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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rochester Hills South Hill Plaza Shopping Centre
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$50.30 per day
MBS International Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$53.49 per day
Pellston Regional Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$62.06 per day
Detroit Warren
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Priceless
$64.69 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Gerald R. Ford Int. Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$79.37 per day
Delta County Airport
Premium
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$83.22 per day
Cherry Capital (Traverse City) Airport
Luxury
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$98.34 per day
Rochester Hills South Hill Plaza Shopping Centre
Mini Van
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$62.42 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:40 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$69 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
40 km/h or 25 mph
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h or 45 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Average gas price
$0.99 per liter or $3.75 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.79 per liter or $2.99 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.44 per liter or $5.45 per gallon

Why rent a car in Michigan?

The large midwestern state of Michigan is an ever-popular tourist destination. The state's largest city, Detroit, is a major city and destination for those interested in history. The rest of the state is full of forests, the shoreline of three of the Great Lakes, and inland lakes and rivers. 

One-way Car Rentals in Michigan

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Michigan and drop off in another country:

  • From Michigan to Ohio - 18 offers from $60.00 per day
  • From Michigan to Illinois - 18 offers from $56.69 per day

Top ways to enter Michigan

Detroit Metro Airport - The most popular way to enter Michigan is through Detroit's Airport — a major international airport. It can be reached via direct flights from most states and 30 different countries. 

Gerald R. Ford Int. Airport - Grand Rapids' airport is the second busiest in the state and is served by flights from many large and regional cities. 

Bishop International Airport - The airport serving Flint is also a popular way to reach Michigan being served by flights from surrounding states. 

Cherry Capital (Traverse City) Airport - Traverse City is in the northern part of the state and a popular tourist destination in the summer for its beaches and cherries. 

By road - Michigan can be reached from Ohio via I-75, from Indiana via I-69, from Chicago and Gary Indiana via I-94. You can reach the Northern Penisula of the state from Wisconsin via multiple US Highways. 

Via Canada - There are multiple places where you can cross the border from Ontario, Canada into Michigan. The most popular is via the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel between Windsor and Detroit. Many (but certainly not all) car rental companies allow you to take a vehicle from Canada to the United State, but make sure before you do so. 

Via ferry - From mid-May to mid-October, ferries cross Lake Michigan from Manitowoc and Milwaukee in Wisconsin to Ludington and Muskegon, respectively. You can book a spot for your car, but you are almost certainly not allowed to take a rental car via a ferry (due to the car rental companies' restrictions).  

Top cities and places to visit

Detroit - The Motor City (or Motown) is probably the place one thinks of when thinking of urban decay that has happened throughout the Rust Belt. However, downtown Detroit has seen revitalization efforts that have restored some of its former charm. Many parts of the city are still dangerous, but you are unlikely to want to visit them anyway. Stick to the major tourist attractions, and you'll have as pleasant a time as anywhere. 

Mackinaw Island - The resort island in the Straights of Mackinaw is mostly a state park. There is an old fort on the island along with a Victorian-era feeling. Personal cars are not allowed on the island, which can be reached either by ferry or a small airplane. 

Isle Royal National Park - If you seek more secluded nature than a resort experience, then this national park in Lake Superior is for you. It can be reached by ferry from Copper Harbour (or via a commercial flight). Once there, you will have to get around either by hiking or some form of boat whether it be a kayak, motor boat, or sailboat. 

 

Driver's license requirements

Michigan is one of two states in the US (the other being New York) that mandate that rental companies must rent to drivers that are at least 18 years old. As elsewhere, though, drivers that are under 25 are usually charged an additional fee. 

 

 

Crossing borders

There are multiple border crossings between Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Most rental companies in Michigan allow their vehicles to be driven to Canada (though, you must return them in Michigan). Some smaller rental companies in Canada do not allow their vehicles to be taken to the United States, though. 

Toll roads

There are no toll roads in Michigan. There are, however, several bridges with tolls. One example is the Blue Water Bridge which connects Port Huron with Point Edward and Sarnia in Ontario, Canada. Another is the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnell is also tolled. 

Tolls can usually be paid in cash. Some take credit and debit cards. While many bridges have their own prepaid toll passes, none of these are required as in other states. So don't worry when picking up a rental car; there are no toll packages that you have to purchase. 

Top driving routes

The Upper Penisula - Cross the Mackinaw Bridge and get ready to explore the rugged northern part of the state. From hiking trails to ski hills, the peninsula is the crown jewel of Michigan for those that love the outdoors. Any route taken through the peninsula will take you through state and national forests and past great beaches. 

River Road Scenic Byway  - Travel from Lake Huron through the Huron-Manistee National Forests along this scenic road. There are all kinds of outdoor opportunities along the way. You'll also stumble across multiple outlooks along the road from which you can take in all the gorgeous scenery no matter what season it is. 

M-22 - The entire western coast of Michigan is worth a visit, but of particular note is the northern section of it. Michigan Highway 22 takes you right along the coast through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore. It routinely makes lists of the most scenic drives in the country, particularly for driving in the fall. You can plan your drive along it using the information at M-22 Michigan.

 

Car rental prices

  • Convertibles - from $107 per day
  • Large cars - from $51 per day
  • Medium cars - from $51 per day
  • Vans - from $62 per day
  • Premium cars - from $58 per day
  • Small cars - from $50 per day
  • SUVs - from $54 per day
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Michigan?

The cost of renting a car in Michigan varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day in Michigan
$50.53
January
$48.58
February
$80.46
March
$51.68
April
$60.66
May
$66.91
June
$64.32
July
$64.01
August
$57.32
September
$55.16
October
$43.02
November
$39.63
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Michigan is December — when rental costs average $39.63 per day. This is 30% cheaper than the yearly average and 51% cheaper than renting a car in March (when prices average $80.46 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Michigan?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in November — an average of 13 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in January — an average of 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Michigan
6
January
10
February
6
March
8
April
7
May
8
June
6
July
7
August
7
September
7
October
13
November
8
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Michigan?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Michigan, the most popular month is July, while the least popular is April.
Monthly searches in Michigan by pick-up date relative to the average
41%
January
46%
February
86%
March
20%
April
20%
May
107%
June
315%
July
264%
August
112%
September
92%
October
46%
November
51%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 95
Airport locations 16
Popular suppliers Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Budget, Hertz
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars, Premium cars
Lowest price $50 per day
Cheapest supplier Thrifty

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Chevrolet Spark 4 2 Small cars
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Chevrolet Malibu 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Mazda CX-5 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Chevrolet Impala 4 4 Premium cars
Thrifty Ford Focus 2 2 Medium cars
Dollar Jeep Renegade 4 2 SUVs

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

United States of America (USA)
Mazda 3
June 25, 2023
Great restaurants and city cleanliness in the heart of Detroit- very pleasantly surprised!
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Alamo
8.6 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Priceless
7.3 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$69.23
Lowest daily price
$50.30
Total cars available
4823

Top 11 suppliers in Michigan in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 15 reviews
7 locations
$71 - $361
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8 / 15 reviews
4 locations
$53 - $108
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
30 locations
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8 / 1 review
30 locations
$62 - $218
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8
25 locations
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
3 locations
$50 - $97
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
69 locations
$74 - $379
National
National
Good 7.7
13 locations
$75 - $365
Payless
Payless
Good 7.5
1 location
Rent a Wreck
Rent a Wreck
Good 7.5
1 location
Priceless
Priceless
Good 7.3
1 location
$65 - $73
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