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New Haven, CT, United States
13 May — 20 May
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New Haven car rental Information

Pick-up locationNew Haven
Rental locations16
Airport locations6

New Haven car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Budget
Best rated
7.5 Good (62 reviews)
3 locations in New Haven
Budget
Locations in New Haven
155 Burr Street+1 203 468 5704
Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
170 Olive Street+1 203 786 6584
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
50 Union Avenue+1 203 782 0082
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
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From C$ 44/dayRated #2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.2 Good (53 reviews)
1 location in New Haven
Hertz
Locations in New Haven
1 George Street+1 203 777 6861
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
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Rated #3
National
8.6 Excellent (9 reviews)
2 locations in New Haven
National
Locations in New Haven
155 Burr St+1 203 468 5725
Monday12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
290 State St+1 888 826 6890
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 8.6
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From C$ 68/dayRated #4
Enterprise
7 Good (18 reviews)
3 locations in New Haven
Enterprise
Locations in New Haven
155 Burr St+1 203 468 5725
Monday12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2 Amity Rd+1 203 397 4999
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
408 Crown St+1 203 789 2252
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 7
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Rated #5
Avis
6.2 Good (20 reviews)
3 locations in New Haven
Avis
Locations in New Haven
155 Burr Street+1 203 466 2847
Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
170 Olive Street+1 203 772 6626
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
50 Union Avenue+1 203 624 2161
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
  • 6.5
  • 7
  • 5.9
  • 5.8
  • 6.5
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Sunnycars
2 locations in New Haven
Sunnycars
Locations in New Haven
155 Burr Street
290 State Street
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Easirent
1 location in New Haven
Easirent
Locations in New Haven
Tweed-New Haven Airport
MondayInvalid Date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid Date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid Date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid Date - 23:59
FridayInvalid Date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid Date - 23:59
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Thrifty
1 location in New Haven
Thrifty
Locations in New Haven
2260 Whitney Avenue+1 203 466 0439
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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162 travellers who rented a car in New Haven gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near New Haven

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 55/day

Good deal

C$ 51/day

When to book a rental car in New Haven

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in New Haven

  • It is highly recommended that visitors of New Haven rent a car, as the city is much more easily navigated in your vehicle than via public transportation. This is partly because public transportation is fairly limited, plus because the city was designed primarily with private vehicles in mind. For example, say you want to visit West Rock Ridge State Park. It is just a 12-minute drive of 3.4 miles from central New Haven, but with public transport it can take up to 30 minutes to get there.
  • Travelers arriving at Tweed New Haven Airport can find the rental car desks in Tweed Terminal’s Arrivals Lobby.
  • Beware using your phone while driving in New Haven, as it is illegal throughout the state of Connecticut to call, text, or use cell phones when driving unless it is hands-free. This also includes using your phone as a GPS device. It is advised that drivers make sure to have their passengers handle the phone duties when driving, otherwise you risk incurring a fine.
  • Drivers will be happy to hear that, while New Haven does experience its share of rush hour traffic, it is by no means severe. Drivers can expect the morning rush hour to start up at around 7:00 a.m. and to last until 9:00 a.m., while the afternoon rush hour starts at around 4:00 p.m. and finishes up by about 6:30 p.m. most weekdays. During the peak times, College Street and Howard Avenue are two of the main roads that drivers avoid to escape the worst traffic.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in New Haven for C$ 51 or less
  • Book your rental car in New Haven at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in New Haven are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in New Haven

  • Some car rental companies in New Haven which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz and Enterprise

  • On average a hire car in New Haven costs C$ 55 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in New Haven are Budget (7.5, 71 reviews), and Hertz (7.2, 56 reviews).

  • The average gas price in New Haven is C$ 3.95 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 47 and C$ 63, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in New Haven.

  • Car rental companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, National and Payless.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from John F Kennedy Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, National and Payless.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in New Haven costs C$ 55 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in New Haven costs C$ 65 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in New Haven costs C$ 44 per day, on average.

  • In New Haven, cars are most frequently rented at Avis 50 Union Avenue (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in New Haven costs C$ 388 per week (C$ 55 per day).

  • On average a rental car in New Haven costs C$ 1,661 per month (C$ 55 per day).

  • New Haven is an older city that goes back to the early Colonial days in the U.S. and, as a result, many of its streets are on the smaller side. For the most part, mid-sized and smaller vehicles are your best bet for driving in comfort in New Haven because there are times when larger SUVs and trucks may feel oversized on the road. This is especially the case when it comes to finding on-street parking.

  • Residential and neighborhood roads in New Haven feature speed limits of 20 to 40 mph, while urban roads go up to 50 mph. Outside of New Haven proper, the roads have speed limits of anywhere from 45 to 55 mph. Interstates have speed limits that go up to 65 mph.

  • The average price per gallon of gas in New Haven is around $2.60. This is fairly average for the Northeast, with New York City having comparable prices.

  • If you are in the downtown area, parking garages and lots are likely the safest bet. On-street parking can be difficult to find downtown, especially during the peak hours of the day. Outside of the downtown core and university district, streetside parking is plentifully available and drivers should have an easier time finding available spaces. Hourly parking garages in New Haven typically start at $2.00 per hour.