At a large airport like Newark, in a very large metropolitan area, you would expect to find quite a few public transportation options that can get you from the airport to several locations in the area. While that is true, one of the drawbacks of this method of transportation is that if you are traveling with quite a few people or luggage that makes this type of travel rather difficult. That is why car rental at Newark Airport (EWR) is a great alternative. Not only is renting a car a rather cost-effective way to get around this large and sprawling area, but it lets you accommodate all of your people and their things quite easily.
One of the great things about car rental at Newark Airport is it offers a convenient location surrounded by several interstate freeways and highways. Once you leave the airport you can quickly jump on either Interstate 95 or Interstate 78 and be on your way to a number of destinations in the area. You can get to downtown New York in about 30min from this airport.
Because this is a large airport situated in a large metropolitan area, you should expect difficult times for car rental at Newark Airport during both the morning and evening hours, as well as sometimes on weekends, and especially on a Friday afternoon. You may also find difficult rental times during holiday periods when travel is quite common for many travelers.
When utilizing car rental at Newark Airport it is important to discuss toll roads that exist around this airport with the rental car company. Many rental car companies will offer you transponder tags that will automatically pay the tolls and have the rental car companies pay those tolls, saving you the cost.
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FAQs about renting a car at Newark Airport
There are quite a few major rental car companies that have an operation at this airport. To find the rental car companies after your arrival, follow the signage for rental cars to take the AirTrain to their location. All the rental car companies have a location at Station P3 of the AirTrain system.
While it can seem overwhelming to return a car to a major airport like this, but the process is quite easy. As you approach the airport from either Highway 9 or 81 you will see ample signage directing you to rental car returns. Once you have returned your car, you can just leave your keys in the dropbox since most of the companies will offer a contactless drop-off option. After you have returned your car, hop aboard the AirTrain to take you back to the terminal building.
There can be a whole host of reasons why people travel to this part of the world. Very often travelers will make the trip here on business, and with that in mind, a good economy car or a sedan makes a recommended transportation choice. If instead, your business travel includes a large group, a passenger van or a minivan might be a great option for getting from place to place during your business travels.
As a rule of thumb, if you are looking for the quickest possible way to rent a car, it is best to stick with the largest rental car brands. At a large airport like this, they will often have information boards at their locations that will direct you to your car's location, saving you the time of waiting in line or dealing with any staff if you do not have any questions about your rental.
On average a rental car at Newark Airport costs C$ 128 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Payless (C$ 75/day), Dollar (C$ 84/day) and Thrifty (C$ 85/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies at Newark Airport are Alamo (7.3, 58 reviews), Avis (7.1, 56 reviews), and Sixt (6.6, 85 reviews).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Newark Airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Ace, Budget, Dollar, Payless, Avis, Advantage, and Hertz.