Traverse City car rentals

Traverse City car rentals

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Traverse City, MI, United States
23 May — 30 May
Same drop-off
Traverse City, MI, United States
Mon 23/5
Noon
Mon 30/5
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in Traverse City

EconomyC$ 105/day
CompactC$ 105/day
IntermediateC$ 104/day
StandardC$ 108/day
Full-sizeC$ 152/day
MinivanC$ 187/day
Full-size SUVC$ 278/day
Premium SUVC$ 328/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 175/day
Standard SUVC$ 206/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Traverse City car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Budget
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (80 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
Budget
Locations in Traverse City
  • 8.3
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
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Rated #2
Hertz
7.7 Good (48 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
Hertz
Locations in Traverse City
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
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Rated #3
Thrifty
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Traverse City
Thrifty
Locations in Traverse City
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 3.9
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Rated #4
Alamo
9.2 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
Alamo
Locations in Traverse City
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.2
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
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Rated #5
Avis
7.9 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
Avis
Locations in Traverse City
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
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Rated #6
Enterprise
7.6 Good (10 reviews)
3 locations in Traverse City
Enterprise
Locations in Traverse City
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
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Easirent
1 location in Traverse City
Easirent
Locations in Traverse City
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National
1 location in Traverse City
National
Locations in Traverse City
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Sunnycars
1 location in Traverse City
Sunnycars
Locations in Traverse City
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174 travellers who rented a car in Traverse City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Traverse City

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Traverse City

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Top tips for renting a car in Traverse City

  • People travel to Traverse City to explore the architectural treasure at the Grand Traverse Commons and to check out the annual Cherry Festival in the spring. This former medical institution has impressive castle-like buildings, which have been converted into restaurants, galleries, and boutiques as well as office spaces, and has easy access to parking. Traverse City car rentals will allow you to take a scenic drive along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and take in the Traverse City Beaches located on West Grand Traverse Bay. Although there is a bus system in Traverse City called Bay Area Transportation Authority, it is limited to five city loops within miles of the downtown area. If you have your sights set on exploring more of the city and the surrounding area, a car rental in Traverse City will come in handy.
  • Traverse City is served by the Cherry Capital Airport located a few miles east of the city center of Traverse City. The car rental offices of companies like Hertz, Alamo, and Budget and their rental car parking lot can be found just off the exit from the baggage claim at the Cherry Capital Airport terminal.
  • Driving in Traverse City is pleasant with plenty of scenic options. The main highways serving Traverse City include the US 31, which takes you to Mackinaw City, the M-22, which is a scenic route around Lake Michigan, the M-37 that heads south to the Manistee National Forest or north to the Grand Traverse Bay, and the M-72, which connects the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with Lake Huron.
  • South Airport Road and 14th Street, particularly in the summer, are the most likely to get congested, particularly during peak hours in the morning, 7am to 9am when commuters head downtown for work. Traverse City averages about 80 inches of snowfall a year. If you’re here during the winter months, practice safe snow driving techniques by driving slowly, alertly, and defensively. Allow for extra time on your trips and turn your low-beam headlights on.
  • Book your rental car in Traverse City at least 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Traverse City are around 19% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Traverse City are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

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