Car rental at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport

Car rental at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport

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Milwaukee, WI, United States - Milwaukee-Mitchell
19 Aug — 26 Aug
Same drop-off
Milwaukee, WI, United States - Milwaukee-Mitchell
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Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (108 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Alamo
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent18 Jul 2022
Exterior of the car could’ve been washed prior to pick
8.0 Excellent26 Jun 2022
The vehicle originally offered had no back seats. Then the alternate vehicle did not have working A/C. However the customer service experience was excellent!
10.0 Excellent4 May 2022
Good price and fast drop off
10.0 Excellent26 Apr 2022
Even at 10:30pm the pick-up was easy and safe. The women in the garage were especially friendly. The car was very clean and ran well. At drop-off there were several employees to help me and they were all very friendly.
6.0 Good25 Apr 2022
Understaffed
2.0 Mediocre10 Apr 2022
Reserved a rental car in Milwaukee and when we went to change the dates, we found the rental company was not even open in Milwaukee anymore. Using Kayak, we had a Priceline and Alamo confirmation number so both of those companies are to blame too. The customer service rep said they could cancel and rebook for double the price and would not admit their terrible mistake, 2 days before a family vacation started. Beware when Kayak reserves or redirects you!
10.0 Excellent12 May 2021
Staff was great and very helpful.I can’t think of a thing that would have made my experience better.
10.0 Excellent13 Aug 2020
Check in and out was easy
6.8 Good25 Jul 2020
The quoted price was $29.95 plus taxes per day with 200 miles per day. Somehow, I wound up being charged $265 for a 4 day rental. That alone is enough to upset me because obviously the quoted price was hiding extra fees or other costs.
8.0 Excellent12 Jul 2020
Very Friendly staff and smooth pickup and dropoff experience.
Rated no. 2
Dollar
7.2 Good (237 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Dollar
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre11 Jul 2022
The lady at the MKE counter told me there were no cars and she was closed, but I was able to get a reservation online, so she then said “I told you we didn’t have any cars, why did you do that…just a minute, I’ll ask my boss” I waited about another 15 min and then she said into the phone “oh great, it’s a one way”. She then said “well, I guess I have to give you this car” So I said, “oh, I’m sorry, you don’t sound happy” and she said, “well I’m losing a car ma’am”. I did finally get a car-but it took forever and she tried to make me feel bad for renting a car!
10.0 Excellent27 Jun 2022
All was great
10.0 Excellent15 Jun 2022
Service pick up drop off all were gear
6.0 Good17 May 2022
Color preference: I do not like white, red or yellow vehicles
8.0 Excellent15 May 2022
Had issues with engine light and help was confusing and slow. Returning the car the person wasn’t interested in the problems we had.
4.0 Okay16 Feb 2022
I used a Petal Visa (secured) card to reserve this car. When I picked it up I was rudely chastised for the use of my Petal card; told I cannot use it, I need a name credit card. I don’t have a name credit card. I have an 824 credit score and plenty $ in the bank. Luckily I have a debit card of which if she told me once she told me 5 time $500 would be charged to that card to be returned upon drop off pending damage to the car. Thru all this there are many others in line to pick up their car. Awful!! I know for fact other auto rentals take debit cards just fine. Frankly I’ll think twice b/4 using Dollar again.
10.0 Excellent4 Dec 2021
Easy pick up and drop off right at the airport. Don’t even have to take a bus. You just walk right over from terminal.
7.9 Good1 Oct 2021
It was easy to move through check-in. The car was in good condition. All staff were kind and professional.
5.9 Okay28 Sep 2021
Easy pick up and drop off but not thorough. The car had paint damage all over and has a severe wobble in the rear when at highway speed. The touch screen for the infotainment system is also damaged at the top by water or something so it was going haywire the entire time.
10.0 Excellent23 Aug 2021
We were expecting an economy car and they gave us a much nicer one! Check in was very quick and easy and the customer service person was friendly
Rated no. 3
Thrifty
7.1 Good (150 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent20 Oct 2020
Exterior needed a wash.
4.8 Okay7 Oct 2020
when I got to rental counter in Mke- Marie argueed with me re. me wanting to return the car with a full tank of gas- so I got taken- a 10 gallon tank at $2 a gallon - and was charged 27....when I got to rental counter in Mke- Marie argueed with me re. me wanting to return the car with a full tank of gas- so I got taken- a 10 gallon tank at $2 a gallon - and was charged 27....explain it better and given me my options- car was too small .....
2.0 Mediocre16 Sep 2020
NoneOur reservation for a speciality van was at noon. We arrived at the location at 12:07 and the location was closed. The sign on the door and the website both said the location was open until 2:00. Avis was very unhelpful, insisting that it was my fault for “missing my appointment.” I told them that there were several steps they could have taken to make the situation a more customer service friendly experience, when the rental office saw they had a specialized reservation at noon, and they closed early, they should have had the courtesy to call us to alert us that our reservation was at closing time. The evening before, I called Avis to confirm the reservation, at that point the agent should have mentioned that the location closes at the time of my reservation. Neither steps were taken. I ended up having to drive to an airport location, and pick up a much smaller car, they didn’t have my specialty van in stock. I now have to pay $400 in shipping to get the remaining items shipped that was intended to go into the van. Avis customer service has been unhelpful, and maintains this is “my fault.” Buyer beware.
9.6 Excellent2 Jun 2020
Good car that was clean and hadn't been smoked in before my trip.I'm not a big fan of the Milwaukee Airport. The signage is awful. I got lost trying to get back to the concourse.
4.0 Okay27 Jan 2020
Never again this was my worst rental experience ever. I would never use Kayak or Thrifty again.Using any rental company never using Kayak
9.2 Excellent6 Jan 2020
AffordableCar was dirty inside and out. Customer service rep was rude at the counter. Very short tempered and rude.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan 2020
We ended up having to cancel our reservation and lose 28.00 because the person at the counter ran my credit card and locked them up for 24 hours. I will never choose thrifty again. I ended up using national and they were so much nicer and more accommodating.The person at the counter should of informed us about the credit issue. She did the same thing with the client before and after us. I also prepayed my rental and she added another 450.00 to the rental tab. Over 700.00 to rent a car for 7 days. National is a much better car rental company. I will never recommend thrifty.
10.0 Excellent16 Dec 2019
The staff was great. When they couldn't source the car that was rented they got one from a competitor.It was a seamless transaction.
8.0 Excellent13 Dec 2019
easy drop offnot much
9.2 Excellent12 Dec 2019
The vehicle was great value for the priceThe reception line was incredibly slow
Rated no. 4
Budget
7 Good (156 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Budget
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay1 Aug 2022
We picked up a car but it had been returned just 2 hours before. The car had not been cleaned, had white residue throughout the inside & had not been vacuumed. The car also had very squeaky breaks when backing up...and one of the tires kept losing air pressure. In the week I had it, I needed to fill the tire twice.
2.0 Mediocre10 Jul 2022
Was not able to confirm my booking due to a system error and could not get in touch with support. Had to cancel.
10.0 Excellent9 Jul 2022
Lines were long upon arrival at the counter. It was not clear that there was a "members" line and an everyone else line. It happened to another customer that they waited in the wrong line and had to wait longer because of it. Avis and Budget are run out of the same counter.
2.0 Mediocre18 Jun 2022
Out of the several options available at the airport, Budget's counter was the only one with a line and that line was 12 people deep with only one person servicing it. I had to look elsewhere for another option.
10.0 Excellent14 May 2022
Dropping off car at BWI, the Budget area is closed, and the car had to be left with Avis. There was no proper sign at the Budget area which said this. After I circled for 10 minutes I noticed a piece of paper taped to a stop sign with instructions saying to go to Avis. I had to get out of my car in the rain to read it because there was no lighting. I wasted 15 minutes trying to figure out how to turn the car in.
2.0 Mediocre31 Mar 2022
Garbage customer service and awful Experience at Milwaukee airport, rude and unprofessional approach! Agent seemed bothered and was not helpful at all, price she quoted versus what I had from doing my search and finalized, meaning using Budget so far from each other! Disgusted! I will never ever use Budget again. I will however tell everyone I know NEVER TO use them. False advertising! Garbage, entitled service.
10.0 Excellent20 Mar 2022
Everything went very well. The representative at the check-in desk was very courteous and helpful, and the car itself was new, clean, and comfortable. The only downside was that the vehicles are a slightly long walk from the rental desk, but that's a minor concern.
8.0 Excellent10 Jan 2022
Car rental at MKE is a plus in that rentals are on site. Budget can have long lines but we were lucky in that the line was short and the customer service person was efficient.
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec 2021
The Milwaukee hub just closed, people in line and customers still in the air. The worst customer service I’ve ever seen.
8.0 Excellent27 Dec 2021
Smooth experience.
Rated no. 5
Enterprise
9 Excellent (79 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2017
Will use Enterprise againPick-up and drop-off procedures very simple and vehicle was in excellent condition (almost new).I believe the charges for an additional driver are excessive and simply designed to add additional profit to the renting company.
10.0 Excellent28 May 2017
Car was of good quality, pick-up and drop off were smooth and the agents at both ends were friendly, professional, well dressed and efficient.Nothing wrong with the experience.
10.0 Excellent30 Apr 2017
Better than I had expectedWhen none of the other rental car agency's could rent the car we were looking for Enterprise did! Pickup to Drop off , the quality of the vehicle and staff were second to none.
8.0 Excellent25 Apr 2017
Good. Would use them again.Helpful staff; well organized process; minimum paperwork; car ran fineAlthough smoking in car is not allowed, they first gave me a "smokey" car where the smell made me sick. When I objected, they quickly moved me to another car - no hassles. But did not like that they tried to pass off a smelly car on me.
10.0 Excellent4 Mar 2017
Excellent value and rental experienceEasy check in Nice vehicle Excellent rate
10.0 Excellent27 Feb 2017
I liked the friendly checkout and check in people. I exclusively rent from Enterprise after a few bad experiences with other agencies--I have not yet had a less than ideal experience with enterprise.
10.0 Excellent24 Feb 2017
Fast service at a good priceService at checkout was fast, efficient, and friendly Service at return was fast, efficient, and friendly Checkout counter and cars are located in the airport -- no shuttle bus
10.0 Excellent24 Feb 2017
Best staff ever @ Milwaukee airport location.
10.0 Excellent20 Feb 2017
Minimal questions, very fastThree quick yes/no questions and I was on my way. The service is great, no attempt to up-sell at any point.
10.0 Excellent17 Feb 2017
Quick and with a smileGood service. Quick and friendly.Tried to up sell on prepaid gas
Rated no. 6
Avis
7.5 Good (43 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Avis
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2022
I got a great car, could've been a tad cheaper, but excellent service otherwise
10.0 Excellent30 Jul 2022
Tis & also her one colleague at the Milwaukee Airport Avis counter are the best. Cheerful, courteous, knowlegeable and helpful. Tia made the car pickup super ez and fun. Our thanks to her.
10.0 Excellent17 Jun 2022
Employees at Avis in Milwaukee are very nice.
4.0 Okay30 Jan 2022
We arrived from our flight early so we picked up our rental early by 30 minutes and they tried to asses us an additional $75 … Avis should be more understanding with situations like thi
10.0 Excellent20 Dec 2021
Pickup and drop off were easy. Rental facility is at the airport, so there was no need to ride a shuttle.
1.9 Horrible18 Oct 2021
They ran out of cars. Will not be renting from them again.
1.9 Horrible5 Oct 2021
I canceled my reservation because there was a line of 30 people trying to get cars at the same time
1.9 Horrible4 Oct 2021
Stood in line for over an hour to get a car. Car was not clean on the outside. Inflation pressure warning was on. Return was easy.
9.6 Excellent17 Dec 2019
Staff was friendly and picking up and dropping off the car was quick!Nothing really
6.8 Good7 Oct 2019
Drop off was quick.Quicker pick up. Provide a way for renter to pre-record info so pick up goes much faster.
Rated no. 7
National
8.9 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
National
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 8.8
  • 9.4
  • 8.8
  • 9.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent19 Feb 2020
Pick up and drop off was really quick and easy. Amazing car for price!!! Lost and Found was very quick and easy for the item I left behind.Communication at drop off was a little rushed and I wasn't sure of procedure. I ended up leaving something in the car because I didn't have enough time to go through everything thoroughly.
5.6 Okay26 Jul 2019
Well, it was ENTERPRISE. The car ran well.The clerk takes his job very seriously and was a complete tool. Very aggressive on the upsell and verging on disrespectful. Plus, they hide the fact that they add 11% tax due to proximity to airport, so the final bill is far higher than the quote.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul 2019
Friendly staff; easy drop-off
10.0 Excellent9 Jul 2019
It was near perfect!
10.0 Excellent2 Jul 2019
Picking up was quick, dropping off was easy, car was great.Nothing
6.8 Good15 Mar 2019
Friendly staffRented a premium vehicle, received a different vehicle type
Rated no. 8
Hertz
7.2 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Hertz
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
  • 7
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre21 Jun 2017
Didn't have the car I reserved. Didn't do a walk around. Poor customer service. Staff not friendly.
4.8 Okay5 May 2017
we were shocked by an extra charge for my wife who never drove the car that almost $150 more than price we were quoted. Your site tries to sell the insurance but never gives the impression that there will be large hidden charges. The car was not carefully washed especially the rear bumper which left dirt on our clothes after we loaded suitcases We will not use Kayak again
4.8 Okay4 Apr 2017
Didn't expect Hertz to still have a car with over 36k miles. Thing was hard to drive. Counter pick up was kind of slow going. Next time I'll pay full price and use my Gold membership to see if it's faster.
3.6 Mediocre2 Apr 2017
Expected betterThe price seemed reasonable- car was not clean at pick up - side doors didn't close/open electronically. Only manually - maintenance light went on during the drive. Customer service wasn't much help.
8.8 Excellent1 Apr 2017
We really liked the car, a Mazda3. It was quiet and clean and fun to drive. Pick up and drop off were speedy.Customer service could have been friendlier. They didn't seem happy in their jobs.
6.4 Good30 Mar 2017
The car was clean and ran well.The clerk tried to scare me into buying a full tank of gas, stating that I wouldn't easily find gas stations close by. I didn't appreciate the pressure to pay extra for gas I wouldn't use.
4.8 Okay29 Mar 2017
Poor customer serviceCar was good.They first gave me a car that wouldn't start. Had to go back down to the counter to get another one. Then there was no one there when I pulled into the return area. I looked around for instructions, and there was a sign reading "leave keys in car and put contract in box". Then a hand written sign reading "no keys or contracts". So I waited 5 mins then left to catch my flight.
2.8 Mediocre27 Mar 2017
the car drove nicelythe desk attendant snuck in an upgrade that i didnt ask for or want i had to return the car early and was stuck with the whole bill the car smelt awful
8.4 Excellent27 Mar 2017
Great experienceThe car was great only 5000 or so miles. I received the exact car I reserved.
6.0 Good25 Mar 2017
Hertz have me a huge hassle picking up my car because my plane was delayed and got in 5 minutes after they closed. I had called ahead of time and was told it was their policy to wait for late planes if your flight# was mentioned on your rental info, which I verified with them was. When I got to the front desk, they were give, however, and I had to wander around the parking garage to find an after hours worker to begrudgingly help me.
Sunnycars
2 locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Easirent
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
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Mayfair
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Mayfair
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
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810 travellers who rented a car in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport

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Mini

Top tips for renting a car at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport

  • Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport has a Rental Car Center at the terminal on Howell Avenue, making your connection to the city center more comfortable. Getting a rental vehicle ensures you can navigate Milwaukee and its neighboring cities conveniently, helping you balance work and leisure in style. You can also confidently utilize a car rental at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport because the rental car center performs strict hygiene maintenance on the vehicles, including enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas.
  • You can drive to the Rental Car Center during drop-off from the city center using I-94, I-43 S, and WI-119 E routes. After reaching the airport, follow the road signs directing you to the Car Rental Returns section. Park your vehicle and walk to the terminal for your departure after finishing the drop-off procedures.
  • The companies offering a car rental at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport have a relatively short waiting time when returning your ride. A staff quickly checks the vehicle for mileage, fuel, and any damage before sending you off after completing and signing the rental contract. Moreover, after-hours services provided by most companies enable you to leave your car at the return parking lot, drop your keys and contract in a designated drop box before departing.
  • Despite having one of the shortest commute durations among urban regions, it is advisable to adjust your itinerary to avoid rush hours during your stay in Milwaukee. Congestion leaving the city starts from approximately 4 pm to 5.30 pm, whereas traffic going into the city begins from about 7 am to 8.30 am. Another challenge you may encounter is in using the after-hours service. In such instances, the car rental offices contact you after finishing the car check during business hours. As such, you remain responsible for the vehicle while waiting for standard working hours.
  • Book your rental car at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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