Car hire at Newark Airport

Car hire at Newark Airport

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Newark, NJ, United States - Newark
14 Jul — 21 Jul
Same drop-off
Newark, NJ, United States - Newark
Thu 14/7
Noon
Thu 21/7
Noon
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Cheap car hire in Newark Airport

Economy£45/day
Compact£43/day
Intermediate£41/day
Standard£44/day
Full-size£44/day
Premium£52/day
Luxury£52/day
Supplier choice£48/day
Intermediate SUV£48/day
Standard SUV£52/day
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Newark Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (384 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Alamo
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent19 Apr 2022
Great pickup/drop off experience. Car ran well and was clean for the most part. Car smelled like marijuana a bit. They gave us a discount for the inconvenience. 👍
4.0 Okay27 Mar 2022
When calling to ask if I can leave my car there when I pick up the rental nobody could give me a straight answer even after multiple calls. On the day of when I called I was told I couldn't. I could've been better prepared if I was told ahead of time. Really unprofessional
10.0 Excellent28 Feb 2022
The truck I rented had a concerning sound, but drove fine. Alamo rep Robert provided great customer service once I explained the situation. Will rent again.
2.0 Mediocre24 Jan 2022
Kayak told me that I will be charged 250 but I was charged 401$.
4.0 Okay4 Jan 2022
Staff could have been more helpful, and a little less unprofessional on some accounts when I went for the pickup. When I was standing at the counter it took ages to get the documentation done as the staff was rather interesting in chatting among themselves than paying attention to the customer. Otherwise, overall experience with the car itself was fine, I would give 5 stars on that account.
10.0 Excellent27 Dec 2021
Easy pickup and drop off
2.0 Mediocre25 Dec 2021
Way overcharged initially as the system had a booking of 25 hours rather than 24. When asked, the agent stated that there are extra taxes and fees that are “never correct” when initially booked. My daughter rented the car (I had reserved it) so she didn’t know how to answer. Also we had changed the rental to an earlier date but and were charged for insurance twice. The initial charged (two days for 24 hours) was not accepted by Alamo when we changed the date of the rental.
10.0 Excellent30 Nov 2021
Good service, good car. Great mileage
2.0 Mediocre21 Nov 2021
Charged different (higher) amount than reservation. When I called to tell them, they never got back to me. At drop off, I never got an email receipt as promised
10.0 Excellent24 Jul 2021
Everything was great!
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.5 Good (107 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Hertz
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2022
Everything was good!
8.0 Excellent25 May 2022
Our flight was delayed by over 3 hours. The customer representative was awesome and took care of us at 2 am. Thank you!
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2022
I waited for nearly two hours to pick up my rental car. I lost two hours of driving back from Newark to Detroit because I had to wait in line just to pick up my reserved car. It was honestly kind of a nightmare, and the only good thing about the experience is that the customer service reps were extremely nice. When I got in line, there were only two people working the desk; by the time I made it to the front of the line, there were four.
2.0 Mediocre17 May 2022
First time using Hertz due to specific SUV requirements that our usual provider did not have available. Pick up was fine and smooth enough. We received the correct vehicle. After an hour of operation, it began producing oil service notifications that persisted the whole trip across country, though oil levels were fine. A previous driver must have had pets as their were flees present in the vehicle. Overall, it got us where we wanted and didn't break down. Fine. Return on other end of country was another matter. The Hertz return location was locked and unstaffed when we arrived at 10am. After waiting 20 minutes, we contacted phone support, who wanted us to take the car to another location (at our time and gas expense, of course). After explaining that wasn't going to work for us, their proposal was to lock the keys in the vehicle and we would be charged a "locked vehicle" fee for the privilege of returning the vehicle safely. After 45min the attendant returned; Hertz had sent him to take care of an issue elsewhere, leaving the location unmanned. After an hour ordeal to get the car returned, and experiencing alternately incompetent and price gauging phone customer service, I'll never use Hertz for a rental again. Just garbage.
8.0 Excellent14 May 2022
The rental price was lower than their competition and there were no issues with the vehicle or service.
2.0 Mediocre7 Apr 2022
Thay give me an old suv Dos not worth the Money
8.0 Excellent1 Apr 2022
Picking the car up in Newark, NJ was very good and smooth. Returning the car in Reading, PA was a disaster. I was told when I originally booked the car, I would get a ride to my residence. When I dropped the car off, it was a whole different story. I asked if I could get a ride back to my home and I was told we do not do that. I asked the Agent if he could call me a cab and he said No, they do not do that. He told me he would give me a list of numbers for cab companies. Needless to say I had to wait over an hour for a cab outside in the freezing cold. I should not be surprised I lived in Reading most of my life and these people are to put it nicely a_ _ holes.
2.0 Mediocre18 Dec 2018
Counter representative was polite and nice.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
They go out of their way at each step to make the entire process smooth.
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2018
Great customer service and so easy to check in and check out. Car was new and clean. Great value.
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Rated no. 3
Avis
7.5 Good (114 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Avis
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.0 Good3 Jul 2022
We already had car insurance when we rented the car, when we picked up the car they said we needed a different insurance, making it twice as expensive. Then we ordered the toll program and was reassured that we wouldn’t need to pay any tolls with it. This wasn’t true and we ended up spending more money than we would have just paying for the tolls outright.
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2022
Car was exceptional (brand new convertible Mustang) and pick up and return were easy. I was charged exactly what I was told to expect and there were no surprises at all.
4.0 Okay17 Jun 2022
The car was dirty in and out, had 53,000 miles, had various damage areas, and the engine light came on.
10.0 Excellent5 Jun 2022
Everything was perfect
10.0 Excellent31 May 2022
Very easy process. Long line for pick up but perhaps it was due to Memorial Day weekend. Nice and helpful staff.
6.0 Good22 May 2022
Everything was good other than that they put a $200 hold on my credit without informing me.
8.0 Excellent22 May 2022
Airport to airport pick & drop was a little cumbersome. Rest all was excellent.
4.0 Okay15 May 2022
Got stuck with an old car that got a flat tire. Felt like no shocks and was in bad shape. Bad experience
2.0 Mediocre19 Apr 2022
We couldn’t get car because we only had debit card with a Visa logo.
10.0 Excellent12 Apr 2022
Easy & fast pickup.
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Rated no. 4
Thrifty
7.2 Good (143 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay25 Apr 2022
Pick up was very odd. The lady who was helping to check us in was alternating between rude and falling asleep. Also didn’t ask us any of the questions our neighbors were being asked (ie: would you like ez pass). Moved so as molasses, scolded me after taking my credit card out after legitimately 5 minutes in the machine. Offered us a Yaris but she herself had no idea what that was. Very odd experience.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jan 2022
Car had issues: check engine light on, broken cruise control, broken volume knob, tailgate didn't close.
2.0 Mediocre6 Dec 2021
No one answered the phone to verify close time. My flight was delayed and by the time I got in, they were closed and the lights were out.
7.9 Good17 Aug 2021
Was easy and simple
1.9 Horrible8 Aug 2021
I didn't use Thrifty. I used Budget. There was a line of about 10-15 people, almost out the door or the building. When I finally get to the counter I was told they didn't have any cars left, so I would have to wait. After a short period they said they found a car for me. They didn't ask if I wanted insurance. The didn't ask if I wanted to fill the gas, or have them fill for a fee. They didn't ask if I wanted to use the transponder for tolls(which didn't work). They didn't tell me why the charge was $500 instead of $250 for a 2 day rental. I had to ask all those questions. I was given a receipt and told a parking spot number. The vehicle had significant roof damage and some dents/scratches to the front end. They never provided any instructions. They did not tell me I had to open the door on the toll transponder to use it. When I did open it, it didn't work. Budget might as well get rid of all the people they have working and set up a couple kiosks. It would be faster and more informative, as I felt like I was asking all the questions and doing all the work anyway.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2021
disaster waiting in line for 1.5 hrs with 6 people in lineneed faster and more customer service reps will not use thrifty in newark again
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2021
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
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.The pick up line at the airport was very long. Thrifty could take debit cards,
8.0 Excellent20 Feb 2021
It would great if someone was there to provide directions
9.2 Excellent15 Oct 2020
The priceThe check in line was very long
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Rated no. 5
Budget
6.8 Good (233 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Budget
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre5 Jul 2022
the car was very dirty - food on the inside, lots of first on the outside. I was charged more than what the kayak quote told me it would be, by $140. because of "taxes. Next time I will pay in advance and avoid using budget if possible. You lost trust.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jun 2022
The most horrible experience, broken engine, no normal road assistance, cigarettes smell in the car. I have 3 little kids and should travel on this car about 10 hours upstate. Horrible, exhausted experience
10.0 Excellent26 May 2022
Very easy to get a rental. Air tram brings you to P3 which is where all the rental cars are. I booked the car at the airport, took the tram and my car was ready. Very easy pickup and drop off and staff were helpful and friendly.
6.0 Good25 May 2022
It took quite a while getting out of the Newark airport because the attendant didn’t show up to work that day. I also only started with a half tank of fuel (which I didn’t realize until after I left) but was expected to return the car full. Lastly, the high beams only worked intermittently because of a loose connection. That’s not something you’d know unless you drove it so I don’t fault the company for that. I let them know at drop-off.
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2022
The person sitting at the counter was absolutely awful to me. - He asked me to provide him with a US address and after I told him I didn't live in the United States he just said "the system asks me for a US address, so give me one. it is not my problem if you don't have one" - Asked for my phone number and when I asked "to fulfil what requirement?" -I have a U.S sim card I got when I landed in the US to use locally, but my credit card is linked to a different number- he just kept repeating he needed a phone number, without responding my question. - Every time I asked him to explain something he would just repeat exactly what he had said before, even when I asked him specific questions about what that meant. - He ended up ignoring me and talking to my partner instead, asking him to tell me things, as if I was invisible. When I asked him why he was ignoring me, whether it was because I was a woman or latina, he just told my partner "can you tell her that I don't have anything against women, in fact I love women?" I would not recommend anyone to rent at this place. This individual ruined my experience, and should be fired for mistreatment. It is a service industry and they should provide a service, including good treatment.
4.0 Okay16 May 2022
ford escape. the car sucks.
6.0 Good24 Apr 2022
The setup at Newark is a bit messy, it's obviously under some construction. Signage at Terminal C needs improvement. Travelers were being turned away from the AirTran indicating that it was closed when in fact it was actively running.
8.0 Excellent10 Apr 2022
Fast and seamless. The tenant was really helpful at both drop off and pickup locations . The only thing was the bathroom was atrocious in Newark.
2.0 Mediocre3 Apr 2022
Beware that the rate given in the Priceline / Kayak reservation can be arbitrarily changed. Beware that the Taxes & Fees in the reservation are NOT all of the taxes and fees that you will pay; there will be additional fees when you collect the car. Beware that the daily rate of SLI insurance posted in the Budget website is not valid. I booked Budget because I thought I was getting a deal, in the end I had to pay about $15 more per day than expected. And the car reeked of cigarettes and not a drop of wiper fluid left.
10.0 Excellent27 Feb 2022
The service and the drop off were excellent
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
6.7 Good (213 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Dollar
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre5 Jul 2022
The pickup at Newark was inefficient and service near rude. I was given a car with cigarette burns in the seat and the smell in the car and via a/c vents made my child nauseous and ill. We could only drive with windows down and a/c off. To return would have taken a very long time and was unlikely to have a similar car / suv requested. It was unacceptable. I am calling for reduction in rate.
2.0 Mediocre29 Jun 2022
The vehicle which I reserved is not available by the time I reached the Newark Intl airport.
10.0 Excellent18 Jun 2022
All good, glad a car was available.
4.0 Okay9 May 2022
Not sure if this is a regular occurrence or a one time event (and we were unlucky) but there were a lot more customers than staff could handle. Line took over the whole rental car area (and weirdly there were almost no customers at the other rental companies). Waited about 90 minutes to get to the desk. Staff were polite and courteous but clearly overwhelmed by the number of people. Also I rented an eazy-pass that ended up not working.
8.0 Excellent6 Apr 2022
We arrived at a busy time so it took a long time to get the car. Many of the other renters didn’t appear to have things set up ahead of time and held up the line. An express counter for people with all the information pre prepared would be good. It took me less than 5 minutes to get checked in.
4.0 Okay6 Apr 2022
Picking up the car took forever. Unfriendly staff.
8.0 Excellent24 Mar 2022
Lower price
2.0 Mediocre9 Feb 2022
They gave us a car that has been recalled by the manufacturer. No 4 wheel drive and the car just didn’t function all that well.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jan 2022
Bad experience! The car they rented me literally died, the battery couldn't even be jumped by the roadside assistance they sent. I spent 3 hours on my daughter's 18th birthday waiting at the car, dealing with the AAA people who were excellent and professional. Then Dollar sent me an Uber to take me back to the airport rental center (30 minutes away) to get a replacement car and when I arrived, I had to wait in line with all the people coming for new rentals, then the rental person couldn't access my record (I had a case # I gave her) and asked me all these questions that were already asked and answered in the case record. She briefly yelled at me for leaving the car unattended with the car keys in it - which is EXACTLY what the Dollar people on the phone told me to do since it was dead, couldn't be jumped, and couldn't be towed from the garage with the tow truck that was sent since the garage height was too low for the truck. Finally they gave me a new car and it has no trunk, which I wanted since we were driving around cities (NYC, Boston) and I didn't want to leave luggage or bags visible in the car due to risk of break-ins. But at that point I was missing my daughter's birthday dinner and did not want to take even more time away to get back in line for a different car.
10.0 Excellent15 Dec 2021
kindness of representative--despite her being overworked--the lines were horrible and only 1 person at the counter---the car was ok--new but too small for me
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Rated no. 7
Payless
6.4 Good (167 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Payless
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good16 Jun 2022
I'm a Big guy and the vehicle was very tight i went back for a up grade but was told after one hour I could not up grade that was upsetting! I'm Disable so it was very uncomfortable!!!!
10.0 Excellent16 Jun 2022
Super easy to get to- took air Tran to Payless. Great customer service. Car was new and ready to go!
8.0 Excellent15 Jun 2022
We unexpectedly were given a Prius and got better than 55 miles to the gallon of expensive gas.
8.0 Excellent6 Jun 2022
alot of construction
2.0 Mediocre22 May 2022
Payless sign was tiny under a huge budget sign on a portable trailer in parking lot. Was impossible to see. I had to go to Alamo to pick up car as directed by Payless agent. I had Alamo paperwork. When I returned car to Alamo, they almost turned me away and said I had to go to Payless even though all the paperwork now said Alamo and that was location I picked car up from. How was a customer supposed to know that? Newark airport is a pit of sadness and the rental companies are just as bad there.
2.0 Mediocre24 Apr 2022
Customer service was abysmal. Car we requested was denied. Extra charges were implemented without my consent.
10.0 Excellent3 Apr 2022
Looks like a lot of construction going on. Hopefully when it is done you won’t have to go outside to check in. Great experience and no issues.
6.0 Good29 Dec 2021
Car was fine. Pick up process no problem. Returning car to Newark was a fiasco; the signage was terrible. We circled a couple times trying to figure out where to go, but finally gave up and returned the car to Avis. They laughed and helped us. Still not sure what signs we missed!
2.0 Mediocre8 Nov 2021
I did not receive the vehicle I was supposed to get upon pick up. I was really upset but I was running late and couldn’t dispute my rental situation due to the long lines at the counter
10.0 Excellent29 Oct 2021
Ok
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Rated no. 8
Advantage
6.1 Good (169 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Advantage
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 5.8
  • 6
Recent reviews
6.4 Good25 Oct 2019
Pickup process is terrible
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2019
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 goIt took forever to get to the car rental counter at Newark! Like 30+ minutes
8.0 Excellent30 Sep 2019
Easy drop-off, nice carNot the friendliest staff at pick-up or drop-off, tires needed air
8.0 Excellent16 Sep 2019
Yes. Staff was friendly and drop off was easy.It was pretty good
2.8 Mediocre9 Sep 2019
I was able to get a car same dayJust 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
Old car 50k miles with strange smell
5.2 Okay27 Aug 2019
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.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
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 frustratedMore people at the desk
2.0 Mediocre29 Jul 2019
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
they were very helpful and for a change, was a very good experience.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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Rated no. 9
Enterprise
8.8 Excellent (78 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Jun 2022
Start to finish, reservation, linking account, pickup, and return. Excellent. Goodbye hertz
8.0 Excellent19 Apr 2021
Can't remember. Adequate.Can't remember.
6.0 Good13 Sep 2019
The agent who finally helped was professionalCould 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
10.0 Excellent8 Jan 2019
Quick service, new vehicle and friendly associate at the garageNone
2.0 Mediocre14 Jul 2018
horrible customer service unfortunatelyThe carEverything else. It was extremely disappointing. They didnt process my contract even thought they promised me I could switch my credit card. They said they couldn’t get ahold of the other office and there was nothing they could do I and I should call them myself. I called and left messages and haven’t heard anything in 18 hours. They promised 24 and I’m not feeling confident about it. The associate literally didn’t even say sorry—it was such a bummer to spend money on that. Would really appreciate some sort of acknowledgement.
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2018
All was great!!
7.2 Good19 May 2018
Mediocre experienceCar (chevy impala) was very new and excellent.The dropoff guy was not interested about his job at all. The customer service was very poor, but in the pick up it was good. Would have been nice to know all the taxes and airport extra charges in advance.
10.0 Excellent25 Nov 2017
Inventory was limited when I rented so forced to upgrade and car was very nicePrice was high because holiday
10.0 Excellent14 Nov 2017
A brilliant serviceAfter having a previous bad spell with enterprise and moving to a competitor I decided to try a one day rental.. I was pleasantly surprised from the check in to the well trained and courteous staff to the quality of the car. Drop off was flexible and total experience was excellentIf you pick up a car at 4pm or whatever time drop off should be 24 hours or less to mike a day and should be expressly written. Drop off must not always be 12 noon as this is not a hotel service.. a day is a day and not a fraction of a day
9.6 Excellent27 Oct 2017
Fast dropp-on and dropp-off possibilities. We had a little problem with the car at dropp-on, Enterprise upgraded it immediately. .
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Rated no. 10
Sixt
6.5 Good (88 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Sixt
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2022
Waited for hour and a half for a car. Then told me there is no car for me. No availability through phone for VERY long time
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2022
Very professional and helpful! Great customer service.
4.0 Okay26 May 2022
(1) When I inquired whether I could upgrade to a hybrid, neither staff member knew what a hybrid car was. (2) Didn't offer a form for me to note pre-existing damages, and said one wasn't available when I inquired. (3) After I returned the car, they claimed that there's new damage when there's not.
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2022
Very bad pickup at Newark. Staff was rude and did not want to spend a few minutes to explain the insurance. Pickup was friendly. I will not book on Kayak in the future because it is not well integrated with Sixt's system.
10.0 Excellent19 May 2022
So many other rental companies really push their add-on insurance, but not Sixt. The agent did try to get me to opt for their EZ-Pass for tolls (at $34 plus tolls), which isn't really necessary given the new cash-less toll policies in the area (but you have to respond to pay your tolls). On checkout, their receipt documents all "damages" to the vehicle (scratches, etc). All in all, a great car at a good price. Quick and painless return. I'll definitely use Sixt again.
8.0 Excellent5 Apr 2022
Improve signs to Sixt in EWR
2.0 Mediocre15 Mar 2022
The SIXT staff is quite rude and slow. Their line at Newark was 2-3x longer than the comparable vendors. We got to the front only to be told to wait for another hour for a car. There's a reason it's cheaper, the service is worse.
2.0 Mediocre8 Mar 2022
I have never had a worse pickup experience, EVER! The staff were slow and rude, making personal phone calls and playing on their cell phones while I waited in line for 35 minutes - there were only 2 people ahead of me. I was given an "upgrade" to a car a did not ask for that was dirty inside and out, and smelled very strongly from marijuana and air freshener. It was so nauseating I had to drive with the windows open for the 3 days I had the car. Drop off was easy, and the staff was pleasant. Will never rent from Sixt at EWR again. I have had nothing but excellent experiences with Sixt in other locations.
4.0 Okay5 Mar 2022
I was disappointed with the customer service, waited over 10 min on the phone each time I called. I was calling to ask if they would wave the late check in. We were traveling for death of my mother and had one too many items happening, we missed calling in earlier and called on the road tried to explain but they would not here me out and told me 1 day extra would be charged on the 2hr. delay return. felt brushed off and treated as a number instead of person with a significant loss and excusable delay.
10.0 Excellent27 Feb 2022
Great service at pickup in Newark
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Rated no. 11
Economy Rent a Car
5.3 Okay (55 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 5.1
  • 4.7
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay22 Dec 2020
Insurance was as much as the rental
3.2 Mediocre5 Oct 2020
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
If the company did not false advertise and if they had better customer service reps that are courteous.
10.0 Excellent26 May 2020
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
Had no car for me, ride customer service
5.2 Okay19 Mar 2019
The car was in good shapeOverall 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
The outside of the car was not clean
3.2 Mediocre12 Mar 2019
Drop off was super easyCalled 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
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
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. 12
Ace
5.2 Okay (61 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Ace
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 5.3
  • 5.4
  • 5.2
  • 5
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2 Jul 2022
The staff were very miserable and unwelcoming, there was no efficiency, sold me insurance which I didn't require as I was covered by my own insurance, but staff were insisted that I needed it, when booking online this is not made clear. We dropped the car at 5.30am, there was no shuttle till 7am which didn't help, my husband had to drop us to the airport with the luggage and had to get an uber to the airport, meant having to spend more money All in all not value for money feel this is false advertising
8.0 Excellent29 Jun 2022
Drop off was great, pick could have been quicker! If you are staying at the Hampton Inn Newark Airport, it is literally right next door!
2.0 Mediocre28 Jun 2022
Although the people seemed nice and competent when I picked up the car, I was charged an extra $100 on the backend of this transaction that wasn’t listed or mentioned at any time. I reserved the car to be picked up and dropped off in two different locations. I then confirmed it when I picked up the car. We carefully went over all of the rental details including pricing and deposit. However I was then charged extra money once I dropped the car off. This wasn’t explained up front at any point. I called and talked to customer service at the drop off location and he literally told me there was nothing he could do. No matter what I explained. Being sneaky and devious during monetary transactions is a terrible way to do business. I would have gladly paid what they told me was supposed to be paid if it was mentioned up front. On top of that, my total rental price fluctuated a lot throughout the whole transaction, from reservation to drop off the total costs were never even close. I’ve worked for a rental car company, and I know the ins and outs that can be charged, so I asked many questions. This was the worst possible experience. I tell all future renters to go somewhere else.
2.0 Mediocre17 Apr 2022
We reached late because of flight delays. Customer service was not even picking phone. There was no shuttle to pickup. Ended up canceling the reservation and getting new rental at the airport.
2.0 Mediocre11 Mar 2022
Scam
8.0 Excellent2 Mar 2022
Got to my destination at 6 am and had to wait till 8:00am for someone at the office to answer the phone and get picked up. Other than that the service was good, the vehicle was nice and got a really good price.
2.0 Mediocre22 Feb 2022
I arrived from my flight about 30 min late due to weather delays. After waiting for the shuttle for 20 minutes that never came I was even later arriving to the rental agency after needing to pay for a taxi and they were closed so I called and cancelled my reservation. I was never contacted by the rental agency.
2.0 Mediocre18 Jan 2022
They canceled my reservation despite early notice!
2.0 Mediocre16 Jan 2022
Never fot oicked up by the shuttle. I ended up canceling the reservation.
4.0 Okay14 Jan 2022
Was not notified that they airport pickup is on demand only, had a difficult time getting ahold of someone and waited 40 minutes at the airport to be shuttled to the rental location.
Rated no. 13
National
7.9 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
National
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2.0 Mediocre11 Oct 2020
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.Have more cars.
8.8 Excellent2 Nov 2019
Quick and pretty easy processConfusion 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
Staff at Newark was excellent. Beautiful van and nice ride.The price for less than 24 hours was quite pricey.
9.6 Excellent21 Oct 2019
Pick up and drop off were both super easy. Everything went smoothly. No complaints.I always like a cheaper deal, but this was the cheapest option i could find
9.6 Excellent20 Aug 2019
The customer service was excellent I really appreciated the help given to me by your employee HAAS.
4.8 Okay18 Aug 2019
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-offMore 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
Too expensive.
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Rated no. 14
Silvercar
6.9 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Silvercar
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10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2020
Helpful staff, attentive, and the car was great!I had an overall great experience!
4.4 Okay28 Dec 2019
Nice car but not enough explanation on how to operate the features of the car.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
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
The great Audi A5 and the quick/convenient pickup and drop off.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
Staff was super friendly, helpful, and accommodating.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 locationAttendant 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 thereCar was goodPickup - 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!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 absThe 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 expectedAudi's Very kind woman working at the rental centerwaiting 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 truthfulI 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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Rated no. 15
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
4 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
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2.0 Mediocre30 May 2022
The location to pickup our rental car was closed
Rated no. 16
Europcar
3 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Europcar
Locations in Newark Airport
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4.0 Okay24 Apr 2017
Long waiting time and no car selection availableDrop of was fast and easyCar already had many damages, was not clean and didn't provide me a safe appearance.
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1857 travellers who hired a car in Newark Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations at Newark Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Average price

£81/day

Good deal

£70/day

Top tips for hiring a car at Newark Airport

  • Getting car hire at Newark Airport is a great way to start your trip to New Jersey. Public transport in New Jersey is more focused on travel between New Jersey and other states like New York and Philadelphia and less so on travel within the state; this makes some places difficult to access using public transport. Your own vehicle will allow you to travel freely both within Newark and into the nearby states with total flexibility.
  • If an easy and quick return is a priority for you then take advantage of the fact that many providers offering car hire at Newark Airport offer after-hours drop-off. If you choose this option, make sure you check the terms of the return thoroughly. Depending on whether your payment is hourly, daily, or weekly you may continue to be charged until opening the following day or for the full following day. Remember to check your vehicle thoroughly for any belongings before returning the keys and any necessary paperwork to the appropriate drop box.
  • Most of the providers of car hire at Newark Airport are busiest between 12:00 and 16:00 so earlier in the morning or later in the day in the evening will be the best time to pick up and drop off your vehicle to avoid long queues. Luckily, most providers have long opening hours. For example, Budget opens at 06:00 and Alamo opens at 05:00 and both are open until 00:00. For complete flexibility, Avis is open 24h a day.
  • Newark is a very large airport so be sure to take note of the location of your vehicle when you pick it up as you will likely need to return it to the same place. You may also wish to take note when you leave of the easiest way to get to the departures hall from the parking lot so that you can be confident in getting to your flight easily after you return your vehicle. Be aware that it is not permitted to park in front of, or next to, the terminal buildings at any time for any reason, even briefly.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Newark Airport for £72 or less
  • Book your car hire at Newark Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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