|Pick-up location||New York|
|Car types||Compact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Sixt, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some New York car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in New York.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your New York car rental.
Some car hire companies in New York which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Dollar and Avis
On average a hire car in New York costs £48 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty (£45/day), Avis (£49/day) and Sixt (£54/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Sixt 20 Morris Street 10006-2901 (4 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in New York is £2.70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £32 and £43, depending on the car size.
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in New York.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from John F Kennedy Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, National and Enterprise.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car hire in New York costs £34 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in New York costs £34 per day, on average.
A Full-size car hire in New York costs £37 per day, on average.
In New York, cars are most frequently hired at Avis 240 Airport Road, Suite 105 (26 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in New York costs £337 per week (£48 per day).
On average a car hire in New York costs £1,444 per month (£48 per day).
What type of car is recommended for driving in New York City?Smaller vehicles are highly recommended for vacation-goers in New York City, especially if you plan to use a hire car as your main form of transportation. There are many one-way streets and smaller alleys that can be difficult to navigate with a larger car. It can also be difficult to find streetside parallel parking spots large enough to suit anything above a mid-sized vehicle.
A wide range of speed limits will be seen in New York City, but the most important detail to note is that the speed limit is always 25 mph unless signage says otherwise. On highways throughout New York, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph and the minimum is 45 mph, unless posted otherwise.
Petrol prices on average in New York City are neither expensive nor cheap. On average, the petrol price sits around $2.60 per gallon, which is a fair bit cheaper than Seattle’s $3+ but a bit more expensive than Dallas’ $2. One thing to note though, is that there are very few petrol stations in Manhattan, so drivers should keep an eye on their fuel gauge and plan accordingly.
Streetside parking in New York City is incredibly difficult to find, especially in areas such as Manhattan. Thus, many drivers rely heavily on parking garages for both daily and hourly parking. However, planning must be done in advance as many of the garages can fill up fast, so it pays to plan ahead of time to know which garages are most convenient for your destination.