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Take Your Vacation for a Spin

Once you get to Cherry Capital (TVC), you'll have a taste for new experiences and be excited to check out the city. And you're not the only one: Just last year, vacations here continued to be popular. Actually, Traverse City is so lovely that scores of residents live here full time.

Certainly, you could line up in the taxi queue. And you may want to use buses, a job for your sneakers. However, with plenty of arrivals and departures to and from TVC, you may find it hard to get a seat on the bus. Renting a car unlocks the full potential of your vacation. Thanks to a rental car, you can see all the points of interest in Traverse City as little or as much as you want. Say goodbye to being held to a public transit schedule and howdy to the benefits of a private ride.

Traverse City Adventures by Car

Hire a small car to make parking easy, or get behind the wheel of a truck or SUV that has space for anything you purchase on your travels - Expedia knows how to fit your travel needs searching for a great deal on car rentals once they've touchdowned in Cherry Capital. Our stock consist of cars and trucks for large groups and solo drivers alike. When you book rental cars through Expedia, your options include:

  • Roomy vans with ample room for your whole family or group of friends
  • Hybrid cars with awesome gas mileage for exploring Traverse City for an environmentally friendly ride
  • Luxury sedans boasting amenities like satellite radio and an entertainment system for a wonderful ride
  • Sporty convertibles for sun-filled holidays that beg for cruising with the roof down

Use Expedia's easy booking tool to pick your dates and perfect car match, and your rented ride guaranteed just like that. Imagine all the extra sites you can see when you aren't beholden to a preset schedule. Searching for the ideal rental car in Traverse City has never been easier. Ready, set, go!


Work on your swing at great courses like Alpine Golf Course and Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course. If time allows, check out Bay Meadows Golf Course in the Traverse City area.


The Traverse City region is lush with wine. Have a carefree day at Bel Lago Winery, Chateau Grand Traverse, or Ciccone Vineyard and Winery, where you can taste new vintages and learn about wine and food pairings. Let life's stresses just pour away.


The beaches in Traverse City are perfect for relaxing with friends and family. Bring your suntan lotion to Bryant Park and Traverse City State Park, but you'll also find Charlevoix Beach and Clinch Park in the area.


Take a break from Traverse City sightseeing and spend a leisurely day at a park, such as Bavarian Falls Park or Cadillac Lake Park and Boat Dock. You can also unwind at Charles A. Ransom Nature Preserve and Elberta Beach.


While you're in Traverse City, visit some local attractions like Boyne Mountain, Castle Farms, and Interlochen State Park. Also see Adventure Island Family Fun Park and Arcadia Area Historical Museum. These might just make your trip.

Find Traverse City car rental deals right here on today. From compact cars to spacious SUVs, you can find the perfect set of wheels for your next holiday at a great price. Narrow your search by vehicle size, options, and more when you use our easy booking agent to rent a car in minutes.

FAQs for car rental in Traverse City

🚗 What’s the best price car rental in Traverse City?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is $57 in Traverse City.

🚗 What’s the average car rental price in Traverse City?

On average, car rentals in Traverse City are $59.

🚗 Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

🚗 How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia Rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

🚗 Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

🚗 How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

🚗 Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Traverse City?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures that you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

🚗 What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

🚗 Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

🚗 What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

🚗 Where can I find car rentals in Traverse City?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.