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Portage car hire

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Portage car hire information

Pick-up locationPortage
Car types
Hire locations7
Airport locations5

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Portage

  • By renting cheap car rentals in Portage, you can go directly to your destination without having to transfer from one mode of transport to another. This is especially convenient if you are carrying luggage or traveling with kids. There are several attractions worth visiting in and around Portage that are more accessible if you have Portage car rentals, including the Air Zoo, the Kalamazoo Nature Center, and South Haven. Renting a car will also allow you to save time since you do not have to wait for public transportation or hail a taxi.
  • Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Intl Airport (GRR) is approximately 58 miles from Portage. The rental car offices at GRR are located in the consolidated rental car facility, which is accessible via shuttle. The shuttle is available 24/7 and runs every 10 minutes. South Bend/Michiana Airport (SBN) is approximately 50 miles from Portage. The rental car offices at SBN are located just across from the baggage claim area in the airport terminal building. There is no airport shuttle to the rental car offices, as they are located within walking distance.
  • When driving cheap car rentals in Portage, you will likely encounter pedestrian crosswalks as they are common in Portage, and drivers must yield to pedestrians at these intersections. Bicycles are also fairly common on the roads, and motorists should keep an eye out for them and provide adequate space when passing. The most common vehicles on the roads in Portage are sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Large commercial trucks are also common due to Portage's location near major highways.
  • Portage is a relatively small town, and the traffic is not as heavy as in big cities. However, the peak rush hour times are usually between 7:00 am to 9:00 am and between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on weekdays. During these hours, you may encounter heavy traffic, particularly on Westnedge Avenue, Kilgore Road, and some intersections in the downtown area. Portage experiences all four seasons, with winter being the coldest and snowiest. During the winter months of December to February, snow and ice may accumulate on the roads, resulting in difficult driving conditions for cheap car rentals in Portage.
  • Book your car hire in Portage at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Portage are around 73% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Portage

  • How much is the price of fuel in Portage?

    The average price of fuel in Portage is R71,52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R858 and R1 144, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Portage?

    Standard (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Portage.

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

    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 Portage?

    A Standard car hire in Portage costs R3 135 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Portage costs R2 877 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Portage costs R839 per day, on average.

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

    Based on the road and terrain conditions in Portage, Michigan, the type of car recommended to rent would be a midsize sedan or compact SUV. These types of vehicles are commonly found in rental fleets and offer good fuel economy, ease of maneuverability, and comfortable driving in all weather conditions. They are also suitable for the urban environment and the highways and roads around the city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Portage?

    The speed limit in Portage varies depending on the type of road and the zone. In residential areas, the speed limit is typically 25 mph, while in school zones, it is reduced to 15 mph during school hours. In business districts, the speed limit is usually around 35 mph, while on highways and expressways, the speed limit can be as high as 70 mph. It is important for drivers to pay attention to posted speed limit signs and be aware of any changes in speed limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Portage?

    Portage, Michigan offers a variety of parking options, both free and paid. If you're visiting the downtown area, you should be prepared to pay for parking in some areas. Street parking is available, with fees ranging from $0.50 to $1 per hour, depending on where you park Portage car rentals. There are also several municipal lots offering hourly or daily rates. The costs vary depending on the lot and the duration of your stay, but you can expect to pay between $0.50 and $1.50 per hour.  

Portage car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8,2

Very Good

53 reviews

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.1

One location in Portage

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5235 Portage Rd Rm 140

+1 269 226 4488

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

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8,8 Very Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The check in and out were amazingly quick and easy. Very friendly and professional staff.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Stay was welcoming and very friendly. Pick up was easy and I was well informed. Drop off was smooth and easy.

Cons:

No complaints.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ruben was excellent.

Cons:

Everything was great.

4,8 Mediocre

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were nice.

Cons:

I want aware that I couldn't use a debit card at that location. Had to drive all the way home and back to get a credit card. Lots of construction and traffic. Wasted an hour of time. Very inconvenient. That information should be BIG AND BOLD online.

8,8 Very Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The check out and return were painless. Great staff.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ruben from Kalamazoo Airport desk of Alamo was very helpful. He should be commanded for the great service he rendered.

1 out of 9

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,9

Very Good

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

2 locations in Portage

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2400 Yellow Brick Rd

+1 269 383 9900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

5239 Portage Rd

+1 269 226 4488

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was super clean and had all of the amenities that an out of towner would need. The service in Kalamazoo was super fast and easy. The service professional was very friendly and communicated well. She did however tell me that she was positive driving from Kalamazoo to Detroit would need half a tank of gas so, per her advice, I pre-purchased the half tank of gas. I actually used not even 1/8 of the tank. But the good news is that the professional at drop off in Detroit verified my gas use and refunded me the rest!

7,2 Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Type of minivan (Toyota sienna with eighth seat option); comfort; customer service; friendliness of staff

Cons:

Car wasn't fully clean at pickup. Smelled like a smoker had rented previously. Was not informed of disabled auto side doors on van until midway through week long rental (turns out there is a recall that wasn't fixed yet-- would have been nice to know doors wouldn't work when signing off on rental). Key fob stoppped working midweek. Had to call roadside assistance to get car fixed.

1 out of 1

National

8,3

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

7.6

One location in Portage

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Locations in Portage

5235 Portage Rd Rm 140

+1 269 226 4488

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 15:00

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Hertz

7,0

One location in Portage

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6725 Lovers Lane

+1 269 372 0495

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

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I got a call four hours before I was to pick up my car that they had no cars and they cancelled my reservation. Manager said it was not her problem.

1 out of 1

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Portage

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Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Portage

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Locations in Portage

5235 Portage Road

+1 269 381 0555

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
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9,6 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There weren't any cars initially when I went to pickup my car because they were being cleaned. Shortly after checking in though, more cars became available.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Avis at Kalamazoo Airport was great. Quick and friendly.

7,6 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was easy

8,8 Very Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The first guy I dealt with wasn't helpful and even if I initially made an earlier reservation, he said a vehicle wouldn't be ready for several hours.

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The number of vehicles available to choose from - it was two.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

So easy! Friendly fast and no line!!

1 out of 8

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Portage

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Locations in Portage

5235 Portage Road

+1 269 381 0617

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
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8,0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
There was white dog hair on the passenger seat.

9,2 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

This fee for people under 25 is extreme. However, I know this isn't a company-specific issue.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I loved the car!

Cons:

I extended my lease for three days because my own car was still in the shop. I thought the price for the extra days was excessive.

7,6 Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

it was ok, it would be great if there was a more expedited way to return the vehicle.

Cons:

The car I received was pretty basic, not what I usually get in the same categories from other companies. The vehicle had over 25k miles o it and the tires were worn making it unsafe to travel in the snow with.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It was a great experience overall.

4,8 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Have the car I wanted Have educated associate

1 out of 5

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Portage

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5239 Portage Road

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VIPCars Recommendation

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One location in Portage

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Locations in Portage

5235 Portage Rd Rm 140, Portage, , USA Michigan

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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123 travellers who hired a car in Portage gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

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