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Lansing, MI
Jun 17 — Jun 24
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Lansing car rental information

Pick-up locationLansing
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations13
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesBudget, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Lansing

$54/dayEconomy
$52/dayCompact
$56/dayIntermediate
$57/dayStandard
$57/dayFull-size
$90/dayMinivan
$90/dayFull-size SUV
$60/dayIntermediate SUV
$64/dayCompact SUV
$65/dayStandard SUV
$67/daySupplier choice
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Lansing car rental reviews and directory

From $32/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.2 Good (45 reviews)
2 locations in Lansing
Budget
Locations in Lansing
2601 E Michigan Ave+1 517 337 3158
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
4300 Capital City Boulevard+1 517 321 2072
Monday07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday07:30 - 20:00
Thursday07:30 - 20:00
Friday07:30 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 14 2021
Pros: Staff was the best!...provided special arrangements to accommodate our late arrival needs, which was much appreciated...can't say enough positive things about them!
4.0 OkayFeb 22 2021
Cons: The rental counter was closed when our flight arrived. Our reservation was for 8pm. Rental counter closes at 7...on a Friday night...when there were reservations and flights still coming in. Poor practice to operate like this. We were only one of many from our flight in the same situation. We had to cab to the hotel and back again in the morning. There was also no snow brush/scraper in the car which was covered in snow and ice when we we picked up the car the next day. The car smelled of heavy smoke. Overall miserable experience.
6.0 GoodFeb 4 2021
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: I wanted to drop the car I rented off in a different site than I picked up from. The fee was ridiculous!
6.0 GoodJan 20 2021
Pros: The Budget facility was convenient and workers were helpful.Cons: The vehicle had a strong smoke odor, not very clean, and some interior trim pieces were broken. Both of the passenger side grab handles were loose or held on by only one screw.
4.0 OkayOct 1 2019
Pros: The car was niceCons: The Car selections were very limited, no options to be exact, kayak needs to let customers know they cannot use a debt card at airport terminal car rental places. I paid more for a midsized vehicle for 1 week than a full size from the same company
10.0 ExcellentAug 1 2019
Cons: We rented a Ford Fusion, this is a nice car!
4.0 OkayJan 29 2019
Cons: Very deceiving prices. Quoted only $180 ended up paying almost $400. Beware
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2018
Pros: They were friendlyCons: They did not have any sedans available . That was the only type of car I could use.
4.8 OkayAug 7 2018
Pros: Not much.Cons: They rerouted me to another rental provider because they don't staff their own desk. There were people in back that didn't come out to help so I had to wait for a long time with other customers. The return lot is unstaffed and not well marked. Took way too long.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 24 2018
Smooth transactionPros: The sign was clear at budget to see personal at Avis but there was one gentleman waiting at the counter. The staff are avis were friendly and efficient. The car was clean and well maintained. Checking back was easy. However, had to be specific that the tank was full because they automatically charged for gas even though I did not choose the prepaid option.
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From $34/dayRated #2
Avis
7.8 Good (28 reviews)
2 locations in Lansing
Avis
Locations in Lansing
2601 East Michigan Avenue+1 517 333 7963
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
4100 Capitol City Boulevard+1 517 323 9132
Monday07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday07:30 - 20:00
Thursday07:30 - 20:00
Friday07:30 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2021
Pros: the woman who checked mo out was friendly ad gave me a new suv.
10.0 ExcellentMay 1 2021
Pros: Staff was very friendly and efficient.
2.0 MediocreJan 9 2021
Cons: After I paid to reserve online Avis called and said they had no cars available. I was still charged. Please refund.
5.6 OkayJul 28 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly and the car was clean.Cons: The staff failed to mention that when I ran my debit/credit card at check in that they were required to run it as a debit even though it literally has a MasterCard logo on it??? I had over 6k in the bank ready for the trip and at the last minute my car reservation is declined? Thanks for that :/ Due to this failure, I had to have my son (who has an "actual credit card" according to the staff) drive from Detroit to Lansing to re-rent a vehicle for the trip. When he arrived, and we went back, they had given my car to someone else and stated that all they had left were something like a Geo Metro. A Geo Metro??? Seriously??? Sigh... So, we made a new reservation and asked if they had anything in the same size of larger. They said we have a Mazda3 but it's $7.00 more a day. So, I paid the extra $70 and renter that car instead. So, the $400 plus price i'd already paid for the reservation that was lost, but the price was mysteriously still available. Sigh... I got the car and then seen I only had a little over half a tank of gas? So, went and filled up the car. Additionally, it looked like moisture had gotten behind the instrument window and was so fogged I could barely see the mph gage. Overall, it was a frustrating experience in comparison to the previous 4 visits when I had rented from the exact location, it went smooth as glass! I rarely write this type of review but hopefully, someone else doesn't make the same assumptions I did and have to go through this experience.
7.6 GoodJul 21 2020
Cons: The car looked like it had been through an infestation of bugs before I picked it up. Windshield was dirty from bugs and the front of the car was infested with dead bugs. The interior was dirty and dusty. I had to clean the car before leaving on my trip. Once cleaned the car ran extremely well and was very fuel-efficient.
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2020
Pros: The staff was very helpful. I appreciate the upgrade I received when the vehicle I thought I was getting wasn’t quite road ready. Thank you!
3.6 MediocreDec 28 2019
Pros: NothingCons: The windows were dirty so when driving that night I couldn’t see well. Fortunately I had a stop before the long trip the day after and could clean the windows. Then in the hwy the next day the low tire pressure light came on. I still had 1.5 hour drive ahead of me and wasn’t sure if my tires would blow or go flat. I stopped at a rest area to look at them and it seemed they were ok for the drive. Wasn’t worth the $54 to have the car for the day.
10.0 ExcellentDec 4 2019
Pros: Fast pickup and drop off . Car was hybrid with low highway noise. Kayak price of $52 was much cheaper than Avis counter price of about $86.
9.6 ExcellentNov 12 2019
Pros: Very helpful, car was ready and as advertisedCons: Drop off was different than I was used to but, 24 hour drop off is not practical
9.2 ExcellentOct 22 2019
Pros: Staff at pick-up was awesome.
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From $40/dayRated #3
Enterprise
7.5 Good (12 reviews)
4 locations in Lansing
Enterprise
Locations in Lansing
2311 E Michigan Ave+1 517 374 2880
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4100 Capitol City Blvd+1 517 703 8060
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
6001 South Cedar Street+1 517 394 5575
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
7200 W Saginaw Hwy+1 517 627 8717
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly and pick up/drop of was quick and easy!Cons: Only thing that could have been better would be the option to extend the rental online.
2.0 MediocreJul 13 2019
Cons: They didn’t actually have a car available for me to rent.
2.0 MediocreJul 26 2017
DisappointedCons: Rented online for Enterprise pick up at the airport. Arrived and Enterprise said we booked at another location, we were a bit confused. The biggest perk from Kayak was pick up and drop off at the airport. Enterprise did not have a shuttle to the different location. We chose another rental car agency at the airport because it was cheaper than the car rental at Enterprise with the added taxi cost to and from new location. Disappointed with both Kayak and Enterprise.
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2017
Pros: Easy Pick Up Easy Return
9.2 ExcellentFeb 20 2017
Cons: It took a while to get the car. I think they were having computer issues.
2.0 MediocreJan 27 2017
Crappy Car and ServicePros: The guy in the office says "Sign all this..." Part of which was the inspection. I haven't even seen the car yet at this point. He says, "Sign it anyway and it'll be fine," in his cool guy cocky way. The car was a mess and not even full of gas. Sorry to annoy you, dude, but I'm not signing for something sight unseen.
5.6 OkayDec 15 2016
Cons: the car was not washed thoroughly during pickup.
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From $41/dayRated #4
Hertz
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Lansing
Hertz
Locations in Lansing
4100 Capital City Blvd+1 517 321 1445
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:30
Sunday11:00 - 14:30
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 3 2017
Cons: Everything
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Lansing
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Lansing
Lansing airport
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Lansing
Easirent
Locations in Lansing
Lansing, Capital City Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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From $63/day
National
1 location in Lansing
National
Locations in Lansing
4100 Capitol City Blvd+1 844 868 8509
Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Lansing
Sunnycars
Locations in Lansing
3301 Captiol City Blvd
Recent reviews
88 travelers who rented a car in Lansing gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Lansing

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$45/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a rental car in Lansing

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Lansing

  • Make the most of your time in Lansing by renting a car to help you get around the bustling city with ease. Public transportation may be a cheaper alternative, but it is less flexible. You may also have to wait a long time to catch a bus. Using a taxi can be convenient although it often turns out to be more expensive. Renting a car from one of the car rentals in Lansing will help you explore several attractions in and around this charming city, like the iconic Michigan History Center located in Downtown Lansing, and the Waterloo State Recreational Area, located 48 miles from Lansing.
  • Capital Region International Airport has multiple rental car agencies. The Lansing car rentals customer service counters are located in the terminal across the airport's baggage claim area. There are several car rental companies, including Avis, Hertz, Budget, National, Sunnycars, Eagle Rent A Car, and Enterprise, with spaces within walking distance of the terminal.
  • A great way to take in Lansing's scenic beauty is by driving around. Expect to encounter some heavy traffic, especially during rush hour, which tends to make navigating challenging. However, most car rentals in Lansing stock cars that come fitted with a navigating system to help you find your way with ease. Be sure to drive slowly during the winter months to avoid skidding and watch out for roadwork and jaywalkers, who do not adhere to road use rules.
  • Lansing normally has light traffic, except during the morning rush hour, which is between 7:30am-8am and 4:30pm-6pm, especially on the west and east sides of town. You are likely to get stuck in slow-moving traffic if you use the 1-496, which gets congested during rush hour from all the people driving from Downtown Lancing. If this is the case, you can opt for less congested roads like Michigan Avenue. Winters in Lansing can be severe, which makes driving difficult due to icy and slippery roads, so be sure to leave early for your destination.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lansing for $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lansing at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Lansing are around 7% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Lansing are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lansing

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

  • On average a rental car in Lansing costs $45 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($54/day) and Budget ($57/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 2601 E Michigan Ave 48912 (2 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Lansing is Budget (7.3, 53 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Lansing is $3.36 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $40 and $54, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Capital City airport include Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Capital City airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, 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 Lansing costs $39 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Lansing costs $41 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Lansing costs $40 per day, on average.

  • In Lansing, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 4300 Capital City Boulevard (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Lansing costs $317 per week ($45 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Lansing costs $1,360 per month ($45 per day).

  • Because of Lansing's harsh winter conditions between January and March, SUVs and four-wheel drive vehicles are more suitable, as they make navigating in thick snow and slippery icy roads easier. Renting a compact luxury car is ideal for exploring the city's attractions during the summer months.

  • If you are driving in a residential area, by a school, or in most areas within the city limits, especially in parks and work zones, you need to maintain a speed limit of 25mph. When driving on the highways and freeways in the city's outskirts, you should maintain a speed limit between 55mph and 75mph. There are traffic cameras at various intersections, with some on interstate 1-96 and 1-496, so be sure to adhere to traffic rules.

  • In Lansing, the average gas price for regular unleaded is $2.39 per gallon. The Citgo gas station on Mount Hope Avenue has relatively lower gas prices. Still, you can also try other cheaper alternatives like the S Washington Sunoco gas station on Washington Avenue or the Quality Dairy on Pennsylvania Avenue. You will also find fair gas prices at Marathon gas station, located near the Capital Region Airport's Lansing car rentals section.

  • Lansing has plenty of parking lots, garages, and on-street parking sections where you can safely park your vehicle. The Albert Avenue Garage is a convenient place with ample parking space that charges $1.50 for 2h. For other affordable parking options, you can leave your car at the North Grand Ramp for $3 for 2h or the City of Lancing Lot 50 at $36 per month. The city has a modernized parking system to make it easier for you to find parking spaces.

  • 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!).