Car rental at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Detroit Metro Airport

  • A car rental at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) gives you absolute freedom to drive yourself to your destination. The car also allows you to explore the city at your own pace and without hurry. With your rental car, you can visit various tourist spots, spend some time in a museum or pay homage to the zoo. From the comfort of your car rental and behind a set of wheels, you can make your trip to Detroit a convenient and more memorable one.
  • You must be 25 years old and above to drive a car belonging to the Specialty/Signature or Cool Car categories as per the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport car rental requirements. However, you may still rent a vehicle in the above-mentioned classes if you’re 18 years old and in possession of the acceptable corporate number. Alternatively, you can settle for other car classes when you present a major charge card to one of the car rental agencies at the airport. Bear in mind that you'll be charged a surcharge fee per day if you’re aged between 18 and 20 years and a different amount of the same surcharge fee if you are 21 to 24 years old.
  • During the car rental drop-off or return, make sure to drive straight to the airport’s car rental lots found at the northeast corner along Lucas Drive. Look for your rental car company and hand over the car keys. A shuttle bus will drop you at the Ground Transportation Center within the terminal. For the after-hours returns, ensure that you park and lock the car then place the keys and the completed car rental contract in the drop box situated in the Car Returns area before catching your flight.
  • To save time and be ahead of the crowd, car rental at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport services demand that you make your car reservation in advance. Once you get to DTW airport you will only have to contact the car agency and you’ll be directed to the rental car desks located outside the terminals.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Detroit Metro Airport for $67 or less
  • Book your car hire at Detroit Metro Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Detroit Metro Airport

  • Where are the car rental companies located at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport?

    The car rental companies at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport have no rental desks in the terminals. Therefore, you’ll locate them at the Rental Car Campus situated on the airport’s property. Look out for the Ground Transportation signage, which will direct you to board a country bus shuttle to the rental car section along Lucas Drive in the Northeast corner of DTW. Alternatively, you can walk to the rental car shuttle stops situated in the Ground Transportation Centers at the Big Blue Deck and McNamara Terminal Parking Garage of DTW North Terminal. Then proceed to the car rental counter to obtain the rental agreement.

  • Which is the most popular and reliable car at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport?

    If you’re looking forward to renting a car at DTW, you should consider the most reliable and affordable car brand. In this case, your car of choice should be from the Intermediate Cars, preferably a Hyundai Elantra or Toyota RAV 4. If not, you can try a Chevrolet Spark if you’re traveling with limited resources. All these cars will give you value for your money and time at pocket-friendly rates.

  • What type of documentation is required to rent a car at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport?

    A car rental at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport requires you to present all the following documents in person at the time of car pick-up: a valid, unexpired driver’s license is a must-have if you are from the US, the US Territories, or Canada. If you are a US Armed Forces Member on active duty, you can use your expired home state driver’s license to rent a car. Travelers from other countries must show their country's driver’s license to obtain a car rental. Those bearing licenses in other languages apart from English need to present an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) alongside their valid travel passport to verify their identities.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Detroit Metro Airport?

    On average a rental car at Detroit Metro Airport costs $70 per day.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Detroit Metro Airport?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Detroit Metro Airport to off-airport locations is Thrifty.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.7

Very Good

159 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.5

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338 Lucas Dr

+1 844 934 1086

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Fast and friendly

6.0 Okay

Dec 2023

KAYAK
I pre ordered a car via a website I use for work. I work for Delta Air Lines and am supposed to get a discount. When I clicked that I wanted to return it to a different location, it wouldn’t let me pick a different location. The girl at the front desk said she was not able to switch it herself, that I had to modify it myself. I could not and decided to cancel it. I found on Kayak.com that it let me do the option of dropping the car off at a different location, so I booked it. I got charged $20 more than what I had originally wanted to book. That was disappointing. Alamo will not be my first choice from here on out.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Front desk guy rude and didn’t try to help with my rental experience at all. Bad customer service

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Nice car, great customer service!

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
It was great Ebony did a great job helping and taking care of us

6.0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and friendly!

Cons:

The minivan I rented was not clean, there was crackers and crumbs in the rear seats and under the middle seats, it looks like they wiped down the front two seats but you rent a minivan because you need to seat a lot of people and we had to clean it up before anyone would sit in the rear seats. I was highly disappointed.

1 out of 32

Thrifty

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.6

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289 Lucas Drive

+1 877 283 0898

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The lady at the Detroit airport pickup office was incredible! She was kind, efficient, and extremely helpful. There was an issue with the first vehicle I picked up. The car smelled like someone had been smoking in the vehicle. That was not acceptable for a week rental. When I went back to the counter and pointed out this problem the person helping me was apologetic and immediately arranged for another vehicle. I would hire this person to work in my office.

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
the line for pickup was really long, with only one employee to handle it

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Tricia was top-notch, extremely helpful to me when I was picking up the car and dropping it off. I wish more rental car companies had people like her to help folks like me!

7.2 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

2019 Camry was a great car.

Cons:

$13/day to add a spouse as a driver is ridiculous. Every other car rental company that I’ve used does this for free. Will not be using Thrifty in the future on this basis.

3.6 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Vehicle smelled like smoke. Vehicle not ready when arrived. Rude drop off.

7.2 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pickup was easy since there was no other customer in the office. The place was D E A D. That was good for me.

Cons:

The drop off process was very poor. There was no attendant. I was just told to leave the car in the lot and walk away. Someone would process it later and send me a receipt. But one day later I still do not have a receipt !!

1 out of 34

Dollar

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.9

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289 Lucas Drive

+1 866 434 2226

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I had paid for the rental car in full before picking it up. I was just charged over $450 dollars in additional fees and services I did not ask for.

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Car smelled like cigarette smoke. I didn't know I could take the Hertz bus so had to wait a very long time for a Dollar bus.

3.6 Poor

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Arrived to pick up reserved car. Was not available. Clerk was rude and blamed me. I called customer service who hung up on me. Then my membership was deleted. I am now with enterprise. Very happy there.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Terrific service at the counter - easy pick up process, great car, no problems at all. Renting from them again this week!

6.0 Okay

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very pleasant and helpful

Cons:

limited selection

2.4 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Poor customer service, agent was very aggressive with insurance and with overt judgment and comments. Poor car condition, lots of dings and scratches on car. No one came to assist with car in lot. Car had brake issues and transmission issues.

1 out of 53

Budget

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

5.9

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Building 287 Lucas Drive

+1 734 941 3632

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Waited 1:15 minutes for the car. Rediculous!

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Pure trash. It was 0° outside and this company refused to rent me a car because I had tape on my license. I had to walk over a mile in the cold and got sick. The manager could care less go across the street and use enterprise.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Slow. Understaffed.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great except the wait time at pick up Was 40 minutes

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Waited 60 minutes at rental counter at DTW

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
very good but long wait

1 out of 80

Payless

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.9

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Building 295 Lucas Drive

+1 734 941 0719

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8.0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
The car smelled like marijuana and had an active maintenance alarm on it.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Dumped Payless rental retrieval of rental car to Avis center where the lines were horrendous. Waited for more than an hour long to get a car instead of full size SUV for which I paid for. Most horrible rental car experience!

2.0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

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The Budget car rental staff and policy are the worst I have ever dealt with. Especially Kayak. HOW CAN YOU LET A DRIVER RESERVE A VEHICLE THAT YOU MUST BE 25 TO RESERVE AND THEN CANCEL FOR A FEE. WITH NO AGE VERIFICATION. Completely B.S

Cons:

HAVE AGE VERIFICATION BEFORE RESERVING A CAR THAT REQUIRES A CERTAIN AGE TO EVEN PICK UP!!!!!

6.4 Okay

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice, new, and clean.

Cons:

No one at front desk for 15-20 min when they opened. Hard to see signage at DTW. No one really there for dropoff outside too plus hard to see dropoff signage.

3.6 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled HEAVILY of marijuana and cleaning solution. Extra long wait for shuttle on both ends of the journey.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, easy pick up, and drop off.

Cons:

N/A

1 out of 45

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very Good

54 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

7.4

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330 Lucas Dr

+1 844 934 1085

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6.0 Okay

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Everything was fine. When I asked to extend the rental from another 18 hours, though, I was told the fee would have been $103. That is excessive.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes staff were friendly, and Truck was warm when we picked it up.

Cons:

Nothing it was fine.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and accommodating staff. Helped us change our car with no hassle at all.

Cons:

Cleaning of the vehicle. Front was still had a lot of bugs and it looked like there had been something spilled on the inside of the rear ds door, that had only been partially wiped up.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

It had a few dents but you were great!

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was great!

Cons:

The rental car was filthy.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

staff, they were great

1 out of 11

Hertz

7.2

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.8

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289b Lucas Drive

+1 734 941 4747

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7.2 Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was excellent -- clean and ready to go. Unnecessary stress at initial check-out, but returning the car was quick and easy.

Cons:

Initial check-out was bad. Credit card reader didn't work, and rather than try another one (that particular card reader wasn't working), I was told to call the third party I had pre-paid for the rental (Kayak) and tell them I'd have to use a different card. Finally, I went to a different clerk further down the counter who simply ran my card on her card reader and it was fine. The whole encounter added another 15 minutes of unnecessary stress. I had also noticed the customer in front of me having a similar problem with the same clerk.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I was expecting a Corolla and was disappointed when it wasn't available. The rental agent thought I might like a Chevy Cruise and she was right! It was very comfortable and performed well around town and on the highways.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I appreciated the quick service once I arrived. In addition, the car was in excellent condition.

Cons:

Nothing - it was a great experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I was able to choose a Camry which I love. Pick up and drop off were super fast.

Cons:

The car was not clean; especially the windows so I had to wash it myself.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

low low cost

Cons:

line at the counter/not enough registers open

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was excellent and the price was even better!

1 out of 10

Avis

5.8

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

5.9

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Building 295 Lucas Drive

+1 734 942 3450

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4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Still waiting to get deposit back.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Well, after making me wait in the 10° weather for over half an hour these people refused to rent a car to me because my ID had a piece of tape on it. I literally had to walk over a mile in the snow and got sick because of this. The manager was one of the rudest people I’ve ever dealt with in my life. Stay away from this place and rent from anywhere in the world but this place.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Will never use Avis again!

6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Gent

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
The staff were friendly but waited in line for an hour to pick up my rental.

3.6 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy

Cons:

Waited almost 2 hrs in line to get car.. only one person working behind the desk.. with no sense of urgency to move people along.. the mist unorganized ever experienced!

1 out of 13

Priceless

9.2

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

10.0

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29111 Wick Rd.

+1 734 413 8300

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9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and very helpful

Cons:

They don't rent to locals. Kayak should have known that before allowing me to book a nonrefundable rental!

1 out of 1

National

8.1

Very Good

17 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

8.1

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338 Lucas Dr

+1 844 934 1087

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I had a phenomenal experience and in buffalo, Rebecca was extraordinarily helpful

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I overslept after international travel and returned the car late...it felt so good not to be dinged for that!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great car, great price and great service.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Your website had a picture of a convertible which is what we wanted. Of course there were none but the people from National said that this is a trick by Kyak to deceive their customers. We were really wanting that car and got screwed. Thanks for the LIE

4.4 Mediocre

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great and drop off was quick and easy.

Cons:

The pickup was terrible. Attendant in the lot just stared right through me as I asked a question 3 times and then yelled into his radio. Eventually I gave up and figured it out myself. He never acknowledged that I was even standing there. Then i walked all the way across the lot to the building and the clerk inside asked a bunch of questions about insurance even though I purchased it when I booked the car. I didn't know it was third party but he acted like it was no good. Then told me to go out by the fence to get a truck. The only vehicles by the fence were needing maintenance. Someone drove by and told me to go back in and have him call for one. So I did. Waited 15 more minutes and the lady from Alamo came to ask if I was waiting for a truck and that it had been parked on the other side.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
friendly and flexible

1 out of 4

American Rent-A-Car

5.3

Fair

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29111 Wick Road

+1 734 494 2444

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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

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ACO Rent A Car

4.5

Mediocre

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338 Lucas Dr

+1 586 576 7818

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AutoEurope

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Michigan Van Rental

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2830 Beech Daly Road

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Pristine Car Rental

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7782 Merriman Rd

+1 248 943 3043

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Sunnycars

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338 Lucas Dr, Detroit, , USA Michigan

+1 914 368 0091

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1418 travellers who rented a car in Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$70/day

Good deal

$67/day