Looking to pick up a rental car for your time in Brooklyn? If you are landing at JFK International Airport, the rental car counters are on the Arrivals level in each terminal. At LaGuardia Airport, shuttles are available in front of Terminal A to take passengers to the rental car center. As for Newark Airport, travelers will find rental car counters at Stations P2 and P3 on the AirTrain.
Nothing screams New York like rush hour. And while Brooklyn may not experience as severe of traffic as Manhattan, it still retains a spot on the list of worst rush hours. In general, morning rush hour goes from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., while the evening rush hour picks up around 4:00 p.m. and lasts till 7:00 p.m. Drivers should note that the roads neighboring the Brooklyn Bridge are, in particular, some of the worst areas affected by rush hour traffic.
Brooklyn is one of the most populated areas in New York and it is especially popular for younger demographics. As a consequence of this, biking is a very prominent mode of transportation in the borough. Drivers should make sure that they keep their eyes open for any bikers on the road, particularly when parking and opening their doors.
Love to visit obscure and off-the-beaten-path spots and locales? The best way to get to spots like that in Brooklyn is undoubtedly with a car. For instance, Red Hook, Canarsie Park, and Manhattan Beach are just some of the areas in Brooklyn that are easily reached by car but can be a laborious process to get to otherwise.
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Economy rental cars in Brooklyn are around 65% cheaper than other car types, on average
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Some car rental companies in Brooklyn which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Dollar and Thrifty
On average a hire car in Brooklyn costs C$ 118 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Brooklyn are Enterprise (8.4, 108 reviews), Avis (7.5, 91 reviews), and Budget (6.8, 98 reviews).
The average gas price in Brooklyn is C$ 4.14 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 50 and C$ 66, depending on the car size.
Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Brooklyn.
A Compact car rental in Brooklyn costs C$ 106 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Brooklyn costs C$ 64 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Brooklyn costs C$ 124 per day, on average.
In Brooklyn, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 333 Adams Street (4 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Brooklyn costs C$ 826 per week (C$ 118 per day).
On average a rental car in Brooklyn costs C$ 3,539 per month (C$ 118 per day).
Compact cars are the best choice for most vacationers visiting Brooklyn, particularly if you plan on exploring the roads yourself. One-way streets and narrow alleys are typical in Brooklyn and are difficult to navigate in a large vehicle. Streetside parking is also very difficult to find in the most popular parts of Brooklyn, so it pays to have a smaller vehicle that can fit in any spot available.
For the most part, the speed limit in Brooklyn is 25 mph, as that is the baseline speed limit in all of NYC unless signage says otherwise. However, drivers will see the occasional speed limits of 35, 45, and 50 mph depending on the size of the road. In the densest areas, the speed limit will occasionally be 20 mph.
Drivers can expect to pay around $2.60 per gallon of gas in Brooklyn. This is a fairly moderate price and is neither as cheap as Texas, where drivers will see an average price of $2 per gallon in cities like Houston and San Antonio, nor as expensive as San Diego, where prices are around $3.20 per gallon.
Parking in Brooklyn, while not as expensive as it is in neighboring Manhattan, can cost a pretty penny and at times can be difficult to find. In general, it pays to stick to garage parking, as that is the most readily available option in Brooklyn. Streetside parallel parking is also available, but at variable rates, and it is largely dependent on the popularity of the immediate area. On a positive note, though, streetside parking is almost always free for everybody unless specific signage says otherwise or meters are present.