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Newark, NJ, United States
25 Sep — 2 Oct
Same drop-off
Newark, NJ, United States
Sat 25/9
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Sat 2/10
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Newark car hire information

Pick-up locationNewark
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations30
Airport locations24
Popular agenciesBudget, Thrifty, Avis, Sixt, Dollar

Cheap car hire in Newark

Economy€82/day
Compact€75/day
Intermediate€61/day
Standard€79/day
Full-size€65/day
Full-size SUV€152/day
Premium€125/day
Luxury€124/day
Intermediate SUV€90/day
Standard SUV€106/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Newark car hire reviews and directory

From €53/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (366 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Alamo
Locations in Newark
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Jul 2021
Everything was great!
10.0 Excellent13 Apr 2021
Easy and quick access to picking up and dropping off. No hassle and very timely.
4.0 Okay8 Mar 2021
The car was cleanCustomer service
10.0 Excellent4 Jan 2021
Nothing
6.0 Good30 Dec 2020
The drop off was great. Service in Atlanta was very fast and contactless. The rental hold money was returned quickly following drop off. The car ran fine.The car was not very clean either inside or outside upon pickup. The car was not available at the pick up time and I had to wait about 45 minutes to an hour for a vehicle to arrive that I could use. The person checking me in was not forthcoming about the amount Alamo was going to charge my card which caused unnecessary confusion during pickup. I have used Alamo before and did not have any problems when renting in other states so my family will likely rent from them again in the future. Maybe it was the ERW airport having an off day.
6.8 Good22 Nov 2020
I don’t think the car had been cleaned - there was trash inside.
8.0 Excellent12 Nov 2020
Everything proceeded smoothly and quickly. No complaints.Nothing.
8.4 Excellent5 Oct 2020
Staff was helpful. Pick up and drop off was easy
5.6 Okay23 Sep 2020
Staff was helpfulCar was not cleaned Car equipment malfunctioned
2.0 Mediocre10 Sep 2020
Nothing at all. The wait for 6 customers to be served, myself included, was over 30 minutes. When I finally got the rental processed, and went outside to get the car, we discovered from the 15 or so customers waiting for their cars told us Alamo had run out of cars, and the Enterprise sister rental business had run out, too. Only one person was proctoring the distribution of cars; it was chaos, and people were beginning to lose their tempers.Everything. Just CARE. If management is aware of a pending Labor Day weekend rental crisis/shortage, it should respond appropriately. But typical of American big business practices, it goes very, very short with actual service because it COSTS, and they are ALWAYS about cutting their own costs. On top of that, two charges appeared on my final bill - one of them expensive: "Recovered Concession fee, @ 17.95 per day". That fee was never described by the agent at pickup, nor by the agent at drop-off. This was absolutely and unequivocally the worst rental experience ever in my 40 driving years. I will NEVER rent from Alamo again. Further I will warn all friends and strangers willing to listen that you are an enterprise never to be patronized, and to be avoided like the plague. But I know this will fall on deaf ears and cloudy, blind eyes. You will focus on all the EXCELLENTS, (8-10), and ignore this completely. You will not change policy, nor check out what went wrong, because from top-to-bottom management really, really just doesn't care. If it did, it would be evident from the way they setup business, as well as conduct it. I'm spending the time to write this only because... well..., I DO care. If it were my business, I would run it entirely different.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (147 reviews)
4 locations in Newark
Enterprise
Locations in Newark
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Jun 2021
I left my purse somewhere between the rental car return and the train so dashed back to trace my steps and met the nicest enterprise employee ever who quickly took me to the car to check, called his manager and then the manager called the train folks. Happy ending in that my purse was returned and we were able to catch our scheduled flight! It started with two very conscientious Enterprise employees. I failed to get their names but am sending them a high five!
8.0 Excellent19 Apr 2021
Can't remember. Adequate.Can't remember.
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec 2020
NothingEverything
4.0 Okay27 Dec 2020
The price and the cleanliness of the outside
3.2 Mediocre22 Aug 2020
First and foremost the location does not practice social distancing. The waiting area had the smell of cat urine. The car was given to me dirty and not properly cleaned, there were dirty marks and finger prints inside of the vehicle. The car was just dropped off and not disinfected. This is very disturbing especially in this time of Covid 19.
7.6 Good17 Aug 2020
Can't drop-off on Sunday
8.0 Excellent4 Aug 2020
The pick up and drop off was easy.
7.2 Good29 Jul 2020
Staff were very polite. Pick up and drop off was quickThe car could have been cleaner.
6.8 Good27 Jun 2020
The staff at the open location were extremely friendlyWhen I showed up by Uber to the Enterprise I rented from, it was locked up tight and shut down. I had to call to find out the reservation had been moved 8 miles away. I also had to pay Uber driver to stay and take me to the second location. Terribly inconvenient after traveling all day.
8.0 Excellent29 Dec 2019
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From €50/dayRated no. 3
Thrifty
7.3 Good (137 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Thrifty
Locations in Newark
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
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
10.0 Excellent13 Jun 2020
Not one thing - it was an excellent experience all the way around! Thank you!
8.8 Excellent18 Dec 2019
Car had high mileage and a lot of dings and scratches. But was in good mechanical condition.
7.6 Good18 Nov 2019
The car.The attendant at the pickup site was very helpful within his limitations. He spent an inordinate amount of time calling the back office(from what I believe to be his personal cell phone) to get a confirmation code. The process took close to half an hour. My reservation was prepaid with the tax portion being the only residual so I do not recognize the need for that much time being taken to process this transaction. It seemed that there was no real advance preparation of the rental prior to my arrival. I do not fault the attendant, I fault the back office support. I expected better service.
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From €54/dayRated no. 4
Dollar
Most popular
6.9 Good (192 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Dollar
Locations in Newark
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible26 Jul 2021
The only positive thing from this experience was the customer service rep who helped me sign out the car initially. She was courteous. Some of the negatives of the experience include: -trash left in the car from previous renters -EZ pass not operating correctly -return experience (no one was available to assist and we were provided no instructions for the return) -damages were not documented when I received the car. I had to figure out how to document the damages myself
1.9 Horrible19 Jul 2021
Had to wait more than one hour in line to pick up car because there was literally 1 person for literally 30 people in line. Wipers were old and visibility was dangerous in the rain during our trip. Expensive overall.
4.0 Okay3 Jul 2021
The vehicle was new and clean, had good fuel efficiency, and performed well.The pick-up experience was terrible. The dollar counter had a very long and slow line. The staff requested redundant personal information that had already been entered into the online rental system. This wasted a lot of time. No other rental car companies had a line because they were able to process their rentals very fast. Many other companies simply have the keys and vehicle ready for quick pick-up and the rental agreement is provided via email. Dollar needs to do better before I decide to use them again.
7.9 Good23 Jun 2021
The price was high.
2.0 Mediocre19 May 2021
New airplane ticket to rent car if using debit car
8.0 Excellent19 May 2021
Drop off was quick and painless. I think we waited about 25 minutes for the van to be ready at the Newark airport when we went to pick it up. We had a Chrysler Pacifica van and it ran well, got over 25 mpg driving fast, and the AC worked good.On the downside, the third seat was elecric folding and it did not work properly. We had to manually push the cushions down to get a flat floor. For a long trip, the front seats in the Pacifica van are strictly mediocre, and the 2nd row seats are awful - like a padded jump seat. Too many gadgets. I will reserve final judgement on the billing for when we get the credit card statement.
10.0 Excellent15 May 2021
Everything went great! Friendly check out, very short wait, clean and ready car...Will rent from again!Nothing, very satisfied!
4.0 Okay3 May 2021
Staff was OK.Car was less than what I expected. Car had many scrapes and scratches. There were no signs directing me to the drop off at Bradley.
8.0 Excellent1 Mar 2021
The car was spacious, the pickup representative was very kind despite our delay, as a van (which was reserved and needed for moving space) wasn't at first available and we had to wait. The car ran nicely and was very clean.Transparency of cost. We just received our final charge and were surprised by a $150 cleaning fee, despite the car being perfectly clean upon returning it. This was not disclosed prior to our dropoff and really pushed the cost of this rental over the line for us financially. Had we known of so many surprise fees, we would not have booked at this cost.
4.0 Okay19 Feb 2021
The drop off was ok. Not the friendliest. I am extremely hard of hearing, and repeatedly asked the clerk to please slow her speech down. Never happened.I could have been given more of an explanation as to how and where to pick my car up. Also, the car smelled like marijuana (interior). It was an extremely uncomfortable car. Also, there was a dent and scratches, and these were never acknowledged.
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From €57/dayRated no. 5
Budget
6.8 Good (206 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Budget
Locations in Newark
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible15 Sep 2021
Pickup took 3.5 hours
1.9 Horrible10 Sep 2021
We ask for a 7 seat vehicle because we were traveling with a lot, but when we arrive they kept putting us inside a small vehicle where we did not fit comfortably and squeezed together with a very tight fit. Our price started off at $438 for two days but when we returned they ended up charging us $663.00 way over priced 😔 not happy at all
10.0 Excellent3 Sep 2021
Whole process from pick up to driving off w/vehicle took 10 mins. CSR at counter was very helpful after the hurricane IDA flooded location.
1.9 Horrible2 Sep 2021
Car busted a rear tire on the NJ turnpike. Called budget--left me on the turnpike over an hour before calling me back and saying I had to call the turnpike authority to get off the turnpike. Then when off the turnpike, they were supposed to send a ride to receive a new rental car and they left me out there over 8 hours and never came to get me. I talked to multiple people and they Assured me someone was coming they never did. A relative came to get me in the middle of the night to transport me to Philadelphia Airport. I am unhappy with them.
10.0 Excellent2 Sep 2021
The car was great. Pick up and drop off were easy. The lines were long though. I stood nearly an hour in line to get my car.
3.9 Mediocre13 Aug 2021
The car was dirty inside and outside - obviously not cleaned after the previous rental. In a time of Covid, thats pretty reckless. Told this to the agent when dropping it off - she apologized but made no attempt to offer a discount.
1.9 Horrible25 Jul 2021
I printed out my reservation…… Budget Rental. After waiting in the tiny trailer for two hours, there was no car for us. No updates were given unless we asked. We finally decided to leave, spend $100 more, and go to Hertz. Hertz immediately had a car for us. Very disappointed have been misled by Kayak and Budget Rent-A-Car!
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun 2021
Nothing.The bar is low here. What could have been better would have been a single Budget employee or two, to be at the Newark airport, to check-in and process the car rental reservation I made, as well as the 40+ people in line, who were waiting over an hour for someone to show up! Budget corporate was no help either.
6.0 Good16 May 2021
Drop off was breezeCleaner vehicle and faster pick up
10.0 Excellent6 May 2021
Super friendly staff and very easy transactionEverything was fine …no complains here
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Rated no. 6
Payless
6.4 Good (154 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Payless
Locations in Newark
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 5.9
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible14 Sep 2021
The wait on line to get prepaid car was over 1 hour in a very hot crowded trailer at Newark Airport. COVID waiting to happen. The car was not clean and only had 1/2 tank of gas. The change oil light was on the whole time I then recieved a call from the last renter of this car ....not Payless to tell me she left a valuable under the passenger seat. It was not discovered because the car was not cleaned properly. Payless gave my cell phone to this person?? I met this person on the highway and gave her the wallet. Very disappointed in the whole process. It was less than Avis and Hertz ....but
1.9 Horrible13 Sep 2021
picking up your car in Newark {ewr} is a nightmare I was in line standing for over 11/2 hr
7.9 Good13 Sep 2021
Easy pickup and drop off. No fuss
10.0 Excellent6 Sep 2021
The only that I didn’t really “like” was when I was dropping it off. Because of construction at Newark, the new? Temporary? rental car location was hard find but otherwise the process was smooth and easy
1.9 Horrible24 Jul 2021
I have been placed on the DNR list with Payless for some reason. Would have been nice to know before I made a reservation and expected to have a car waiting for me.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jul 2021
Had family tragedy at home had to turn in my rental car two weeks early. I paid for full month up front as priceless expressed that was better rate. I expressed my emergency and ask for refund of remaining two weeks due to emergency. After 4 weeks calling and being put on hold with different person. Each person with different story I still have not received refund. Last person stated we could not help me as others said we should be able too Getting serious run around. I would definitely advise using another company.
8.0 Excellent28 Apr 2021
My rental agent was wonderful.I’m hoping I didn’t screw up with that easy pass. I’m not sure it was open for a bridge crossing and I’m not very familiar with the whole toll and easy pass since the cashless toll system has been implemented. I could have used more info on using the easy pass. Will I get penalized?
10.0 Excellent13 Oct 2020
Shuttle service to the airport.
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2020
I did not like anything. Bad service.They lost the keys and the car then the wait to be seen meanwhile they are all here the attitude it’s just not a good experience at all. The person that lets you out is never there and you have to wait on them or go looking for someone it is ridiculous .
4.8 Okay28 Oct 2019
Took over half hour at counter as agent was incompetent. I was next in line . Agent at counter twice tried to give me a giant SUV instead of the compact I ordered. Luckily I was able to get someone in the parking area that switched me to a smaller vehicle.Better customer service, faster check in and better attitude
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Rated no. 7
Advantage
6.1 Good (169 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Advantage
Locations in Newark
  • 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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From €44/dayRated no. 8
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.7 Good (95 reviews)
2 locations in Newark
Hertz
Locations in Newark
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre28 May 2021
As far as I am concerned they can keep their car racist setup and that’s all I can say not to mention putting two black token in the front of their establishment pretending they are an equal opportunity employer or whatever putting them their to be the bearer of bad news I am not from there so I saw it so plain ...and a very diverse traveled indevidual dealing with all types of people from different backgrounds and ethnicity ..hertz I am personally is very disappointed of you ...but the greatest thing in life is to know
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2020
pick up and drop off was quick and easy. Manager Latasia was helpful and super friendly.In my case, I can't think of any necessary changes/improvement that needs to be done.
10.0 Excellent25 Oct 2019
Everyone was super freindly, professiona and personable. Most efficient turn in ever. The staff were all pleasant; the facility spotless; even the restrooms wer exceptionally clean.I commented to my husband that it was th best rental experience ever.
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2019
The staff was helpful, especially Leticia. Very easy drop off. I satisfied 100%.
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.
10.0 Excellent7 May 2018
Super speedy pick up and return- like a dream.
8.4 Excellent30 Apr 2018
Great optionsGreat selection of vehicles. Easy drop off. Pick up using the video teller was annoying as it was technically glitchyPick up using the video teller was annoying as it was technically glitchy
8.4 Excellent30 Apr 2018
EverythingI don’t recommend to buy insurance from kayak You are in good hope that you do right thing ,but it’s better take insurance directly from rental company because in case of something they don’t recognize kayak’s
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From €45/dayRated no. 9
Avis
7.5 Good (79 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Avis
Locations in Newark
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible15 Sep 2021
Lady at Avis drop off was so nice. The car battery died and I had to take an Uber to a meeting and that’s the whole purpose of me getting a car to start with.
3.9 Mediocre4 Sep 2021
Long wait to pick up . Really old car. Car not clean.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2021
Everything was great!
5.9 Okay29 Aug 2021
The cost was high for a one day rental. Drop off was cumbersome and time consuming.
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2021
The staff was exceptionally helpful and accommodating. I accidentally left my license with the attendant she held on to it until I returned two days later. I also accidentally returned the car to the wrong place to which they said no problem it's on the lot it's on the lot. And they got me through to the airport. So all in all a very good experience
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2021
Pickup agent was super friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. One of my best car pickup experiences!
1.9 Horrible17 Aug 2021
There was a 2+ hour wait to pick up our rental car; we would have missed the wedding we were traveling for. We were not able to use this reservation.
7.9 Good4 Aug 2021
Vehicle was missing the easy pass and I didn’t notice until I was in the lane. I had to pay $18
7.9 Good25 Jul 2021
Nice car, just picking up the car was unnecessarily long in my mind. Seems like each customer takes about 5 mins to process, even after entering so much info online to make reservation. Only two desk staff to handle the volume of travelers.
1.9 Horrible13 Jul 2021
I completely understand the service industry is desparate for employees. The man at the counter was clearly tired and very, very irritated and angry. Finally got through the line and got in our car after a LOOOONG day of miserable travel. Car absolutely stunk of cigarette smoke. My daughter is allergic. The thought of going back in and coming across as a pain sounded awful so we hoped if we drove with the windows down it would clear up. Nope. Was awful every siingle time we used the car. Just awful. So wildly expensive to get a headache anytime we used the car. So very, very disappointed.
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Rated no. 10
Sixt
7 Good (50 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Sixt
Locations in Newark
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible12 Sep 2021
Canceled the rental 3 days in advance. They charged me a penalty of$100. You take your chances dealing with Sixt. I won't do it again.
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2021
good quality for the price.
1.9 Horrible25 Aug 2021
I reserved a car to be picked up at 11pm, but my flight was delayed such that I arrived at Sixt just after midnight, only to find that their office is closed and (unlike Hertz, Thrifty, and Dollar) there is no way to pickup your car. Eventually I just rented a car last-second from Hertz (which luckily was cheaper), and spent days convincing Sixt to cancel my prepaid reservation. Which they finally did, minus a $200 cancellation fee. Ridiculous.
5.9 Okay17 Aug 2021
Car too small for family of 4, no much space
7.9 Good16 Aug 2021
Very long wait due to lack of staff. Cost of rental car high. The return of the car was a poor experience. Poor customer service at car return, the ability to discuss the final bill would have meant missing my flight due to extreme long lines
10.0 Excellent11 Aug 2021
Staff was friendly and made the whole experience pleasant.
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2021
Very good all around.
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2021
Returning the car due to construction was awful. Better signage has to happen because the rest of the experience was outstanding! First time renting from Sixt. I will definitely be back. Thanks very much!!
1.9 Horrible23 Jul 2021
The pickup process is very slow. The car smelled like a smoke shop, and they take way too long for returns. They do not have a clearly marked area for returns and everything is done randomly and not in a first come first served fashion. Management was too busy playing on their phones than helping the large number staff in training that were overwhelmed.
1.9 Horrible17 Jul 2021
Sixt staff at newark airport is very incompetent. They gave me wrong sized child seats, they had the car tank not full. And the lady on the desk kept on trying to trick me to buy all sort of stuff i said i dont need.
Rated no. 11
Ace
5.4 Okay (40 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Ace
Locations in Newark
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
  • 5.4
  • 5.2
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible6 Aug 2021
They canceled my reservation and left me stranded at the airport with no transportation. They suck. Do not use.
10.0 Excellent2 Aug 2021
Good car for the price
1.9 Horrible25 Jul 2021
The worst car rental agency I’ve ever dealt with!
3.9 Mediocre17 Jul 2021
ACE requires proof of liability insurance on your personal vehicle. If you can't provide proof, you are forced to buy their expensive "Supplemental Insurance". Who carries their car insurance with them? Most people keep it in their car at home...
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2021
This was our first time renting with Ace. Everything went very well. From our shuttle from the airport, pick up procedure to drop off. The car was clean, very low mileage and handled very well throughout our rental time. Good job Ace car rental!!!
2.0 Mediocre1 Jun 2021
NothingNot charging me $200 for by plane being delayed.
2.0 Mediocre13 May 2021
The price was good but in the end not worth the hassle i’ve everything else you had to put up with.Company should informed that a shuttle does not automatically pick them up at the airport; that the customer needs to call for pick up. Customer service is significantly lacking. Even though there is a sign that says no smoking clearly someone(s( had been smoking in the car I got... I heard another customer say the same about their car.
4.0 Okay11 May 2021
It took over 1 hour for the shuttle service to pick me up at the curb at Newark Airport and the instructions for the pickup location are totally inaccurate. I had to call twice for the pick-up. Then, once at the rental car location, approx. 30 more minutes to finally get the car. I had reserved a “Volkswagen Jetta or Similar”But I was given a 4 year old Toyota Corolla with damage around the car, in the trunk and inside the car including a shattered mirror on the passenger side visor, which is really dangerous considering most people are looking up at the mirror when they go to use it. It was filthy, smelled like cigarettes and three of 4 hubcaps were held on with Tie-wraps. The trunk had missing and broken panels and actually made my luggage look like is had been in mud. If Kayak is associated with ACE Car Rental, then Kayak is negligent as well. Absolute trash!!
2.0 Mediocre4 May 2021
We waited for over 45 minutes with an automated hold system waiting for a shuttle to come pick us up from the airport with our two small children. we finally ended up canceling our reservation and renting from another company.
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2021
ACE never came to pick us up at the airport. We were on hold for 30 minutes. We then take a cab to the ACe car rental and we’re told by the security officer there that they had been closed for an hour (even though all the emails we were sent said 9pm). We are so disappointed and have told numerous people to not use kayak or Priceline in the future. Horrendous experience and even worse customer support.
Rated no. 12
Economy Rent a Car
5.3 Okay (55 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Newark
  • 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. 13
National
7.8 Good (17 reviews)
1 location in Newark
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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.
Rated no. 14
Silvercar
6.9 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Silvercar
Locations in Newark
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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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From €53/dayRated no. 15
Europcar
3 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Europcar
Locations in Newark
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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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1732 travellers who hired a car in Newark gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car hire locations in or near Newark

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

€62/day

Good deal

€52/day

When to book a car hire in Newark

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

Top tips for hiring a car in Newark

  • Newark, New Jersey is a short drive to many other states including New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. If you rent a car, you’ll be able to see so much more while on vacation. Spend a day or two in New York City then make a day trip to New Canaan, Connecticut to tour the Glass House or Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for some casino fun.
  • Flying into Newark offers easy access to numerous cities including Trenton, Long Island, Hoboken, and New York City. At Newark Liberty International Airport you’ll find it easy to rent a car. Depending upon what company you use, you can get to the hire desk at Station P2 or P3.
  • During your stay, you’ll find yourself frequenting the New Jersey Turnpike to get to numerous destinations including Hackensack and Ridgefield Park. Nevertheless, the turnpike can get really busy. If traveling north on the turnpike, consider taking the I-295 instead. It will be less hectic and lets you avoid the tolls, plus you can also get back on the turnpike from here if needed.
  • Traffic in Newark can be quite heavy during the daily commute. Newark’s rush hour is most busy from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. During this time the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway become especially congested. Before you leave the hotel you should listen to the traffic report to learn about accidents or construction projects. Alternative routes are also suggested.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Newark for €52 or less
  • Book your car hire in Newark at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Newark

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

  • On average a hire car in Newark costs €62 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (€55/day), Budget (€70/day) and Thrifty (€89/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Avis 28 Newark Airport Bldg 28 07114 (5 kilometres from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Newark are Alamo (8.6, 514 reviews), Enterprise (8.2, 402 reviews), and Avis (7.8, 106 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Newark is €3.00 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €36 and €48, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Newark.

  • 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 Intermediate car hire in Newark costs €51 per day, on average.

  • In Newark, cars are most frequently rented at Avis 4545 Center Boulevard (18 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Newark costs €433 per week (€62 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Newark costs €1,857 per month (€62 per day).

  • Newark enjoys four distinct seasons – winter, spring, summer, and fall. So if you are visiting for the Christmas or New Year’s holiday, you might experience lots of snow. Therefore, an SUV might be best to get you through the snowy conditions. Other times of the year, a smart or compact car might be best when visiting Newark because of parking limitations. Simply put, a smaller car can more easily fit into a tight parking spot on the street.

  • The speed limit is 65 mph on both the Garden State Parkway and the NJ Turnpike. However, if you are traveling through residential neighborhoods, New Jersey law requires that you slow down to 25-35 mph, depending upon the zoning. Around the downtown area the speed limit is 30 mph. Watch for signs to avoid getting a speeding ticket.

  • Fuel prices in Newark, NJ range from 2.40 euros ($2.70) for regular petrol to 2.90 euros ($3.30) per gallon for premium gas. This is slightly higher than the national average partially due to the increase in the New Jersey petrol tax. During Christmas and other holidays petrol prices tend to rise.

  • Because downtown Newark can be so busy, parking can be difficult to find. If you know when you are going to be in the area, you can reserve your space in a parking garage or lot ahead of time. This can be done through a variety of mobile apps like SpotHero or Parking Panda.