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Pick-up location Ann Arbor
Rental locations 12
Airport locations 4

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Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (12 reviews)
4 locations in Ann Arbor
Enterprise
Locations in Ann Arbor
3880 Jackson Rd Ste A
+1 734 930 4900
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
438 W Huron St
+1 734 327 2600
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4555 Washtenaw
+1 734 971 1221
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
801 Airport Dr
+1 734 769 1144
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.8
  • 8.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
10 Apr 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...
8.0 Excellent
26 Aug 2016
One Way Car Rental
Pros: Great people, good car for a road trip. Sorry that one way cars are so expensive, but I understand why!
Cons: Some surprise costs when I had an equipment problem, but a good compromise was made (I did not take their insurance but used my own). Their management was helpful and kind and shared expenses with me.
10.0 Excellent
9 Dec 2016
Great experience
Pros: Very helpful staff, nice vehicle (received an upgraded one for same price), moreover they picked me up and dropped me off. Couldn't have expected a better experience than this one!
10.0 Excellent
11 Sep 2016
Fantastic gas mileage for a full size!
Pros: Chrysler 200 - we did not expect comfort AND fuel economy. This car got us 35 city / 38 hiway. Awesome!
5.2 Okay
26 Apr 2016
Cons: A surprise one way destination fee was added at the end
10.0 Excellent
17 Oct 2016
Great experience
Pros: Great price and vehicle. We traveled to the east coast and enjoyed the vehicle and the trip.
10.0 Excellent
13 Dec 2016
Detroit Enterprise
Pros: 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.
8.0 Excellent
12 Jun 2017
Satisfactory
Pros: 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.
8.8 Excellent
23 Aug 2017
A satisfied customer
Pros: 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.
10.0 Excellent
17 Dec 2017
Pros: Easy quick and great experience
Rated no. 2
National
national
7.9 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in Ann Arbor
National
Locations in Ann Arbor
801 Airport Dr
+1 734 769 8437
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
6.6 Good (26 reviews)
3 locations in Ann Arbor
Hertz
Locations in Ann Arbor
3200 Boardwalk
+1 734 761 1176
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday
3500 Jackson Road
+1 734 913 0233
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
Sunday
4663 Washtenaw Ave
+1 734 528 9692
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
5 Apr 2016
Fabulous value
Pros: Friendly staff and great service
10.0 Excellent
29 Apr 2016
Good customer serivce
Pros: sales agent was very good.
8.8 Excellent
21 Feb 2017
Cons: Hertz billed my AMEX card in an extremely erratic way, with $100 charges (presumably for the deposit) popping up on my account at odd times. At the time they closed out my rental, they were slow to remove those deposit charges from my AMEX.
10.0 Excellent
2 Apr 2017
Kia Sportage
Pros: I really appreciated that the lady who was helping didn't make us have to pay 10 dollars a gallon when we returned the car. She was very very helpful and understanding.
Cons: I didn't like how I paid for a Chrysler 300 or similar and I did it get the car that I wanted
9.6 Excellent
7 Jun 2017
STAFF HERE ROCK!
Pros: The 2 staff helping us were so nice and amazing! This experience with them have convinced me to return.
Cons: Nothing - all good.
8.0 Excellent
18 Jun 2017
Fantastic car-return was confusing
Pros: This was a nice car, very comfortable and roomy. Location for pick-up and drop off were easy to find. We went to two different places. Liked the electronic features in the car once we got use to them.
Cons: No one explained the key fob and we had never had a car with one so it was a little confusing. Would have liked to know that the rental center was closed on our return date. We were not sure what to do and didn't want to leave the car unattended because we were still liable for any damage while it sat there. Chose to return it to another location which cost more. We thought this should have been explain when we rented it.
6.8 Good
14 Aug 2017
Pros: The car worked and was clean and as described.
Cons: The pickup location was not prepared and had 1 employee working.
10.0 Excellent
17 Sep 2017
Awesome
Pros: Everything was great - and fast service. Thank you!
4.0 Okay
1 Nov 2017
Cons: Very poor Customer Service from the Hertz Ann Arbor location. The car was not extremely clean and given to us with a bad tire. We had to find another Hertz dealer while trying to get to our destination to exchange the vehicle. When we called and texted the Manager at the Ann Arbor location, he NEVER responded the entire 10 days we were gone. Will never rent from them again!
2.0 Mediocre
1 Jul 2018
Cons: They did not inform me that they weren’t open on weekends and I’d have to pay for 2 xtra days
Rated no. 4
Budget
6.1 Good (7 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 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 5.7
  • 6.0
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
10 Apr 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.
6.0 Good
23 Dec 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.
10.0 Excellent
16 May 2017
Pros: everything went smoothly
10.0 Excellent
1 Aug 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.
4.4 Okay
27 Sep 2017
Not a friendly employee and the car's media features didn't work
Pros: 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.
2.0 Mediocre
15 Mar 2018
Cons: The car is ridiculously shabby with smoke smell. The attendee sucks, he never gives respect, nor he cares about anything.
8.0 Excellent
17 Aug 2018
Pros: Car was pretty cool
Cons: The time I had to check out
Rated no. 5
Avis
avis
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
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 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
23 Oct 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.
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Ann Arbor
Easirent
Locations in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Municipal
Monday00:01 - 23:59
Tuesday00:01 - 23:59
Wednesday00:01 - 23:59
Thursday00:01 - 23:59
Friday00:01 - 23:59
Saturday00:01 - 23:59
Sunday
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Ann Arbor
Sunnycars
Locations in Ann Arbor
801 Airport Drive
46 travellers who rented a car in Ann Arbor gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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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.
  • Book your rental car in Ann Arbor at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Ann Arbor

What is the best rental car company in Ann Arbor?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Ann Arbor are Alamo (8.7, 6523 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12841 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2243 reviews).

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

The only car hire company onsite at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport is Thrifty.

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

The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

How can I find car rentals near me in Ann Arbor?

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 Ann Arbor?

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.

What's the speed limit in Ann Arbor?

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.

How are gas prices in Ann Arbor?

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.

Where are the best places to park in Ann Arbor?

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.