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Ann Arbor, MI
May 13 — May 20
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Ann Arbor car rental information

Pick-up locationAnn Arbor
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations12
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesBudget, Enterprise, Hertz

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Ann Arbor car rental reviews and directory

From $35/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.4 Good (58 reviews)
3 locations in Ann Arbor
Hertz
Locations in Ann Arbor
3200 Boardwalk+1 734 761 1176
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
3500 Jackson Road+1 734 913 0233
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
4663 Washtenaw Ave+1 734 528 9692
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 1 2021
Pros: Once it was my turn, the key hand over process was quick. But there was one person working there and it was not an efficient system if you’re waiting in line.Cons: My car had bitten off fingernails inside every cup holder and door handle space .... NASTY
2.0 MediocreApr 21 2021
Pros: The car was absolutely disgusting. I asked the staff that was scurrying me out the door if the car had been cleaned and sanitized as we are in the middle of a pandemic. He not only told me that it was clean, but that they used bleach. Complete and total lie! I wish I could post the pictures of the interior that I have on my phone. Not only did the vehicle appear to not have been cleaned in a decade, there were several items found in the back that must have belonged to the previous renters. Car spray to cover up marijuana stench, phone charger, etc...The staff was hurrying me out the door the second that I walked in and juked me into paying an extra $175 worth of insurance and damage waivers that he told me was absolutely necessary, which I found out later was not. Lies. I booked through Kayak and my total was $279. Received a bill for $481. I booked the car reservation on Kayak for a 9pm drop off on a Saturday. While at the Hertz, he entered a drop off on Saturday by noon. I looked at him and specifically stated that I have a reservation through Kayak stating a 9 pm drop off, not noon. He looked at me and said "Don't worry, I will be here all day and night Saturday. I don't want to have to go in and change it in my system. Don't worry, I'll honor your 9pm drop off." Guess what? No one was there when I dropped the car off at 4:30pm. I was charged an additional late fee. I cannot believe this place is still in business. I will never rent from this company again. I will pay any extra amount that I have to for a decent car and experience. Be very warned. They are not honest at this Hertz in Ann Arbor MI. Total crooks.Cons: Everything. Or at least, a little honesty. Crooks.
4.0 OkayApr 5 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly at pick upCons: The car was filthy and smelled like smoke. Right rear tire needed air throughout trip.
10.0 ExcellentOct 13 2020
Pros: Stephan was very friendly, helpful and efficient.
2.8 MediocreJan 22 2020
Pros: Nothing
8.4 ExcellentAug 27 2019
Pros: The car was very, very clean, and pick-up/drop-off was easy.
6.0 GoodFeb 14 2019
Cons: I wasted 1 hour 20 mins in line - 3 ppl. These guys work like Mr.Flash from Zootopia.
2.0 MediocreFeb 8 2019
Pros: There was an Enterprise down the street.Cons: They didn't have my reservation and said I should have called them directly before coming to make sure they had my car. I will not be going back to this location and may consider avoiding Hertz based on this experience.
2.0 MediocreJul 1 2018
Cons: They did not inform me that they weren’t open on weekends and I’d have to pay for 2 xtra days
7.6 GoodMar 18 2018
How Old is this CarPros: Hertz office was convenient and the guy running it very helpful.Cons: The car was old, run down interior and not the quality I would expect from Hertz.
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From $86/dayRated #2
National
9.4 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Ann Arbor
National
Locations in Ann Arbor
801 Airport Dr+1 734 769 8437
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.6
  • 9.6
  • 9.3
  • 9.6
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 12 2019
Pros: Yes at pickup the staff was very cordial and at drop off the guy was excellent. He finished his job quickly.
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From $43/dayRated #3
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (26 reviews)
4 locations in Ann Arbor
Enterprise
Locations in Ann Arbor
3880 Jackson Rd Ste A+1 734 930 4900
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
438 W Huron St+1 734 327 2600
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4555 Washtenaw+1 734 971 1221
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
801 Airport Dr+1 734 769 1144
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.3
  • 9
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreNov 8 2020
Pros: Staff at pickup was efficient and friendly.Cons: Car had low tire pressure warning light on at pickup. Tire lost pressure overnight. Drop off location as promised on reservation was closed with no drop box. Took car to other location, and they were unable to take me 3.2 miles back to the closed location due to COVID. Told me to leave keys with car dealer and they would pick up when they had a chance. Website info on drop off locations was incorrect. Limited weekend hours are problematic. I now don’t know whether my car has been returned and how much extra I will have to pay due to the inaccurate information provided. If your motto for years is “we will pick you up,”, you might want to notify folks that you are unable to do so more clearly.
9.6 ExcellentJul 20 2020
Pros: Best rental car ever. We have had a Range Rover as rental car. Drove a lot of miles without any difficulty.
10.0 ExcellentMar 31 2020
Cons: Great experience
4.0 OkayJun 7 2019
Cons: Not switching me to a gas hogging mini van. Your website was supposed to put me in a Vera and instead I got a gas hogging minivan. At least you could have lowered my rate
5.2 OkayApr 10 2019
Cons: I had to clean the entire fan upon arriving at home after pick up. It appeared the van was vacuum but not wiped down or cleaned. There was dirt all over the seats and food in the cup holder. Really disappointing. Also the gas tank only had 5/8 of gas in it...
10.0 ExcellentFeb 13 2018
Pros: I LOVE THAT AT THIS LOCATION THERE IS PLENTY OF FREE SAFE PARKING TO LEAVE YOUR CAR WHEN PICKING UP YOUR RENTAL. The counter staff are especially friendly and go out of their way to make sure you get a car you will enjoy driving. Love them!!
10.0 ExcellentDec 17 2017
Pros: Easy quick and great experience
8.8 ExcellentAug 23 2017
A satisfied customerPros: The surprising part for me was I asked for a nissan altima and instead was given a nissan murano! My wife and son were so excited because it was the vehicle that I wanted to rent before the purchase. It drove like a champion I loved it so much we are thinking about purchasing one!Cons: Overall I was satisfied so no complaints.
8.0 ExcellentJun 12 2017
SatisfactoryPros: The customer service was good.Cons: They didn't have the rental vehicle ready that I had reserved/requested ao we had to pay more to get the next vehicle class that was ready. Also car wasn't properly inspected. Left front turn signal was inoperative. We didn't know this until we were over an hour away.
10.0 ExcellentDec 13 2016
Detroit EnterprisePros: Everyone from the shuttle drivers to the people on the desk was friendly and helpful. Coming from Detroit from Florida in December was slightly traumatic. When i got to my car, Steve, had turned on the heater full blast. Steve is my favorite.Cons: Next time I visit during the winter, I will upgrade to a sturdier car. The Mitsubishi Mirage I had was no match for the first snow storm of the season.
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From $39/dayRated #4
Budget
7.1 Good (19 reviews)
1 location in Ann Arbor
Budget
Locations in Ann Arbor
3600 Plymouth Road+1 734 994 3419
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayAug 4 2020
Cons: The 2019 Ford Fusion I got was not cleaned out there was garbage underneath the seats there was talk writing on a Windows from it being if they're in the shop or impounded
8.0 ExcellentAug 17 2018
Pros: Car was pretty coolCons: The time I had to check out
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2018
Cons: The car is ridiculously shabby with smoke smell. The attendee sucks, he never gives respect, nor he cares about anything.
4.4 OkaySep 27 2017
Not a friendly employee and the car's media features didn't workPros: I think it was a good value. I booked last minute, so I was happy to have a car.Cons: The employee was really rude - my friend moved a box off a chair to sit down and he said, "Oh you just helped yourself, I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself."I asked if there was any opportunity to upgrade and he told me, "Do you want to cancel, because there are a lot of people who want this car." Terribly rude, and he was wearing a t-shirt about 'Getting lucky," no uniform or anything. The car was ok but the media didn't work - wouldn't connect with my phone and the Bluetooth didn't work either. Both of things have never been a problem on my up to date Samsung; I had been using Bluetooth all weekend.
10.0 ExcellentAug 1 2017
Pros: I requested an earlier pick-up time on the same day & they were able to accommodate me.Cons: I didn't like the limited mileage.
10.0 ExcellentMay 16 2017
Pros: everything went smoothly
6.0 GoodDec 23 2016
Pros: friendly staff at both pick up and drop off, although Ann Arbor agent was unable to give me any refund for the problems she did give me numbers to call and follow up.Cons: Windshield sprayer was not working, even after I bought and put in a gallon of washer fluid. This made driving very dangerous and I had to stop often to manually clean the windshield. Also, Easy Pass was registering even though I had the box closed and wanted to pay cash for tolls.
2.0 MediocreApr 10 2016
Cons: Made a reservation on Kayak and it was confirmed. Budget then called two hours later as we were about to pickup the car to tell us they actually had no cars available and there was nothing they could do for us. We then had to find a way to get to a location one hour away to rent a car which was extremely difficult because the reason we were renting a car was because our car had broken down.
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From $38/dayRated #5
Avis
4.8 Okay (7 reviews)
1 location in Ann Arbor
Avis
Locations in Ann Arbor
3600 Plymouth Road+1 734 663 9513
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 5.4
  • 5.7
  • 4.8
  • 4.5
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 4 2021
Pros: Staff FriendlyCons: Staff could have been more knowledgeable about renters insurance and demonstrating or showing the car features, such as lights and windshield wipers and car settings
2.0 MediocreMar 25 2021
Cons: Location refused to honor reservation claiming I "didn't qualify" to use a debit card. Evidently location ran a (soft) credit check without disclosure or consent. I would recommend enterprise, especially if using a debit card
2.0 MediocreJan 4 2021
Pros: not much. The car itself was fine. Reasonable gas mileage. Drove easily, but that was more on the car maker than on avis. I appreciated there being an ice scraper in the car, since it's snowy in Michigan, but I would've been happier had those I'm paying bothered to clear the ice off for me.Cons: Everyone was very slow in the pick up, I had to ask for extras when usually they are offered (the employee clicked all "declines" when actually I wanted to pay for gas and he had to run all the paperwork again, which meant I was stuck indoors with others during the pandemic for longer than I felt comfortable). There were fries on the seats, pop cans under the seats, and a used mask in the car (again, it's COVID. I had to touch it to throw it away). When I finally go to my drop off location (I had paid extra for this location because it was near my home and I didn't want to have to take the subway, COVID!), I was told it was full. They refused to accept the vehicle, despite me telling them I had a contract to return it to that location. In the end I had to drive it uptown---I am not an employee, I shouldn't have to drive your property around---and add an extra half hour to my walk after a 13 hour drive. I'll never use AVIS again, and I intend to write a few negative reviews. I paid for this experience, it's ridiculous.
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2020
Pros: every think worked well
2.0 MediocreOct 23 2015
Cons: No clean cars available when I arrived. Was told they believed my reservation was cancelled and gave away my car. I arrived during business hours but was rushed out by the clerk. Ended up driving a dirty and old car for a week.
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Easirent
1 location in Ann Arbor
Easirent
Locations in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Municipal
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Ann Arbor
Sunnycars
Locations in Ann Arbor
801 Airport Drive
Recent reviews
116 travelers who rented a car in Ann Arbor gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Ann Arbor

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$44/day

When to book a rental car in Ann Arbor

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Top tips for renting a car in Ann Arbor

  • From the Michigan Stadium to the various golf courses and magnificent scenery around, Ann Arbor has plenty in store for travelers. Experience more flexibility when discovering everything the city entails by renting a car there. Whether visiting local attractions or driving out into the Michigan countryside, with a rental car there is nothing keeping you from exploring everything on your wish list.
  • Whether flying to Ann Arbor via the municipal Ann Arbor Airport or Detroit Metropolitan International Airport, both airports feature onsite car rental service desks, so picking up a car directly after landing is possible in any case. Travelers will most likely fly into Detroit Airport and the car rental center there can be reached with the courtesy shuttles provided. Head to the ground transportation, from where the shuttles depart regularly, to reach your car conveniently.
  • When visiting Ann Arbor during the winter, be prepared to face ice-covered roads and heavy snowfalls, as both are regular companions to the cold months. It is pivotal to check whether the rental car has winter tires fixed on and also to consider renting snow chains if planning to leave the city limits and driving into the countryside. It is crucial to adjust your speed and drive carefully if wintery road conditions prevail.
  • During peak times, traffic in Ann Arbor increases mainly on the ring roads I-90, M-14, and US-23, with commuters going in or out of the city. Morning rush hour is usually the most severe from 7 to 9 am, but compared to major cities it is a less intense experience. Evening rush hours peak between 6 and 7 pm and, if possible, driving through the city at these times should be avoided.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ann Arbor for $44 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ann Arbor at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Ann Arbor are around 27% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Ann Arbor are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ann Arbor

  • Some car rental companies in Ann Arbor which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and National

  • On average a rental car in Ann Arbor costs $56 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($36/day), Hertz ($40/day) and Enterprise ($45/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 3600 Plymouth Road 48105 (3 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Ann Arbor are Alamo (7.9, 54 reviews), and Hertz (7.3, 75 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Ann Arbor is $3.21 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $51, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ann Arbor.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport include Enterprise, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Payless and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport to off-airport locations include Enterprise, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Payless, and National.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Ann Arbor costs $51 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Ann Arbor costs $49 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Ann Arbor costs $112 per day, on average.

  • In Ann Arbor, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 3200 Boardwalk (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Ann Arbor costs $392 per week ($56 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Ann Arbor costs $1,678 per month ($56 per day).

  • Especially for winter visits, opt for a 4-wheel-drive car, as it provides the traction you will definitely need on the snowed-in roads. Unless extra space is needed, renting a smaller car comes with advantages in the city, as it fits in more parking spaces and will cost less per day in most cases.

  • In the very heart of Ann Arbor, speed limits between 25 and 30 mph are enforced. The further drivers venture out, the faster they can go. 35-40 mph is permitted in outer areas of Ann Arbor and 65 mph can be driven as soon as drivers leave the city and continue on rural roads. On the freeway, 70 mph is permitted in the whole state of Michigan.

  • Prices for gas in Ann Arbor are a pleasant surprise for most drivers, with the average price for one gallon being around $2.20. At some gas stations like Costco, drivers may even find prices going under the $2 rate, so plan refilling the tank in advance that you can find the station with the best price.

  • There are metered lots and on-street parking spaces available in Ann Arbor. Meters usually require payment Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm with rates of around $1.70 per hour. There are also parking garages and lots available throughout the city, like Fourth and Washington Structure on Washington Street or First & William Lot on First Street, which cost around $1.20 per hour but are free to use for the first two hours.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).