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Detroit Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Detroit
Car Types Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental Locations 14
Airport Locations 11
Popular Agencies Enterprise, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Dollar

Cheap Car Rentals in Detroit

Economy $18/day
Compact $18/day
Intermediate $19/day
Standard $21/day
Full-size $24/day
SUV $28/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Detroit enterprise
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Detroit enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Detroit enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Detroit enterprise
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Detroit enterprise
4 Adults, 2 Bags SUV car in Detroit enterprise
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Detroit car rental reviews and directory

From $46/day
Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (6,805 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Alamo
Locations in Detroit
338 Lucas Dr
+1 888 826 6893
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Alamo reviews in Detroit

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From $29/day
Rated #2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,944 reviews)
4 locations in Detroit
Enterprise
Locations in Detroit
1034 Randolph St
+1 313 964 5205
330 Lucas Dr
+1 734 229 3100
6357 E Jefferson Ave
+1 313 393 2344
7600 Second Avenue
+1 313 871 0470
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From $28/day
Rated #3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,283 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Avis
Locations in Detroit
295 Lucas Drive
+1 734 942 3450
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Avis reviews in Detroit

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From $32/day
Rated #4
Hertz
7.5 Good (4,211 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Hertz
Locations in Detroit
289b Lucas Drive
+1 734 941 4747
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Hertz reviews in Detroit

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From $34/day
Rated #5
Budget
7.4 Good (4,347 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Budget
Locations in Detroit
Building 287 Lucas Drive
+1 734 941 3632
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From $37/day
Rated #6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,665 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Dollar
Locations in Detroit
334 Lucas Dr
+1 866 434 2226
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From $37/day
Rated #7
Thrifty
Most popular
7.1 Good (2,897 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Thrifty
Locations in Detroit
Detroit Ap
+1 800 867 5309
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From $24/day
Rated #8
Payless
Cheapest deal
6.6 Good (2,821 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Payless
Locations in Detroit
Building 287 Lucas Drive
+1 734 941 0719
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From $72/day
Rated #9
National
8.0 Excellent (893 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
National
Locations in Detroit
338 Lucas Dr
+1 888 826 6890
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Detroit
Sunnycars
Locations in Detroit
2068 E Street
Bldg. 338, Lucas Drive

Car Rental Locations in Detroit

Good to Know

Most Popular Agency Executive Car Rental
Most Popular Car Type Economy
Average price $44/day
Good deal $33/day

When to Book a Rental Car in Detroit

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Top Tips For Renting a Car in Detroit

  • Experience the freedom and ultimate flexibility during your stay in Detroit and opt for a rental car upon your arrival. Public transport can be a hassle with delays, changing timetables, and expensive fares, so discover everything Detroit and the surrounding areas have to offer conveniently at your own place with a car.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport is situated just over 21 miles from the city center of Detroit, so with a rental car you will be at your next destination in under half an hour. Free shuttles pick travelers up from the terminals and bring them to the car rental center with companies offering vehicles of all shapes and sizes. The quickest way into Detroit is via the I-94 E.
  • Driving in Detroit can be a pleasant experience compared to many other US cities, as the streets are broad and usually well-lit. However, road conditions could be improved and potholes or cracks are not uncommon. Also be careful with lane changing, as in Detroit the left lane is not necessarily used by drivers to overtake, and they may even go slower than drivers in the right lane. Driving attentively and defensively will help getting around the city without any hassle or problems.
  • Michigan regularly has very cold winters with lots of snow, so when driving in Detroit during the cold season, make sure the rental car is equipped appropriately or ask for snow chains at a surcharge. During morning and evening rush hours (about 7-9 AM and 5-6 PM), traffic jams can occur, especially on the I-94, so, if possible, these times should be avoided to start a day trip. Always plan at least one hour in advance when driving during these times, and allow more time when going to the airport.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Detroit for $33 or less
  • Book your rental car in Detroit at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Detroit are around 27% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Detroit are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Detroit

How much does it cost to rent a car in Detroit?

On average a rental car in Detroit costs $46 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Detroit?

Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Detroit.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Detroit?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($18/day), Avis ($25/day) and Thrifty ($35/day).

What is the best rental car company in Detroit?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Detroit are Alamo (8.7, 6804 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12944 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2283 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)?

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

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)?

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

What is the cheapest rental car location in Detroit?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 1014 Tecumseh Rd E N8X 2S7 (3 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Detroit?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Detroit?

A 4-wheel drive car is advisable for this area, especially during the winter season. Even though pick-up trucks are a beloved choice of vehicle of the people in Detroit, a more compact car is recommended when driving in the city, as changing lanes and finding a parking space becomes considerably easier.

What's the speed limit in Detroit?

Always adhere to the speed limits given on posted signs. Generally, 25 mph are permitted in residential areas, 55 mpg on unposted highways and up to 75 mph on freeways. The Basic Speed Law also applies, which means driving as fast as is sensible and adapting to the weather and road conditions.

How are gas prices in Detroit?

The average gas price in Detroit is technically $2.90 per gallon but at gas stations like CITGO, it can go as low as $2.30 per gallon. Gas stations around the airport and alongside the freeway can be more expensive, so check in advance how much gas you have so you do not have to opt for the first station you see, even if it costs more than others.

Where are the best places to park in Detroit?

Street parking, parking lots, and garages are all good options for parking a rental car. Street parking is mostly metered and operated usually between 8 AM and 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, so parking outside these times is free of charge. Garages include the Buhl Garage or Cadillac Square, but with prices ranging from $15 to $24 per two hours, they are a rather pricey solution. Generally, parking in Detroit comes at a cost, so opting for a hotel with a parking lot is recommended.