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Newport News, VA, United States
2 Nov — 9 Nov
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Newport News, VA, United States
Tue 2/11
Tue 9/11
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Newport News car hire information

Pick-up locationNewport News
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, People carrier, Pick-up truck, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations13
Airport locations7
Popular agenciesAvis, Enterprise, Budget

Cheap car hire in Newport News

People carrier£216/day
Intermediate SUV£192/day
Standard SUV£216/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Newport News car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
7.6 Good (65 reviews)
2 locations in Newport News
Locations in Newport News
  • 7.5
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Sep 2021
Easy check in. Nice car. Some companies try to get rid of an old vehicle or one with problems on a 1-way rental. That was not an issue with this vehicle. I have done a fair amount of traveling using rental cars and this went very smoothly.
1.9 Horrible6 Jul 2021
I reserved a car for Saturday July 18, 2021 for 12 noon. I was told to pick-up at Newport News airport. When I arrived at 11:30am, the Hertz was no longer there. I was directed to another, but by the time I got there at 12:07pm, it had closed at 12 noon. I was never alerted that they closed at 12 noon. And furthermore, why would you book someone a car at closing. I booked a room at the Hilton in D.C. for $169 which I could not get a refund for, never got a rental car cause hertz is closed on Sunday. Which my room was for Saturday anyway. Hertz did refund my $359, but I never received the $55 for the insurance on the rental. Thanks Hertz... I flew my wife from Louisiana to Virginia to have a romantic Father's Day in D.C., only to lose money and be stuck in Virginia. Terrible Service. Never Again. About $230 waisted due to poor communication and service. My wife could've stayed home for that, not to mention the flight amongst other things. 😤😡🤬
2.0 Mediocre4 Jul 2021
Drop-off was easy and pleasantVehicle was not ready for pickup, customer service was awful, and ended up in a vehicle smaller than I'd reserved/ paid for. In addition, vehicle had minor service issues and needed attention
8.0 Excellent13 Apr 2021
Staff is good and my Malibu was good for our purposes.They could have explained a few things about the car. I struggled to learn how some things worked.
6.4 Good10 Oct 2020
The vehicle was shaking very bad on the highway
9.2 Excellent27 Sep 2020
Staff was great, efficient. Car was a good ride.Someone had smoked in the vehicle and it smelled of deodorized stale cigarette smoke.
8.8 Excellent31 Dec 2019
Staff was fine. The vehicle was clean.I wish they had a way to pick me up, or deliver the vehicle. Not a huge deal.
2.0 Mediocre29 Oct 2019
Customer service was helpful with the refund.I arrived 10 minutes late for my reservation and the Hertz employee wouldn’t release my vehicle, despite the fact that I had prepaid. Customer service assured me that the reservation would be held for 2 hours, but the nearest Hertz location didn’t have any vehicles available.
9.6 Excellent18 Oct 2019
Staff was amazing at both pick up and drop off, a vast improvement from past experiences.
8.4 Excellent11 Oct 2019
Really nice vehicle, clean and roomy would definitely recommend and would use this site again for future use.When returning the vehicle employee's were not around causing a delay in getting help returning car.
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Rated no. 2
7.3 Good (40 reviews)
1 location in Newport News
Locations in Newport News
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6.0 Good26 Apr 2021
Staff was very professional and efficient.The car was very worn, seats were stained, loud, uncomfortable. I thought I was getting a volkswagon jetta but ended up with a toyota corrolla. It looked like it had been just returned from a college road trip.
10.0 Excellent18 Jun 2020
All good..Easy airport..Directions didn’t really make it clear that the check in was in the airport..Had to call and get help finding where to pick up..
8.4 Excellent20 Dec 2019
The drop off was very easy and convenient. The staff member came right to my door.I reserved a compact car but the company only had large suv available. This was not reflected on the website.
9.6 Excellent6 Nov 2019
8.0 Excellent20 Sep 2019
Made us wait to exactly 6 to pick up the carI had to put a quart of oil in the car and the service light came on while on the trip
6.0 Good23 May 2019
The Budget rental itself was fine.Misleading sign-up. Said I would not have to pay until at the rental car counter. But charged $12 immediately for Allianz, although it said $9. Thought it was for accident protection but it was for cancelation insurance or something. Will never use Kayak again for rental cars.
5.2 Okay1 Apr 2019
The original pricyfor rental of a small suv for 3 days was $126.00, with bumper to bumper coverage was an $35 a day ( full comprehensive was $72 a day), oh and would you like road side assistance coverage ($10 per day) ripped off $273 for 3 days!
5.6 Okay21 Feb 2019
The gentleman that assisted me with exchanging a vehicle I was given was very kind and helpful.When I picked up the initial rental it had a flat tire, after I put air in the tire the flat tire indicator did not go off so I went back to exchange it for another vehicle. It would be more helpful if the vehicles are inspected prior to being issued to potential renters.
3.6 Mediocre19 Jun 2018
Needed to extend my contract. Was easier to return the car, and rent another from a competitor.
7.2 Good30 May 2017
Staff were very friendly and helpful.Car had been smoked in previously and still had a faint smoke smell
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Rated no. 3
8.1 Excellent (16 reviews)
5 locations in Newport News
Locations in Newport News
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun 2021
Kayak which is considered a third party does not transfer their reservations bookings over to Enterprise. I was not ever get my 12 passenger van for a planned vacation trip. Devastating. Called Multiple times to Customer service and never had a live person to assist me with how could something like this could happen. Enterprise advised me to never book through a 3rd party but to call the rental office personally to see if they have any available information on your requested vehicle. This was a horrible experience and so very stressful.
2.0 Mediocre15 Jun 2021
I thing!!!Getting the SUV I reserved!! Never again will I use enterprise!!!!
9.6 Excellent15 May 2019
High price
8.0 Excellent18 Aug 2017
The quick & nice service also the price was also reasonableOnly thing was that the car wasn't cleaned (detailed)
10.0 Excellent30 Mar 2017
great people at enterprisehad to drive a beastly ford expedition
7.2 Good5 Oct 2016
The car we received was a perfect size. I love the gas mileage it got. We didn't have to spend a great deal of money on gas and time stopping to get gas. Helpful people at the airport and at the place we actually got the car from.We did not know that the car rental place was not at the airport and there was not a shuttle to the place we had to pick up our car. That was a big shocker. The young lady at the airport called the place that we rented the car from and we were well taken care of. The car windows were so dirty that we couldn't see out of them at night. We had asked the guy who cleans the car to clean them again but even his second round of cleaning was terrible. He acted as if we were putting him out.
7.6 Good14 Aug 2016
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Rated no. 4
7.8 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in Newport News
Locations in Newport News
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10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2021
Tires were bald and needs an alignment
10.0 Excellent19 Jun 2020
I actually flew to norfolk. Made the reservation for the wrong place. They helped me switch it without any trouble
6.0 Good14 Aug 2019
The staff at Ronald Reagan Airport was extremely helpful, and Ms. Benita's customer service skills are excellent.The car we reserved and expected to drive in Newport News was unavailable and we had to drive to DC to get one that would work for us, which was very frustrating and time consuming.
6.0 Good1 Apr 2019
I had reserved a small or compact car (I hate driving large vehicles on unfamiliar roads). They offered me an F150 (large pickup) or a van! They were good enough to at least get me a large SUV, which was less of a pain but far from what I had reserved.
6.0 Good17 Oct 2018
Car was good. No hassle picking upReturn. There were three staff members visible around the counter all of whom were talking to someone on cellphones. I had to wait 15 minutes before one young lady was kind enough to talk to me
2.0 Mediocre23 Sep 2018
Non cancel cancelHotwire said i can cancel any time. When i tried to cancel online an hour before pickup time, it says cancel window has expired. I did not call them because i am hard of hearing and i have better things to do
10.0 Excellent3 Oct 2017
Quick drop off process
8.0 Excellent12 Jun 2017
8.8 Excellent12 Apr 2016
Tire pressureLow tire pressure alarm sounded on the second day of our rental. I checked the air pressure in all four tires - over 50 psi in three tires and less than 25 in the fourth. Obviously, this is a safety issue that could have resulted in a blow out. Avis' staff should perform simple checks like this (also oil and other fluids) as a part of their prep.
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Rated no. 5
7.8 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Newport News
Locations in Newport News
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2.0 Mediocre23 Sep 2019
Staff was niceThey didn’t have convertible that I booked. I had planned it use as a photo prop with several different parties and had change everything. Not sure who’s at fault but taking 3 hours on a Saturday to go get the car only to find out less than 4 hours prior to the plans that it was not there!
1 location in Newport News
Locations in Newport News
Recent reviews
1 location in Newport News
Locations in Newport News
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143 travellers who hired a car in Newport News gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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Car hire excess insurance in Newport News

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

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 Newport News 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 Newport News.


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 Newport News car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Newport News

  • It is highly recommended that visitors rent a car during their time in Newport News, as that really is the only way to get around the city. Public transportation is quite lacking and only offers limited service during evenings and on weekends. For instance, if you want to visit Sandy Bottom Nature Park, it is just a 10-minute drive of 4.7 miles. On the bus, however, it can take upwards of 30 minutes.
  • If you are like most arrivals landing at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, then you are likely planning on picking up a hire car there. For such travelers, you can find the hire car desks located in the baggage claim area.
  • Due to the suburban nature of Newport News, pedestrians are very common throughout the city. As a result, jaywalking is also a normal occurrence and drivers should keep their eyes open for any unexpected street crossers. Jaywalking occurs most often on Newport News’ smaller streets and in residential areas.
  • Newport News, while not on the same level as neighboring Norfolk, still has its fair share of rush hour traffic, particularly during the work week. On most days, the morning rush hour usually picks up at around 6:30-7:00 a.m. and cools down by around 9:00 a.m., while the afternoon rush comes at around 4:00 p.m. and lasts until 6:00 p.m. As far as roads to avoid, the US 17, I-64, and I-664 bridges are major bottlenecks during rush hour and drivers should time their crossings accordingly to avoid the traffic.
  • Book your car hire in Newport News at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Newport News are around 0% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Newport News

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Enterprise (£101/day), National (£106/day) and Budget (£109/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Enterprise 900 Bland Blvd 23602-4347 (4 miles from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Newport News are Enterprise (8.2, 58 reviews), and Hertz (7.6, 69 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Newport News is £2.67 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £32 and £43, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Newport News.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Newport News costs £55 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Newport News costs £32 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Newport News costs £86 per day, on average.

  • As with most cities in the U.S., large, small, and medium-sized cars are all perfectly suited for driving in Newport News. Most of the roads in the city are large and drivers should have absolutely no issues navigating them, even in the most oversized vehicles. Finding parking spots for large cars is also a breeze, thanks to the more than adequately-sized parking spots in the city.

  • Speed limits in Newport News start on the low end with residential roads, which have speed limits between 20 to 35 mph. Urban roads, on the other hand, go up to 50 mph. In rural areas, the speed limit goes all the way up to 60 mph, especially in the case of divided rural roads. The highest speed limits are found on interstates, which have speed limits of up to 70 mph.

  • Drivers in Newport News can expect to pay an average of $1.95 per gallon of gas, which, for U.S. Petrolprices, is on the lower end of the spectrum.

  • Parking garages and private parking lots are the main go-to option for drivers in the downtown area of Newport News. On-street parking is available throughout the area, but it can be difficult to find an available spot during business hours. Aside from parking garages, most businesses will also have parking available for customers. Paid parking in Newport News typically starts out at $1.00 to $2.00 per hour.