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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Newark

  • A visit to Newark is much more enjoyable with a Newark car rental. A rental car gives you the advantage of exploring the city as much as you can as opposed to the inconvenience of depending on public transport. The best places to visit in Newark are the Ironbound neighborhood, a large shopping district, the Newark Museum, which hosts over 80 galleries, and a view of the world's largest glass window at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. A car rental in Newark also allows you to explore longer drives to other areas like Brookdale Park and Bloomfield.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport is the gateway to Newark City. Several car rental companies have offices at Parking P1-P4 of the airport. You can get to the car rental booths by taking the airport's AirTrain, which connects the terminals to the parking.
  • Newark is considered to be a bikeable city rather than walkable. As a result, young people are always on bikes or skateboards. Since you'll encounter many cyclists and skateboarders on the road, always be alert while driving. The law expects you to honk at them before you pass. Additionally, Newark is a New Jersey college town, so be on the lookout for jaywalking college students.
  • Newark is regarded as the most populated city in New Jersey. There are over 100,000 commuters every day. As expected, traffic congestion is prone in the early mornings as people drive to work and evenings as they head back home.
  • Book your rental car in Newark at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Newark are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Newark

  • How much is gas price in Newark?

    The average gas price in Newark is C$ 5.25 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 63 and C$ 84, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Newark?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Newark.

  • Which car rental companies are at Philadelphia airport (PHL)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Philadelphia airport include Kyte, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Payless, Sixt, Alamo and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Philadelphia airport (PHL)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Philadelphia airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Payless, Sixt, Alamo and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Newark?

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Newark?

    A Compact car rental in Newark costs C$ 80 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Newark?

    An Economy car rental in Newark costs C$ 100 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for Newark?

    The type of car rental you get while in Newark depends on the activities you want to do. An SUV will do the trick if you get out of town for nature exploration. On the other hand, if you want to explore the city, a mid-size sedan is ideal.

  • What is the speed limit in Newark?

    The law still requires you to follow speed limit rules even with a car rental in Newark. The speed limit in the city varies depending on location. Generally, the speed limit in Newark is 25 mph. These include places like residential districts and business areas. The school district's limit reduces to 20 mph for obvious reasons. In certain low-density residential neighborhoods and business areas, the limit is 35 mph, while on all other roadways, the limit is 50 mph. All interstates and some state highways have a limit of 55 mph and others 65 mph. Over and above the mentioned speed limits, certain places in Newark are different. For example, the speed limit on Park Avenue to East Orange City Line is 30 mph; on Port Street, it is 40 mph; on Raymond Boulevard, it's 35 mph; and on Route NJ21 McCarter Highway, its 45 mph. Due to the varying speed limits in different areas, always look at road signage to identify which limit applies.

  • Which is the best place to park in Newark?

    A justifiable concern for people looking to rent a car in Newark is the availability of parking spots. The good news is that Newark has several parking lots and garages. Nonetheless, the downtown area has limited parking spots. Newark has areas with free parking spots, which are difficult to find. Some streets with free parking are Bleeker, Halsey, New, University Avenue, Washington, Colden, Lock, Summit, Hudson, and Newark. If you don't find a free parking spot, you can park at cheap garage parking spots on Edison, Mulberry, Lafayette, Raymond Boulevard, and New Streets. The city of Newark has alternate side parking and following the City of Newark on Twitter is the best way to know what side pertains to what time and unplanned changes.

Newark car rental reviews and directory

Budget

9.5

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Newark

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Locations in Newark

915 S Chapel St

+1 302 368 5864

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Everything was great- easy to book, clear terms, hire/rental was exactly as expected. Easy to contact Budget to extend the hire by phone (automated service). Very quick check-in and check-out.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.0

Wonderful

22 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.8

3 locations in Newark

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Locations in Newark

1355 Marrows Rd

+1 302 266 7777

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2405 Pulaski Hwy

+1 302 454 2939

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

430 Newark Shopping Center

+1 302 292 0524

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very good

Dec. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good price.

Cons:

Enterprise never contacted me to let me know the site where I was to pick up the car was closed due to Covid. They said they didn't have any contact info for me but when I got to the other location, they had my phone number. A little frustrating.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great customer service!

9.6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was pleasant and pickup/drop-off was easy.

Cons:

The security deposit fee was not as transparent as it could've been. It was buried within the rental agreement, and even including a rough estimate (based on vehicle class) in the cost total would've been helpful. We thankfully had a second form of payment to cover the balance and avoid catastrophe.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

From the guy I picked the car up from all the way to the woman I returned it to I can’t tell you enough how flawless and perfect everything went..The Camry absolutely exceeded any of my expectations and the staff matched that excellence equally!! I will continue to rely on the Newark Shopping Center Enterprise whenever I need a rental!!

Cons:

There’s honestly not one thing I didn’t like..As close to perfection as you could possibly be!!

7.6 Good

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice new vehicle was ready for pick-up. Crew was helpful as usual.

Cons:

Enterprise's gas practice is terrible as you get gas at random location on gauge, and have to return it with same.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Employees were friendly.

1 out of 4

Hertz

5.1

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

4.7

3 locations in Newark

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Locations in Newark

1164 Pulaski Hwy

+1 302 836 0430

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00

1344 Marrows Rd

+1 302 737 5420

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

1344 Marrows Road

+1 302 737 5420

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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2.0 Poor

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
Bad

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
Could have been a newer car. Had to pay $94 extra at the rental place. Please don't hide any fees.

2.0 Poor

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
The car had Wi-Fi, a touchscreen and great backup camera. However the remote to the car never worked. It slipped gears when shifting and pulled to the right to hard.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

A few minutes before I was supposed to arrive, Hertz called and cancelled my rental. I continued to drive the additional minute-and-a-half to the office and walk inside to see if they had some vehicle they could rent me. The agent said they could not. The agent said that they did not have any Vehicles available. When I inquired about when I could make a reservation to get the specific class of vehicle I had booked the agent said that they were not taking reservations because all of them were booked up for the foreseeable future. Which doesn't make much sense. However, I would like to clarify that the agent was not the problem. The agent was respectful and courteous despite delivering undesirable news with not available placations. I believe that the source of the problem lies in the local market logistics. More specifically, I believe the problem lies with whomever is responsible for making sure that vehicles are available for the reservations. I would like that part investigated and solved.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

SUV reservation was cancelled because I didn't meet the 2 hour pickup appointment window Car smelled like a skunk got in! Windows were smeared with grease. 2020 Nissan Altima shook violently at highway speed. Overall very displeased with the Hertz experience.

9.2 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Was really excellent, in and out seamlessly!!! Will recommend!

Cons:

Better signs directing to store front and clearer marking where to park at establishment!!!!

1 out of 6

Avis

3.9

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

7.9

One location in Newark

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Locations in Newark

915 S Chapel St

+1 302 368 5950

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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3.2 Poor

Jul. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

No waiting time because no other customers were at the Newark drop off point for Avis

Cons:

I never got his name, but the tall, heavy set African-American guy who was at the front desk when I returned the rental car scammed me for cash for himself and should be fired. Seriously. I've been waiting for this review opportunity because I have no clue who else to contact about this. When I returned the van -- after filling it up with gas beyond full for a total of $30 just an hour or so before returning the van, the guy at the front desk seemed real nice and friendly, took the car keys to check the condition of the car, and then returned and suddenly announced (still with a nice demeanor and smile on his face), that the gas tank was "just a smidge" under the Full level, but "we could take care of that" for just $5 in cash ... otherwise he'd have to charge me the usual rate for extra gas and put it on my credit card that was on file. I told him I had just filled up the entire tank, but he still said it was under the max of full. In hindsight, I should have insisted on going out to the parking lot WITH him to show him it was filled even beyond full just barely an hour before, but I was already so exhausted from the move, that I wanted to get home ... and he was "so nice." (Stupid me, from New York City, I should have known a scam when I saw one.) I looked in my wallet and discovered I only had a $10 bill. He said that would be fine, but he didn't have any change ... So after renting the van for a whole week for a well-worth-it $500, that $10 I gave this con artist ruined my entire experience renting from Avis, and made me realize I had been taken by someone who had this sort of thing down pat. Since he is the only person in that entire Avis office at the drop off point, he clearly is used to saying the exact same thing and making money off the books for himself by getting people to give him "tips" in exchange for lying to them about how much is in their gas tank. I typically don't complain about anything, but this is ONE thing that needs to be addressed by Avis. If someone is really and truly reading this feedback, as opposed to just doing the perfunctory e-mail questionnaire to make customers think Avis really cares about their experience, they will call me back or email me within 24 hours after reading this so that we can discuss and take some action. Scam artists have no place being hired for the front counter of any Avis car place. The guy from Pakistan at the Avis rental place in Hoboken, where I picked up the car to begin with, was the epitome of professionalism, courtesy, good humor and genuine helpfulness (and should probably be promoted to manager, if he isn't already). Any company he works for would be lucky to have him, and customers clearly and deservedly love him. The exact opposite is unfortunately the case for the guy in Avis's Newark drop off place.

3.9 Poor

Aug. 2021

KAYAK
I was told by Avis that i can call the local office 24 h prior, to arrange for pickup service. I kept calling the local office through the number listed i. google and no one answers, i was always routed to the central office. I had to go to the office myself 24 h prior, to be told that they don’t offer a pickup service. Also i only had my debt card , they only take Credit cards, they should specifically say when booking that debt cards are not accepted

1 out of 1

Dollar

5.9

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Newark

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1344 Marrows Road

+1 302 737 5420

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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Thrifty

5.7

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Newark

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Locations in Newark

1344 Marrows Road

+1 302 737 5420

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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57 travellers who rented a car in Newark gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.8

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