affordable

Cons:

Car was dirty inside and out. Customer service rep was rude at the counter. Very short tempered and rude.

1 out of 32

Budget

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Milwaukee

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5300 South Howell Avenue

+1 414 481 2411

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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603 North 4th Street

+1 414 276 1634

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
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6.0 Okay

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
My car was available when I arrived.

4.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Bill was $240, buy wad charged $488,??? For half tank of gas???? How??

6.0 Okay

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
I asked for a car at MKE airport, and you made the reservation at Budget downtown!! Fortunately, Budget at the airport corrected it.

4.0 Mediocre

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Car was filthy, inside and out. Rear tire was low on air and various service alerts sounded daily. The car rental company hasn't cleared any of the previous alerts. There have been numerous tire pressure warnings dating back to may 2022.

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
I received a call 2 hours prior to the time I had reserved the car and they said there were no cars available and that they had to cancel my reservation.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy but no receipt was given

Cons:

The person at the counter was very crabby and unfriendly. The car was very dirty outside and it smelled terrible of smoke

1 out of 35

Hertz

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

5.3

5 locations in Milwaukee

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5150 South 27th Street

+1 800 654 3131

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
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5300 S Howell Ave

+1 414 747 5200

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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804 N Vel R. Phillips Avenue

+1 414 272 8787

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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8041 North 76th Street

+1 414 365 1291

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
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8301 N. 76th St

+1 414 365 1291

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2022

KAYAK
Excellent

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
Did not have a car available

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
The Hertz counter was closed when I dropped off the car and it was very difficult to figure out where to complete the drop off. I have to follow up with Hertz about mysterious charges on my card

2.0 Poor

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
The reservation wasn't even for Hertz at the Airport. It was for the downtown location that closed 15 minutes after my flight had landed. I take responsibility for not realizing the location, but I had plugged in my flight and would have thought my arrival time would have created a red flag in the system.

1.9 Poor

Jun. 2021

KAYAK
They ran out of rentals and were supposed to call me back in 2 hours to find out if they could find another one and never called. I called multiple times and got ahold of no one. I still have heard nothing from them.

4.0 Mediocre

Jun. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a cheap rate for last minute, nothing else..

Cons:

Nasty. I will stick with Enterprise going forward.

1 out of 30

Avis

7.2

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.5

2 locations in Milwaukee

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5300 South Howell Avenue

+1 414 482 8345

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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603 North 4th Street

+1 414 276 4122

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I reserved by vehicle for 12pm noon and arrived at 12:05pm to find the location closed. Kayak didn't give me any notification that I would have to arrive earlier than noon if I expected to get a car. It caused a huge logistical headache for my trip and I won't be booking cars through Kayak again.

9.6 Wonderful

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and picking up and dropping off the car was quick!

Cons:

Nothing really

6.8 Okay

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was quick.

Cons:

Quicker pick up. Provide a way for renter to pre-record info so pick up goes much faster.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great store with friendly employees

Cons:

Location is ok but not great

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was extremely friendly and professional. Picked the car quickly with no issues.

6.0 Okay

Sep. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Long line upon arrival. Discovered due to "upgrade" of the vehicle so the sales agent could pitch various features for extra charges. I will not use Avis again.

1 out of 11

Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Milwaukee

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6221 W. Layton Ave

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Milwaukee airport

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Milwaukee

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5300 South Howell Avenue

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Airport

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Easirent

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One location in Milwaukee

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General Mitchell International Airport

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Mayfair

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One location in Milwaukee

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6841 W Brown Deer Road

414.354.8600

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National

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5300 S Howell Ave

+1 833 571 5614

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979 travellers who rented a car in Milwaukee gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Milwaukee

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 56/day

Good deal

C$ 46/day

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