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Pick-up location Newark
Rental locations 27
Airport locations 22

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Newark

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (129 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Alamo
Locations in Newark
25 Newark Airport Bldg 25
+1 844 727 2984
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 8.0
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.0
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
7.6 Good
1 Sep 2016
Insurance is ridiculous. Is practically mandatory
Pros: The car was great The employee was very kind
Cons: Insurance for third parties is ridiculous. The limit is $ 100,000 which is practically zero. In Italy that it is not a rich country the statutory minimum is € 5 million. is practically mandatory additional insurance (SLI) which costs $ 18 / day plus tax. In addition the policy on the damage to the car (Kasko) is extra.
9.6 Excellent
24 Oct 2016
Pros: Great car, fast pickup and return
Cons: Alamo insisted I needed extra insurance, I would like to know this beforehand
8.0 Excellent
7 Aug 2017
Pros: I did not rent a car to Hanover..
8.0 Excellent
27 Aug 2017
Pros: Easy to join the airport
8.0 Excellent
24 Nov 2017
Cons: Dropoff
8.0 Excellent
28 Mar 2018
Pros: Didn’t have any issues w car.
Cons: I paid for a premium suv, got a Toyota minivan because the premium vehicle was not available.
7.6 Good
9 Apr 2018
Ez pass issues
Pros: Clean, good, almost new car
Cons: Non working ez pass - figured out after 400 miles... lost 1 day fir explaining them...
4.4 Okay
11 Apr 2018
Pros: Good, clean comfortable car.
Cons: Requested economy car but got a larger one. They tried to rip me off for extra charges at the end.
6.0 Good
21 Jul 2018
Pros: process was smooth
Cons: expensive
10.0 Excellent
12 Aug 2018
Excellent service
Pros: Quick and efficient Everything worked very smooth will definitely rent with Alamo again
Cons: Not enough persons working at the front desk on a Sunday
Rated no. 2
Advantage
5.4 Okay (113 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Advantage
Locations in Newark
Building 36,Station P2, 36 Carson Road
+1 973 623 4989
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 5.1
  • 5.6
  • 5.9
  • 4.9
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
10 Oct 2016
Pros: Price
Cons: Rules and policies regarding Insurance
3.6 Mediocre
22 Oct 2016
Great service, poor automobile and pickup procedur
Pros: Great pickup personnel at desk and with drop off. The car they gave me was not in the space they told me, it was parked next to it in overflow parking. I got all the way packed, inspected and to the gate before someone told me I was in wrong car. Cost me an hour to get it straightened out.
Cons: See above to start. The car was in poor shape. Banged up rear fender and missing hub cap. It had almost 31,000 miles on it.
10.0 Excellent
3 Nov 2016
Pros: Pick up and drop off easy
Cons: When booking all the fees and all rhe options do not apear.
6.0 Good
30 Dec 2016
Second rental same results
Pros: Customer service was good but car was poor. Lots of scratches and dings, interior tire pressure warning light on the entire time.
5.6 Okay
1 Mar 2017
Outside service awful
Pros: Free upgrade to larger, nicer car.
Cons: After inside paperwork was done, was told to go outside and find attendant. Finally found her texting someone in one of the cars at which point she took my paperwork, examined the the parking spot and led me to a nice car. Unfortunately it was the wrong one, discovered by the gate agent. Took me another 45 mins to get out of lot. Upon check in, the attendant was absent again, finally found her texting again in another car.
2.0 Mediocre
2 Mar 2017
Didn't get a car
Pros: Nothing
Cons: They didn't have a car for me when I got there.
2.0 Mediocre
8 Jun 2017
Worst rental ever
Cons: Customer service and rules are aweful. I reserved a car with this company cuz it was cheaper and spent 20$ for taxi to get ther but wasn't able to pick it up because have been told that I have to have my own insurance even can't buy it from them therefore didn't get qualified even tho there was no mention of it on confirmation. How can I have insurance or what am I going to do with that if don't have a car, that's why I'm renting it. So I ended up paying triple price of what I suppose to pay with reservation.
2.8 Mediocre
18 Sep 2017
Cons: Really bad client service
4.4 Okay
19 Sep 2017
Not reliable booking price
Pros: The car was clean and what we expected
Cons: The price on the booking did not reflect the final amount paid. Taxes and other fees were not including in the booking leading to a wrong comparison with other possibilities.
2.0 Mediocre
30 Nov 2017
Overpriced, not worth the money
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: My experience with Advantage rentals has been terrible. This was the third time I rented a car from them and the service is no good, they have a lot of hidden charges. These charges are from Advantage as well as the third party website that I book from, (Kayak in this case) The cars are not even clean and they really do not have much of a choice in selection. Its been a totally disappointing experience and I will never be renting or recommending Advantage to any of my friends again. Made my trip a terrible experience as I had to shell out a lot of money just for the car rentals, and also getting a dirty car for my money. NOT WORTH IT.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
7.7 Good (66 reviews)
4 locations in Newark
Enterprise
Locations in Newark
1 Raymond Plz W/ Penn Station
+1 973 242 8300
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday15:00 - 19:00
180 Washington Street
+1 973 639 1911
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
25 Newark Airport Bldg 25
+1 844 727 2982
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
585 Mccarter Hwy
+1 973 622 2900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.6
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
28 Nov 2016
Pros: Realy good service and great price
Cons: Location quite difficult to find
10.0 Excellent
4 Oct 2016
Great.
Pros: Jennifer, the young lady who received me at the time I was picking up the car made a great impression and was really helpful and professional. I rented from many others locations in recent months and she made this really unique. Working in hospitality, I can tell she knows how to relate to the client which is important.
10.0 Excellent
10 Oct 2016
Pros: The value and ease of rental made My trip effortless.
10.0 Excellent
10 Oct 2016
Pros: Had to change plans last minute because we got bumped from our flight and flew to a different airport. Call and within 5 minutes had another reservation. Received great personal service and drop off was less than 5 minutes. Will certainly rent again from Enterprise.
9.6 Excellent
12 Oct 2016
Cons: Price was a bit higher than we wanted to pay
6.8 Good
18 Oct 2016
Pros: Savings
Cons: The car itself....no choices....only one car available....
3.6 Mediocre
20 Nov 2016
Shady Company
Cons: We got overcharge almost $200 of fees because the Entreprise representative instead of telling us that we were in the wrong location made a new contract without telling us and did not honored our reservation at all Result instead of paying $239.16 all charges included we end up paying $423.16 Shady people Would never go with this company again
7.2 Good
21 Nov 2016
Wrong pickup location
Pros: The pickup Kayak assigned me was to an enterprise office not at Newark airport but would have involved a 20 min cab ride across town with all my luggage. Luckily the enterprise staff at Newark were very helpful. My booking wasn't transferable but they were able to find me a booking at a similar price. I had to pay more though.
Cons: Kayak pickup location is not at the airport.
2.0 Mediocre
3 Dec 2016
Did not rent
Pros: The convenience of near ewr was attractive, The rate was definitely very good for a minivan
Cons: Did not like the limited mileage Hence I did not rent the minivan again from Enterprise I made other arrangenents
10.0 Excellent
5 Jan 2017
all good
Pros: helpful friendly kind and professional
Rated no. 4
Hertz
6.9 Good (45 reviews)
2 locations in Newark
Hertz
Locations in Newark
589 Ferry Street
+1 973 250 6405
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday
Newark Airport Building 23
+1 973 621 2000
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
30 Aug 2017
Pros: The customer service was excellent - very friendly and helpful staff
Cons: Nothing
4.0 Okay
12 Sep 2017
Cons: Gave me a car that stunk like smoke Wanted to charge $13+ per day to let my wife drive even though I'm a Hertz Gold Club Member
4.0 Okay
18 Sep 2017
Pros: car was new and ok.
Cons: they hide costs about the insurance. the e Zpass dosent working all the time and i mus tto pay now penalties....as i can uderstand from the people to who working to pay tolls it is something that happpen often....
8.8 Excellent
28 Sep 2017
Pros: Car was in super condition and clean. Drop off was smooth as silk!
Cons: Pick up - the lines were too long and there weren't enough attendants. Wifi did not work at the pick up location. Also, although they advertised Sirius Radio and wifi hotspot in the car, neither of these worked. They also did not offer us the EZ Pass options and it resulted in long lines at toll booths.
10.0 Excellent
25 Sep 2016
Quick service
Pros: Good customer service, no waiting time
Cons: Lady's bathroom could be improved.
8.8 Excellent
29 Sep 2016
Interesting experience
Pros: Ease of pickup
Cons: I have gold status. I entered my number, hit the icon for getting a discount and the quoted price more than doubled!! Started over and reserved at the price obtained on Kayak. Then I don't get credit for the rental. Pretty unique way to treat a customer.
6.0 Good
4 Oct 2016
More explicit information when a car only seats 2
Cons: When I arrived, I was told I booked a car that only seated 2 people. I can't imagine making that oversight when I was intentionally booking a car suitable for 4 people traveling with me. The other person in my party booked the same and had the same incident. I don't know if it was Hertz doing a bait and switch or if the process on Kayak was not transparent, but I hope there can be more clarity upfront so we don't feel foolish or taken advantage of. I've booked with Hertz many times before and this was the first time this occurred, and I wouldn't note it if it hadn't happened to both groups who made a Kayak reservation.
2.0 Mediocre
11 Oct 2016
Simply bad miscommunication as well we bad informa
Cons: I waited in line at 3AM for 40 minutes, because they are short staffed. they put me over the phone with a live representative. She was not very helpful at all and asked that I have to wait 30 minutes to get my car. Meanwhile, the counter person was helpful enough, but then told me that they cannot accept debit cards!!?! Asked me to come back at 6PM to pick up the vehicle. He told me if I can't do that, go ahead and go to the next stop and get it from someone else, because no one at this terminal would take debit. Also he claimed that I can call hertz and get the pre-paid refund, which later I found out is not true. Nonetheless, after an hour30 minutes, I left with no car, no reservation, in the middle of the airport. So I walked over to Alamo, and they basically rented me the same car with the same price and took my debt.
4.4 Okay
14 Nov 2016
Poor Service at EWR Pickup
Pros: Dropoff was smooth.
Cons: Very poor customer service at the counter and kiosk at Newark. Poor service prolonged the paperwork, and the price and billing were not correct. The car was fine, and dropoff was okay. Didn't get the value for my money I expected via Kayak
4.0 Okay
17 Dec 2016
Very Disappointed
Pros: Drop off was quick
Cons: I spent more than an hour in line to pick up my car. Only a few people working, and several people in line. The following day, my tire was flat. They told me to go exchange the car after roadside assistance came to put the spare on. The nearest exchange place was an hour away, so for the sake of time, I had the tire fixed at a local tire shop and decided to suck up the cost. Unfortunately the tire went flat again the following day, so I had roadside assistance change the tire and I went to exchange the car. It was 2 1/2 hours of my time--late for a business dinner--oh well. The initial car ran hard (I was driving a compact ford) and was very uncomfortable. It only had 34k miles on it, but it ran like a much older car. The new car was much better and more comfortable. But as I was driving again (in the middle of nowhere) I found that that car's tire had a slow air leak.
Rated no. 5
Budget
6.5 Good (91 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Budget
Locations in Newark
38 Carson Road
+1 973 961 2990
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.0
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
15 Oct 2016
Pros: Very affordable option
Cons: Car smelled a little like smoke. I think a smoker had it previously.
6.8 Good
20 Mar 2017
Good value
Pros: Car was newer than most, comfortable and ready when I got there.
Cons: Customer service woman was grumpy though efficient. There was no way to make notes of previous damage done to the car. The placemats had been taken out and Bluetooth was not available on the radio.
7.6 Good
29 Mar 2017
Pros: Car very nice
Cons: Drop off location I requested was not the drop off I got. Was very inconvenient to drop off in Kenvil instead of Hacketstown. Why did the rental company pick up on this?
5.2 Okay
16 Jun 2017
Pros: Car was clean and new.
Cons: Long line for pickup and drop off.
5.2 Okay
23 Jul 2017
Pros: Easy pick-up/drop-off. Convenient access to Budget office via Newark Skytrain. Surprised by lack of assistance in locating car and checking out of the lot. Decent car make/model in great working condition.
Cons: Car was dirty at pick-up. Stained seats, dirt on the floor. Poor value for the money spent.
10.0 Excellent
28 Jul 2017
Pros: I dropped off my rental car here and it was a smooth and easy process.it was great!
8.0 Excellent
23 Oct 2017
Pros: Both pickup and dropoff were excellent - quick and efficient.
Cons: Although car was clean throughout a previous driver or passenger must have been a smoker as there was a lingering smell of cigarette smoke. Car felt like it had more than 15k miles on it but that might just have been the model or the car.
5.6 Okay
14 Dec 2017
Pros: They reversed the $15 charge when asked.
Cons: They tried to charge me $15 because I drove under 75 miles, even though I returned the gasoline tank full. The dude who handled the drop-off outdoors was unfriendly.
10.0 Excellent
22 Jun 2018
Cons: Hard to find reasonable gas near drop off.
5.2 Okay
19 Jul 2018
It was ok
Pros: good car
Cons: hard to find their office in new jersey
Rated no. 6
Dollar
6.3 Good (89 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Dollar
Locations in Newark
Bldg 36 Stn P2 36 Carson Rd
+1 866 434 2226
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.0
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 5.8
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
17 Sep 2017
Pros: The car I reserved was not ready when I get there. I was told no definite time I have to wait. I waited for more than 45 minutes and they try to force me to take the compact with the same charge. I had no choice but took it. They finally offer me 50$ deduction for the entire 8 days rental period.( $6 / day discount). Reception was not friendly at all.
10.0 Excellent
26 Oct 2017
Pros: Pick up at Newark was a dream. Car was amazing. Thanks!
2.0 Mediocre
14 May 2018
Don't even think about it.
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: The cars were bad. The staff was rude. The call center was unable to help at all. And they give you a faulty car on purpose then charge you for the fix. I would suggest you look somewhere else.
7.2 Good
30 Oct 2018
Hope it doesn't rain when you return a car.
Cons: On the day that we returned the car, it was raining. There a no covered shelters to return your car. Although the check in process was quick it was not thorough. We were drenched when we got in the car rental terminal and so was our baggage. Totally unenjoyable experience and then having to board your flight wet.
5.6 Okay
8 Oct 2019
Cons: I reserved car for aproximately 90$, but got 134$ bill at reception desk
9.6 Excellent
11 Oct 2015
good experience
Pros: price and how quickly I picked up my car
10.0 Excellent
19 Oct 2015
Met expectations
Pros: It cost exactly what they said it would, no surprises.
4.0 Okay
25 Oct 2015
Cons: Service at pickup was terrible. Long line, two people working counter but only one processing customers. Waited in line over 30 minutes at 11pm at night.
4.0 Okay
25 Oct 2015
Cons: I was told that the fuel option could be removed from my final bill if I brought the car back with a full tank and showed a receipt proving I filled up with 10 miles of the drop off location. I did as such but was told I was misinformed and they would not remove the fuel option charge. I will not be renting from here again as this cost me an additional $40.
2.0 Mediocre
14 Nov 2015
Service
Cons: They wouldn't accept a debit card, give me a car. I had to change car rental companies. Please refund my full insurance payment with Dollar immediately. Thank you. David Whalen
Rated no. 7
Thrifty
6.1 Good (48 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Thrifty
Locations in Newark
Bldg 36 Stn P2 36 Carson Rd
+1 877 283 0898
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 5.9
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
  • 5.6
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
14 Aug 2017
Pros: The car was in good condition
Cons: The inspection tags are three months expired The price was almost $100 more after a bunch of random fees were added in The service at pickup was very, very slow
8.0 Excellent
13 Nov 2017
Good value, but car not in best condition
Pros: Friendly staff. Good value for the money.
Cons: Missing valve stem covers on all four tires. Three of the four tires were low on air. Preexisting dent. Dropoff attendant didn't show up for 10 minutes.
2.0 Mediocre
22 Jul 2018
Overcharged
Cons: I was charged for things that I didn’t ask for and only releazied that when I got my bill. This will be the last time I or anyone from organization would rent from Thrifty.
7.2 Good
30 Aug 2018
Feel mislead on insurance by Kayak
Cons: I brought insurance as advertised on kayak but when I got to the pick-up I found out this didn't even cover third party and was told I had to pay extra on arrival to cover this. Actual feel mis-sold by the whole fiasco
2.0 Mediocre
18 Oct 2015
Misleading and unreliable
Pros: Nothing
Cons: They were actually the worst service and business I have ever had to deal with. Will never rent through thrify again and question using kayaks services for recommending such a terrible establishment.
8.0 Excellent
18 Oct 2015
Pros: great price good car
2.8 Mediocre
14 Sep 2016
Avoid if possible
Pros: Good price, friendly at the counter
Cons: The 90 minute wait, the poor condition of car (including broken AC) never received key so couldn't restart and car was towed without my consent- with my stuff still inside and wasn't given new car for full day (but charged for full time)
6.0 Good
19 Sep 2016
Too many unnecessary fees
Pros: New, clean car. Returning was easy enough I guess.
Cons: I feel like they are dishonest with regard to fees. They upsell insurance hard and it's not needed for almost everyone. Also, they charge an absurd amount to use EZ-pass which is very convenient in the tristate area. Ridiculous and inconvenient. Other rental companies don't charge for EZ-pass (including zipcar).
10.0 Excellent
2 Nov 2016
Very happy
Pros: Very happy with our order. Just what we asked for.
8.8 Excellent
6 Nov 2016
Pros: When I went to the assigned space the car wasn't there. An employee was driving by and stopped immediately and got me a different car and sent me on my way with very little delay and was extremely nice and helpful. He was great and made me happy to use Thrifty again in the future, he was a perfect example of good customer service.
Cons: The ladies' bathroom was not very nice with one of the toilets clogged and the floor was wet.
Rated no. 8
Payless
5.6 Okay (82 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Payless
Locations in Newark
38 Carson Road
+1 973 242 2124
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 5.2
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 4.7
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
10 Mar 2017
Pros: Mr. Jefferson was polite.
Cons: Didn't have compact vehicle, and then charge me for an upgrade. Someone some me useless insurance. Called three times, nobody pick up.
2.0 Mediocre
22 Apr 2017
Pros: the low price
Cons: the front passenger tire blew out while I was driving and the spare had a leak so it would not hold air. got a trade in and the tires on it were also poor. bad air leaks. the maintenance people are not checking to see if tires are good to put on cars. sales people did not care about my complaints and did nothing to make me want to come back. no discounts or refunds. bad customer service.
10.0 Excellent
9 Jun 2017
Pros: Good customer service, efficient rental return processs
Cons: They did an excellent job
4.0 Okay
3 Jul 2017
Never again!
Cons: They have added ROAD SIDE ASSISTANCE PLAN without any notification. When I initially booked, mu time and mileage fee was quoted as $183.00 for the 15 days. Instead Payless, charged me $313.And also they added Road side assistance plan.When I called them to cancel this optional plan with phone I could not reach them.
5.2 Okay
6 Nov 2017
Cons: However we included into the online reservation the insurance, they sold us more insurance with the explanation: the online version is not enough. It caused for us by 150 USD higher price, with no added value
9.2 Excellent
20 Jul 2018
This was just a drop off point for me
Pros: I pulled up and they scanned the car barcode and took it back right away.
Cons: The roads in and out of Newark airport are annoying and the signs suck, they are small and posted last minute and I mistakenly went west instead of east of 78 and got delayed another 10 minutes back-tracking
6.4 Good
30 Jul 2018
Pros: Good price
Cons: The car they sent us to was already being loaded by another customer. The second car the parking lot attendant told us to tell the counter agent to rent us was already rented. We didn't get a car until the third one and had to wait in line a second time. Rental was by Budget agent, who seemed more annoyed than helpful. No agent at Payless desk.
6.8 Good
29 Nov 2018
car was good
Pros: pick up, drop off and car
Cons: Final bill more than confirmation. When questioned, was told that taxes vary with the supplier. Never had this problem before with other "suppliers". Why can't payless/carrentals get it right?
2.0 Mediocre
21 Nov 2015
Worst rental car company ever
Pros: Didn't like anything
Cons: The manager was rude and when I tried to pick up a confirmed rental, I was told there were no cars. I had a confirmation number, but she said that couldn't help me. This was the Payless rental at Newark airport. Went to the next counter and rented through budget. Don't book with them!
3.6 Mediocre
30 Nov 2015
I'd much rather pay a little more at Hertz or some
Pros: less expensive than other options
Cons: Outrageously poor service and an infuriating experience Who are the clowns operating this half-baked rental car business out of Newark Airport? I'm guessing they're evil, whoever they are. When I arrived to claim my reserved car they lied about what my original reservation details were so that they could try to up-sell me into a more expensive contract. Try to get your head around that? The attendant was so rude, she wouldn't make eye contact, and she lectured me with her idiotic company-fed lines until finally accepting that the scam wasn't going to work on me. I eventually got my car as reserved, but it stank like smoke. Absolutely horrific.
Rated no. 9
Economy Rent a Car
5.0 Okay (33 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Newark
Newark Liberty Airport
+1 973 642 0008
  • 4.5
  • 5.8
  • 5.2
  • 4.1
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
13 Sep 2016
Was charged $50 fee
Cons: I have never heard a no show fee by any rental car company. If there was $50 is excessive.
3.2 Mediocre
12 Mar 2019
Pros: Drop off was super easy
Cons: Called a month ahead of trip and asked if debit cards are accepted. Was informed that they would accept a debit card but a higher deposit is required. No problem there, but upon arrival was then told I'd be charged an extra $30 per day on top of the higher deposit for the daily damage waiver insur.
10.0 Excellent
17 Jul 2016
Shuttle service is good
Pros: Cheaper here and fast. Shuttle is efficient and nice.
6.8 Good
28 Jul 2016
Pros: The price; Personnel at time of return were very nice.
Cons: Return site not at airport and difficult to navigate to. Was unable to return to any other airport. Confusion over whether I was renting from Economy or DriveGo or something like that. Could not find the address using "Economy Rent a Car" on the internet. No gas stations nearby to fill up tank. Personnel at time of pick up made me feel like they were doing me a favor.
5.6 Okay
29 Aug 2016
Pros: The employees were really nice and friendly.
Cons: It took 40 minutes from the time i called for the airport shuttle to pick me up. The damage inspection was completed in a dark parking lot, which made me nervous, as it was difficult to get a good look at the car. They just need another light out there. The car itself had a few minor issues, but nothing majorly wrong.
3.2 Mediocre
31 Aug 2016
Be care with this place!
Cons: When I found the place (not easy), I was informed that I had to pay more for unlimited miles!! According to the rep. I was from New York and that was considered local?? They are in New Jersey which is a different STATE! They claimed that priceline was the middle man and they had no control of this. Ridiculous! About an hour car ride to get there. They tried to get me to accept their insurance plan and had to call my insurance to stop them. They video taped the condition of the car which was fine...until someone on the premises told me, "if I were you I would video tape also! I know what I'm telling you". I quickly took my cell phone out and recorded. I felt ripped off by this place because I had to pay much more for a car deal that indicated that it was unlimited miles. Make sure you ask one hundred questions before you decide to do anything with economy.
4.0 Okay
19 Sep 2016
A struggle
Pros: The price was the original reason for me booking this unknown rental car company.
Cons: Unfortunately, it ended up not being worth the struggle. From the pick up to the drop off, everything was difficult. To the shuttle bus taking 20 minutes to pick me up... the $40 ticket for expired registration on the car (to which I do not plan on paying)... broken pieces in the car ... to a 30 minute drop off because I showed up at 8:30pm!!? And trying to get help in getting to the right area was beyond frustrating.
7.6 Good
26 Sep 2016
Off -airport location takes some time
Pros: Staff were really helpful and kind. Car was fine. Price was significantly less than others.
Cons: Car had overpowering air freshener smell -- we couldn't get rid of it. Stenchy. Off airport location took extra hassle to find their shuttle (not with other off-airport rentals. Don't take the air train!).
6.0 Good
29 Sep 2016
Pros: Nice clean car; great check-in with video of car before it left the lot. Shuttle that picks you up goes through many back lots & it is difficult to orient yourself. When asking about drop-off they say use mapquest. Just need to say it is next to Holiday Inn -- Bingo!
Cons: Drop off was a nightmare! I missed my flight but I was actually within 3 miles of the location an hour and a half prior to my departure. I called the number for Drivo and there was 1 person, heavy accent and did not know area. I called back several times and got different instructions. Last call (too late for my flight) told to look for Holiday Inn--Voila!
8.8 Excellent
25 Oct 2016
Pros: The price was right, the car ran pretty well, and the staff at the rental office were professional and friendly.
Rated no. 10
National
national
8.2 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Newark
National
Locations in Newark
25 Newark Airport Bldg 25
+1 844 727 2983
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Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
1 Jan 2017
Cons: Too expensive.
4.8 Okay
18 Aug 2019
Pros: Pick-up counter was a nightmare-- we waitied 30 minutes. They were woefully understaffed, and all but one of the staff was ridiculously slow. The location is also very difficult to access when returning the car. It's like some kind of google map exercise to see if you can actually find the drop-off
Cons: More staff, or at least one that felt some sense of urgency. Unfortunately, the location issue is a bigger issue with Newark Airport.
9.6 Excellent
20 Aug 2019
Pros: The customer service was excellent I really appreciated the help given to me by your employee HAAS.
9.6 Excellent
21 Oct 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off were both super easy. Everything went smoothly. No complaints.
Cons: I always like a cheaper deal, but this was the cheapest option i could find
8.4 Excellent
26 Oct 2019
Pros: Staff at Newark was excellent. Beautiful van and nice ride.
Cons: The price for less than 24 hours was quite pricey.
8.8 Excellent
2 Nov 2019
Pros: Quick and pretty easy process
Cons: Confusion when picking up car - it was origami given to another couple and then they were told to get out and give the car to me (with no explanation)
Rated no. 11
Avis
7.1 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Avis
Locations in Newark
28 Newark Airport
+1 973 961 4300
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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  • 6.3
  • 8.3
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  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
26 Jun 2019
Pros: drop off was ok
Cons: At the pick up location, they did not recognise the insurance that we had paid for online and tried to sell us a much more expensive insurance. When we said that this was not our experience with other car rentals that we had done in the same month she asked us to go to the competition instead.
6.4 Good
15 Jul 2016
Pros: The car was clean and the staff were helpful
Cons: The car had an EZPass but I was not told about this. The expense for a 1 day rental was high.
5.6 Okay
28 Aug 2016
Pros: Pickup was a mess. Only 1 agent and long wait.
5.2 Okay
31 Aug 2016
Watch the hidden fees!
Pros: Gas mileage and stereo was great! Spacious trunk.
Cons: Better explanation of the toll system with the use of the rental car! Thats how they get ya!
10.0 Excellent
7 Sep 2016
Excellent
Pros: Very pleased.
Cons: Except for minor glitches at check in counter whole process was very efficient
10.0 Excellent
21 Jun 2017
Pros: Responsive, reasonable price
Cons: a bit slow at the counter but it was 2AM and there were a lot of flight cancellations so we figured it would be
3.2 Mediocre
20 Aug 2017
Cons: The people working for the company. Extremely rude and uninterested.
6.4 Good
21 Oct 2017
Frustrated
Pros: I liked the price of the car. And the car itself I was upgraded to since mine was unavailable. The woman at the counter was polite enough, but The rest was lacking in general.
Cons: When I picked up the car the woman was polite enough but didn’t have the car I rented available. I was provided with an upgrade so it worked out but then she didn’t fully explain the gas prepay option (aka you get no money back even if you return it still half full) since it is in the fine print of a pamphlet they also don’t give you. Then I was told where the car was, but no one did a walk around of the vehicle. No one showed me where the key features were or anything really.
8.0 Excellent
24 Oct 2017
Pros: Very nice, low-mileage, well maintained car. Courteous agents. No real problems at either end of the rental. Since it was a one-way rental, I had to choose either Hertz or Avis, and Avis had the best price of the two.
8.0 Excellent
22 Jan 2018
Cons: had trouble when we tried to extend our rental- they didn't let us and it was hard to contact someone
Rated no. 12
Silvercar
6.1 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Newark
Silvercar
Locations in Newark
98 Frelinghuysen Ave
+1 855 359 2227
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2.0 Mediocre
9 Apr 2017
not truthful
Cons: I was able to reserve a car on line to drive from Manhattan to Cleveland. I even received a confirmation number. When we called to verify, we were then told that we could not have a car with a one way trip to Cleveland. I then received 2 texts and 2 phone calls requesting that I forward my information regarding the rental. During the last phone call, requesting "where I was" it was indeed clarified that I could not rent the car one way to Cleveland and the person on the line would just cancel the rental "for me". Really? It was confusing and frustrating.
4.0 Okay
27 Apr 2017
not what i expected
Pros: Audi's Very kind woman working at the rental center
Cons: waiting for the buss forever terrible rental center - horrible office car a bit tired after only 35000 miles definitely not a premium experience insane amount of money for insurance
10.0 Excellent
2 Jan 2018
Silvervar gets the silver medal!
Pros: Great rate for a fantastic vehicle (Audi A4S), agent was friendly and helpful during the initial phase, text messaging service to remind me of drop-off was very effective abs
Cons: The office was a mess, the initial app sign up wasn't clearly mentioned that had to be completed prior to picking up the vehicle, parking lot extremely tight
4.0 Okay
12 Jan 2018
Find employees that want to be there
Pros: Car was good
Cons: Pickup - attendant was rude and abrasive when picking up. Drop off - extremely rude attendant when dropping off. The entire staff did not want to be there. I had to call an Uber backvto the airport bc there was no shuttle available. When I asked about the shuttle they brushed me off. I almost missed my flight and anniversary dinner bc of them
3.6 Mediocre
22 Sep 2018
Poor service at the pickup location
Cons: Attendant at location was unprofessional, unhelpful, and rude enough that I opted to cancel my reservation and make other arrangements. I can't say anything about the vehicle itself since I was never in it.
9.6 Excellent
15 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was super friendly, helpful, and accommodating.
Cons: The cost is high high, but it was expected. The pick-up spot gate was closed and there is no parking for those who come with a car.
9.2 Excellent
6 Oct 2019
Pros: The great Audi A5 and the quick/convenient pickup and drop off.
Cons: The App is essential and I was only recommended to get it ahead of time. Tell the customer that it is required, so they will have all info loaded ahead of time.
Rated no. 13
Europcar
europcar
4.0 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Newark
Europcar
Locations in Newark
Go To The Advantage Desk Building36
+1 973 623 4989
  • 4.0
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Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
24 Apr 2017
Long waiting time and no car selection available
Pros: Drop of was fast and easy
Cons: Car already had many damages, was not clean and didn't provide me a safe appearance.
Action
action
1 location in Newark
Action
Locations in Newark
Newark airport
+1 973 424 1057
ADDCAR RENTAL
addcarrental
1 location in Newark
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Newark
430 Route 1 And 9 S, Nj
+1 877 326 7368
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
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Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
1 location in Newark
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Newark
36 Carson Road Bldg 36 Station P2, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
+1 973 623 4989
Alternative Rent A Car
alternative
1 location in Newark
Alternative Rent A Car
Locations in Newark
3 Brewster Road
+1 732 979 2277
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
1 location in Newark
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Newark
Newark airport
Empire Rent A Car
empire
1 location in Newark
Empire Rent A Car
Locations in Newark
3 Brewster Road
+1 718 353 6848
Flight Car
flightcarad
1 location in Newark
Flight Car
Locations in Newark
Newark airport
+1 844 435 8227
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Newark
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Newark
36 Carson Road Station P2, NJ, Newark
+1 973 623 4989
Rent-A-Wreck
rentawreck
1 location in Newark
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Newark
3 Brewster Road
+1 908 322 4997
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Newark
Sunnycars
Locations in Newark
Building 25
730 travellers who rented a car in Newark gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

Car rental locations in or near Newark

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Most popular car type Economy

When to book a rental car in Newark

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Top tips for renting a car in Newark

  • 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.
  • Book your rental car in Newark at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Newark

What is the most popular rental car in Newark?

Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Newark.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Newark?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget (₹ 4,105/day), Hertz (₹ 4,777/day) and Thrifty (₹ 5,254/day).

What is the best rental car company in Newark?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Newark are Alamo (8.7, 6852 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13067 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2305 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

Car hire companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Dollar, Thrifty and Hertz.

Which car rental companies are at the airport: LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

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

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: 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 Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty and Hertz.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Newark airport (EWR)?

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

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

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

What is the cheapest car hire location in Newark?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 300 East 87th Street 10128 (19 kilometres from the city centre).

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 Economy car rental cost in Newark?

A Economy car rental in Newark costs ₹ 5,756 per day, on average.

How much does a Standard car rental cost in Newark?

A Standard car rental in Newark costs ₹ 8,042 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Newark?

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.

What's the speed limit in Newark?

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.

How are gas prices in Newark?

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.

Where are the best places to park in Newark?

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.

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