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Detroit Car Hire

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Pick-up location Detroit
Rental locations 14
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Detroit car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,811 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Alamo
Locations in Detroit
338 Lucas Dr
+1 888 826 6893
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (12,948 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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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.6 Good (2,288 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Avis
Locations in Detroit
295 Lucas Drive
+1 734 942 3450
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.5 Good (4,223 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Hertz
Locations in Detroit
289b Lucas Drive
+1 734 941 4747
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Rated no. 5
Budget
7.4 Good (4,353 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Budget
Locations in Detroit
Building 287 Lucas Drive
+1 734 941 3632
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,668 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Dollar
Locations in Detroit
334 Lucas Dr
+1 866 434 2226
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,900 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Thrifty
Locations in Detroit
Detroit Ap
+1 877 283 0898
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Rated no. 8
Payless
6.6 Good (2,822 reviews)
1 location in Detroit
Payless
Locations in Detroit
Building 287 Lucas Drive
+1 734 941 0719
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Rated no. 9
National
8.0 Excellent (894 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 hire locations in Detroit

When to book a hire 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 hire 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 hire 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 hire 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 hire 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.
  • Book your rental car in Detroit at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Detroit are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Detroit

What is the best hire car agency in Detroit?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Detroit are Alamo (8.7, 6811 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12948 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2288 reviews).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Detroit?

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 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 petrol price in Detroit is technically $2.90 per gallon but at petrol stations like CITGO, it can go as low as $2.30 per gallon. Petrolstations around the airport and alongside the freeway can be more expensive, so check in advance how much petrol 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 hire 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.