Located only a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, Jersey City has a well-established identity centered around arts, music, sports, and exceptional food. Renting a car during your trip to Jersey City will help you capitalize on the city’s incredible location, sitting just across the Hudson River from the array of Manhattan attractions and equally close to the Jersey Shore and the expanse of beach towns and resorts. Having a rental car will provide you the freedom to set your own schedule travel at your own pace.
Newark Liberty International Airport is located only 10 miles from downtown Jersey City and is host to a long list of major global rental companies including Avis, Alamo, Budget, and Hertz. The counters for all rental agencies are located at station P3 of the airport, a short Air Train ride from station P2. Also consider flying to either Teterboro Airport or John F. Kennedy International Airport, both about a one-hour drive from Jersey City.
Being part of the Greater New York City metropolitan area means that there are people everywhere; on the roads, on sidewalks, in parked cars, in alleyways. Be aware of the fact that conditions on Jersey City roads are constantly changing and it is important to stay concentrated and yield to pedestrians.
Jersey City experiences significant rush hour traffic from 6:30 am to 9:30 am in the morning, as well as between 4 pm and 7 pm in the evening. It is advisable to avoid or minimize the driving that you do during these periods and instead look towards the reliable public transport system as a viable alternative.
25% of our users found rental cars in Jersey City for C$ 111 or less
Book your rental car in Jersey City at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Compact rental cars in Jersey City are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Jersey City
Some car rental companies in Jersey City which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Avis and Alamo
On average a hire car in Jersey City costs C$ 122 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Jersey City are Dollar (7.9, 51 reviews), Hertz (6.7, 53 reviews), and Avis (6.3, 82 reviews).
The average gas price in Jersey City is C$ 4.79 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 57 and C$ 77, depending on the car size.
Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Jersey City.
A Compact car rental in Jersey City costs C$ 46 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Jersey City costs C$ 58 per day, on average.
A Supplier choice car rental in Jersey City costs C$ 65 per day, on average.
In Jersey City, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 585 Mccarter Hwy (11 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Jersey City costs C$ 851 per week (C$ 122 per day).
On average a rental car in Jersey City costs C$ 3,649 per month (C$ 122 per day).
A standard sedan will suit the streets of Jersey City. While traffic congestion occurs now and then, there are wide roads and sufficient space for driving and parking just about any modern car. Browse the extensive list of rental options available with KAYAK to choose the car that best suits your personal requirements and preferences.
The majority of roads within a close proximity to Jersey City will be considered an urban area and thus have a 25-mph speed limit. In suburban residential and business areas the speed limit can increase to 35 mph, while on state and interstate highways, the speed limit can range from 50 to 65 mph.
Your travel budget just got a helping hand; you can expect to pay approximately $2.46 per gallon for gas, which is slightly below the American average. If you are traveling across to Manhattan or eastern New York, top up with a full tank before you cross the bridge as gas prices are more expensive once you cross the Hudson.
On-street parking can be difficult to find and is often limited to a 2-hour maximum. Instead, it is best to focus your efforts on finding a parking garage within walking distance of your destination. Located one street behind the major thoroughfare of Washington Street, Montgomery Greene Garage offers a flat daily rate of only $15.