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Princeton car hire information

Pick-up locationPrinceton
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Hire locations9
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Princeton

  • Princeton is conveniently located within driving distance of various popular destinations. With a car hire in Princeton, you can easily visit nearby cities like Philadelphia or New York City, explore neighbouring towns, or take day trips to attractions such as the Jersey Shore or the Delaware Water Gap. If you're travelling to Princeton for business purposes, having a hire car provides convenience and flexibility. You can easily commute to meetings, conferences, or other business-related activities without relying on public transportation or taxis.
  • Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) is the closest airport to Princeton, and it is a smaller regional airport serving primarily domestic flights. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): Newark Liberty International Airport is located about 45 miles northeast of Princeton. It is a major international airport serving the New York City metropolitan area. Princeton car hire companies can be found at two designated car hire stations, namely Station P3 and Station P2. To access these stations, passengers arriving at Newark Airport can utilise the free AirTrain service. Avis and Budget are two options that have their desks located at the Newark Airport.
  • Princeton is home to Princeton University, and there are several schools in the area. Exercise caution when driving near these areas, especially during school arrival and dismissal times, when there may be increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Also, New Jersey experiences different weather conditions throughout the year, including snowstorms, heavy rain, and fog. Adjust your driving behaviour to accommodate these conditions, such as reducing speed and increasing following distance.
  • The typical rush hours in Princeton are on weekdays from around 07:00 to 09:30 in the morning and from 16:00 to 18:00 in the evening.  Route 1 is a major roadway running through Princeton, and it can experience congestion during peak hours, particularly near key intersections and commercial zones. The stretch between Nassau Street and Carnegie Center Boulevard is often busy. The vicinity of Princeton University, including Nassau Street and its surrounding roads, can have increased traffic, especially during school days and when events are taking place on campus.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Princeton for £42 or less
  • Book your car hire in Princeton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Princeton are around 72% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Princeton

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Princeton?

    On average a car hire in Princeton costs £50 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Princeton?

    The average price of fuel in Princeton is £3.05 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £37 and £49, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Princeton?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Princeton.

  • Which car hire agencies are at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    Car hire companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Ace, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Newark airport (EWR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Newark airport include Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Ace, Alamo, Sixt and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car hire agencies are at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz and Sixt.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    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, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Newark airport (EWR)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from LaGuardia airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Princeton?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Princeton?

    An Intermediate car hire in Princeton costs £64 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Princeton?

    An Economy car hire in Princeton costs £40 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Princeton?

    A Compact car hire in Princeton costs £28 per day, on average.

  • How much does a car hire in Princeton cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Princeton costs £351 per week (£50 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Princeton cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Princeton costs £1,505 per month (£50 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Princeton?

    Most car hire providers in Princeton offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Princeton, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Princeton?

    There are a few factors to keep in mind while deciding the type of car hire in Princeton. Princeton is a small town with well-maintained roads and a mix of urban and suburban areas. Opting for a compact or mid-size car is often recommended for navigating through the town's streets and finding parking in crowded areas. These types of cars offer good manoeuvrability and are efficient for daily commuting and exploring the surrounding areas. Additionally, fuel-efficient vehicles are advantageous for cost-effectiveness and reducing environmental impact.

  • What is the speed limit in Princeton?

    In most residential areas, the default speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted. School zones in Princeton typically have reduced speed limits during certain hours, such as during school arrival and dismissal times. These reduced speed limits are usually posted and are typically 15 mph to 20 mph. On major roads and highways that pass through Princeton, the speed limits can vary. It is important to pay attention to posted speed limit signs on these roads. For example, on Route 1, the speed limit can range from 40 to 55 mph, depending on the specific section and signage.

  • Where are the best places to park my car hire in Princeton?

    Central Princeton is a lively and busy area with significant traffic, which can make finding parking a source of frustration and difficulty. However, Princeton provides ample parking options to address this issue. There are on-street metered parking spaces available in Central Princeton, which cost around $1.75 per hour (£0.35) on 3 Hours Metres streets, including Nassau Street and Witherspoon Street, and $1.00 (£0.71) per hour for streets with All Day Metres, or All Day Pat Stations like William Street or Olden Street. You can also find three large parking garages. The Municipal Garage is located next to the Princeton Public Library on Spring Street. The other two garages are privately owned and situated on Chambers Street and Hulfish Street, close to Halo Pub.

Princeton car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.9

Wonderful

7 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.7

One location in Princeton

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Locations in Princeton

272 Alexander St

+1 609 524 0997

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great Staff!!

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

staff were friendly and prompt. nice car and convenient location

Cons:

I searched for SUV on Kayak and found a good rate on SUV for the dates I needed. I got to location and was informed that "their" rate was for a standard car, not SUV, and the only "standard" car they had was tiny. They gave me a discount on a very nice SUV. More $ than I planned, but nice car

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful. Pickup was efficient.

1 out of 1

Budget

7.8

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.5

2 locations in Princeton

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Locations in Princeton

14 Lower Harrison Street

+1 609 452 2732

Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

41 Airpark Road

+1 609 917 2000

Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

After booking a week in advance, Budget called me less than an hour before pickup to inform me they didn’t have a car for me, and likely wouldn’t. No offers to help find something else, just sorry and good luck.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

If they had a car for me it would have made my trip a lot easier. Budget call the night before and said they would not have a car for me and it was too late to try to get a car from a more reliable source. Never Again

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Nice clean car. Quick checkout and dropoff.

Cons:

Kind of pricey for the location/car category. Could be because of summer..

5.2 Fair

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Budget overbooks, car was not available.

9.6 Wonderful

Sept 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I loved that I was able to make a last-minute booking on Labor Day. The car was comfortable and clean and handled great.

Cons:

It was difficult to get someone to answer the phone even during business hours. I was trying to confirm for several days that the location would be open on the holiday. Also $48 a day is a bit steeper than I am used to.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Friendly staff, exactly the car we needed for the trip and everything went very smoothly.

1 out of 4

Avis

7.0

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in Princeton

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Locations in Princeton

14 Lower Harrison Street

+1 609 452 8285

Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

41 Airpark Road

+1 609 924 4100

Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
I was able to get a on 2 hrs time on Sunday without pre booking.Good.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful with arranging for a ride to the Pep Boys where my car was being repaired.

Cons:

It would be nice if courtesy pick-ups or drop offs were included. Many rental agencies include this service.

8.0 Very Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

convenient location.

Cons:

The gas tank was only partially filled. Had to go back and get it corrected on the rental agreement.

9.2 Wonderful

Sept 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Someone arrived about 15 minutes after the designated drop off time. There were no issues raised about the delayed drop off - person on duty accepted the drop off without any questions or concerns.

Cons:

No one was there at the designated drop off time.

8.0 Very Good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Price

8.0 Very Good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Employees were arguing in checking out the car. Felt like their strife spilled over into the car. Turning in the car was great.

1 out of 5

Hertz

5.4

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.7

Value for money

5.5

5 locations in Princeton

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Locations in Princeton

100 Nassau Park

+1 609 890 0162

Opening times not available

102 Carnegie Ctr Rt 1

+1 609 452 9548

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

777 Scudders Mill Road

+1 732 297 1588

Opening times not available

875 State Road

+1 609 236 2175

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Route 206 & Province Line Road

+1 609 890 0162

Opening times not available

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4.4 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Could not provide type of vehicle reserved. Vehicle sensors displayed incorrectly. Debit card policy buried in fine print Total inflexibility at location and from remote management. Necessitated return trip with credit card. Will never rent from Hertz again.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

better car for less money, they give me suv instead of a sedan/

5.6 Fair

Sept 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The reservation shouldn’t have gone through because the pick up time I requested was when the office closed. So I paid for an extra day without using the car at all.

Cons:

Making it clear that the office closed at 7pm

2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything

2.0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

Employees constantly leave prior to scheduled closing time. I was unable to get my rental car because even though I arrived prior to their stated closing time, the employees had already left for the day.

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Crowded and very slow at pickup. Inexperienced staff on duty. Waited in wrong line because Hertz desk wasn't readily obvious.

Cons:

Drip off was smoother. Different CSR.

1 out of 6

77 travellers who hired a car in Princeton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near Princeton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£50/day

Good deal

£42/day

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Car hire insurance in Princeton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Princeton car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Princeton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Princeton car hire.