Finger Lakes car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Finger Lakes

EconomyC$ 74/day
CompactC$ 72/day
IntermediateC$ 70/day
StandardC$ 58/day
Full-sizeC$ 58/day
MinivanC$ 99/day
Full-size SUVC$ 260/day
PremiumC$ 97/day
LuxuryC$ 116/day
ConvertibleC$ 114/day
Pick-up truckC$ 77/day
Supplier choiceC$ 59/day
Compact SUVC$ 60/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 62/day
Standard SUVC$ 76/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Finger Lakes

  • With Fingerlakes car rentals, you get to choose your ideal car style. When taking kids to a ski resort in Bristol Mountain, consider a full-size SUV, which will give you enough space for gear. A minivan or passenger van (depending on headcount) for a weekend getaway with friends is perfect. If you’re planning to fly out through one of the nearby airports, reserve a one-way rental- a compact or economy-class model will suit you well. When taking a long-term rental for long distances, think about your comfort. Pick a  rental vehicle with enough legroom and one in which you can comfortably sleep. For instance, a mid-size SUV, e.g., a cross-over station wagon with foldable back seats and tinted windows, fits the bill.
  • When picking a car from the rental counter, you must show your driving license; other documentation, including your credit card, should match the name on your DL. A learner's permit won't allow you to rent a car. Car rental companies encourage you to take an excess insurance policy. If you choose not to take their coverage (which is often more cost-effective), then make sure that your personal policy or credit card can cater for damages that may occur during the trip (you never know what will happen).
  • Expect to pay tolls while driving on the NY State Thruway. Most Finger Lakes car rentals provide a pre-paid toll program featuring the E-ZPass at a reasonable fee. A rental car with E-ZPass has an electronic device that's automatically detected as you drive on the Thruway. Charges will be deducted from the rental agency's pre-paid account, so you don't have to use your own cash.
  • There are many places to park, particularly if you go camping at one of the great state parks. Parking in campgrounds is available at modest fees. Throughout the Finger Lakes region, dispersed camping is permitted around forests. You can also use rail trail parking and overnight parking in some well-known stores, but be sure to request permission from the manager.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Finger Lakes for C$ 72 or less
  • Book your rental car in Finger Lakes at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Finger Lakes are around 77% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Finger Lakes are around 2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Finger Lakes

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Finger Lakes?

    On average a rental car in Finger Lakes costs C$ 93 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Finger Lakes?

    Standard (Volkswagen Jetta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Finger Lakes.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Finger Lakes?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar (C$ 58/day), Hertz (C$ 70/day) and Budget (C$ 72/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Finger Lakes?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Finger Lakes are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.5, 99 reviews), Budget (7.8, 112 reviews), and Avis (7.7, 69 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Finger Lakes?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Finger Lakes?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Finger Lakes are Syracuse (50% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Finger Lakes), Rochester (17%) and Ithaca (6%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Finger Lakes?

    On average a rental car in Finger Lakes costs C$ 521 per week (C$ 74 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Finger Lakes?

    On average a rental car in Finger Lakes costs C$ 2,232 per month (C$ 74 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Finger lakes, New York?

    Renting a car in the Finger Lakes region of New York is the best way to enjoy scenic drives. It's safe and convenient, thanks to the wide-open and well-maintained roads. An added advantage of getting around in Finger Lakes car rentals is that you can pull over to explore its beautiful nature - this area has rivers, waterfalls, gorges, and more. The Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway is one of the favorite routes for road trips. Use an interactive map to find the best byway destinations and featured tourist spots on this road. If you're from another state or country, you can use your state-issued DL unless you become a resident of New York, in which case you need a New York State DL. An International Driving Permit is not necessary but could be helpful when renting a car.

  • What is driving like in Finger Lakes?

    Unless the road signs indicate otherwise, drive at 55 mph around Finger Lake towns. However, you should slow down to 40 mph within the state parks. Keep your seatbelt fastened at all times. Route NY-414 has some of the most beautiful scenes along Seneca Lake- lush vineyards and wineries are on the way. The best vistas of Canandaigua Lake are best experienced on County Road 12, Naples, NY, which leads to the southernmost part of the lake. It is a winding road nestled between hills and villages. Remember to pack some lunch for a picnic.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Finger Lakes?

    Even though anyone aged 16 and above can apply for a driving license in New York and start driving, car rental agencies in Finger lakes only rent out vehicles to customers who are a least 18 years. Nevertheless, drivers below 25 incur a surcharge because the provider perceives them as less experienced and more likely to cause accidents. Younger drivers are also limited to particular categories of vehicles. For instance, they are not eligible to rent full-size SUVs. Before picking a company, ask whether they have an upper age limit.

Car rental directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    18 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    15 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    5 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    5 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    3 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    3 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    2 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    2 Locations

  • payless

    Payless car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    1 Location

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Finger Lakes

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

C$ 75/day

Good deal

C$ 72/day

When to book a rental car in Finger Lakes

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