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New Bern car rentals from ₪180/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in New Bern with a pick-up date of 30.05 and drop-off date of 26.06. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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New Bern car rental information

Pick-up locationNew Bern
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations10
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesAlamo, Budget, Avis

Cheap car rentals in New Bern

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Economy₪183/day
Compact₪183/day
Intermediate₪183/day
Standard₪180/day
Full-size₪184/day
Minivan₪221/day
Full-size SUV₪235/day
Luxury₪224/day
Intermediate SUV₪191/day
Standard SUV₪204/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in New Bern

  • Car rentals in New Bern provide a convenient way to explore the city and its neighborhoods, giving you complete flexibility and mobility. Whether you're in New Bern on vacation or for business, renting a car allows you to visit various attractions and explore the city's neighborhoods at your leisure. For example, you can drive a few miles within the city to Tryon Palace, a replica historic mansion with historic exhibits and a cafe. You can also drive a few miles out of town to Wrightsville Beach, where you can relax and enjoy local fare like cheesesteak egg rolls.
  • If you have reserved a New Bern car rental for your trip to the North Carolina city, you can pick it up at the city's main airport, New Bern Simmons Nott Airport. Several top brand-name car rental companies, including Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, and Hertz, have a presence at the airport. To find these car rental companies' desks, make your way to the baggage claim area right next to the main terminal's exit. A shuttle bus departs from the ground transportation center every few minutes and transports passengers to the offsite car rental facilities.
  • Developing defensive driving techniques while driving your car rental in New Bern is critical because most residents rely on personal cars for transportation, making the streets crowded. When driving in the city, keep an eye out for other cars and, if possible, have a clear sense of your directions before getting on the road. To avoid problems with the highway patrol, make sure you stick to speed limits, stop at stoplights, follow traffic circle rules, and stay in the correct lanes.
  • Although driving in New Bern is not difficult, the roads leading into and out of the city are heavily congested during rush hour. If you plan to drive around the city and its environs frequently during your visit, we recommend avoiding rush hours, which are from about 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from about 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Avoid North Carolina Highway 24 and US 17 in particular, as they are notoriously congested during this period.
  • Book your rental car in New Bern at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in New Bern are around 32% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in New Bern

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in New Bern?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis (₪180/day), Alamo (₪183/day) and Budget (₪187/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 200 Terminal Drive 28562 (3 kilometers from city center).

  • How much is gas price in New Bern?

    The average gas price in New Bern is ₪14.29 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪171 and ₪228, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in New Bern?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in New Bern.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in New Bern?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in New Bern?

    A Mini car rental in New Bern costs ₪340 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in New Bern?

    An Economy car rental in New Bern costs ₪245 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in New Bern?

    An Intermediate car rental in New Bern costs ₪177 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in New Bern?

    New Bern's major roads are well-built and well-maintained, allowing any type of rental car to be driven comfortably throughout the city. However, scenic drives in and around the city necessitate vehicles capable of handling the rough terrain. If you're on vacation and want to take a road trip to these beautiful locations, we recommend renting a four-wheel-drive vehicle to avoid getting stuck. A compact car is also a smart choice for a pleasurable city driving experience, as it makes parking and navigating around the city easy.

  • What is the speed limit in New Bern?

    Speed limits in New Bern are determined by the type of road you are driving on. You can anticipate posted speeds on major urban and rural interstate routes to range between 45 mph and 70 mph. Depending on the state of the roads, you will be required to maintain a speed of 35 mph or less when driving through the city center. The speed restriction is further lowered to 25 mph in residential, school, and hospital areas.

  • Where are the best places to park in New Bern?

    In New Bern, drivers can find designated on-street parking, parking lots, and parking garages. If you don't want to walk but still want to park for free, there are a few free street parking spaces in the city center. However, most of these only allow you to park your car for 2-3 hours. If you anticipate taking longer, consider paying to park in a parking garage such as Union Point Park or the Harbor Beach parking lot.

New Bern car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7.9

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.5

One location in New Bern

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Locations in New Bern

200 Terminal Drive

+1 252 514 6739

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The sales agent was honest and helpful even though she had no car to rent. She explained to the best of her knowledge.

Cons:

There was NO car to pick up even though numerous emails assured us our car would be ready for pick up. We were stuck with NO transportation. Enterprise was able to help us. Will NOT use Budget again.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

There is a lot of latitude within the definition of a full size car. The Kia Optima I was assigned drove very well, but the seats were not comfortable at all.

4.8 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The service in New Bern was okay but the car was not parked in the location told, the car was dirty, and I was not informed of drop off location change in RDU.

Cons:

Better communication, signage

6.0 Okay

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Price tripled when I dropped the car off.

8.8 Very good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff during pick up was good.

Cons:

They didn't have the type of car I reserved, so I ended up with something different. The staff during drop off took a long time with a customer in front of me and never acknowledged me to say he would be right with me.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car battery died, I called 24 hour road side assitence, I was told no one was available to help me. I spoke to Nina at a call center in Fla. who promised to call back once a jump start truck was available, she never did. I will never use Budget again.

1 out of 8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.3

Wonderful

17 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

9.1

2 locations in New Bern

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Locations in New Bern

200 Terminal Dr

+1 252 638 2334

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59

3524 Dr. Ml King Jr Blvd

+1 252 514 2575

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
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5.6 Fair

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean in good shape and ready to go

Cons:

I had reserved a full size car when I got there I was told I was getting a free upgrade to a Jeep only problem is I was going to travel 5 hours on the interstate. When I asked about turning down the upgrade she said it's the only car we have left. But when I went out to get the Jeep the parking spots were full.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nice vehicle.....good ride

Cons:

cost of extra driver very high!

2.0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I did not take this rental. From the picture shown when booked what was an SUV they offered me a large mini van they had no decent cars to offer. I went to another rental place and got a vehicle

2.0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

When I got there I was told that they did not have a vehicle available and they did not offer any additional options for me to get a vehicle. I was forced to go to another location to rent a vehicle. Enterprise has horrible service.

9.2 Wonderful

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Unmanned desk. Not answering phone. Assisted by the Alamo attendant.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Cons:

Did not have the vehicle that I requested. Had to rent from another agency.

1 out of 2

Alamo

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in New Bern

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Locations in New Bern

200 Terminal Dr

+1 844 370 3134

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The Car was not available and I lost a lot of money and time due to the car not being there as arranged. It messed up all my travel plans and I had to scramble to make my flights and find a hotel as I moved out of my apartment that day. Terrible terrible terrible,,

Cons:

There should be a law against not having the car there. Staff said a reservation does not mean you will get the car. Obviously, they sold my car to a higher bidder

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Small airport and no one there except me and I was there at 7:45 am. Alamo did not open until 8. Other car rentals checked in customers before 8 while my agent took a smoke break. No a deal breaker but certainly not promoting customer service

2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Never made it to New Bern Alamo

7.6 Good

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The Ford Edge was a comfortable car.

Cons:

Alamo insurance seems a scan. We took a plan when we booked but learned at the desk that it was no better than our credit card coverage. So the agent tried to sell us a more expensive plan available only at the time of rental.

6.8 Okay

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Comfortable

Cons:

It was a truck. I didn't plan on a truck. Also it was $45 when I got to the counter and it was supposed to be $20!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I was running a couple hours late to pick up my rental car, and when I got there they didn't have the small car I had reserved for the weekend. However, the woman at the counter worked with me to find a car that I wanted, and I only had to wait a short time for them to clean the car for me and I was on my way! Alamo was running a great deal and the price could not have been better. The car was clean and in good working condition. Good customer service. Thanks Alamo!

1 out of 3

Avis

6.0

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

5.6

One location in New Bern

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Locations in New Bern

200 Terminal Drive

+1 252 637 2130

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff!

6.0 Okay

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good value on the car, which I only needed for one short one-way drive

Cons:

The drop-off. I showed the employee my FULL fuel tank and he said "Don't worry about it, the car is linked so the system will know." He also didn't provide me with a receipt at that time. When I received the receipt by email 20 minutes later while sitting at the gate, it said the tank was only 7/8 full and I was being charged an extra $19+! Avis customer service says they will reverse the charge after I told them the name and number of the gas station and the dollar amount paid for gas, three minutes before I turned in the vehicle; but I haven't seen the charge reversed yet. Who has time for this?

6.0 Okay

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy, quick process.

Cons:

Rep had to walk out to car to check mileage and gas.... luckily there wasn’t a line.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I like big cars, because I am a big person. The last time I rented, it was a Chevy Malibu, as full size. Well, I had a time getting in and out of that thing. So from now on I want to know for sure that it is a big vehicle. Thanks for the good service, and fine automobile

Cons:

One of the rear seats was unmanageable, for what reason I do not know. The saving grace was that the van was large enough that it didn't matter. We had plenty of room for all of our luggage. My wife takes enough luggage for a week to be gone for two days. Oh well, I had a plenty myself. Anyway, we were exceedingly pleased with the Chrysler Town and Country......RAH

5.6 Fair

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

My flight was cancelled therefore I had to drive to an alternate airport. Avis charged me $250 for my drop off location change.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
The Jetta I rented had not been washed or vacuumed when I picked it up at EWN, I was told by the agent that this was the only car they had available at that time. It also had an expired license plate. I didn't realize this until I was stopped by a policeman in Arkansas. I showed him the registration that also indicated that the plate expired in February, (NC tag # HHD-7966). The policeman conducted an unauthorized and unlawful search on the vehicle and confiscated my friend's bottle of 12 year old whiskey. I have registered a formal complaint with the department but am not expecting much from them. I was stopped again for this on my return trip in Nashville, TN but was not detained, only delayed. Also, the car didn't have a working charge port so our phones died and we could not charge them until we arrived in Arkansas. The cruise control on the car worked mostly ok on level ground but failed in the mountains. It would maintain speed going uphill but not down. I had to apply brakes every time I went down hill or the car would speed up out of control. Also the cruise control would shut down unexpectedly at random intervals. The car itself would also shut down while idling in park. Whenever I would use a drive-thru dining or mobile banking ATM the car would shut off after a few minutes and had to be restarted. If left in drive it would keep running. When I returned the car to EWN the agent made note of my complaints and offered to discount the fee by $200. This was helpful but I assure you that it does not inspire the sort of confidence that would result in me ever trusting Avis enough to rent another vehicle from them.

1 out of 2

National

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.0

One location in New Bern

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Locations in New Bern

200 Terminal Dr

+1 844 370 2404

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly. Quick check in and check out.

1 out of 1

Hertz

5.3

Cleanliness

3.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in New Bern

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200 Terminal Drive

+1 252 521 3385

Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:59

2711 Neuse Boulevard

+1 252 635 5000

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59

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8.0 Very good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at pick-up was friendly and helpful. No staff present at drop-off.

Cons:

Expensive to add another driver.....

2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Online was easy to use and book. This was the ONLY positive part of the experience.

Cons:

Counter clerk was rude. once we got there to wrap my car he informed us that I had to have a credit card that my cash was no good. He was very rude and really need some customer service skills in dealing with people. It needs to state when you order your car that they do not except debit cards or cash. Not everyone has a credit card. There is a family behind us that also only had a debit card and cash.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

car and people were great thankyou

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Got the car I desired. Clean and worked perfectly

Cons:

Its company policy to immediately charge credit card for #200 at start of rental. I;m sure it takes more than immediately to get money back. So did not like the deposit policy

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Access to lot, ease of process

7.6 Good

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

small airport made pick up easy

Cons:

there are hidden fees when using third party booking websites. cost another $89 for car, very disappointed about that

1 out of 5

Easirent

3.9

Poor

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Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in New Bern

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200 Terminal Drive Craven County Regional

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109 travelers who rented a car in New Bern gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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