Michigan car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Michigan

EconomyC$ 76/day
CompactC$ 77/day
IntermediateC$ 83/day
Full-sizeC$ 109/day
MinivanC$ 175/day
Supplier choiceC$ 87/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 92/day
Standard SUVC$ 98/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Michigan

  • Some of Michigan’s most-traveled roads do not require tolls. However, most of these free-access roads tend to be quite busy, especially during peak traffic hours. Toll roads, on the other hand, tend to be less congested, making them ideal for people who are in a rush to beat traffic or catch their flights. Most city roads experience traffic jams during rush hours (around 7:00 - 9:00 am and 5:00 - 7:00 pm). You may want to avoid starting your trips during these hours.
  • Generally, Michigan is known for cold winters and plentiful snow. So, if you’re planning on visiting the state during the cold months, be sure to rent a car with snow tires. Some car-rental companies offer snow chains for an extra fee, so be sure to look out for this. When you’re driving in Michigan, especially in the major cities, be on the lookout for signs that indicate snow emergency routes. Parking is not allowed when snowplowing is underway.
  • Michigan, like all the other US states, has its own set of traffic laws. Every driver and front-seat passenger in a vehicle must correctly wear an adjustable seatbelt on all roads. Children between four and eight years old must be properly secured in a child-restraint system. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in the state of Michigan, and penalties might include fines, suspension of driver’s license, or even jail time. While Michigan does not make it expressly illegal to operate mobile phones while driving, the city of Detroit has a ban on cell phone use while driving if you’re not using a hands-free device.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Michigan for C$ 80 or less
  • Book your rental car in Michigan at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Michigan are around 28% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Michigan are around -93% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Michigan

  • Should I rent a car in Michigan?

    Whether you’re traveling to Michigan for leisure or business, car-rental services will help you get around and explore the state hassle-free. Check off every item on your to-do list at your own preferred pace and pleasure when you take advantage of Michigan car rental service. Public transportation is unreliable at times; besides this, there are areas in the state that are not covered by bus or train networks. This is where a rental car comes in handy. With a Michigan car rental service, you can forget about spending thousands of dollars on taxis and ride shares or figuring out the bus schedule. If you’re visiting the state for vacation, a rental car gives you the privacy with your loved ones that you so greatly need. Most importantly, you can search in advance and make your reservation online several days or weeks ahead of your trip using KAYAK’s reliable search engine.

  • What is driving like in Michigan?

    Michigan is a beautiful state to discover with your car rental services, but don’t forget to learn the rules of the road if you’re going to be driving in the state. While Michigan is considered a safe state for driving, not every driver in Michigan is a good one. It’s not unusual to come across hostile drivers who do not care about turn signals or other driving regulations. Keeping a safe distance from other motorists is usually a good idea when driving on the highway. Thanks to seasonal attractions like skiing and beautiful snowfall, winter is one of the best times of year to visit Northern Michigan. If you’re heading in this direction, be careful and watch out for snowstorms. Proper scheduling is essential if you’re traveling up-state; if you choose to go north at the wrong time, you could end up in a blizzard or stuck in slow-moving ski traffic.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Michigan?

    Nearly all car-rental companies in Michigan require renters to be at least twenty one years of age. When making your booking, be sure to come with a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance coverage, and a second form of ID, such as a valid passport. Most car-rental companies also impose a surcharge on renters below the age of twenty five. It’s important that you check the rental company’s policy on age requirements and fees before making your reservation.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Michigan?

    On average a rental car in Michigan costs C$ 99 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Michigan?

    Full-size (Toyota Camry or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Michigan.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Michigan?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 76/day) and Budget (C$ 109/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Michigan?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Michigan are Budget (8.2, 71 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.1, 58 reviews), and Hertz (7.2, 83 reviews).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Michigan?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Michigan are Reed City (32% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Michigan), Marquette (8%) and Muskegon (8%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Michigan?

    On average a rental car in Michigan costs C$ 730 per week (C$ 104 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Michigan?

    On average a rental car in Michigan costs C$ 3,127 per month (C$ 104 per day).

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Michigan

    24 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Michigan

    11 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Michigan

    9 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Michigan

    7 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Michigan

    5 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Michigan

    2 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Michigan

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Michigan

    1 Location

  • bidvest

    Bidvest car rental locations in Michigan

    1 Location

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Michigan

    1 Location

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Michigan

    1 Location

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car rental locations in Michigan

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

Executive Car Rental

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 92/day

Good deal

C$ 80/day

When to book a rental car in Michigan

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