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Cheap Car Rentals in Michigan

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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Michigan?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Michigan

Price

$30 - $49

Out of all the popular cities in Michigan, Flint is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $30/day. Renting a car in Flint is 39% cheaper than renting one in Alpena where the per day rate is around $49. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Michigan to get a rental car in are: Benton Harbor ($34/day), Detroit ($36/day), and Sault Ste. Marie ($38/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Detroit should expect to spend around $36/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Michigan is Detroit.

Cheapest time to rent a car in Michigan

January

$58

February

$66

March

$78

April

$72

May

$82

June

$91

July

$108

August

$106

September

$88

October

$81

November

$84

December

$75

Top rental agencies in Michigan

All major car rental suppliers in Michigan
8.0
Excellent
133 reviews4 locations
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Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.8
7.3
Good
136 reviews31 locations
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Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.2
6.8
Good
213 reviews16 locations
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Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6
6.5
Good
106 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

6.4
6.4
Good
115 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.3
6.3
Good
351 reviews12 locations
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Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.3
6.3
Good
194 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.2
6.2
Good
129 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

6.4

Best Michigan Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Michigan?

The minimum age to drive cheap car rentals in Michigan is 18. However, you will pay an additional fee if you're between 18-25 years. Additionally, if you're under 25 years you may be restricted to specific car classes; for example, you may not be allowed to drive exotic or luxury car rentals in Michigan. All car rental locations in Michigan require you to present a major credit card and a valid driver's license. They will not accept an instructional permit, temporary license, or a photocopy of the original driver’s license. International drivers who have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP), insurance, and passport may book car rentals in Michigan.

What are the rules for driving in Michigan?

The maximum road speed limit for all rental cars in Michigan is 70 mph, keep this in mind and always obey the stipulated traffic signs. Most US states don’t allow the use of cell phones while driving. However, hands-free communication with hands-free electronics like cellphones and music players is allowed in Michigan, but only for seasoned drivers. The permitted Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in Michigan is 0.08% and any readings above 0.17% will result in penalties. Whether you're operating a family-friendly passenger van rental or an economy car rental, all passengers in your Michigan car rentals must have seat belts on and provide booster seats for children under eight years. You should yield to pedestrians, cyclists, service vehicles, and other motorists if there's a traffic sign or if doing so may prevent an accident. Remember to always consult the Department of Motor Vehicles for recent traffic law changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Michigan?

If you're hoping for sightseeing opportunities around the Great Lakes and beyond, there are numerous car rental locations in Michigan with a vehicle that matches your needs. It also helps to know what to expect on the roads. For instance, if it's during winter, you want a mid-size SUV, a minivan, or even a standard-size car rental in Michigan that can handle itself in any weather. If you'll be spending a lot of time within the city, consider getting a fuel-efficient compact car or an electric car rental for running around.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Michigan?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $64/day when booking a rental car in Michigan. The best deal a user found was for $25/day from Discount Car & Truck Rentals, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Michigan?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Michigan from the following companies over the past two weeks: Alamo ($28/day), Budget ($32/day), and Thrifty ($34/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Michigan?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Alamo (8.7 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Michigan.

What are gas prices like in Michigan?

The average gas price in Michigan is $4.50/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $54 and $77 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Michigan for a week from Executive Car Rental?

Executive Car Rental is one of the top picks in Michigan. They can have you in a rental car for about $244 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Michigan for the best price?

Renting your favorite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 14% in Michigan - we recommend booking at least 90days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Michigan?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Michigan for a month is certainly possible.

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

We’ve recently found that Discount Car & Truck Rentals offers you prices that are 49% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Michigan for a month is $1,047. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.