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New York, NY, United States
24 Sep — 1 Oct
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New York, NY, United States
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New York car hire information

Pick-up locationNew York
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations109
Airport locations37
Popular agenciesAvis, Sixt, Ace

Cheap car hire in New York

Economy€54/day
Compact€47/day
Intermediate€61/day
Standard€63/day
Full-size€42/day
People carrier€89/day
Full-size SUV€123/day
Premium€89/day
Intermediate SUV€81/day
Standard SUV€89/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

New York car hire reviews and directory

From €113/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (412 reviews)
4 locations in New York
Alamo
Locations in New York
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2021
Accommodated us with last minute change in cars. Offered advice and promptly provided another car to meet our needs.
10.0 Excellent2 May 2021
great customer service representative in the Jersey City locationthey were clearly shorthanded and the guy there did a great job quickly and with humor handle everyone and keep tempers down.
10.0 Excellent8 Apr 2021
Staff extremely nice and helpful. Pickup, drop-off and price all excellent.
6.0 Good29 Mar 2021
The car could've been cleaner. The inside had sand on the seats and floor. The cars rims were covered in mud and sand.. overall the car served it's purpose but it could've been cleaner.
8.0 Excellent7 Feb 2021
service was friendly and fast. car was nice.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jan 2021
They should let me know I cannot read the car without credit card
10.0 Excellent5 Jan 2021
Everything was very easy, convenient. Loved the car they gave me.
10.0 Excellent23 Dec 2020
Picking up the car was fast and easy. The staff was very friendly and made it easy.I would have liked to pick up the car in Brooklyn, rather than driving out to JFK airport.
6.0 Good29 Nov 2020
Check in and check out was very easy.The car was dirty on the outside and the inside smelled like someone had been smoking a pack of cigarettes. Had to have it clean when I arrived at my destinations.
10.0 Excellent5 Nov 2020
Quick pickup, friendly counter person, clean car. A+All was great!
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From €145/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (386 reviews)
15 locations in New York
Enterprise
Locations in New York
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible30 Aug 2021
Enterprise was closed at the time I rented the car to be picked up
10.0 Excellent27 Aug 2021
Too expensive! Gauging after Covid
1.9 Horrible22 Aug 2021
Poor service from kayak. How is it possible to book a car from kayak when there is no car available
1.9 Horrible25 Jul 2021
Enterprise ripped me off. They charged hundreds of dollars more than the confirmed rate they promised.
10.0 Excellent11 Jun 2021
Their location has poor signage. They need to update Google maps, goes to old lot
2.0 Mediocre18 May 2021
No!!Called me and told me we will call you around 3 to confirm your pickup never called Back.
10.0 Excellent14 Mar 2021
Staff was friendly and attentive. The car was greatNa
10.0 Excellent5 Jan 2021
Very respectful of COVID precautions, very little interaction but still friendly, helpful sales representatives.
10.0 Excellent1 Jan 2021
AllNothing
10.0 Excellent24 Dec 2020
greatnothing
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From €40/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
7.3 Good (914 reviews)
14 locations in New York
Hertz
Locations in New York
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible14 Sep 2021
i had specifically asked about switching out credit/debit card at drop off. at pick up they confirmed it as i specifially asked about it, but at drop off they said it wasn't possible. it felt they were just shoving me off.
1.9 Horrible14 Sep 2021
I was charged a much different amount than what the contract and the customer service agent said I would. I never received a receipt once I dropped off the vehicle. The vehicle was absolutely filthy (gum stuck to carpet, vomit in window openings) and it also needed new windshield wipers which ended up being somewhat of a safety hazard due to rain.
7.9 Good14 Sep 2021
And overall good experience except this car smelled like cigarettes. I thought that you were not supposed to smoke in these cars????
1.9 Horrible13 Sep 2021
Horrible experience. Hertz was closed because staff didn’t come in and I had to go to a different pick up where they would not honor this reservation and charged me double. I was 4 hours late and missed my rehearsal dinner. I will never use kayak again
3.9 Mediocre5 Sep 2021
Booked this can at Hertz on Friday morning for a one-way out of nyc on Saturday since the trains were still not running after tropical storm Ida. The good thing is that the local Hertz counter called on Friday evening to say “they would not be honoring this reservation”, because they were completely booked. Frustrating that Kayak let us reserve it in the first place because they should have known 24 hrs prior they didn’t have any cars.
1.9 Horrible4 Sep 2021
Kayak conveniently adjusted itself to show pickup at LaGuardia while I mentioned Newark as my pickup location, had to cancel that reservation to rebook one from Newark. Also, Kayak is middleman for another website, so what's the bleeping point? The lesson I learned was skip all the aggregator websites and go the actual company.
1.9 Horrible1 Sep 2021
Did not hold car I had prepaid for and charged me for larger vehicle.
7.9 Good29 Aug 2021
The car has been changed to Ford Explorer, it was good and nice car. The staff didn't explain much about the car. We expected we get information about the car, the GPS, gasoline, wifi, as we are visitor from another country.
7.9 Good21 Aug 2021
Everything was nice and very comfortable. I am not happy with the fuel charges recovered from me. The rate charged per gallon is way too high. This should have been communicated to me earlier. Otherwise, everything was good. Another issue, from the 2nd day of driving the message was coming in the display that car needs maintenance and filter cleaning. This should have been checked before handing over the car.
3.9 Mediocre16 Aug 2021
They kept us waiting for over two hours to pick up our car. Offered a $50 coupon to compensate. I'd rather have my two hours back.
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From €42/dayRated no. 4
Avis
7.3 Good (504 reviews)
14 locations in New York
Avis
Locations in New York
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
7.9 Good12 Sep 2021
Picked-out a Kia Soul "or like" on the website and was pleasantly surprised when they gave me a Mustang at the same price, because it was available. Maybe it was me sweet-talking the kind associate or maybe they knew we were on an anniversary excursion, either way, it didn't go unnoticed and really appreciated the gesture.
1.9 Horrible7 Sep 2021
There was only one person working at JFK airport and there were like 30 people on line. I decided to ditch the line and find another rental service. Ridiculous
1.9 Horrible7 Sep 2021
I was overcharged $100 with no valid explanation. The price i was supposed to pay was listed then the final price stated $100 more. The car was in good condition as when received, gas was back to normal there was no reason for this extra charge. I called and was hung up on by a rude associate and then had to wait weeks before a manager contacted me. Worst experience EVER!
1.9 Horrible6 Sep 2021
Got a 2020 chevrolet 12 seater van. Car was smelling bad car was in a bad shape. Everything used to rattle. Extremely bad experience renting a car from here .
10.0 Excellent5 Sep 2021
The manager in Queens was excellent, she stepped in and helped and directed while it was incredibly busy. Great attitude as well, thank you!
1.9 Horrible5 Sep 2021
There was a long line to get to an agent. After he confirmed all my details, I was told it’d be 10 minutes for someone to get the car for me. I ended up waiting 90 minutes to get my car. (There were a lot of other customers in a similar situation.) The car I got was not the type I reserved but I had waited so long that I felt that I had to take the car or just continue to wait indefinitely.
1.9 Horrible27 Aug 2021
Our car reeked of weed, had no gas, took 1 hour to pick up- and WAS NOT THE CAR IN THE PICTURE- was significantly smaller. Won’t be using kayak anymore- sorry.
1.9 Horrible26 Aug 2021
Future travelers beware- the AVIS website will allow you to book pick up for the exact same same time that the office closes, without giving any alerts. I arrived just a little while after my scheduled pick up time in LIC (3PM) only to find the office closed. It never occurred to me to check the office hours at that location because I assumed AVIS wouldn’t book you for pick up at the exact same time all the staff are leaving for the day. AVIS should update their website to either stop booking BEFORE the office closes (maybe 30 min to an hour) or there should be an alert for the user letting them know they are booking at or near closing time for that location. This would be a simple fix to prevent major inconvenience for the traveler. I had to re-book and then take an Uber into midtown, costing me several hours of travel time.
1.9 Horrible25 Aug 2021
I was returning from a trip in the region. A woman checked me in with a device in her hand and told me I was all set. Two days later, I wake up to find a charge that’s $3,200 more than what I agreed to pay pending on my credit card and Avis can’t locate the car, saying that I never checked it back in. The location will not answer my calls and keeps routing me to customer service who is powerless to do anything. Needless to say, the experience has been infuriating and I will not be renting from Avis again.
1.9 Horrible20 Aug 2021
Horrible service
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From €37/dayRated no. 5
Budget
Most popular
6.7 Good (726 reviews)
7 locations in New York
Budget
Locations in New York
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible10 Sep 2021
Very frustrated with my most recent experience using Budget via Kayak. I scheduled a pickup at the West 49th street location in NYC at 3 PM on a Sunday. I arrived a few minutes late due to an emergency to find the location closed, with no employees in sight. Evidently the location closes at 3 PM on Sundays, which to me does not make sense why Kayak and Budget would allow scheduling at the time the business closes, when everyone knows it takes 10-15 minutes to get a car (sometimes longer) when picking up a rental. I thankfully allowed myself a 2 hr window to commute when I only needed 40 minutes, but due to this I had to spend 75 minutes commuting from that location to their closest location on the UES before I could depart for my event, which, surprisingly, I was only five minutes late for. But this was a miserable experience with a pickup and Kayak should really not allow scheduling on their website when a rental agency is scheduled to close - add a cut off. Jeez. To add insult to injury, I picked up the car at 3/4 tank full, barely used any gas, paid $13 to return the car with a full tank (and took pictures). Yet budget charged me a $19 refueling fee anyway, that I then had to call and request a refund for. That’s despicable. Otherwise, car was clean and comfortable, though I was charged $14 more than the “estimate” I was provided when booking. Not surprised given NYC.
1.9 Horrible10 Sep 2021
horrific experience never again. waited 1.5 hours in. line only to get a rental agreement and have to wait another half hour for car to be cleaned. grouchy staff terrible beyond belief. took 2 hours past my reservation time to get a car. Avoid at all costs.
1.9 Horrible8 Sep 2021
i didnt take any car from them ... u need to wait 2 hours because no workera ib front desk ita a shame
1.9 Horrible7 Sep 2021
They upgraded me to an SUV; and charged me. Vehicle was filthy - both inside and out (bird poop all over outside of rental)! They did not make an inspection of damages. I was told, “we know what the damages are, but you can take pictures if you want”. There was an enormous line at return. I was instructed to just leave key in car. Again, no inspection of damages. I was then billed 80% more than my quote from Kayak with mo explanation why!!!!
1.9 Horrible2 Sep 2021
The car had only quarter tank and it said in the agreements full tank. Don’t charge me for gasoline please. I brought it back with half tank. So you owe me a quarter. Also, three tires are completely worn out. Only one is new which the the front driver side. This rental experience is way below the expectations. I drove an unsafe car with my kids and wife in it. The car has bad three tires. It looks like onul one got replaced and three are totally worn out. Pictures were taken for proof. Been driving 5 hours at 50MPH instead of 70MPH, and had it slipped three times Because of light rain conditions. This is not acceptable at all to put my family at risk.
3.9 Mediocre30 Aug 2021
No car when I arrived. Had to wait 1hour, as did most people standing around with me. Agent was not aware of who had been standing around forever, requiring that I once again get in a line to find out what the problem was. He apparently misplaced my paperwork so never checked on my car. And the cherry on top, no place for many of the waiting horde to sit. This is all above and beyond the criminal prices rental cars are costing now.
3.9 Mediocre29 Aug 2021
Careful on the toll up charges. They can be super high. Line for drop off was 40 minutes
10.0 Excellent27 Aug 2021
We were hoping to get the Mazda CX5 that we reserved but instead got a Mitsubishi Outlander with 38000 miles. The car was OK but had terrible pickup in hilly areas of Colorado and PA. Getting in and out of the rear seat was difficult ( and I am fairly skinny) since the back doors did not swing out fully. Loved the ease of the paperwork involved at the start. But was disconcerted that there was no going over the exterior of the car with someone since there a lot of scratches and small dents.
5.9 Okay26 Aug 2021
Better signage to laguardia which was under construction. The drop off was poorly marked and very hard ti get to. The lost and fiund website dies not wirk properly:: the view found objects button does not work
3.9 Mediocre25 Aug 2021
The employees at the JFK Budget counter for pick up seemed catatonic. With lots of customers waiting for cars they appeared to be mostly standing around looking dumbfounded instead of trying to help people. They were also hard to understand. Somehow, we finally got out of them that if we had a reservation we could pick up at Avis instead, which we did. Unfortunately there was also a long line there, but at least they were professionals who knew what they were doing. Once we finally got our car it was a very nice model, even better than we were expecting, it was new and clean. The drop off at Avis was smooth.
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Rated no. 6
Payless
6.5 Good (368 reviews)
2 locations in New York
Payless
Locations in New York
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible14 Sep 2021
Charged me for 3 days and hold for 45 minutes to get this shorted out.
1.9 Horrible8 Sep 2021
I didn’t even rent the car. I showed up at 1 pm to get to a wedding by 4:30 that’s an hour away. Any other company I’d have plenty of time. The line was 40+ people out the door. I waited for 30 minutes and the line barely moved. I ended up walking over to Hertz and getting a car from them. I think Kayak or Payless overbooked irresponsibly and I lost out on money because of it.
1.9 Horrible7 Sep 2021
There were three people checking in over 100 people in the line. It took 2.5 hours to get a rental car I'd reserved and prepaid. Incredibly unprofessional.
1.9 Horrible5 Sep 2021
Waited over 45 minutes in a very long line with only 2 agents at the counter. The manager was called to handle a customer complaint and made no effort to assist with the line or engage with the customers. I didn’t get the car requested online. I had to answer the same questions that I already replied to online. My Avis advantage number couldn’t be used to expédiâtes me in the line for the Payless reservation, but there wasn’t a dedicated person to help with Payless customers. Overall it was a horrible experience. When I dropped off my car they still made me go inside to speak to a representative.
3.9 Mediocre5 Sep 2021
There was NO instruction how to get BACK. It took me 30 minutes riding around AirPort Car was OK
1.9 Horrible1 Aug 2021
I didn’t like s trying , 3rd party company and Payless are not ok the same page with what type of payment they take , causing my reservation to be canceled
10.0 Excellent22 May 2021
Pickup and drop off easy. JFK is JFK so getting in and out of airport less than ideal.
10.0 Excellent28 Apr 2021
i came here after my reservation with ACE fell through - these guys brought me an upgrade in about 5 minutes despite not even having a registration for more than half an hour. was really impressed, & that's not something i'm used to saying about car rental places.one "invisible bill", possibly linked to a toll bridge...or is that troll bridge? hmm
10.0 Excellent17 Apr 2021
Yes easy smooth in and outCar was ok nothing great
8.0 Excellent19 Mar 2021
printer working in lobby
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From €63/dayRated no. 7
Thrifty
6.5 Good (654 reviews)
3 locations in New York
Thrifty
Locations in New York
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible8 Sep 2021
The customer service was terrible at pickup. I had to wait over an hour in line because the tellers moved so slowly and then the car wasn’t ready when I was finally seen. I will not be renting from this company again.
5.9 Okay7 Sep 2021
The Upper west side location needs more associates working the store. One person was working throughout the 2 hours I was there and only one additional colleague was there to help.
5.9 Okay7 Sep 2021
Very disorganized pickup. 90+ minute wait in line.
5.9 Okay6 Sep 2021
Car pu was very very slow bc only 1 person serving. Car drop off was a pain as location is well away from airport and needed to wait for shuttle ( driver was great though). Then needed to take another shuttle to terminal- almost missed flight.
1.9 Horrible31 Aug 2021
I got to the rental office on W83rd St. prior to my 10:00am pick-up time and there was a line out the door (I'll give them a little leeway here because the office is very small). 11:00am came and went, 12:00pm came and went, I never even got inside the building to speak with an employee, nor did I see anyone in front of me in line receive the cars that they booked. I suspect they didn't have any cars left to provide for the growing line of agitated customers, and while this may be related to the pandemic and was outside of their control, what was within their control would have been for someone to come outside and tell us what was going on, or let us know that they were expecting a long delay or that our plans would likely have to be cancelled.
1.9 Horrible31 Aug 2021
Arrived at noon for my noon reservation. Waited until 230 for service.
1.9 Horrible30 Aug 2021
The worst customer service you can imagine. There's a reason it's the cheapest option.
1.9 Horrible30 Aug 2021
The place is a small dirty offsite location and such a long line . Waited 40 minutes in addition to the 2 shuttles to get there . The extra fees we paid jacked up the price more than what we would have paid with Alamo or anyone else . Never again with this thrifty
10.0 Excellent27 Aug 2021
His cod server tanks
1.9 Horrible24 Aug 2021
Long wait to pick up Pre-paid rental car, and the first 2 cars assigned to me were then taken back as I was finally preparing to drive off the lot, due to deferred maintenance issues. Also, I was kept On hold for over an hour and then disconnected when calling for emergency roadside assistance.
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From €51/dayRated no. 8
Dollar
6.4 Good (968 reviews)
6 locations in New York
Dollar
Locations in New York
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2021
The ezpass toll additional fee ($22/day, $112/week for unlimited tolling) felt like a big rip off, since I only planned to spend around $10 tops in tolls during the week. I decided to risk not getting it and just avoided tolls all week. This was very easy to do, so I saved $112! Would recommend doing your research on what tolls you will actually end up driving through (probably not many, in the end!). Also skipped out on the liability and insurance, which are all extra fees at the counter (I have insurance through my credit card. The person behind the counter was not pleased with me, but I took the risk and it all worked out in the end!) Pickup and drop off were seamless. Was able to jump right on the Henry Hudson Parkway and was home in minutes. I can imagine pickup and drop off during rush hour times is a little more backed up bc Dollar shares the lot with a parking garage. The car was in great condition and was a very smooth ride. Overall, very pleased!
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2021
Helpful staff, easy pickup and dropoff, and they are open late. Thanks so much!! AAAA++++!!!!
5.9 Okay8 Sep 2021
We reserved a midsize sedan and had to drive a small SUV which was not what I like to drive on a long road trip. We tried to pair my iPhone to hear my playlist and it wouldn’t pair…. just a defunct feature of the car. Other than that- fine
1.9 Horrible7 Sep 2021
Dollar didn’t have enough cars. There were nearly 20 people waiting, all promised cars. Terrible service
10.0 Excellent5 Sep 2021
The speed of service and quality of the vehicle were great.
1.9 Horrible5 Sep 2021
The worst experience I ever had. It isn't just one bad employee; all of the staff is rude, slow, and have no desire to bring repeat business. Plus 70+ dollars of extra hidden fees. Absolute trash.
7.9 Good23 Aug 2021
The willingness to be flexible on pick-up time was great as it gave us more time in the city without having to find parking. Drop of at Albany airport was really easy.
1.9 Horrible21 Aug 2021
Worst pick experience I have ever had. TOOK FOREVER. Total incompetence. Long line. Someone cut and the person at counter let her get away with it. Need to fire everyone and start over again.
1.9 Horrible18 Aug 2021
Had to wits on lone for 90 minutes
1.9 Horrible17 Aug 2021
Nice car. Sales agents and costumer service was terrible. Had many issues with having our drop off location set to LGA airport. Would not rent from Dollar again.
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From €58/dayRated no. 9
Sixt
6.4 Good (148 reviews)
3 locations in New York
Sixt
Locations in New York
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible16 Sep 2021
Sixt is the only rental car company at LGA that closes at 5pm. I received no warning that they would close earlier and was stranded by them at LGA. There is no way to reach a human through their phone system in the days leading up to my arrival either, which is unacceptable. A complete failure on their part. Do not use this company.
1.9 Horrible13 Sep 2021
They charged me $100 for a reservation I held for 30 minutes
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2021
It was a great experience. Pick up and drop off were great. I don’t think there’s a better car rental company out there. With Covid probably here to stay, couldn’t be a less painless car rental company out there. Kudos to Sixt. Wish they were here in Texas!
7.9 Good6 Sep 2021
I know they were swamped, but we waited at the counter for a while before someone came to get us checked in.
3.9 Mediocre29 Aug 2021
Paid nearly $800 for 3 days for M-series BMW and guy rents one without a reservation in front of me in line. I come in with that reservation and they tell me they don’t have any BMWs anymore and give me a Volvo at that price.
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2021
So easy, friendly, and best rates
1.9 Horrible4 Aug 2021
Stop hitting us with all those air port fees and un nessary insurance that we don't need also i am an American express card holder and I used it... they were still trying to Shaval down my throat those fancy insurance.then hit me out of nowhere with$120 air port fee.why? Why you don't let people know about that.then I reserved a Toyota camary and I was charged for a Toyota but in reality I got a Nissan centra which is a down grade form a camary they gave me a break of 40$ it's a joke. It's also with the easy pass you try to take advantage on costumers.
10.0 Excellent4 Aug 2021
Check out customer service at the desk was great. There were some empty bottles still in the car when I rented it.
1.9 Horrible2 Aug 2021
The staff was rude, the car was filthy, they told me I would get refunded if I returned it early, and then they charged me full price. Truly awful from start to finish.
1.9 Horrible24 Jul 2021
My flight was cancelled and thus I could not pick up the car in time. Then I tried to cancel the reservation and refund the money. Sixt asked me to contact Priceline since the reservation was done through Priceline. Priceline has the worst customer service, their robot told me to contact SixT. Then SixT asked me to contact Priceline. Then Priceline automatically asked me to contact SixT. So I was drop into an infinite loop. Finally I contacted my credit card and found the deal was in "pending" state. It will be cancelled by credit card after 30 days. So I just rely on Credit card to do this. What.a nightmare to use Kayak or Priceline to access a service indirectly! Next time, I will always directly contact service provider and cut all the mid layer agents. Bye bye Priceline and Kayak.
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Rated no. 10
Advantage
5.1 Okay (372 reviews)
2 locations in New York
Advantage
Locations in New York
  • 5.3
  • 5.4
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay25 May 2020
Pick staff were friendly but at drop off the manager was disrespectful and rude. We need to use a restroom and the manager refused, saying that since we dropped off the car we were no longer customers and could care less if we needed to use the restroom. I was shocked at that response.The vehicle was dirty and had a sticky film in the inside of the driver side window. They didn’t have our reserved car class and we were given a minivan. Plus the utter disrespect and rudeness at drop off was unacceptable.
10.0 Excellent6 May 2020
Everything was great
7.6 Good4 May 2020
Staff was very helpful.Car had some wear & tear.. the price could have been lower to reflect the condition of the car.
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2020
Car was damaged in all 4 quarters at pickup. Also had a nail in one tire. They wouldn't answer the phone when I called to report it 5 min after pickup.
2.0 Mediocre24 Apr 2020
I was charged for a car I didn’t use. And now I cannot get a refund now matter how hard I try.
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2020
Location did not have car when I arrived, had to wait for about four hours at rental car location for a car. Once I picked up the car is smelled heavily of marijuana smoke, no discount was offered. Rental car location did not clean car, I had to disinfect the car myself. When I tried to return the car I called the location multiple times and they did not pick up, instead they sent me an email address to contact to contact the agency, I emails and have not heard anything back yet (it’s been two days). Horrible experience, I will not be using advantage again.
8.4 Excellent21 Jan 2020
Pick up and drop off was indeed super easy.I normally don't opt for prepaid fuel but when the question of prepaid fuel came up I said that would be convenient since I didn't know of a gas station nearby (I have never rented a car from JFK Airport before). It turns out there is a gas station one block away from the rental drop off. It could not have been easier to get gas. Seems like the nice guy at the desk could have pointed that out.
2.0 Mediocre9 Dec 2019
They had no cars. We had to call another company while we were waiting there for over 40 minutes with no cars in sight and others in line to get cars ahead of us.
5.2 Okay25 Nov 2019
Staff very friendly and helpful on both pickup and drop offCar was in very poor condition (breaks very worn, windows did not function properly, poor wipers, car smelled like smoke)
2.0 Mediocre29 Oct 2019
Google Translation: When I arrived at the rental, I was told that because I was driving less than 25, it cost me $ 560 instead of the 130 I ordered and paid - even though I specifically wrote in the reservation that I was 23 !!!
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Rated no. 11
Ace
4.1 Okay (104 reviews)
1 location in New York
Ace
Locations in New York
  • 4.7
  • 4.4
  • 4
  • 3.8
  • 4.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible20 Aug 2021
They called me the night before pickup and said they didn’t have the vehicle (minivan) . They canceled my reservation with no attempt to offer me a similar size vehicle. I tried calling their customer service number but no one was available. This company is awful. I couldn’t get a minivan anywhere last minute and had to drive my own car. I was greatly inconvenienced.
1.9 Horrible19 Aug 2021
did not pick up rental car because you needed to call for a shuttle pickup once you arrived at JFK. No one would answer the phone after 8 mins of ringing. Called back and let the phone ring another 5 mins, the person picked up the phone with music blasting and we couldn't hear each other. I ended up renting from another company. A worker at JFK, told us that was common practice with ACE rental. I wouldn't recommend it.
5.9 Okay11 Aug 2021
Starter Fab of Nissan Rogue was defective. Level 1 people answering phone (2) had no clue what to do if I was in trouble getting into vehicle or starting it! Road Assistance Guy told us services to expect if trouble continued. The best assistance we got as to entering the vehicle & starting it was a U-tube vehicle on our phone.
1.9 Horrible29 Jul 2021
The price. Everything else was horrible
1.9 Horrible27 Jul 2021
ACE left us without a car. Upon arriving at JFK and calling for a shuttle as we were instructed to do, we were informed by ACE that my wife had canceled our reservation for the car. She did not cancel the reservation. ACE informed us they had no other cars and could offer no further assistance. We had to go elsewhere and rent a car, with a significant price difference.
1.9 Horrible19 Jul 2021
They called the day before my rental to say there wouldn’t have a car for me. Really unreliable.
1.9 Horrible16 Jul 2021
I did not like the service at all. My flight was delayed and when I pick up my reservation the was gone and the vehicle was gave it away. It was very very inconvenient, my whole family was left hanging, it cost me a lot of money, this is the worst day traveling in my life.
1.9 Horrible15 Jul 2021
This place was very rude very dishonest they gave us a horrible winter we reserved a minivan they didn’t tell us till we got there that there was no more and they had to give us a smaller vehicle when we check the inventory in the back they had more minivans And said we still can’t have one they were not given us one even though we reserved it
1.9 Horrible12 Jul 2021
Not given away my car to another customer
2.0 Mediocre19 Jun 2021
NothingSUV reserved and guaranteed was not available. Staff lied about availability when I called from airport.
From €107/dayRated no. 12
National
8.4 Excellent (53 reviews)
4 locations in New York
National
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10.0 Excellent8 Sep 2021
Pick up and drop off was extremely quick and easy! We picked up our vehicle at JFK on 9/4 late in the evening and dropped off our vehicle back at JFK on 9/6 early in the morning and every single staff member was kind and helpful. I wish I would’ve asked their names to include in this review. Great customer service and extremely friendly staff members!
5.9 Okay29 Jul 2021
No gps on board, return drop off adress on bill different from drop off location at the airport. Could have been better.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jun 2021
I just checked my bank account and I got charged $658.56 for my car rental. It should've been $408.56. Please correct this amount ASAP otherwise I will dispute the charge with Chase.
10.0 Excellent15 Dec 2020
The staff was super helpful and friendly. One of the best experiences I've had picking up a car in NYC.I wish the tank was full when I picked it up. It's a bit more complex to return a tank at 5/8 than to return one that is full.
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct 2020
I never got any sort of confirmation, therefore was not able to rent the car
6.8 Good28 Aug 2020
The staff was helpful, although a little slow.The car looked very used and smelled like smoke.
9.6 Excellent11 Jun 2020
Staff was very helpful and friendly
10.0 Excellent3 Feb 2020
ExcellentExcellent
9.6 Excellent16 Sep 2019
Staff was excellent! Attentive, friendly, and helpful. Great service!
4.0 Okay18 Apr 2019
Paid more than expected
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Rated no. 13
Silvercar
9.4 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in New York
Silvercar
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10.0 Excellent14 Sep 2019
The whole experience was excellent, but mainly I want to praise the staff for being super friendly and overall helpful.
10.0 Excellent7 Jun 2019
Staff was amazing - really nice and helpfulThe entrance to the office is not pedestrian friendly - I have to walk up and down an active driveway
8.0 Excellent27 Nov 2017
Beautiful car, pricey, need to be familiar with Apps.Car was excellent, no charge for EZ pass!!Hard to find and reliance on App was a little cumbersome for first time
From €41/dayRated no. 14
Europcar
6.7 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in New York
Europcar
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Sunnycars
6 locations in New York
Sunnycars
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Action
4 locations in New York
Action
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Empire Rent A Car
3 locations in New York
Empire Rent A Car
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Prestige Car Rental
3 locations in New York
Prestige Car Rental
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AAMCAR
2 locations in New York
AAMCAR
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From €33/day
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Cheapest deal
2 locations in New York
Advance Car And Truck Rental
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Easirent
2 locations in New York
Easirent
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in New York
keddy by Europcar
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in New York
ADDCAR RENTAL
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All Car
1 location in New York
All Car
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in New York
Eagle Rent A Car
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NU Car
1 location in New York
NU Car
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Right Cars
1 location in New York
Right Cars
Locations in New York
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U-Save
1 location in New York
U-Save
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5625 travellers who hired a car in New York gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car hire locations in or near New York

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

€63/day

Good deal

€48/day

When to book a car hire in New York

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

Top tips for hiring a car in New York

  • One of the major advantages of renting a car in New York City is that it makes the outlying boroughs much more accessible. For instance, places like Rockaway Beach in Queens, Red Hook in Brooklyn, and City Island in the Bronx are all much easier to reach via car than by public transportation.
  • For travelers with flights landing at LaGuardia Airport, all hire shuttles pick up and drop off from in front of Terminal A of the airport. As for JFK International Airport, hire car desks can be found on the Arrivals level of each terminal. At Newark International Airport, the car hire desks are found in Stations P2 and P3 on the AirTrain.
  • Rush hour is an undeniable part of life in New York City. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be mitigated. Typically morning the busy morning traffic lasts from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., while the afternoon and evening traffic is usually from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers should take care, though, that those are the busiest times, but often rush hour can start even earlier in the morning and last even later at night. Some of the main areas to avoid during rush hour include the Lincoln Tunnel and the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Biking is very popular in New York City and drivers should remain careful and aware of the bikers around them. Make sure to always check your mirrors when turning right and when opening a door, as you never know when a biker could pop up behind you.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in New York for €48 or less
  • Book your car hire in New York at least 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in New York are around 16% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in New York are around 7% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in New York

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

  • On average a hire car in New York costs €63 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Ace (€36/day), Avis (€49/day) and Sixt (€104/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Ace 124-10 S Conduit Avenue 11420 (18 kilometres from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in New York are National (8.8, 108 reviews), Enterprise (8.6, 874 reviews), and Alamo (8.5, 911 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in New York is €3.09 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €37 and €49, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in New York.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Newark airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Hertz and Europcar.

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Economy car hire in New York costs €61 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in New York costs €56 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in New York costs €75 per day, on average.

  • In New York, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 240 Airport Rd, Departure Bldg (42 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in New York costs €442 per week (€63 per day).

  • On average a car hire in New York costs €1,892 per month (€63 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in New York City?Smaller vehicles are highly recommended for vacation-goers in New York City, especially if you plan to use a hire car as your main form of transportation. There are many one-way streets and smaller alleys that can be difficult to navigate with a larger car. It can also be difficult to find streetside parallel parking spots large enough to suit anything above a mid-sized vehicle.

  • A wide range of speed limits will be seen in New York City, but the most important detail to note is that the speed limit is always 25 mph unless signage says otherwise. On highways throughout New York, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph and the minimum is 45 mph, unless posted otherwise.

  • Petrol prices on average in New York City are neither expensive nor cheap. On average, the petrol price sits around $2.60 per gallon, which is a fair bit cheaper than Seattle’s $3+ but a bit more expensive than Dallas’ $2. One thing to note though, is that there are very few petrol stations in Manhattan, so drivers should keep an eye on their fuel gauge and plan accordingly.

  • Streetside parking in New York City is incredibly difficult to find, especially in areas such as Manhattan. Thus, many drivers rely heavily on parking garages for both daily and hourly parking. However, planning must be done in advance as many of the garages can fill up fast, so it pays to plan ahead of time to know which garages are most convenient for your destination.