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New York State car hire

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Cheap car hire in New York State

Compact€78/day
Intermediate€44/day
Full-size€67/day
People carrier€99/day
Full-size SUV€121/day
Pick-up truck€146/day
Intermediate SUV€59/day
Standard SUV€86/day
Compact SUV€144/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in New York State

  • Everything is iconic in New York, making the whole space a living, growing monument to the American dream. New York car hire companies open the door to inexpensive trips for tourists to enjoy some of the most beautiful sites that are relatively close, especially places like Watkins Glen State Park and South Hampton Beach; these are more easily accessible by road.
  • Individuals visiting New York from other states should keep in mind that traffic laws vary greatly. This includes speed limits and the consequences for violating them. Therefore, drivers should check the updated traffic laws to avoid traffic tickets. Additionally, children under the age of eight years must be restrained in an appropriate child safety seat. This system should meet the child’s size and weight specifications from the manufacturer. Children below two years old should be in a rear-facing car seat, while anyone above eight must wear a seatbelt.
  • Driving a hire car in New York can be easy due to the many parking garages around the town. The parking fees differ based on various factors, so drivers should do their research beforehand. Also, it’s vital to take note of signs and avoid parking in restricted areas, to prevent the vehicle from being towed or receiving a parking ticket.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in New York for €57 or less
  • Book your car hire in New York at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in New York are around 38% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in New York State

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in New York State?

    On average a car hire in New York State costs €72 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in New York State?

    Standard (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in New York State.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in New York State?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (€44/day) and Avis (€63/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in New York State?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in New York State are Alamo (8.2, 67 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.9, 147 reviews), and Avis (6.7, 111 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in New York State?

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

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in New York State?

    On average a car hire in New York State costs €945 per week (€135 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in New York State?

    On average a car hire in New York State costs €4,050 per month (€135 per day).

  • Should I hire a car in New York?

    Anyone looking to explore various parts of New York State should consider car hire. Having a hire car in this region gives you the chance to see parts of the state that are not easily accessible by public transportation. Better still, car hire companies in the state offer a wide variety of options to suit travellers’ needs and budgets. This way, you can explore the state and the surrounding areas with ease and optimal convenience.

  • What is driving like in New York?

    The traffic laws require drivers to drive on the right-hand side of the road and pass other vehicles carefully on the left. One can be permitted to pass on the right only in necessary and safe circumstances. Drivers must follow the posted speed limits; if no limit is posted, you should drive no faster than 55 mph on highways and 30 mph in built-up areas. It is generally best to refer to road signs for the allowable speed in any given section. In addition, drivers travelling slower than 40 mph are advised to use their hazard lights. It is against the law to use a mobile device when driving in New York State, and there’s zero tolerance for drunk driving, so you should keep your BAC below 0.08%.

  • How old should you be to hire a car in New York?

    In New York, anyone over 18 years of age may hire a car as long as they present a valid driver’s licence and insurance. However, individuals between 18 and 24 years of age will likely need to pay an extra young driver fee, depending on the hiring company. As an Australian, you’ll only need your home driver’s licence and passport to hire a car in New York for up to three months from the date of entering the country. An International Driver’s Permit might be recommended if your licence is not in English or if you are planning to use the hire car for more than three months. Note that, when driving from New York to the neighbouring states, the licence requirement for a foreign visitor might change. To avoid challenges with the authorities, ensure you have an international driving permit alongside your valid driving licence. For your translation to be valid, it must include your official names as they appear on your identity card or passport, your date of birth, the category of cars you are qualified to drive and your foreign driver’s licence number.

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in New York State

    33 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in New York State

    30 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in New York State

    8 Locations

  • allcar

    All Car car hire locations in New York State

    7 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in New York State

    7 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in New York State

    6 Locations

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car hire locations in New York State

    4 Locations

  • ez-rental

    EZ Rental car hire locations in New York State

    4 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car hire locations in New York State

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in New York State

    3 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in New York State

    3 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in New York State

    2 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

€72/day

Good deal

€57/day

When to book a rental car in New York State

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