Grand Rapids car hire

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Grand Rapids car hire information

Pick-up locationGrand Rapids
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Hire locations21
Airport locations10

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring 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 hire 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 hire 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 hire 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 car hire in Grand Rapids at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium car hire in Grand Rapids are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

Grand Rapids car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Grand Rapids 
Verified travelerSep 2023
Easy to get to the car rental location.
MargaretJul 2023
The car was picked up at the airport to travel throughout MI. Was a good size for 3 people. Road construction information would have been helpful.
JudiJul 2023
Save money at 28th Street location vs airport due to required airport fees. Uber to airport about $39 but weekly rental is $300 less.
Verified travelerAug 2023
We lived there in the past - driving was fine - good compared to CA where we live.
AngieeAug 2023
It was very easy to get around in grand Rapids.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Call and make sure they have a car for you

FAQs about hiring a car in Grand Rapids

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What is the best car hire company in Grand Rapids?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Grand Rapids are Dollar (7,7, 65 reviews), and Budget (7,2, 103 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Grand Rapids?

    The average price of fuel in Grand Rapids is R66,15 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R794 and R1 058, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Grand Rapids?

    Premium (Buick Regal or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Grand Rapids.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Grand Rapids?

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

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Grand Rapids?

    A Premium car hire in Grand Rapids costs R1 250 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Grand Rapids?

    An Economy car hire in Grand Rapids costs R881 per day, on average.

Grand Rapids car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.0

3 locations in Grand Rapids

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Locations in Grand Rapids

2640 Alpine Avenue Northwest

+1 616 647 9991

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2740 28th Street Se

+1 616 975 3466

Monday09:00 - 13:00
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5500 44th Street Se Unit 9

+1 616 233 6336

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
They were rude and wanted to over charge me

4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2023

KAYAK
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Smooth process and the car was nice.

6,0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Travelers waiting on cars to be cleaned. Front staff was frustrated. Overall, ok experience.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
He told me my credit check prevented me from getting my car...paid for the coverage but he couldn't get me a car..that I got from him yesterday.. Incredibly rude and beyond unhelpful.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
It was all good!

1 out of 35

Alamo

8,9

Very Good

81 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.6

One location in Grand Rapids

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Locations in Grand Rapids

5500 44th St Se

+1 844 841 7839

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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9,6 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at both GRR and MCO were great. The vehicle ran awesome

Cons:

all went well. thank you.

9,6 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was super easy.

Cons:

I think I was fooled into paying that ~$23 for a car with gas. I did not use very much gas at all in the <24hrs that I had the car and the gas prices were so cheap in Michigan. I honestly probably used less than $8 worth of gas. I am from California so I did not know any better, I guess.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Fairly easy access and drop off. Got a nice car at a reasonable rate and staff was capable and friendly.

Cons:

Only wish drop off access was after passenger drop off area so you would not have to drive around the airport loop after dropping off luggage and other passengers.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

Signage

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Free upgrade

5,6 Fair

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Sharing the same counter space with another rental company...the other brand had a huge back-lit sign and Alamo had a small square sign placed atop the other sign that you had to know was there to see if you are new to this airport and were looking for the Alamo rental counter.

1 out of 13

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,0

Very Good

82 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.9

6 locations in Grand Rapids

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Locations in Grand Rapids

1100 Plainfield Ave Ne

+1 616 776 7665

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2720 28th St Se

+1 616 285 3370

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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3375 Alpine Ave Nw

+1 616 785 7311

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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4214 Plainfield Ave Ne

+1 616 363 8400

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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5500 44th St Se

+1 833 789 0755

Monday07:00 - 23:59
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7580 Expressway Dr Sw

+1 616 475 1300

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was easy

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful

Cons:

Ordered a compact vehicle and when I arrived all they had was an old big truck - let them know that I have never driven a truck and the employee looked at me and didn’t say a word. When asked if they had a different t vehicle I was told NO

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I booked a vehicle they didn't have, so I never got a vehicle.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super nice and helpful

Cons:

Nothing :)

6,8 Okay

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

There was no one there at drop-off. We had to write down our mileage and go inside for to the rental office. We wanted a final statement but he said he would email it. 27 hours later, we still don't have it.

Cons:

Do NOT give other locations if a person requests the airport rental. We rented from a down town agency without our knowledge. Didnt find out until our flight was delayed and we called to notify them and found out they closed at 5:00pm. Very worrisome and costly to have it changed last minute. NOT GOOD!!

2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They called me at 8 am stating that they had no cars available and that every single location in Grand Rapids also had no cars available

Cons:

I appreciate the call but I’m confused as to why their website said they had cars available if they didn’t.

1 out of 16

Dollar

7,7

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.5

One location in Grand Rapids

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5500 44th Street Se

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Great car, clean, and the people I worked with at pick up and drop off had great customer service- super friendly! It was a breath of fresh air. Thank you!

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Very good! Customer Service agent was friendly and helpful. Return was easy and personable.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
It was what I expected other than being charged for a full second day's rental when I only had the vehicle for 27 hours. Perhaps that is standard, but seems excessive.

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Cheap price, decent vehicle.

Cons:

Check in process was slow.

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly

2,0 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked nothing at all

Cons:

Poor Customer Service, from the time I got to the branch it took me 2.5 hours to actually get in my car and leave. Worst car rental company ever and I will never be renting from this company again.

1 out of 16

Avis

7,3

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

6.7

3 locations in Grand Rapids

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2640 Alpine Avenue Northwest

+1 616 447 7739

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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2740 28th Street Se

+1 616 940 4593

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
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5500 44th Street Se Unit 9

+1 616 233 6330

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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4,8 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Advertised as smoke-free cars. Car smelled profusely of cigarette smoke. When asked to change for a different vehicle, customer rep apologized, but said nothing else was available. Reserved a midsize auto and was given an SUV which doubled my gas expense. Vehicle was in need of an oil change and ran out of windshield wiper fluid (alerts went off within a day of picking up my week ling rental.) Company did offer a small discount and were apologetic upon return of vehicle when I spoke to the manger.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I arrived before the rental center opened to pick up my vehicle, which was reserved several days ahead of time. I was to pick up at the 9 am opening. I was told by the counter person my vehicle was not there yet, and I would need to wait. She was very nice, to be clear. Then, after waiting for 20 minutes, I was told by the same woman that my car (a special 12-passenger van needed that day for a family trip) could not be found, and no one at any Avis ops center could help, and/or did not return her calls or texts. I continued to wait while she made calls as line volume permitted. She finally learned that the previous renter had not returned the vehicle and I would have to wait until at least 11. I asked for a substitution and got little help, so I walked down the street to Enterprise and they had the vehicle I was looking for, with a price match. After a 90 minute wait that meant missing other pickup appointments and delaying my family’s trip for nearly two hours, I was on my way - with a van from a competitor. Thanks for nothing, Avis. I will be going down the street to Enterprise from now on.

Cons:

Pretty much everything.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

A complete joke, I was unable to get my vehicle because I was LIED TO over the phone. I verified over the phone that I would be able to pick up the bricks despite being under 25, where I was reassured I could still get it due to waived rules because of covid. Because of this I did not get my vehicle and was late for the next bout of traveling for my vacation. Absolutely no remorse from employees at store as well. Will NEVER recommend.

Cons:

Don’t LIE OVER THE PHONE TO DRAW CUSTOMERS IN.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly, efficient, and did not try to pressure me to purchase services I did not want or need. His instructions for finding the car wete good.

Cons:

Bevause of Covid19 thete were few customers and many cars in the return area. The signage told me to park in an area already filled, the signs should have been moved. However the one employee in the return area was very busy with many things to accomplish. I got it figured out fine.

6,4 Okay

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a premium vehicle and when I got to the counter they were out of premium vehicle and gave me a vehicle that was below standards So to be better had the vehicle reserved for the customers

2,0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn’t like anything about Avis they over charged me acting like they didn’t want to give me money back then got mad and hung up the phone on me

Cons:

Everything

1 out of 10

Hertz

7,0

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in Grand Rapids

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5500 44th Street Se Unit 4

+1 616 233 6353

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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640 28th St Se

+1 616 245 9308

Monday09:00 - 13:00
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2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
they didn't have the van that was promised

4,0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Car was filthy, had to wait 90 minutes extra to leave on my trip.☹️

8,8 Very Good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The impala was very comfortable, quiet and good on gas

Cons:

I thought it was expensive for a 5 day rental

4,0 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I ordered a 7 passenger + 3 bags and when I went to pick up vehicle they did not have that particular vehicle. I had a 7 passenger / 1 bag Tahoe and not Suburban. Very disappointing and an uncomfortable journey. Will not rent through Kayak or Hertz...

7,6 Good

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The minivan fit seven passengers so it worked for our trip but I booked a large SUV which was damaged before our arrival so we were given a minivan in its place.

Cons:

I was surprised at the poor quality of a nearly brand new minivan compared to our personal 2005 Odyssey with over 130k miles. I'd have much rather driven our older minivan. This vehicle worked for our needs but that was about it. Very insecure on curvy roads and cheap materials that I was concerned would break.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

very easy and straightforward to pick up and return rental car was clean

Cons:

the steering of the car we got (nissan versa) was wobbly, like the alignment was off or something

1 out of 20

National

8,8

Very Good

12 reviews

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.3

One location in Grand Rapids

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Locations in Grand Rapids

5500 44th St Se

+1 844 841 7838

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy

Cons:

Pick up took 45 minutes because understaffed at the counter

6,8 Okay

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Roomy

Cons:

The car stunk of cigarettes, windshield wipers were horrible in the rain and the shuttle staff upon dropoff were rude. The streaking impaired visibility to the point of me pulling over to wait out the storm. Not everyone is from the surrounding area, patient shuttle staff would help.

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Rented a mini van for a family trip. Had a dodge caravan which was a nice car, well maintained and comfortable. Good gas mileage considering the size of the vehicle.

Cons:

Limited pick up and drop off staffing. Counter opened late while we waited. Also felt the add on charges brought the price up quite a bit.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendliness and customer service was great

Cons:

Cost but who does?

7,2 Good

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I ordered a small SUV which wasn't available. National agent gave me a large NEW SUV and LYING said will all the updates it was great on gas mileage. After an hour was already down 1/4 tank. Played with the buttons and found instead of 30mpg the other would have gotten, I was getting 17mpg. I had 700 miles to drive. Called National and was told to go to nearest airport to exchange. Filled up gas outside of airport (1/2 hour out of way) and called to ask where to park to transfer items to new car. National desk rep said they would not exchange. Would end rental and rent me a new car. I would have to pay for BOTH! After a full on rant by me, the rep finally agreed to give me a tank of gas. Never National again!!

7,6 Good

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and reasonable good rate.

Cons:

Car was not very clean, windows streaked and back exterior filthy. The car was clean inside at least.

1 out of 4

Fox

5,5

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Grand Rapids

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6890 Broadmoor Ave Se

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Easirent

4,7

Mediocre

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One location in Grand Rapids

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in Grand Rapids

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5500 44th Street SE

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596 travellers who hired a car in Grand Rapids gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,5

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