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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Alpena

  • Renting cheap car rentals in Alpena allows you to have the freedom and flexibility to travel around the city and its surrounding areas at your own pace. Alpena is home to several scenic drives and trails that are off the beaten path and not accessible by public transport. With a rented car, you can easily explore places like the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Rockport State Park, and the Devil's Lake area. Opting to use Alpena car rentals can also be a cost-effective option if you're planning to travel in and around Alpena. It can be more affordable than taking taxis, ride-sharing services, or booking guided tours.
  • Alpena County Regional Airport (APN) is a small regional airport and is about 6 miles from the center. The car rental desks at APN are located in the terminal building, near the baggage claim area. Pellston Emmet County Airport (PLN) is located approximately 60 miles north of Alpena. The rental car offices can all be found at the airport terminal, adjacent to baggage claim. Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) is about 115 miles from Alpena and the car rental desks are also located in the main terminal, adjacent to baggage claim.
  • You can expect driving cheap car rentals in Alpena to be easy and stress-free compared to bigger cities. However, there are a few things you should be aware of before hitting the road. Alpena is a relatively bike-friendly city, and there are designated bike lanes throughout the city. Pedestrians cross streets frequently, so drivers need to pay attention and yield to them. Pickup trucks are a common sight in Alpena, due to the city’s strong ties to agriculture, farming, and fishing. A large number of SUVs can also be found on the road.
  • The city of Alpena does not experience significant traffic congestion during peak hours. Rush hour traffic is relatively light throughout most of the city, and drivers should not expect to encounter significant delays or traffic jams. However, Alpena experiences harsh winters, which can cause unpredictable road conditions. During the winter season, snow and ice can accumulate on roads, and this can make driving cheap car rentals in Alpena more difficult. Drivers should make sure their vehicles are in good condition and adjust their driving to account for inclement weather conditions.
  • Book your car hire in Alpena at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Alpena are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Alpena

  • How much is the price of fuel in Alpena?

    The average price of fuel in Alpena is R67,87 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R814 and R1 086, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Alpena?

    Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Alpena.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Alpena?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Alpena?

    A Standard car hire in Alpena costs R937 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Alpena?

    A Full Size car hire in Alpena costs R1 010 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Alpena?

    An Intermediate car hire in Alpena costs R877 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Alpena?

    Given the roads and terrain in Alpena, it is recommended to rent an SUV or a crossover when visiting the city. Alpena is located in the northern part of Michigan, where winters can be harsh and snow can cover the roads. SUVs and crossovers with four-wheel drive capabilities are better equipped to handle snow-covered roads and icy terrain. Additionally, many of the popular attractions in Alpena are located in remote areas, and an SUV or crossover would make it easier to navigate unpaved roads, rough terrain, and gravel paths.

  • What’s the speed limit in Alpena?

    The speed limit in Alpena is defined by Michigan state laws and varies based on the type of road and the surrounding area. In urban areas and residential neighborhoods, the speed limit is usually 25 mph. On two-lane undivided highways outside urban areas, the speed limit is typically 55 mph. Divided highways have a maximum speed limit of 70 mph. School zones are marked with reduced speed limits during school hours, typically 15-25 mph while construction zones also have reduced speed limits posted, usually from 45-55 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Alpena?

    There are several options for parking Alpena car rentals, including paid and free parking areas. The city center has various on-street parking areas with meters, ranging from $0.50 to $1.00 per hour, depending on the location and time of day. These meters accept change, credit cards, and most parking apps. The most popular parking lots are the North Riverfront Lot and the South Riverfront Lot, which offer both hourly and daily rates. The hourly rate for these lots is around $0.50, while the daily rate is $4.

Alpena car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10,0

Wonderful

12 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Alpena

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Locations in Alpena

1395 Us Highway 31 North

+1 231 539 8302

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00

2066 M 32 W

+1 989 354 3222

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday12:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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4,4 Mediocre

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Attendant was not at location at posted times. Had to call # and he showed up 10 min later

8,4 Very Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The Pellston airport doesn't have any signage indicating where you drop your car off or where you go to hand in the keys. I realize it is a small airport but seriously--its 2017. Get a sign.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Avis agent was friendly and efficient. Vehicle was perfect.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Couldn’t have been better, the gentleman pick me up at the airport, delivered the car, then let me drop the car at the airport When I returned it, it was great!

1 out of 2

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

2 locations in Alpena

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Locations in Alpena

Alpena County Regional Airport

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Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County

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Hertz

No score available yet

3 locations in Alpena

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Locations in Alpena

1268 N Us Highway 31

+1 231 539 8404

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

1510 Dickerson Rd

+1 989 732 9176

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

59 Industrial Park Cresent

+1 705 575 1886

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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2,0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
I had reserved the car for a 9a pickup. I arrived at 9:09a. I rang the "ring for service" bell several times. No one responded. Someone from the collision repair shop that is in the same building went to look for Julie, the Hertz associate. She couldn't find her. Then they page her. She still didn't show. They tried to call her cell and didn't get a response. Finally, at 9:25, she came out of a backroom. She was surprised that I was there. When the paperwork was completed, she told me I was in a white Honda, when it was actually a silver Nissan, so she had to walk me out to the car to get the right one. Because of these delays, I was 30 minutes late getting to the airport, and I had to rush to make my flight.

6,8 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I filled out all of the information online and was given an estimate price and when I got to the counter they had none of that information and the car ended up costing more than I was expecting.

6,4 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The employee that gave me the car.

Cons:

The price was terrible.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I am a bigger guy and rented a compact, I was worried I wouldn't be comfortable. I was surprised it was not bad at all. It was a nice short trip.

Cons:

I couldn't find anything I didn't like about my rental

6,4 Okay

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Very poor service at Pellston Airport. Had to wait over 45 minutes for attendant/employees (all three of them) to return to desk to pick up the car. This was not around lunch time, but late afternoon, and all three left the desk completely unattended with a "will return at" clock, and all returned together. They didn't return until 15 minutes after the sign said. No apologies or explanation given. Windshield had a crack, and fender had a pretty good sized dent, that the employees missed and wouldn't have included on the damage report had we not insisted it be put on the rental information.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Fantastic service at PLN. Great service at dtw.

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Alpena

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1075 N. Us 31 Highway

+1 231 439 9272

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1720-b South Otsego Avenue

+1 989 731 9726

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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9,6 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

When we picked up the first rental car, I was shocked by the $250 deposit. I didn't see it listed on Kayak, so I figured they weren't charging one because I was over 25. Well that rule isn't real! Haha! Luckily, the very friendly (and somehow always attractive) staff at enterprise helped work with me to make the deposit more manageable. After a few days, and a few hundred miles, the car started to chug at stops and would even stall if the RPMs got too low. We were able to swap it out very quickly for an even more comfortable car that got even better gas mileage with a little help from some more very friendly (and still attractive) enterprise staff. All around the staff was very helpful and courteous.

Cons:

The first car, the Chevy sonic, had, hopefully, the most uncomfortable seats in existence. I was so happy to be able to swap it out.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable! They were thorough and explained everything! Very satisfied.

Cons:

No problems at all.

1 out of 1

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Alpena

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Locations in Alpena

1395 Us 31 North

+1 231 539 8160

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00

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2,0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I prepaid and tried to change my reservation and was told by Budget that I could not. They overcharged me a lot for days I didn't use. Awful experience AND AN EXPENSIVE RIP OFF.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental desk is just a few steps from the disembarking gate and luggage pick-up. Extremely friendly and accommodating staff. The vehicle was in brand new condition, and the return was lighting fast.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great gas mileage, very very clean!

5,6 Fair

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

see said they only hold reservations for two hours. ? i dont see any 2 hour notes in my reservation, i was driving in from NY, road construction on the riad tooo Pelston, "she would see what she could di"". She did have a car, she did not explain anything on the forms

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
The pickup was great but the drop off at the Toledo Ohio airport was not very good. I had a 3:00 pm drop off and they closed at 11:30 am. I wasn’t sure what to do so I parked the car in the drop off lot and put the keys in the drop box at the budget counter. I wish someone would have been there to check the car in so I would have known if there will be any extra charges. Neil Hacker

1,9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
They cancelled my car on me and left me stranded two hours away from my destination with no way to get an other rental and didn't even bother to apologize.

1 out of 2

42 travellers who hired a car in Alpena gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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