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Cheap Car Rentals in Michigan

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

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Michigan

Price

$30 - $52

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 43% cheaper than renting one in Traverse City where the per day rate is around $52. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Michigan to get a rental car in are: Benton Harbor ($34/day), Detroit ($36/day), and Jackson ($37/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.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Michigan?

January

$62

February

$66

March

$78

April

$72

May

$75

June

$89

July

$92

August

$88

September

$76

October

$78

November

$69

December

$72

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Michigan is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in Michigan

There are currently 14,376 rental locations operating in Michigan spread across 248 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in Michigan is Small at $31 a day. Below are all the 6 car types available for renting in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for rental in Michigan

Small Cars

$49 - $99

All Car Types

$87 - $127

To rent a Small car in Michigan, you would pay an average price of $67/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Michigan (~$49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$99/day). In fact, August is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Michigan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Michigan, renting a Small car saves you 32% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Michigan Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Michigan, you would pay an average price of $75/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Michigan (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$114/day). In fact, October is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Michigan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Michigan, renting a Medium car saves you 24% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Michigan Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Michigan, you would pay an average price of $85/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Michigan (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$115/day). In fact, January is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Michigan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Michigan, renting a Large car saves you 15% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Michigan Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Michigan, you would pay an average price of $92/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Michigan (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$133/day). In fact, October is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Michigan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Michigan, renting a SUV car saves you 7% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Michigan SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Michigan, you would pay an average price of $138/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Michigan (~$96/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$183/day). In fact, September is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Michigan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Michigan, renting a Van car is 28% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Michigan Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Michigan, you would pay an average price of $113/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Michigan (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$163/day). In fact, January is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Michigan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Michigan, renting a Luxury car is 13% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Michigan Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Michigan, you would pay an average price of $133/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Michigan (~$91/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~$162/day). In fact, December is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Michigan. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Michigan, renting a Convertible car is 26% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Top rental agencies in Michigan

All major car rental suppliers in Michigan

Alamo

8.9
Very good
148 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

9.1

Value

8.8

Enterprise

8.1
Very good
105 reviews19 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.8

Dollar

7.6
Good
185 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.4

Hertz

6.8
Okay
139 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.5

Budget

6.7
Okay
326 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.7

Payless

6.7
Okay
129 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.8

Thrifty

7.7
Good
96 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.9

Avis

6.6
Okay
63 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.2

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 $56/day when booking a rental car in Michigan. The best deal a user found was for $22/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 ($36/day), Thrifty ($42/day), and Hertz ($56/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Firefly (10.0 rating), Super Cheap (10.0 rating) and Signature Rent A Car (10.0 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 $3.63/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $43 and $62 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 $272 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 6days 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 54% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Michigan for a month is $1,168. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

Luxury Car Rentals in Michigan

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in Michigan from the best rental car providers in the country.

Van Rentals in Michigan

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