Car hire in New York
On this page you’ll get tips and advice on hiring a car in New York, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in the U.S., please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Car hire at New York Airports
There are three airports in New York and two of these – Newark Liberty International and JFK International – service international flights. The third one, La Guardia, mainly services domestic flights.
Both Newark and JFK are about one and a half mile outside central New York. If you want to get from the airport to central New York, the AirTrains are the best alternative. However, if you want to explore the area around New York instead, hiring a car is the perfect way of getting around.
There are several good car rental possibilities from all major car rental firms both at Newark and JFK. If you want to hire a car at Newark you’ll have to take the free airport train to the right station. The car rental firms all have offices at different stops, so make sure to check where your chosen firm’s office is before you get on the train.
At JFK, you’ll also have to take a train, but here all the offices are at the same place: Federal Circle, which is the first stop.
If you want to explore New York City before heading out on the road, you can pick up your rental car at several different locations in the city instead.
Where to go around New York
There are countless nice places around New York that are worth visiting. Everything from shopping to gorgeous scenery is within comfortable driving distance! Below we’ll mention a few of our favourite spots in the area.
Niagara Falls is one of the most famous places in the U.S., and one of the most amazing places in the world to see with your own eyes. The Falls are a bit of a drive from New York – it takes about seven hours. Because of this, it’s best to make it a two day trip if you want to avoid too much driving in one day. On the way to the Falls, there are also several nice places to make stops in. It is also possible to make a short trip into Canada as the Niagara Falls are located right on the border between the two countries.
Newport is about three and a half hours from New York. It is known as a fantastic summer town with nice beaches. The city is also famous for its beautiful houses, with many of them being preserved from colonial times. In addition to the beautiful scenery, there are many interesting historical landmarks in the city.
Philadelphia, which is one of the major cities in the area, is a short drive south of New York. The city played an important role during the American Revolution, and there are many interesting historical sites and museums. Don’t miss walking down Elfreth’s Alley, a cosy street preserved from the 1700’s.