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Compare Car Rental Deals for Detroit Airport (DTW)

One-way option: Available
What do you need to rent a car: Driver's license, credit card, and an ID
Minimum rental period: 1 day

By renting a cheap car from VIP Cars for Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) you can explore the city of Detroit & all that the State of Michigan has to offer in total comfort! Studded with quaint towns, exceptional attractions, and loads of to-do-things, Michigan is a US gem – a gem which calls for a thorough exploration! And since that can be best possibly done in the freedom of a car, a car hire comes highly recommended! So do arrange a car rental for Detroit Airport, and ensure a great traveling experience in the US state of Michigan.

You can rent your DTW car online via our booking engine, our android app or by calling our support team. Live chat and email services are available.

Suppliers We Work With in Michigan for Detroit Airport (DTW)

VIPCars has tie-ups with numerous suppliers which make sure that a variety of car hire deals are provided for Detroit Airport. The following are the suppliers which have their car rental desks at the airport’s Rental Car Campus:

  • AlamoAlamo Rent a car
  • DollarDollar
  • EnterpriseEnterprise Rent a Car
  • NationalNational Rent a Car
  • ThriftyThrifty

Renting on arrival is possible, but advance booking is what you should go with. This is because, pre-booking not only allows you to hit the road as soon as you land at the airport, with advance booking you get cheaper rates and a wider variety.

Car Categories Available for Hire at Detroit Airport (DTW)

Irrespective of your travel agenda -- business or pleasure – our suppliers offer an up-to-date fleet which can cater to the needs of varied travelers.

Given below are the car-types that you can expect to see while conducting a search for your DTW car rental on our booking engine:

  • Mini
  • Convertible
  • Hatchbacks
  • SUV
  • Luxury
  • Sedans

DTW Car Rental Pickup & Deposit Information

Location of the Rental Desks at DTW and Means to reach them:

The Car Rental Campus is located outside the airport terminals and every supplier offers pickup and drop-off via their courtesy shuttle service that passengers can use at Ground Transportation Center.

So on reaching the airport, for the rental pickup, follow the signs to reach the Ground Transportation Center and take the shuttle of the supplier from whom you have rented the car.

Opening Hours of the rental desks at DTW

The car rental desks remain open Monday through Sunday as per the flight schedule; therefore, even in the case of flight delay, they keep the vehicle available provided you gave your flight number at the time of the booking.

You might have to pay an after-hour fee in case your pickup falls in the off-hours because of the delay.

Deposit Information

Why do suppliers ask for a deposit? Most of the suppliers ask for a refundable deposit which covers the damage costs to the un-insured parts of the rental car. It also covers the cost of damages in the case of an unlikely event when the insurance is rendered invalid.

For the deposit, you will have to produce a valid credit card which is issued in your i.e. main renter’s name and has sufficient funds. The deposit amount can vary as per the supplier and the car rental category that you are renting.

Age & Driver License Requirements to Rent a Car at DTW Airport

To be eligible to rent a car at Detroit Airport, the main renter needs to be at least 21 years old and must have a valid driver’s license and a driving experience of at least a year. Some suppliers charge young drivers under 25 a surcharge and also restrict the car categories that they can rent.

IDP : In case the renter’s driver’s license is not in English, International Driver’s Permit is needed.. An IDP makes it easy for the authorities to read the driver’s detail and complete the paperwork in cases of traffic infringement and accidents.

Driving Licence

Fuel Policies Offered by Our Detroit Airport Car Rental Suppliers

There are many fuel policies followed by the suppliers:
  • Full to full fuel policy
  • Full to empty
  • Pre-purchase (Refunds)
  • Pre-purchase (Partial-Refunds)
Fuel Pump

The most common one is full to full fuel policy, in which you are given a rental car with a full tank and you are liable to return the car with a full tank. Hence, read the fuel policy properly because if you fail to provide the car rental with the fuel as per the fuel policy, the agency will refuel the car at your expenses, and their fuel rates are usually much higher than the local rates.

Inclusions Offered by Our DTW Car Rental Suppliers

With the car rental deals for Detroit Airport, our suppliers offer various inclusions; you can expect to find the following with our DTW deals while searching on our booking engine:

  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Free Cancelation (up to 48 hours before pickup date)
  • Airport Surcharge and Taxes
  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Theft Waiver

These inclusions are listed so as to provide the renters a rough idea about the common inclusions offered by the suppliers; they may or may not be offered by the supplier you choose to rent the car from.

Paid Extras Available with Our DTW Car Rentals

As per the availability on the supplier’s end, they offer the following paid extras that you can add to your car hire as per your need.

  • Baby Seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Roadside assistance
  • Additional driver

The list is for guidance purposes; all the add-ons might not be available with the supplier you are choosing to rent with.

You will have to confirm the add-on's availability at the rental desk at the time of pickup.

Places in Michigan Where you can return your DTW Car Rental

In the city of Detroit, you can only pickup and return the car at the airport, but if you want to return the car somewhere else in USA Michigan, you have the following options:


Distance from DTW Airport: 590 mi

Route: I-94 E


Distance from DTW Airport: 78 mi

Route: US-23 S and I-96 E


Distance from DTW Airport: 123 mi

Route: I-75 S and US-23 S

Grand Rapids

Distance from DTW Airport: 155 mi

Route: I-96 E


Distance from DTW Airport: 88 mi

Route: I-96 E


Distance from DTW Airport: 124 mi

Route: I-94 E

To know more about the city or airport locations covered by these cities in USA Michigan, use the “Different Drop-off location”-section on our search form. Note that this is the case of one-way car rental hence, you will be paying a fee which is added to the rental’s final price at the time of booking.

Renting add-ons Online
Vs at the time of pick-up

The benefit of renting at the time of booking is that the-per-day rental rates are lower and the variety of extras that is offered is usually higher.

But in case you want to rent at the time of pickup, their prices could be higher than the online rate, and it is also possible that the add-on you want might not be available.

Know More about Detroit Airport (DTW)

Established in 1929, Detroit Airport – also known as Detroit Metro Airport or Metro Airport – is an International airport which serves the city of Michigan. Located in the Romulus region of Michigan, the airport is spread over an area of about 4850 acres and has two terminals – North Terminal and McNamara terminal.

Owned by Wayne County, the airport is managed by Wayne County Airport Authority, and besides its two terminals, it has 129 gates and about 4 runaways. It is one of the major airports of the region and is used by airlines like Delta Connection, Lufthansa, Air France and Alaska airlines etc.

Address: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI 48242

Facilities Available at Detroit Airport (DTW)

  • Wifi

    Detroit Airport provides free Wifi service to its passengers on both the DTW terminals – North as well as Edward H. McNamara Terminal. All you have to do is select DTW Airport Wifi from the available connections, open the browser and start surfing the internet.

  • Currency Exchange

    At Detroit Metro Airport, various money exchange counters by Travelex are located at strategic points in the airport.


    McNamara Terminal – Departures (Central Link near A38) and Arrivals (International)

    North Terminal – Arrival (Bag Claim), and Departures (Across from D9)

  • ATMs

    Detroit Airport has many Automatic teller machines; there are about thirteen ATMs at different gates within McNamara Terminal, and about 6 ATM locations in the North terminal.

Eateries & Restaurants at Detroit Airport

Cat Cora's Taproom

Fish, chips, cheeseburger or chicken, Car Cora’s Taproom offers a great menu.

Robert Mondavi Experience

It serves fresh meals from local ingredients and variety of wines.

The Shed

From chicken to sausages & nachos with creamy cheese, the Shed offers 100% old school menu.

Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee’s menu offers a variety of options from Espresso to specialty drinks and coolers.

Coffee Beanery

Espresso, Cappuccino, Iced Latte or Caffe, Coffee Beanery’s menu is known to provide variety.

Harvest & Grounds

Blueberry muffins, regular coffee or latte, at the restaurant’s menu is a mixed bag of delicacies.

Hockeytown Cafe

Here you can eat anything from fresh salads to appetizers, sandwiches and burgers.

Legends Bar

Its menu covers favorites like pizzas, flat- breads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps.

Coffee Beanery Café

The café is best known for its CB signature smoothies, beverages and originals.

Coffee Beanery & Deli

Here you can savor smoothies, beverages and quick snacks like sandwiches and warps.


Espresso beverages, seasonal chai or bottled drinks, Starbucks provides a big variety of choices.

Earl of Sandwich

Chipotle Chicken Avocado, Tuna Melt & the Full Montagu are some of its menu’s highlights.

Shopping at Detroit Airport


Here women can buy handbags, jewelry, bracelets and other fashion accessories.

Brooks Brothers - Apparel

The store brings the latest fashion clothes for men, women and kids.

Desigual - Women's Fashion Apparel

Boldest T-shirts for men and dresses for women, Desigual offer a clothing range which has style.

Johnston and Murphy

Here travelers can buy women’ and men’s shoes, accessories, gifts and apparels.

Michigan Sports

Here travelers can buy clothing, sport equipment and accessories – indoor as well as outdoor.

Monarch Gifts

At Monarch Gifts travelers can buy dresses, scarves, leggings, skirts and jewelry.

CNBC Smart Shop

It is the one stop destination for books, magazines, snacks and souvenirs.

World Duty-Free

It is the best place to buy skincare, perfumes, wines, spirits and fashion accessories.

In Motion

It is the leading airport-based electronic retailer in the whole of the USA.

Detroit News

Here travelers can buy anything from newspapers to latest sports and business news.

Explore Afar

It is a one place destination for snacks, books, apparels and magazines.


Here travelers can buy home décor, kitchen ware and variety of gifts.


Today is the place if you want to buy t-shirts, books, accessories, and drinkware.

Lounges at Detroit Airport

Delta Sky Club
Lufthansa Business Lounge
Delta Sky Club
Delta Sky Club
Delta Sky Club

A bit about Detroit

Located along USA-Canada border, Detroit is a beautiful city which offers numerous 'things to do’ for the visitors, has a mesmerizing river walk and is home to some of the best parks in the US.

Rent a car and ensure that you explore its many restaurants, attractions and shopping districts in abject comfort. Besides the parks there are also many places which you can visit with a child; Troy Family Aquatic Center and Sports Way of Westland have some of the best rides in the city!

Points of Interest in Detroit

Exploring Detroit in your rental car will allow you to move about as per your own plan and pace! All you have to do is pack your stuff, get behind the wheel and start zooming around in your car rental. Though the place has numerous attractions like Michigan Science Center or Detroit Film Theater, here are a few attractions in Detroit that you should definitely see during your visit:

Renaissance Center

Renaissance Center

Distance 22 mi from DTW via I-94 W

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts

Distance 19 mi from DTW via I-94 W

Campus Martius Park

Campus Martius Park

Distance 21 mi from DTW via I-94 W

Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit Historical Museum

Distance 19 mi from TPA via I-94 W

Top Deals

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Economy USD 14 /day
Compact USD 19 /day
Van / Minivan USD 22 /day
Luxury USD 28 /day
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