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Cheap car rentals in Traverse City

$31/dayEconomy
$31/dayCompact
$33/dayIntermediate
$37/dayStandard
$34/dayFull-size
$67/daySUV
$58/dayMinivan
$69/dayFull-size SUV
$49/dayMini
$51/dayPremium
$70/dayLuxury
$72/dayPickup Truck
$69/dayPremium SUV
$30/dayIntermediate SUV
$37/dayCompact SUV
$49/dayStandard SUV
$50/daySupplier Choice
$53/dayCommercial
$59/dayCoupe
$68/dayLuxury SUV
2 Adults, 2 Bags
enterpriseEconomy car in Traverse City
4 Adults, 2 Bags
enterpriseCompact car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
turoIntermediate car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
enterpriseStandard car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 2 Bags
turoFull-size car in Traverse City
2 Adults, 2 Bags
turoSUV car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
turoMinivan car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 2 Bags
hertzFull-size SUV car in Traverse City
2 Adults, 2 Bags
hertzMini car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
opaquecarPremium car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
turoLuxury car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 2 Bags
turoPickup Truck car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
enterprisePremium SUV car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
turoIntermediate SUV car in Traverse City
4 Adults, 2 Bags
turoCompact SUV car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
opaquecarStandard SUV car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
alamoSupplier Choice car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 3 Bags
hertzCommercial car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 2 Bags
turoCoupe car in Traverse City
5 Adults, 5 Bags
turoLuxury SUV car in Traverse City
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Traverse City car rental reviews and directory

From $35/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
Cheapest deal
8.6 Excellent (55 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
BudgetLocations in Traverse City
727 Fly Don't Drive+1 231 947 3883
Monday08:30 - 20:30
Tuesday08:30 - 20:30
Wednesday08:30 - 20:30
Thursday08:30 - 20:30
Friday08:30 - 20:30
Saturday11:30 - 19:30
Sunday11:30 - 19:30
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentNov 12 2019
Cons: Gas tank was not full when I picked it up, but agent asked me to return full. I did not have time to go in at pick up and ask them to verify that tank was not full. When I told her this upon return, she was surprised. I pointed out I was not asking for a refund, but that the cars are not as ready to be rented as they may be led to believe.
10.0 ExcellentAug 27 2019
Pros: Great deal! Easy to pick up and drop off. No hidden fees.Cons: Nothing, it was great.
9.6 ExcellentAug 18 2019
Cons: Had a good experience.
8.0 ExcellentJul 29 2019
Cons: Front tires had marginal tread depth.
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2019
Pros: Nice people, nice car, great gas mileage.Cons: nothing
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off super easy. Staff nice and friendly!!Cons: Nothing!
8.0 ExcellentNov 21 2018
SufficientPros: Nothing outstanding, but acceptable service. No wait this time for check out. We selected Budget because it was onsite at the airport, and the car was close to the rental exit from the airport building. Good value for the cost.Cons: In Northern Michigan in ltr November one can expect snow. The cars did not have snow tires and so was unable to get up our driveway to our house, and was a bit stressful to drive with a bit of accumulation on the roads. Inquiring about an upgrade, though, it wiuld have nearly tripled our cost to get a suv with 4w drive!
10.0 ExcellentSep 21 2017
Pros: The car was great. But I rented in Grand Rapids and dropped off in Traverse City
7.2 GoodSep 8 2017
The car smelled badPros: The customer service was good and fast even though it was a holiday and there were lots of folks in line waiting when I arrived to pickup the car.Cons: The car smelled like dirty dippers had been stored inside overnight. Also it there was white dry spots throughout the interior like milk or formula had been spilled. I would have talked to an agent about the smell but the line was long and it was raining. No one walked to the renal with me so I dealt with the smell as best I could.
2.0 MediocreAug 28 2017
Horrible customer servicePros: The car had 4 wheelsCons: The lady at the counter was pushy wanted paperwork signed with out an inspection stating that "our people looked over it" After refusing to sign the paper saying there wasn't any damage on the car without lookingvatvitvshe got snippy wouldn't give me the keys told me I didn't get them till it was signed. ( car was locked couldn't get inside to inspect) after inspection I found plenty of damage (bigger than a quarter) and returned to let them know. Choosing a different lady because the fist one was rude she saw me in line An told me to come back to her I politely said nobill wait for another she got snippy again waving the keys saying I've got the keys. I then got mad An told her off. The manager over heard An asked what was going on I started to tell him as she stood behind home mocking me An talking over me. I then told him it's clear that she has no idea how to do customer service because if she did she wouldn't be acting the way she was.. worse rental experience
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From $41/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
7.7 Good (37 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
HertzLocations in Traverse City
727 Fly Don't Drive+1 231 946 7051
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday10:00 - 20:00
Sunday10:00 - 20:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2020
Pros: Because of the location it was easy peezy. Car was ready to go and clean. No issues. Cons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2020
Pros: The car smelt like smoke and I didn't feel comfortable having my kids in the car with us. When dropping off the car in TC the employee was rude. It was a terrible experience overall.Cons: Overall service and experience using hertz. Car smelt like smoke and it wasn't as clean as I'd hoped.
9.6 ExcellentSep 2 2019
Pros: Fast pick up and drop off. Pushed additional insurance, but know (through experience) that it is not needed.
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2019
Cons: Nothing. As good as it gets.
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2019
Pros: The staff was friendly and the pickup went smoothly once the car was ready.Cons: The car wasn’t quite ready when we arrived, but it was by the time we’d collected our checked bags.
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2019
Pros: Hertz staff in Traverse City very friendly and helpful!
10.0 ExcellentSep 2 2018
Good ValuePros: Nice, comfortable car. Held our golf clubs, luggage and misc stuff just fine.Cons: No negatives
2.0 MediocreMay 28 2018
Cons: Horrible customer service - employees poorly informed - could not rent
4.0 OkayMay 15 2018
Pros: Car and drop off was fineCons: My flight was delayed , picked up rental 12 hours later through no fault of my own , called to let them know also .. when I went to pickup , because I had prepaid , they were not going to let me get car without completely paying the fee over again simply cuz I didn’t pick up at scheduled time . Was awful
9.6 ExcellentMar 6 2018
Hertz car rentalPros: Both employees I came in contact with were smiley, friendly, happy to serve me, just like it should be and doesn't happen often enough anymore. Pick up and drop off was easy and close.Cons: I think the price could have been better
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From $40/dayRated #3
Alamo
9.2 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
AlamoLocations in Traverse City
727 Fly Dont Dr+1 844 370 9797
Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.2
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentJul 23 2017
large SUVPros: Car was the right size and comfort. We needed it. Drop off was easy. Location was perfect.Cons: We arrived earlier that the reservation time and the rental desk would not give us a car. That made part of the group sit in the airport terminal for two hours. In the future we will check the pick up time carefully or if not acceptable will find another way to rent a car. The rating for the pickup/dropoff was downgraded due to this issue. It was a pretty expensive rental at over $1100/week.
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2016
Friendly servicePros: The return process on my one way rental was easy and quick. Happy with their service.
5.6 OkayDec 28 2016
Charged more money upon pickup then quotedPros: It was a nice, clean rental vehicle.Cons: Since my sons vehicle broke down on his way home from college for Christmas we had to find a rental car so he could make the 6 hour journey back. We were quoted $37 online plus $18 insurance but had to pay $53 plus the $18 insurance for the extra charges that wasn't included in the quote. Since he is 21 we were charged extra and since I was paying for the car they had to add me as an additional driver which resulted with an additional charge (even though I wasn't driving it).
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From $42/dayRated #4
Avis
8.6 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
AvisLocations in Traverse City
727 Fly Dont Drive+1 231 946 1223
Monday08:30 - 20:30
Tuesday08:30 - 20:30
Wednesday08:30 - 20:30
Thursday08:30 - 20:30
Friday08:30 - 20:30
Saturday11:30 - 19:30
Sunday11:30 - 19:30
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 25 2019
Pros: Cars were readily available. Service was quick and easy. The car was new and clean and the price was just right.Cons: The prices online differ from that at the desk. If you don't make a reservation then it is usually more expensive. I would let people know that.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2017
Helpful person at desk, convenient pick up and drop off of carPros: Friendly and helpful person at the desk, No problems with the car, Car close to baggage claim. Easy to return.Cons: Nothing
5.6 OkayNov 14 2017
It's a compromise I guess, this reviews both locationsPros: Car was new and cleanCons: I reserved a full size sedan because I'm 6'8 and that's what fits, but got a mini SUV that was way too small. Also, it was a rav 4 with very annoying options and a console that dug into my right knee for the entire 7 hour drive. Oh, and the cruise control didnt work And the check engine light was on And the fuel cap was missing, I assume that was the reason for the engine light. None of these seemed to throw a flag when I mentioned it to their employees, but it was a cheap rental.....I guess they don't care too much about their vehicles, next time I'll have to make that 400 mile drive in second gear
9.6 ExcellentJun 29 2017
Cons: I didn't like that there wasn't an Avis representative on the receiving end. I just had to put my keys in a drop box and hope that they didn't charge me for any extras.
8.4 ExcellentJul 6 2016
Ease of getting out degenerate planes are fullPros: Nice agent. Easy to rent.
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From $44/dayRated #5
Enterprise
7.6 Good (10 reviews)
3 locations in Traverse City
EnterpriseLocations in Traverse City
1789 Garfield Avenue South+1 231 933 7000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
3464 N Us Highway 31 S+1 231 941 6657
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
727 Fly Dont Dr+1 844 996 0645
Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2017
Great customer servicePros: I forgot my tablet under the back seat and they called right away to let me know. Thanks for going above and beyond!
7.2 GoodNov 15 2016
service at rental spotPros: the car was clean and perfectly sized for what we needed.Cons: the two people working at the enterprise pick up center were unfriendly, and short.
2.0 MediocreSep 17 2016
I felt scammedPros: Seemed straightforward with a notice the night before from Enterprise for my Lic# and Enterprise# to expedite the rental process - presumably affirming my confirmation made a couple weeks earlier.Cons: I arrive 90 min after the 1pm registered time due to a flight delay and was told they rented my assigned car and had nothing they could give me since the few remaining cars were claimed. When I asked why they said it was "policy" to not hold a confirmation after 60 min. They said they called my cell - they did not as there was no missed call registered on my phone. With a big smile they said "sorry". They said Enterprise all around was out and I should call other rental car places. Clearly they rented my car to a walk in for a higher rate and blew my reservation away. The perfunctory and impassioned response was most irritating. I called customer service - same thing.
10.0 ExcellentSep 2 2016
Pros: Loved the car. Staff was wonderful. Kept the car a day longer than planned, and they were good with that too. Will be going back there.
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Easirent
1 location in Traverse City
EasirentLocations in Traverse City
Cherry Capital 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 $46/day
National
1 location in Traverse City
NationalLocations in Traverse City
727 Fly Dont Dr+1 844 370 9796
Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Traverse City
SunnycarsLocations in Traverse City
727 Fly Don`t Drive
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From $95/day
Thrifty
1 location in Traverse City
ThriftyLocations in Traverse City
1661 S. Garfield Ave+1 231 946 2371
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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126 travelers who rented a car in Traverse City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$51/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a rental car in Traverse City

Top tips for renting a car in Traverse City

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Traverse City for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in Traverse City at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Traverse City are around 4% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Traverse City are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Traverse City

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

  • On average a rental car in Traverse City costs $51 per day.

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

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($31/day), Hertz ($49/day) and Alamo ($50/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Traverse City are Budget (8.6, 60 reviews), and Enterprise (7.8, 53 reviews).

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

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cherry Capital airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, 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 Traverse City costs $59 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Traverse City costs $54 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Traverse City costs $59 per day, on average.

  • In Traverse City, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 727 Fly Don't Drive (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Traverse City costs $357 per week ($51 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Traverse City costs $1528 per month ($51 per day).