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Milwaukee, WI, United States
5 Oct — 12 Oct
Same drop-off
Milwaukee, WI, United States
Tue 05.10
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Tue 12.10
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Pick-up locationMilwaukee
Rental locations23
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Milwaukee car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
9 Excellent (100 reviews)
5 locations in Milwaukee
Enterprise
Locations in Milwaukee
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 14
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Drop-off was a breeze.A staff person called me a few hours after picking up the car saying they needed to verify the mileage and it may need to come back and swapped for a different car due to a possible need for an oil change. Tried calling back, but they were closed, and didn’t open until 9:00am the next day. The main Enterprise toll free number we tried had hours that started at 7:00am, but we would have been already long gone. When I picked up the car, the staff said to “call us anytime if you need anything” but the branch’s restrictive hours and the toll free number’s lack of 24-hour service prevents this. In the end, the staff person said don’t worry about it, there’s typically a 1500 mile buffer built in. All turned out well, but we were stressed after getting that initial voicemail because there was no way we could go all the way back to swap out a car, nor divert our course to go to a different Enterprise to do it, as we were on strict time constraints.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 20
Car was in great shape. Staff was exemplary in their service.
7.6 Good2020 Jul 03
Pick up was simple and complete, barring the EZ pass that did not work.The EZ pass toll system that I was given did not work. Therefore, I had to pay tolls with my personal card, absorbing additional charges, for something that I rented specifically to work.
9.2 Excellent2019 Sep 23
I was upgraded to a new, larger car. I am usually more interested in fuel efficiency, but it was a good small efficient SUV/sport wagon. When I returned the car within a day + 1 hour, I was charge for this instead of 2 days, I really appreciate that.I messed up and booked my reservation to the downtown location instead of the airport. I think getting a more obvious notification of this would be really helpful. The drop-off fee for going from one city to another was a little frustrating, but not too large.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Apr 19
That y’all took my moneyStop ripping people off
10.0 Excellent2018 Oct 18
Excellent managementAlex was extremely helpful and professional. I was super impressed at how smooth he ran things with so many people in the waiting room.
9.6 Excellent2017 Jul 24
Very easy. Check-in at the kiosk was quick and pickup of the car was uneventful. The car was nothing special but served its purpose. Dropoff was also quick and easy. All in all a very good experience.While the car was in good shape, it showed some signs of having a rough life, which I guess is no surprise. There were scratches in the door opening where it looked like someone had to pry the door open in the past to unlock it, and something (soft drink I bet) had been spilled on the center console that wasn't totally cleaned up, as the parking brake handle was a bit sticky. I cleaned that up. None of that had much of an effect on the experience, but might be worth pointing out.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 12
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.
8.0 Excellent2017 May 31
MisleadingI reserved the car at the Milwaukee airport through 3rd party or so I thought that I did. When I got to the rental counter they said my reservation was at an off-site location about 20 miles away. Luckily Enterprise had a car available at the airport location and honored the rate. They stated that 3rd party bookings often do this because the rates are cheaper off site but the customer is unaware of the location not being at the airport.
10.0 Excellent2017 May 28
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.
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Rated #2
Dollar
7.2 Good (226 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee
Dollar
Locations in Milwaukee
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 28
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 Excellent2021 Aug 23
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
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 18
cleaner inside car. Found previous used face masks tucked by seat.. it wasn't even under the seat! Yuck! Need to answer the phone please when people are trying to contact your company.
7.9 Good2021 Aug 18
Everything was easy.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 04
We paid in advance for a “full size SUV”. This was refused at the counter. A full size car was delivered. I was told I would have to pay $60/day extra to get the vehicle I had reserved. We were told that the office would be open until after the last plane landed. The adjacent car rental shop said that “never happens with Hertz or Dollar.” We had to spend the night in the baggage department of the airport since we could not drive to our reserved hotel an hour and a half away.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 31
The car had 40K plus miles on it and I heard some noises. We drove it to Louisville from Milwaukee and I prayed nothing would happen which it didn't. The woman at pick up was very friendly and helpful and the man at drop off reminded me to leave the key, which I would have forgotten in my purse. Very good experience!
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 27
The car was filthy. Food crumbs on seats, windows dirty, gum wrappers in door handle and car smelled of smoke. Not one person available to complain to. Very poor customer service. Will not ever rent from Dollar again.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 23
We had a very positive experience. The car we received was the actual car pictured. It ran very well. Customer service from pickup to drop off was very nice.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 11
Horrible rental car experience. Car broke down and the emergency road side was not helpful. It too more than 17 hours to get a new vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jul 01
IT WAS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE WAITING IN LINE FOR 45MIN.I WAS TOLD A CAR WAS BOOKED GET THERE AND I AM TOLD I OWE 409 DOLLARS. EVEN AFTER I PREPAID FOR THE VEHICLE
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Rated #3
Budget
7.2 Good (156 reviews)
2 locations in Milwaukee
Budget
Locations in Milwaukee
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Sep 08
Vehicle was not clean. Damage inspection previous to pick up was not professional.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 07
I spent an hour and 15 minutes in line with Budget at MKE. Two ladies working the desk were much more interested in laughing and joking with one another than with getting people through. Average Renata time at the counter: 12 minutes (literally had the time to time a few). Then, when I do get up there, again after more than an hour with my family sitting k. The floor waiting my $49 Kayak rental is now $96. She literally said “that’s what they gave you - were really busy, so you want it or not? I had no choice, it was late and we needed to get out of there. Total fail for Kayak and Budget both, won’t do it again. What’s the point if the rate changes at the counter?
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 27
I reserved a transit van and when I got to the airport it was not available. I had plans to transport 12 guys up to Whistling Straits and we had to rent another car. Totally unacceptable. They gave me a discount of $250 but that didn't come close to what is cost to rent another car. Very disappointed.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 12
hour long wait at the counter. no one outside or inside to ask a question. Only reason i did not switch providers is that they did not have any cars. you need more than 2 people working with a line of 50 people long. On top of it, processing a customer at your system takes at least 5 minutes. Why does it take so long? return was easy enough.... i guess that is because no one was there. i know that things are bad in the industry right now but being short handed on a Friday afternoon was a BIG issue.
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 03
Very very long wait time in terminal. Overpriced for type of car I got
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 26
Booked the reservation in April 2021. 3 days before, informed by phone, they have absolutely no similar passenger count holding vehicles but promised of an alternative. Day of pick up, without permission, reservation canceled. All cars sold out in the area, no potential whatsoever for alternatives. Spent 20 min on hold the first time, was hung up on. Took 25 min, no email sent to learn about canceled reservation the 2nd call. Moral of story is that budget does not give a HOOT about reservations made months ago. No foresight into reservations that were made months earlier due to needed passenger count. No need to confirm a cancelation with the consumer. No remorse, empathy or customer service attempt to honor MONTHS old reservation. Reserve at your own risk.
4.0 Okay2021 May 23
Drop off was easy but no receipt was givenThe person at the counter was very crabby and unfriendly. The car was very dirty outside and it smelled terrible of smoke
10.0 Excellent2021 May 10
YesI thought the price was high for the vehicle
8.0 Excellent2021 Mar 19
I most important thing you could have done better is to have an ice/snow scraper in the car. It amazed me that a car rented in Wisconsin would not have one. I had to brush/ scrape 2 inches of snow and ice using my hands and a credit card. Ridiculous! The outside of the car was filthy with dirt.
7.6 Good2020 Aug 17
The initial car that we rented from the MKE airport made horrible noises. We were able to go to another location first thing the next morning to switch it out. LUCKILY we were still in the area.The car could have been cleaner.
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Rated #4
Thrifty
7.1 Good (150 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee
Thrifty
Locations in Milwaukee
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent2020 Oct 20
Exterior needed a wash.
4.8 Okay2020 Oct 07
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 Mediocre2020 Sep 16
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 Excellent2020 Jun 02
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 Okay2020 Jan 27
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 Excellent2020 Jan 06
AffordableCar was dirty inside and out. Customer service rep was rude at the counter. Very short tempered and rude.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jan 03
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 Excellent2019 Dec 16
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 Excellent2019 Dec 13
easy drop offnot much
9.2 Excellent2019 Dec 12
The vehicle was great value for the priceThe reception line was incredibly slow
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Rated #5
Hertz
5.9 Okay (103 reviews)
4 locations in Milwaukee
Hertz
Locations in Milwaukee
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.7
  • 5.4
  • 6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 08
Car was not at the location it was supposed to be and had to Uber both ways costing me another $100. Took 6 hours to pick up the car after my flight landed. Worst experience ever. I will never use Hertz again and probably not kayak.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 07
when I arrived they no cars available and I had to wait for them to get a car
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 06
The pick up location we booked has been closed for several months and we had to find another location to pick up a vehicle.
7.9 Good2021 Aug 21
mix up on pick up location. Cindy at MKE fixed it; Jeremy in downtown Milwaukee Hertz solved rest of problem. I rent from Hertz because they give service even though they are a bit more expensive.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 23
Typed in to get the rental picked up at airport and somehow the rental was made downtown. Had to spend 75$ to Uber to and from downtown to get the rental picked up/dropped off. Very inconvenient.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 13
Hertz Milwaukee canceled my rental with no phone call or text message warning based on a policy that was neither communicated at the time of rental nor recognized by Hertz national. Will never rent from Hertz again.
7.9 Good2021 Jul 11
Short staffed at pick up but desk attendant was very nice
1.9 Horrible2021 Jun 24
They ran out of rentals and were supposed to call me back in 2 hours to find out if they could find another one and never called. I called multiple times and got ahold of no one. I still have heard nothing from them.
4.0 Okay2021 Jun 21
drop-off was easy. other then thst... it was a total nutemare!! yes nitemare. my reservation was wrong. I had to take a taxi from the airport hertz center to the downtown hert, center. some one had put pick up as downtown Milwaukee. now who in their right mind after getting off a plane retrieving their luggage would Walston the gertz counter to stand in line and be told my car was waiting downtown.milwaukee. I did not know there even was a hertz center downtown!!!! your customer service representative behind the counter was less than helpful. actually very rude. would not call downtown to see if there was a car there or try to strengthen this mess out. I was told to leave. I had to take a taxi downtown Milwaukee which cost me an additional 36.88. now who is going to give that back to me as a credit on my bill or issue a check to me. i.gave a Gmail receipt from taxi driver. oh and the car that was waiting for me, quess what there was no car. I sat an additional 2 hours in the office downtown until a car was provided. ask me if I will ever use kayak or hertz again. to make matters worst I am a 100 percent disabled female veteran. I received no help with.my bag, or opening door etcetera. the car was dirty. I do nit care they put a yellow clean sticker in it. I had 3 different people on their cell phones take pictures and I had to stop and put pressure in the tires as all 4 were low. SOMEBODY OWES ME BUG TIME
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 16
Now that we know exactly where this Hertz is located, we will use it again. Easy to book online, quick counter service, convenient to leave my car there, easy key drop-off after hours. Great price. The car we received was great and very clean.Letting us know ahead of pickup that the office is located adjacent to the parking garage and what corner the office is on. It took a couple drives around the block to finally see the Hertz sign on the side of the parking garage - we didn't see it on the first drive as it was immediately after we turned and we weren't looking to our immediate right. We were a little confused about which parking garage ticket we use and when (it was early-ish morning for both me and the agent).
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Rated #6
Alamo
8.4 Excellent (96 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee
Alamo
Locations in Milwaukee
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 May 12
Staff was great and very helpful.I can’t think of a thing that would have made my experience better.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 13
Check in and out was easy
6.8 Good2020 Jul 25
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 Excellent2020 Jul 12
Very Friendly staff and smooth pickup and dropoff experience.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jun 30
The lady that actually worked for National Car rental made me EMAIL her a copy of my flight itinerary ROUNDTRIP and then after doing so, TWICE, denied me a rental due to my flight being a stand by
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 27
Ice scrapper, gps screen and phone play through car. Classy looking carI have no recommendations
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 30
The staff were patient and helpful. You’d think that should be common in customer service but sadly it’s not so it’s great to step up to the counter and receive this great service. Especially during the holidays!Nothing I can think of
9.2 Excellent2019 Dec 28
pick up and drop off were smoothmaybe a better selection once at the lot there were only two cars in our reserved size
8.0 Excellent2019 Aug 06
It was easy to get the car since it was located right at the airport.Didn't realize it was limited mileage until I got there to pick up the vehicle. That was a negative. Drop off the gentleman was having a bad day - overly demonstrative telling us to stop and wait for him.
4.8 Okay2019 Jul 26
Nothing was impressiveThe check-in took forever and the line was only a couple people deep. The car was a piece of junk compared to what I usually get with Avis. I didn’t think the transmission would last our whole trip. It was slipping. Seats were uncomfortable. Just not a good vehicle and definitely not a premium SUV.
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Rated #7
Avis
7.8 Good (36 reviews)
2 locations in Milwaukee
Avis
Locations in Milwaukee
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 May 13
NothingI reserved by vehicle for 12pm noon and arrived at 12:05pm to find the location closed. Kayak didn't give me any notification that I would have to arrive earlier than noon if I expected to get a car. It caused a huge logistical headache for my trip and I won't be booking cars through Kayak again.
9.6 Excellent2019 Dec 17
Staff was friendly and picking up and dropping off the car was quick!Nothing really
6.8 Good2019 Oct 07
Drop off was quick.Quicker pick up. Provide a way for renter to pre-record info so pick up goes much faster.
10.0 Excellent2019 Sep 22
Great store with friendly employeesLocation is ok but not great
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 01
Staff was extremely friendly and professional. Picked the car quickly with no issues.
6.0 Good2017 Sep 11
Business Ethics QuestionableLong line upon arrival. Discovered due to "upgrade" of the vehicle so the sales agent could pitch various features for extra charges. I will not use Avis again.
6.8 Good2017 Aug 08
Was it easy to find and pull in.The whole area they got me right in and got my receipt out quicklyTrying to find where the desk was and how to get back out of the ramp
8.0 Excellent2017 Jul 22
PickupThe line at avis was extremely long and initially only one person was working the desk for both Avis and Budget, waited about 30 min to get car
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jul 04
I didn't like ANYTHHING about my experience.First off when I got there no one was at the AVIS car rental counter. It was me and another person standing there, the the lady behind the counter says "there is only one line".. What the hell in another rental agency line.. Mind you there are like 15+ other people standing in line. ONLY 2 people behind the counter who were just rude and not friendly at all.. I had to leave and never got my rental. If I'm spending my hard earn money for negativite expierence your out of your mind..
9.2 Excellent2016 Dec 06
Gas mileage was great on that new impala.Even though it was a newer car with about 12K miles, I could tell there was a slight smoke smell covered up with air freshener. It wasn't terrible by any means, I've smelled much worse. Great vehicle overall, great experience driving to Green Bay.
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Rated #8
National
8.9 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee
National
Locations in Milwaukee
  • 8.8
  • 9.4
  • 8.8
  • 9.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent2020 Feb 19
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 Okay2019 Jul 26
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 Excellent2019 Jul 16
Friendly staff; easy drop-off
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 09
It was near perfect!
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 02
Picking up was quick, dropping off was easy, car was great.Nothing
6.8 Good2019 Mar 15
Friendly staffRented a premium vehicle, received a different vehicle type
Eagle Rent A Car
2 locations in Milwaukee
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Milwaukee
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Milwaukee
Sunnycars
Locations in Milwaukee
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Easirent
1 location in Milwaukee
Easirent
Locations in Milwaukee
Recent reviews
Mayfair
1 location in Milwaukee
Mayfair
Locations in Milwaukee
Recent reviews
877 travelers who rented a car in Milwaukee gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee.

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Top tips for renting a car in Milwaukee

  • Book your rental car in Milwaukee at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Milwaukee are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Milwaukee

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Milwaukee are Enterprise (8.6, 499 reviews), Alamo (8.3, 103 reviews), and Dollar (7.2, 250 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Milwaukee is ₪11.36 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪136 and ₪182, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Jeep Patriot or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Milwaukee.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Milwaukee costs ₪147 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Milwaukee costs ₪148 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Milwaukee costs ₪148 per day, on average.