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Cheap Car Rentals in Wisconsin from $27

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Wisconsin car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Wisconsin. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on March 3, 2024.

Most popular company

Dollar

Most common car type

Intermediate

Average price per day

$62

Cheapest price per day

$27

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

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Wisconsin, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 90 pickup locations in Wisconsin to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on March 3, 2024.

Price

$36 - $71

Out of all the popular cities in Wisconsin, Milwaukee is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $36/day. Renting a car in Milwaukee is 49% cheaper than renting one in Wisconsin Rapids where the per day rate is around $71. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Wisconsin to get a rental car in are: Eau Claire ($37/day), Oshkosh ($38/day), and La Crosse ($40/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Milwaukee should expect to spend around $36/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Wisconsin is Milwaukee.

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Wisconsin and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on March 3, 2024.

January

$43

February

$47

March

$55

April

$52

May

$57

June

$63

July

$72

August

$63

September

$58

October

$58

November

$55

December

$51

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Wisconsin 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.

Compare available car types for rental in Wisconsin

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Wisconsin to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on March 3, 2024.

Small cars

$44 - $84

All Car Types

$52 - $101

To rent a small car in Wisconsin, you would pay an average price of $62/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Wisconsin (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$84/day). In fact, January is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Wisconsin. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wisconsin, renting a small car saves you 18% 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 Wisconsin small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Wisconsin, you would pay an average price of $63/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Wisconsin (~$44/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$83/day). In fact, February is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Wisconsin. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wisconsin, renting a medium car saves you 16% 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 Wisconsin medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Wisconsin, you would pay an average price of $89/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Wisconsin (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$116/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Wisconsin. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wisconsin, renting a large car is 16% 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 Wisconsin large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Wisconsin, you would pay an average price of $76/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Wisconsin (~$55/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$105/day). In fact, February is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Wisconsin. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wisconsin, renting a SUV is 2% 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 Wisconsin SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Wisconsin, you would pay an average price of $104/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Wisconsin (~$85/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$134/day). In fact, February is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Wisconsin. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wisconsin, renting a van is 29% 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 Wisconsin van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Wisconsin, you would pay an average price of $85/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Wisconsin (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$285/day). In fact, February is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Wisconsin. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wisconsin, renting a pickup truck 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 Wisconsin pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Wisconsin, you would pay an average price of $98/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Wisconsin (~$74/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$122/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Wisconsin. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wisconsin, renting a luxury car is 24% 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 Wisconsin luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Wisconsin, you would pay an average price of $89/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Wisconsin (~$48/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$131/day). In fact, December is about 47% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Wisconsin. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Wisconsin, renting a convertible is 17% 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.

Chevrolet Spark$27/day
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Kia Rio$29/day
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Nissan Versa Note$29/day
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Tips for renting a car in Wisconsin

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Wisconsin including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on March 3, 2024.
  • Wisconsin is known for having rather extreme weather, with it being very cold during the winter and very warm during the summer. To stay as comfortable as possible during your adventures in the state, you will want to make sure that both your air conditioning and heating systems work in your rental vehicle before you leave the agency. These features will be essential for keeping you from either overheating or freezing and they are key to your road trip being bearable.
  • If you are interested in renting an electric vehicle during your time in Wisconsin, it’s important to take note of the charging stations that are available in the state. Wisconsin has over 300 charging stations that the public can use, but they are primarily centered in urban areas. If you will be staying in big cities like Madison or Milwaukee, you will have plenty of charging options. If you plan on being in more rural areas, an electric vehicle may not be the most convenient choice.
  • Those who will be driving children in their rental car need to make sure that they are familiar with Wisconsin’s car seat regulations. If a child is less than one year old, they must be in a car seat that faces the rear. Children that are between the ages of one and three can be in a forward-facing car seat. Those that are between the ages of three and eight can be in placed in a booster seat if they are a certain weight and height. As long as a child is less than 13 years old, they must always sit in the back seat.

Top rental agencies in Wisconsin

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Wisconsin known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Wisconsin. Reviews were last updated on March 3, 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in Wisconsin, including locations near Milwaukee, Franklin and Greenfield. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

Alamo

8.8
Very good
115 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.7
Very good
159 reviews26 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.6

Budget

7.3
Good
145 reviews14 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.2

Dollar

6.9
Okay
143 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.0

Hertz

5.9
Fair
315 reviews21 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.6

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

5.9

Avis

7.2
Good
80 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.2

Thrifty

7.0
Good
96 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.9

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.9

National

6.0
Okay
1 review6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.0

Value

6.0

Best Wisconsin car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Wisconsin. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Wisconsin with an average daily rate of $38. Data was last updated on March 3, 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for those looking for car rentals in Wisconsin, including options within a close proximity to Milwaukee, Franklin and Greenfield. If these deals don't match what you're looking for, not to worry -- deals are updated on a regular basis.
Chevrolet Spark$27/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Kia Rio$29/day
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Nissan Versa Note$29/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Wisconsin, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on March 3, 2024.

Should I rent a car in Wisconsin?

Renting a car in Wisconsin is a must. Some of the larger cities do have a bit of public transportation, including Madison and Milwaukee, but they are not always the most convenient ways to get around the cities. The rest of the state is filled with smaller cities and rural areas that require a car in order to move around. Wisconsin is also known for having many beautiful road trip options, so you will want access to your own vehicle in order to embark on these. There is the Cranberry Highway, which is a 50-mile stretch of old cranberry bogs, as well as the Lake Superior Byway, which showcases the beautiful lakes of this body of water.

What is driving like in Wisconsin?

Driving in Wisconsin is usually straightforward. The roads are normally in good condition throughout the state, but there may be some in more rural areas that are not very well lit at night. You will want to be careful when driving in the winter, though. Wisconsin is particularly prone to blizzards, so it is highly likely that you will encounter snow. Make sure that you are prepared to drive in snowy conditions and that your rental car is adequately equipped with chains and tires that are suited for the winter.

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

To rent a car in WIsconsin, you are required to be a minimum of 21 years old. It is important to keep in mind that most major rental companies will charge you a daily fee if you are under the age of 25. You must also be in possession of a driver’s license that is at least one year old, will not expire for the duration of your rental, and has no negative remarks or limitations. Most rental companies will also require you to have a major credit card in order to pay for your rental, but some may allow debit cards as well.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Wisconsin?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $53/day when booking a rental car in Wisconsin. The best deal a user found was for $26/day from Surprise Agency, booked on Feb. 25.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Wisconsin?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Wisconsin from the following companies over the past two weeks: Turo ($27/day), Hertz ($28/day), and Dollar ($30/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Super Cheap (10.0 rating), Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and Priceless (9.2 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Wisconsin.

What are gas prices like in Wisconsin?

The average gas price in Wisconsin is $3.48/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $41 and $60 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Wisconsin for a week from Hertz?

Hertz offers rental cars in Wisconsin for about $507 per week on average.

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

Booking early can save you upwards 32% on your rental. Booking your vehicle at least 7 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Wisconsin.

Can I rent a car for a month in Wisconsin?

Typically how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Wisconsin however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

Surprise Agency currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 74% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Wisconsin. Typically, a monthly car rental in Wisconsin can be found for $2,174. You can find car rental deals to be on average $72 a day.

Small car rentals in Wisconsin

Find small car rental deals in Wisconsin from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Wisconsin cost an average of $33 per day. Price data was last updated on March 3, 2024.
Hyundai i10$30/day
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Hyundai i10$30/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10$30/day
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car rentals in Wisconsin

Find luxury car rental deals in Wisconsin from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Wisconsin cost an average of $40 per day. Price data was last updated on March 3, 2024.
An assortment of some of the best deals we've found on luxury car rentals in Wisconsin, including options close to Milwaukee, Franklin and Greenfield. Make sure to compare the details of each deal to find the one that is right for you.
Chrysler 300$40/day
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Chrysler 300
Chrysler 300$40/day
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Chrysler 300

Van rentals in Wisconsin

Find van rental deals in Wisconsin from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Wisconsin cost an average of $36 per day. Price data was last updated on March 3, 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for van rentals within the Wisconsin area, including pickup locations near Milwaukee, Franklin and Greenfield. If these deals aren't exactly what you're looking for, not to worry, as new offers are constantly being added.
Dodge Grand Caravan$30/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand Caravan$30/day
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Kia Sedona$31/day
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Kia Sedona

Car rentals by fuel type in Wisconsin

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Wisconsin. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Wisconsin. Deals were last updated on March 3, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Wisconsin. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($30+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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