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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Montclair

  • Renting a car in Montclair is the best way to explore the Essex County township. It’s a better alternative to public transportation options, which limit you to specific parts of the township. You can drive comfortably to various destinations in and out of Montclair. One popular option is a drive to the charming town of Princeton, approximately 45 minutes southwest of Montclair. Known for its prestigious university and picturesque downtown area, Princeton offers a mix of historical sites, beautiful architecture, and quaint shops and cafes. With Montclair car rentals, you can also enjoy a scenic drive to the Hudson River Valley, about an hour north of Montclair.
  • If you’re visiting Montclair, you’ll most likely fly into one of the major airports in New York close to the township: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) (approximately 9.6 miles), New York La Guardia (LGA) (about 18.1 miles), or John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) (about 25.7 miles). These airports have on-site car rental agencies. You’ll find them at Stations P2 and P3 in EWR, the Arrivals Hall near the Baggage Claim Area in JFK, and Terminal A in LGA. Some agencies provide frequent free shuttle services between the Terminals and offsite rental facilities at La Guardia Airport.
  • Driving in Montclair, NJ, is generally easy because of well-maintained roads. The roads are also well-marked. When driving through the township, be prepared to stop for pedestrians and cyclists. Slow down as you approach intersections and highly-populated zones like business districts, residential areas, and school zones.
  • Montclair is a favorite spot for a day trip in New Jersey, so the township usually records heavy traffic during weekends, holidays, and peak tourist months from May to September. Rush hour traffic is also common on weekdays from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 7 pm. The heaviest traffic is typically on Route 22, a major highway running through the township, and College Avenue, a major road next to Montclair State University. Plan your trip and avoid driving during rush hour.
  • Book your rental car in Montclair at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Montclair

  • How much is the price of fuel in Montclair?

    The average price of fuel in Montclair is ₹ 319 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 3,826 and ₹ 5,102, depending on the car size.

  • Which hire car agencies are at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    Car hire companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Budget, Avis, Sixt, Dollar, Thrifty, Ace, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Yesaway.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Newark airport (EWR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Newark airport include Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Alamo, Sixt and Ace.

  • Which hire car agencies are at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Hertz, Budget, Sixt, Dollar, Thrifty and Yesaway.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from John F Kennedy Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Budget, Avis, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Newark airport (EWR)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Newark airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Alamo and Ace.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in Montclair?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Montclair?

    A Standard car hire in Montclair costs ₹ 6,303 per day, on average.

  • Which type of car is recommended for driving in Montclair, NJ?

    The roads in Montclair are well-maintained and accessible by regular cars. Consider your needs when choosing a vehicle from car rentals in Montclair. An economy rental is the best option if you’re traveling alone with less luggage. For group travel, you can get a standard, compact, or minivan rental, which accommodates 5 adults and several bags. You can rent an SUV if a trip to various offroad destinations in and out of Montclair is part of your itinerary. Car rentals in Montclair have a selection of vehicles matching your needs.

  • What’s the speed limit in Montclair, NJ?

    When you opt for car rentals in Montclair, you should familiarize yourself with posted speed limits on different roads in the township and nearby areas. Unless otherwise posted, the general speed limit in Montclair, NJ, is 25 mph in school zones, business districts, or residential areas; 35 mph in less populated business and residential districts; 50 mph on other roadways; 55 mph on all interstates and some state highways; and 65 mph on some state highways. Patrol vehicles with radar units are always on Montclair roads, so always watch out for the posted speed limits on different roads to avoid a speeding ticket.

  • Where are the best places to park in Montclair, NJ?

    Montclair, NJ, has plenty of parking options. The Bay Street Train Station at 8 Bay Street, downtown Montclair, offers parking for commuters and visitors. It charges $2.50 per hour for the first two hours and $1.50 for each additional hour. The North Fullerton Parking Deck at 10 North Fullerton Avenue is another parking option with an EV charging station. The parking rate is $2 per hour. Other parking options in Montclair include Crescent Deck Parking Garage and the Hub Parking Garage. On-street parking is available and metered with rates starting from $2 per hour from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday.

Montclair car rental reviews and directory

Payless

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Montclair

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Locations in Montclair

575 Valley Rd

+1 862 333 4048

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Budget

9.6

Wonderful

8 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.3

2 locations in Montclair

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Locations in Montclair

105 Bloomfield Avenue

+1 973 228 7532

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

575 Valley Rd

+1 973 746 2446

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8.8 Very Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy drop-off. Staff was friendly and very helpful

Cons:

Sunday drop-off option

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was great

2.0 Poor

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Showed up at 10:00 to pick up my car (to head to VT for the funeral of my best friend)...and was told 'they are closed' by person in adjoining business. Ended up not being able to locate a car nearby and had to use my own car (which is not in the best shape) for a 4 hour drive there and back. Do not understand why the owner could not have called me since, in order to get there (& back), I needed a Lyft. Be sure to CONTACT this location via phone before heading out or you might have a problem.

9.6 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Appreciated that the 'flaws' on the car were identified on paperwork when car was picked up. Transaction was handled quickly and we were on our way in no time!! Car was in great shape; very clean and good mileage (Nissan Versa). No hassle using a debit card!!

Cons:

Only issue was that I could not leave my car in the area for the weekend that I was gone. At another location (Clifton), you could park on the street nearby, vehicle was safe and no hassle of needing a second driver.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I reservered a compact but because they didn't have one, I was given the next size up.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great but the service as always at the Montclair location was the best. She is honest and upfront about fees and charges, knows all the details and can make helpful recommendations. And she knows her cars. She made the somber trip to a funeral so much less of a hassle and it was a less difficult day.

Cons:

No complaints

1 out of 2

Hertz

8.0

Very Good

27 reviews

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.8

One location in Montclair

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Locations in Montclair

40 Claremont Avenue

+1 973 744 7409

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I didn’t have a car reservation through rental cars.com. I ubered 20 minutes from the airport to place that had no car for me. I won’t be using Kayak again

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They didn't have available cars.

6.4 Okay

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful, really tried when had some VISA card issues.

Cons:

Cleaner place, and more seats

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly. Car was very clean.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Front desk help was very pleasant. Very quick pick up//drop off. Would recommend and use them again.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The services were good and the rent car had all funcionality for the days that I had the car.

1 out of 5

Avis

7.7

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.2

2 locations in Montclair

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Locations in Montclair

105 Bloomfield Avenue

+1 973 228 1315

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

575 Valley Rd

+1 973 746 1214

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, good rate convenient pickup and drop off

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, helpful staff. Pick up/ drop off was convenient. Definitely will recommend and use again.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Avis representative "Kenya" is very helpful and accommodating. We requested a mini van and she tied her best to help us acquire a minivan not just a 7 seat passenger vehicle.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

None

Cons:

They charged more money "Avis"

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
It was an amazing experience I ‘ll go back to that Avis anytime I’ll recommend to all mine friends and family members. Theirs cars are clean and the their price is great.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
There was a mistake in the communication btw kayak and Avis, seemingly a error on the Kayak website. We booked a passenger van through Kayak but realized day-of that the reservation we had w/ Avis was for a truck. They were less than sympathetic or helpful.

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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4 locations in Montclair

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113 Grove Street

+1 973 783 3868

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610 Route 46 West

+1 973 812 7676

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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701 Bloomfield Ave

+1 973 571 0550

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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85 Washington Street

+1 973 325 6444

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and professional.

Cons:

Location should have more large size SUV in stock to choose from.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Response on phone to 800 number regarding my question on ezpass.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Never recived my vehicle

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was as I expected. The car was good on gas and very comfortable

Cons:

One of my best experiences renting a car

4.8 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It took 30 minutes to drop off. No other place has a wait that long just for a simple receipt. They should prioritize drop offs.

8.8 Very Good

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Mike was super customer friendly.

Cons:

The pick up took so long we ended up making our own arrangements to get there. To make up for it, when it looked like the drop off would take too long, Mike arranged and paid for an Uber.

1 out of 5

71 travellers who rented a car in Montclair gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

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