Traverse City car hire

Traverse City car hire

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Traverse City, MI, United States
Sep 29 — Oct 6
Same drop-off
Traverse City, MI, United States
Wed 29/9
Noon
Wed 6/10
Noon
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Traverse City car hire information

Pick-up locationTraverse City
Hire locations11
Airport locations8

Traverse City car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (76 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
Budget
Locations in Traverse City
  • 8.3
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2021
Absolutely no one to receive the cars upon return. You have to cut into the line of new rentals and just throw your keys at the person in the process of renting new cars. If there were a problem with the car (we didn't have any), there would be no one to tell.
7.9 GoodAug 13 2021
The car smelled of smoke!
3.9 MediocreJul 15 2021
The Mazda I picked up from Budget Rental was a filthy mess. The outside of the car was dirty with the front end of the car covered with smashed bugs from previous rental. Windows of the car were smeared both inside and out. The inside was terrible, carpets were covered with dirt and grass. The front seats had some sort of stain on both passenger and drivers. I had to take car to car wash before using. The Mazda drove and perform great but was a friggin mess.
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2021
Nothing at all. It was easy, affordable, friendly staff and car had a big trunk for our luggage.
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2021
Could been lower cost for two days.
8.0 ExcellentJun 7 2021
Upgraded to a SUVIt smelled heavily of cigarette smoke
8.0 ExcellentApr 20 2021
The car was not cleaned out at all when I picked it up
8.0 ExcellentApr 20 2021
The car was not cleaned out at all, dusty, hair, dead bug
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2021
Very friendly staff!
7.2 GoodSep 8 2020
The car was great. People were great.The price I paid was way more that I was expecting. I’m they should tell you the cost of things when your in person. They didn’t tell me how much the insurance was. When I made the booking it was 395. They billed be $541..
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.6 Good (46 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
Hertz
Locations in Traverse City
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMar 13 2021
the gentleman I spoke eith on the phone thursday evening at the Travers City airoort location was very rude . I had made a reservation online and had a confirmation number - I just called to check and make sure it would be available for sure at 8 am and he proceeded to tell me that there was no guarantees and it may not be available. He said a reservation is NOT a guaranteed car!! Which i then asked why and he said that is just a fact- very rude!!
10.0 ExcellentMar 1 2021
Was as easy as possible. On site, walkable, location within steps of terminal. Very economical Toyota Corolla.
6.0 GoodOct 18 2020
Minivan not available, despite prepaid reservation. Very disappointed. Substitute was okay, but felt response to situation was limited. Did not have to return on full tank, not really a square deal.Cleaner vehicle, COVID sticker on door was difficult to remove, left residue, interior was not as clean as should have been, very poor counter work. Blamed difficulties on busy season. NOT my problem, take care of your business! Fall colors happen every year, deal with it.
6.0 GoodOct 12 2020
I got to the counter an they said your rental reservation has been changed to Enterprise so just go there. They have older cars and not nearly as good as Hertz.To make sure the reservation stays with the company you reserved with.
2.0 MediocreOct 12 2020
Nothing traverse city is awful for anyone younger than 55They had no cars anywhere in the city. Would be nice if they got some of those
6.4 GoodAug 24 2020
The staff member at checkout was not friendly at all.It was a brand new Jeep Wrangler but man was it an uncomfortable ride. We had a 6 hour each way trip. That vehicle is very utilitarian. You feel every bump in the road. Definitely not a vehicle I would like again.
8.8 ExcellentJul 6 2020
Because of the location it was easy peezy. Car was ready to go and clean. No issues.Nothing
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2020
The car smelt like smoke and I didn't feel comfortable having my kids in the car with us. When dropping off the car in TC the employee was rude. It was a terrible experience overall.Overall service and experience using hertz. Car smelt like smoke and it wasn't as clean as I'd hoped.
9.6 ExcellentSep 2 2019
Fast pick up and drop off. Pushed additional insurance, but know (through experience) that it is not needed.
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2019
Nothing. As good as it gets.
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Rated no. 3
Thrifty
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Traverse City
Thrifty
Locations in Traverse City
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 3.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2021
Service at the location was fantastic. The one thing that was a little annoying is with Uber / Lyft not being very prevalent in Traverse City, we had to take a cab both to and from the airport, which cost us about $10 for about a mile trip (it's not really walkable from the airport). I have to think they could just move the Thrifty location inside the TVC airport to make it more convenient. Other than that, everyone was great. Car was great, service was great (they even offered to come pick is up if we hadn't found the cab first). Only issue was the one I mentioned above.
Rated no. 4
Alamo
9.2 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
Alamo
Locations in Traverse City
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.2
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentJul 23 2017
large SUVCar was the right size and comfort. We needed it. Drop off was easy. Location was perfect.We arrived earlier that the reservation time and the rental desk would not give us a car. That made part of the group sit in the airport terminal for two hours. In the future we will check the pick up time carefully or if not acceptable will find another way to rent a car. The rating for the pickup/dropoff was downgraded due to this issue. It was a pretty expensive rental at over $1100/week.
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2016
Friendly serviceThe return process on my one way rental was easy and quick. Happy with their service.
5.6 OkayDec 28 2016
Charged more money upon pickup then quotedIt was a nice, clean rental vehicle.Since my sons vehicle broke down on his way home from college for Christmas we had to find a rental car so he could make the 6 hour journey back. We were quoted $37 online plus $18 insurance but had to pay $53 plus the $18 insurance for the extra charges that wasn't included in the quote. Since he is 21 we were charged extra and since I was paying for the car they had to add me as an additional driver which resulted with an additional charge (even though I wasn't driving it).
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Rated no. 5
Avis
7.9 Good (26 reviews)
1 location in Traverse City
Avis
Locations in Traverse City
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2021
When I CALLED Avis to ask about available cars they said they had none available but I was able to book one through Kayak.com
1.9 HorribleAug 18 2021
Agents behavior at Cherry Capital Airport was appalling. Snappy, rude and outright unprofessional.
10.0 ExcellentAug 17 2021
It would have been nice if they wouldn't have washed the car. The exterior of the car was filthy but the interior was clean. We were in a hurry so it wasn't a big deal.
1.9 HorribleJul 18 2021
Kayak matched me with a rental location that was closed at the scheduled arrival time of my flight.
8.0 ExcellentJun 12 2021
Yrs
4.0 OkayJun 8 2021
The rental car agency needs to stay open when flights are scheduled to arrive later. Ridiculous that the agency closes at 10:00 and there’s no way to get the rental car until the next morning.
2.0 MediocreAug 17 2020
As a person using a cane, to be required to park my car in n the airport lot (without notice) and then walk back to the Avis lot (without curb cuts for part of the walk) is quite an inconvenience!! In addition, the car did NOT have a radio. Each rental should require an attendance to explain the features or lack there of to the renter.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 25 2019
Cars were readily available. Service was quick and easy. The car was new and clean and the price was just right.The prices online differ from that at the desk. If you don't make a reservation then it is usually more expensive. I would let people know that.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2017
Helpful person at desk, convenient pick up and drop off of carFriendly and helpful person at the desk, No problems with the car, Car close to baggage claim. Easy to return.Nothing
5.6 OkayNov 14 2017
It's a compromise I guess, this reviews both locationsCar was new and cleanI reserved a full size sedan because I'm 6'8 and that's what fits, but got a mini SUV that was way too small. Also, it was a rav 4 with very annoying options and a console that dug into my right knee for the entire 7 hour drive. Oh, and the cruise control didnt work And the check engine light was on And the fuel cap was missing, I assume that was the reason for the engine light. None of these seemed to throw a flag when I mentioned it to their employees, but it was a cheap rental.....I guess they don't care too much about their vehicles, next time I'll have to make that 400 mile drive in second gear
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Rated no. 6
Enterprise
7.6 Good (10 reviews)
3 locations in Traverse City
Enterprise
Locations in Traverse City
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2017
Great customer serviceI forgot my tablet under the back seat and they called right away to let me know. Thanks for going above and beyond!
7.2 GoodNov 15 2016
service at rental spotthe car was clean and perfectly sized for what we needed.the two people working at the enterprise pick up center were unfriendly, and short.
2.0 MediocreSep 17 2016
I felt scammedSeemed straightforward with a notice the night before from Enterprise for my Lic# and Enterprise# to expedite the rental process - presumably affirming my confirmation made a couple weeks earlier.I arrive 90 min after the 1pm registered time due to a flight delay and was told they rented my assigned car and had nothing they could give me since the few remaining cars were claimed. When I asked why they said it was "policy" to not hold a confirmation after 60 min. They said they called my cell - they did not as there was no missed call registered on my phone. With a big smile they said "sorry". They said Enterprise all around was out and I should call other rental car places. Clearly they rented my car to a walk in for a higher rate and blew my reservation away. The perfunctory and impassioned response was most irritating. I called customer service - same thing.
10.0 ExcellentSep 2 2016
Loved the car. Staff was wonderful. Kept the car a day longer than planned, and they were good with that too. Will be going back there.
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Easirent
1 location in Traverse City
Easirent
Locations in Traverse City
Recent reviews
National
1 location in Traverse City
National
Locations in Traverse City
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Traverse City
Sunnycars
Locations in Traverse City
Recent reviews
167 travellers who hired a car in Traverse City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,2

Car hire locations in or near Traverse City

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Traverse City

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Traverse City

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Traverse City car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Traverse City.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Traverse City car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Traverse City

  • Book your car hire in Traverse City at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Traverse City are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Traverse City

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Traverse City are Budget (8,6, 81 reviews), and Enterprise (7,8, 60 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Traverse City is R52,01 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R624 and R832, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Traverse City.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Traverse City costs R498 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Traverse City costs R560 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car hire in Traverse City costs R576 per day, on average.