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New York, NY, United States
27 May — 3 Jun
Same drop-off
New York, NY, United States
Fri 27.05
Noon
Fri 03.06
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in New York

Economy₪313/day
Compact₪190/day
Intermediate₪192/day
Standard₪193/day
Full-size₪230/day
Minivan₪407/day
Full-size SUV₪447/day
Intermediate SUV₪211/day
Standard SUV₪250/day
Compact SUV₪434/day
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New York car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
7.3 Good (1003 reviews)
17 locations in New York
Hertz
Locations in New York
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2022 May 18
AC did not work in car. Had to turn it in for a different car 2 hours into the rental.
10.0 Excellent2022 May 17
All good
8.0 Excellent2022 May 14
Welcome
8.0 Excellent2022 May 09
Longer way to pick up the car than expected. Not bad. 20–25 minutes. I’d like to expect 15 minutes or less.
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 07
If your late for pickup, they rent your care to someone else. Do not get stuck in the subway! Other customers were waiting around, hoping cars would be returning. This is not an honest business. I will never try to rent from the Inwood Hertz.
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 06
The car kept stalling putting my life at risk. I called hertz. They would do nothing unless I drove the car to the airport putting myself into further danger. And they didn’t give me a refund for the dangerous car
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 04
They refused to honor the reservation.
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 03
Heads up fellow travellers! Look in the trunk of your rental car BEFORE you leave the pick up location. Be sure to find out if there is a spare tire and/or that junky glue/self patch of a flat tire kit. Be sure to check the glue bottle! Nothing like getting a car with no spare and and empty glue bottle and discovering this only after you find you have a flat tire. Also - be sure to ask if their roadside assistance service and 800 number are 24-hour a day supported by LIVING HUMAN BEINGS.
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 02
The location the reservation was set to did not have any cars. I was given no heads up and was only informed when I went to pickup. Had to go to another location and luckily they had a vehicle.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 30
After getting there they said they dont have car available.
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From ₪343/dayRated #2
Dollar
6.3 Good (1014 reviews)
6 locations in New York
Dollar
Locations in New York
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 09
Smooth check in and easy drop off process
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 08
First, Kayak should not allow bookings if the rental car company cannot give a car for bookings made the day of. I had to travel 2 hours total to pickup the car only for people at the Dollar Rental to not give me a car bc I had booked 4 hours earlier. They said the wait would be 7 hours to get a rental car. So I had to come back the next day where the ladies at the counter were so rude and unhelpful. Had to wait for my car to be ready for an hour!! And then the cad wasn’t even that clean. Horrible.
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 07
We took an EZ pass for our rental period. When we came back we were charged over 200 dollar for toll. Total rip-off.
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 27
Great location rep made things go very smooth
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 24
I called Priceline to change the date of the rental and was told that it would be fine, but when I got there to pick up the car the rental had not been changed and the dollar employee would not let me rent a car because she said she didn’t have enough to go one way to my destination.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 09
I made the reservation on Kayak and received an email confirming my booking. I then called Dollar customer service to confirm that they had my reservation and a car for me to which they said yes. I explained that I did not want to go to their counter if they had no cars. She said not yo worry. They had a car waiting for me. When I arrived at the Dollar counter, the worker rudely told me they had no cars available. How?!! I just called less than 5 minutes ago and they confirmed my reservation. Her response - that’s what they say but I don’t have any car for you. All the other car rental companies where sold out. Literally left us stranded! What a rubbish company with rubbish service. If I could give them zero stars, I would. Do business with them at your own risk!
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 08
I accidentally booked the wrong day and they were able to work with me to find an available car on the spot.
6.0 Good2022 Mar 23
The rental car that I did give it to me it was Dario say they look like they just give it to the clients they never watching outside I know they were just a really good but if you’re renting he has to give me a green card
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 15
Rude pick up Over priced
4.0 Okay2022 Feb 27
They didn’t have the car ready for the time reserved. They told me they had a bigger car but I would have to pay an extra $75 per day. I asked if I could have that car for no extra cost since they didn’t have mine and was told no, if I didn’t want to pay for it I would just have to wait.
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From ₪347/dayRated #3
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (430 reviews)
4 locations in New York
Alamo
Locations in New York
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 29
The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful
4.0 Okay2022 Jan 08
I like all Alamo scope, the car, the service, the price, etc everything was super. What I did not like and rated overall experience low: our pickup was ordeed to downtown New York. The confirmed date was 1st Jan. I luckily called Alamo the day before just double check car availability. And they just told me that they are CLOSED the next day (although they see the valid confirmation in the system-but definately I can not pick it up). So asked them to hand over the day before and they were flexible to do it. If I would not call them, then we should seek for a car rental 1st Jan after realizing that the handover pick up point is closed. And Alamo also mentioned that this is a usual desconnect between their and other’s systems, so I suggest to make a better connection between systems.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 01
After renting vehicles with all the major brands over many decades Alamo is the absolute worst. A toxic combination of cluelessness and unresponsiveness. Do yourself a favor - rent elsewhere.
10.0 Excellent2021 Dec 30
No real stress
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 09
Find a different company to rent from, i had to go to several Alamo branches and all of them were rude and refused to help me with my rental situation, all of them, telling me I should talk to someone else. Lazy and inconsiderate.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 27
The Alamo staff in NYC were great. Very friendly, fast and efficient. I would definitely rent from them again.
6.0 Good2021 Oct 19
Had to wait 1 & 1/2 hours to pick up a vehicle and then they did upgrade to a van when the SUV did not come in to the lot for having to wait and also gave a free tank of gas
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 09
Inside car windshield needs cleaning. People were great. Fast rental and return.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 16
Accommodated us with last minute change in cars. Offered advice and promptly provided another car to meet our needs.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 02
great customer service representative in the Jersey City locationthey were clearly shorthanded and the guy there did a great job quickly and with humor handle everyone and keep tempers down.
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Rated #4
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (418 reviews)
16 locations in New York
Enterprise
Locations in New York
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 13
Staff was friendly, professional and efficient
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 13
The staff are not professional. Dismissive. In no way showed that they value retaining customers. I’ll never use them again.
10.0 Excellent2022 May 02
Could be cheaper
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 23
Service
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 11
The lady processing my order was AMAZING!!
6.0 Good2022 Jan 15
Car interior was old and outdated
10.0 Excellent2022 Jan 12
The staff were very friendly and professional, they were a pleasure to deal with. The car was also nice.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 29
Convenient rental in the city
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 09
Super nice and professional staff. Will definitely come again
7.9 Good2021 Sep 28
Too expensive.
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From ₪373/dayRated #5
Avis
7.3 Good (550 reviews)
14 locations in New York
Avis
Locations in New York
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 08
The staff members were all amazing!!!! Fantastic customer service
10.0 Excellent2022 May 03
Easy pick up and drop off. Helpful staff. Only challenge was gas was not full and they asked that it be brought back at same part full level, which is trickier to manage than filling up.
8.0 Excellent2022 May 01
Excellent service!
8.0 Excellent2022 Apr 13
Bring down the cost and loose the toll surcharge of $6
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 12
Great customer service. They were very friendly.
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 11
Pick up & dop off absolutely perfect. Smooth as you like. Keep coming back for that reason. Will use Avis again without doubt. A1.
4.0 Okay2022 Apr 10
Price gouged Online price was double in comparison to a walk up at Avis itself
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 30
LaGuardia Airport is still a traffic mess. Leave extra time if using this airport.
8.0 Excellent2022 Mar 28
Pickup took a little while, and they substituted a significantly larger car, but it was clean and a great value
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 14
Whole experience was abysmal. They “ran out of cars” and kept me waiting for >30min. I ended up leaving with no car and just walking away. Missed my appointment too.
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From ₪321/dayRated #6
Budget
Most popular
6.8 Good (807 reviews)
7 locations in New York
Budget
Locations in New York
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 10
The price, location and vehicle were perfect The phones didn’t work. That needs to change.
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 09
Took forever to pick the car up. Waited in line for almost an hour. Budget needs more counters at the car pickup at jfk
10.0 Excellent2022 May 08
Everything was perfect and the time I get the car to the time and turn the car back to Budget. I have a wonderful employee who helped me and JFK. Unfortunately I do not remember her name But she was a great example for your company. I will definitely use but it again because of this employee.
10.0 Excellent2022 May 03
The agent, Rae Kwon was super helpful and friendly. Hooked us up with a great car too!
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 27
Ease of check in and drop off was great!
8.0 Excellent2022 Apr 27
Pickup took a while because only one person was at the counter. Go early!
8.0 Excellent2022 Apr 25
HYA Airport needs to make it clearer to customers that the building CLOSES as of 8PM, making it impossible to return a car after that timeframe. It's incredibly inconvenient and hours need to be clearly stated when making a rental reservation. This is not the first I've experience this when renting a car.
6.0 Good2022 Apr 25
Old beatup van ripped seats nasty odor not efficient in gas usage
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 20
Drove their car across the country The car ran very well, it was fairly new and it had a lot of newer cruise control features which made driving a breeze. It was very clean and did not have any bad odors in the car. The staff at both Queens New York and Los Angeles were all extremely helpful and friendly.
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 06
Picking up at NewYork JFK airport rental car place was great! quick, courteous and streamlined. The car was warm inside and the engine was running, was clean, in very good condition, full fuel tank and performed excellent. To drop it off at Miami Budget office on Bird Road (40th Street) was Not Good. After driving overnight from New York to Miami, our scheduled drop off time was 8:00 am so my wife and me were there at 7:50 am. on my arrival there were 2 other clients waiting, the place was closed and no soul in sight. Although they have posted a large sign at the door with instructions about dropping off the car after hours, there is no drop-off box, or any mail box or alike, so I called customer service to ask for instructions but Michelle adamantly said that I needed to deliver the car and keys to a representative and that I would be responsible for everything and if not, yakety, yakety, yakety..., thus we had to wait 40 minutes to be able to handle the keys to someone. The only employee at the office showed up 30 minutes later at 8:30 am. After 8:30 AM the traffic in Miami is horrendous so we were an hour late for work.
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Rated #7
Payless
6.6 Good (387 reviews)
2 locations in New York
Payless
Locations in New York
  • 6.7
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2022 Feb 20
Everything was quick and easy. Thank you
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 19
The customer service was very poor the car was dirty
10.0 Excellent2022 Jan 12
All the people working at Payless were very nice to deal with.
6.0 Good2022 Jan 05
Improve the check in and the check out !!
6.0 Good2021 Dec 07
The service of the staff was ok' however the car that was given to us a disgrace///we received a car with 44.000 miles !!! that was full of scratches - an experience I would like to forget.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 27
Thank you for a stress free car rental during the busiest time of the year . I would recommend you to everyone . Valérie Portente :0)
8.0 Excellent2021 Nov 03
All went very well with this guys. Good value for money. Will definetly rent with them in the future.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 01
Need more good experience person to work. No any customer service when I pick car, No any service when I return the car.
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 28
Car tank was not full, seats were stained
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 14
Charged me for 3 days and hold for 45 minutes to get this shorted out.
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From ₪230/dayRated #8
Thrifty
6.5 Good (680 reviews)
3 locations in New York
Thrifty
Locations in New York
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.4
  • 6.1
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 17
They charged me more way more
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 21
Everything was fine!!
2.0 Mediocre2022 Feb 26
Check the hours carefully. Flight was delayed after take off and when we arrived, Thrifty was closed with no way to fulfill reservation.
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 20
It was a good experience.
10.0 Excellent2022 Jan 24
The customer service representatives were not so nice. Otherwise I was very happy with the car.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 31
They reserved my car online then they didn’t have a car when I got there and treated me like an idiot when I didn’t understand why I reserved a car and it wasn’t there. Calling me by my first name and asking”what did I expect it was the weekend” and go somewhere else.
4.0 Okay2021 Dec 29
I booked my Thrifty rental car two months ahead of time. I woke up at 4 AM to commute via public transportation to JFK in order to make my scheduled 6 AM pickup time. The staff were incredibly rude to all customers and stated that they were not going to be renting out any cars until at least 7 AM. By the time 7 AM rolled around, they had allowed many customers ahead of the individuals that arrived at 6 AM. There is no seating outside of the lobby or in the lobby so customers waiting for the staff to be ready were forced to sit on the concrete outside in December. My car reeked of cigarette smoke and had not been vacuumed prior to me being "handed" the keys. In fact, I was told to go wait at the end of the sidewalk for someone to hand me the keys but no one arrived so I went searching myself in the parking lot to find the car. I cross-referenced my receipt and the license plate then waited in the car just in case someone was coming to get me. No one did so I left. My only complaint after driving my dirty and smelly car off the lot was that the passenger's side air controls had gotten so hot at some point prior to me renting it. I could not figure out how to manipulate the air for my husband as the knob had melted off and fallen behind the vent. I extended my rental by a week so I have yet to do the dropoff portion but I am crossing my fingers that it is not as difficult as the pickup.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 07
I did not need extra liability insurance and the woman conned me into getting it.
8.0 Excellent2021 Dec 01
At the Thrifty pickup at JFK, there was only one worker on duty in the car service area. That meant that all three parties in line had to wait while he washed, sanitized and delivered one car, then went back to service the next.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 27
We book via Kayak with rentalCars.com and the car rental place was already closed by the time our plane landed and we were not able to get our rental car - with 3 kids, in the rain and a weeks worth of luggage - we had to get a car from another rental office that stayed open passed 8:30pm, in NYC!
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From ₪226/dayRated #9
Sixt
Cheapest deal
6.4 Good (219 reviews)
3 locations in New York
Sixt
Locations in New York
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2022 May 15
Gas tank wasn't full when I picked up the car
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 26
Communication/messaging of store hours would be helpful. Would be great if I was able to input arrival and departure upon reservation or the ability to modifying. Would be great if you call center prompts had more options or a human being to speak with
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 25
The company accepted a reservation at 7 pm but they close at 7pm (hours posted on the door). messed up my trip.
8.0 Excellent2022 Apr 23
The pick up and drop off experience were great. The shuttles from the airport were nice and the drivers friendly. The only issue is that after we dropped off the car, and an employee looked at everything with us standing there, the next day they claimed there were scratches. It was impossible for us to have made them. We picked up the car, stopped at a convenience store (only one person went in) stopped to fill up before dropping it off (again, only 1 person left the car) and we dropped it off. We told them this, and they didn't contact us again, so it ended up ok. But, would've been even better without that potential incident.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 21
The rental was not possible because they would not accept my license. I went next door to enterprise and rented with them. I want a refund from Kayak for this rental
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 17
So easy and smooth! Made traveling a breeze
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 10
I had trouble canceling on the website and didn’t get through to any kind of customer service until it was within the 24 hr cut off . They charged me $100 for canceling within 24 hours!
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 08
Customer service was the worst I've ever experienced. Communication was terrible. I will never use Sixt again.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 08
Office was closed so no pick up when i arrived
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 07
My travel pans changed and I had to return the car early. I was not reimbursed for the days that were not used.
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Rated #10
Advantage
5.1 Okay (372 reviews)
2 locations in New York
Advantage
Locations in New York
  • 5.3
  • 5.4
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2020 May 25
Pick staff were friendly but at drop off the manager was disrespectful and rude. We need to use a restroom and the manager refused, saying that since we dropped off the car we were no longer customers and could care less if we needed to use the restroom. I was shocked at that response.The vehicle was dirty and had a sticky film in the inside of the driver side window. They didn’t have our reserved car class and we were given a minivan. Plus the utter disrespect and rudeness at drop off was unacceptable.
10.0 Excellent2020 May 06
Everything was great
7.6 Good2020 May 04
Staff was very helpful.Car had some wear & tear.. the price could have been lower to reflect the condition of the car.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Apr 25
Car was damaged in all 4 quarters at pickup. Also had a nail in one tire. They wouldn't answer the phone when I called to report it 5 min after pickup.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Apr 24
I was charged for a car I didn’t use. And now I cannot get a refund now matter how hard I try.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Mar 22
Location did not have car when I arrived, had to wait for about four hours at rental car location for a car. Once I picked up the car is smelled heavily of marijuana smoke, no discount was offered. Rental car location did not clean car, I had to disinfect the car myself. When I tried to return the car I called the location multiple times and they did not pick up, instead they sent me an email address to contact to contact the agency, I emails and have not heard anything back yet (it’s been two days). Horrible experience, I will not be using advantage again.
8.4 Excellent2020 Jan 21
Pick up and drop off was indeed super easy.I normally don't opt for prepaid fuel but when the question of prepaid fuel came up I said that would be convenient since I didn't know of a gas station nearby (I have never rented a car from JFK Airport before). It turns out there is a gas station one block away from the rental drop off. It could not have been easier to get gas. Seems like the nice guy at the desk could have pointed that out.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Dec 09
They had no cars. We had to call another company while we were waiting there for over 40 minutes with no cars in sight and others in line to get cars ahead of us.
5.2 Okay2019 Nov 25
Staff very friendly and helpful on both pickup and drop offCar was in very poor condition (breaks very worn, windows did not function properly, poor wipers, car smelled like smoke)
2.0 Mediocre2019 Oct 29
Google Translation: When I arrived at the rental, I was told that because I was driving less than 25, it cost me $ 560 instead of the 130 I ordered and paid - even though I specifically wrote in the reservation that I was 23 !!!
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From ₪408/dayRated #11
Ace
4.4 Okay (128 reviews)
1 location in New York
Ace
Locations in New York
  • 4.9
  • 4.7
  • 4.3
  • 4.1
  • 4.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 11
I didn’t like anything, the rental process of getting a car from ACE was horrible.
4.0 Okay2022 Apr 21
Car stunk of weed and drove like a pig. Two magic Trees and still the kids were complaining about the smell. Pick up was great although no toilet facilities for customers. Drop off was easy. The car was clean, but clearly the previous hirer had no respect for the no smoking policy, car had done 30000 miles was due an oil service just didn’t want to go up hills unless nursed. I’m no expert on Chev Impalas but it felt like it needed a tune to deal with any form of incline. The staff were all professional and courteous, but maybe this was a case of you pay for what you get and the luck of the draw.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 31
place is terrible. doesn't honor pricing. had to wait 40 min and call 3 times for shuttle. waited 30 min when we arrived to place to be given rental.
6.0 Good2022 Mar 22
Everything you read in the reviews for this place is probably accurate. But it still might be your best option for the price and convenience.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 09
I rented a car for $207 inclusive fee’s and tax, I had to pay for the car $255,17!!! Also unexpected a car insurance $ 23,99 a day total $ 239,92. I said to them my Visa platinum car will cover the insurance they didn’t excepted that. I find your offer at $207 very misleading and want to get the overpaid back from you.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Feb 13
They did not have a car for rent
4.0 Okay2022 Feb 10
Pickup was a nightmare. The shuttle is almost impossible to find from the B15 bus stop. I had to cross several 55mph roads and calling the 800 number was not helpful; it was someone from a call center who had no familiarity with JFK or how to actually get to the off-airport location. The person who helped me at pickup was terrible to deal with, arguing me about my credit card's damage waiver policy, and trying like a snake oil salesman to get me to pay for their insurance when my credit card's was a) free and b) offering better coverage. There was a cigarette smell when I got in the car and I could see where someone had burned the interior passenger seat. The car was not in great condition, with a failed defroster which was difficult for where we were traveling, and at some points outright dangerous. We had to travel on the highway with windows open to avoid the windshield fogging. The car hadn't been serviced recently and it pulled a bit to the right, and the suspension was not great. Didn't actually rent from ACE in the end; some company named Drivo was who we had to rent from using the reservation from Kayak. Two stars are for the ease of drop-off, and the very good price. Not sure now if it was worth it.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 15
They didn’t answer the phone for pickup at the airport. They charged $100 more than they said they would. The employees were rude and the car had a whole bunch of warning lights come on about 1 hour before we returned it. When we mentioned it, they said “yeah it happens”.
6.0 Good2021 Dec 14
Far away from aero port Shuttle not bringing us to the terminal and we need to trawler with heavy laggages from train to the terminal
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 29
Short wait at the airport, great car, pleasant and kind front desk associate, quick and easy return process.
Rated #12
National
8.4 Excellent (55 reviews)
4 locations in New York
National
Locations in New York
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 07
Service was great, process was fast and easy. Customer service was on point. Couldn’t have done better. Thank you.
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 16
Seamless and quick pick up and return, clean car. The only minor inconvenience - gas tank was not full, and returning 3/4th in practice means that one is overpaying for gas.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 08
Pick up and drop off was extremely quick and easy! We picked up our vehicle at JFK on 9/4 late in the evening and dropped off our vehicle back at JFK on 9/6 early in the morning and every single staff member was kind and helpful. I wish I would’ve asked their names to include in this review. Great customer service and extremely friendly staff members!
5.9 Okay2021 Jul 29
No gps on board, return drop off adress on bill different from drop off location at the airport. Could have been better.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 01
I just checked my bank account and I got charged $658.56 for my car rental. It should've been $408.56. Please correct this amount ASAP otherwise I will dispute the charge with Chase.
10.0 Excellent2020 Dec 15
The staff was super helpful and friendly. One of the best experiences I've had picking up a car in NYC.I wish the tank was full when I picked it up. It's a bit more complex to return a tank at 5/8 than to return one that is full.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 20
I never got any sort of confirmation, therefore was not able to rent the car
6.8 Good2020 Aug 28
The staff was helpful, although a little slow.The car looked very used and smelled like smoke.
9.6 Excellent2020 Jun 11
Staff was very helpful and friendly
10.0 Excellent2020 Feb 03
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Rated #13
Silvercar
9.4 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in New York
Silvercar
Locations in New York
  • 9.8
  • 9.6
  • 9.4
  • 9
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2019 Sep 14
The whole experience was excellent, but mainly I want to praise the staff for being super friendly and overall helpful.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jun 07
Staff was amazing - really nice and helpfulThe entrance to the office is not pedestrian friendly - I have to walk up and down an active driveway
8.0 Excellent2017 Nov 27
Beautiful car, pricey, need to be familiar with Apps.Car was excellent, no charge for EZ pass!!Hard to find and reliance on App was a little cumbersome for first time
Rated #14
Europcar
6.7 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in New York
Europcar
Locations in New York
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
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Sunnycars
6 locations in New York
Sunnycars
Locations in New York
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Action
4 locations in New York
Action
Locations in New York
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Empire Rent A Car
3 locations in New York
Empire Rent A Car
Locations in New York
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Prestige Car Rental
3 locations in New York
Prestige Car Rental
Locations in New York
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AAMCAR
2 locations in New York
AAMCAR
Locations in New York
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
2 locations in New York
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in New York
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Easirent
2 locations in New York
Easirent
Locations in New York
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in New York
keddy by Europcar
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in New York
ADDCAR RENTAL
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All Car
1 location in New York
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in New York
Eagle Rent A Car
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Elita Rent A Car
1 location in New York
Elita Rent A Car
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NU Car
1 location in New York
NU Car
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Right Cars
1 location in New York
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U-Save
1 location in New York
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Yesaway
1 location in New York
Yesaway
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6079 travelers who rented a car in New York gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car rental locations in or near New York

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

₪355/day

Good deal

₪292/day

When to book a rental car in New York

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in New York

  • One of the major advantages of renting a car in New York City is that it makes the outlying boroughs much more accessible. For instance, places like Rockaway Beach in Queens, Red Hook in Brooklyn, and City Island in the Bronx are all much easier to reach via car than by public transportation.
  • For travelers with flights landing at LaGuardia Airport, all hire shuttles pick up and drop off from in front of Terminal A of the airport. As for JFK International Airport, hire car desks can be found on the Arrivals level of each terminal. At Newark International Airport, the car hire desks are found in Stations P2 and P3 on the AirTrain.
  • Rush hour is an undeniable part of life in New York City. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be mitigated. Typically morning the busy morning traffic lasts from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., while the afternoon and evening traffic is usually from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers should take care, though, that those are the busiest times, but often rush hour can start even earlier in the morning and last even later at night. Some of the main areas to avoid during rush hour include the Lincoln Tunnel and the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Biking is very popular in New York City and drivers should remain careful and aware of the bikers around them. Make sure to always check your mirrors when turning right and when opening a door, as you never know when a biker could pop up behind you.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in New York for ₪292 or less
  • Book your rental car in New York at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in New York are around 26% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in New York are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in New York