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Pick-up location Grand Rapids
Rental locations 20
Airport locations 10

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Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,739 reviews)
1 location in Grand Rapids
Alamo
Locations in Grand Rapids
5500 44th St Se
+1 844 841 7839
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,954 reviews)
6 locations in Grand Rapids
Enterprise
Locations in Grand Rapids
1100 Plainfield Ave Ne
+1 616 776 7665
2720 28th St Se
+1 616 285 3370
3375 Alpine Ave Nw
+1 616 785 7311
4214 Plainfield Ave Ne
+1 616 363 8400
5500 44th St Se
+1 616 233 6341
7580 Expressway Dr Sw
+1 616 475 1300
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,276 reviews)
3 locations in Grand Rapids
Budget
Locations in Grand Rapids
2640 Alpine Avenue Northwest
+1 616 647 9991
2740 28th Street Southeast
+1 616 975 3466
5500 44th Street Se Unit 9
+1 616 233 6336
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.4 Good (4,000 reviews)
2 locations in Grand Rapids
Hertz
Locations in Grand Rapids
487 28th Street Se
+1 616 245 9308
5500 44th Street Se Unit 4
+1 616 233 6353
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Rated no. 5
National
8.0 Excellent (892 reviews)
1 location in Grand Rapids
National
Locations in Grand Rapids
5500 44th St Se
+1 844 841 7838
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Rated no. 6
Avis
8.2 Excellent (46 reviews)
3 locations in Grand Rapids
Avis
Locations in Grand Rapids
2640 Alpine Avenue Northwest
+1 616 447 7739
2740 28th Street Southeast
+1 616 940 4593
5500 44th Street Southeast, Unit 9
+1 616 949 1720
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Rated no. 7
Dollar
7.8 Good (25 reviews)
1 location in Grand Rapids
Dollar
Locations in Grand Rapids
5500 44th Street Se
+1 866 434 2226
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Easirent
easirent
1 location in Grand Rapids
Easirent
Locations in Grand Rapids
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Fox
fox
1 location in Grand Rapids
Fox
Locations in Grand Rapids
6890 Broadmoor Ave Se
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Grand Rapids
Sunnycars
Locations in Grand Rapids
5500 44th Street SE

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When to book a hire car in Grand Rapids

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Top tips for renting a car in Grand Rapids

  • Grand Rapids is plonked amidst the scenic countryside of Michigan, only a 40-minute car ride from the Lake Michigan and Huron-Manistee National Forests. The best way to explore the wonderful attractions in and around Grand Rapids is on your own four wheels, so pick up a rental car to make the most out of your trip to the city.
  • 13 miles southeast of Grand Rapids is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, where travelers can conveniently pick up a rental car. The agencies’ counters can be found on the first floor of the parking garage and include internationally renowned companies like Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz. The quickest way to Grand Rapids’ center is via the I-96 W, which will take you to the city in 20 minutes.
  • The winters in Michigan can be very cold and bring lots of snow. Therefore, it is imperative to familiarize yourself with driving in snow conditions if you visit in the winter. Make sure the rental car is properly equipped and fitted with winter tires. It is also recommended that you keep an emergency kit in the car with band aids, water, a torchlight, and some snacks, in case you get stuck in the snow and it requires time to be reached. Also, if you do get stuck, never spin the wheels, as the tires will only dig deeper into the ground.
  • Look forward to a smooth and pleasant driving experience when visiting Grand Rapids. The roads are well-maintained in most areas and drivers are not aggressive or in too much of a rush compared to many other cities. Traffic is also barely congested, so there is really no reason to avoid driving in the city, but do be a bit more careful between 7 and 8 am.
  • Book your rental car in Grand Rapids at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Grand Rapids

What is the best hire car agency in Grand Rapids?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Grand Rapids are Alamo (8.7, 6739 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12954 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4276 reviews).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Grand Rapids?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Grand Rapids?

For the ultimate American driving experience, it would obviously be a good idea to get a pickup truck, but bear in mind that they eat lots of gas. A less bulky alternative would be an SUV, for instance. In any case, choosing a 4-wheel-drive car, especially in the winter, is definitely a good call.

What's the speed limit in Grand Rapids?

Unless otherwise indicated, 25 mph is permitted for driving in residential areas in Grand Rapids. On unposted highways, the maximum speed is 55 mph and up to 75 mph on freeways. Michigan operates under the Basic Speed Law, which means the driving speed must be adapted to the prevailing weather conditions.

How are gas prices in Grand Rapids?

The average price per gallon is around $2.50 in Grand Rapids, but if you go to gas stations like Mobil or Speedway and you may encounter rates as low as $2.10 per gallon. Make sure you know what kind of gas to fill in the rental car and, during the winter months, don’t leave the car out overnight with a nearly empty tank, as it increases the risk of the gas line freezing up.

Where are the best places to park in Grand Rapids?

There are various options for parking in Grand Rapids, the easiest being accommodation with parking included. On-street parking is metered in most places, so check the time restrictions and prices on the sign. There are also parking lots and garages available all around the city, some of which are connected to the DASH lines, a bus service circulating the city which will bring travelers into the center.