Car rental at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport

Car rental at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport

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Milwaukee, WI, United States - Milwaukee-Mitchell
27 May — 3 Jun
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Milwaukee, WI, United States - Milwaukee-Mitchell
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Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (102 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Alamo
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 04
Good price and fast drop off
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 26
Even at 10:30pm the pick-up was easy and safe. The women in the garage were especially friendly. The car was very clean and ran well. At drop-off there were several employees to help me and they were all very friendly.
6.0 Good2022 Apr 25
Understaffed
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 10
Reserved a rental car in Milwaukee and when we went to change the dates, we found the rental company was not even open in Milwaukee anymore. Using Kayak, we had a Priceline and Alamo confirmation number so both of those companies are to blame too. The customer service rep said they could cancel and rebook for double the price and would not admit their terrible mistake, 2 days before a family vacation started. Beware when Kayak reserves or redirects you!
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
Rated #2
Dollar
7.2 Good (233 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Dollar
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2022 May 17
Color preference: I do not like white, red or yellow vehicles
8.0 Excellent2022 May 15
Had issues with engine light and help was confusing and slow. Returning the car the person wasn’t interested in the problems we had.
4.0 Okay2022 Feb 16
I used a Petal Visa (secured) card to reserve this car. When I picked it up I was rudely chastised for the use of my Petal card; told I cannot use it, I need a name credit card. I don’t have a name credit card. I have an 824 credit score and plenty $ in the bank. Luckily I have a debit card of which if she told me once she told me 5 time $500 would be charged to that card to be returned upon drop off pending damage to the car. Thru all this there are many others in line to pick up their car. Awful!! I know for fact other auto rentals take debit cards just fine. Frankly I’ll think twice b/4 using Dollar again.
10.0 Excellent2021 Dec 04
Easy pick up and drop off right at the airport. Don’t even have to take a bus. You just walk right over from terminal.
7.9 Good2021 Oct 01
It was easy to move through check-in. The car was in good condition. All staff were kind and professional.
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.
Rated #3
Thrifty
7.1 Good (150 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 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
Rated #4
Budget
7 Good (151 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Budget
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 14
Dropping off car at BWI, the Budget area is closed, and the car had to be left with Avis. There was no proper sign at the Budget area which said this. After I circled for 10 minutes I noticed a piece of paper taped to a stop sign with instructions saying to go to Avis. I had to get out of my car in the rain to read it because there was no lighting. I wasted 15 minutes trying to figure out how to turn the car in.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 31
Garbage customer service and awful Experience at Milwaukee airport, rude and unprofessional approach! Agent seemed bothered and was not helpful at all, price she quoted versus what I had from doing my search and finalized, meaning using Budget so far from each other! Disgusted! I will never ever use Budget again. I will however tell everyone I know NEVER TO use them. False advertising! Garbage, entitled service.
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 20
Everything went very well. The representative at the check-in desk was very courteous and helpful, and the car itself was new, clean, and comfortable. The only downside was that the vehicles are a slightly long walk from the rental desk, but that's a minor concern.
8.0 Excellent2022 Jan 10
Car rental at MKE is a plus in that rentals are on site. Budget can have long lines but we were lucky in that the line was short and the customer service person was efficient.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 28
The Milwaukee hub just closed, people in line and customers still in the air. The worst customer service I’ve ever seen.
8.0 Excellent2021 Dec 27
Smooth experience.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 24
I never got a receipt for my trip
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 25
The customer service person was not customer satisfaction oriented. They tried to put me in a smaller vehicle. I had to ask to speak to management and she said they did have the right vehicle I reserved. But I had to wait extra time and when I got the car it wasn’t even washed (I took pics). The garage person said he did not know why they didn’t wash it. As I started driving it had a bad odor that persisted the entire time.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 11
I had to wait in line (standing the whole time) TWO AND A HALF HOURS to pick up my car. The Budget staff were great and were clearly doing their best in a bad situation, but there weren’t enough people to move things along quickly. Other rental companies in the same location did not have this problem, so it was clear something was wrong with Budget.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 08
Vehicle was not clean. Damage inspection previous to pick up was not professional.
Rated #5
Enterprise
9 Excellent (79 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
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.
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.
10.0 Excellent2017 Apr 30
Better than I had expectedWhen none of the other rental car agency's could rent the car we were looking for Enterprise did! Pickup to Drop off , the quality of the vehicle and staff were second to none.
8.0 Excellent2017 Apr 25
Good. Would use them again.Helpful staff; well organized process; minimum paperwork; car ran fineAlthough smoking in car is not allowed, they first gave me a "smokey" car where the smell made me sick. When I objected, they quickly moved me to another car - no hassles. But did not like that they tried to pass off a smelly car on me.
10.0 Excellent2017 Mar 04
Excellent value and rental experienceEasy check in Nice vehicle Excellent rate
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 27
I liked the friendly checkout and check in people. I exclusively rent from Enterprise after a few bad experiences with other agencies--I have not yet had a less than ideal experience with enterprise.
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 24
Fast service at a good priceService at checkout was fast, efficient, and friendly Service at return was fast, efficient, and friendly Checkout counter and cars are located in the airport -- no shuttle bus
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 24
Best staff ever @ Milwaukee airport location.
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 20
Minimal questions, very fastThree quick yes/no questions and I was on my way. The service is great, no attempt to up-sell at any point.
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 17
Quick and with a smileGood service. Quick and friendly.Tried to up sell on prepaid gas
Rated #6
Avis
7.4 Good (40 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Avis
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2022 Jan 30
We arrived from our flight early so we picked up our rental early by 30 minutes and they tried to asses us an additional $75 … Avis should be more understanding with situations like thi
10.0 Excellent2021 Dec 20
Pickup and drop off were easy. Rental facility is at the airport, so there was no need to ride a shuttle.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 18
They ran out of cars. Will not be renting from them again.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 05
I canceled my reservation because there was a line of 30 people trying to get cars at the same time
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 04
Stood in line for over an hour to get a car. Car was not clean on the outside. Inflation pressure warning was on. Return was easy.
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 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
Rated #7
National
8.9 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
National
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 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
Rated #8
Hertz
7.2 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Hertz
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
  • 7
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre2017 Jun 21
Didn't have the car I reserved. Didn't do a walk around. Poor customer service. Staff not friendly.
4.8 Okay2017 May 05
we were shocked by an extra charge for my wife who never drove the car that almost $150 more than price we were quoted. Your site tries to sell the insurance but never gives the impression that there will be large hidden charges. The car was not carefully washed especially the rear bumper which left dirt on our clothes after we loaded suitcases We will not use Kayak again
4.8 Okay2017 Apr 04
Didn't expect Hertz to still have a car with over 36k miles. Thing was hard to drive. Counter pick up was kind of slow going. Next time I'll pay full price and use my Gold membership to see if it's faster.
3.6 Mediocre2017 Apr 02
Expected betterThe price seemed reasonable- car was not clean at pick up - side doors didn't close/open electronically. Only manually - maintenance light went on during the drive. Customer service wasn't much help.
8.8 Excellent2017 Apr 01
We really liked the car, a Mazda3. It was quiet and clean and fun to drive. Pick up and drop off were speedy.Customer service could have been friendlier. They didn't seem happy in their jobs.
6.4 Good2017 Mar 30
The car was clean and ran well.The clerk tried to scare me into buying a full tank of gas, stating that I wouldn't easily find gas stations close by. I didn't appreciate the pressure to pay extra for gas I wouldn't use.
4.8 Okay2017 Mar 29
Poor customer serviceCar was good.They first gave me a car that wouldn't start. Had to go back down to the counter to get another one. Then there was no one there when I pulled into the return area. I looked around for instructions, and there was a sign reading "leave keys in car and put contract in box". Then a hand written sign reading "no keys or contracts". So I waited 5 mins then left to catch my flight.
2.8 Mediocre2017 Mar 27
the car drove nicelythe desk attendant snuck in an upgrade that i didnt ask for or want i had to return the car early and was stuck with the whole bill the car smelt awful
8.4 Excellent2017 Mar 27
Great experienceThe car was great only 5000 or so miles. I received the exact car I reserved.
6.0 Good2017 Mar 25
Hertz have me a huge hassle picking up my car because my plane was delayed and got in 5 minutes after they closed. I had called ahead of time and was told it was their policy to wait for late planes if your flight# was mentioned on your rental info, which I verified with them was. When I got to the front desk, they were give, however, and I had to wander around the parking garage to find an after hours worker to begrudgingly help me.
Sunnycars
2 locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
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Easirent
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Easirent
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
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Mayfair
1 location in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Mayfair
Locations in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport
Recent reviews
792 travelers who rented a car in Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport

  • Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport has a Rental Car Center at the terminal on Howell Avenue, making your connection to the city center more comfortable. Getting a rental vehicle ensures you can navigate Milwaukee and its neighboring cities conveniently, helping you balance work and leisure in style. You can also confidently utilize a car rental at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport because the rental car center performs strict hygiene maintenance on the vehicles, including enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas.
  • You can drive to the Rental Car Center during drop-off from the city center using I-94, I-43 S, and WI-119 E routes. After reaching the airport, follow the road signs directing you to the Car Rental Returns section. Park your vehicle and walk to the terminal for your departure after finishing the drop-off procedures.
  • The companies offering a car rental at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport have a relatively short waiting time when returning your ride. A staff quickly checks the vehicle for mileage, fuel, and any damage before sending you off after completing and signing the rental contract. Moreover, after-hours services provided by most companies enable you to leave your car at the return parking lot, drop your keys and contract in a designated drop box before departing.
  • Despite having one of the shortest commute durations among urban regions, it is advisable to adjust your itinerary to avoid rush hours during your stay in Milwaukee. Congestion leaving the city starts from approximately 4 pm to 5.30 pm, whereas traffic going into the city begins from about 7 am to 8.30 am. Another challenge you may encounter is in using the after-hours service. In such instances, the car rental offices contact you after finishing the car check during business hours. As such, you remain responsible for the vehicle while waiting for standard working hours.
  • Book your rental car at Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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