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Newark, NJ, United States
11 Aug — 18 Aug
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Newark, NJ, United States
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Newark car hire information

Pick-up locationNewark
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations30
Airport locations24
Popular agenciesAvis, Sixt, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty

Cheap car hire in Newark

£56/dayEconomy
£60/dayCompact
£63/dayIntermediate
£82/dayStandard
£64/dayFull-size
£120/dayPeople carrier
£96/dayFull-size SUV
£89/dayPremium
£95/dayLuxury
£88/dayIntermediate SUV
£94/dayStandard SUV
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Newark car hire reviews and directory

From £86/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (364 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Alamo
Locations in Newark
25 Newark Airport Bldg 25+1 844 727 2984
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent13 Apr 2021
Pros: Easy and quick access to picking up and dropping off. No hassle and very timely.
4.0 Okay8 Mar 2021
Pros: The car was cleanCons: Customer service
10.0 Excellent4 Jan 2021
Cons: Nothing
6.0 Good30 Dec 2020
Pros: The drop off was great. Service in Atlanta was very fast and contactless. The rental hold money was returned quickly following drop off. The car ran fine.Cons: The car was not very clean either inside or outside upon pickup. The car was not available at the pick up time and I had to wait about 45 minutes to an hour for a vehicle to arrive that I could use. The person checking me in was not forthcoming about the amount Alamo was going to charge my card which caused unnecessary confusion during pickup. I have used Alamo before and did not have any problems when renting in other states so my family will likely rent from them again in the future. Maybe it was the ERW airport having an off day.
6.8 Good22 Nov 2020
Cons: I don’t think the car had been cleaned - there was trash inside.
8.0 Excellent12 Nov 2020
Pros: Everything proceeded smoothly and quickly. No complaints.Cons: Nothing.
8.4 Excellent5 Oct 2020
Pros: Staff was helpful. Pick up and drop off was easy
5.6 Okay23 Sep 2020
Pros: Staff was helpfulCons: Car was not cleaned Car equipment malfunctioned
2.0 Mediocre10 Sep 2020
Pros: Nothing at all. The wait for 6 customers to be served, myself included, was over 30 minutes. When I finally got the rental processed, and went outside to get the car, we discovered from the 15 or so customers waiting for their cars told us Alamo had run out of cars, and the Enterprise sister rental business had run out, too. Only one person was proctoring the distribution of cars; it was chaos, and people were beginning to lose their tempers.Cons: Everything. Just CARE. If management is aware of a pending Labor Day weekend rental crisis/shortage, it should respond appropriately. But typical of American big business practices, it goes very, very short with actual service because it COSTS, and they are ALWAYS about cutting their own costs. On top of that, two charges appeared on my final bill - one of them expensive: "Recovered Concession fee, @ 17.95 per day". That fee was never described by the agent at pickup, nor by the agent at drop-off. This was absolutely and unequivocally the worst rental experience ever in my 40 driving years. I will NEVER rent from Alamo again. Further I will warn all friends and strangers willing to listen that you are an enterprise never to be patronized, and to be avoided like the plague. But I know this will fall on deaf ears and cloudy, blind eyes. You will focus on all the EXCELLENTS, (8-10), and ignore this completely. You will not change policy, nor check out what went wrong, because from top-to-bottom management really, really just doesn't care. If it did, it would be evident from the way they setup business, as well as conduct it. I'm spending the time to write this only because... well..., I DO care. If it were my business, I would run it entirely different.
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From £75/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (147 reviews)
4 locations in Newark
Enterprise
Locations in Newark
1 Raymond Plaza W Penn Station+1 973 242 8300
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
180 Washington Street+1 973 639 1911
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
25 Newark Airport Bldg 25+1 844 727 2982
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
585 Mccarter Hwy+1 973 622 2900
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Jun 2021
8.0 Excellent19 Apr 2021
Pros: Can't remember. Adequate.Cons: Can't remember.
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Everything
4.0 Okay27 Dec 2020
Cons: The price and the cleanliness of the outside
3.2 Mediocre22 Aug 2020
Cons: First and foremost the location does not practice social distancing. The waiting area had the smell of cat urine. The car was given to me dirty and not properly cleaned, there were dirty marks and finger prints inside of the vehicle. The car was just dropped off and not disinfected. This is very disturbing especially in this time of Covid 19.
7.6 Good17 Aug 2020
Pros: Can't drop-off on Sunday
8.0 Excellent4 Aug 2020
Pros: The pick up and drop off was easy.
7.2 Good29 Jul 2020
Pros: Staff were very polite. Pick up and drop off was quickCons: The car could have been cleaner.
6.8 Good27 Jun 2020
Pros: The staff at the open location were extremely friendlyCons: When I showed up by Uber to the Enterprise I rented from, it was locked up tight and shut down. I had to call to find out the reservation had been moved 8 miles away. I also had to pay Uber driver to stay and take me to the second location. Terribly inconvenient after traveling all day.
8.0 Excellent29 Dec 2019
Cons: Larger vehicles
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From £39/dayRated no. 3
Thrifty
7.3 Good (135 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Thrifty
Locations in Newark
Bldg 36 Stn P2 36 Carson Rd+1 877 283 0898
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2021
Pros: disaster waiting in line for 1.5 hrs with 6 people in lineCons: need faster and more customer service reps will not use thrifty in newark again
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2021
Pros: The employees at drop off verbally say one thing but once the billing statement is email there is something else.
2.0 Mediocre9 Mar 2021
Pros: The line to pick up was very long. Then the only card I had was my debit cards. Even though I had a photo of my Mastercard they said they could not use it so I did not get to rent a car. Budget will take debit cards so I thought I would use Budget again, They were booked, which is why my son rented a car for me at Thrifty online using his card. Live and learn.Cons: The pick up line at the airport was very long. Thrifty could take debit cards,
8.0 Excellent20 Feb 2021
Cons: It would great if someone was there to provide directions
9.2 Excellent15 Oct 2020
Pros: The priceCons: The check in line was very long
10.0 Excellent13 Jun 2020
Cons: Not one thing - it was an excellent experience all the way around! Thank you!
8.8 Excellent18 Dec 2019
Cons: Car had high mileage and a lot of dings and scratches. But was in good mechanical condition.
7.6 Good18 Nov 2019
Pros: The car.Cons: The attendant at the pickup site was very helpful within his limitations. He spent an inordinate amount of time calling the back office(from what I believe to be his personal cell phone) to get a confirmation code. The process took close to half an hour. My reservation was prepaid with the tax portion being the only residual so I do not recognize the need for that much time being taken to process this transaction. It seemed that there was no real advance preparation of the rental prior to my arrival. I do not fault the attendant, I fault the back office support. I expected better service.
6.0 Good10 Sep 2019
Pros: ...Cons: ...
3.2 Mediocre13 Aug 2019
Cons: The customer service ,when I asked for someone to check the car before I left the property and after the return they just said go ahead! As a disabled person with bronchitis I also had the car detailed myself cost me $24 dollars I have pictures and receipt to prove they tried to charge me $300!
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From £37/dayRated no. 4
Dollar
Most popular
6.9 Good (189 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Dollar
Locations in Newark
Bldg 36 Stn P2 36 Carson Rd+1 866 434 2226
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible26 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible19 Jul 2021
4.0 Okay3 Jul 2021
Pros: The vehicle was new and clean, had good fuel efficiency, and performed well.Cons: The pick-up experience was terrible. The dollar counter had a very long and slow line. The staff requested redundant personal information that had already been entered into the online rental system. This wasted a lot of time. No other rental car companies had a line because they were able to process their rentals very fast. Many other companies simply have the keys and vehicle ready for quick pick-up and the rental agreement is provided via email. Dollar needs to do better before I decide to use them again.
7.9 Good23 Jun 2021
2.0 Mediocre19 May 2021
Cons: New airplane ticket to rent car if using debit car
8.0 Excellent19 May 2021
Pros: Drop off was quick and painless. I think we waited about 25 minutes for the van to be ready at the Newark airport when we went to pick it up. We had a Chrysler Pacifica van and it ran well, got over 25 mpg driving fast, and the AC worked good.Cons: On the downside, the third seat was elecric folding and it did not work properly. We had to manually push the cushions down to get a flat floor. For a long trip, the front seats in the Pacifica van are strictly mediocre, and the 2nd row seats are awful - like a padded jump seat. Too many gadgets. I will reserve final judgement on the billing for when we get the credit card statement.
10.0 Excellent15 May 2021
Pros: Everything went great! Friendly check out, very short wait, clean and ready car...Will rent from again!Cons: Nothing, very satisfied!
4.0 Okay3 May 2021
Pros: Staff was OK.Cons: Car was less than what I expected. Car had many scrapes and scratches. There were no signs directing me to the drop off at Bradley.
8.0 Excellent1 Mar 2021
Pros: The car was spacious, the pickup representative was very kind despite our delay, as a van (which was reserved and needed for moving space) wasn't at first available and we had to wait. The car ran nicely and was very clean.Cons: Transparency of cost. We just received our final charge and were surprised by a $150 cleaning fee, despite the car being perfectly clean upon returning it. This was not disclosed prior to our dropoff and really pushed the cost of this rental over the line for us financially. Had we known of so many surprise fees, we would not have booked at this cost.
4.0 Okay19 Feb 2021
Pros: The drop off was ok. Not the friendliest. I am extremely hard of hearing, and repeatedly asked the clerk to please slow her speech down. Never happened.Cons: I could have been given more of an explanation as to how and where to pick my car up. Also, the car smelled like marijuana (interior). It was an extremely uncomfortable car. Also, there was a dent and scratches, and these were never acknowledged.
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From £36/dayRated no. 5
Budget
6.8 Good (200 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Budget
Locations in Newark
134 Lindbergh Rd+1 973 961 2990
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible25 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2021
Pros: Nothing.Cons: The bar is low here. What could have been better would have been a single Budget employee or two, to be at the Newark airport, to check-in and process the car rental reservation I made, as well as the 40+ people in line, who were waiting over an hour for someone to show up! Budget corporate was no help either.
6.0 Good16 May 2021
Pros: Drop off was breezeCons: Cleaner vehicle and faster pick up
10.0 Excellent6 May 2021
Pros: Super friendly staff and very easy transactionCons: Everything was fine …no complains here
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2021
Pros: Dropping off the carCons: Cleanliness of the car. It was disgusting. I’m very disappointed.
2.0 Mediocre13 Apr 2021
Pros: Car was not maintain well, it was shaky once you about 60 mile per hour and it was new car & has 23k mile on it. Budget car rent don’t keep maintenance the car. Apart of all staff are so rude and it is second time to me but I don’t have choice to pick up car because it was emergency, I wouldn’t use budget in future as car rental.Cons: First of all Need to educate staff and how to behavior with customer. Staff are so rude and helpless.
4.0 Okay13 Apr 2021
Pros: Clean CarCons: Our car wasn't parked in the spot given to us. No people or easy to spot signage for drop off.
4.0 Okay11 Apr 2021
Pros: Ease of booking and returning carCons: Car I received was not great. After dropping car off, was very confusing how to leave parking lot and return to where my ride home is. Had to walk out through the entrance that you literally drive a car through to leave and walk a long distance
2.0 Mediocre19 Jan 2021
Pros: Not muchCons: Had to wait 45 min in line to pick up vehicle, was only the 3rd person in line. They didn't have a vehicle ready for me so had to wait a while for that. I chose and paid for a FULL SIZE SUV and they gave me a compact SUV. When I called Budget customer service they told me I was wrong, it was the correct vehicle class. Its not. Budget lies. The vehicle (Chevy Equinox) is a BAD vehicle. Terrible performance and unsafe due to visibility. The wipers were not in working condition and we had to drive an hour through NYC at night through a rain storm. The tire pressure was not correct or there was a slow leak, didn't have time to figure it out. Returning the vehicle was a terrible experience and the Newark Airport desk staff was rude and totally unhelpful. I will never ever choose budget again.
6.0 Good17 Nov 2020
Pros: The person was not very friendly when I picked up the car. Drop off, I was told to "just leave it" in the parking lot.Cons: I made the reservation on line and the cost when I picked up the car was almost $300 more than what was quoted. It would have been helpful to have all of the fee information up front so there was no sticker shock when I picked up the car. The cost for three days equaled two car payments!
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Rated no. 6
Payless
6.4 Good (148 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Payless
Locations in Newark
134 Lindbergh Rd+1 973 242 2124
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 5.9
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible24 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre4 Jul 2021
Cons: Had family tragedy at home had to turn in my rental car two weeks early. I paid for full month up front as priceless expressed that was better rate. I expressed my emergency and ask for refund of remaining two weeks due to emergency. After 4 weeks calling and being put on hold with different person. Each person with different story I still have not received refund. Last person stated we could not help me as others said we should be able too Getting serious run around. I would definitely advise using another company.
8.0 Excellent28 Apr 2021
Pros: My rental agent was wonderful.Cons: I’m hoping I didn’t screw up with that easy pass. I’m not sure it was open for a bridge crossing and I’m not very familiar with the whole toll and easy pass since the cashless toll system has been implemented. I could have used more info on using the easy pass. Will I get penalized?
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2020
Cons: Shuttle service to the airport.
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2020
Pros: I did not like anything. Bad service.Cons: They lost the keys and the car then the wait to be seen meanwhile they are all here the attitude it’s just not a good experience at all. The person that lets you out is never there and you have to wait on them or go looking for someone it is ridiculous .
4.8 Okay28 Oct 2019
Pros: Took over half hour at counter as agent was incompetent. I was next in line . Agent at counter twice tried to give me a giant SUV instead of the compact I ordered. Luckily I was able to get someone in the parking area that switched me to a smaller vehicle.Cons: Better customer service, faster check in and better attitude
6.8 Good21 Oct 2019
Cons: My final bill was much higher than what I received with my reservation
4.0 Okay17 Jul 2019
Pros: Nothing....There was no one at the counter when I arrived at Newark Airport to pick up the car. After about a 30 minute wait, someone from Budget finally took care of me. When I got to my destination in NJ I noticed that the paperwork ended my reservation on 7/8, not 7/16 as stated on my confirmatCons: ion. I called and was told that the max. rental that Payless can do is 30 days and that if I wanted to extend to 7/16 that I would have to return to the airport and pay whatever the rate was at that time. Disgusted, I returned the car on 6/18 and was charged a higher rate than my confirmation.
8.0 Excellent4 Jul 2019
Pros: Quick service
10.0 Excellent2 Jul 2019
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff. Easy pick up and dropoff.Cons: No signs for drop of location at Knoxville airport. Go to budget dropoff.
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Rated no. 7
Advantage
6.1 Good (169 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Advantage
Locations in Newark
36 Carson Road Bldg 36 Station P2+1 973 623 4989
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 5.8
  • 6
Recent reviews
6.4 Good25 Oct 2019
Cons: Pickup process is terrible
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2019
Pros: The woman who worked with me at the counter could not have been nicer. The car was literally right around the corner and ready to goCons: It took forever to get to the car rental counter at Newark! Like 30+ minutes
8.0 Excellent30 Sep 2019
Pros: Easy drop-off, nice carCons: Not the friendliest staff at pick-up or drop-off, tires needed air
8.0 Excellent16 Sep 2019
Pros: Yes. Staff was friendly and drop off was easy.Cons: It was pretty good
2.8 Mediocre9 Sep 2019
Pros: I was able to get a car same dayCons: Just about everything. First car had rock damage to the windshield and I was asked to sign off on the existing damage to the car prior to inspecting. The entire facility is trashy and dirty. The worst part is the EZpass charge. Because of the EZpass charge alone, I will not rent from advantage again
5.6 Okay3 Sep 2019
Cons: Old car 50k miles with strange smell
5.2 Okay27 Aug 2019
Pros: Pick up was easy enough though it appeared the car hadn't been washed and there was what seemed to be melted chocolate on the passenger's seat which we didn't know until my husband noticed brown spots on the back of several shirts we wore during the trip.Cons: The drop-off experience was miserable. The drop-off lanes were completely full so there was nowhere to actually return the car. There was no Advantage attendant offering directions or instructions. And there was nowhere to leave my key so I could easily return the car and head to the terminal
6.4 Good22 Aug 2019
Pros: Long lines and you could see that many people in line had issues of some type that held the line up and the staff was frustratedCons: More people at the desk
2.0 Mediocre29 Jul 2019
Cons: Inspite of paying in advance and reserving a car. They were sold out and did not have a car for me. I had to make my own arrangements at 1 am and got an expensive rental last minute from other company.
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2019
Pros: they were very helpful and for a change, was a very good experience.Cons: the only thing I find irritating lately is, that there is not enough advice and information given about tolls, and it seems that the only option is to hire an ex-pass, but it does not seem right, I am sure there must be a sight which you can look up if you are due to pay any toll ? Any advice ?
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From £40/dayRated no. 8
Hertz
7.7 Good (94 reviews)
2 locations in Newark
Hertz
Locations in Newark
589 Ferry Street+1 973 250 6405
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Newark Airport Building 23+1 973 621 2000
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre28 May 2021
Cons: As far as I am concerned they can keep their car racist setup and that’s all I can say not to mention putting two black token in the front of their establishment pretending they are an equal opportunity employer or whatever putting them their to be the bearer of bad news I am not from there so I saw it so plain ...and a very diverse traveled indevidual dealing with all types of people from different backgrounds and ethnicity ..hertz I am personally is very disappointed of you ...but the greatest thing in life is to know
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2020
Pros: pick up and drop off was quick and easy. Manager Latasia was helpful and super friendly.Cons: In my case, I can't think of any necessary changes/improvement that needs to be done.
10.0 Excellent25 Oct 2019
Pros: Everyone was super freindly, professiona and personable. Most efficient turn in ever. The staff were all pleasant; the facility spotless; even the restrooms wer exceptionally clean.Cons: I commented to my husband that it was th best rental experience ever.
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2019
Pros: The staff was helpful, especially Leticia. Very easy drop off. I satisfied 100%.
2.0 Mediocre18 Dec 2018
Pros: Counter representative was polite and nice.Cons: Hertz has a do not rent to list, but you don't find out you're on it until you go to rent. The incident they claim put me on the list happened over 9 years ago and I have rented from them since with no problems.
10.0 Excellent27 Oct 2018
Pros: They go out of their way at each step to make the entire process smooth.
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2018
Pros: Great customer service and so easy to check in and check out. Car was new and clean. Great value.
10.0 Excellent7 May 2018
Pros: Super speedy pick up and return- like a dream.
8.4 Excellent30 Apr 2018
Great optionsPros: Great selection of vehicles. Easy drop off. Pick up using the video teller was annoying as it was technically glitchyCons: Pick up using the video teller was annoying as it was technically glitchy
8.4 Excellent30 Apr 2018
Pros: EverythingCons: I don’t recommend to buy insurance from kayak You are in good hope that you do right thing ,but it’s better take insurance directly from rental company because in case of something they don’t recognize kayak’s
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From £33/dayRated no. 9
Avis
7.7 Good (69 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Avis
Locations in Newark
28 Newark Airport Bldg 28+1 973 961 4300
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.8
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
7.9 Good25 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible13 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent25 May 2021
Pros: Outside of the car was not cleaned at all. Makes it difficult to check for dents and nicks.Cons: clear the exterior of the car
4.0 Okay15 Apr 2021
Pros: Like the Nissan RougeCons: The inside windshield was covered with a residue film as if cleaned seemed to have been cleaned with a lysol wipe or something resulting in dangerous visibility; which became noticeable once out into traffic and nighttime headlights. Desperately trying to clean it with my sleeve, I missed the exit resulting in an unwanted late night tour through Newark. The agent at Newark was pleasant enough, though I had no instructions concerning dropbox drop off resulting in two trips of considerable distance from the rental lot at ABE at 11 PM. I’m sure there’s small print somewhere, but the price went from $81 to ringing up to $250, which the agent explained was $100 holding fee, hopefully refundable for my two hour rentsl.
10.0 Excellent8 Sep 2020
Pros: Staff was great !!Cons: first car smelled like smoke and they quickly switched to another (upgrade)
8.0 Excellent23 Jul 2020
Pros: The staff was very friendly and drop off was incredibly easy.Cons: I wish the rate was a little bit more efficient. I felt as though I paid a considerable amount for a one day rental.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2020
Cons: Left my iPad in the car and called back a couple of hours later to be told “it could not be found”. Dishonest staff
6.0 Good5 Jul 2020
Pros: The pick up and drop off experience was great. I also called Avis to extend my reservation and received the information I needed to make an informed decision.Cons: The car was not as clean as I expected - there was obvious food and debris on the seats. There was also a faint smell of smoke. Given the pandemic I would have expected cleaning procedures would have been increased.
7.6 Good21 May 2020
Pros: First car offered to me displayed a "service required' notice on the dashboard. Second car was ok.
5.6 Okay11 Oct 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly. Charged double at drop off because, according to the agent, the car was returned several hours early. Yes early. They adjusted the price after I asked and explained that I was supposed to drop the car at the exact return time or the system charges more. Make sure to read your receipt.Cons: Simple drop off with correct charges.
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From £30/dayRated no. 10
Sixt
7 Good (42 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Sixt
Locations in Newark
134 Lindbergh Rd, AirTrain P3+1 888 749 8227
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2021
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible23 Jul 2021
1.9 Horrible17 Jul 2021
3.9 Mediocre13 Jul 2021
4.0 Okay15 Jun 2021
Cons: The car has a loud rattling sound. Pick up was very slow, and difficult to find from the airport terminal. We received a call after drop off that a gear shift was broken on the car and later told this was the wrong car. This seemed like a scam.
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2021
Cons: Received a complimentary upgrade. Check in and return were unusually swift. Folks were friendly. A+.
10.0 Excellent3 Jun 2021
Cons: Rentals at the airport itself expensive. Everything else was great!
2.0 Mediocre29 May 2021
Pros: Staff was not friendly or helpful.Cons: I paid for a bmw or better. I was practically forced to take a Volvo or pay almost double! Volvo is not luxury!
2.0 Mediocre23 May 2021
Pros: The supervisor tried to be helpful.Cons: I was refused service for no good reason. Because I had recently moved to another state (from NJ to UT) I had a temporaty UT paper driver's license (plus a cancelled NJ license), which SiXT would not accept despite it being perfectly valid. Thus I was stranded at Newark Airport with no car, which caused me a big delay and to miss an important meeting.
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Rated no. 11
Ace
5.5 Okay (37 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Ace
Locations in Newark
408 Carnegie Avenue+1 973 642 0008
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Excellent2 Aug 2021
1.9 Horrible25 Jul 2021
3.9 Mediocre17 Jul 2021
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2021
2.0 Mediocre1 Jun 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Not charging me $200 for by plane being delayed.
2.0 Mediocre13 May 2021
Pros: The price was good but in the end not worth the hassle i’ve everything else you had to put up with.Cons: Company should informed that a shuttle does not automatically pick them up at the airport; that the customer needs to call for pick up. Customer service is significantly lacking. Even though there is a sign that says no smoking clearly someone(s( had been smoking in the car I got... I heard another customer say the same about their car.
4.0 Okay11 May 2021
Cons: It took over 1 hour for the shuttle service to pick me up at the curb at Newark Airport and the instructions for the pickup location are totally inaccurate. I had to call twice for the pick-up. Then, once at the rental car location, approx. 30 more minutes to finally get the car. I had reserved a “Volkswagen Jetta or Similar”But I was given a 4 year old Toyota Corolla with damage around the car, in the trunk and inside the car including a shattered mirror on the passenger side visor, which is really dangerous considering most people are looking up at the mirror when they go to use it. It was filthy, smelled like cigarettes and three of 4 hubcaps were held on with Tie-wraps. The trunk had missing and broken panels and actually made my luggage look like is had been in mud. If Kayak is associated with ACE Car Rental, then Kayak is negligent as well. Absolute trash!!
2.0 Mediocre4 May 2021
Cons: We waited for over 45 minutes with an automated hold system waiting for a shuttle to come pick us up from the airport with our two small children. we finally ended up canceling our reservation and renting from another company.
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2021
Cons: ACE never came to pick us up at the airport. We were on hold for 30 minutes. We then take a cab to the ACe car rental and we’re told by the security officer there that they had been closed for an hour (even though all the emails we were sent said 9pm). We are so disappointed and have told numerous people to not use kayak or Priceline in the future. Horrendous experience and even worse customer support.
8.0 Excellent23 Apr 2021
Pros: Almost everythingCons: I was unfamiliar with the brand of rental I got and I could have used more help before driving. But the staff was very busy with lots of customers waiting so they really didn’t have a lot of time to spare.
Rated no. 12
Economy Rent a Car
5.3 Okay (55 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Newark
Newark Liberty Airport+1 973 642 0008
  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 5.1
  • 4.7
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay22 Dec 2020
Cons: Insurance was as much as the rental
3.2 Mediocre5 Oct 2020
Cons: About an hour after driving away from the rental agency the rearview mirror fell off. Two days later the car died completely on the NJ Turnpike and I had to scramble to get a tow to catch my flight.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jun 2020
Cons: If the company did not false advertise and if they had better customer service reps that are courteous.
10.0 Excellent26 May 2020
Cons: It’s the nature of the beast but the cost doubled with all of the add-one but only from $100 to $200
2.0 Mediocre15 Apr 2019
Cons: Had no car for me, ride customer service
5.2 Okay19 Mar 2019
Pros: The car was in good shapeCons: Overall customer service. The entire staff just didn’t care. The attendant who pulled up the car was on her phone cackling obnoxiously in the middle of my transaction. The man who did the walk-around didn’t offer to help with baggage or go over any features, benefits of the vehicle. overall, poor
5.2 Okay12 Mar 2019
Cons: The outside of the car was not clean
3.2 Mediocre12 Mar 2019
Pros: Drop off was super easyCons: Called a month ahead of trip and asked if debit cards are accepted. Was informed that they would accept a debit card but a higher deposit is required. No problem there, but upon arrival was then told I'd be charged an extra $30 per day on top of the higher deposit for the daily damage waiver insur.
5.6 Okay6 Mar 2019
Cons: Rental car company said they did not have my reservation. I gave them my confirmation number and they said they had no record of it.
2.0 Mediocre19 Feb 2019
Cons: I rented a car in advance and the rental company at the airport closed earlier than their stated closing time and I missed the rental. So I had to rent another car and lost the $200 because it’s non refundable due to 3rd party rental. I will rent directly from the rental company from now on.
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Rated no. 13
National
7.8 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Newark
National
Locations in Newark
25 Newark Airport Bldg 25+1 844 727 2983
Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59
  • 8.2
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  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre11 Oct 2020
Pros: Their customer service was really very good. Unfortunately they had no cars to honour the booking. They did try to help and we're very willing to do so. But there were no cars.Cons: Have more cars.
8.8 Excellent2 Nov 2019
Pros: Quick and pretty easy processCons: Confusion when picking up car - it was origami given to another couple and then they were told to get out and give the car to me (with no explanation)
8.4 Excellent26 Oct 2019
Pros: Staff at Newark was excellent. Beautiful van and nice ride.Cons: The price for less than 24 hours was quite pricey.
9.6 Excellent21 Oct 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off were both super easy. Everything went smoothly. No complaints.Cons: I always like a cheaper deal, but this was the cheapest option i could find
9.6 Excellent20 Aug 2019
Pros: The customer service was excellent I really appreciated the help given to me by your employee HAAS.
4.8 Okay18 Aug 2019
Pros: Pick-up counter was a nightmare-- we waitied 30 minutes. They were woefully understaffed, and all but one of the staff was ridiculously slow. The location is also very difficult to access when returning the car. It's like some kind of google map exercise to see if you can actually find the drop-offCons: More staff, or at least one that felt some sense of urgency. Unfortunately, the location issue is a bigger issue with Newark Airport.
8.0 Excellent1 Jan 2017
Cons: Too expensive.
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Rated no. 14
Silvercar
6.9 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Silvercar
Locations in Newark
98 Frelinghuysen Ave+1 855 359 2227
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 6.3
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2020
Pros: Helpful staff, attentive, and the car was great!Cons: I had an overall great experience!
4.4 Okay28 Dec 2019
Pros: Nice car but not enough explanation on how to operate the features of the car.Cons: Getting to the rental location was difficult, no clear direction on where and how to get a pick up. Everything is on an app. and that is a pain if you phone is no working well.
5.2 Okay23 Nov 2019
Cons: Please ensure that u add additional time to your booking in the beginning itself. They charged me for 2 whole additional days for returning the car about 3 hours late. Also, the Audi Q3 is not the best option for a long drive. The car hydroplaned massively on wet road conditions in upstate NY. Seat quality and ride quality left a whole lot to be desired. Overall, I’m extremely disappointed. Wouldn’t be recommending.
9.2 Excellent6 Oct 2019
Pros: The great Audi A5 and the quick/convenient pickup and drop off.Cons: The App is essential and I was only recommended to get it ahead of time. Tell the customer that it is required, so they will have all info loaded ahead of time.
9.6 Excellent15 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was super friendly, helpful, and accommodating.Cons: The cost is high high, but it was expected. The pick-up spot gate was closed and there is no parking for those who come with a car.
3.6 Mediocre22 Sep 2018
Poor service at the pickup locationCons: Attendant at location was unprofessional, unhelpful, and rude enough that I opted to cancel my reservation and make other arrangements. I can't say anything about the vehicle itself since I was never in it.
4.0 Okay12 Jan 2018
Find employees that want to be therePros: Car was goodCons: Pickup - attendant was rude and abrasive when picking up. Drop off - extremely rude attendant when dropping off. The entire staff did not want to be there. I had to call an Uber backvto the airport bc there was no shuttle available. When I asked about the shuttle they brushed me off. I almost missed my flight and anniversary dinner bc of them
10.0 Excellent2 Jan 2018
Silvervar gets the silver medal!Pros: Great rate for a fantastic vehicle (Audi A4S), agent was friendly and helpful during the initial phase, text messaging service to remind me of drop-off was very effective absCons: The office was a mess, the initial app sign up wasn't clearly mentioned that had to be completed prior to picking up the vehicle, parking lot extremely tight
4.0 Okay27 Apr 2017
not what i expectedPros: Audi's Very kind woman working at the rental centerCons: waiting for the buss forever terrible rental center - horrible office car a bit tired after only 35000 miles definitely not a premium experience insane amount of money for insurance
2.0 Mediocre9 Apr 2017
not truthfulCons: I was able to reserve a car on line to drive from Manhattan to Cleveland. I even received a confirmation number. When we called to verify, we were then told that we could not have a car with a one way trip to Cleveland. I then received 2 texts and 2 phone calls requesting that I forward my information regarding the rental. During the last phone call, requesting "where I was" it was indeed clarified that I could not rent the car one way to Cleveland and the person on the line would just cancel the rental "for me". Really? It was confusing and frustrating.
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From £34/dayRated no. 15
Europcar
3 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Europcar
Locations in Newark
Take Shuttle To Fox Counter+1 973 642 0008
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay24 Apr 2017
Long waiting time and no car selection availablePros: Drop of was fast and easyCons: Car already had many damages, was not clean and didn't provide me a safe appearance.
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Action
1 location in Newark
Action
Locations in Newark
Newark airport+1 973 424 1057
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in Newark
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Newark
430 Route 1 And 9 S, Nj+1 877 326 7368
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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From £30/day
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Cheapest deal
1 location in Newark
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Newark
36 Carson Road Bldg 36 Station P2, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey+1 973 623 4989
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Alternative Rent A Car
1 location in Newark
Alternative Rent A Car
Locations in Newark
3 Brewster Road+1 732 979 2277
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Newark
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Newark
Newark airport
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Empire Rent A Car
1 location in Newark
Empire Rent A Car
Locations in Newark
3 Brewster Road+1 718 353 6848
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Flight Car
1 location in Newark
Flight Car
Locations in Newark
Newark airport+1 844 435 8227
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Newark
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Newark
36 Carson Road Station P2, NJ, Newark+1 973 623 4989
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Priceless
1 location in Newark
Priceless
Locations in Newark
1142 Broad Street+1 973 361 3032
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Newark
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Newark
3 Brewster Road+1 908 288 7663
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Newark
Sunnycars
Locations in Newark
Building 25
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1691 travellers who hired a car in Newark gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near Newark

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£48/day

Good deal

£38/day

When to book a car hire in Newark

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Newark

  • Newark, New Jersey is a short drive to many other states including New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. If you rent a car, you’ll be able to see so much more while on vacation. Spend a day or two in New York City then make a day trip to New Canaan, Connecticut to tour the Glass House or Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for some casino fun.
  • Flying into Newark offers easy access to numerous cities including Trenton, Long Island, Hoboken, and New York City. At Newark Liberty International Airport you’ll find it easy to rent a car. Depending upon what company you use, you can get to the hire desk at Station P2 or P3.
  • During your stay, you’ll find yourself frequenting the New Jersey Turnpike to get to numerous destinations including Hackensack and Ridgefield Park. Nevertheless, the turnpike can get really busy. If traveling north on the turnpike, consider taking the I-295 instead. It will be less hectic and lets you avoid the tolls, plus you can also get back on the turnpike from here if needed.
  • Traffic in Newark can be quite heavy during the daily commute. Newark’s rush hour is most busy from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. During this time the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway become especially congested. Before you leave the hotel you should listen to the traffic report to learn about accidents or construction projects. Alternative routes are also suggested.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Newark for £38 or less
  • Book your car hire in Newark at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Newark are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Newark

  • Some car hire companies in Newark which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Dollar, Thrifty and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Newark costs £48 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (£46/day), Sixt (£64/day) and Thrifty (£64/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Avis 28 Newark Airport Bldg 28 07114 (3 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Newark are Alamo (8.6, 512 reviews), Enterprise (8.2, 399 reviews), and Avis (7.9, 97 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Newark is £2.53 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £30 and £40, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Newark.

  • Car hire companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, Advance Car And Truck Rental, Sixt and National.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Newark airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Advance Car And Truck Rental, Alamo, Enterprise and Sixt.

  • Car hire companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Advance Car And Truck Rental and Sixt.

  • 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.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Newark airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from LaGuardia 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 Newark costs £30 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Newark costs £77 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Newark costs £38 per day, on average.

  • In Newark, cars are most frequently hired at Avis 4545 Center Boulevard (11 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Newark costs £336 per week (£48 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Newark costs £1,441 per month (£48 per day).

  • Newark enjoys four distinct seasons – winter, spring, summer, and fall. So if you are visiting for the Christmas or New Year’s holiday, you might experience lots of snow. Therefore, an SUV might be best to get you through the snowy conditions. Other times of the year, a smart or compact car might be best when visiting Newark because of parking limitations. Simply put, a smaller car can more easily fit into a tight parking spot on the street.

  • The speed limit is 65 mph on both the Garden State Parkway and the NJ Turnpike. However, if you are traveling through residential neighborhoods, New Jersey law requires that you slow down to 25-35 mph, depending upon the zoning. Around the downtown area the speed limit is 30 mph. Watch for signs to avoid getting a speeding ticket.

  • Fuel prices in Newark, NJ range from 2.40 euros ($2.70) for regular petrol to 2.90 euros ($3.30) per gallon for premium gas. This is slightly higher than the national average partially due to the increase in the New Jersey petrol tax. During Christmas and other holidays petrol prices tend to rise.

  • Because downtown Newark can be so busy, parking can be difficult to find. If you know when you are going to be in the area, you can reserve your space in a parking garage or lot ahead of time. This can be done through a variety of mobile apps like SpotHero or Parking Panda.