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.
7.6 Good8 Sep 2020
Pros: i like the speed and ease of returnCons: The pick up. It took 30 minutes to get out of the parking lot because there was only one person stopping every vehicle and checking the keys (never had that one done before). Way too long.
8.0 Excellent8 Sep 2020
Pros: YesCons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent31 Aug 2020
Pros: easy drop offCons: was pressured into buying insurance even though my credit card covered it
8.0 Excellent31 Aug 2020
Pros: Everything in the car worked, EZPass on hand.Cons: Interior odors ,
2.0 Mediocre30 Aug 2020
Pros: There was no car rental for Alamo at Newark. It was Enterprise and it was cancelled right after it was made as I requested a different airport pickup and for reason the system routes me to Newark instead of LGA. Do not charge me for that rental as it was cancelled and I have the cancellation email.Cons: Having the car at the correct airport.
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
10.0 Excellent21 Oct 2019
Pros: The staff was very quick, helpful and informative. The whole process was quick and painless. Drop off was also easy.Cons: THAT PARKING GARAGE needs larger spaces.
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2019
Pros: Very friendly staff, not pushy, offers drop off after car return. Provides number to local office to call in case of concerns.
10.0 Excellent1 Oct 2019
Cons: The staff there were incredibly helpful! Thanks everyone.
6.0 Good13 Sep 2019
Pros: The agent who finally helped was professionalCons: Could have showed how the phone syncs with car for safety. Random how u drop off the car 2 agents prior to the 3rd ignored me Too pushy in trying up sales when showing the car Said I was the 1st to drive car and an open bag of Flaming Cheetos was in the middle console —GROSS
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
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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!
3.6 Mediocre4 Jul 2019
Pros: Nothing about it. Would never rent from them again or use Kayak!Cons: Being upfront and honest about your pricing and not changing it and adding another $150 the price I got quoted for.
6.0 Good28 Jun 2019
Pros: No-hassle pick-up; easy drop-off.Cons: The car itself. I thought it would have been better.
5.6 Okay16 Apr 2019
Pros: The pick-up was a nightmare and I do not use that term often. Two people at the counter. Six customers in line for cars. It took one hour of waiting to serve six customers with reservations. They could not find the reservation even with my confirmed email in hand, then charged a higher priceCons: Three things. One training, Two more staff. Three upgrade that embarrassing computer system. No modern company uses such antiquated software. I even felt bad for the undertrained person tabbing slowly through the screens. Good drop-off in day though and corrected the error.
3.2 Mediocre25 Jan 2019
Pros: The car had no issues.Cons: I originally booked it at 108$ to when I went to check in he said he could not charge me cause my card isn’t swiping and then asked if I have another card which I did not have at the time. So my girlfriend who is 24 and a half ( I’m 25) offered her card. He then said that will not work and said we h
Pros: Both at pick up and drop off, the people I spoke with to help me were excellent, very polite and helpful.Cons: It would have been a time saver if I was told that the drop off at PBI was shared with Hertz Rental, there was no signage, since Covid I was told everything has been combined.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jun 2020
Pros: Nothing I will never use your service againCons: Everything, the rental process was a disaster, fake price , could not cancel, unbelievable bad.
4.4 Okay10 Dec 2019
Pros: Drop-off very easy.Cons: The person that attended us in Newark kept including add-ons as if we didn't have a choice with the final price being 4x what the online price had been. Luckily we understood what was happening in time and decided against the better car, gasoline charge, extra insurance (we had already paid for one online through the website), E-Z pass, etc.. Still, we ended up paying double the amount to add a second driver. I would have chose that already online if it was more clearly presented on the website.
9.2 Excellent1 Dec 2019
Pros: Easy pickup and drop off. Polite staff.
8.0 Excellent12 Nov 2019
Pros: drop off was great.Cons: pick up was repetitive. difficult to understand agent
5.6 Okay8 Oct 2019
Cons: I reserved car for aproximately 90$, but got 134$ bill at reception desk
4.0 Okay22 Jul 2019
Pros: Car was solidCons: Took over an hour to check-in / get car, and price was significantly higher than quoted.
5.2 Okay30 Jun 2019
Cons: The car pickup was horrific. Two apathetic disinterested desk attendants waiting on line of 20 customers with an average wait of 15 minutes per customer. Non priority customers crashing the line, no control or pushback. Same issue in DIA with Dollar two months back. Will not use them again.
10.0 Excellent19 Apr 2019
Pros: The staff was super friendly at both Newark and Philly airports.
8.0 Excellent10 Apr 2019
Pros: The staff was super friendly and the drip off process was really easy.
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!
2.0 Mediocre12 Sep 2020
Cons: I got charged twice for the same rental and now can't bet a hold of anyone to fix this
7.6 Good6 Sep 2020
Pros: Great car and easy drop-off.Cons: frustrating pick-up and customer service experience.
5.6 Okay24 Aug 2020
Pros: The process didn’t take long and it wasn’t a hassleCons: The price of the rental was outrageous
4.8 Okay22 Jul 2020
Pros: Drop off was super easyCons: Hadbto wait 3 hours on line to pick up my car
2.0 Mediocre15 Jun 2020
Pros: NothingCons: There was a line of 20 people waiting to get their cars, which did not move. I waited for 30 minutes, during which TWO customers were helped, before making another reservation with Avis, who was able to get me a car in 15 minutes. The Budget attendant was not moving with any perceivable urgency, and was not wearing a mask during any encounter with customers. Budget over-rented for a limited amount of cars, and employees showed blatant disregard for customers' safety during a GLOBAL PANDEMIC. Will never rent from Budget again.
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2020
Pros: NothingCons: Customer service. Rude and didn’t seem to be interested working. Completely helpless
8.8 Excellent19 Dec 2019
Pros: Super easy drop off.Cons: Ran out of wiper fluid
9.2 Excellent7 Sep 2019
Pros: Fast check in and check outCons: The car we rented needed an odor freshener
8.8 Excellent28 Jun 2019
Pros: Drop off was very convenientCons: All was good
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.
5.2 Okay25 Jun 2019
Pros: Car was decently cleanCons: When we walked to the bay to find our car someone else was driving away with the car we were supposed to take. We went in to wait in line again for another car. When we returned the car there was no one to receive us, no clear indication of where to go, and no one at the indoor counter.
8.8 Excellent8 Jun 2019
Pros: The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.Cons: We were told several times someone would be right with us but me and my husband had to wait about 20 min before we were actually helped. This was my only issue.
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 ?
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.
8.0 Excellent21 Aug 2019
Pros: Car was fine.Cons: Looooongg wait in line for the car checkout.
7.2 Good25 Jul 2019
Pros: The car was well equipped and clean.Cons: After the paper work, nobody came to me and checked the car before my departure. This car had a dent in the rear right bumper. I did not have any accidents on my way to Norfolk, nobody bumped into me. When I stopped on my route, I was observing this car. Everything was OK, the alarm did not get off.
6.0 Good19 Jul 2019
Cons: They scam their customers and overcharge you.
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun 2019
Pros: drop off was okCons: At the pick up location, they did not recognise the insurance that we had paid for online and tried to sell us a much more expensive insurance. When we said that this was not our experience with other car rentals that we had done in the same month she asked us to go to the competition instead.
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
9.6 Excellent30 Apr 2018
Good experiencePros: Helpful, kind staff. Quick pickup and return. Clean car in great condition. A lotCons: A little more direction at car return would have been good but it all worked out.
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.
2.0 Mediocre18 Feb 2019
Pros: There was nothing pleasant about my experience with this rental service. Choose another.Cons: The staff (very rude) had given away my reservation after waiting at the airport for 45 mins for the shuttle. After pleading my case, I was given a limited amount of miles that I was able to drive. The hour listed online are wrong.
Pros: Friendly staff on both ends of the transactionCons: Not much... if anything the windscreen wipers were old
10.0 Excellent21 Nov 2020
Pros: The kindest, smiling staff!Cons: Cannot think of one thing!
10.0 Excellent11 Nov 2020
Pros: Staff was great!
9.6 Excellent9 Nov 2020
Pros: Friendly staff - Fiona was a true pro - knowledgeable, accommodating and efficient. Same with the man I dropped off.Cons: Great experience overall but could use more staff as pickup was a bit slow.
10.0 Excellent11 Oct 2020
Pros: Loved the car! Staff was extremely nice1
5.6 Okay10 Oct 2020
Pros: The staff kept pushing insurance, even after I informed them that I had purchased the insurance offered to me whilst booking the vehicle. I am not a fan of pushy agents.Cons: If you don’t like pushing add-on staff, avoid Sixt like the plague!
9.2 Excellent28 Sep 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly and accomodating.Cons: Drop off signage at Newark airport not very clear.
2.4 Mediocre19 Aug 2020
Cons: Pick up time. They were overworked and couldn’t handle the number of customers. Car smelled like cigarettes. I could go on
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.
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.
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 £40 or less
Book your car hire in Newark at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Premium car hires in Newark are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car 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 car hire in Newark costs £50 per day.
Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Newark.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Sixt (£24/day), Ace (£35/day) and Dollar (£57/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Newark are Alamo (8.6, 499 reviews), Enterprise (8.3, 379 reviews), and Avis (8.0, 87 reviews).
A Economy car hire in Newark costs £42 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Newark costs £56 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Newark costs £53 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 £350 per week (£50 per day).
On average a car hire in Newark costs £1,498 per month (£50 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.