Newark, New Jersey is a short drive to many other states including New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. If you rent a car, you’ll be able to see so much more while on vacation. Spend a day or two in New York City then make a day trip to New Canaan, Connecticut to tour the Glass House or Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for some casino fun.
Flying into Newark offers easy access to numerous cities including Trenton, Long Island, Hoboken, and New York City. At Newark Liberty International Airport you’ll find it easy to rent a car. Depending upon what company you use, you can get to the rental desk at Station P2 or P3.
During your stay, you’ll find yourself frequenting the New Jersey Turnpike to get to numerous destinations including Hackensack and Ridgefield Park. Nevertheless, the turnpike can get really busy. If traveling north on the turnpike, consider taking the I-295 instead. It will be less hectic and lets you avoid the tolls, plus you can also get back on the turnpike from here if needed.
Traffic in Newark can be quite heavy during the daily commute. Newark’s rush hour is most busy from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. During this time the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway become especially congested. Before you leave the hotel you should listen to the traffic report to learn about accidents or construction projects. Alternative routes are also suggested.
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Standard rental cars in Newark are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average
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Some car rental companies in Newark which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Budget and Dollar
On average a hire car in Newark costs C$ 89 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 67/day), Ace (C$ 110/day) and Thrifty (C$ 113/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar Bldg 36 Stn P2 36 Carson Rd 07114 (5 kilometers from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Newark are Alamo (8.6, 511 reviews), Enterprise (8.2, 394 reviews), and Avis (7.9, 92 reviews).
The average gas price in Newark is C$ 4.16 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 (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Newark.
A Compact car rental in Newark costs C$ 73 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Newark costs C$ 102 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Newark costs C$ 79 per day, on average.
In Newark, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty Bldg 36 Stn P2 36 Carson Rd (6 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Newark costs C$ 623 per week (C$ 89 per day).
On average a rental car in Newark costs C$ 2,671 per month (C$ 89 per day).
Newark enjoys four distinct seasons – winter, spring, summer, and fall. So if you are visiting for the Christmas or New Year’s holiday, you might experience lots of snow. Therefore, an SUV might be best to get you through the snowy conditions. Other times of the year, a smart or compact car might be best when visiting Newark because of parking limitations. Simply put, a smaller car can more easily fit into a tight parking spot on the street.
The speed limit is 65 mph on both the Garden State Parkway and the NJ Turnpike. However, if you are traveling through residential neighborhoods, New Jersey law requires that you slow down to 25-35 mph, depending upon the zoning. Around the downtown area the speed limit is 30 mph. Watch for signs to avoid getting a speeding ticket.
Fuel prices in Newark, NJ range from 2.40 euros ($2.70) for regular gasoline to 2.90 euros ($3.30) per gallon for premium gas. This is slightly higher than the national average partially due to the increase in the New Jersey gas tax. During Christmas and other holidays gas prices tend to rise.
Because downtown Newark can be so busy, parking can be difficult to find. If you know when you are going to be in the area, you can reserve your space in a parking garage or lot ahead of time. This can be done through a variety of mobile apps like SpotHero or Parking Panda.